Arthur Cole

Arthur Cole

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A Little Silicon Goes a Long Way Toward Energy Efficiency

21 Nov, 2014

Greater reliance on ARM for Web transactions and FPGAs for heavy database applications can reduce data center power consumption without hampering performance.

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The SDDC: Still a Work in Progress

19 Nov, 2014

Enterprises would be wise to launch serious efforts to bring virtualization to their infrastructure to prepare themselves for full software-based functionality.

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Public Clouds Still Looking for the Enterprise Sweet Spot

18 Nov, 2014

The cloud is an apt metaphor for the data infrastructure that is emerging both inside and outside the enterprise: sometimes smooth, sometimes chaotic.

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The Data Center vs. the Cloud: Down but Not Out

17 Nov, 2014

Despite cloud and software-defined innovations, the data center as we know it is still likely to grow in the coming years.

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Taking a Modular Approach to Change

14 Nov, 2014

Increasingly efficient hardware configurations and end-to-end virtual data center environments will help maintain tight data/resource ratios.

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The Hybrid Cloud: Don’t Worry About Getting It Right the First Time

12 Nov, 2014

The hybrid cloud represents a huge change in IT infrastructure, so there will be trial and error before its many benefits can be maximized.

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The Economics of the Consolidated Data Center

11 Nov, 2014

The changes taking place in the data center these days will have ramifications beyond the enterprise and will likely extend to the world economy itself.

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The Dell Conundrum: Platforms in an Architectural World

10 Nov, 2014

It would be a shame if a storied company like Dell makes significant headway in end-to-end infrastructure only to find that its IT customers are more interested in what is happening higher up the stack.

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Kicking Storage into Hyper Drive

07 Nov, 2014

IT vendors have been upping their hyperscale game to capitalize on the Big Data requirements that are encroaching upon traditional enterprise.

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Application Support in the Software-Defined Data Center

05 Nov, 2014

The software-defined data center soon will be a reality, but getting there will be more of an evolutionary process, albeit a rapid one.

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The New IT Normal: Cloudy and Getting Cloudier

04 Nov, 2014

Expert opinion supports the results of surveys that say the cloud is here to stay and is becoming the new norm.

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The Developing Art of Cloud Bursting

03 Nov, 2014

Cloud bursting plays a vital role in data protection and availability, not to mention improved performance across the entire data ecosystem.

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Stacking Up the Container Revolution

31 Oct, 2014

Containers represent something we rarely see in IT: tremendous gain without a lot of pain.

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The Right Way to Do the Hybrid Cloud

29 Oct, 2014

Keeping the focus on solutions rather than technology is the best way to get past the public vs. private vs. hybrid quagmire.

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Is Flash Ready to Step Up to the Primary Storage Plate?

28 Oct, 2014

The Flash industry, of course, has no intention of playing a vital, but still subordinate, role in the data center.

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Data Infrastructure Becoming Increasingly Modular

27 Oct, 2014

Modularization has found its footing within the data infrastructure market, and is also becoming more diverse in its offerings.

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The Green Data Center: Trying to Hit a Moving Target

24 Oct, 2014

Great strides can be made in improving the energy consumption-to-data productivity ratio, and that can help to support burgeoning demands for data and data services.

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New Platforms Bring Public vs. Private Clouds into Focus

22 Oct, 2014

The sheer number of options when it comes to cloud services and infrastructure is mind-boggling, so the roadmap to a successful cloud environment is far from clear.

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Visibility: The Real Challenge Behind Cloud Management

21 Oct, 2014

The enterprise needs to embrace the cloud in order to remain competitive, but many also fear potential security issues.

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In Search of a Cloud Worthy of the Enterprise

20 Oct, 2014

Vendors and providers are falling over themselves to tap into the lucrative market for cloud-based infrastructure and application services.

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