Archive for: March 2015

#HybridCloudChat Highlights

Last week, we held EMC’s first ever illustrated Twitter chat on the topic of hybrid cloud. Hosted by EMC’s VP of Global Services, Dinko Eror, the chat touched on the challenges businesses are facing when it comes to deploying hybrid cloud, and what is required to achieve a well-run hybrid cloud.

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Open Source Router Aims to Transform Data Center Networks

An industry syndicate has launched a Linux distribution optimized to support deployment of routing software and software defined networks (SDN) on x86 servers.

The open source CloudRouter Project, led by CloudBees, Cloudius Systems, IIX , NGINX, and the OpenDaylight Project, is promising to give IT organizations more control over networking functions deployed on x86 servers in the cloud.

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Revising Data Backup and Business Continuity Handbook

George Bedocs is the vice president of infrastructure engineering for Datto.

Every enterprise IT team carries some version of “The Worst Case Scenario Handbook” in its collective psyche. In the data center, that mental handbook includes envisioning what might happen if a storm takes out your power or – worse – an employee makes a serious error that yields Mother Nature-level repercussions.

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How to Deliver Instant Gratification to the Always-On College World with Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)

If college students had a mantra, I bet it’d be something along the lines of that Queen song: “I want it all and I want it now!” Students are used to instant, 24×7 access to social media, gaming, music and more in their personal lives. It’s no surprise they expect the same of their computer labs, courseware and IT support at school.

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Trace3 Makes Startups A Specialty

Trace3 is tracking nearly 500 startups in a hunt for new innovations.

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Samsung ships mSATA and M.2 versions of the SSD 850 Evo

New versions of Samsung’s popular drive take different physical designs, while offering almost exactly the same performance and features as their larger sibling.

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Capacity Management in Sddc – Part 5

Capacity Management policy is interlinked to the Performance policy and Availability policy. As shown in the diagram below, both Performance and Availability management drive your Capacity Management. The Capacity Management threshold is the lower of the 2. For both policies, you naturally have different service tiers.

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Migrating to Windows Server 2012 and Updating Your Infrastructure in 2015

Ravi Pendekanti is Vice President of Server Solutions Marketing at Dell, Inc. His organization is responsible for developing and bringing Dell’s flagship line of PowerEdge Servers and Converged Infrastructure systems to market.

In 2003—the same year a Harvard undergrad named Mark Zuckerberg began development on Facebook and the first convergent Blackberry smartphone was introduced—the rise of cloud computing was still years away.

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Tweets Of The Week: Be An Industry Expert

Using tech tips, highlighting important industry news and displaying company awards, solution providers used social media to show off their best assets.Via itbestofbreed.com

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7 Changes Solution Providers Must Confront

Emerging technology around social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC) are creating ripples of change in everything from IT sales and marketing to the customer base and competitive landscape, according to IDC’s vice president of channels and alliances research.Via itbestofbreed.com

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