Monthly Archives: July 2011

Changes from Cloud Computing

We continue today with six more changes that will come to enterprises as more and more organizations move to cloud computing based on a recent Network World article “12 ways the cloud changes everything”. Here is what analysts had to … Continue reading

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How Cloud Computing Changes the Enterprise

More and more organizations are steadily moving their applications to the cloud. In a recent Network World article “12 ways the cloud changes everything” analysts report that 80% of new enterprise applications will be developed for cloud computing in 2011. … Continue reading

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WAN Optimization

What is WAN optimization? What are the benefits of using WAN optimization as a service technology? Erin Harrison’s recent post to TMC, “WAN Optimization as a Service Cuts Costs, Increases Efficiency and Capacity” states that the same thinking that went … Continue reading

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What do you want from Virtualization?

Ken Hess from Zdnet.com puts a creative spin around the decision to go with virtualization in his recent blog post “What are You Looking for in Virtualization?” So who has the answers to whether to move to virtualization or not? … Continue reading

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Virtualization as a Stepladder to Cloud Computing

In a recent article from CIO, “Virtualization: An Easier Path to the Cloud”, analysts are seeing a recent trend where virtualization is being seen as the perfect lead-in to cloud computing. As one analyst points out, “virtualization gets you in … Continue reading

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Data Center Fabric Overview

Michael Brandenbug from SearchNetworking.com breaks down the key components of a data center network fabric: A network built where traffic from any port can reach any other node with as few latency-inducing hops as possible A data center fabric generally … Continue reading

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IT Spending Continues to Bounce Back

In early June, IDC published an article focused on small and medium-sized business IT spending. Despite continued economic challenges and limited access to credit small and medium-sized business IT spending has recovered more rapidly than expected since the recession officially … Continue reading

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Global CIO Study – Cloud Computing

IBM recently conducted a Global Chief Information Officer Study based on a poll of 3,000 CIOs. Here are some of the thoughts shared by CIOs around the world on cloud computing. Organizations interested in cloud computing have almost doubled over … Continue reading

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Capacity Planning and Utilization Risk

Bernard Golden in his article “Cloud Makes Capacity Planning Harder: 3 Fight-Back Tips” states that cloud computing will make managing utilization risk a new data center capacity planning challenge for internal IT groups. He shares three ideas to mitigate this … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing and Capacity Planning

How will data center capacity planning change as cloud computing grows? Bernard Golden in his CIO article “Cloud Makes Capacity Planning Harder: 3 Fight-Back Tips” points to some new changes that will effect data center capacity planning. First, demand will … Continue reading

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