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Saving Time, Money and Energy Through Data Center Transformation

Saving Time, Money and Energy Through Data Center Transformation
March 31, 2014 No Comments »

Our technology-driven lifestyles have changed more than the surface of our digital culture. As we moved beyond typewriters to PCs to laptops, from telephones to cell phones, and fax machines to email, we have also transformed the systems that manage ... Read More »

Keeping Technology in Perspective

Keeping Technology in Perspective
March 27, 2014 No Comments »

In a recent article at InformationWeek, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation president Robert Atkinson decries what he claims is “widespread opposition to progress” in the U.S. “Today,” he said, “the dominant response to new technologies—from nanotechnology to biotech and the ... Read More »

Network Convergence: Benefits and Observations

Network Convergence: Benefits and Observations
March 26, 2014 No Comments »

Until quite recently, discrete groups of in-building resources were devoted to one particular function. Telephony, for example, or Internet, security, building infrastructure or data. Today, however, we’re seeing integrated pools of computer, storage and networking resources increasingly being shared across ... Read More »

The Business Case for Cloud Migration

The Business Case for Cloud Migration
March 24, 2014 No Comments »

The term cloud can be somewhat cloudy itself. There are multiple meanings depending on the context. Consumers may be familiar with public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, which hosts computer processing and data-storage functions for customers over the ... Read More »

Transport SDN Takes Shape

Transport SDN Takes Shape
March 20, 2014 No Comments »

The last decade has witnessed the rise of social networks, over-the-top media distribution, mobile overtaking fixed broadband and many more application innovations that all have contributed to the construction of hundreds of mega data centers around the world. In these ... Read More »

Microsoft Licensing: What Are the Hidden Costs?

Microsoft Licensing: What Are the Hidden Costs?
March 19, 2014 No Comments »

Microsoft recently introduced new cloud-optimized software licensing and access options that will exist side by side with their more traditional, on-premises software-delivery models. Although the new programs are touted as ways of simplifying licensing options for enterprises, understanding their implications ... Read More »

You Hate Reorganizing Your Garage—Why Do It in Your Data Center?

You Hate Reorganizing Your Garage—Why Do It in Your Data Center?
March 17, 2014 No Comments »

Divide et impera (divide and conquer): people learned this approach thousands years ago. If something is complex, split it into smaller units, separate them from each other and control them individually. It usually works. Instead of dealing with tons of ... Read More »

Internet Users Bill of Rights: DOA

Internet Users Bill of Rights: DOA
March 13, 2014 No Comments »

In light of the stranglehold of a few major telecommunication companies on Internet access (particularly in the U.S.) along with broad government spying, it’s tempting to demand creation of a legal structure that protects responsible web users from abuse by ... Read More »

Security Tools for Any NIST Tier

Security Tools for Any NIST Tier
March 12, 2014 No Comments »

The NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) recently published the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” a year after President Obama kicked off its development with an executive order. Now, everyone managing  infrastructure and hardware in data centers is ... Read More »