June 12, 2017
This is a guest blogpost by Ciaran Dynes, senior vice president of Product, Talend. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a bit like Brexit for some: you secretly hoped the day was never ...
May 22, 2017
The Infinite io network storage controller 'bump on the wire' proxy scans storage to capture metadata in flight and speed movement of inactive files to the cloud.
March 24, 2017
FBI Director James Comey brought the encryption debate back to the forefront by asking for a 'nuanced and thoughtful' conversation on the topic before there is a serious attack.
March 15, 2017
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is in a bad need of an overhaul. The increasing use of metadata as seen in certain Enterprise Information Management (EIM) systems is the way forward.
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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
Learn how scale-out NAS and object storage systems work, their pros and cons, manageability and how they integrate with your storage infrastructure. Continue Reading
VM sprawl plagues the virtualized environments of many organizations. The key to overcoming it is incorporating automation and orchestration in your sprawl management plan. Continue Reading
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The Salesforce developer certification measures click skills or code skills. Here is a guide to knowing the code skills necessary to pass the Force.com Developer certification. Continue Reading
The deduplication process reduces the amount of data in a storage system, but dedupe in the cloud may be more valuable to the cloud provider than the customer. Continue Reading
An object storage architecture tackles traditional storage limitations by offering a file structure that is ideal for storing and protecting large amounts of unstructured data. Continue Reading
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The growing use of mobile devices by business users broadens the risk of data inconsistencies, a hazard that an integrated process for managing metadata and master data can help address. Continue Reading
Big data holds the potential to provide invaluable insights for business growth, but only if data governance is part of the plan. Continue Reading
Securing IoT data should become a priority as more companies manipulate the volumes produced by these devices. Seemingly innocuous information could allow privacy invasions. Continue Reading
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Content without context isn't going to cut it anymore. Here's how snackable content can help shape a user's experience with your information or brand. Continue Reading
Data-aware storage yields new insights and management capabilities. But challenges include meeting IT organization's needs, tying in with existing systems and the cloud alternative. Continue Reading
Storage systems get smarter thanks to object stores and metadata, which are enhancing intelligence of scale-out storage systems. Continue Reading