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June 20, 2017
Arista has upgraded its spine-leaf architecture for service providers and huge data centers. The update includes a new spine switch and line cards.
April 27, 2017
An updated version presents Datera Elastic Data Fabric storage nodes as a cluster of L3 network endpoints in anticipation of increased container adoption.
March 27, 2017
Data center outages at Delta Airlines and Amazon Web Services stole the headlines in recent months, but there's plenty of other outages at everyday enterprises that fly under the radar. IT pros ...
February 23, 2017
Enterprise spending on public cloud service providers will increase almost 22% annually through 2020, depressing sales of data center switches from Cisco and other suppliers.
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Establishing a DR plan for a VMware environment can be overwhelming. How do you design a plan that prioritizes VMs and manage your infrastructure to prevent failures? Continue Reading
Composable infrastructure leads the next stage of data center evolution, changing the way admins manage IT resources. But lock-in and other hurdles may hinder adoption -- for now. Continue Reading
Software is now able to handle an increasing number of data center infrastructure management tasks, including storage and networking. But how far can this development extend? This three-part guide aims to answer that question.
Here, experts examine the technologies that constitute a software-defined data center, or SDDC, and the benefits of such an arrangement. Fully implementing software-defined networking, software-defined storage and related technologies into the data center allows an organization to improve its IT operations.
Still, the software-defined data center architecture raises challenging questions, including: Who manages the software-defined technologies? How do these products figure into the larger infrastructure? Will networking and storage professionals be relegated to managing hardware, while the server/virtualization admin takes over the role of provisioning VM storage and defining virtual networks? These are significant questions that an IT organization will need to work through before -- and while -- it conducts its SDDC planning. IT professionals see the availability of more and more software controls. But that doesn't mean they understand where those controls fit into the still somewhat vague concept of a software-defined data center.Continue Reading
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IT pros offer tips to help enterprises emulate hyperscale data centers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform in their own organizations. Continue Reading
To really make IoT and similar edge computing initiatives pay off, an IT organization needs to distribute essential data center resources far and wide. Continue Reading
Trends, such as event-triggered computing, as exemplified by Lambda Architectures, converge on data center storage to hasten data center intelligence evolution. Continue Reading
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Despite a rapidly changing IT industry driven mostly by cloud, the on-premises data center is here to stay, according to a survey by the Uptime Institute. Continue Reading
In a virtualized environment, IT admins can receive alerts around the clock. The trick is to filter the data to get warnings only when there's an actual problem. Continue Reading
To make a move toward private cloud services, IT teams first need to evaluate their current data center infrastructure, starting with server processor, memory and storage support. Continue Reading
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For AI applications, the future is now. But implementing artificial intelligence in an enterprise data center presents obstacles for network, storage and compute infrastructures. Continue Reading
Proper IT budget planning and cost optimization can extend the life of your infrastructure, help guide refresh decisions and prepare you for software-defined architectures. Continue Reading
As the amount of traffic traveling between data centers explodes, both enterprises and service providers look for high-octane data center interconnect options. Continue Reading