March 14, 2018
Spanning Backup makes it easier for Salesforce administrators who deal with metadata. Direct restore improves self-service of important Salesforce work.
March 05, 2018
WekaIO CEO Liran Zvibel sees partnerships with HPE, Mellanox and AWS as key for the startup, as it pursues growth opportunities in artificial intelligence and life sciences.
January 12, 2018
Intelligent information management in M-Files allows users to search for content in multiple repositories while also being able to automatically assign metadata to content in 2018 upgrade.
January 04, 2018
Cisco has integrated Encrypted Traffic Analytics into Catalyst switches and ASR and ISR routers. Cisco ETA searches encrypted traffic for malware activity.
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Metadata management is the oversight of data associated with data assets to ensure that information can be integrated, accessed, shared, linked, analyzed and maintained to best effect across an organization. Continue Reading
Data context is the network of connections among data points. Those connections may be created as metadata or simply identified and correlated. 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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There's a lot of tech behind digital workplace transformations: middleware, application modernization, content and data services. Done right, it enables work-from-anywhere models. Continue Reading
New storage services have emerged to help IT pros maintain and deliver access to ever-larger and more valuable data sets, particularly all types of unstructured data. These include data sets for big data analysis, DevOps, storage self-service and cost-control purposes, among other things. This data explosion is the result of several trends, including growth of files and file systems, machine-generated data streams, web-scale application exhaust, endless file versioning, finer-grained backups and rollback snapshots. If you're architecting a new approach to storage and dealing with various types of unstructured data storage at a global enterprise scale, we have seven advanced storage capabilities you should consider.
The on-demand nature of the cloud has not only changed the way enterprises consume and pay for IT resources, it has profoundly altered our understanding and expectations of IT services and infrastructure in general. More enterprises expect to obtain the features they want when they want them and to pay for those features only when and if they need them. This has been acutely felt by vendors and consumers alike in the fragmented and dynamic storage market. It has altered how storage providers deliver expected core features, such as deduplication, replication, compression and encryption, and has led to the development of niche products that meet application-specific needs and use cases. This issue clarifies the new and evolving data storage landscape to help you buy and deploy the right storage products with the features you require and more easily acquire the products you may need in the future.Continue Reading
Rearchitect storage to maximize unstructured data use at the global scale for larger data sets coming from big data analytics and other applications. Continue Reading
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Companies today want to make data-driven business decisions, but huge volumes data could lead them astray. So could huge volumes of questions about the data. Rue La La's CTO has tips for countering ... Continue Reading
Software-as-a-service backup is an important, but sometimes overlooked, aspect of data protection. It's also complex, so planning, documentation and testing are key. Continue Reading
Data security needs to be addressed upfront in deployments of big data systems -- and users are likely to find they have to build some security capabilities themselves. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Metadata Issues
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Collecting and analyzing NetFlow data can help organizations detect security incidents and figure out their cause. Expert Frank Siemons explains how NetFlow works. Continue Reading
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