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  • Telstra Customers Can Access Metadata for the Same Fee as Law Enforcement

    Data Center Knowledge
    Chris Burt
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Telstra will let customers pay to access their own metadata as part of its ongoing efforts to improve transparency about what information is tracked and provided to law enforcement agencies without warrants. Australia’s largest telecom, the company revealed the new policy in a blog post by Chief Risk Officer Kate Hughes. A form will be made available to customers starting April 1st through Telstra’s Privacy Portal, which will allow simple requests to be made and processed for “around $25.” Requests covering multiple services or extended…
  • Data Center Water Use in Context

    Green Data Center News
    Jeff Clark
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    Energy is the most widely noted (and sometimes lamented) resource driving data centers. But although not all data centers use water directly, many do, and the water supply is even more critical than energy to life in general. Following the Data Center Journal’s look at energy consumption, then, we turn to water.
  • 7x24 Exchange New Website, Spring Conference June 7-10

    Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog
    Dave Ohara
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:53 pm
    7x24 Exchange has a new web site. http://www.7x24exchange.org/I checked in with some of friends to see what conferences they are going to this spring.  7x24 Exchange is on the list.  I'll be there and so will many of my friends.
  • Federated ACI Fabrics for Dual Data Center Deployments – A Disaster Recovery ACI use-case

    Cisco Blog » Data Center
    Ravi Balakrishnan
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    Wins, Accomplishments, Fast Action, welcome to the world of Cisco ACI . In this blog, I want to take you closer to the core of ACI excitement. Cisco Insieme Business Unit and Cisco’s premier Partner, World Wide Technology Inc ( WWT ) have come together in developing an ACI based Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) solution for the next generation Data Centers. This blog specifically addresses the Disaster Recovery ACI use case implemented in WWT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC). I will present highlights [...]
  • Microsoft Reinvents Datacenter Power Backup with New Open Compute Project Specification

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    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    This blog was originally published on the Server and Cloud blog. Guest post by Shaun Harris, Principal Hardware Engineer Microsoft has been designing, building and operating datacenters for over two decades and this experience has led to several...(read more)
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  • Telstra Customers Can Access Metadata for the Same Fee as Law Enforcement

    Chris Burt
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Telstra will let customers pay to access their own metadata as part of its ongoing efforts to improve transparency about what information is tracked and provided to law enforcement agencies without warrants. Australia’s largest telecom, the company revealed the new policy in a blog post by Chief Risk Officer Kate Hughes. A form will be made available to customers starting April 1st through Telstra’s Privacy Portal, which will allow simple requests to be made and processed for “around $25.” Requests covering multiple services or extended…
  • Open Source Cloud Firm GreenQloud to Stop Offering IaaS

    Jason Verge
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    Icelandic cloud provider GreenQloud, which has been a major open source cloud supporter, has informed customers it is closing its public cloud service. The company will go on focusing on selling Apache CloudStack cloud called QStack to be managed by others. The public compute and and storage services are ending in October 2015. By offering both public cloud services of its own and providing QStack infrastructure to be managed by others, the company was competing with some of its own customers. That will no longer be the case. QStack is the provider’s own distribution of the open source…
  • Vendors Push Telco Cloud NFVs Atop OpenStack

    Jason Verge
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    A two pair of technology giants has teamed up on Network Function Virtualization offerings. Oracle is using Intel’s Open Network Platform, and Canonical and Ericsson are teaming up to target the telecom cloud space. Both pairings are focusing their efforts atop OpenStack. Network Function Virtualization is a way to package functions traditionally performed by specialized physical appliances into virtual machines that can run on any physical server. As part of a wider software-defined movement, many functions are moving away from the appliance model to providing functions through software.
  • Friday Funny Caption Contest: Bunny Eggs

    Bri Pennington
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Data centers store more than just switches and servers – if you’re lucky you may even find eggs! Help us figure out where the heck these came from by submitting your caption below. Diane Alber, the Arizona artist who created Kip and Gary, has a new cartoon for Data Center Knowledge’s cartoon caption contest. We challenge you to submit a humorous and clever caption that fits the comedic situation. Then, next week, our readers will vote for the best submission. Here’s what Diane had to say about this week’s cartoon, “I always thought the raised floor would be a good…
  • Migrating to Windows Server 2012 and Updating Your Infrastructure in 2015

