Arthur Cole

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Dell and EMC: Do Two Halves Really Make a Whole?

09 Oct, 2015

When two companies are both tops in stagnant or declining markets, such as PCs and storage, how can anyone expect them to outperform going forward?

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Flash for the Greater Good of the Enterprise

07 Oct, 2015

The industry as a whole has been clear in its desire to undo all of the silo-based architectures that were built up over the past few decades to enable broad resource pooling and/or finite segmentation as needed.

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Wherefore Art Thou, ARM Server?

06 Oct, 2015

The only question is whether potential revenues will be enough to offset development costs, and whether a killer ARM server design can be readied before another architecture comes along to propel the enterprise even further into 21st Century infrastructure.

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How Soon to Full Cloud Dominance?

06 Oct, 2015

One thing is certain: The cloud is here and it’s not going anywhere. And it could very well be that the cloud will emerge as the primary form of IT.

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The Easy Way and the Hard Way to Energy Efficiency

02 Oct, 2015

In today’s data center environment, in order to save money you have to spend money. Established firms stuck with legacy infrastructure have the ability to retrofit systems for the new era.

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More to Big Data Infrastructure than Just Size

30 Sep, 2015

Effectively leveraging Big Data – that is, turning bits and bytes into actual knowledge, and then getting that knowledge to those who can use it – will require careful coordination between hardware, software and human resources.

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To White Box or Not to White Box?

29 Sep, 2015

Building new infrastructure from scratch is never fun, but at least today’s commodity solutions offer an easier path to scale-out architectures than the silo-inducing solutions of the past.

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Consumer Tech in the Enterprise: Balancing Work and Play

28 Sep, 2015

When it comes to adapting consumer technologies in the office, it is likely that organizations will be faced with a perpetually moving target.

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Placing the Need Before the Cloud

25 Sep, 2015

Whereas the limits of infrastructure once dictated exactly who could do what with their data, the situation is now almost completely reversed: Users and apps define what they need and the infrastructure is compiled to suit.

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It’s Time to Get a Handle on Data Governance

23 Sep, 2015

Of all the changes that are taking place in the emerging cloud/mobile/Big Data era, governance is likely to be the most challenging.

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Storage in a Diversifying Data Environment

22 Sep, 2015

Most organizations already realize that with the changing nature of data, simply expanding legacy infrastructure is not the answer. Rather, we should be thinking about rebuilding storage from a fundamental level.

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Maintaining Control of the Self-Service Enterprise

21 Sep, 2015

Self-service is a vital tool in the data-driven economy, but like anything else it should not be over- or under-utilized.

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Start Wading into the Data Lake, but Don’t Go Over Your Head

18 Sep, 2015

The data lake is not intended to replace current archiving and warehouse infrastructure, but to supplement it in ways that allow all data to become more productive.

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Multiple Approaches to Container Scalability

16 Sep, 2015

Enterprises looking to deploy containers will want scale above all else, or else why bother with containers at all?

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OpenStack and the Integration Challenge

15 Sep, 2015

Building an OpenStack environment isn't easy. Organizations are finding that there is more to an integrated environment than maintaining common APIs and management stacks.

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Data Center Automation: The Truth Behind the Sci-Fi

14 Sep, 2015

While it is true that automation is not likely to produce Star Trek-esque data service any time soon, the fact is that today’s platforms can and do improve data processes quite a bit.

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HPC in the Enterprise: Not as Daunting as It Seems

11 Sep, 2015

Every organization with a computer will experience heavier data loads in the years to come, and the infrastructure needed to deal with these loads needs to be smarter, more efficient and have a smaller footprint.

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Hybrids Emerging as a Permanent Fixture in the Cloud

09 Sep, 2015

The hybrid cloud is not a temporary or stop-gap measure in transition to a data-center-free enterprise. It will be an integral component of the next-generation data ecosystem.

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Still Some Life in (Some) Data Center Hardware

08 Sep, 2015

Reading the tea leaves of hardware sales and deployments has never been an exact science, so the relative health of the server and switch markets could merely be the gasp before a general shift to hosted, cloud-based infrastructure.

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Uncovering the Real Value of the Cloud

07 Sep, 2015

Instead of using the cloud to overcome the disadvantages of legacy infrastructure, enterprises should adopt a forward-looking strategy that leverages advantages that can be delivered to emerging apps.

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