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Improving Price/Performance with Intelligent Server Adapters (Part 2)

Improving Price/Performance with Intelligent Server Adapters (Part 2)
December 28, 2015 2 Comments »

This is the second article in a three-part series that takes an in-depth look at the promise and pitfalls of using general CPUs in host-based networking applications, and it explores the different server networking hardware technologies being used to deliver ... Read More »

Channel Data Management: The Next Big Thing for IT Attention

Channel Data Management: The Next Big Thing for IT Attention
December 23, 2015 1 Comment »

Your customer-relationship-management (CRM) and sales-force-automation (SFA) systems have been in place for over a decade, and your marketing group relies heavily on analytics from the marketing automation system you implemented a few years ago. As an IT professional, are you ... Read More »

Improving Price/Performance With Intelligent Server Adapters (Part 1)

Improving Price/Performance With Intelligent Server Adapters (Part 1)
December 21, 2015 No Comments »

Host-based networking includes implementation of networking functions such as network virtualization, security, load balancing and telemetry. Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) build on the foundation of host-based networking and are intended to operate on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) ... Read More »

Enterprise Storage: Moving Beyond Snapshots

Enterprise Storage: Moving Beyond Snapshots
December 17, 2015 No Comments »

When snapshots were introduced, they revolutionized enterprise storage. At the time, every conversation started with, “How do I implement snapshots?” It has been over two decades since snapshots took root, and although they were revolutionary at the time, companies today ... Read More »

Turn Big Data Into Big Knowledge With Infrastructure Analytics

Turn Big Data Into Big Knowledge With Infrastructure Analytics
December 15, 2015 No Comments »

In the past, data center management was fairly straightforward, as storage mapped directly to individual applications. This all changed with virtualization. Now, VM admins use one set of tools to manage compute, while storage admins use others to manage the ... Read More »

Achieving Backup and Restore Success in Five Easy Points

Achieving Backup and Restore Success in Five Easy Points
December 14, 2015 No Comments »

A common fact in the IT sphere is that backup and restore failures are inevitable. With failure comes expense and possible data loss—something no one likes to experience. Do you want to do your best to avoid this problem? Below, ... Read More »

Google’s Quantum Computer: Don’t Ditch Your Servers Yet

Google’s Quantum Computer: Don’t Ditch Your Servers Yet
December 10, 2015 No Comments »

Perhaps the (few) naysayers have been wrong: Google recently announced test results for a D-Wave “quantum computer” that far surpass the capabilities of traditional computers. So, why the scare quotes on quantum computer? And why not celebrate this apparent revolutionary ... Read More »

Don’t Gamble With Data Center Decisions

Don’t Gamble With Data Center Decisions
December 7, 2015 1 Comment »

We are currently witnessing a transformation in the way in which organizations purchase and deliver IT. The commoditization of computer hardware, the use of virtualization and the presence of cloud and colocation services has opened up a number of options ... Read More »

Maximize Your Software-Defined Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency With RDMA-Enabled Interconnects

Maximize Your Software-Defined Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency With RDMA-Enabled Interconnects
December 2, 2015 2 Comments »

Introduction At the end of the twentieth century, there was consensus that the previous couple decades were the dawning of the world’s information-technology (IT) age. Within the first few years of the twenty-first century, however, it has become clear that ... Read More »

How to Increase IT Self-Service Adoption

How to Increase IT Self-Service Adoption
December 1, 2015 No Comments »

Self-service is everywhere. More and more consumers are using do-it-yourself stations to book movie or flight tickets, withdraw cash from ATMs, or simply make other banking transactions. Embracing this trend, many IT organizations have a self-service portal to the help ... Read More »

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