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The latest IT news and computing solutions to improve your organization’s data center performance. From articles on initial set-up and expansion planning to the newest technological advancements and more. We’ll keep you Connected with our Data Center News.


Data Center Survey Results

What’s Driving Your Data Center Decisions?

Converged Data Center Survey Results

by Kurt Hildebrand | 08.12.16

It should come as no surprise that truly agile organizations place a high value on having a modern data center that can support the latest applications, devices, and resources today’s users need to innovate and collaborate. In fact, 85% of organizations are pursuing a data center modernization strategy.* After all, as the heart of your organization’s operations, that data center—and its ability to support your business needs—informs some of your most important IT investment decisions. But how often do you evaluate the reasons behind those investment decisions? And how do your metrics stack up against your industry peers’ methods?

Tags:Data CenterIDGIDG ResearchITPC ConnectionTechnology

Workspace Virtualization

Why Flexibility Matters

by Kurt Hildebrand | 06.27.16

Virtualized workspaces have been around for more than 40 years, starting with IBM’s VM and MVS mainframes, and more recently with virtual desktops (VDI), desktop as a service (DaaS), workspace as a service (WaaS), and as an application of converged infrastructure (CI).

Tags:CICitrixConfigurationDaaSDataDeviceHIPAAMVSPC ConnectionPCISoftwareSOXVDIVirtualizationVMVMwareWaaS

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Meets the Storage Monolith

Questions, Considerations, and a Way Forward

by Kurt Hildebrand | 06.21.16

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is emerging as a way to improve the delivery speed and efficiency for IT services by overcoming bottlenecks in how IT resources are deployed. 

Hyperconverged infrastructure accomplishes this by aggregating servers, storage, and networking into homogenous resource pools to enable dynamic scaling, ease of management, and improvements in agility, utilization, and cost reduction.

Tags:Data CenterDirect AttachedFiber ChannelHyper-converged infrastructureNAS

Disaster Recovery in a Virtual World

Now More than Ever, Failure Isn’t an Option

by Kurt Hildebrand | 06.16.16

Business is in the process of going digital, and while that has profound implications for the entire organization—technology, processes and people—it is particularly relevant to data protection and disaster recovery. Most data protection and data recovery (DP/DR) tools currently in use were created before optimization for virtualized server environments, integration with new storage technologies and cloud services were widely considered, according to IDC.

Tags:DataData ProtectionDigitalIDCTechnology

SQL

Free SQL Server 2016 Licenses!

Sort Of—Get the Full Story

by Jared Bisbano | 04.21.16

As part of the SQL Server 2016 launch event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a commercial database promotion that provides customers with free licenses if you are running a competitor’s platform (Oracle, Sybase, SAP Hana). The offer ends on June 30, 2016; however, free is never free. In order to qualify, there is a laundry list of criteria that a company must meet in order to get these licenses. Read on to learn what you can do to qualify for these licenses.

Tags:EnterpriseEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftServersSoftware AssuranceSQLSQL ServerSQL Server 2016

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