Category: IT Infrastructure

Smart Solutions for Smart Buildings: The Next Generation of Energy Efficiency

In most industries today, technology is seen as a driver of human potential, making businesses and their employees smarter, faster, and more effective. This means constantly adapting to new tech, which is introduced and implemented at increasingly breakneck speeds.

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SimpliVity Touts High Growth, Especially Via Cisco Partners

Hyper-converged infrastructure startup SimpliVity Monday said its business, especially sales of its software on the Cisco UCS server platform, has grown significantly over the past year. That growth, and an expected IPO sometime in the future, led to its hiring of a couple of executives to fill key roles as the company also invests heavily in expanding its workforce, said Doron Kempel, CEO of the Westborough, Calif.-based vendor.

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Enterprise Storage: How to Manage the Inevitable

The vast majority of IT departments are experiencing enormous increases in the demand for storage and computing power. Few, if any, will have the budget to meet rising requirements that continue to outpace the growth of their budgets. This raises a difficult question for IT teams everywhere: how long is the usual approach of managing the install, upgrade, retire and replace cycle going to be?

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A great blend of performance and price: Why Gresham Computing chose PowerEdge 13G

We are always striving to better understand how our customers are using our server platforms, in order to deliver the best possible technology to meet their needs. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Christopher Young of Gresham Computing to talk about how they are using PowerEdge R630 servers to speed up their solutions and decrease their TCO. You can find more in this series of interviews with customers here, here, and here.

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The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Few startups today want to be known as being focused on virtualization, because cloud computing is where the action is. Yet virtualization is the key enabling technology for cloud, and many startups are working on virtualizing storage, servers, networking, management and even user-profile information. Here CRN presents our picks for the coolest virtualization startups of 2015 so far. There’s some well-known names on this list, as well as some new ones.

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9 Ways Microsoft Is Transforming Its Channel

A sense of innovation and excitement permeated the opening day of Microsoft’s 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Fla. That’s an accomplishment given the world’s largest software company often bears a reputation for being stuffy and staid. But with new technologies Microsoft’s releasing to its channel, and a burgeoning ecosystem of tools and services coming from innovative third-party developers, partners genuinely seemed enthused about the future.

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How to Make Your Network Security Infrastructure Future-Ready

It is clear that today’s businesses require reliable network connectivity, and access to both corporate and Internet resources. Connections to and from business units, external customers and SOHOs are all equally important to ensure continuity. Business runs all day, every day, even in off hours. Most companies run operations around the clock, so it is important to realize that solid business continuity strategy and redundancy technology should be considered and implemented.

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CRN Exclusive: New Cisco Channel Chief Says ‘Change Is In Our Partners’ Best Interest’

New Cisco channel chief Wendy Bahr says partners need to embrace the changing landscape as the networking giant begins a new era with incoming CEO Chuck Robbins at the helm. Bahr, a 15-year Cisco veteran, will become the first female channel leader at the company starting July 27, replacing Bruce Klein, senior vice president of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization.

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Images + Video + Audio Render Immersive 360° View of World’s Largest Cave

The wind is roaring and howling at the entrance of a black hole into which you are about to descend. As you repel down into the cave, the opening of light disappears in the distance. Suddenly you’re at the end of your rope standing in pitch darkness, only able to see the 20-30 feet in front of you illuminated by your headlamp. It’s an experience few can have, but Dell helped make it possible for you to get a 360 degree view inside the world’s largest cave.

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The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2015 (So Far)

If you are a solution provider whose customers need to squeeze every bit of performance out of their data center infrastructures, boy, do storage vendors have something for you. SSD and all-flash storage array development has blossomed over the past couple of years, culminating in several major breakthroughs in the first half of 2015.

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