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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

  • How vRealize Orchestrator delivers enhanced administrative powers

    The enhanced automation capabilities of vRealize Orchestrator can give administrators more flexibility when dealing with complex tasks. Continue Reading

  • Use cases for implementing a converged infrastructure product

    An organization can dramatically upgrade its data center by taking the converged infrastructure (CI) path. Working with a CI vendor eliminates significant hassles by bundling compute, storage and networking technologies into a single purchase. This handbook looks at the various pros and cons of converged infrastructure, with real-world examples from organizations that have chosen this approach.

    A converged (or even hyper-converged) infrastructure allows an organization to put the latest technologies into use in the data center, without spending time and money assembling and integrating the various components. Proponents make the case that a converged infrastructure product reduces total cost of ownership, though prospective buyers will understandably want to see a clear route to ROI. The benefits of converged infrastructure are significant, and there's an allure to its simplicity. Knowing that the various technologies fit together, and are in fact optimized from day one, is particularly appealing to organizations that are struggling with the management of disparate IT products and systems assembled over time.

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  • Tackling three key issues with hybrid cloud management

    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

  • A comprehensive look at the path to cloud migrations

    Moving to the cloud can be a challenging endeavor, but, as the saying goes, nothing worthwhile is easy. Follow this guide to cloud migration success. Continue Reading

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  • How to troubleshoot VMware vCloud Automation Center issues

    Deploying vCloud Automation Center -- now called vRealize Automation -- may not go smoothly, but there are several key areas to look over when troubleshooting. Continue Reading

  • The nuts and bolts of setting up a private cloud

    Private clouds are increasingly becoming a strategy for companies and storage professionals that want to deliver high-availability, low-cost storage through an on-premises cloud service they design and implement themselves. To do so, IT managers must understand the key attributes that define public clouds—elasticity, scalability multi-tenancy and geographically aware systems. But such a long list of technology factors can be intimidating without some guidance from data storage pros on the front lines of designing public clouds.

    Whether you’re just setting up a private cloud or already have one in your organization, our Drill Down is a comprehensive compilation of helpful tips and techniques that will guarantee your cloud journey is without missteps. Learn about object storage, data migration, data transactions in the cloud, and which types of data and applications are a good fit for private clouds. Top technical experts shed light on how cloud storage systems work, and the chief challenges in getting started with a private cloud project. Continue Reading

  • HP Helion cloud platform helps partners, customers enter cloud

    So far, Helion has been generally well-received by HP partners and customers alike. According to partners, the platform reduces the risks for solution providers looking to make the move to cloud. Continue Reading

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