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For years now server virtualization has been a core technology for larger companies. It’s provided the opportunity for businesses to reduce operating as well as capital costs, and offered them great flexibility and scalability. In more recent times, server virtualization has made its w...
Open-source cloud solutions are on the rise, and Red Hat is at the forefront of this movement. While other open-source vendors like Fedora are just now getting into the cloud game, Red Hat is continuing to advance and expand its cloud capabilities. One of the most visible examples of t...
The service desk movement has been a tremendous boon for companies. Rather than turning to one area for desktop computer support, another for application support and still another for telephony, pulling everything into a single point of contact has streamlined the way organizations can...
Red Hat continues to press into the cloud computing marketplace with each new service offering. OpenShift Online, for example, is Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution. For more than a year and a half, OpenShift has served literally thousands of applications running on a vari...
For most companies, the help desk or service desk has the potential to be a tremendous asset. A well-run service desk saves the entire rest of the organization time and increases productivity. A poorly-run service desk costs IT more money than it provides in benefits, and may even crea...
For several years now, prognosticators have insisted that cloud computing would take over the enterprise. And, for several years, we’ve seen growing adoption of cloud computing technologies, but nothing to indicate massive acceptance. A recent study from Brocade, however, suggests t...
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 i...
The growth of Big Data has, in many ways, come as a result of changes in the way we use the Internet. Today’s Internet is as much a repository of data as it is a way for individuals and organizations to connect with others. As this change has taken place, changes have also come to how ...
Microsoft® Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time and money and to free valuable resources. Gain access virtually anywhere Office 365 helps you work from virtually anywhere on nearly any device – PC, Mac, iPhone, Android and...
In January of this year, HP made a huge leap forward. They announced the transition of their entire tape storage portfolio to the LTO-6 specification, branding it under the moniker of HP StoreEver Storage. This announcement has massive implications, especially for those organizations t...
Helpdesks and IT service desks play a significant role in how efficiently a business operates. When the helpdesk isn’t doing its job, key players in the company can’t do their jobs. Yet many helpdesks and service desks are woefully inefficient. If you want your company’s service desk t...
IT departments today are in a new position. No longer simply providers of technology to an organization, they’ve become true service providers. Today, the IT department or data center leverages advances in infrastructure and virtualization technology to change the way we do business fo...
In today’s data centers, an IT manager’s life is more hectic than it should be. Error alerts, system events, installation and update issues, and calls to support desks make it hard to get anything done. But HP’s next generation of servers—HP ProLiant Gen8—revolutionalizes that experien...
Use of cloud data services at the consumer level is growing like never before. It’s estimated that, by 2016, more than a third of personal data will be stored on cloud servers. Today, that number is more like 7%. One of the most compelling reasons for this move has to do with smartphon...
In some ways, virtual security of your data center can be easier to manage than physical security. At least, some data center managers seem to be more concerned about the former than they are the latter. Yet physical security breaches make up a significant portion of data center securi...
Long a leader in storage technology, IBM last summer gave us a peek at some of the advances they’re making in storage. Today, IBM has created a high-speed storage system than can scan over 10 billion files in just under 45 minutes. The previous system from IBM scanned just 1 billion fi...
Flash storage has increased in popularity in the past year or so largely to its definitive advantages over traditional storage media. However, there are a number of competing flash design concepts, not all of which are created equal. In fact, there are four major approaches to using fl...
Server virtualization was, for many in IT, a major win. IT departments and data centers were suddenly able to do a whole lot more with a whole lot fewer resources. Naturally, as time goes on, it’s become more and more attractive for IT to consider desktop virtualization. Yet, the virt...
Today’s data center infrastructure has to be more agile than ever before. It needs to increase efficiency while increasing agility, and providing more and more services. Having an agile infrastructure lets you change how IT operates. It lets you adapt to growth – even unexpected growt...
Gartner offered a list of 10 key trends in infrastructure that will affect IT and data centers over the next several years. While some of those trends might seem a little far-fetched, there are several that catch the eye. Here are some of the top trends Gartner sees in the coming year...