    Industry Perspectives
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Ravi Pendekanti is Vice President of Server Solutions Marketing at Dell, Inc. His organization is responsible for developing and bringing Dell’s flagship line of PowerEdge Servers and Converged Infrastructure systems to market. In 2003—the same year a Harvard undergrad named Mark Zuckerberg began development on Facebook and the first convergent Blackberry smartphone was introduced—the rise of cloud computing was still years away. It would be even longer before the terms “big data” and “BYOD” reached the common parlance. It was during that simpler time that Microsoft released the…
 
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  • 7x24 Exchange New Website, Spring Conference June 7-10

    Dave Ohara
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:53 pm
    7x24 Exchange has a new web site. http://www.7x24exchange.org/I checked in with some of friends to see what conferences they are going to this spring.  7x24 Exchange is on the list.  I'll be there and so will many of my friends.
  • A Story on Gigaom's Fall

    Dave Ohara
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Re/code has a post they researched on the demise of Gigaom. http://recode.net/2015/03/14/the-long-story-behind-gigaoms-sudden-demise/But, behind the scenes, Gigaom’s managers and investors had known the company was in serious peril for more than two months. And while they hadn’t discussed it publicly, its backers had been trying to fix the company for at least a year by pouring millions more into the publisher and swapping out executives.The money was so short they couldn't host a Gigaom Structure Data schedule for this week.Yet Gigaom needed even more money. Sources said the company…
  • My History with Gigaom, start as an attendee, finishing with many friends and a great experience

    Dave Ohara
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    In June 2011 I attended Gigaom Structure for the first time as a blogger, meeting many great people. A lot I had known through blogging like Barton George. http://bartongeorge.net/about/ Shortly after, Gigaom's Stacey Higginbotham reached out to Barton and asked for some one who could work for Gigaom as a freelance analyst on the data center topic, and Barton threw my name in the hat.Note: Gigaom has been talking about data centers for a while, they just did not have someone focused on data centers. Below is when Dan Costello currently with Google spoke about Containers and a 1.3 PUE in…
  • Gigaom Winding Down, sorry to see

    Dave Ohara
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:26 pm
    A good friend passed on the word that Gigaom is winding down.  Om Malik posted on the ending of Gigaom. “Gigaom is winding down and its assets are now controlled by the company’s lenders. It is not how you want the story of a company you founded to end. Every founder starts on a path — hopeful and optimistic, full of desire to build something that helps change the world for the better, reshape an industry and hopefully become independent, both metaphorically and financially. Business, much like life, is not a movie and not everyone gets to have a story book ending. ”…
  • Open Compute Agenda is live

    Dave Ohara
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    This morning the agenda went live. http://ocpussummit2015.sched.orgHere is the first morning's agenda.Tuesday, March 10 7:00amExhibit Hall Open Registration Open9:30amKeynote: Welcome - Open Compute Updates - Frank Frankovsky, Chairman & President10:00amKeynote: HP - Antonio Neri, Sr. VP & GM, HP Enterprise Group10:25amKeynote: Facebook News - Jay Parikh, VP of Engineering, Facebook10:45amSponsored Talk: Intel11:05amKeynote: Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu and Canonical11:25amKeynote: Financial Services Adoption Panel - Peter Krey, Founder, Peter Krey & Associates -…
 
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  • Federated ACI Fabrics for Dual Data Center Deployments – A Disaster Recovery ACI use-case

    Ravi Balakrishnan
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    Wins, Accomplishments, Fast Action, welcome to the world of Cisco ACI . In this blog, I want to take you closer to the core of ACI excitement. Cisco Insieme Business Unit and Cisco’s premier Partner, World Wide Technology Inc ( WWT ) have come together in developing an ACI based Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) solution for the next generation Data Centers. This blog specifically addresses the Disaster Recovery ACI use case implemented in WWT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC). I will present highlights [...]
  • Announcing the new Data Center and Cloud Community!

