The latest information about the newest enterprise level IT technologies.

A Better Way to Manage Service Contracts

There’s no doubt that your organization has multiple servers, storage devices, switches, appliances … and service contracts. Who knew there could be so many contracts, warranty periods and expiration dates? Managing it all is a paperwork nightmare that gets pushed

How to Get Cloud-Like Flexibility in Your On-Premises Environment

IT teams are under more pressure than ever to deliver new services and solutions quickly while minimizing risk and cost. This has led to the increasing adoption of cloud-based services, which provide nearly limitless scalability in a consumption-based pricing model.

Maximizing the Value of the SOC with NOC Integration

After several years of decline, the security operations center (SOC) is back as organizations seek to keep pace with constantly shifting security threats. According to a recent report, almost 90 percent of organizations have implemented a SOC either internally or

Why You Need Network Analytics with Machine Learning Capabilities

Traditionally, network management tools focused on availability and performance. Because most applications were wired to the network, physical connections were monitored to assess how the network was processing information and to troubleshoot issues as they occurred. These tools were designed

If You Can’t Inspect Encrypted Traffic, You Don’t Know What You’re Missing (and It’s Not Good)

More and more traffic traveling across the Internet is encrypted. By 2019, more than 80 percent of enterprise web traffic will be encrypted, according to Gartner forecasts. On the surface, this sounds like great news that should bring a collective

Hyper-Convergence Works for Primary Storage, so Why Not Secondary?

Most advancements in storage have focused on primary storage, applications and workloads, while secondary storage has lagged behind. Part of the problem is that primary storage is more defined and better understood, while secondary storage and vendor solutions lack similar

Why You Need a Modern Digital Workspace

Just like the right customer experience is critical to business success, the right user experience in application delivery is critical to employee productivity. Users need to be able to move to different platforms and devices in different locations while enjoying

How Stretched Clusters Maintain High Availability across Multiple Sites

Gartner estimates the average cost of downtime is about $5,600 per minute, which translates to more than $330,000 per hour. Several other studies also put the hourly cost in the six-figure range. Of course, the hard costs are just the

Orchestration Helps Take the Adventure Out of Disaster Recovery Planning

His numerous exploits included the first successful expedition to the South Pole and the first trans-Arctic flight across the North Pole, yet the legendary Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen did not think of himself as an “adventurer.” “Adventure is just bad

Consider a Fabric Approach to Edge Computing Security

In our last post, we discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving increased adoption of edge computing solutions that move processing power closer to data sources. While this shift facilitates real-time analysis of IoT data, it also expands