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  • public cloud

    A public cloud is one based on the standard cloud computing model, in which a service provider makes resources, such as virtual machines (VMs), applications or storage, available to the general public over the internet. Continue Reading

  • Private cloud implementation guide

    Wondering how to pull off a private cloud deployment? Plan ahead, design for the future and make sure you have built up the right knowledge base. Continue Reading

  • Is OpenStack enterprise-ready?

    Companies wondering whether OpenStack is ready for prime time in the enterprise should first consider whether their IT administrators are ready for OpenStack. Continue Reading

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  • Multicloud storage mitigates risk of public cloud lock-in

    Multicloud storage strategy allows for the shifting of data across public clouds so you can avoid lock-in to a single provider, reduce cost and improve workload efficiency. Continue Reading

  • Mobile device trends play big role in network development

    Mobile device trends are affecting how enterprises design, deliver and manage their networks. More than ever, network managers must understand their options when it comes to creating a hybrid cloud infrastructure to deliver workloads among public and private clouds. Beyond that, as mobile device trends change how people connect to the network, network pros must become more than network engineers and start to understand factors such as data analytics and how that information ties into their department's roles.

    The mobile devices themselves present a challenge, too. Smartphones, tablets and other devices are increasingly used for a wide range of communications, from calling to video conferencing. Unified communications vendors see a potential market for their UC apps, but until those products are as easy to use as the native apps on a mobile device, the market will build slowly.

    Mobile device trends also are putting a strain on application performance management. As more mobile devices request access to servers, enterprises must consider best practices for integrating APM into network management, getting down to granular levels to identify which devices are connected and who is using them.

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  • Multicloud architecture takes hybrid cloud to new heights

    As hybrid cloud use takes hold, enterprises need to create a multicloud architecture that integrates different cloud platforms to seamlessly route data from one to another. Continue Reading

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  • Out of many, one hybrid cloud management platform

    A hybrid cloud management platform must mix well with business systems, give financial guidance and make security a priority, industry experts say. Continue Reading

  • Advancements already push the future of HCI in surprising directions

    With a technology as new as hyper-converged infrastructure, it seems odd to be talking about the likelihood of significant changes in its development. Still, the future of HCI is beginning to take shape in ways that are more than mere incremental adjustments. Change is on its way -- and it looks like it's in a hurry.

    How can it be that the next wave of HCI innovation is already rolling in? Are the standard HCI product offerings already about to be overtaken?

    The cover story in this issue of Modern Infrastructure looks at these questions, examining how container-driven bundles and pay-as-you-go options could change how the future of HCI takes shape. If such innovations don't supplant the standard HCI appliance business model, they may at least create fresh approaches to HCI delivery and support.

    HCI has won early acceptance more quickly that many predicted, and vendors sense a big opportunity ahead. To capitalize, they are looking to address some of the key objections potential buyers raise. Greater flexibility in how HCI is configured and sold could be welcome news to IT organizations put off by the current options. And the ability to pay for what's being used as opposed to what's built into a particular appliance could change the minds of some skeptical decision-makers.

    Startups in the still-young market are looking to distinguish themselves by modeling their offerings on cloud services and incorporating container technologies. Vendors seen as the established players in the market may already be looking over their shoulders.

    Hyper-converged infrastructure isn't a traditional IT product, so maybe it makes sense that the future of HCI will veer from the expected path.

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  • How can I manage hybrid disaster recovery architecture effectively?

    When taking a hybrid disaster recovery approach -- using public and private components -- it's important to understand your requirements, assets and networks. Continue Reading

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