Thu 7 February, 2019

What is hyperconvergence?

2019-02-08T06:51:29+00:00Thu 7 February, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system in an effort to reduce data center complexity and increase scalability. Hyperconverged platforms include a hypervisor for virtualized computing, software-defined storage, and virtualized networki..

Fri 7 December, 2018

What is an SSD? How solid state drives work

2018-12-07T18:48:53+00:00Fri 7 December, 2018|Tags: , |

That whirring you hear when you boot your computer or when it wakes from sleep mode is the sound of your hard drive’s magnetic disks beginning to spin. Conceptually not dissimilar to a record player, a hard disk drive (HDD) is an electromechanical device with an actuator arm that positions itself ov..

Wed 5 December, 2018

What’s hot in enterprise networking for 2019

2018-12-05T17:23:59+00:00Wed 5 December, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

With 2019 just around the corner there's a lot of developments and advances coming that will affect how enterprises make use of technologies for SD-WAN, IoT, Wi-Fi, data centers, the cloud and more. Here's a selection of some of the coming trends that industry pros see coming next year. Wh..

Fri 30 November, 2018

AWS, Red Hat move to shore up hybrid cloud environments

2018-11-30T23:29:49+00:00Fri 30 November, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Two more signs it’s a hybrid cloud world: This week, Red Hat, in the process of being bought by IBM, acquired a startup that specializes in managing storage across multi-cloud environments. And Amazon launched a raft of hybrid storage services, as well as a service that allows customers to run Amazo..

Mon 26 November, 2018

Mass data fragmentation requires a storage rethink

2018-11-27T02:03:51+00:00Mon 26 November, 2018|Tags: , |

Companies are experiencing a growing problem of mass data fragmentation (MDF). Data is siloed and scattered all over the organization — on and off premises — and businesses are unable to use the data strategically. When data is fragmented, only a small portion of it is available to be analyzed. In m..

Mon 26 November, 2018

Hyperconvergence: Not just for specific workloads anymore

2018-11-26T18:02:18+00:00Mon 26 November, 2018|Tags: , |

Hyperconvergence has come a long way in a relatively short time, and enterprises are taking advantage of the new capabilities. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) combines storage, computing and networking into a single system; hyperconverged platforms include a hypervisor for virtualized computing,..

Mon 12 November, 2018

Making the right hyperconvergence choice: HCI hardware or software?

2018-11-12T20:36:04+00:00Mon 12 November, 2018|Tags: , , |

Once a niche technology, primarily attractive to organizations with specific needs, such as streamlining operations at branch offices, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is rapidly finding a wide customer base. HCI is an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single sys..

Mon 29 October, 2018

Understanding mass data fragmentation

2018-10-30T05:56:04+00:00Mon 29 October, 2018|Tags: , , |

The digital transformation era is upon us, and it’s changing the business landscape faster than ever. I’ve seen numerous studies that show that digital companies are more profitable and have more share in their respective markets. Businesses that master being digital will be able to sustain market l..

Mon 22 October, 2018

How we selected 10 hot business continuity startups to watch

2018-10-23T00:06:31+00:00Mon 22 October, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

The selection process for our business-continuity-startup roundup began with dozens of recommendations and nominations sent via HARO, LinkedIn, Twitter, and subscribers to the Startup50 email newsletter. This roundup, however, was challenging to flesh out because in the IT world, business continuity..