December 13, 2017 – 11:56 pm | Comments Off on Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management for 2018

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” Ralph Waldo Emerson famously advised. And, in the world of data management, companies are doing just …

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What is Big Data? Everything you need to know
July 8, 2017 – 10:01 am | Comments Off on What is Big Data? Everything you need to know
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In a world that is rapidly becoming smarter and more connected, huge amounts of information are being generated and uploaded to the internet every day. This data can often hold incredibly useful insights for businesses, …

Moving to the cloud is way harder than it looks. Here’s how five pioneers did it
July 8, 2017 – 9:55 am | Comments Off on Moving to the cloud is way harder than it looks. Here’s how five pioneers did it
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When Salesforce.com Inc. sent Domtar Corp.’s Personal Care Division, a manufacturer of absorbent hygiene products, a request to upgrade software drivers that the customer relationship management supplier was using for connectivity, the process seemed like …

Pick the right vSAN storage media for better capacity and performance
July 7, 2017 – 10:43 pm | Comments Off on Pick the right vSAN storage media for better capacity and performance
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VMware doesn’t publish a compatibility guide for individual vSAN storage media, like solid-state drives (SSD) and hard drives, the way it does for storage controllers. The guidance VMware does provide focuses on the endurance and …

VMware Renews Cloud-Native Apps Focus
July 7, 2017 – 9:33 am | Comments Off on VMware Renews Cloud-Native Apps Focus
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VMware’s business since the company’s birth has been rooted in virtual machine hypervisor technology. The emerging world of containers, broadly referred to by some as “cloud-native computing,” isn’t seen by some as a competitive threat …

Getting Serious About Security: How MSPs Can Deliver
July 7, 2017 – 9:23 am | Comments Off on Getting Serious About Security: How MSPs Can Deliver
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Historically, businesses have viewed MSPs as trusted mission-critical IT advisors. These providers have proved hugely valuable—so much so that a 2016 Comptia report found that 64 percent of organizations are using some sort of managed …

Cloud computing security: This is where you’ll be spending the money
July 5, 2017 – 11:46 pm | Comments Off on Cloud computing security: This is where you’ll be spending the money
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As businesses get more serious about using cloud computing they’re also getting more concerned about security. This may come as something of a surprise to some who were sold cloud computing as being inherently more …

AT&T Touts White-Box Approach for SDN-Based Service Providers
July 5, 2017 – 11:28 pm | Comments Off on AT&T Touts White-Box Approach for SDN-Based Service Providers
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More extensive use of “white-box” hardware decoupled from software — a central tenet of the young software-defined networking (SDN) movement — is being championed by SDN leader AT&T.

The telco last week published an extensive blog …

When the Cloud Meets Big Data
July 5, 2017 – 11:11 pm | Comments Off on When the Cloud Meets Big Data
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Big Data is not an ironic term. It really is big. For the enterprise looking to make use of it, this leads to a perplexing problem: Do you host your Big Data environment in the …