Archive for: May 2014

VMware Cloud Ops Blog: Guidance for Major Incident Management Decisions

By Brian Florence

If you’re an IT director or CIO of a corporation that has large, business-critical environments, you’re very aware that if those environments are unavailable for any length of time, your company will be losing a lot of money every minute of that downtime (millions of dollars, even).

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Selecting the Right Pathway for Your TR

Telecommunication rooms (TR) have long been used as critical consolidation points between backbone and horizontal cabling. Today, increasing lifecycle demands on modern facilities require architects, engineers, and contractors to provide facilities that adapt to the changing demands that building owners and IT personnel will require over the lifecycle of the building. Besides providing the critical […]

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Flying Through Clouds: Establishing a Flight Plan

NetApp Solutions Performance Engineers As I think about flying through clouds, establishing the right performance methodology is similar to a pilot completing flight school before taking to the air.  Continuing with this analogy, every pilot must complete a flight plan and file it with the local Aviation

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Enabling ubiquitous communications from the cloud through ShoreTel Sky

The communication needs of people and businesses have evolved over time. The underlying technology that is used to fulfill the needs of enterprises has also changed significantly from plain old telephone (POTS) copper lines to ISDN circuits to DSL Lines and T1s.

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Cloud Must Adapt to your Business Needs — Compute

This is part 2 of our blog series: “Cloud must adapt to your business needs”, looking closely at cloud compute. We will review the architecture used within the Dell Cloud for U.S. Government as an example, discuss why it is important and conclude with questions that can be asked to cloud providers to insure you are getting the most value for your investment.  Let’s discuss how the cloud compute infrastructure is an extension to your current IT infrastructure.

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Secure Mobile Access with Windows Phone 8.1

With the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers last month, Windows Phone developers can now test-drive the upcoming version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Windows Phone 8.1 includes major features such as the personal assistant Cortana, the new Action Center, a mobile version of Internet Explorer 11, and support for virtual private networks (VPNs).

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IBM Risks Losing Traditional Enterprise Deals in Name of Cloud Solutions

IBM is faced with the difficult task of balancing its traditional enterprise business with a growing cloud business. Its new Cloud Business Solutions portfolio has components you’d find in a traditional enterprise deal but IBM sells them ‘as a service’. They contain consulting services, pre-built assets, software products, ongoing support and SoftLayer cloud infrastructure in a single client agreement.

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Customer Example of ROI Analysis of clustered Data ONTAP

In early 2014, Forrester Consulting commenced work on a research project commissioned by NetApp that focused on examining the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by adopting NetApp clustered Data ONTAP solutions for Microsoft applications. The study highlighted the costs and benefits of the NetApp solution

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The future of the network is simple, open and smart

Today, network professionals spend much of their time focusing on the minutia of network plumbing instead of concentrating on the fundamentals—connectivity, security and policy. At the same time, the networks they deploy are struggling to keep pace with the exploding demand for IP network capacity. As a result, they form a barrier between networks and users and between networks and applications. While also blocking revenue, innovation and the ability to reduce expenses.

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Which deployment model is right for you? A look at virtualized, hosted and cloud

Companies are increasingly considering centralized deployment of their SIP-trunking and UC resources into a private cloud or data center to maximize their return on investment in computing and virtual infrastructure resources.

Many legacy systems were built with the premise that dedicated servers would always host and run software and associated workloads.

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