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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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Why Hyper-Convergence Is a Natural Fit for the Internet of Things

Posted by ADoehler on Aug 12, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The modern version of the Internet of Things (IoT) started with smart consumer products and home automation systems. Today, virtually any object, device, corporate asset, sensor or living being is a potential source of data. Research firm IDC expects the IoT to grow to approximately 212 billion Internet-connected “things” by the end of 2020.

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Topics: Data

How Native Hybrid Cloud Helps Speed Application Delivery

Posted by JChappell on Jul 27, 2016 10:25:31 AM
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Topics: Data

Network Traffic Expected to Triple by 2020: Are You Ready?

Posted by MHritz on Jul 26, 2016 9:43:49 AM
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Topics: Data

VxRail: Bringing the Benefits of Convergence to Smaller Environments

Posted by JChappell on Jul 25, 2016 9:52:09 AM

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

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