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Need a Data Center? Call Your Phone Company

28 Apr, 2017

Traditional enterprises will no doubt continue to utilize a mix of on-premises infrastructure and cloud-based managed services, but for a new generation of digital enterprises, the idea of owning a data center may soon seem as quaint as owning a power plant.

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Growing Diversity of Cloud Storage Solutions

26 Apr, 2017

It’s important to note that storing data is only part of the equation. Enterprises will also need increasingly sophisticated means of locating, transferring and sharing all of this information.

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The Reality of an Intelligent IoT

25 Apr, 2017

Ultimately, intelligent systems will provide entirely new levels of data utilization and service delivery, but experts caution that nothing is fool-proof.

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To Hybrid or Not to Hybrid? Is That the Right Cloud Question?

24 Apr, 2017

Pure-cloud advocates say hybrids are merely a marketing ploy by vendors looking to preserve their legacy platforms, while hybrid supporters say they are simply meeting the demands of the enterprise community.

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Is the Cloud the Best Place for Analytics?

21 Apr, 2017

As with any tool in the toolbox, the value of analytics is not based on how well it’s made, but how well it’s used.

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Data Delivery Around the World

19 Apr, 2017

In the very near future, the location of data will be a perfunctory concern at best, and the office or storefront will be wherever you happen to be at the moment.

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Building a Container-Friendly Infrastructure

18 Apr, 2017

Containers and microservices will most certainly comprise much of what is turning out to be the next-generation data environment, and the rise of abstract, software-defined infrastructure will allow this transition to unfold at a rapid clip.

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The Edge, or an Entirely New Form of IT?

17 Apr, 2017

In many ways, the IoT edge will incorporate some of the most challenging data infrastructure and architecture to date.

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Smart Machines Need Smart Silicon

14 Apr, 2017

Since successful outcomes increasingly depend on minute advantages in performance and flexibility, the best way to optimize the data environment will be to build strong relationships between hardware and higher-level functionality.

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No Digital Transformation Without Big Data

12 Apr, 2017

Questions remain as to how Big Data will influence future business processes and what steps to take now to ensure it provides optimal support in a fast-changing economy.

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Containers Pushing the Enterprise Toward Cloud-Native Services

11 Apr, 2017

Containers have the potential to overcome their issues, provided the key platform providers don’t get greedy and try to lock users into proprietary schemes. At the moment, the ball is rolling toward greater openness and interoperability.

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AR/VR Sets Sights on the Enterprise

10 Apr, 2017

To usher in the next user interface, the AR/VR industry will have to clearly demonstrate that it can provide not only a different means of working, but a better one.

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Keeping Control of the Hybrid Enterprise

07 Apr, 2017

The enterprise finds itself in the enviable position of being on the cusp of a truly responsive, highly adaptable data environment, but this will require a rethinking of the relationships between resources, applications, data and processes.

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The New Cloud and the Old Data Center

05 Apr, 2017

As the enterprise becomes more comfortable pushing workloads onto third-party infrastructure, reliance on traditional vendors will help ensure that the transition will maintain some semblance of familiarity on an operational level.

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What Is the Proper Level of Standardization for the IoT?

04 Apr, 2017

It’s a safe bet that few people are looking forward to a universally interoperable IoT, which would literally have the potential to harness the entire world economy under a single, globally distributed computer brain.

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How to Properly Manage Robots in the Enterprise

03 Apr, 2017

The enterprise should avoid looking at robotic process automation as just a technology. It's a strategic component.

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The Struggle to Replace Old Storage with New Storage

31 Mar, 2017

It seems clear that storage will be a thorn in the enterprise side for a while longer. Even if organizations give up on building their own storage infrastructure, there are still issues with migration, integration, and management of third-party resources.

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The Convergence Conundrum: How to Keep It Cool

29 Mar, 2017

For standard rack configurations, air cooling seems to be the way to go, although designs are becoming more modular and are aiming to produce high-efficiency cooling through more advanced heat exchangers.

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Is the IoT Ready for a Services Model?

28 Mar, 2017

It’s reasonable to expect that the IoT will embrace service-level operations in line with other areas of the enterprise data stack: Solutions that work will rise to the top while those that fail will die quietly.

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Time for IT Vendors to Get with Digital Transformation

27 Mar, 2017

If the future of enterprise infrastructure is pointing toward software-defined architectures built atop commodity, white box hardware, why do the leading vendors continue to push the big, integrated systems of the past?

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