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How Mary Washington Healthcare Used VMTurbo to Save $180K On Day 1 Amid the roll-out of HIPAA-mandated compliance, Meaningful Use, and other Healthcare waves, Technology Infrastructure Manager George Amols ushers us through the reactive cycle of IT operations at MWHC from whi...
As organizations scale, planning for greater application workload demand is critical. IT cannot afford to be seen as a bottleneck to successful business growth. Moreover, the larger the organization and the faster the growth the higher the stakes.Planning ahead is key, but as ...
All resources in the datacenter are converging. A typical Layer 2 (L2) Switching core from years ago looks different than it does today. New protocols have been developed that allow network administrators and engineers to cluster or mesh switches together. Spann...
VMTurbo recently surveyed 1284 Enterprise IT and data center professionals on their use of and plans for OpenStack. We’ve collected the data and put the complete results in our report, Investigating OpenStack.
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 h...
Cloud computing is finally hitting the IT world in the way that’s been predicted for the past decade or so. Cloud computing simply makes sense for most organizations. It allos you to distribute IT costs over time without having to make huge capital investments. It gives you ex...
Today’s mobile-heavy business environment has created an interesting challenge for enterprise security. While there’s always been something of a struggle between IT and users when it comes to security vs. user expectations, the advent of BYOD practices and self-serve cloud solutions ha...
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 i...
Xyratex has always been a leader when ot comes to building storage test equipment and storage enclosures and subsystems. Since being spun out of IBM more than 20 years ago and then picked up by Seagate recently, Xyratex has provided equipment that’s popular with some big name ...
It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a little over 14 years ago that VMware hit the market. Coming in at just the right time, it quickly permeated the virtualization marketplace and became the industry’s heaviest hitter. Today, many VMware implementations are reaching matu...
Like other organizations, professional football teams are ultimately a business that relies on technology. That technology has to be both fast and secure. Whether it’s the 300 employees that work for the team or whether it’s the tens of thousands of fans that populate the stad...
When it comes to your data center, flexibility should be a major priority. While converged infrastructure, traditionally, often serves to limit flexibility to one degree or another, that isn’t necessarily the case with the Nutanix Virtual computing platform. The Nutanix solution takes ...
Traditional storage implementations have a tough time offering the kinds of integration that today’s IT leaders want when it comes to S3 public cloud environments. Traditionally, IT has been constrained to rely on cloud solutions separate from their own enterprise environme...
If you’re like most organizations out there, chances are pretty good you’re already knee-deep in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment. While BYOD can be good for your business in that it allows your users to identify and use the too they believe is best for the job, it can crea...
Remote offices have long presented a number of challenges to companies. Today, however, technology has advanced to the place where there are more options available than ever. Unfortunately, complex remote office backup solutions create not only a significant potential for the loss of...
Today’s technological trends offer a number of opportunities for collaboration and streamlining of your IT business processes. One of the most powerful value propositions in this area has to do with unified communications and collaboration. UC&C lets you get the right da...
It’s a simple fact of how organizations grow: inevitably, you’re going to be looking at application data living on heterogeneous storage platforms. This creates data silos that prevent your organization from consolidating information and making it searchable across multiple platforms...
The sharing of data in the enterprise today has become increasingly complex. With literally thousands of types of different devices that might connect to your network via BYOD policies, you’re faced with providing security and data protection. This security has to extend far...
Email is the universal business-critical application. Interruptions to your organization’s email service can result in lost productivity, lost sales, customer service blunders, and in some cases even legal tangles. A single day without email services can bring a multinational corporati...
Intel has been at the forefront of producing faster, more powerful chips for decades. Today, however, an even greater degree of flexibility and versatility are being demanded from CPUs. This has led to the rise of field programmable gate array (FPGA) chips – chips whose core logic can ...
Businesses have long depended on a variety of solutions to share files. More than just network server shares, today’s business users need reliable ways to track file changes, share files across a variety of devices both inside and outside the network, and make certain that synced copie...
