• Software-defined defies definition

    Software-defined means many -- sometimes conflicting -- things to many people. At the core, it means letting the application control its resources.

  • How to migrate to a private cloud

    Many corporations are switching to a private cloud, which doesn't have to be a dramatic transition. Follow these tips to an easy private cloud move.

  • Who do you think you are: Google?

    Enterprise data centers can pick up some ideas from Google to run IT infrastructure that supports business innovation and cloud-connected consumers.

  • The trouble with automation

    Let automation be your guide -- as long as it doesn't lead you into a major outage and uncontrolled IT sprawl.

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    Some enterprises are charging ahead with a cloud-first approach to their workloads -- not just test and dev, but production workloads as well. That strategy has worked well for several IT departments with varying needs, as featured in this April issu... 

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    Modern Infrastructure offers guidance through an ever-changing IT landscape. In this month’s issue cover story, MI delves into cloud platforms. Cloud and “as a service” offerings are moving through IT infrastructure, and platform as a s... 

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  • policy engine

    A policy engine is a software component that allows an organization to create, monitor and enforce rules about how network resources and the organization's data can be accessed.   

  • dark data center

    A dark data center is a facility that is almost exclusively administered remotely, through lights-out management (LOM). Common tasks that would ordinarily require physical access are automated. Humans have to enter the data center only in rare or eme... 

  • Opscode Chef

    Chef is an open-source systems management and cloud infrastructure automation framework created by Opscode. Devops can use Chef to deploy and manage servers and applications in-house and in the cloud. 

  • bare-metal provisioning

    Bare-metal provisioning is the process of installing an operating system (OS) or Type 1 hypervisor directly on a computer's hardware.  

  • smart label

    A smart label is a slip of paper, plastic or other material on a product that contains an RFID tag in addition to bar code data. 

  • GitHub

    GitHub is a Web-based revision control hosting service for software development and code sharing.  

  • green data center

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