    Melanie Kraintz
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    It’s finally here- the new Data Center and Cloud community framework has launched!  We created new content spaces for Compute and Storage, Software Defined Networks, Data Center and Networking, and OpenStack and OpenSource Software. Why Community? Top Three Reasons Just in case you didn’t know why you should be a part of the community, here are three reasons why you should visit today… 1) You will be with a group of like-minded people with similar goals. The Cisco Data Center & Cloud Community is designed for [...]
  • Deliver Services at Internet Speed

    Joann Starke
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How quickly can your organization stand-up a new application or deploy new services?  Most customers tell me, “not fast enough!”   I am clearly hearing from them that the new standard expectation across the organization is to receive precise data center resources in “internet time,” easily and definitely on-demand. But customers are not the only ones affected by these new expectation standards.  Application developers also expect to receive the resources they need to support their efforts within one hour — [...]
  • Now is the Time to Migrate from RISC/UNIX to Cisco UCS

    Tim Stack
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Why is now the time to migrated from your proprietary RISC/UNIX platform to Cisco UCS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux . There are several reasons: Technology transitions are driving new demands on data center and IT infrastructure. These new applications and computing models have standardized on x86 architecture while aging RISC/UNIX infrastructure doesn’t provide the performance or the flexibility required to support the needs of the business. IT departments may also be experiencing the pain of RISC/UNIX maintenance and software licensing costs while their [...]
  • Active SLAs – New Approach for Multi-sourcing Governance

    Jim McDonnell
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Last month, I attended the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Outourcing World Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. I had the chance to glean fresh insights from industry-leading practitioners and get a global view from sourcing executives. Though there has been an evolution in the outsourcing industry, one thing has not changed: outsourcing is a winning strategy. In the recent study from IAOP & Information Services Group (ISG) Annual State of the Industry 1 presented at the event, it stated that “Multi-sourcing as an outsourcing approach increased by 75% [...]
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    Microsoft Datacenters Blog

  • Microsoft Reinvents Datacenter Power Backup with New Open Compute Project Specification

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    This blog was originally published on the Server and Cloud blog. Guest post by Shaun Harris, Principal Hardware Engineer Microsoft has been designing, building and operating datacenters for over two decades and this experience has led to several...(read more)
  • Microsoft’s Biogas-Powered Data Plant Opens in Wyoming

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Cross posted from the Microsoft Green blog Josh Henretig, Senior Director Energy, Environment & Cities Two years ago, we announced a partnership with a number of private and public sector partners to build the first zero-carbon...(read more)
  • Microsoft Contributes Next Generation Server Design to Open Compute Project

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Kushagra VaidGeneral ManagerServer Engineering Yesterday I gave a keynote address at the Open Compute Project (OCP) European Summit, where I announced the contribution of the 2nd-generation Open CloudServer (OCS v2) specification.  In January, Microsoft joined OCP and submitted the first OCS specification, born from our experience in our own cloud-scale datacenters.  OCS v2 incorporates a number of improvements, delivering greater performance and more flexibility.  In addition, Microsoft Open Tech announced today the release of an open source reference implementation…
  • Microsoft Announces Largest Wind Project to Date

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Rob BernardChief Environmental StrategistWorld Wide Environmental Sustainability Microsoft is committed to reducing our environmental footprint, and over the past two years we continue to meet our goal of becoming carbon neutral. Our approach to meeting that goal, however, continues to evolve. Today, we are announcing another move to make our operations more environmentally sustainable by signing a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy in Illinois that will be funded in part by proceeds from Microsoft's carbon fee. This is our second PPA, following the purchase…
  • Microsoft, Others Partner on Fuel Cell Research with $5 Million Awarded by ARPA-E

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    24 Jun 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Cross-posted from the Microsoft Green Blog Josh Henretig, Director, World Wide Environmental Sustainability Microsoft is once again partnering with others to further fuel cell innovations, with the goal of developing a very efficient, low-cost fuel cell system. Microsoft, Redox Power Systems LLC, the University of Maryland and Trans-Tech Inc. were recently awarded $5 million by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to develop transformational fuel cells. This research is being funded through the Reliable Electricity Based on Electrochemical Systems (REBELS) program,…
 
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    Data Center

  • Saving money with mainframes

    21 Mar 2015 | 10:50 pm
    For many years, a company called Xephon published a document showing that the actual total cost of computing using a mainframe was cheaper than other platforms, when you took into consideration the hardware and software costs, the downtime, the cost of people needed to keep the system running, etc etc. Nowadays, no such publications are available, and the too many people think mainframes are just a massive cost centre. But are there ways of keeping down mainframe costs?
  • Mainframes and tablets

    14 Mar 2015 | 10:46 pm
    The introduction of smartphones and tablets created a whole new range of opportunities for people to communicate with mainframes. People are happy to use apps on their phone to, for example, check their bank balance. And it makes sense for mainframe information to be available on these devices to authorized users. But how do you make it happen?
  • Should I be sending e-newsletters?

