Building A Data-Centric Data Center
The final installment of this series examines the key elements required to accomplish rack-level optimization for a new data center architecture.
6 Methods To Cut Data Storage Costs
If your enterprise is struggling with spiraling storage, simply buying more capacity isn't the answer. Listen to your data and follow these guidelines.
4 Keys To A Data Security Strategy
Organizations must prepare for the inevitable security breach and focus on protecting sensitive corporate data. Here are some ideas to build on.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure Taking Off
US businesses are rapidly adopting hyperconverged systems as a way to streamline IT and storage operations, and in some cases as a bridge to software-defined storage, researchers find.
6 SSD Myths Debunked
Solid-state drives are still gaining traction, despite misconceptions that have dogged the technology. We separate fact from fiction.
No SSD-HDD Price Parity Before 2020
Howard Marks responds to a recent Network Computing blog arguing that SSD pricing is falling to hard-disk drive levels and putting HDDs on the road to obsolescence.
Hypercoverged systems improve VM performance by using server flash for key storage functions, but have drawbacks. Separating storage performance from capacity overcomes these issues.
SSD Prices In A Free Fall
With the prices of solid-state drives expected to reach parity with hard-disk drives next year, are HDDs doomed?
SD-WAN Gaining Traction
IHS Infonetics survey finds that many enterprises plan to buy software-defined WAN technology with an eye on streamlining WAN operations.
The Hyperconvergence Craze: More Than Hype
Survey shows that VDI remains a top use case for hyperconverged infrastructure, and a need for efficiency rather than frustration with legacy storage is driving interest in the technology.
8 Hot Online Colleges For IT Pros
Check out these colleges and universities that offer online IT courses and degrees to help keep your tech skills and knowledge fresh.
Fibre Channel Really Is Dead
Ethernet has overcome the problems that prevented converged compute and storage networks, speeding the demise of Fibre Channel.
IT Certifications Guaranteed To Boost Your Career
Certifications can help advance your IT career and get you a raise. These certifications in specialties like cloud, virtualization, and systems engineering from AWS, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and others are among the highest in demand.
Meet The IT Rock Stars
Say hello to the brightest and friendliest Interop speakers, either in person or online.
3D NAND Goes Mainstream
Joint flash memory ventures Intel-Micron and Toshiba-SanDisk are overcoming the limitations of conventional planar flash memory by going 3D.
Erasure Coding To The Rescue
As an alternative to RAID, erasure coding offers better protection with less compute time and solves the drive rebuild problem.
Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
The enterprise network isn't getting any simpler, but following these important guidelines will help IT pros implement, maintain, and improve even the most complex networking environment.
Budgeting For Flash
Flash is fast, but expensive. Ask these three questions to make sure your flash storage investment makes sense for your data lifecycle needs.
VMware VSAN: Reality Vs. Hype
VMware's Virtual SAN is touted for its performance, lower cost and scalability, but emerging trends such as white-box storage undercut those claims.
Legacy IT Vendors & The AWS Fear Factor
The popularity of Amazon Web Services, along with SaaS, means that traditional IT vendors must transform themselves in order to remain relevant in the new cloud era.