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Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.
Can IBM Sell Mainframe As Cloud Rock Star?
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
On the mainframe's 50th birthday, IBM positions it as the still young Enterprise Cloud System, capable of running 6,000 Linux workloads.
Why Cloud Fits File Synchronization At Enterprise Scale
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Tackling the data explosion requires bold new thinking and the abandonment of tried and tired methodologies.
HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 For Private, Hybrid Clouds
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
HP's converged cloud system hits general availability to enable private clouds that work with VMware and hybrid clouds that rely on OpenStack.
Data Protection Tips For Growing Businesses
Commentary  |  4/4/2014  | 
As companies outgrow their "small and midsize business" label, so do their needs for enterprise-class data storage and protection.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
6 New Google Apps Tips & Tricks
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Google's latest updates to Gmail, Docs, and more help you stay organized and improve productivity.
Facebook Debuts Web-Scale Variant Of MySQL
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter share expertise to launch WebScaleSQL, a super-DBMS built on Oracle's MySQL Community Edition.
Interop: Find The Fun
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
Attending a technology conference can be hard work, but Interop is making fun an integral part of the agenda.
3 Survival Tips For Women In IT
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
The technology industry -- especially the networking field -- can be an awfully isolating place for a woman. I offer three ways to cope.
What Is Storage QoS?
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
Storage QoS ensures specific performance levels for applications and workloads. Will it push datacenters to 100% virtualization?
Real-World Advice On SDN Migration
Commentary  |  3/24/2014  | 
Enterprises considering SDN can heed real-world advice and deployment architectures from three organizations with successful network migrations.
Separating Storage Startups From Upstarts
Commentary  |  3/21/2014  | 
Some new storage vendors stand out from other startups because they have good technology and excel at selling their products. IT buyers shouldn't discount them.
Cloud Should Be Part Of BC/DR Plans
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
DRaaS offerings are mature and dependable. Now IT just needs to think differently about continuity.
Greatest Moments In Interop History
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
The Interop conference is a tradition for IT professionals. We look back on its dramatic growth and how it's changed.
Mainframe Brain Drain? Not In Heart Of Texas
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
The computer science department at Texas State University still offers a full course in COBOL programming, in part to help students differentiate themselves on the job market.
Last Gasp For Hard Disk Drives
Commentary  |  3/19/2014  | 
While solid state gains ground, vendors surprise the market with new hard disk drives. Does anyone really need them?
The Corruption Of Agile Development
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
What was intended as a set of personal practices has become a doctrine. And despite the mainstream adoption of Agile, the loss of its original intent has undermined its effectiveness.
Server SANs And Healthy Paranoia
Commentary  |  3/19/2014  | 
Server SANs such as VMware VSAN are designed for virtualization administrators, but are these new storage buyers paranoid enough to be entrusted with storage management?
Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime
Commentary  |  3/19/2014  | 
IT managers must factor in potentially crippling cloud outages when calculating the true cost of a cloud service.
VMware Virtual SAN Move, Explained
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
VMware seeks to dominate virtual storage with Virtual SAN as, at the same time, it gains ground in network virtualization.
Storage Wars: Attack Of The Clones
Commentary  |  3/10/2014  | 
Don't let clone storage services fool you into thinking they are battle-worthy. Choose one that will survive the market war at hand.
Are Server SANs The Future Or Just Hype?
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
An emerging software-defined storage technology is getting a lot of attention, but using direct-attached storage as a common storage pool isn't without complications.
The Software-Defined Revolution: Beyond The Hype
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Should every technology be "software-defined?" How to choose SDX for your datacenter and cloud environment.
Internet Of Things: What About Data Storage?
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
The Internet of Things presents a new set of data storage and protection challenges. Here's how to tackle those issues.
NetApp In The Cloud Age: CEO Tom Georgens Q&A
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
NetApp's CEO discusses cloud computing realities, the CIO role, software-defined storage, the Snowden effect, and more.
DARPA Targets Counterfeit Electronics
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SHIELD program aims to develop a method to authenticate electronic components.
