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The Three Most Important Benefits of Infrastructure as a Service Cloud computing offerings are almost overwhelming at this point. There are so many different services and service providers competing for your business that it can be hard to know what's really best for you. Understanding what kinds of solutions work for your business means getting a handle on exactly what solutions are out there and what benefits they can bring an organization. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), for example, is a solution that can offer significant benefits to an organization. What Is IaaS? In the most basic sense, IaaS means provisioning basic computing resources such as storage, hardware, networks and servers over the Internet. The actual physical infrastructure of your Information Technology systems moves outside of your organization and into a service provider's environment. IaaS... (more)

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1: A Brief Overview

Red Hat has been on the leading edge when it comes to open source virtualization solutions. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides robust virtualization from the network to storage and all the way to the desktop. The latest update, version 3.1, offers even more features to add to its list of capabilities. Here are some of the things you need to know about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1: The latest version is more scalable than previous versions, narrowing the gap between the big competitors like VMWare and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. The management interface for Red Hat Ent... (more)

Storage Management: Is it a Copy or a Backup?

As anyone who’s involved in storage management can tell you, it is business needs and business decisions that must govern a storage management policy, and make technology work for it, not the other way around. Accordingly, much of what we do in the storage management world has to do with policy and procedure, rather than the technology itself. One of the big questions in the storage world has to do with backups, and to what degree backups play a role in storage management. The conventional backup paradigm suggest that a snapshot of data in a given instant is what qualifies as a ... (more)

Simplify Storage Administration with Oracle

It’s completely natural that, moving forward, Oracle would focus on building upon the success of Sun and StorageTek. After all, those two companies bring a combined 40 years of experience, expertise and leadership in enterprise storage solutions to the table. This perfect storm of experience and value has created a dynamite environment with innovation, increased efficiency, stellar performance and scalability for almost any environment. Oracle provides a broad portfolio that includes robust and cost-effective solutions. From disk, tape and software to solutions and services, Ora... (more)

Three Prerequisites for the Private Cloud

You can’t ignore cloud computing today, but it can be a challenge to sift through the sheer amount of information out there. Choosing the right cloud technologies for your organization can be a bit of a struggle. While utilizing public cloud technologies can be appealing, there are some applications for which it doesn’t make sense, or for which your organization isn’t comfortable having in a public environment. This has given rise to more and more data center-based private cloud solutions. If you’re looking for private cloud technologies for your data center, there are three spe... (more)