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Overcoming the Latency Issues of Flash Storage

Posted by JChappell on Jul 21, 2016 6:27:34 PM

New research from the Cloud Foundry Foundation shows that container technology is causing a seismic shift in the way applications are developed and delivered. While 16 percent of organizations are currently using containers, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) expect to move containers into production within the next year.

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Topics: Data

New Research Shows a Surge in Application Container Adoption

Posted by Michael Renner on Jul 7, 2016 4:16:50 PM

New research from the Cloud Foundry Foundation shows that container technology is causing a seismic shift in the way applications are developed and delivered. While 16 percent of organizations are currently using containers, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) expect to move containers into production within the next year.

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Topics: Data

Connecting the Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted by ADoehler on Jun 28, 2016 5:41:04 PM

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems like the stuff of science fiction, but it’s real, it’s here and it’s growing rapidly. It began to take shape nearly a decade ago, when manufacturers first started introducing Internet-connected devices for the home.

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Topics: Data

Structured Data Growth Gives Rise to Next-Generation Databases

Posted by Michael Renner on Jun 20, 2016 7:27:58 PM

Data volumes are growing exponentially as more Internet-connected devices, objects and sensors on corporate networks send and receive data. Buried inside this avalanche of data are insights that can improve operational efficiency and productivity, create competitive advantages, and enable organizations to better serve their customers.

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Topics: Data

Why Persistent Memory Is the Holy Grail for Data-Intensive Workloads

Posted by ADoehler on May 16, 2016 12:39:32 PM

More and more organizations are recognizing the goldmine of insights that can be extracted from the mountains of data that are constantly being generated. Big data is critical to improving operational efficiency, driving innovation, meeting customer needs, and creating competitive advantages. As a result, there has been a sharp uptick in the use of data analytics to convert this information into business value.

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Why Flash Is Becoming the Standard for Data Analytics

Posted by BMcCandless on May 4, 2016 6:52:28 PM

More and more organizations are recognizing the goldmine of insights that can be extracted from the mountains of data that are constantly being generated. Big data is critical to improving operational efficiency, driving innovation, meeting customer needs, and creating competitive advantages. As a result, there has been a sharp uptick in the use of data analytics to convert this information into business value.

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How to Bring the Cloud into a Tiered Storage Architecture

Posted by BMcCandless on Mar 31, 2016 8:15:09 PM

While the explosion of data makes it unrealistic to store all data in-house, organizations are unlikely to move all data to public cloud storage. In fact, a study from Taneja Group found that only about one in 10 enterprise IT organizations are even contemplating a move to the public cloud. But that doesn’t mean the public cloud can’t be part of the equation. While on-premises storage offers greater control and tighter security, cloud storage capacity can be scaled up or down according to current business need, using a pay-as-you-go pricing model. With cloud storage, capital expenses for infrastructure are minimized, and users enjoy the flexibility of anytime, anywhere access to data.

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Topics: Cloud

Enterprise Mobile Management: The Modern Approach to Leveraging Mobile

Posted by MHritz on Mar 17, 2016 5:23:28 AM

According to a new Harris survey, more than 90 percent of IT decision makers view enterprise mobility as an essential ingredient to improving productivity, competitiveness and customer engagement. This explains why organizations will invest more in enterprise mobility in 2016 than any other area of IT, and 73 percent of respondents plan to take their entire organization mobile this year. A Zion Research study predicts that the enterprise mobility market will build on this momentum and grow more than 24 percent annually to reach $500 billion in 2020.

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Topics: BYOD

Cisco DNA Raises the Bar for SDN

Posted by MHritz on Mar 15, 2016 10:50:53 AM

According to the annual Technology Trends study from Computer Economics, software-defined networking (SDN) is the best technology investment for 2016. Early adopters ranked SDN highest in terms of ROI and total cost of ownership, ahead of social/collaboration, mobile applications and Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

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Topics: Virtualization

The Evolution of the Next-Generation Firewall

Posted by MHritz on Mar 14, 2016 11:30:00 AM

When the phrase “next-generation” is used to describe something, we assume it’s new. We assume it’s the best available product of its kind. This line of thinking applies to next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). However, NGFWs have existed for more than a decade, and the advanced capabilities of those first NGFWs are no longer advanced. Today’s corporate networks run data in physical, virtual and cloud environments for users all over the world, making it difficult for a legacy NGFW to protect a network from modern security threats.

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Topics: Security