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Cloud computing, data center trends: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
This inaugural issue of Modern Infrastructure -- an online magazine addressing the convergence of cloud computing, consumerization, and virtualization trends – brings together an unprecedented group of independent, industry experts to tackle the problems savvy IT professionals face when building enterprise data centers in ever-more challenging technology environments. This premier issue is focused not just on helping IT pros keep up with cloud computing, data centers and changing IT infrastructures, but on providing guidelines to leverage emerging techniques and technologies in order to build, support, manage, and scale modern data centers.
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Features in this issue
When discussing open source cloud and standards, Randy Bias argues it's only a matter of time before dominant cloud standards prevail in IT.
Cloud may be the hottest technology for data centers in years, but abandoning traditional IT processes can cause cloud issues and set a company back.
Despite vendors' best efforts, virtual desktops still can't hold a candle to PCs -- and it might take until 2014 for VDI performance to catch up.
With the Windows Server 2012 upgrade available, Microsoft experts analyze the risks and rewards of the feature-rich release.
As cloud providers diversify, Anything as a Service and Everything as a Service become interchangeable in the cloud landscape.
Columns in this issue
The software-defined data center is here to stay, but what does that mean for IT pros?
The terms used by vendors to describe cutting edge technology are often colorful. Here are five examples and the truth behind the tech.