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June 08, 2017
This week, bloggers look into Uila's user experience tracking capabilities, the growth of SD-WAN, and the difference between implicit and explicit complexity in the data center.
May 12, 2017
IT pros can easily list off CMDB benefits. But when it comes to convincing the business to pay for a CMDB implementation, you'll need to discuss ROI.
May 05, 2017
The open source software company is transitioning from its Linux roots to cloud services.
April 25, 2017
At the Cisco Marketing Velocity conference in Chicago, the company discussed a unified data center product marketing message with its channel partners.
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Windows Server 2016 Network Controller serves up advanced SDN features that give admins more control over virtual and physical network components. But nothing in life is free. Continue Reading
IoT will force data center teams to evolve their network, storage and cloud strategies. Take this short quiz to see how much you know about IoT implications in the data center. Continue Reading
Adoption of cloud computing has no doubt been slowed by worries about the security of those out-of-sight servers and resources. While reasonable, those worries have given way over time to acceptance and even optimism.
In this month's Modern Infrastructure cover story, TechTarget’s Trevor Jones writes about why security issues in cloud computing are not the impediment to adoption that they once were. In fact, some organizations are coming to the conclusion that their workloads run more securely in a public cloud than in an on-premises environment. Cloud service providers possess security expertise and experience at levels that aren’t as readily available on a typical IT staff, and certifications give confidence that providers can actually do all they claim to do.
The public cloud is not a risky place to do business, though its safeguards are different from those you've put in place to protect your own data center. These differences are most clearly seen when looking at the shared-responsibility model, which addresses many of the security issues in cloud computing. Users and providers must each do their part. Otherwise, the risks will become apparent, and cloud computing won't be what you need it to be.
This issue also looks at how a new wave of products in development brings memory and storage technologies closer together. Nonvolatile dual-inline memory modules, for example, combine the speed of memory with the persistent qualities of storage in some interesting ways. Also included is an article on how some IT shops that have adopted flash storage are simultaneously impressed and disappointed with the results. Costly flash products invariably improve performance, but they won't solve every problem or clear every bottleneck.Continue Reading
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Single pane of glass application monitoring is an IT myth on par with Bigfoot: frequently mentioned, constantly sought after and equally as elusive. Continue Reading
The need for instantaneous information exchange makes peer mesh networks inevitable. The network latency associated with a device-to-datacenter model and the corresponding datacenter-to-device ... Continue Reading
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We don't need more databases, we need more meaning, according to OpsDataStore CEO Bernd Harzog, appearing on a podcast covering IT operations analytics trends. Continue Reading
The rise of containers in the data center isn't an isolated trend; different types of environments use them with microservices and alongside VMs. Continue Reading
Policies allow IT teams to manage VM availability, security and other components more efficiently. Use these tips to establish and implement them in your data center. Continue Reading
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Learn how to prevent bottlenecks, create efficient deployment and avoid security issues to ensure optimal microservice performance in the cloud. Continue Reading
Data center admins often run into problems when it comes to snapshot removal. The best way to avoid these issues is to prevent them in the first place. Continue Reading
The Amazon S3 outage has turned into the Fukushima moment of cloud computing, as users re-evaluate the cloud's long-term viability. Continue Reading