    7 Mar 2015 | 10:21 pm
    There was a time when sending e-newsletters was considered to be the thing to do. It was the clever solution. The question is whether it is still the right solution.
  • Personal resilience for mainframers

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Working in an organization can come with all sorts of stresses and pressures. Working on a mainframe in a modern IT team has even more pressure. Not only are most of the other staff working on distributed systems, but the majority of the business transactions are running through the mainframe – and no mainframe means no more business. That means keeping the mainframe working is commercially important – and so is keeping yourself available for work too, not matter what stress you’re experiencing.
  • Goodbye WDS, hello Syncsort

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Wednesday (18 February 2015) saw the acquisition of one middle-sized company by a much larger one. William Data Systems, probably best known for their ZEN networking products, was acquired by Syncsort, probably still best known for its eponymous data sorting product – although these days specializing in Big Data, high speed sorting products, and data integration software and services.
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    THE CONTINUITY COUNCIL

  • How Thin is your Client?

    James Burdine
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    With companies hosting applications and operating systems in the data center instead of on desktops, there’s a big push to move toward Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and explain why everyone’s doing it. The answer...
  • How to Sell Value to a Skeptic

    Amy Baxter
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    We all live in the day where quantity often goes above quality. In today’s corporate environment it’s no different. Many business strategies are to make as much money, as quickly as possible, with the largest...
  • A Slave to the Grind

    Greg Sowell
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    I honestly believe that most of you will agree that you’re chained to a list of endless tasks. It’s no secret that I am. As I write this, I’m looking down at my list of...
  • How to Determine Data Center Power Requirements

    Greg Sowell
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    Power delivery is the most critical part of any data center upgrade. Top tier data centers provide multiple power feeds into their facilities, which most likely isn’t a financially viable option for a data center located...
  • 9 Critical Questions That Could Save Your Bottom Line

    Jonathan Lyssy
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    We all know the dangers of downtime. But have you actually considered what it would cost in lost time, lost revenue and overall business impact if you lost mission critical infrastructure? Ask yourself these 9 questions.
 
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  • How to Choose The Right Medical Practice Management Software

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:50 pm
    The playing field is changing for physicians nationwide and to be successful in today’s regulatory and patient care environment, you need cutting edge solutions to provide the best possible care. But choosing the right EHR or Practice Management solution isn’t simple or easy. And choosing the wrong one can be a costly mistake.Download this free guide today and we’ll lead you through a three-step process that will help you quickly drill down to what matters most in your ideal Practice Management or EHR/EMR solution. Finally, we’ll arm you with the questions you should…
  • The Database Hacker's Handbook: Defending Database Servers (a $50 value) FREE for a limited time!

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Databases are the nerve center of our economy. Every piece of your personal information is stored there-medical records, bank accounts, employment history, pensions, car registrations, even your children's grades and what groceries you buy. Database attacks are potentially crippling-and relentless.In The Database Hacker's Handbook, four of the world's top security experts teach you to break into and defend the seven most popular database servers. The bad guys already know all the information in this book. You need to know it too. Identify and plug the new holes in Oracle and Microsoft(r) SQL…
  • Short Guide to Protecting Against Web Application Threats

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Although there is no single security measure than can prevent all threats, there are some that provide broad—based mitigation to a number of threats. The use of SSL encryption and digital certificate‐based authentication is one of them.In this paper learn how SSL encryption can protect server-to-server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss. Also included is a step-by-step guide to assessing your needs, determining where SSL encryption and digital certificate-based authentication may be helpful, planning for the…
  • 5 Minute Data Center Efficiency Self-Assessment

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The IBM Data Center Study found that highly efficient data centers allocate 50% more of their IT budget to new projects. Yet only 21% of companies surveyed are operating at this highly efficient level. Compare your results to over 300 study participants from a worldwide and regional perspective, plus receive recommendations on areas for improvement.Request Free!
  • Cinco maneiras de construir uma rede mais inteligente

    17 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    A Telecoms iQ apresenta: Cinco maneiras de construir umarede mais inteligente. Um trabalho inovador que analisa as estratégias que suaempresa deve implantar para revolucionar seu negócio, o desempenho de sua redee a gestão do todo. Focando nas tendências atuais da América Latina, este é ocaminho para ficar à frente dos seus concorrentes e prosperar nos mercadosemergentes.Request Free!
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  • Is your call centre doing justice to your brand?

