How Tape and LTFS Can Relieve Storage Pressure
Most data stored on hard disk has little value, but enterprises are reluctant to part with it. Tape is more cost-effective, and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) makes writing to a tape-based active archive much easier.
Puppet Labs Doubles Node Management
Updated software features dynamic discovery; Enterasys targets high-density data centers with new 7100S switches; Fluke updates OneTouch software; Silver Peak adds hourly option to AWS acceleration; SanDisk software supports bigger caches, multiple SSDs; Sepaton adds Symantec, Tivoli support; Kemp gets UCS certified; Syncplicity provides federated ID management.
10 Signs OpenStack Has Come Into Its Own
OpenStack continues to build momentum in the tech industry. Since its inception in 2010, OpenStack has made considerable strides as an open source IaaS project. Enterprises are seeking ROI with their OpenStack pilot projects, brand-name IT companies such as HP and Juniper are doubling down on OpenStack initiatives, and venture capitalists are throwing cash at OpenStack startups in an attempt to help the market make good on the hype -- and profit in the process. Here are 10 recent OpenStack deve
Network Management Needs New Ideas
Traditional network management systems haven’t adapted to the scale demanded by virtualization and cloud architectures. Distributed system designs may show the way.
Red Hat Aims To Boost Enterprise OpenStack Adoption
OpenStack platform is aimed at advanced cloud users; Puppet adds Red Hat certification; Avaya brings video collaboration to SMEs; DataCore's SANsymphony-V gets a refresh; Parasoft adds testing support for mainframes; Nutanix debuts two platforms.
SDN: Not Necessarily A Job Killer
ATMs and airline kiosks have been demonized on the consumer side for replacing people. Automation via software-defined networking is just the latest bogeyman.
Green IT Discussion Changes
New tools and technologies have made it easier to be green in the data center, even if we don't call it that these days.
8 Cloud-based IT Management Tools
With IT management becoming increasing more complex, administrators need all the help they can get. A growing number of IT tools are being delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), which promises fast deployment and lets customers pay only for the services they use. Here are 8 SaaS IT management tools that automate IT services, help troubleshoot problems, and provide visibility into the status of network devices and applications.