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)
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 th... (more)
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)
Cloud computing has been a key buzzword on the lips of every IT pro for the
past several years. However, as more and more cloud solutions make it down to
the consumer market, the meaning can get lost or muzzled. After all, with
millions of users walking around talking about iCloud, it can be a little bit
hard to make the connection between that and, for example, a cloud-hosted
The truth of the matter is that there have always been several different
types of cloud computing technology. Each model offers something different,
and they all work together to help you get ... (more)
Like other trends in technology, cloud computing is constantly being
redefined and re-understood. The fact of the matter is that, while we have a
general agreement on what cloud computing is, the term has come to mean many
things to many people. The advent of cloud storage services and even
Apple’s iCloud has only served to further muddy the waters, even in IT.
In the most basic sense, cloud computing refers to the use of an app or
service that’s hosted in a non-traditional, non-server-based manner. In
that sense, however, cloud computing is very broad, and perhaps that’s the