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Data center storage and networking News
January 08, 2018
Microsoft's acquisition of Avere Systems addresses a shortcoming in Azure storage services and could help steal some business from AWS and GCP.
December 21, 2017
The software-defined data center market is growing, but IT pros must first grapple with the high price tag of an SDDC. While some head toward adoption, others hesitate.
December 11, 2017
As Gartner stresses edge and micro data centers, IT pros explore potential use cases. But a saturated market and other concerns can make the decision to adopt a difficult one.
October 16, 2017
The search is on to replace DRAM in the future data center, one of many evolutions to come for data center hardware, one industry expert says.
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Data center storage architecture is getting faster and more resilient. Before you jump straight into adoption, it's important to know the key technology trends in the space. Continue Reading
A new class of memory technologies is coming to the data center landscape. Educate yourself on the emerging tech, including tools you'll want to consider. Continue Reading
Artificial intelligence in networking, machine learning and other technological wonders promise to make data center networks nimbler and more secure than ever before. Continue Reading
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Consider write wear, performance and other factors when choosing between read-intensive, write-intensive and mixed-use solid-state drives. Continue Reading
Several tools and commands can come in handy to storage admins looking to benchmark I/O performance on Linux systems. But not all benchmarking tools are created equal. Continue Reading
Shiny new products like composable infrastructure and on-premises cloud platforms could offer a way to achieve software-defined infrastructure -- but beware the pitfalls. Continue Reading
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Solid-state drives are mature now, and the technology has eclipsed hard disk drives with superior performance, manageability and pricing for enterprise storage. Continue Reading
Traditional branch networks haven't adapted well to new technologies. But a mature SD-WAN market can bring distributed networks up to speed with simplicity and automation. Continue Reading
Explore the benefits of SDS and continued recent improvements before you determine if making or buying software-defined storage infrastructure makes sense for your enterprise. Continue Reading
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Allowing users to tunnel through a firewall to access any site creates a security risk. How big of a risk is it? It depends on how much you trust your users. Continue Reading
Thanks to hybrid cloud and containers, data center networks are tougher to crack than ever. But IT can succeed if it follows a simple path. Continue Reading
David Giambruno is leading his team toward an SDDC architecture -- for the second time. In this Q&A, Shutterstock's new CIO shares his greatest challenges and lessons learned. Continue Reading