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The Keys to Guaranteed Data Center Performance Management

The Keys to Guaranteed Data Center Performance Management
March 16, 2015 No Comments »

Understanding the performance of your IT infrastructure is a difficult task. In fact, it often feels like IT professionals are forced to wear detective hats when exploring their systems and infrastructures just to understand the most basic of performance issues. ... Read More »

Should Companies Pay Users for Their Data?

Should Companies Pay Users for Their Data?
March 12, 2015 No Comments »

The big business of user data, combined with concerns about privacy, is leading to some arguments that companies should pay their customers for their data. But even ignoring the problem of how to implement such a compensatory system, this idea ... Read More »

Is Apple Watch the Company’s Waterloo?

Is Apple Watch the Company’s Waterloo?
March 10, 2015 No Comments »

With a market capitalization of about $730 billion (blowing away second place Exxon-Mobil by over 2x) and nearly $200 billion in cash, Apple has more than recovered from its days of languishing in the 1990s. Attempting to build on its ... Read More »

Predict, Then Measure: Simple Rules for Data Center Success

Predict, Then Measure: Simple Rules for Data Center Success
March 9, 2015 1 Comment »

The increasing demand for IT services has resulted in more and more data centers being built worldwide, providing either in-house IT services for a single organization or cloud-based services for a number of customers. The U.S. government alone has doubled ... Read More »

How Hosting Providers Can Defend Against DDoS Attacks

How Hosting Providers Can Defend Against DDoS Attacks
March 5, 2015 No Comments »

Last year, eBay suffered the largest data breach in history; hackers broke in and stole 145 million email and encrypted passwords. The largest DDoS attack also occurred in 2014, peaking at 400 Gbps. The number, size and type of cyber ... Read More »

The Year of Threat Intelligence Sharing: Bringing Structure to the Chaos of Big Security Data

The Year of Threat Intelligence Sharing: Bringing Structure to the Chaos of Big Security Data
March 4, 2015 No Comments »

As we kick off 2015, I predict that it will go down in history as the year of the threat intelligence platform (TIP). We say goodbye to the year of the advanced persistent threat (APT) in 2014, just as this ... Read More »

Banish These Buzzwords From Your Vocabulary

Banish These Buzzwords From Your Vocabulary
March 3, 2015 No Comments »

It’s time once again to review some of the most despicable, appalling, contemptible, loathsome, revolting and detestable words and phrases that fall so often from the lips (and keyboards) of professionals in technology and related fields. In a few cases, ... Read More »

Pursuing the Green Data Center

Pursuing the Green Data Center
March 2, 2015 No Comments »

In the flurry of today’s tech trends—cloud computing, mobility, productivity apps, big data, Internet of Things, M2M and so on—one can easily forget that data, whether created a decade ago or this very moment, has to live somewhere. With three ... Read More »

Data Center Trends Survey: Budgets Tilt Positive, Outsourcing a Mixed Bag

Data Center Trends Survey: Budgets Tilt Positive, Outsourcing a Mixed Bag
February 26, 2015 2 Comments »

By some accounts, the traditional company data center is fading away as outsourcing alternatives like the cloud and colocation take a larger bite of the market. But in some industries, the need to maintain control of equipment or data in ... Read More »

Removing Risk, Achieving Reward: The Case for Solutions-Based SLAs

Removing Risk, Achieving Reward: The Case for Solutions-Based SLAs
February 25, 2015 No Comments »

There has never been an easier time to start a business owing to the proliferation of “X-as-a-service” providers. These providers can supplement the expertise of an entrepreneur or enterprise with a range of additional IT capabilities to support a successful ... Read More »