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.
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.
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.
BYOD: Why You Will Lose
Restrictive BYOD policies will fail because humans have a compulsive attachment to mobile devices.
HP's Turnaround: It's Time To Believe
Not only does CEO Meg Whitman seem to have a solid strategy, but there's plenty of evidence it's starting to work. Maybe it's time for skeptics like me to admit we're wrong.
Dell VRTX Rethinks Blade Servers
Dell's VRTX converged infrastructure uses PCIe switch slots instead of a conventional blade chassis with mezzanine cards to give customers more flexibility and choice.
IBM Targets Fortune 500 With SoftLayer Acquisition
IBM's purchase of cloud provider SoftLayer show how serious Big Blue is about beefing up its enterprise services business. The acquisition comes with important technology, new customer segments and substantial capacity.
Avaya SPB Fabric Put to the Test at Interop
Data center fabrics have been overshadowed by SDN, but vendors are still moving forward with fabrics. This year's Interop was a big, visible test for Avaya's implementation of the Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) standard.