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Choosing the Right Private Cloud Platform

20 May, 2015

The speed at which architectures are evolving requires thorough analysis of where the enterprise is and is going, and the selection of a private cloud should reflect those goals.

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Managing the Hybrid Application Stack

19 May, 2015

As users increasingly take it upon themselves to craft their own data stacks, the enterprise will need to focus on the apps themselves in order to maintain a cohesive data ecosystem.

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Diversity of Data Requires Diversity of Storage

18 May, 2015

Although it's tempting to think that advanced data architectures will take all the guesswork and design optimization issues out of the storage deployment process, plug-and-play, set-it-and-forget-it storage probably never will be in the cards.

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Hardware Still (Slightly) Relevant in the Cloud

15 May, 2015

General-purpose computing across distributed cloud architectures will rise and fall with the ability of software architectures to provision and integrate server, storage and networking resources on the cloud.

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Peas in a Pod: A New Data Center and a New Business Model

13 May, 2015

The new data environment doesn't serve the same purpose as the old, so we must learn how to leverage this app-centric, service-based environment for our business models.

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Where the Enterprise Is Cloud-Wise

12 May, 2015

If you could take a snapshot right now, what would be the dominant themes within the cloud computing movement, and do they have the stuff to stand the test of time?

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White Box Solutions for Moderately Scaled Infrastructure

11 May, 2015

White box is emerging as the go-to hardware platform for cloud-facing, scale-out infrastructure, which is likely to become the dominant form of enterprise computing in the new century.

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Why the Tesla Powerwall Battery Is Not the Answer to Data Center Energy Issues

08 May, 2015

While the Tesla battery is a novel development that will do wonders for data center power and efficiency, it should not be looked on as the answer to our energy problems.

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Inching Toward the Perfect Cloud

06 May, 2015

No matter how good the cloud gets, there will always be someone who says it can be made a whole lot better.

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Microservers Fulfill an Enterprise Need, But Who Really Benefits?

05 May, 2015

Microservers are indeed the right solution at the right time, but in the business world this is not always a recipe for success.

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Virtualization, Containers and the App-Centric Enterprise

04 May, 2015

Virtual machines are more flexible and malleable creatures than a physical server and can adapt all kinds of container-based constructs within the enterprise data environment.

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What Does the Cloud Really Cost? We’ll Probably Never Know

01 May, 2015

The sad fact is that it may be impossible to determine the true TCO of a cloud solution because of the constantly changing nature of the emerging digital infrastructure.

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Don’t Give Up on the Private Cloud Just Yet

29 Apr, 2015

Part of the problem that many organizations are having with their private clouds stems from a misunderstanding of their key benefits.

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Traditional IT Vendor or Cloud-Facing Giant: Who Makes the Better Partner?

28 Apr, 2015

Traditional enterprise vendors are in the same boat as the enterprises they serve: having to navigate the often risky shoals between past, present and future.

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When the Local Data Center Meets the IoT

27 Apr, 2015

Big Data and the Internet of Things appear unstoppable, and the object they are meeting, the data center, is turning out to be highly moveable.

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Renewable Energy Is Driving Advanced Power Storage Solutions

24 Apr, 2015

Renewable energy will make an important contribution to data power infrastructure, but it will always face the stigma of poor reliability and the need for extensive alternate energy sources.

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Next Stop on the Virtualization Train: Microservices

22 Apr, 2015

A microservices architecture will likely emerge in the near future, but exactly how functional it will be, and how expensive to operate, is still very much up in the air.

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Can Old Infrastructure Really Support the New Data Center?

21 Apr, 2015

Even a software-driven ecosystem doesn't remove the specter of rip-and-replace completely. Many organizations are steeped in virtualization based predominantly on the VMware hypervisor.

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HDD Rising: Capacity Expected to Become King Again

20 Apr, 2015

At the moment, the enterprise is experiencing a storage glut, but the good times never last. It won’t be long before supply and demand do a flip-flop.

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Private Cloud Activity Picks Up Steam

17 Apr, 2015

Clearly, enterprises of all stripes have warmed up to the cloud and are quickly overcoming the security and availability fears that hampered its initial acceptance.

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