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SDN and The Evolution of Data Center Networks for Big Data

The tidal wave of Big Data is washing over today’s businesses. Big Data is not only measured in the quantity of data traversing the network, but according to Forrester, it is defined as the techniques and technologies that make handling data at extreme scale economical....

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on February 15, 2012 at 16:35 — No Comments

SSDs: An Essential Component Of An Efficient, Innovative Data Center

A typical enterprise is managing more and more data all the time: according to Gartner, data worldwide is currently growing at a minimum rate of 59 percent annually. Data is so essential to most enterprises’ daily operations that their infrastructures must keep up with heavier workloads or else risk jeopardizing companies’ bottom lines...…



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Added by Chris MacKinnon on February 7, 2012 at 14:39 — No Comments

Application Delivery: The Fourth Data Center Tier

Why is application delivery useful in today's enterprise data centers?...


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Added by Chris MacKinnon on February 2, 2012 at 15:49 — No Comments

Power and Thermal Management: Among Top 2012 Data Center Priorities

Power and thermal management in the data center are likely to be among the top five priorities in 2012 for data center managers. More detailed awareness and control of data center energy resources can ultimately help to contain energy costs, which are estimated to comprise approximately 70 percent of data center operational costs, according to the Forrester Research Report: “Updated Q3 2011: Power and Cooling Heat Up the Data Center.” 



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Added by Chris MacKinnon on January 24, 2012 at 16:28 — No Comments

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on January 11, 2012 at 13:04 — No Comments

The Next Energy-Saving No-Brainer: Filtration

Managers interested in conserving energy and operating costs have probably already replaced old incandescent light bulbs with new energy-saving bulbs. So what’s next? It’s not as obvious as lighting, but it can be just as helpful to the bottom line: filtration. Especially in data center environments where tiny unseen particles can cause damage to expensive hardware.…



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Added by Chris MacKinnon on December 15, 2011 at 15:33 — No Comments

Tackling Big Data Through a New Approach to Distributed, Unified Storage Systems

To meet the growing challenge of Big Data, IT professionals are looking for a new distributed, unified storage system capable of massive scaling. Going beyond just a file system, it is essential to also include object storage and block storage to ensure optimum flexibility and performance. 

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on December 14, 2011 at 14:56 — No Comments

What's in Store for Data Governance in 2012?

2011 was one of the most turbulent years for data owners in recent memory, and next year will be no different. In order to cut through the data jungle, we've identified four key areas that are poised to present challenges in the coming year - - secure collaboration, "big data," data automation and insider threats...

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on December 6, 2011 at 14:58 — No Comments

Industry analysts define an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) as any attack that gets past a company’s existing defenses, goes undetected for long periods and continues to cause damage. These long-ter…

Industry analysts define an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) as any attack that gets past a company’s existing defenses, goes undetected for long periods and continues to cause damage. These long-term patterns of targeted, sophisticated hacking often use spear-phishing, social engineering, and zero-day exploits on endpoint applications as a means gain initial access...



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Added by Chris MacKinnon on November 4, 2011 at 14:20 — No Comments

Optimize Your Virtual Environment with ‘Smart Monitoring’

The problem for IT organizations that have virtualized environments is a lack of insight into not only the performance of applications, but also how they affect each specific system they touch. One “badly behaving” application can have a ripple affect touching off a firestorm of issues for IT. 

 

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on November 2, 2011 at 13:06 — No Comments

Four Ways to Back Up Your Data Offsite

As data growth is still one of the top three challenges for organizations today, keeping the data available becomes more and more challenging, whether a user accidentally deletes a file or a hurricane takes out the entire data center...

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on November 1, 2011 at 14:40 — No Comments

Information Security: Do More With the Right Stuff

There are a few key steps that information security executives can take to get the most from their existing security infrastructure, while keeping a keen eye on their network security as they navigate major updates and changes to the network...

 

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on October 31, 2011 at 15:59 — No Comments

IPv6: Why It Matters To You!

The era of v6 is here and as you assess how to bring current infrastructure online or design and prepare for future builds it is imperative to ensure that all equipment selections support both protocols...

 

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on October 18, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

5 Life Preservers for SMB IT Disasters

By keeping in mind these 5 “disaster life preservers” SMBs can ease their minds knowing their business will be prepared for any failure or error thrown their way.


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Added by Chris MacKinnon on October 17, 2011 at 17:07 — No Comments

What's Your Preventive Maintenance Strategy? Protecting Against Unplanned Downtime

Probably the biggest challenge for data center and IT managers when it comes to preventive maintenance is budgeting for the cost – the first item usually cut from a budget is preventive maintenance.


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Added by Chris MacKinnon on October 7, 2011 at 15:13 — No Comments

Email Supplanted as Most Requested eDiscovery Data Type

Organizations need to prepare for eDiscovery and governmental inquires by casting a wider ESI net, expressly including social media, cloud data, instant messaging and structured data systems...


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Added by Chris MacKinnon on October 6, 2011 at 13:56 — No Comments

Until now, custom enterprise applications have been accessible only to large, financially strong enterprises. Small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) and organizations have had to settle for packaged…

Until now, custom enterprise applications have been accessible only to large, financially strong enterprises. Small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) and organizations have had to settle for packaged software, which, though affordable, requires the business or organization to adapt to the software, rather than vice versa. All attempts to accelerate enterprise application delivery, including middleware, frameworks, enterprise mashups, and composite applications, have fallen…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on September 26, 2011 at 17:10 — No Comments

Simplfying Disaster Recovery

DR (disaster recovery) planning itself is the biggest challenge. Deciding where to fail over, how fast systems must be brought online to avoid business impact and what infrastructure will be bought/leased/borrowed to provide the DR platform is a large-scale project that will require the assistance of multiple persons and departments.

 

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on September 23, 2011 at 17:13 — No Comments

Meeting the Challenge of Information Overload

The amount of electronic data flowing through organizations is growing at an incredible rate. Much of this information is collected and stored. According to a whitepaper published by Osterman Research, 75 percent of the information end users need to do their jobs is stored in email. The consequences of this are numerous...


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Added by Chris MacKinnon on September 22, 2011 at 15:19 — No Comments

Reducing the Data Loss Exposure During Deduplication

In order to ensure business continuity and the ability to recover operations in a disaster, it is critical to have two copies of your company’s data located a good distance apart. Getting the data to the recovery site can be a challenge, however...

 

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on September 15, 2011 at 13:13 — No Comments

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