One of the biggest concerns IT managers have about moving business-critical applications into the cloud and away from the data center is the issue of security. What you may not realize, however, is that the same tools for automation and provisioning that function in cloud implementatio...
Virtualization can provide many benefits to your organization. From increased efficiency to lower power consumption and reduced administrative overhead, virtual machines just make sense for most organizations. Yet, if you’re not careful about how you manage your virtual machines, you m...
We have received positive feedback from our recent announcement about our new partnership with Unisys and their Stealth Solution Suite. To give you a little more information about this solution, here is a recent blog post from Unisys, reprinted with permission: A Stealthy Defense in De...
Making the most of your virtualized environment means monitoring performance and making changes to optimize performance. The fact is that there are a number of things that can hamper performance in a virtualized environment, and if you’re not looking at all of them you can find yoursel...
The cost of electricity continues to rise, and few organizational units feel the pinch more than IT departments and data centers. One of the areas of potential power savings – yet one that few organizations have been willing to commit to – is PC power management (PCPM) solutions. IT l...
Email management is one of the most critical tasks in IT. Today, the sheer volume of email messages trumps all other forms of communication, especially in business. Email management is increasingly complex, as well, and today it involves technical aspects, security issues, business con...
Cloud technologies can be a tremendous boon to an organization. They can dramatically increase your efficiency, flexibility, and scalability. However, if you don’t properly plan the transition to a given cloud technology, you’re going to find yourself in trouble. You’ll be halfway into...
Being CIO means having your finger on the pulse of the industry. It doesn’t mean being a master of technology, and it doesn’t mean dictating to your people exactly how they should accomplish their missions. However, it does mean being aware of the prevailing trends in IT, and providing...
Data explosion, data bloat, data creep. Whatever you want to call it, organizations find themselves increasingly pressured to find more and more storage space. Up to this point, we’ve had a bit of a reprieve from that pressure, as technology has continued to meet demand. Most experts a...
There was a time – perhaps a decade ago, perhaps more – when the network was simply the network. It was routers and switches and cables and power. It was responsible for carrying data to and fro, and for acting as a hard wall gatekeeper that would prevent data from getting from one pla...
Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Banquet on 15 October in Seoul, South Korea Alpharetta, GA – August 15, 2012 – Unitiv was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Team of the Year category in The 9th Annual International Business Awards today.The Internationa...
We’ve talked a lot about how to improve the energy efficiency of your data center. After all, a significant portion of your operating costs are tied up in power, heating, and cooling. Yet, even after you’ve done everything you think you can to boost your data center’s efficiency, you m...
Image your ideal data center... What does it look like? Servers automate tedious processes. Storage is dynamic and allocated accurately. Networks can be provisioned in minutes. It's not complex, it's simple. We call it Converged Infrastructure. Storage is adaptable and simple to access...
Analysts from Gartner to IDC say that in early 2012, about 50% of x86 workloads were virtualized, and that most organizations are looking to virtualize most of their workloads over the next three to five years. Virtualization is a mature technology, most organizations have developed...
Cloud computing solutions offer organizations tremendous opportunities for efficiency, flexibility, and scalability. They also create some scenarios in which a business can find themselves in trouble. A single cloud outage can shut an organization down, for example. While it may seem ...
While many organizations have been making the move toward cloud computing solutions for the past several years, the fact remains that we’re really still in the early days of figuring out how all of this is going to work. Even more than that, the laws on the books that apply to cl...
More and more, organizations have turned to virtualization in order to increase efficiency, reduce capital expenses, and give their business units greater flexibility and scalability. Yet, in one area, we’ve been hesitant to virtualize. Mission-critical apps still, more often than not,...
There has been a significant move among data centers and IT departments in the past few years. There was a time when public cloud computing solutions were considered an experiment, at best. Few organizations were using public cloud solutions, even as the experts and pundits praised the...
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Medium sized businesses, enterprises, and large companies have been implementing a variety of cloud computing solutions for some time now. The benefits to these organizations are often obvious and instant: reduced capital expenditures, greater efficiency, improved scalability, and more...