Tuesday, December 02, 2014

How to get more out of your virtualized and cloud environments

Competition in the container market has begun | Public cloud storage can be efficient, but the potential is still limited

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How to get more out of your virtualized and cloud environments
After Dammions Darden arrived as the new senior systems administrator for the city of Garland, Texas, he knew that the 50 to 60 physical hosts for this 234,000-person city outside of Dallas were not running nearly as efficiently as they could be. Some had excess capacity, others were running way too hot. Read More


Deliver on the Promise of Digital Transformation
Rapid shifts in the ways that technology and information are consumed and delivered - through cloud computing, big data, social networking, and smart devices - are transforming how companies compete. Learn More


The Critical Need for Edge Data Protection
IDC believes the need to protect sensitive data residing on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices is more critical than ever. CommVault Edge can meet end user demands by delivering a secure solution that allows users access to their data anywhere. Learn More

Competition in the container market has begun
Thus far in the container world there has been one big player: Docker. But not for long. Today startup CoreOS announced that it has released the earliest version of a Docker competitor named Rocket. And so the container wars have begun. Read More

Public cloud storage can be efficient, but the potential is still limited
Public cloud storage can be a cost efficient alternative to rolling your own, but observers warn that it isn't a cure all. Price is the lure. Even if you have room in your data center for expansion, in-house storage infrastructure won't ever be as cost-scalable as a public cloud option, says Forrester analyst Henry Baltazar. And cloud storage will always give you more agility, he says. Read More

Why there's no open-source standard-bearer for the network
Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT – it's in servers, databases and even the cloud. Vendors like Red Hat, Canonical and others have managed to graft open-source principles onto a profitable business model. The former company became the first open-source-centered business with $1 billion in annual revenue in 2012. So what about the network? Read More


Forrester 2014 Dynamic Case Management Wave
Forrester has released its 2014 Dynamic Case Management Wave, and for the second consecutive time, IBM is a leader. View Now>>

Over 23,000 Web servers infected with CryptoPHP backdoor
Over 23,000 Web servers were infected with a backdoor called CryptoPHP that's bundled with pirated themes and plug-ins for popular content management systems. Read More

5 ways to tell a cloud poser from a cloud pro
Who would you trust more to fix your car, a licensed mechanic or a guy who once saw someone do an oil change? The choice should be simple. But surprisingly, the debate over trusting an expert versus someone who claims to be an expert happens every day across all industries, so it shouldn't be shocking that the debate rages in the cloud, too. Read More

What to consider when negotiating a hybrid cloud SLA
Service Level Agreements (SLA) serve as a roadmap and a warranty for cloud services offerings. All cloud providers offer standard, one-size-fits-all SLAs that cover availably, performance, security, disaster recovery, response times, compliance and termination. This may be adequate for pure cloud applications, however standard SLAs fall short when it comes to hybrid cloud deployments. Read More

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Data Center Transformation and Its Impact on the Branch
Despite tighter budgets driven by the fragile economy, IT departments remain under intense pressure to deliver additional and higher-performance computing, network and application services worldwide. Learn more >>

Looking back at 2014 predictions, how did we do?
As we approach the end of 2014, we will again make our annual predictions for the coming year. But today, we'll take a look at how we did with the predictions we made a year ago. Read More

Panasonic opens smart town targeting zero-emission houses
As utopias go, Panasonic's new smart town works if you're keen to be green and don't mind a heavy corporate presence. Read More

Computer vision, robots bolster Amazon warehouses for holiday rush
Amazon has added some additional robotic muscle and computer-vision chops to its warehouses ahead of the tide of holiday shopping orders. Read More

For HP, splitting up maybe isn't so bad for its cloud
HP's earnings came out this week, and while it was a mixed bag of good news and bad news revenue-wise, at least one analyst is optimistic that the split of the company in two will help the newly-formed HP Enterprise focus on what could be an important area of growth for the company: cloud computing. Read More


14 go-to tools for Mac sysadmins

Mac pro Gerard Allen shares his must-have sysadmin tools for enterprise Apple deployments.


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