    Ronell Swartbooi
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    As we move further into the world of e-commerce, e-education,e-administration and even e-society, first (and second and third) impressions are increasingly made not by your sales team, but by brand touchpoints like your website, e-commerce platform, and of course, your customer care centre. You can build the perfect website with word-class payment facilities, but there will always be those customers who need to contact the customer support team. The call centre is often the only place where human interaction happens for an online business, with your agents becoming the only human voice your…
  • SA contact centres are catching up, but must educate themselves before moving to the cloud

    Ronell Swartbooi
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Nebula whitepaper outlines cloud solutions and considerations for SA contact centres “South African contact centres are finally starting to understand the benefits of cloud technology. Now they need to educate themselves so that they are able to understand the functionality available, negotiate pricing and become aware of important considerations,” says Bruce von Maltitz, Director at 1Stream, a specialist contact centre cloud provider. South Africa’s leading independent telecoms professional services firm, Nebula recently released a whitepaper, sponsored by 1Stream and Collab, titled…
  • Are machines the contact centre agents of the future?

    Ronell Swartbooi
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:25 pm
    By Jed Hewson, Director Artificial Intelligence is not yet a reality. But very smart computers are. They’re poised to take over all sorts of routine, repetitive tasks. After all, a robot doesn’t make mistakes, it can’t get tired and slack off, it won’t lack motivation, and it doesn’t hurt that it can’t lie or steal or cheat either. Look at the call centre for example. Very smart ‘robots’ are automating more and more processes, and the business case is growing strong. Many already use interactive voice response (IVR), where callers type or speak to a machine before being routed…
  • Why small contact centres need cloud

    Ronell Swartbooi
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Cloud technology holds just as much, if not more, power for small businesses and their call centres as it does for large ones, says Jed Hewson, Director at cloud contact centre technology provider, 1Stream. “A lot of people think that cloud technology is best suited to large contact centre operations but it’s just as powerful for smaller operations. The fact that it requires very little upfront investment, and that you are only billed for what you use are the most obvious benefits. Then there’s the fact that, as a managed service, cloud technology comes with round-the-clock support from…
  • Local cloud tech providers give global businesses best chance of outsourcing success

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:04 am
    Partnering with local cloud technology providers makes sense The call centre has evolved from a ‘transactional’ department into a multi-faceted, social hub of customer service excellence and become a true differentiator for the wise business. As customer service requirements have shifted and evolved over the years, so has the technology behind the call centre. “But,” says Jed Hewson, Director at cloud contact centre provider, 1Stream “in some cases, it’s the evolution of technology that has driven the evolution of customer service. “Take cloud technology for example, it has made…
 
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  • How Your Business Might Benefit by Moving Your Telephone System to the Cloud

    Admin
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Cloud based services for small businesses have become quite the talking point over the last few years. What began as an exclusive feature available to a few forward thinking companies has quickly evolved into a popular business model for companies of kinds. But, when people talk about the cloud, they are invariably talking about cloud computing, where your business’ computer network exists off-site, in the cloud. To be sure, cloud computing has been a great boon to business owners, and has given them the opportunity to increase productivity and efficiency, all while saving a…
  • How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Desktop Virtualization

    Admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Cloud computing is slowly changing the face of the modern office space. Not only in the way that businesses address their data center and storage needs, but also in the day to day front line operation of the office itself. For many small business owners, the cost of keeping up with rapidly changing technology can be problematical, and they can soon find themselves with an office full of outdated desktop computers running four year old operating systems. Upgrades are expensive, and typically difficult to implement. But virtualization, made possible by the latest in cloud computing technology,…
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service – The Smart Choice for Small Business

    Admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Cloud Computing has fundamentally changed the way small businesses approach their IT needs. The advent of the cloud has given the smaller enterprise, often working on a limited budget, access to the kind of computing power formerly reserved for larger companies with deeper pockets. As more and more small business owners look to the cloud for IT solutions, it becomes necessary to look at new models for disaster recovery. Even in a cloud based environment, disasters can happen, and it is vital that you have a recovery plan in place that will minimize downtime, protect your important data, and…
  • Planning to Move to VDI? How to Get Your Staff Excited About the Change

    Admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Copyright: ferli / 123RF Stock Photo VDI, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, is quickly gaining traction among many small to medium sized businesses. Indeed, the virtual desktop is helping to streamline office IT in a big way, and is helping many businesses to become more productive and more competitive. Running a business’ entire desktop environment on a virtual machine offers many advantages to the savvy entrepreneur, not the least of which is saving money and increasing data security. However, the move to VDI can be challenging, and one of the primary obstacles to a smooth transition…
  • How Can SIP Trunking Benefit Your Business?

