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Sorting Out the Container’s Place in the Enterprise

28 Jan, 2015

A high degree of confusion surrounds the capabilities and role of containers in emerging data architectures.

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Lining Up the Vertical Cloud

27 Jan, 2015

Scalability and flexibility are the most favorable aspects of the cloud, but at the end of the day organizations want solutions that work without a lot of integration challenges.

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Oracle’s Play for Converged Infrastructure

26 Jan, 2015

Oracle claims its system can be up and running in a matter of hours, doing away with many of the deployment and integration functions that conventional infrastructure requires, at about half the cost.

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The Tricky Dance Called ‘Energy Efficiency’

23 Jan, 2015

Energy efficiency will remain a moving target as each new solution produces critics who say it is ineffective or an illusion or both.

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The Cloud: The Quickest Way to Big Data Infrastructure

21 Jan, 2015

The cloud is emerging as the go-to solution for Big Data, both as a means to support the data itself and the database and analytics platforms that make sense of it all.

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Support Costs: The Elephant in the White Box Room

20 Jan, 2015

Open solutions don't necessarily produce plug-and-play, set-it-and-forget-it infrastructure. It takes skill, and some trial and error, to get it right.

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The Modular Approach to a Scalable Cloud

19 Jan, 2015

Converged infrastructure is commonly looked upon as a general purpose solution, but it can be tailored to specific applications like VDI as well.

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Tracking Data Center Health, One Piece at a Time

16 Jan, 2015

When engineered properly, data centers become like an organic entity, capable not only of growing and expanding but adapting and learning as well.

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On Track to a Hyperscale Universe

14 Jan, 2015

Whether you are talking about expanding internal infrastructure or pushing workloads onto the cloud, one of the first questions people ask is, 'How well does it scale?'

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With Flash, Costs Aren’t the Only Challenge

13 Jan, 2015

Sometimes, even when a technology like Flash is sound, the human factors guiding its development and manufacture are not.

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Is It Too Late to Build a Cloud?

12 Jan, 2015

The enterprise-class cloud has become a key component in the strategies of numerous cloud providers as they seek to rival the influence of Amazon, Box and other public services.

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UPS Is Getting Greener as Well

09 Jan, 2015

Of all the ups and downs that various data center technologies have experienced over the years, backup power has maintained steadily increasing demand.

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The Evolving Rationales Behind the Cloud

07 Jan, 2015

Decisions will have to be made that will further some goals at the expense of others, and it is at that point that we will know how truly diverse and flexible the cloud is.

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All Aboard for the Hybrid Cloud? On the Slow Track Perhaps

06 Jan, 2015

These may be heady times for IT, but we should avoid chasing technology at the expense of devising solutions to problems or building greater functionality.

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Are We Closing in on the Quantum Enterprise?

05 Jan, 2015

So-called quantum computing (QC) has been a facet of high-performance architectures for some time, but lately there has been steadily increasing buzz about enterprise applications as well.

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To Storage Infinity and Beyond

30 Dec, 2014

It might not be sexy, but faster, leaner storage will likely be a key catalyst that propels the data center into the 21st Century.

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Time for IT to Step Up in the Cloud

29 Dec, 2014

The cloud is an institutional change, and as such will benefit some to the detriment of others.

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A Better Data Center for One and All

26 Dec, 2014

The lofty goal of a fully automated, anything-anywhere-anytime data environment is giving way to the messy reality that infrastructure will remain complex with a need to be overseen by a human operator.

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A Holiday Wish List for the Enterprise

24 Dec, 2014

It helps to have a plan when putting in a request for new equipment, which is why many of today’s wish lists are built around strategies, rather than systems.

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Diversity in the Market: A Server for Every Workload

23 Dec, 2014

The server is in keeping with the rest of the data industry, which is rapidly transitioning from a one-size-fits-all infrastructure to a more dynamic world.

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