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Container Platforms Transitioning to Production Environments

July 12, 2017
It will probably be a while before the enterprise can perfect the transition from development to production, but once in place this new container ecosystem will mark the beginning of an entirely new generation of enterprise data services.
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New SSDs Boost Speed and Capacity

July 11, 2017
Solid-state disks (SSDs) continue to show remarkable flexibility when it comes to design features and form factors, leading many enterprises to wonder whether traditional spinning media has a future in the data center after all.
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Hybrid Cloud Riding on Microsoft’s Shoulders

July 10, 2017
Clearly, the stakes are high for Microsoft and virtually every other company that has a hand in the enterprise technology space. In all likelihood, the hybrid cloud will emerge one way or another.
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New Chips for a New Computing Era

July 6, 2017
Research into new chip architectures will continue unabated, with much of it leading nowhere. But if just one design rises to the top, it could set the data universe on an all-new trajectory.
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When the Cloud Meets Big Data

July 5, 2017
Do you host your Big Data environment in the cloud, or create a data lake on premises? Each approach has its pluses and minuses.
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Real-Time IoT: When Simply Fast Isn’t Good Enough

July 4, 2017
With a real-time IoT infrastructure in place, the enterprise has a handle on not just what is happening now, but is likely to happen in the near future.
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When the Cloud Becomes Just Normal Infrastructure

July 3, 2017
The cloud only holds about a fifth of the total enterprise workload, which means there is still time for the enterprise to suddenly decide that the risks are not worth the rewards and start pulling data and applications back to legacy infrastructure.
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Delving into the Downside of HCI

June 30, 2017
Understanding the myriad ways in which HCI will alter the data environment, both on the systems and operational levels, goes a long way toward ensuring that the changes it brings will be positive ones.
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Hardware Decisions in Times of Digital Transition

June 28, 2017
Whatever data environment you wind up with will be the right one as long as it has been designed to meet the needs of business, not simply to employ whatever technology happens to be rising in the hype cycle.
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Visibility, the Key to a Functional IoT

June 27, 2017
Visibility is likely to remain a top challenge for the IoT, if only because so much of the emerging infrastructure will be beyond the enterprise’s direct control.
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Recasting Infrastructure for AI Workloads

June 26, 2017
Ultimately, AI environments will have to be highly customized for individual workloads and business models, and much of this will take place on the architectural level rather than infrastructure.
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When Data Demand Tops Data Center Efficiency

June 23, 2017
The enterprise has made great strides in curbing its appetite for energy over the past decade, but will this ultimately be a losing battle as demand for data continues to rise?
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Transforming Mission-Critical Systems

June 21, 2017
At some point, the digital transformation will have to address core, mission-critical systems and applications.
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Is the Enterprise Finally Ready for VDI?

June 20, 2017
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) continues to rise from the ashes in the hopes that it will one day take its place as a mainstream enterprise solution.
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New Servers Target Specialized Workloads

June 19, 2017
It’s somewhat ironic that in an age when software-defined architectures are fueling demand for generic commodity hardware, specialized hardware optimized for key workloads is hitting the channel as well.
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Liquid Cooling Coming to the Edge

June 15, 2017
The enterprise is poised to make a serious investment in edge-based processing and storage, the vast majority of it coming in the form of single- or maybe dual-rack “micro data centers.”
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Facing the Realities of IoT Deployment

June 14, 2017
For those tasked with implementing the infrastructure and architecture to make the IoT happen, the conversation is starting to veer toward more practical concerns.
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Can Enterprise Vendors Transition as Well?

June 13, 2017
The enterprise industry is embarking on the most momentous change in its history and this is raising serious doubts as to the future of many of the sector’s established vendors.
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Multi-Cloud: Today’s Preference, Tomorrow’s Necessity

June 12, 2017
Multiple clouds may require more work up front, and on the management side, but it’s worth it to know that, barring a truly catastrophic event, there should always be resources available when you need them.
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