    Admin
    17 Jun 2014 | 10:21 am
    Copyright: gewoldi / 123RF Stock Photo Businesses of all sizes rely heavily on their communications networks to remain competitive in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Your business telephone system not only provides a direct line to your customers and clients, it also provides the networking capabilities that help to make your office and workforce more productive and efficient. However, not all telephony systems are created equal. For many small businesses, the traditional communications network no longer offers the functionality and flexibility they need, at a cost that suits their…
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  • Cloud computing: A broader perspective!

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    In my last blog, we saw various definitions of Cloud computing, along with conclusive definition as per me. This content will give you a broader perspective of Cloud computing. Cloud computing as briefed is a computing paradigm with virtual network of remote servers allowing users to store, process and access data; providing on-demand computational services with features like elasticity, scalability, security and redundancy. Cloud symbol is used to represent an Internet in diagrams and flowcharts. Symbol represents a set of varied devices that are networked together. This is how originated a…
  • How Cloud Computing Is Changing The Labor Market

    Pravin Ganore
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    With the growing popularity of Cloud Computing Solutions - Computing as a Service – business costs to launch new products, services or online platforms have been falling. Instead of large upfront investments in infrastructure, initiatives can begin modest and grow as needed. Thus, investment in personnel for the installation and support of this infrastructure also tends to fall. This means a decrease in the number of jobs IT ? Not necessarily. Cloud Computing And The Labor Market Unlike traditional IT architecture, which is based on number of servers (real or virtualized) running in…
  • 7 Definitions of Cloud Computing!

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Cloud computing as a definition remains very controversial. When asked define cloud computing, definition is stated liable to a particular application with no unanimous definition, making it altogether vague. Let’s see below few definitions of Cloud computing to get a hint of it: 1)  The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. This is an internet definition of Cloud computing. 2)  Cloud computing is a computing term or metaphor that evolved in the late 2000s, based on…
  • Opportunities and Challenges involved in Cloud Computing!

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Pitch of cloud has been lately evolved to peaks. In coming years, cloud will acquire entirely new aspect. According to the Google trends, searches for ‘CLOUD’ are growing. Even though, in some business environments, comprehensive awareness about Cloud computing is mislaid. Cloud can be adopted by any size of businesses. Although, it has certain challenges to bloom effectively, to fit in all sorts. Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s opportunities, as we say. Few important factors involved in cloud computing to make it more effective can be as below: Availability is the key feature for…
  • EMBED WITH A TRENDING ‘INNOVATION IN CLOUD’

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    There won’t be any soul in IT zone, which has not caught up anything allied with clouds. What is cloud? I am sure all of us, who heard very first about clouds (not the one, which we get, showers from) would have asked this question, isn’t it? Let me brief you about cloud/ cloud technology/ cloud computing. Cloud computing is a virtual network where one can store data, process data, and access data as in hard disks, it includes Infrastructure as a service, Platform as a service, Application as a service. Cloud technology has lately touched altitudes in terms of providing cloud services in…
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    CyrusOne

  • Meet Your Mission, Reduce Costs, and Improve Operations

    Scott Brueggeman
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Talk to CyrusOne about options to fulfill the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative’s (FDCCI) goal, meet critical cost controls, lower expenses, and deliver exceptional data center reliability and uptime. With more than two dozen data centers globally, CyrusOne’s portfolio features facilities with proximity to federal agencies in Northern Virginia and San Antonio. Learn how successful federal agencies leverage data centers for: Colocation – to support and scale critical IT infrastructure Security and Compliance – to ensure safety of data and applications Disaster Recovery –…
  • Requirements of a Federal Data Center

    Scott Brueggeman
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Federal agencies are under enormous pressure to reduce operating costs and energy consumption. In fact, the “Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative” requires them to do so. This initiative calls for 1,253 government-owned data centers to close by the end of 2015. To comply with the consolidation mandate, many government agencies are turning to a colocation model for their data center operations. According to a DataCenter Dynamics report, cutting costs and improving IT efficiencies will require using outsourced data center services in many cases. How Colocation Helps Meet Federal…
  • Top Issues Facing the Financial Services Industry

