Give Thanks To The Datacenter
Datacenter professionals, once a quiet bunch, have been thrust into the limelight in 2013. Here's why they should appreciate their new roles as infrastructure heroes.
Call Center Lessons Learned
Successful call center operations can make or break your business. Getting your processes and integration standards right are critical to keeping it all running smoothly.
Evaluate UC Requirements In 3 Steps
Unified communications could streamline your business communications and customer service processes. But to implement UC well, you must ask the right questions up front.
Digital Forensics: DIY Or Call An Expert?
With increased compliance requirements and complex threats, security incident response has become much more complicated. Organizations should consider calling in outside experts.
Securing The Software-Defined Network
SDNs offer the ability to centralize and automate network security functions, but only if security requirements are implemented correctly from the ground up. Learn how to secure the many components of the SDN.
SDN Upends The Switch & Router Market
Software-defined networking (SDN) is changing the networking market as we know it. In the midst of the confusion, it's clear that open source and standards-based networking are gaining ground.
The Future Datacenter Comes With Fries
The enterprise datacenter is moving toward a bundled, integrated, pre-configured, standards-based model. Soon you may order one up as easily as a laptop or a Happy Meal.
Cloud Computing: The Next-Generation
The staggering growth of cloud computing is driving today's IT infrastructure to new levels of efficiency through greater integration and convergence.
Can SDN Adoption Solve Real-World Problems?
If you think software-defined networking is all hype and no substance, think again. SDN deployments could potentially solve complex resource issues, especially in segments like healthcare and education.
Become Your Own SaaS Provider
Enterprises adopting private cloud should consider offering "private SaaS," a way to efficiently offer application services to their employees and partners.
Saddle Up For Datacenter Efficiency
Uptime Institute's Server Roundup gives a big "yee-haw" to companies that strap on their spurs, decommission obsolete equipment, and drive out datacenter inefficiency.
The Cloud Starts At The Data Center
New, always-on services are propelling the cloud forward. But all clouds depend on the data center for innovation in performance, networking, consolidation, and green computing.
Fiber Optics Light Up The Data Center
Intel has designed a data center that leverages fiber optic technology in the form of silicon photonics to overcome the challenges of increased speeds.
Data Center Virtualization Offers Concrete Benefits
Data center virtualization offers a new way of seeing the data center operating system, delivering benefits including greater visibility, more control, and the ability to be proactive with important workloads.
Moving NAS To The Cloud
Using the cloud in lieu of -- or in addition to -- network attached storage is a good option for the right types of data.
Fibre Channel Just Can't Keep Up
The SAN connector of choice, Fibre Channel, is being crowded out by much faster and more flexible competitors. It might be time for its swan song.
Best Use Cases For Cloud Storage
With all the options for storage today, including SSD to flash cards, choosing what enterprise data to store in the cloud or via SaaS can be tricky.
Women in IT: Suffer Silently Or Be The Bitch?
Do we need anti-harassment policies to protect women and other minorities in IT? Unfortunately, yes. But the most successful STEM women are those who ignore their detractors and risk being labeled a "bitch," confronting challenges head-on.