Dell enterprise server solutions have dominated the marketplace for some time, yet many enterprises have turned to other vendors to meet their security needs. Today, however, Dell offers their customers robust enterprise security in the world class Dell SonicWALL next-generation techno...
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is perhaps the most versatile and powerful enterprise-grade open source operating system. RHEL operates across many different architectures, working with multiple hypervisors and integrating with many different cloud technologies. There are four primary product...
Managed services have been gaining serious ground in small and medium-sized businesses in the past couple of years. While enterprises and larger businesses have been moving toward managed services for the better part of the last decade, smaller organizations have been more hesitant ove...
While many businesses have been embracing (either willingly or by force) the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, fewer have addressed the growing trend of Bring Your Own Application (BYOA). Not only are employees working more and more from their smartphones, personal laptop computer...
No one who’s followed Oracle in the past few years could honestly suggest that their hardware efforts haven’t staggered. In the fourth quarter of last year, for example, hardware revenue was down 3% to $714 million year over year. While total hardware revenue including support stayed s...
Today’s data centers need to be able to ensure network uptime, be vigilant against threats, detect intrusions and do all of these things on a continual basis. A continuous Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is critical to both the performance and the survivability of a data center. The ...
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 traje...
Convergence has long been a priority for the data center. Using virtualization technologies, server convergence has empowered data centers to serve greater user needs while still living with few and fewer available resources. Now, it’s time for infrastructure convergence to make its wa...
In an effort to make efficient use of resources while at the same time reducing overall complexity and management overhead, IT departments and data centers are opting more and more for converged infrastructure options. Indeed, companies from small businesses up to large international f...
Surely you’ve heard it by now. It’s all over the networking world. “Goodbye status quo, Hello Brocade!” For too long, networks have been built and based on old paradigms that meet outdated needs and run on obsolete architecture. Sure, the advent of networking transformed the world. But...
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization has provided data centers with open source solutions that allow them to virtualize, integrate, scale and manage workloads. RHEV not only offers traditional virtualization that the data center needs, but it also serves an on-ramp for data centers into O...
Cloud computing has finally come into its own. While we’ve been hearing for 8 years or more that cloud computing would one day take over the enterprise, the fact of the matter is that it’s been slow going. While the spread of cloud computing solutions hasn’t been as rapid as many earl...
Virtualization has been the focus of much data center and enterprise technology over the past few years. In fact, the majority of enterprises are now implementing some form of virtualization or cloud computing now. Even small businesses, especially those that have a significant need to...
HP is a major player in the cloud by any definition of the word. Convergence and virtualization offerings from HP have changed the computing landscape, allowing IT departments and data centers to keep increasing capacity while maintaining or, in some cases, even lowering costs. CloudSy...
For quite some time Cisco has been ramping up to offering a global cloud platform that can be implemented in just about any organization. Partnering with major cloud infrastructure players made up of managed service providers, distributors, resellers, telcos and IT service providers, t...
Part of keeping your enterprise running smoothly is proper maintenance of your physical disks. Being able to partition, recover, edit, clone and fully manage your drives is essential to an effective and stable network. Yet, in many cases, enterprises simply don’t have the tools they ne...
Gigamon has been a leader in solutions that provide traffic visibility via its cutting-edge Unified Visibility Fabric architecture. Earlier this year, Gigamon announced the latest product in the Visibility Fabric line: the GigaVue-HC2 fabric node. This advanced module combines the spee...
Network address management ought to be, according to the conventional wisdom, a problem that’s been solved long ago. Yet, when you add in complexities like a private cloud infrastructure, everything isn’t always as easy as it seems at first blush. DDI (the management of DNS, DHCP and I...
The bandwidth needs of the enterprise have grown exponentially over the past few years, and that growth isn’t showing any signs of stopping. Cloud services, mobile access and increased video needs will place even greater demands on the enterprise’s bandwidth. Gartner group offers a loo...