    Scott Brueggeman
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    The recent “Great Recession” has caused turmoil across the country for consumers and businesses alike. The financial services industry has been especially hard-hit. Although financial institutions deal with recurring industry issues every year, they now operate in a new economic context after the financial crisis. Some of the issues financial institutions face today include: Promoting growth and sustaining profitability in an environment with low interest rates Rebuilding asset quality and strengthening capital positions Developing new and reliable sources of revenue Increasing the…
  • With Millions at Stake, Downtime Is Not an Option

    Scott Brueggeman
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:36 am
    To compete successfully in an increasingly complex industry, financial enterprise IT environments must remain agile while adhering to strict process discipline. Managing sophisticated applications and IT infrastructure requires scalable, innovative, and reliable data center solutions. By providing top-tier data centers with low-cost and robust interconnection between facilities, CyrusOne can help you effectively manage the unprecedented explosion in data with: High density deployments – resolved with HPC Regulatory requirements – met with ISO 27001, HITECH, and other certifications…
  • How Successful Financial Services Firms Leverage Data Centers to Solve Key Challenges

    Scott Brueggeman
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    Several types of businesses operate within the financial services industry, including banks, credit unions, insurance companies, investment houses and securities firms. Although these businesses may market different products and services, they have a major goal in common: provide the highest level of protection for every financial transaction. To provide this protection, financial services businesses rely heavily on data centers for uptime, security, connectivity and data integrity. To leverage a data center in today’s environment, financial services firms must consider the following:…
 
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  • Cloud computing fueling Australia, New Zealand IT market

    Jesse Frye
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Smaller IT markets such as that in Australia and New Zealand are contributing to a global technology industry that continues to grow by the year. Cloud computing in particular has penetrated emerging regions, leading to such expansion. Looking ahead, ANZ should experience even further maturation.A new TechNavio report suggested the ANZ IT marketplace will increase at a compound annual growth rate of roughly 5.1 percent between 2015 and 2019, with cloud computing contributing to this CAGR.The research firm noted Amazon Web Services, HP, IBM and Google will be the leading vendors in…
  • What Does Cloud Success Look Like?

    Jesse Frye
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    There are many gauges of success in IT today and cloud computing is no different. If you look at your initial cloud assessment and look at what your business objectives were when deciding on cloud, that is ultimately what success “should” look like, but things can happen throughout a project to change the desired outcome. In a lot of cases, IT leaders are looking to cloud to improve the agility of their business. We have heard several CIO’s say things like “Our business is a leading xyz company, we are not in the business of running data centers, I want to focus on our business”.
  • EMC storage tools will support VMware’s vSphere 6 solution in 2015

    Jesse Frye
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    With more storage providers migrating data centers to cloud environments, industry regulars such as EMC have some work to do to remain competitive in this market. A recent EMC announcement outlined how the vendor plans to accomplish this goal during the first quarter of 2015 by enabling its storage solutions – XtremIO, VMAX, VPLEX, VNX and VNXe – to work with VMware's vSphere 6 suite.The vendor explained this integration will enable organizations to reduce data center costs, simplify operations and increase application and system uptime.Jonathan Siegal, marketing vice…
  • Racemi focuses on flexibility for helping firms migrate to cloud

    Jesse Frye
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    With more organizations planning to implement cloud environments in the near future, migration tools such as those provided by Racemi are becoming even more essential. The vendor, an Amazon Web Services Partner, launched an update to its DynaCenter software that delivers flexibility for enterprises transitioning to cloud suites by offering broad feature sets for available services.The improvements to DynaCenter include additional Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances, support for high-performance Amazon solid-state drive and EC2 tagging functionality.Other vendor offerings will also work…
  • Client security needs fuel managed services industry

    Jesse Frye
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    Businesses worldwide want to do all they can to avoid becoming the next victim of high-profile security breaches. As a result, companies are turning to managed service providers for assistance, including vendors with cloud-based offerings. A new ABI Research report indicated the global security MSP industry will reach $15.4 billion in 2015 and, by 2020, will total $33 billion.In 2014, the amount of data breaches increased 49 percent from the previous year, while the amount of stolen and lost records grew by 78 percent, the research firm found.ABI Research Senior Analyst Monolina Sen said…
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