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Can Software Define a System?

Can Software Define a System?

A system can be anything. It can consist of only software pieces. In that case, we already know it is doable. But what if a system consists of software, hardware, and infrastructure, like a data center? The data center market is unique and many IT people, especially software applications and middleware people, tend to think [...]

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What’s Going on in the Data Center Market?

What’s Going on in the Data Center Market?

This is a summary of my attendance at the recent DatacenterDynamics San Francisco conference. The sessions I attended do not necessarily reflect the real marketplace, but they give you some idea of what it’s like. California Cap-and-Trade Impacts on the Data Center Market The federal cap-and-trade bill died in 2010 in the Senate. But California [...]

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BYOD Requires Secure Containers for Mobile Devices

The BYOD, or bring your own device, trend seems to be expanding. There are many aspects to BYOD, but the use of end devices, whether they are PCs, netbooks, laptops, smartphones, or tablets, for both personal and business uses opens up security problems. The business use by enterprises in general requires more stringent security measures, [...]

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Many Faces of Storage Hypervisor, Virtual Storage or Storage Virtualization

Many Faces of Storage Hypervisor, Virtual Storage or Storage Virtualization

Storage hypervisors were a 2012 popular buzzword bingo topic with plenty of industry adoption and some customer deployment. Separating the hype around storage hypervisors reveals conversations around storage virtualization and virtual storage. Cloud and virtualization components Storage virtualization along with virtual storage and storage hypervisors have a theme of abstracting underlying physical hardware resources like server virtualization. The [...]

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How 1 Person’s iPad Sync Brought Down Our Exchange Server

How 1 Person’s iPad Sync Brought Down Our Exchange Server

At Coyote Creek, we’ve deployed iPads here to all employees. We all love our iPads, including the convenience of being able to use them for sending and receiving emails, calendar items, etc. However, we’ve recently experienced a pretty serious problem that we wanted to warn you about. Best as we can tell, this problem is [...]

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How Running an IT Shop is Like Running a Baseball Team

How Running an IT Shop is Like Running a Baseball Team

While I know a lot more about running an IT shop than running a baseball team, when I stop to think about it I realize that the two really do have a lot in common. Here are some of the important things you need to do in either situation. Download Whitepaper

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Selection Criteria for Choosing Mobile Device Management Software

Selection Criteria for Choosing Mobile Device Management Software

Thanks to the “bring your own device” movement, many organizations now have the need for mobile device management solutions that can manage the employee-owned devices that are accessing their corporate networks. The good news is there are numerous providers in the mobile device management solution arena, many options to choose from, and a known set [...]

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Open Source and Cloud

Open Source and Cloud

This week I attended the Open Cloud Conference at Silicon Valley Cloud Center in Sunnyvale. There were a lot of interesting sessions, and one was on the role of open source for cloud. As there was a debate during the conference on the relationship between open source cloud and open cloud, they are not exactly [...]

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Virtualization Update for the week of 3/26/12

Virtualization Update for the week of 3/26/12

Virtualization can be a powerful tool to help you cut costs and improve availability and management efficiency, but its impact on surrounding IT resources can cause unexpected problems. Whether you’re just starting a storage or server virtualization project or you’re looking to realize the full benefits of a complete virtual data center, virtualization-ready infrastructure can [...]

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Data Security update for the week of March 12

As we all know, data security is the practice of keeping data protected from corruption and unauthorized access. The focus behind data security is to ensure privacy while protecting personal or corporate data. This week, the web has been talking about everything from increased vigilance, to highlighting some easy steps you can take to better [...]

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