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The Business Case for a Multi-Cloud Strategy

Posted by MHritz on Oct 20, 2016 6:52:39 PM

More organizations are using the cloud, but only a handful are maximizing its value, according to a recent survey from Cisco and IDC. Although 68 percent of organizations are using the cloud, only 31 percent of these organizations have mature cloud strategies, and just 3 percent have fully optimized their cloud strategies to deliver superior business outcomes.

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Topics: Cloud

Veritas Vision: New Solutions for Cloud Data Management

Posted by ADoehler on Oct 17, 2016 4:43:09 PM

Veritas Technologies recently held its first conference since its split from Symantec, with an agenda that underscored the company’s evolving technology strategy. Veritas Vision 2016 featured a number of product announcements, including new data management solutions that address the need for data protection, data availability and data insight across public, private and hybrid cloud environments.

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Topics: Cloud, Data

Mobile Device Trends: Fewer Devices, More Functionality

Posted by BMcCandless on Oct 12, 2016 9:42:44 AM

The rise of mobility has forever changed the concept of work. The traditional workday and workplace no longer have boundaries. Data, applications, business contacts and multiple modes of communication are never more than an arm’s length away. Collaboration with someone across the hall or across the country is equally simple. Work tasks can be accomplished anywhere – at home, in a coffee shop, at an airport or in a waiting room.

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Topics: Workforce Connectivity, BYOD

Why SMBs Are Clamoring for Software-Defined Storage

Posted by ADoehler on Oct 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As organizations look for a more effective, efficient model for managing, processing and analyzing large volumes of data, software-defined storage (SDS) adoption has gradually increased. According to research from DataCore, 81 percent of surveyed IT professionals are making investments in SDS technologies that will be integrated with existing storage solutions.

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Topics: Storage

Are You Doing Enough to Keep Mobile Malware Off of Your Network?

Posted by ADoehler on Oct 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

According to GSMA Intelligence, the number of mobile devices in the world – 7.22 billion – surpassed the number of people in the world nearly two years ago. Mobile devices are also multiplying five times faster than humans.

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Topics: Security

Nutanix Hyperconverged Solutions Create ‘Invisible Infrastructure’

Posted by Michael Renner on Sep 29, 2016 7:44:00 AM

Computer technology was once exclusive to glass-walled environments where experts in lab coats tended mysterious machines. Although computers have since lost much of their mystique, there is still something of a barrier between technology infrastructure and the people who depend on it to do their jobs.

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Topics: IT Operations

AirWatch and the Evolution of Enterprise Mobility Management

Posted by JChappell on Sep 26, 2016 4:34:16 PM

Perceptions and expectations surrounding enterprise mobility are shifting. When employees first began using their smartphones and tablets for work — the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon — there were widespread concerns about security, regulatory compliance and data protection. Those concerns still exist, but they are balanced by a desire to optimize the productivity of mobile users and seamlessly integrate their devices into business processes and workflows.

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Topics: BYOD, Security

The Connection between VMware NSX and the Software-Defined Data Center

Posted by JChappell on Sep 26, 2016 4:26:28 PM

The software-defined data center (SDDC) is the Holy Grail of the software-defined concept. In it, control of the environment is fully separated from hardware, enabling centralized management and high levels of automation through software. IT resources are automatically provisioned, configured and allocated based upon predefined policies. Performance and capacity can be scaled on demand to meet the requirements of specific applications and workloads.

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Topics: Virtualization

Why the Time Is Right for Object Storage

Posted by BMcCandless on Sep 12, 2016 5:16:38 PM

As organizations seek to tap the benefits of big data analytics, they are running up against the limitations of traditional file-based storage architectures. Files are stored in complex hierarchies with location-based addressing schemes and only basic metadata. As a result, you must have an idea of where a file is stored in order to retrieve it. In addition, file sizes are constrained by the file system and storage media. Even with today’s large-capacity drives, file sizes are generally limited due to issues with management and data protection.

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Topics: Storage

What You Need to Know about Citrix XenServer 7

Posted by MHritz on Aug 22, 2016 1:09:14 PM

Citrix recently announced the latest version of its virtualization platform, XenServer 7, during its annual Citrix Synergy event. The new release promises major enhancements in the areas of graphics virtualization, security, integration with Microsoft Windows environments, and other areas. Citrix has also provided important end-of-life (EOL) information for organizations using older releases.

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