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How to Prevent a Data Doomsday

How to Prevent a Data Doomsday
September 10, 2014 No Comments »

“Virtualized data is fast becoming the new norm. No one can justify using storage like before” -Tim Gorman Gartner has famously noted the exponential growth of data and predicted a data doomsday. A data doomsday will mean, according to the research firm, ... Read More »

Talking Intellectual Property

Talking Intellectual Property
September 9, 2014 No Comments »

The ongoing technology patent wars, apparent abuses by patent trolls, absurd intellectual-property (IP) claims and so on have done at least one good thing: they have spurred growing discussion of the role of IP in law and the economy. A ... Read More »

New Data Demands Require a New Storage Approach

New Data Demands Require a New Storage Approach
September 4, 2014 No Comments »

Today, the world is connected in more ways that anyone could have conceived of even a few years ago, all thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). IDC predicts that by 2020, 200 billion devices will be connected to each ... Read More »

Fibre Channel is Dead, Long Live Fibre Channel!

Fibre Channel is Dead, Long Live Fibre Channel!
September 3, 2014 No Comments »

In 1422, upon the death of Charles VI and the ascendancy of Charles VII in France, the French phrase “Le roi est mort, vive le roi!” (The king is dead, long live the king!) was first spoken to indicate that ... Read More »

Big Paring

Big Paring
September 2, 2014 No Comments »

I think a lot about big data and the challenges it proposes. I guess I started thinking about big data a long time before I ever heard the term. I began to think about it when I heard and read ... Read More »

Technology Won’t Replace Humans

Technology Won’t Replace Humans
August 28, 2014 No Comments »

Looking back at the way the Industrial Revolution altered the market for many job types, it’s easy to extend that thinking to the “Digital Revolution” and foresee humans being all but entirely replaced by robots and (or perhaps with) artificial ... Read More »

The TCO Trap

The TCO Trap
August 27, 2014 No Comments »

As one of a business’s major investments, a data center must be able to justify the value it brings to the organization. Whether building a data center from scratch or seeking to invest in and optimize an existing location, businesses ... Read More »

Data Centers: Polluters or Just Consumers?

Data Centers: Polluters or Just Consumers?
August 26, 2014 No Comments »

In an article at Network World, Patrick Thibodeau discusses a National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report that takes the data center industry to task for contributing to pollution by wasting energy. Perhaps the most illustrative statement in Thibodeau’s piece is ... Read More »

Remote Data Centers: Blending the Boundaries of Metro-Regional Networks

Remote Data Centers: Blending the Boundaries of Metro-Regional Networks
August 21, 2014 No Comments »

Many new data centers being built today are being located at greater distances from typical enterprise users than in the past. Content data centers initially were built in and around metro core areas to provide the most effortless access to ... Read More »

Bridging the Gap Between Data Governance and the Rest of the Business

Bridging the Gap Between Data Governance and the Rest of the Business
August 20, 2014 No Comments »

Effective data governance polices help businesses realize objectives like meeting audit and regulatory requirements, becoming e-discovery ready, and keeping data-storage costs under control. But data governance is a relatively young industry comprising largely uncharted territory. It has none of the ... Read More »