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The Cloud Is Becoming Increasingly Vertical

June 7, 2017
The cloud is quickly expanding from a general-purpose data services platform to a series of highly targeted industry vertical solutions, further decreasing the need for businesses of all types to maintain infrastructure to support their operational models.
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SMBs Warming Up to Hyperconvergence

June 6, 2017
As more SMBs discover that the cloud was never meant to be a full replacement for the data center, HCI will become a tantalizing draw for on-premises data infrastructure.
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The Multi-Dimensional IT Management Challenge

June 5, 2017
The more dependent the enterprise becomes on digital processes and services, the greater care it must take to ensure its data environment is running properly and that any issues can be corrected before they affect performance.
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Loosely Defining the Software-Defined Data Center

June 1, 2017
Aside from the broad outlines of a fully virtualized infrastructure, there is little in the way of a clear direction as to how the SDDC should be architected or what operational parameters it should support.
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Self-Service in the Enterprise: How Much Is Enough?

May 31, 2017
As with all enterprise initiatives, self-service should be driven by outcomes, not technology.
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IT Automation Has Only Just Begun

May 30, 2017
Automation will undoubtedly be a controversial topic even after today’s generation of intelligent systems has entered the mainstream.
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VM Density: A Question of Balance

May 30, 2017
IT executives need to take care not to push VM density too far too fast, or they may have to answer to the front office when services go down.
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The Devops Chicken or the Agile Infrastructure Egg?

May 25, 2017
Organizations should plan on pushing devops as deeply into their business models as possible, and then think of ways to overcome the resistance that will hamper deployment at each subsequent step.
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For Scale, It’s Best to Go Modular

May 24, 2017
New modular solutions are entering the channel that promise to streamline both the deployment and ongoing management burdens of on-premises resources while duplicating the scale and operational efficiencies of the cloud.
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Working Toward the Integrated Hybrid Cloud

May 24, 2017
In all likelihood, hybrid cloud environments will prove to be as diverse as the traditional data environments they replace, with each enterprise crafting customized solutions to give their products and services an edge in the marketplace.
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Big Computing Emerges in Many Forms

May 23, 2017
When it comes to actual Big Computing platforms, the latest advancements are emerging from familiar names: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and IBM.
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Vendors Draw Battle Lines over Hyperconvergence

May 19, 2017
As with any piece of data hardware or software, the key to a successful HCI deployment is more in how you use it than what vendor it comes from.
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IoT Likely to Be Full of Silos, at First

May 17, 2017
Internet of Things (IoT) management platforms are hitting the channel at a rapid clip this year, all promising to ramp up the enterprise’s data collection and device connectivity challenges.
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The Time Is Now for ARMs in the Enterprise

May 16, 2017
Fortunately for ARM, this is a time of momentous change for the enterprise, and the old ways of doing things are no longer delivering optimal results.
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Anticipation for Robots in the Enterprise on the Rise

May 15, 2017
The investment community is starting to wake up to the promise of RPA and its ability to disrupt a number of markets in the transition to a digital services-based economy.
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Tech Vendors Embrace Flexible Consumption

May 12, 2017
The fact that data center infrastructure is evolving from a product to be purchased and managed to a service that is consumed is in keeping with the myriad other ways that digitization is altering the way we work and live.
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New Platforms Tackle Container Storage Challenges

May 10, 2017
The true test of emerging persistent, stateful container solutions is not devising the proper architecture, but to ensure that its operational benefits can be maintained as workloads scale to production levels.
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Crafting a Thoroughly Modern Data Environment

May 9, 2017
The modern data center will be able to give you nearly anything you want, but you have to know what that is ahead of time in order to derive top value from your IT investment.
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Finding Balance in a Multi-Cloud Universe

May 8, 2017
In the end, the choice between single- or multi-cloud is the same as between single- or multivendor solutions in the data center: Does the simplicity of a single provider outweigh the drawbacks of vendor lock-in?
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