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.
With a growing number of software developers and computer applications,
computers systems are revised and renewed every day. Computer systems can
become so large that they will need the expertise of a computerized Service
Desk, which will help integrate a growing organization to get maximum
benefits, which might otherwise get lost in the day-to-day workings. A help
desk or a service desk is designed to give “a single point of contact”
where you can find answers to all technical questions about computers and
other IT related issues.
The help desk pulls in all the data and makes a... (more)
Green Technology Journal on Ulitzer
Companies aren’t just going green for the sake of the planet, the fact of
the matter is that many green initiatives actually save companies money.
Conserving energy in a data center or IT server room, for example, will not
only help the environment, it will also help with operating costs.
Still, many IT directors, managers and CIOs are at a loss of how exactly they
can go about decreasing IT energy spending. Fortunately, there are some easy
steps you can take to get started cutting the energy costs of your IT
This post is taken from Mike Workman's recent blog post, Pass the Morton's
When I was quite a bit younger some really great folks at IBM gave me the
opportunity to help start a Hard Disk Drive OEM business. I was part of the
Storage division in San Jose California. At the time we built proprietary,
non-standard products with all custom mechanical and electrical parts.
The writing was on the wall, the future lay in using high volume, and hence
lower cost parts. Not only did this amortize engineering costs (NRE), but
tooling and test process costs could be amortized over a mu... (more)
If you’ve been running in solely Windows and/or Linux environments, you may
be ready to move up to a more robust solution. For more than 20 years, IBM i
series has provided solutions not only to larger and medium sized businesses,
but to small businesses as well.
Here are some things you should know about IBM i series if you’re thinking
about making a move:
1. IBM i Series Uses an Object-Based Kernel
IBM i series has always been created using an object-based kernel. This means
that you will find some features in the IBM i series that you won’t find in
other operating systems,... (more)