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Linking Business and Data Center Strategies

Linking Business and Data Center Strategies
July 8, 2015 1 Comment »

Data networks and infrastructures must expand to handle large data-load expectations. Data centers are growing to meet this demand, but this growth shouldn’t happen in isolation. As data becomes even more central to businesses, it is critical that data center ... Read More »

Is Cybersecurity a Scam?

Is Cybersecurity a Scam?
July 7, 2015 No Comments »

As the many recent high-profile breaches suggest, the IT industry faces a security problem. Furthermore, the attack against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) shows that even the best-funded organizations are vulnerable. According to John Prisco, CEO of Triumfant ... Read More »

Questions to Ask Before Signing a Data Center Colocation Contract

Questions to Ask Before Signing a Data Center Colocation Contract
July 6, 2015 1 Comment »

Regretting signing a colocation contract with a data center can be especially painful. Mismanaged data centers will experience random outages or interruptions in availability, which can hinder your day-to-day business interactions, tarnish your reputation, damage your expensive IT equipment and ... Read More »

Technology’s Overreliance on the State

Technology’s Overreliance on the State
July 2, 2015 No Comments »

If you have a problem, who you gonna call? Unfortunately, in the technology world, the answer is far too often the legislature. (Or it might be the Supreme Court—a de facto legislature.) The technology market has developed quickly because of ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: Data Center Maintenance

Industry Outlook: Data Center Maintenance
July 1, 2015 2 Comments »

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Rich DeBlasi, founder and president of Spec-Clean, about cleaning ... Read More »

Ready for Liftoff: How Smart Enterprises Manage Their WAN for Growth

Ready for Liftoff: How Smart Enterprises Manage Their WAN for Growth
June 29, 2015 No Comments »

It’s natural for companies, as they grow, to want to do even more, to add more business and employees and locations, and to increase their revenues. This effort is, after all, how most companies grow, and the old maxim is ... Read More »

Privacy Concerns a Threat to Social Media?

Privacy Concerns a Threat to Social Media?
June 25, 2015 1 Comment »

The business model of social media rests firmly on users’ lack of perceived value regarding the information they share. That is, a company like Facebook makes money because its users value their personal data less than the services they receive. ... Read More »

Maximizing Mainframe Value in a DevOps World

Maximizing Mainframe Value in a DevOps World
June 24, 2015 No Comments »

Data-center managers face the twin challenges of optimizing value to the business while minimizing the costs and risks associated with technology ownership. This challenge is becoming more intense as business performance becomes increasingly contingent on IT excellence. Responses to this ... Read More »

The Virtualization Journey

The Virtualization Journey
June 23, 2015 No Comments »

It’s no secret that virtualization rules the data center—it just recently surpassed 50 percent of all server workloads and is expected to reach 86 percent by 2016. But although virtualized data centers have largely become mainstream, the majority of organizations ... Read More »

The Third Platform: The Time for Open Source Is Nigh

The Third Platform: The Time for Open Source Is Nigh
June 22, 2015 3 Comments »

Traditional application architectures are falling into obsolescence in the world of exponentially growing technology change. A new platform is emerging that is far better suited to the demands of today’s IT. The “third platform,” also called by the acronym SMAC, ... Read More »