The new era of hybrid IT is improving the way business run and helping deliver new and differentiated services. By embracing the additional values hybrid IT provides, businesses can create their right mix of public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises solutions, while deploying services where...

If you’ve visited any tech related web site in the past week, you’re painfully aware of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.  This one has been really bad as it exploits a vulnerability in Windows that Microsoft patch in mid-March of this year.  For those that patched...

If you haven’t heard of Pivot3, you need to fire up Google and take a look at them.  For some, Pivot3 was one of the progenitors of hyperconverged infrastructure and, even before the phrase hyperconverged was invented, had an appliance series with traits eerily similar...

Recently, I received an article in my inbox entitled “If you’re not planning for IoT, you’re already behind” and, frankly, it just frustrated me. Although the article author was listed as simply “CIO Staff” the featured picture was that of Vernon Turner, SVP Enterprise Systems...

You may have heard the phrase “A person is smart, but people overall are stupid.” This phrase is intended to demonstrate that, as individuals, people can provide brilliant insight, but as the number of opinions grows and insight ultimately becomes lost to rhetoric and groupthink,...

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses operate. It has transformed infrastructure, networking, storage, backup and recovery, performance analysis, troubleshooting, development and testing, and so much more. And today, there’s much more to cloud than what AWS and Azure have to offer. There’s an immense...

It doesn’t seem all that long ago that the market was introduced to what we now consider “original” hyperconverged infrastructure technology.  In that initial wave of technology, we saw appliances combining servers and storage hit the shelves, firing a shot over the bow of storage...

You’ve all heard the mantra that enterprise IT workloads are marching slowly (or quickly, in some cases) but surely to the cloud.  In this context, the assumption is that workloads are exiting the local data center and making their way to public cloud providers such...

Across every industry vertical and without regard for organization size, there is one fact that remains true: the data deluge is upon us.  The much-ballyhooed “Big Data” phenomenon that prognosticators have warned about is here.  Whether or not you’re a believer in the transformational power...

Storage is the cornerstone of data center. Without it, the world as we know it today wouldn’t exist. The data that we store is extremely important to our businesses and even to our families. As such, the storage industry - and storage administrators in particular...

IT departments are wallowing in debt… technical debt. Just like those that have racked up massive credit card bills, technical debt can be debilitating and results in an IT function that struggles to maintain its relevance in the organization....

If your organization is just dipping its toes into the cloud paradigm, the impact on your staff will be relatively minimal, but they will still be affected. Your staff will need to learn the ins and outs of managing the transferred services and will need...

The word “cloud” became a hot addition to the popular lexicon a few years ago and quickly took on eye-rolling status as vendors tripped over themselves to include the new term in all of their marketing collateral. ...

If you’ve worked in IT for any length of time at all, you’ve probably heard of the 80/20 rule. Also known as the Pareto Principle, this rule states that 80% of the IT budget an IT’s efforts go to simply keeping the lights on...

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