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The Adaptive and Intelligent Datacenter


Software Defined Networks have evolved to allocate resources based on workloads managing capacity to optimize. They are application aware and prioritize traffic based on neural network based learning; the disruption to existing hardware players had them acquiring some of the new innovative startups. Collectively SDDC has arrived and gaining momentum! 

To Coherently Protect Your Data, Think Like a CIO

Data protection, like fishing, is a challenge. The amount of data is never static or unchanging. Those whose job, primarily CIO's, it is to architect a coherent data protection strategy must take in to consideration a wide range of factors to cost-effectively manage and protect their data as well as ensure a consistent, repeatable recovery strategy. Are they managing physical, virtual or cloud infrastructure? Is the cloud infrastructure public or private?  

Big Data + Big Analytics = Big Insights

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Big data is obviously important to most organizations. There's plenty of data out there and even more data being generated every day. But big analytics is just as important. Without the ability to analyze the data you have at the speed and scale it is being generated, your organization will never really be able to fully take advantage of big data. 

Better Than Sleeping Pills: File-Based Exchange Backups Help You Rest Easier


In a couple of previous articles we talked about the quite primitive backup method known as offline backups, and the slightly more advanced Native Windows Server backup. Both have advantages and drawbacks; they may be right in some situations, but you need to be aware of the limitations. 

40% of the Indian CIOs See Digital as a Priority this Year: Core Quadrant


Core Quadrant, research arm of, undertook two massive research studies during January-May 2015 timeframe to ascertain the importance and vitality of Digital Technology for both enterprise users and technology producers. The research found that 50% of the IT growth in the year 2020 will come from the Digital Technologies alone.  

Should Companies Do Most of Their Computing in the Cloud? (Part 3)


Cloud computing is the future of computing. Specialization and outsourcing make society more efficient and scalable, and computing isn't any different. But why aren't we there yet? Why don't we, in Simon Crosby's words, "get on with it"? I have discussed some reasons: loss of control, new and unquantifiable security risks, and -- above all -- a lack of trust. 

Should Companies Do Most of Their Computing in the Cloud? (Part 2)


Most of the students I meet at Harvard University live their lives in the cloud. Their e-mail, documents, contacts, calendars, photos and everything else are stored on servers belonging to large internet companies in America and elsewhere. In contrast, I personally use the cloud as little as possible. My e-mail is on my own computer. There are three reasons, and they parallel the trade-offs corporations faced with the same decisions are going to make. 

Should Companies Do Most of Their Computing in the Cloud? (Part 1)

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The economics of cloud computing are compelling. For companies, the lower operating costs, the lack of capital expenditure, the ability to quickly scale and the ability to outsource maintenance are just some of the benefits. Computing is infrastructure, like cleaning, payroll, tax preparation and legal services. All of these are outsourced. And computing is becoming a utility, like power and water. 

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Data Backup -- 6 Strategies to Get Time Back in Your Day


In data protection, and indeed all of IT, saving time on data backups is critical and cannot be wasted. As a theoretical matter, time is the platform on which everything in your computing environment runs -- with each passing second, there is more data; there is more activity happening in your organization that needs to be routed, categorized, saved, backed up, accounted for and attended to. 

CIOs Should Act as Enablers Rather than Gatekeepers for Adopting Cloud Technologies


As a result of new and advanced technology, significant transformation has been made to the way enterprises operate. Business units, particularly software and web development teams, but also marketing, HR and finance, want to take advantage of the new generation of cloud services, meaning that an interest in cloud technology is no longer solely the domain of the IT team. 

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