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Does PaaS Have a Future in the Cloud?

16 Sep, 2014

PaaS is generally viewed as a dev/ops environment because it offers a flexible, virtual platform that can be created, shared and dismissed with relative ease.

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HP and Eucalyptus: Bold Stroke or Too Little, Too Late?

15 Sep, 2014

Eucalyptus has emerged as one of the more innovative players in the cloud space, but will that innovation continue within the corporate constraints of a giant like HP?

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Strange Ideas Emerging to Improve Data Center Cooling

12 Sep, 2014

It’s reasonable to expect even more innovative cooling solutions to come from web-scale providers like Google and Amazon.

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Modular Infrastructure and the Cloud

10 Sep, 2014

Building a cloud on modular, greenfield infrastructure may be difficult, but it puts the enterprise on a stronger footing when it comes to meeting rapidly expanding data requirements.

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Scaling Storage Is More than Just Added Capacity

09 Sep, 2014

It would be nice if scaling up storage meant simply adding capacity to existing infrastructure, but that is not going to cut it at most enterprises.

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Long Live the New Tablet/PC Thingy

08 Sep, 2014

The perfect device for enterprise users is up in the air. PC sales are up, while tablet sales are down. Could there be another option?

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The Hyperscale Trickle-Down Effect

05 Sep, 2014

Even though true hyperscale may not be in your future, there will still be a strong desire to broaden capabilities without expanding the infrastructure footprint.

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Getting Applications Ready for the Cloud

03 Sep, 2014

Re-architecting apps to leverage virtual infrastructure makes it easier to tap into highly scalable cloud environments.

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The Growing Dependency on Flash

02 Sep, 2014

Even though it may have its share of warts, it seems that Flash will remain on the deployment agenda for some time to come.

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In Step with Data Virtualization

01 Sep, 2014

What is good for infrastructure is also good for data itself, which is why many organizations are looking to augment virtual plans with data virtualization.

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IT Still Struggling with Server Utilization

29 Aug, 2014

Data facilities are among the single largest consumers of electricity on the planet. But the fact remains that the world economy is now firmly dependent on digital data.

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VMware: First Among Equals in the Cloud?

27 Aug, 2014

VMware is the top dog when it comes to data center virtualization, but the company still has to walk a fine line between market dominance and tyranny.

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Today’s Decisions Influence the Cloudy Future

26 Aug, 2014

The enterprise has been the driver of technology that eventually winds up in the hands of consumers, but in the last decade, we’ve seen that paradigm turned upside down.

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Deconstructing Docker: Should VMware Be Worried?

25 Aug, 2014

Docker is pushing a new containerized approach to basic server virtualization that some say could drive new levels of performance and system flexibility.

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IT's Big Data Challenges Extend Beyond Size

22 Aug, 2014

We’re still in the initial phase of Big Data implementation, so it’s easy to let imaginations run wild, but Big Data analytics will be a major economic force over the next decade.

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Yin and Yang: Big Data and the Cloud

20 Aug, 2014

It’s been said that Big Data and the cloud go together like chocolate and peanut butter, but it looks like more symbiosis is at work here than meets the eye.

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The Enterprise in an App-Driven Universe

19 Aug, 2014

The enterprise is having to deal with app performance expectations from users. But users don't consider that enterprise apps can't compete with consumer app performance.

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The Rational Route to the SDDC

18 Aug, 2014

The software-defined data center is very much still in the conceptual stage, so there's no need to rush into adoption.

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Hardware Failure: Time to Lighten Up a Little?

15 Aug, 2014

Failure is still an issue to be dealt with, but if properly planned for, it no longer has to be a crisis.

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Cloud Wars: The Enterprise Strikes Back

13 Aug, 2014

The smart money is on those who can tightly integrate their platforms and services with legacy enterprise infrastructure.

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