Tape-based data protection is less useful and sometimes problematic, as IT environments are becoming increasingly virutalized. Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL), which have multiple benefits, are being introduced as a solution to the "pain" of tape...
Pharmaceutical companies are finding that cloud computing is meeting their needs for massive computing power that is scaleable as well as for quick turnaround in deploying infrastructure.
Using a converged network for storage and non storage traffic can be challenging, but those challenges are worth addressing. If handled properly, convergence can rapidly produce a substantial return on the investment.
While the strategic importance of IT professionals has grown, that doesn't mean it will remain static. Those in the data center industry must expect changing roles and remain flexible.
While transforming storage capacity in the data center is often challenging, some basic guidelines will assist in the process.
Modern data centers utilizing dual power designs have further increased reliability of IT systems by ensuring reliable power distribution and delivery. Understanding power generation and delivery systems and avoiding four major design failures is...
No one likes disasters and downtime. Prudent operations managers have business continuity plans that can assist in a crisis and support organizational priorities and goals as well.
The concept of "one-size-fits-all" is inaccurate when it comes to data centers. From high-performance cluster computing to web hosting, data centers are as different as their functions.
Awareness of energy loss and other resource issues has risen in the data center industry, but the question remains: Are we deploying enough of the solutions that make data centers more sustainable?
Assessing an organization's IT Infrastructure Outsourcing (ITO) profile is an important process and can set the organization's IT department on a path towards better optimization of IT infrastructure.