Category: IT Infrastructure

What a Motherboard Can Tell Us About the Future of Data Center Infrastructure

If you’re curious, you can see where the memory sockets are located here, but that’s not the correct answer. The right answer is: Long ago, we all decided that Intel was smart enough to figure out where it’s best to place components on its boards. While hardware partners may have some concerns, most end-user organizations couldn’t care less. We care about things like cost and SLA, but the motherboard hardware architecture is not that interesting.

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Six ways to lower IT infrastructure costs

It’s the right time for another round of IT cost-saving initiatives, and here are six areas where data center managers can reduce IT expenses. The recession of the last decade led businesses to tighten their belts and weather the economic storm, with projects including virtualization and consolidation, exploration of fledgling cloud technologies, centralizing data centers, rethinking the way software is developed and more.

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Partners: Dell Is Making Dramatic Gains In The Data Center

Dell’s aggressive enterprise offensive is paying off in big gains in the data center market as some solution providers are saying the company is displacing legacy competitors in a number of large accounts. According to Dell, Round Rock, Texas, the company’s North American Enterprise Systems Group partner business was up 28 percent year over year in its 2015 fiscal year, which ended Jan. 31.

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SimpliVity Adds Support for Cisco UCS Director, Simplifies IT and Cloud … – Business Wire (press release)

SimpliVity announced that its leading hyperconverged infrastructure will support Cisco UCS Director to optimize customer private and hybrid cloud environments. Available next quarter, SimpliVity’s hyperconverged solution will support Cisco UCS Director to automate infrastructure management and orchestrate the provisioning of virtual machines (VMs) with native data protection and mobility across all global sites.

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Five network trends challenging the enterprise – Network World

As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them…

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Are You Making What You’re Worth? A Guide To IT Compensation

Income potential for IT professionals hinges on multiple factors, including level of responsibility, job area, seniority, skills possessed, industry, company size and geography. All of these factors were examined in a survey of 9,611 North American IT professionals and 1,413 business professionals conducted by Cary, N.C.-based business training and certification company Global Knowledge in the fall of 2014.

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Getting Smarter About Collective Intelligence

Lately, whenever I hold a whiteboard discussion on collective intelligence, customers, prospects, analysts and even my fellow Dell team members give me their full attention. Now, people have talked about collective intelligence for ages, but I think what drives the point home now more than ever before is the success we’re seeing with crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.

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NetApp Rebrands SteelStore As AltaVault, Boosts Cloud Connectivity, Performance

NetApp on Wednesday branded its SteelStore line of WAN acceleration data protection and migration appliances NetApp AltaVault, and refreshed the line with improved performance and capacity on a new hardware platform. The new NetApp AltaVault, which stems from NetApp’s November, 2014 acquisition of the SteelStore technology from Riverbed, keeps as its primary objective the ability to provide a high-performance, easy-to-install way to integrate customers’ existing data protection solutions to the cloud, said Phil Brotherton, vice president of NetApp’s Cloud Solutions Group. 

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You Now Have More Access To Advanced Analytics, But At What Cost?

Big data has made big strides in recent years. Specifically, more organizations than ever before are leveraging data and information to deliver actionable and valuable business insights. While big data problems of the past have centered on making sure infrastructure could keep up with how much data is being pulled, significant advancements in storage and other infrastructure technologies have given us a firm foundation on which companies can deploy their predictive models.

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Success for Anite’s Nemo Invex II – Benchmarking Solution for Lte, LTE-A, Cat … – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Latest Articles As It Happens No, this isn’t a tirade on the security of IoT. It’s about story about change. Specifically, change and its implications on security. Change is constant. There’s a million different axioms and proverbs about change, so it’s really hard to choose just one to sum up how it impacts security. 

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