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Cloud Hopping? How to Make a Smooth Transition

Cloud Hopping? How to Make a Smooth Transition

Cloud hopping is becoming the new norm in the enterprise market. As IT spending continues to grow, enterprise ...

Best Practices for Intelligence-Based Storage Management

Best Practices for Intelligence-Based Storage Management

Data is the most valuable asset for any company in any industry today, yet management of data ...

Who’s Winning the SSD Race? Ask the Patents

Who’s Winning the SSD Race? Ask the Patents

Traditional spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) have dominated datacenters since their inception, primarily due to lower upfront ...

HPC for Advanced Analytics at the USPS

HPC for Advanced Analytics at the USPS

Today, the United States Postal Service is on its third generation of supercomputers, with each generation more ...

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May 19, 2015(0)
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 $5-billion revenue mark for the prior 12 months. Amazon’s strong operating margin for AWS confirms what ScienceLogic ... Full article
May 18, 2015(0)
Data is the most valuable asset for any company in any industry today, yet management of data is often reactive, under-funded and – frankly – haphazard. File data tends to be the highest growth and least managed category of data, but it contains tremendously valuable information about customers, products, and business processes. Firms often let data pile up in ...
May 8, 2015(0)
Traditional spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) have dominated datacenters since their inception, primarily due to lower upfront cost per gigabytes ($/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 ...
May 5, 2015(0)
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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