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Improve the WAN, Improve the Cloud

December 07, 2010 |

It's almost inevitable at this point that the enterprise industry will be wholly dependent upon cloud services in a few short years. If 2010 was the proof-of-concept phase, then 2011 will see the

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Virtual Ties That Bind the Cloud

December 06, 2010 |

It's been said that you don't need virtualization to get onto the cloud, but let's admit it: A cloud without virtualization is like a car with flat tires-sure you can make it go, but not very

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From Moore's Law to the Law of Diminishing Returns

December 03, 2010 |
It looks like the good times are over and we all need to get used to a new reality of diminished expectations and slow, or even stagnant, growth. You might think I'm talking about the economy, but
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New Metrics from The Green Grid

December 02, 2010 |

As promised, The Green Grid introduced a new pair of metrics designed to supplement its widely used, but often criticized, Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) system-a move designed to help enterprises

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Scale-Up Data Protection Through Multi-Tenancy

November 30, 2010 |
Once you start talking about the cloud and data structures within the cloud, the subject quickly gets around to multi-tenancy. For those still unaware, the terms refer to the ability to provide a
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A Greener Cloud for All IT

November 30, 2010 |

It's taken as an article of faith that cloud computing will reduce greenhouse emissions across the IT industry. However, there has been very little analysis with regard to shifting the environmental

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Buyout Rumors Continue to Swirl Around Seagate

November 29, 2010 |
For those interested in solid-state drive (SSD) technology, one topic of discussion around the Thanksgiving table was undoubtedly the fate of Seagate. The company was the subject of whirlwind
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Long-Term Doubts Over the Private Cloud

November 25, 2010 |
Most enterprise executives find the idea of the private cloud very appealing. After all, what's not to like about enjoying all that scalability and flexibility within your own firewall. But there's a
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Disaster Recovery Lacking in Virtual Environments

November 23, 2010 |
Enterprises pursuing virtual strategies seem to be placing themselves at greater risk of substantial data loss even as the virtual technology they are deploying simplifies and reduces the cost of
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Driving Up SAN Scalability

November 22, 2010 |

SAN developers are starting to embrace a wide range of scale-out technologies hoping to boost their system capabilities for highly virtualized environments; although, there is some question as to

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Scaling Data Management to Meet the Cloud

November 19, 2010 |
The cloud may be the newest technology on the enterprise block, but in many ways it is following the same deployment pattern of previous hardware and software developments. One habit that never seems
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VDI: Has Cisco Made a Breakthrough?

November 18, 2010 |

Will desktop virtualization ever break into the mainstream? Although the number of seats continues to grow-anywhere between 5 and 10 million, according to some estimates-that still represents a

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NAS Priming for the Cloud

November 16, 2010 |

It's been clear for some time now that the future of storage is NAS. SAN architectures simply do not have the scalability required for advanced virtual and cloud environments. So it isn't surprising

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InfiniBand Aims for the Converged Network

November 15, 2010 |
High-speed Ethernet has all but claimed the heart and soul of the converged network, but there is another protocol that continues to gamely pitch itself as a viable alternative. InfiniBand is no
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Avaya Targets the Enteprise Fabric

November 12, 2010 |
To the telecommunications world, it's called Avaya. But the enterprise industry might want to view it as the Son of Nortel. The company removed all doubt this week about what its plans were for
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Cloud Drives Need for Improved WAN Optimization

November 11, 2010 |

If the public cloud is in your future, there will be no getting around the fact that application performance will very much depend on your ability to negotiate public networks. That problem is that

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Will x86 Have a Home in the Cloud?

November 09, 2010 |

Is it possible that the cloud is poised to remake the entire computing industry in a much more fundamental way than previously imagined? Could the very dominance of x86 architecture be in jeopardy as

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Microsoft Angling for the Private Cloud

November 08, 2010 |

Microsoft wants to wrestle enterprise virtualization and the private cloud services it enables from the grasp of VMware and is mounting a credible, sustained effort to make it happen. In doing so,

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XServe and Apple's End Run Around the Enterprise

November 05, 2010 |
It wasn't entirely unexpected, but Apple's decision to put the Xserve out to pasture says more about the future of the data center than it does about the success or failure of one particular product
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Sprinting Toward the 100G Data Center

November 04, 2010 |
It looks like the era of 100 G Ethernet switching may be upon us sooner than we thought. Coming soon to a channel near you is a new generation of core switching systems that is equally at home in
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