Data center hardware News
October 06, 2017
Data center hardware spending remain soft, but that could empower enterprise buyers who see the benefits of better performance and control of their own gear. The overall server market remains ...
May 10, 2017
Flexible hardware pricing? What took so long? Perhaps there were a few IT pros that wondered this when they first heard about the Cloud Flex Pay per use pricing that was introduced as a new buying ...
March 14, 2017
Innovium, led by former execs at Cavium and Broadcom, is targeting its switch silicon to hyperscale data centers as more workloads move to the cloud.
February 22, 2017
Cisco has introduced hardware that contains all the components for running virtual network functions. The new gear delivers Cisco VNFs in the data center and branch office.
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Since it doesn't lose data during power outages, persistent memory will revolutionize direct-attached storage in particular and the cost/performance ratio of computing overall. Continue Reading
Before you rush to replace servers with more of the same, consider your organization's long-term goals and whether a move to the cloud might be the better option. Continue Reading
Solid-state storage is becoming more affordable and, as a result, more popular. Find out how to improve SSD storage performance by keeping operations close to the hardware. Continue Reading
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IT infrastructure often struggles to keep pace with DevOps. But are hardware upgrades worth the investment, or do they just nullify any savings DevOps creates? Continue Reading
Open source software and hardware continue to infiltrate the data center, but the lack of professional support remains a top business and IT concern. Continue Reading
Building a private cloud offers a host of appealing benefits, including a scalable computing base and speed as a result of standardization. It's a cloud implementation that has worked wonderfully for some organizations, including financial services provider State Street Corp., which is now able to develop and deploy new apps within minutes. But internal private cloud is not for everybody; companies considering this option not only need significant cash outlays, existing data center hardware and a trained IT staff, but also a strong reason why internal private cloud is the way to go over other types of private cloud, like hosted and hybrid -- or even public cloud providers, which have more capacity than companies building an on-premises cloud themselves can ever reach.
In this issue of CIO Decisions, cloud experts offer advice on how IT leaders can assess whether private versus public cloud will bring the most value to the business. Plus, we detail how travel company Maritz overhauled its approach to IT with automation to better serve internal customers; sit down with Alec Ross, former innovation adviser to Hillary Clinton, to discuss how innovations in robotics, genomics and other technologies will transform how companies do business; get Agile expert Joseph Flahiff's take on the steps a company should take to achieve organizational agility; and more.Continue Reading
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Although rising data center densities don't seem problematic for hyperscale providers, they create challenges for enterprises. Discover how hyper-converged systems can help. Continue Reading
As applications and services become more and more distributed, those who depend on traditional load-balancing technology may hit the 'load-balancing brick wall.' Continue Reading
When consolidating data centers after a corporate merger, scrutinize custom software applications and security. You may improve IT operations. Continue Reading