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Virtualized environments are demanding when it comes to storage. Tier-1 virtualized applications require always-on, fast, available access to data. One of the ways that today’s virtualization vendors are increasing the stability and speed of storage access in virtualized environments is through the use of flash, and HP is leading the way among the crowd. Storage challenges facing the enterprise today There are a number of significant challenges that the enterprise faces today when it comes to handling storage in a virtualized environment, including: The cost and complexity of implementing data protection in a virtualized environment Outmoded storage architecture that doesn’t hold up under virtualized and random I/O Low VM density and storage inefficiencies that provide you with lower ROI than what you anticipated Difficulties with having enough availability and perfor... (more)

@ThingsExpo: Five Ways Cisco’s Internet of Everything Will Change the Earth’s Trajectory

Cisco has been ridding itself of consumer products for some time, which is why it was surprising to see Cisco at the International Consumer Electronics Show this year. According to CEO John Chambers, however, the new IoE (Internet of Everything) plan at Cisco is set to change the trajectory of everyone on Earth, in both the consumer and the professional arenas. Here are some ways IoE is going to impact the world: Bigger than anything that’s come before. Now, don’t get the wrong idea: Cisco isn’t going to sell IoE to consumers directly. But Internet of Everything will impact our d... (more)

Mission-Critical Features and the Public Cloud

Google announced last week the end of the "experimental" availability of its high-replication data store; it's now a "real" part of the Google App Engine SDK. This is part of a key 2012 trend: Cloud providers will rush to address cloud computing concerns from enterprise IT -- including security, performance, and availability -- through the addition of features taken from existing private enterprise computing environments. In the past, many cloud providers dismissed requests that features be added to replicate what existed in enterprise data centers. Typically, they referred to t... (more)

Desktop Virtualization Pros and Cons

Server virtualization has proved itself to be a wise and robust solution over the past several years. Organizations of all sizes have benefitted from virtualization, making the most of their system resources. Desktop virtualization, however, has been much slower going. For the past several years, experts and pundits have declared that it would be the “year of desktop virtualization,” and each year they were proved wrong. While desktop virtualization is gaining some ground, it’s certainly not as widely implemented (or even being considered as much) as server virtualization. A mix... (more)

Cloud Computing Basics

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer One of the hottest trends in small business and enterprise-sized IT is cloud computing. Cloud computing represents a major shift in the way companies view their technology infrastructure. This type of approach to IT relies on the Internet, and usually involves provisioned, scalable, dynamic and virtual solutions. Cloud computing pulls the details of IT infrastructure management away from the business and puts it squarely in the hands of true experts. The Internet is at the core of the concept of cloud computing, and it is the Internet that the term “cloud” re... (more)