Category: Cloud Computing

Top Motivators for Businesses Switching to Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

In the past, we were concerned with recovering application and data within the confines of the physical data center. Disaster recovery focused on how to rebuild the existing infrastructure of the hardware, software, and applications at a location apart from a compromised operations site. In other words, we needed to have a box to replicate the box.

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Top 10 Data Center Stories of 2015

While “boring” is a good thing as far as data center operators are concerned, 2015 was not a boring year for the data center industry. From data center outages on both sides of the Atlantic, caused by lightning and an explosion, to one of the biggest data center providers thinking of offloading its data centers, to a big change to the way the industry’s most important reliability rating system works, the year delivered plenty of excitement for some and anxiety for others.

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Making the Software-Defined Data Center Easier: VMware Software Manager and Validated Reference Designs

A major part of VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) services is to make it easier for your company to do business with VMware. That takes many different forms, depending on the type of company and their business objectives with VMware. However, there is one thing every VMware customer needs to do, and it is very simple: they need to find and download the software they want to use!

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19 Software Solutions For Cloud-Based Data Protection

Data protection is a critical part of ensuring a business will survive threats to the integrity of its data whether it’s managed on-premise, in the cloud, or anywhere.

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Amazon to Launch its First Cloud Data Centers in UK

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud infrastructure services arm, is planning to establish cloud data centers in the UK.

Expected to come online late next year or early in 2017, this will be the company’s first cloud region in the country and third in Europe, the company’s CTO Werner Vogels wrote in a blog post. The other two are in Germany and Ireland.

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Storing All That Data: Web-Scale Solutions for a Connected World

A recent data forecast from Cisco predicts that mobile data traffic will grow ten-fold globally from 2014 to 2019 – a compound annual growth rate of 57 percent. Another 57 percent of mobile connections will be “smart” connections by 2019, up from 26 percent in 2014. Add the growth of mobile devices and cloud-based services, and it’s enough to make an database administrator’s head spin trying to figure out where all that data is going to be stored.

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The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Few startups today want to be known as being focused on virtualization, because cloud computing is where the action is. Yet virtualization is the key enabling technology for cloud, and many startups are working on virtualizing storage, servers, networking, management and even user-profile information. Here CRN presents our picks for the coolest virtualization startups of 2015 so far. There’s some well-known names on this list, as well as some new ones.

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What a Motherboard Can Tell Us About the Future of Data Center Infrastructure

If you’re curious, you can see where the memory sockets are located here, but that’s not the correct answer. The right answer is: Long ago, we all decided that Intel was smart enough to figure out where it’s best to place components on its boards. While hardware partners may have some concerns, most end-user organizations couldn’t care less. We care about things like cost and SLA, but the motherboard hardware architecture is not that interesting.

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Six ways to lower IT infrastructure costs

It’s the right time for another round of IT cost-saving initiatives, and here are six areas where data center managers can reduce IT expenses. The recession of the last decade led businesses to tighten their belts and weather the economic storm, with projects including virtualization and consolidation, exploration of fledgling cloud technologies, centralizing data centers, rethinking the way software is developed and more.

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Apple Reportedly Planning Data Center, Network Upgrades

Apple, according to a published report, is continuing its major investment plans to better serve its customers and compete with other cloud-based service companies. Apple is known for investing time and money into designing top-of-the line products for discerning, style-driven customers, but a Bloomberg report suggests the company is also making a big push to upgrade its networking and data center infrastructure.

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