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Targeting the Operational Side of the Data Lake

20 Jan, 2017

The data lake is still very much a work in progress, and it will be some time before the industry has gained enough experience to manage it on an operational level on par with legacy data center or even cloud-based infrastructure.

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Is Hyperscale Consolidation Really a Good Thing?

18 Jan, 2017

Even as the enterprise industry migrates to the cloud, it might be beneficial to examine some of the downsides to the hyperscale trend, particularly the consequences of consolidating resources onto a relatively finite number of physical data centers around the world.

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Tough Choices in Digital Transformation

17 Jan, 2017

Instead of focusing on broad themes like “digital transformation,” organizations would do better to focus on specific technologies, like containers, and deploy them with clear and measurable goals in mind.

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Making Shadow IT Work for the Enterprise

17 Jan, 2017

Shadow IT can only remain in the shadows if IT allows it. Providing greater autonomy to users, developers, business units and tech admins will produce a more dynamic, flexible approach to workflow management.

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Weighing the Options for Disaster Recovery

13 Jan, 2017

It’s important to recognize that disaster recovery is not simply a platform or a service but a process.

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IT Management: From Infrastructure to Services

11 Jan, 2017

Despite the influx of automation and machine intelligence to ITSM, it is unclear whether service-based management will be any easier than the traditional infrastructure approach.

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Moore’s Law No Barrier to Better Processing

10 Jan, 2017

Even as the physical limitations of Moore’s Law come into play, designers are creating new interconnects, interfaces and software constructs to keep the bits flowing, and even coming up with new structural technologies.

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The Quiet Revolution of Serverless Computing

09 Jan, 2017

Serverless computing has great potential for the emerging service-driven business model in which traditional workflows, revenue streams and other factors are supported on a purely digital basis.

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How Real Is the Multi-Cloud Environment?

06 Jan, 2017

Multi-cloud architectures are expected to make a big play in the coming year. By distributing data and apps across varied infrastructure, the enterprise can tailor resources to the appropriate workload and reduce the risk of stranding workloads in cloud-based silos.

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Making the Most of Bare Metal in the Cloud

04 Jan, 2017

Bare metal in the data center will likely hold out as long as the enterprise employs traditional productivity apps, which experts agree should be for quite some time.

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Micro Data Centers: Keys to a Connected Enterprise

03 Jan, 2017

The micro data center is by no means intended to replace enterprise or even cloud-based infrastructure, but will serve more as an adjunct to legacy facilities to service the unique data needs of the connected world.

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Can Automation Simplify Open Source for the Enterprise?

03 Jan, 2017

With the increased prevalence of open source solutions in the IT market, there is also an accelerated trend toward greater automation and intelligent management that might remove the headaches that accompany open architectures.

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Extreme Technologies and the Enterprise

16 Dec, 2016

A look at some of the less-developed technologies that stand a good chance of upending things all over again for the enterprise, once the current advancements have made their marks.

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AI in the Enterprise: The Future Starts Now

14 Dec, 2016

With artificial intelligence, how exactly will the world of IT change when platforms themselves are primarily responsible for configuring, provisioning and monitoring the data ecosystem?

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The IoT in 2017

13 Dec, 2016

The IoT may be shaping up to be one of the dominant development trends in the new year as vendors across multiple industries try to capitalize on a connected universe.

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The Data Center in 2017 and Beyond

13 Dec, 2016

The complex, costly data center behemoth that has served as a necessary evil for so long is now ripe for a significant makeover, but exactly what form it will assume going forward is still an open question.

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IoT in the Cloud: The Next Phase of Enterprise Infrastructure

09 Dec, 2016

It is important to remember that while this cloud-based IoT ecosystem is where many providers want to take the enterprise, it is still unclear how far the enterprise is willing to follow.

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What’s Up with Digital Transformation?

07 Dec, 2016

Enterprise executives need to take a hard look at their existing business lines to determine how they may be vulnerable to a digital services model. This is digital transformation.

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The Key Elements of the Hybrid Cloud

06 Dec, 2016

The hybrid cloud is evolving along a strange sort of dichotomy as the year comes to a close: It is getting easier to deploy but more challenging to optimize.

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Disk or Solid State Is Only the First of Many Options

05 Dec, 2016

For the time being, there is still a wealth of legacy applications that perform just fine with magnetic media and will likely provide value to the enterprise for a while longer.

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