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IoT Urgently Needs to Increase Collaboration

IoT Urgently Needs to Increase Collaboration

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT) there is one thing we can be sure ...

Lifting the Fog of Spark Adoption

Lifting the Fog of Spark Adoption

If you’re stymied by the prospect of deploying Spark for the first time, Craig Lukasic, senior solution ...

Network Management Automation: The First Step Toward SDN

Network Management Automation: The First Step Toward SDN

Unless you live under a rock, if you work in IT, you’ve heard of software defined networking ...

Towards a ‘Composable Infrastructure’

Towards a ‘Composable Infrastructure’

Composable infrastructure is all about making IT truly programmable in order to get the infrastructure that is ...

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February 2, 2016(0)
If you’re stymied by the prospect of deploying Spark for the first time, Craig Lukasic, senior solution architect at Zaloni, offers tips and insights for overcoming some of the common misperceptions and barriers to successful Spark implementations. Below is an excerpt from an article that appears in full here at our sister publication Datanami. Clients are often confused about ... Full article
November 24, 2015(0)
Composable infrastructure is all about making IT truly programmable in order to get the infrastructure that is needed through a single line of code, the author argues. Full article
November 12, 2015(3)
The success of closed-source companies (like Microsoft in the early days of the digital revolution) made it easy to write off open source as a niche movement with little real-world relevance. But the concept of open source is almost as old as software itself — it has been, and continues to be, a viable option. The rise of Linux proved as much, and ... Full article
September 21, 2015(0)
Microsoft is leading the way to the future of the enterprise business model. This might be hard to believe considering the company’s track record of locking users into its stack by creating a strong affinity between those users and its products. However, several months ago, the tech juggernaut announced its Cloud Storage Partner Program, which allows third-party providers to ... Full article
June 8, 2015(0)
The world’s largest and most influential businesses are rethinking how they handle data so they can increase business agility, develop stronger customer relationships, and spur more product or service innovation. A key requirement is to integrate data across different boundaries, including system, departmental, and company boundaries. But the increased use of SaaS applications has accelerated the pace of application ... Full article
June 2, 2015(0)
With hurricane season upon us, state and federal agencies are teaming up to prepare for worst-case scenarios. But what about you? If a sudden disruption threatens your organization's continuous operations, you may already have a disaster recovery plan in place and, if not, you will have at least thought about how to maintain operations. But even if your facilities ... Full article
May 19, 2015(1)
When Amazon revealed its much-conjectured earnings and growth for its public cloud service, Amazon Web Services (AWS), it disclosed some surprising information in its quarterly earnings report. Indeed, AWS pulled in a significant profit, boasting a 16.9 percent operating margin and surpassing the $5-billion revenue mark for the prior 12 months. Amazon’s strong operating margin for AWS confirms what ScienceLogic ... Full article
May 18, 2015(0)
Data is the most valuable asset for any company in any industry today, yet management of data is often reactive, under-funded and – frankly – haphazard. File data tends to be the highest growth and least managed category of data, but it contains tremendously valuable information about customers, products, and business processes. Firms often let data pile up in ... Full article
May 8, 2015(2)
Traditional spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) have dominated datacenters since their inception, primarily due to lower upfront cost per gigabytes ($/GB) and the lack of other feasible storage options. This has begun to change in the last decade, since the cost of solid state drives (SSDs) started dropping. Considering the demands of modern datacenters, which typically are dominated by ... Full article
May 5, 2015(1)
Today, the United States Postal Service is on its third generation of supercomputers, with each generation more capable than its predecessor. IDC believes the USPS embrace of HPC exemplifies an important, accelerating IT trend: Leading organizations in the private and public sectors are increasingly turning to high-performance computing to tackle challenging big data analytics workloads that traditional enterprise IT ... Full article
April 27, 2015(0)
Enterprises risk losing almost $2 trillion due to downtime and data loss but the vast majority of organizations remain unprepared to mitigate this costly damage. A recent study found enterprises suffered a collective $1.7 trillion loss due to downtime and data loss in 2014 alone. The research indicated that although there has been a decrease in the overall number ... Full article
April 13, 2015(0)
The rapid and continuing rise of the U.S. dollar against most currencies will put a dent in global IT spending during 2015, a new forecast concludes. Market researcher Gartner called the rapid and largely unexpected rise of the dollar a "currency shock" that would reduce worldwide IT spending by 1.3 percent this year to $3.66 trillion. The forecast reflects ... Full article
March 16, 2015(0)
The recent EnterpriseTech article, DevOps Emerges in the Enterprise, examines industry analyst Gartner's assertion that DevOps is not a market. Instead, the market researcher insists it is a loose collection of tools used in a specific philosophical way. Do I believe DevOps is a market? Absolutely. Is it a philosophy? Yes. Is it a set of tools? Perhaps. But ... Full article
April 10, 2014(0)
Enterprises are always looking for an edge to use against the competition, and information technology was created initially and specifically to be that edge. Decades later, computing in its various forms is the foundation of the modern corporation, and companies are still looking for new ways of gaining an advantage. More times than not, that means being out there ... Full article
April 9, 2014(0)
Global IT spending is projected to jump 3.2 percent this year, led by a big increase in enterprise software, while an expanding cloud infrastructure is helping to drive datacenter systems spending to $143 billion. Overall, Gartner estimates that global spending for devices, datacenters and enterprise software along with IT and telecommunications services will hit $3.8 trillion in 2014. Spending ... Full article
March 18, 2014(0)
Four years ago, software giant Oracle bought Sun Microsystems and got into the systems business. Sun's business was in decline, and kept falling at a steep and steady rate for many years. But after years of paring down the product line and focusing on so-called engineered systems – clusters built with very precise components and tuned for specific workloads ... Full article
February 26, 2014(0)
Sales of servers have always been tied very tightly to the regional and global economies and the ups and downs of various industries. But with the relentless pace of Moore's Law and the dominance of the X86 platform in the datacenters of the world, perhaps X86 servers are the bellwether of economic activity and the rest of the styles ... Full article
February 21, 2014(0)
Sales of servers, storage, switching, software, and services at Hewlett-Packard's Enterprise Group were up a smidgen in its most recent quarter, but like its peers in the IT space, HP is having trouble boosting its profits in this area because of intense competition. The decision by IBM to sell off its X86 server business to Lenovo gives HP an ... Full article
February 21, 2014(0)
The world is increasingly being shaped by computers, and nowhere is that more evident than in the financial space. Although much of the advanced algorithm action has taken place in the equities world, foreign-exchange trading is now experiencing a similar disruptive wave, with the industry replacing many of its foreign-exchange traders with computer platforms. Allegations of collusion have kicked ... Full article
February 13, 2014(0)
Every innovative product finds its natural place in the market, and that seems to have happened with the Unified Computing System, a converged server-network platform that Cisco Systems launched five years ago, reshaping the enterprise server and networking landscape. UCS sales ramped fast out of the gate, and Cisco quickly became a player in blade servers aimed at enterprise ... Full article

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