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  • August 18, 2015 18 Aug'15

    Dell cloud financing takes the sting out of hybrid costs

    The Dell cloud strategy is focused squarely on hybrid, and new financing models aim to ease that transition for companies concerned about cost.

  • August 07, 2015 07 Aug'15

    Cleversafe object storage, Nasuni support firm's private cloud

    Hogarth Worldwide stores petabytes of data on a Cleversafe private storage cloud, and uses Nasuni filers to protect and archive content.

  • August 03, 2015 03 Aug'15

    On-prem cloud: Storage in a bottle

    Storing important data in the cloud is a non-starter for many organizations. There are number of reasons for this, including legislation, risk and compliance. Oh, and of course, cost. For those organizations, an on-premises cloud could be a promising alternative. In other words, building a storage system that offers the key attributes of cloud storage while avoiding all that scary stuff. In our cover story, you'll find out what it takes to build an on-premises cloud system, the technologies required and what an on-prem cloud offers that traditional storage does not.

    Backup is no longer simply copying data in case something goes wrong. Nowadays, the bleeding edge of backup is about meeting the demands of the "always-on" data center. It wasn't too long ago that meeting these types of demands seemed impossible, but that is changing. You'll find out about the new technologies and approaches that are addressing modern data protection challenges.

    Building an effective disaster recovery (DR) plan requires a detailed analysis of the types of risks it will need to protect against and the impact those risks represent. With our step-by-step roadmap, learn where to focus DR resources and how much to invest in building and maintaining those resources.

  • July 31, 2015 31 Jul'15

    Taking a multivendor approach to an OpenStack project

    Enterprises building an OpenStack private cloud often rely on a managed service provider for implementation. But sometimes, a single provider won't do.

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  • Data governance due diligence key to GRC automation success

    Information governance expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses how companies can successfully align GRC automation with existing data governance processes. Continue Reading

  • Prepping your data center for a hybrid cloud architecture

    For many organizations, the preferred entry into cloud computing is via the hybrid approach. With this model, businesses gain elasticity, reduce their capital costs, and pay for only what they use. At the same time, they retain a firmer grip over their IT infrastructure.

    To achieve success with a hybrid cloud architecture, though, you'll need to have your data center ready to meet the challenge. That means aligning the organization's existing virtualized infrastructure with its cloud ambitions. Servers, applications and other data center pieces need to fit together in correct ways so that workloads can move freely to and from the cloud. Otherwise, the hoped-for economies of scale will be lost. A real hybrid cloud, for example, requires automation tools and policies to effectively link public and private cloud resources. Virtualization and cloud technologies can work hand in hand to create a functioning and efficient hybrid cloud. But this won't happen by accident. The right data center know-how and tools must be in place to turn the concept of a hybrid cloud into a working reality.

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  • Beware the hidden costs of open source cloud computing

    Many businesses assume open source cloud is cheaper than proprietary models. But that's not always the case, as many costs are often overlooked. Continue Reading

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  • Eight signs your private cloud project is doomed

    Despite their many benefits, private cloud deployments are fraught with potential risks. Here are eight mistakes many enterprises make in their private cloud projects. Continue Reading

  • Three hybrid cloud management issues and how to tackle them

    Hybrid cloud gives enterprises the best of private and public cloud worlds. But effective management starts with addressing three key issues. Continue Reading

  • The fate of the enterprise data center

    The growth of cloud computing has slowed down the growth of the traditional enterprise data center. According to research by Cisco, the industry will experience whopping growth in cloud data center traffic of 5.4 zettabytes between 2013 and 2018. Yet despite how "large and ungainly" it is, CIO expert Harvey Koeppel contends that the enterprise data center will likely stay with us for a few more years. But Koeppel also admits that it's hard to predict the changes that lie ahead for the typical data center, particularly taking into account factors such as digital business and the Internet of Things.

    In this SearchCIO handbook, Koeppel offers CIOs and IT executives five tips on how they can prepare for this enterprise data center of the future. In our second article, CTO Niel Nickolaisen explains why running the data center of the future isn't in his docket -- he's leaving that to the specialists. Finally, technology writer Mary K. Pratt details how, while many organizations today are pursuing cloud-first strategies, plenty of CIOs have compelling reasons for choosing to still keep some services on-premises. Continue Reading

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