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October 2014, Volume 3, Issue 9

Issue Highlights

    • Weighing next steps following Windows Server 2003 end-of-life
    • Liquid immersion cooling relief for ultra-dense data centers
    • In-line deduplication for a smaller data footprint
    • Moving on from cloud deployment heartbreak
    • When your cloud deployment isn't all it's cracked up to be
    • PCI Express' speed to usher in a new server era
    • VDI vs. RDSH doesn't matter if users don't need full Windows desktops
    • Flash runs past read cache

Previous Issues

    • Disaster response and recovery: This is not a drill

      Special CIO Edition, October 2014 Includes:
      • Handling disaster recovery during a bona fide crisis
      • Building a disaster recovery plan starts with IT disowning DR
      • Six steps to build an effective enterprise risk management program
      • When disaster response is life or death
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    • Cloud migration confidential

      September 2014, Volume 3, Issue 8 Includes:
      • How to implement a solid DevOps team structure
      • Docker containers, virtualization can work in harmony
      • What's the best data center network topology?
      • Leaf-spine networks take the lead
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    • Cloud data encounters global challenges

      July 2014, Volume 3, Issue 7 Includes:
      • U.S. cloud privacy fears inspire international market
      • Workarounds fit the bill for VMware-AWS integration
      • Confusing, varied safe harbor laws trip up international clouds
      • Amazon elusive on cloud data sovereignty
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    • Software governance: CIOs take charge of shadow services

      Special CIO Edition, July 2014 Includes:
      • Hybrid strategies common as organizations strive for cloud GRC
      • Shadow apps: Turning SaaS risk into CIO strategy
      • Is your CEO to blame for shadow apps?
      • Great software governance means never having to be a 'CI-no'
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    • Application performance management sets new goals

      June 2014, Volume 3, Issue 6 Includes:
      • Cloud value proposition heightened with proper cost controls
      • An object storage device for a data overload
      • Application performance management vendors emphasize user experience
      • Why Facebook and the NSA love graph databases
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    • Hyperconvergence emerges as a data center building block

      May 2014, Volume 3, Issue 5 Includes:
      • Hyperconvergence tackles storage and server strain
      • A software-defined networking reality check for potential adopters
      • Turn to in-memory processing when performance matters
      • SoftLayer CEO talks IBM's cloud pitch, AWS competition
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    • Production workloads go boldly to the cloud

      April 2014, Volume 3, Issue 4 Includes:
      • Ditching command-and-control policies can help IT cope with mobility
      • Employee mobility shifts IT's focus to data security and delivery
      • Scripted automation saves the day in cloud-first IT approach
      • Cloud-first initiatives alleviate standards and compliance pain points
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    • Cloud computing in business: Find the right model

      Special CIO Edition, April 2014 Includes:
      • Plenty of drivers to craft a hybrid cloud strategy, but caveats too
      • CIOs exploit the cloud computing model for business gains
      • CIOs architect a cloud computing business model, with watchful eye on costs
      • Take off the tech hat when contemplating cloud adoption strategy
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    • For DR, cloud is the great equalizer

      March 2014, Volume 3, Issue 3 Includes:
      • DRaaS means disaster recovery doesn't have to break the bank
      • RTO, RPO metrics find the true value of a cloud DR strategy
      • Cloud computing advantages bring disaster recovery to the masses
      • Open-source server, hardware additions energize Open Compute Project
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    • As SaaS outsourcing takes away data center tasks, what's left for IT teams?

      February 2014, Volume 3, Issue 2 Includes:
      • Reducing network latency means focusing on location, location, location
      • As BYOD management and cost realities set in, its luster fades
      • What do SaaS implementations mean for IT?
      • BYOD alternatives emerge as tablets outship PCs
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    • The new automation imperative

      January 2014, Volume 3, Number 1 Includes:
      • Data center network design moves from tree to leaf
      • The new IT automation imperative
      • What virtualized GPU technology is doing for VDI
      • Are IT automation tools your ladder to the cloud?
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    • Enterprise cloud management: Unlock a strategic direction

      Special CIO Edition, January 2014 Includes:
      • Push for centralized IT ushers in cloud-first philosophy at U of Miami
      • SaaS successes propel cloud-first philosophy at University of Miami
      • In business-model innovation, cloud computing is imperative
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    • Modern Infrastructure Impact Award winners

      December 2013, Special Edition Includes:
      • Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards 2013
      • MI Impact Awards voting: The wisdom of crowds
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    • Cloud storage at your service

      November 2013, Volume 2, Number 10 Includes:
      • Modern processor design means integration, efficiency
      • Enterprises turn to private storage clouds in light of Amazon EBS weaknesses
      • What is object storage and why do cloud providers rely heavily on it?
      • The nitty-gritty of VMware NSX
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    • Hybrid cloud may be more than an enterprise stepping stone

      August 2013, Volume 2, Number 8 Includes:
      • Transitioning legacy software to SaaS without gutting functionality
      • Building an energy efficient data center for savings
      • DCIM's advantages for flexible data center planning
      • Explained: What is the Internet of Things?
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    • The problem with private cloud

      July 2013, Volume 2, Number 7 Includes:
      • Data center SDN still in its infancy, says expert
      • Data center size, infrastructure determined by type of enterprise
      • Apple iOS 7: First look from an IT perspective
      • Big data privacy concerns spur research, innovation
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    • Securing and mitigating risk in the cloud

      Special CIO edition, July 2013 Includes:
      • CEB: Three steps to an enterprise framework for managing cloud risks
      • Cloud security risks still an issue for CIOs, but change is in the air
      • Cloud migration strategy: What's holding CIOs back?
      • The GRC maturity model and value proposition
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    • Understanding infrastructure and platform as a service

      June 2013, Volume 2, Number 6 Includes:
      • What it takes to build a mobile health care app: Time and teamwork
      • Using all-SSD arrays to turbocharge your data center
      • Understanding silicon photonics technology
      • IaaS infringes on acceptance of true PaaS cloud architecture
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    • Big data: Access and outcome over infrastructure

      Special CIO edition, April 2013 Includes:
      • Information management and the role of IT in a big data era: Three tips
      • What to consider before deploying the Hadoop framework
      • CIO Matters: Leveraging big data for big business value
      • Custom fitting a big data strategy
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    • Bracing yourself for big data

      March 2013, Volume 2, Number 3 Includes:
      • Comparing popular converged infrastructure products
      • Big data projects require big changes in hardware and software
      • Hybrid cloud architecture is goal for IT in public-private debate
      • BlackBerry 10 OS and BlackBerry Enterprise Service by the numbers
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    • Modern Infrastructure: We’re mobile. Now what?

      February 2013/ Volume 2, Issue 2 Includes:
      • Linux cloud makes some headway with enterprise IT
      • Getting the most out of your enterprise mobility program
      • Cloud propels HPC sector
      • Enterprise mobility and BYOD cost challenges plague organizations
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    • Is SDDC Mature Enough for the Mainstream?

      Special Edition, February 2013 Includes:
      • Is the software-defined data center ready for the mainstream?
      • The downsides of a software-defined infrastructure
      • Emerging trends: Vendors pushing the software defined data center
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