While some industry analysts claim that private clouds don't make economic sense for many organizations due to the capital and operational costs to build one, they fail to take into account that IT departments have already sunk those costs into IT. Nor do they consider the different goals organizations have for private clouds. They don't need elastic scale. They need more efficient use of resources and operations. That's where private clouds come in with a focus on efficient use of recourses and orchestrated IT.
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January 03, 2014 11:49 AM
Posted by Joe Masters Emison
As part of my project comparing IaaS services, I tested Rackspace Cloud Servers and also compared Rackspace to other IaaS providers. Here are the results.
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December 23, 2013 11:42 AM
Posted by Doug Hazelman
New technologies keep emerging that claim to transform your data center -- just look at any of the 2014 prediction lists. How can you decide what makes sense to invest in now?
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December 12, 2013 11:06 AM
Posted by Greg Ferro
Cisco's new SDN platform, Cisco ACI -- despite some positive features -- is confusing, unproven, and burdened with Cisco's complicated past.
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December 03, 2013 12:26 PM
Posted by David Hill
IBM is emphasizing software-defined storage and the importance of storage integration with networking, virtualization, big data, and the cloud.
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November 20, 2013 08:00 AM
Posted by Natalie Timms
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.
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November 07, 2013 01:55 PM
Posted by Tom Trainer
Increased adoption of public and private clouds and a data onslaught have created new data backup challenges, but new products promise to help.
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