Thinking About Big Data

We have all heard about it and may even experience it every day as we optimize our data storage , Big Data. What to do with it may even be top of mind for you at the moment. Gartner forecasts big data to drive $34 billion of IT spending in 2013 quotes Sophie Curtis of … Continue reading “Thinking About Big Data”

Evaluate Your IT Infrastructure

Chris Poelker of Computerworld provides us the following recommendations to reduce infrastructure costs: Dedupe your backup environment: In an optimized IT model, Mr. Poelker points out that backup and recovery can be the largest benefactors from a cost savings perspective. Start first by taking inventory of your existing backup environment, business objectives for recovery time … Continue reading “Evaluate Your IT Infrastructure”

Cloudy Wednesday: Aligning the Application & Operations Teams

Lanir Shacham of The Data Center Journal recognized that for the most part the typical operations and application support teams have operated in silos.  Fast forward to today where technologies such as server virtualization, cloud computing and mobile access have rapidly expanded and he finds operations teams are starting to take a larger part in … Continue reading “Cloudy Wednesday: Aligning the Application & Operations Teams”

Computers in 2017

In IBM’s annual “5 for 5″ list of technology predictions for the next five years the actual five senses were the focus reports Jared Newman of PC World. A sense of smell? A sense of taste? Maybe so. Check out what IBM predicts: Smell. IBM is predicting that computers could smell your breath to determine … Continue reading “Computers in 2017”

DNA for Data Storage

Lucas Mearian reports for Computerworld that during the next eight years the amount of data produced will exceed 40 zettabytes which equals 5,200GB of data for every man, woman and child on Earth. Many analysts have started to tackle the challenge this increase will bring to the data storage field. Recently, groups from both Harvard … Continue reading “DNA for Data Storage”