Arthur Cole

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You’re on the Cloud, But Do You Have a Plan?

23 Apr, 2014

“Getting on the cloud” may be a top priority in the executive suite, but the consequences of decisions regarding infrastructure development and services deployment are a lot headier than many realize.

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Small and Mean: The Rise of the Micro Server

22 Apr, 2014

Data infrastructure is getting larger and more distributed. Isn’t it ironic, then, that hardware components are getting smaller and more specialized?

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The Green Data Center in the Real World

21 Apr, 2014

Enterprise executives, and the environmental lobbies that are prodding them, need to get real about two key aspects of the burgeoning “green data center” movement.

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Hadoop or Warehousing, or Both?

18 Apr, 2014

The Big Data challenge is not one of capacity as much as management and analysis.

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A New Era for Data Center Hardware

16 Apr, 2014

A streamlined data center will not require as much hardware as the traditional silo-based version, but that model was clearly unsustainable, anyway.

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The Solutions-Oriented Cloud

15 Apr, 2014

It seems that many organizations are moving beyond generic clouds to solutions-oriented architectures that can be easily leveraged in pursuit of key goals.

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Is the Virtual Data Center Inevitable?

14 Apr, 2014

A fully virtualized data operation offers many advantages, but will enterprises trust the technology for its data needs?

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Liquid Cooling Edges Closer to Commercial Reality

11 Apr, 2014

Researchers are getting closer to replacing traditional air-cooling methods in the server room with new liquid-cooled designs, promising greater efficiency and lower costs.

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The Ongoing Cost of Cloud Storage

09 Apr, 2014

When IT organizations weigh their storage options, it helps to understand that the longer storage and other services are occupied, the greater the cost will be.

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Options Abound for the Private Cloud

08 Apr, 2014

It seems the private cloud is shaping up to be a battle between VMware and the OpenStack community.

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Building the Right Cloud for the Right Purpose

07 Apr, 2014

It is neither hype nor wishful thinking to say that the cloud is a complete reboot of longstanding enterprise infrastructure.

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Energy Metrics: No Easy Answers

04 Apr, 2014

It seems there are as many “ideal metrics” when it comes to energy usage as there are IT pros in the field.

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Rise of the Mega Data Center?

02 Apr, 2014

The more the enterprise becomes steeped in cloud computing, the more we hear of the end of local infrastructure in favor of utility-style “mega-data centers.”

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Shoring Up VDI in the Cloud

01 Apr, 2014

The cloud offers some key advantages when it comes to building and maintaining the infrastructure portion of VDI.

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Closing in on Software-Defined Infrastructure

31 Mar, 2014

Infrastructure providers will have to rely on knowledgeable minds in the vendor community to guide them through the transition from physical to virtual to cloud to SDI.

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Time Enough to Choose the Right Cloud

28 Mar, 2014

When all is said and done, the enterprise that is a little late in deploying the cloud will be better off than the one that gets it wrong.

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Optical Storage Looks to Shine in the Enterprise

26 Mar, 2014

Optical storage is attracting the attention of some pretty creative minds in the IT industry, so it is readily possible that lingering issues with networking, interfaces or the like will be resolved in short order.

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Scale and the Cloud: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much?

25 Mar, 2014

Despite the ability to scale resources in the cloud, enterprises should take care not to provision more than they actually need.

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Delving into the Energy/Productivity Conundrum

24 Mar, 2014

A task force with various government and industry reps promises to delve into energy usage in data environments and whether it's used efficiently.

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The Long and the Short of the Enterprise Cloud

21 Mar, 2014

In the here and now, organizations are looking for solutions that solve immediate problems, the majority of which are driven by cost and efficiency factors that the cloud is uniquely suited to address.

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