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Old School, New School, Current and Back to School (With Poll)

Old School, New School, Current and Back to School (With Poll)
March 1, 2014 No Comments »

Are you old school or new school? If you are new school or old school, then will you be stuck on those school’s of thought or advanced to the current and future schools? Old School From the old school folks ... Read More »

Power Protection: The Fifth Element of Converged Infrastructure

Power Protection: The Fifth Element of Converged Infrastructure
February 24, 2014 No Comments »

Converged infrastructures provide facility managers with validated solutions for their data centers, utilizing virtualization and automation to achieve high levels of availability while maintaining low costs. Though these solutions help form an incredibly resilient platform, leading some IT managers to ... Read More »

Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns?

Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns?
February 21, 2014 No Comments »

Recently seven plus year old cloud storage startup Nirvanix announced that they were finally shutting down and that customers should move their data. Nirvanix has also posted an announcement that they have established an agreement with IBM Softlayer (read about ... Read More »

Data Assessments for Center-Wide Information Governance

Data Assessments for Center-Wide Information Governance
February 20, 2014 1 Comment »

Over the last few years senior executives, legal teams and IT departments have been tasked with protecting their companies from a multitude of evolving legal and compliance liabilities surrounding old emails, files and mystery legacy data. Industry regulations have changed ... Read More »

In Honor of National Battery Day – Top Five Factors to Consider for UPS Battery Life

In Honor of National Battery Day – Top Five Factors to Consider for UPS Battery Life
February 18, 2014 No Comments »

February 18, 2014 It may not have quite the same acclaim as Valentine’s Day, but today marks a holiday that data center operators across the country can appreciate – National Battery Day. These useful power sources are crucial to a ... Read More »

Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform (and Ethernet HDD)

Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform (and Ethernet HDD)
February 17, 2014 No Comments »

Seagate announced today their Kinetic platform and drive designed for use by object API accessed storage including for cloud deployments. The Kinetic platform includes Hard Disk Drives (HDD) that feature 1Gb Ethernet (1 GbE) attached devices that speak object access ... Read More »

Server Storage I/O Network Benchmark Winter Olympic Games

Server Storage I/O Network Benchmark Winter Olympic Games
February 13, 2014 No Comments »

It is time for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi Russia where competitors including some athletes come together in what has become a mix of sporting and entertainment engaging activities. Games of inches and seconds, performance and skill Some ... Read More »

Removing complexity and cost to drive return on innovation the new ROI

Removing  complexity and cost to drive return on innovation the new ROI
February 12, 2014 No Comments »

There is no such thing as an information recession however there the realities of economic challenges in IT data centers also known as information factories. Likewise, people and data are living longer with increased dependency on information being available and ... Read More »

Securing your information assets and data, what about your storage?

Securing your information assets and data, what about your storage?
February 11, 2014 No Comments »

Recently I did a piece over at the site Information Security Buzz title How Secure Is Your Data Storage? that takes a cursory look at securing your digital assets from a storage perspective. Keep in mind that data protection can ... Read More »

IT and data center sustainability, the other convergence zone

IT and data center sustainability, the other convergence zone
February 10, 2014 No Comments »

Recently Hailey Lynne McKeefry (@HaileyMcK), Editor in Chief over at Data Center Acceleration (@DataAccelerate) reached out for a conversation about well, data center themes and topics. Given Hailey’s background in covering technology as well as business supply chain we somehow ... Read More »