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Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Conclusion

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Conclusion

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Conclusion Read Part 1,    Part 2… Virtualized Data Center – Keeping it Simple Early designs of cloud computing focused on blades with an independent Storage Area Network (SAN) architecture. This blueprint consolidated the CPU and memory into dense blade server configurations connected via several high-speed…

HP CloudSystem Matrix: Benefits of Private Cloud and Infrastructure as a Service Today

HP CloudSystem Matrix: Benefits of Private Cloud and Infrastructure as a Service Today

HP CloudSystem Matrix: Benefits of Private Cloud and Infrastructure as a Service Today Get the freedom and flexibility to provision infrastructure and applications in minutes rather than months.  If you are like most companies, you have been adding servers, storage, and networking devices to keep pace with your business demands. You could be spending upwards…

The Cloud Awaits: Storage For The Growing Virtualized Infrastructure

The Cloud Awaits: Storage For The Growing Virtualized Infrastructure Growth is a good situation for organizations to experience, but growth is not easy and presents challenges. Today, virtual environments in many industries are growing, and organizations are increasingly deploying VMware virtualization to help consolidate IT, improve business flexibility, increase application availability, and reduce costs. After virtualizing test and development environments, and other applications, many organizations…

Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS

Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS I’m happy to announce that the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service has been published. (Client-only link. Sorry; I’ll link a public reprint when one is available.) This is a brand-new Magic Quadrant; our previous Magic Quadrant has essentially been split into two MQs, this new Public…

Calculating the ROI on Cloud

Calculating the ROI on Cloud

Calculating the ROI on Cloud IDC calls cloud computing “one of the most potentially transformative developments in the information technology world in the last 20 years.” Many companies have already chosen virtualization – generating a straightforward and easily measurable ROI through the deployment of basic applications such as email and collaboration. Assessing the ROI of…

Fighting Cancer with Cloud Computing

Fighting Cancer with Cloud ComputingUsually, articles on cloud computing relate to how it can help in business, and I am no different. Over the last year, almost all of my articles have looked at cloud computing through a businessman’s (gender-neutral here, no offense to the women stalwarts of commerce and industry) lens.Whether it’s cutting costs…

IDC Report: Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance 2011-2015 Forecast

IDC Report: Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance 2011-2015 Forecast

Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance 2011-2015 Forecast This study provides the market size and initial five-year forecast for the worldwide PBBA market as part of IDC’s Cloud Storage Solutions coverage. In this IDC study, market share positions for revenue and raw capacity are reported for eight named PBBA vendors for the full year 2010. In addition,…


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5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

What is the cloud’s next step? When speculating about where the cloud is heading next, we often think about extra security layers and how hybrid models might grow in prevalence. However, collaboration on the cloud is becoming more of a consideration as files grow. Could the cloud’s next big step be from mostly storage to…

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime As economic conditions gradually improve, North American companies are starting to recover their confidence, and are looking beyond mere survival. A recent survey by KPMG focusing on mergers and acquisitions demonstrated cautious optimism, with 21 per cent of companies planning to initiate at least one acquisition this year, and 16 per cent planning for…

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

Forrester Research: The Keys to a Successful Deployment Desktop virtualization projects are transformational. They can dramatically minimize IT costs while better empowering workers with more ubiquitous access to the applications and data they need to be productive. In fact, according to recent research by Forrester, worker productivity when working remotely across multiple devices, increased 51%…

5 Mistakes That Adversely Impact Seamless Cloud Migration

5 Mistakes That Adversely Impact Seamless Cloud Migration

There is absolutely no doubt migrating a section of your IT assets, non-core business processes or the entire spectrum of business systems to the cloud makes immense sense. There are plenty of business benefits linked to cloud computing; most astute businesses are using cloud computing in some capacity or other and if you aren’t doing…


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