Arthur Cole

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Data Center Efficiency: Look Before You Leap

19 Dec, 2014

Without adequate insight into what is going on in the data center, it is nearly impossible to execute an effective energy management plan.

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Even in the Cloud B&R Still Needs TLC

17 Dec, 2014

Major IT outages are coming at such a regular clip these days that few people need to be convinced of the need for robust B&R.

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Vendors Chart Their Courses to Cloud Dominance

16 Dec, 2014

Who is in the best position to capitalize on the enterprise desire to build its own cloud?

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The Cloud and the Enterprise: Which Needs the Other More?

15 Dec, 2014

We’ve seen a subtle shift in attitude: It’s not the enterprise that needs to adapt to the cloud, but the cloud that needs to adapt to the enterprise.

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The Enterprise’s Multi-Cloud Conundrum

12 Dec, 2014

With large numbers of employees embracing a variety of public services to process and store corporate data, many organizations already use multiple clouds without even knowing it.

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DCIM and the Integration Challenge

10 Dec, 2014

DCIM is about more than just efficiency and cost-savings, it’s about building the foundation for the agile data center.

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The Data Center in the Cloud: One Component Among Many

09 Dec, 2014

It is reasonable to assume that with the cloud as the new data center, traditional resources will no longer be purchased and provisioned on a piecemeal basis.

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Local or Hosted? Weighing Your Options for the Private Cloud

08 Dec, 2014

Private cloud adoption is about to undergo a dramatic shift over the next year or so.

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Is Renewable Energy Truly Providing the Winds of Change in the Data Center?

05 Dec, 2014

Renewable energy for the data center lately has involved large data producers signing long-term agreements with wind farms near their newest plants.

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The Increasing Diversity of Flash Storage

03 Dec, 2014

What started as a general movement to increase performance of key applications has diversified broadly; storage professionals need to consider what kind of flash is appropriate for the job at hand.

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The Future Looks Good for Rack Servers, With a Few Minor Changes

02 Dec, 2014

Ultimately, the decision to deploy racks, blades or some form of hybrid will fall to workflow requirements and business needs.

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Working Our Way Toward the Federated Cloud

01 Dec, 2014

It seems that many organizations are not interested in deploying 'the cloud' but are ultimately looking at many clouds, ideally forming a federated computing environment.

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Bigger Really Is Better When It Comes to Green IT

28 Nov, 2014

Energy efficiency and scale do not go hand-in-hand by accident.

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The Big Data Challenge: Becoming Both Big and Smart

26 Nov, 2014

The danger of being overwhelmed by Big Data goes beyond whether there is adequate processing or application support.

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Infrastructure in the App-Centric Data Environment

25 Nov, 2014

Applications and application-layer management will consume an increasing amount of IT’s attention going forward even as issues like resource deployment and provisioning become less burdensome.

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Data Virtualization: To Storage Infinity and Beyond

24 Nov, 2014

Virtualization on the data plane introduces a level of abstraction that allows data and apps to sit on any hardware, and thus interact with other data sets.

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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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