Why Microsoft Needs LinkedIn To Electrify Its Cloud

Microsoft’s recent announcement of their intention to purchase LinkedIn surprised even the most well-connected technology reporter. If someone had told me Microsoft would offer $26.2 billion for LinkedIn or that Iceland would make a run to the Euro 2016 soccer quarterfinals, I would have sided with the tiny nation of 300,000 boisterous soccer fans. This marks Microsoft’s largest-ever… Read more »

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4 Hidden Infrastructure Costs for the SMB

Infrastructure complexity is not unique to enterprise datacenters. Just because a business or organization is small does not mean it is exempt from the feature needs of big enterprise datacenters. Small and mid-size organizations require fault tolerance, high availability, mobility, and flexibility as much as anyone. Unfortunately, the complexity of traditional datacenter and virtualization architecture […]

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Latest Enhancements to Dell DL1300 Provide the Out-of-the-box Backup, Recovery, and DR Experience that Mid-market Companies Demand

More data to backup, less time to recover it, heightened recovery expectations and limited time to dedicate to manage these tasks. These are the dilemmas that every mid-market business faces when backing up and recovering its data. The good news is tha…

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SDS’s Impact on the Storage Landscape; Interview with Nexenta Chairman and CEO, Tarkan Maner, Part 2

In the last 12-18 months, software-only software-defined storage (SDS) seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue as the “next big thing” in storage. However, getting some agreement as to what features constitute SDS software, who offers it and even who competes against who, can be a bit difficult to ascertain as provider allegiances and partnerships quickly evolve. In this second installment of my interview series with Nexenta’s Chairman and CEO, Tarkan Maner, he provides his views into how SDS software is impacting the competitive landscape, and how Nexenta seeks to differentiate itself.

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SDS’s Impact on the Storage Landscape; Interview with Nexenta Chairman and CEO, Tarkan Maner, Part 2

In the last 12-18 months, software-only software-defined storage (SDS) seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue as the “next big thing” in storage. However, getting some agreement as to what features constitute SDS software, who offers it and even who competes against who, can be a bit difficult to ascertain as provider allegiances and partnerships quickly evolve. In this second installment of my interview series with Nexenta’s Chairman and CEO, Tarkan Maner, he provides his views into how SDS software is impacting the competitive landscape, and how Nexenta seeks to differentiate itself.

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The VSA is the Ugly Result of Legacy Vendor Lock-Out

VMWare and Hyper-V with the traditional Servers+Switches+SAN architecture –  widely adopted by enterprise and the large mid-market – works. It works relatively well, but it is complex (many moving parts, usually from different vendors), necessitates multiple layers of management (server, switch, SAN, hypervisor), and requires the use of storage protocols to be functional at all.  […]

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When VDI Makes Sense

VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) is one of those technologies with more lives than a calico cat. Just when I think it’s dead, someone like Citrix or VMWare bring it back to life with a gusto rarely seen for an aging technology. There’s a lot of confusion over what VDI actually is, so let’s start with a… Read more »

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Vendor Relationships: Top 10 Ways To Thrive

IT service providers are more dependent on vendor relationships than they may realize. Make the most of these relationships with some practical tips that any firm can apply.
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