1. Data Center

    Six (or more) Degrees of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]here seems to be a lot of arguments around what is and isn’t hyperconverged, with vendor after vendor saying things like, “Oh, vendor X isn’t really hyperconverged because they don’t… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  2. Data Center

    Make IT Relevant By Managing Technical Debt

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]T 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 st… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  3. Data Center

    How the Cloud is Changing IT

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']V[/dropcaps]irtualization is just one major trend impacting IT. It’s tough to deny that the cloud has also affected IT. Consider this: Business units and IT departments can acquire services simply by… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  4. Data Center

    A Flash Storage Technical and Economic Primer

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']F[/dropcaps]lash memory is a type of non-volatile memory storage, which can be electrically erased and programmed. What was the event that precipitated the introduction of this new storage medium? Well… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  5. Data Center

    An Introduction to Hybrid Storage Arrays

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']H[/dropcaps]ybrid storage arrays leverage a combination of spinning disk and flash disks to create systems that feature many of the performance benefits of flash coupled with the capacity benefits inher… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  6. Data Center

    Isn’t Linear Scaling Wasteful?

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]n conversations with my customers surrounding hyperconvergence, some of the sharper folks will ask an important question about the hyperconvergence model. “If I buy a node with both comput… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  7. Data Center

    How Complexity is Killing Efficiency In Your Data Center

    [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='36' color='#ffffff' background_color='#777575' border_color='']W[/dropcaps]hen it comes to operating a data center - be it a private cloud infrastructure for a global enterprise or a small server closet in an SMB - there are a few things that are always true. One o… Read More

    By David M. Davis