Ethernet: The New Storage Area Network
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Widespread adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and rapid advancement of even faster speeds of the protocol push Fibre Channel out of the datacenter.
Think Today's Data Is Big? Wait 10 Years
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
If a petabyte won't qualify as big data, what will? Cleversafe's founder explains.
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Freebies
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Microsoft officially rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, adding new features and launching promotions in the process.
What Is Hyper-Converged Storage?
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Hyper-converged architectures consolidate and manage computing, networking, and storage resources via software so they can run on any vendor's server hardware.
Making the SDN Transition: First Steps
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Nervous about moving to software-defined networking? Get advice on making a smart transition from Interop's SDN track chair, Eric Hanselman.
7 Reasons To Head For Vegas: IT's Secret Weapons
Commentary  |  2/17/2014  | 
We've selected seven Interop presenters that will make it worth a trip to Vegas. You'll be so absorbed in tech, you won't even notice the glitter.
SSDs: A Guide To Using Flash In The Datacenter
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
With the price of SSDs rapidly declining, it's tempting to put them in every new server or storage system. Not so fast.
Can Facebook Bring Back Optical Storage?
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
The social media giant shows off a prototype Blu-ray library for cold data storage, but optical storage isn't likely to make a big comeback.
Big Cloud Power, Small Package
Big Cloud Power, Small Package
InformationWeek Videos  |  2/5/2014  | 
IT architect Bill Kleyman demonstrates the test environment he built using Citrix Receiver and Dell Wyse Cloud Connect.
Microsoft Names Nadella CEO: What He Inherits
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
Microsoft's new CEO boasts an impressive track record, faces challenges on a scale that few tech execs have seen.
Are You Soft Enough For IT?
Commentary  |  2/4/2014  | 
IT pros must keep current with technology. But, perhaps more importantly, they need flexibility and adaptability to succeed in an industry faced with constant change.
Super Bowl: Wireless Carriers Say Networks Ready
News  |  2/1/2014  | 
All four wireless networks have bulked up their networks around MetLife Stadium, in advance of all those Super Bowl calls and posts.
Flash Storage: What's Your Best Option?
Commentary  |  1/31/2014  | 
Consider this primer to make sure the flash storage you choose is the right one to solve your performance problem.
Open-Source Cloud Hardware Grows Up Fast
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Open Compute Project picks up key new members, sets more ambitious goals, and shows its multi-faceted, multi-chip side at annual summit.
Microsoft's Open Compute Move: Just Good PR?
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
The disruptive power of Microsoft's Open Compute Group move has spurred debate. Let's talk image versus cold hard revenues.
Oracle's Hurd: A 'Once-In-A-Career Opportunity'
Commentary  |  1/29/2014  | 
President Mark Hurd explains Oracle's strategy on cloud, marketing, innovation, and those pesky startup rivals.
Supersonic Disk Drive Is A Myth
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
The idea that disk drives haven't gotten faster than 15K RPM because it would mean disks would have to become supersonic isn't true. What's the real reason?
Gluster Vs. Ceph: Open Source Storage Goes Head-To-Head
Commentary  |  1/27/2014  | 
Storage appliances using open-source Ceph and Gluster offer similar advantages with great cost benefits. Which is faster and easier to use?
Lenovo To Buy IBM's x86 Server Business
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
IBM will shed its low-margin, low-end server business for $2.3 billion after more than a year of on-again, off-again negotiations with Lenovo.
2014 State Of Storage: Cost Worries Grow
Commentary  |  1/20/2014  | 
Solid state alone can't solve your problems -- even if you can afford it. Think scale-out, virtualization, and cloud.
Data Protection Must Change In Virtualization Age
Commentary  |  1/16/2014  | 
Backup has never been as easy or reliable as it should be, and virtualization just makes it worse.
Ethernet Interfaces Transform Object Storage
Commentary  |  1/15/2014  | 
New direct Ethernet interfaces for object-oriented storage will change the rules of storage, allowing for large performance gains.
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