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Survey: Price of Cloud Backup Not Deciding Factor for MSPs

Survey: Price of Cloud Backup Not Deciding Factor for MSPs
July 29, 2015 No Comments »

One would think that the price of a cloud-based service would be the deciding factor when managed-service providers (MSPs) choose technologies to power their backup services. After all, price seems to be the primary means by which cloud storage providers—a ... Read More »

Thoughts on the Tech Bubble (or Lack Thereof)

Thoughts on the Tech Bubble (or Lack Thereof)
July 28, 2015 1 Comment »

Talk of a bubble in the technology sector has been ongoing for some time. Are these sentiments just unfounded fears based on memories of the dot-com crash, or do they hold some truth? The answer is multifaceted and unclear with ... Read More »

Four Things to Consider When Making Your Enterprise Network Mobile Ready

Four Things to Consider When Making Your Enterprise Network Mobile Ready
July 27, 2015 No Comments »

Mobile-device adoption for day-to-day business activities has been on the rise thanks to BYOD, smartphone proliferation and high-speed wireless networks. According to ABI Research, the number of active wireless connected devices is expected to grow from 13 billion in 2013 ... Read More »

Is Network Security Attainable?

Is Network Security Attainable?
July 23, 2015 No Comments »

In the wake of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach, which exposed sensitive records of more than 20 million government employees and contractors (past, present and prospective), the matter of security has grown even more urgent. But the ... Read More »

Supercomputers Hint at Slowing Moore’s Law

Supercomputers Hint at Slowing Moore’s Law
July 21, 2015 No Comments »

The performance of the world’s fastest supercomputer (according to the Top500 list) has plateaued in recent years, raising the question of what’s causing the deceleration in progress. In addition, the signs of a slowing Moore’s Law continue to proliferate, with ... Read More »

Embrace Hybrid IT and Lead the Pack

Embrace Hybrid IT and Lead the Pack
July 20, 2015 2 Comments »

Whether you are leading an enterprise with a significant virtual infrastructure footprint or a small data center, there’s a high likelihood you are considering cloud-based computing technologies. Like most others in your position, you have to support diverse applications and ... Read More »

Does Anyone Really Want Innovation?

Does Anyone Really Want Innovation?
July 16, 2015 1 Comment »

Innovation: governments, companies and individuals may talk a good game, but when it really happens, the complainers line up around the block. Consider Uber, for instance. Everyone who’s ridden in a taxi probably thinks at least once that the fare ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: End of Windows Server 2003

Industry Outlook: End of Windows Server 2003
July 15, 2015 No 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 Michael Maiello about the end-of-life for Windows Server ... Read More »

Addressing the Problem of “Comatose” Servers

Addressing the Problem of “Comatose” Servers
July 14, 2015 1 Comment »

Regular reports about data center inefficiency might lead one to believe that the industry is an outlier. But inefficiency is in some sense the name of the game (see the second law of thermodynamics); the pertinent questions are at what ... Read More »

Meeting Modern Data Demands With Accelerated Packet Capture

Meeting Modern Data Demands With Accelerated Packet Capture
July 13, 2015 No Comments »

According to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, mobile data traffic will increase tenfold globally from 2014 to 2019—a compound annual growth rate of 57 percent. This traffic will reach an annual run rate of 291.8 ... Read More »