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Under Pressure, IT May Need to Fail Fast With Some Projects
News  |  5/22/2017  | 
Lines of business want services fast; IT will need an investment budget that allows it to try to achieve desired solutions and sometimes fail.
On-Premises Workloads Require Higher Staff Investment Than Cloud
News  |  5/18/2017  | 
Nemertes analyst says research shows lower cost for cloud for some types of workloads; results are less clear for predictable, steady-state apps.
IT Outages, Who's Really at Fault?
Commentary  |  5/12/2017  | 
Systems do go down, and sometimes the cause seems obvious, but it may be too obvious. Employ root cause analysis methods to find the real cause of failure.
IT Must Alter Investments To Play in Digital Economy
Commentary  |  5/8/2017  | 
At Interop, Mark Tonsetic of CEB will discuss how your view of the digital future should start guiding IT investments.
Uptime Institute: Enterprise Server Footprint Flat or Shrinking
News  |  5/3/2017  | 
In its annual survey, the Uptime Institute finds enterprise cloud usage flat, even while the server footprint shrinks.
Luxury Fashion Finds Bigger Sales, Returns In Cloud
News  |  4/26/2017  | 
Net-A-Porter didn't know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
Walmart: Agility Enabled with React.js, Node.js
News  |  4/20/2017  | 
Alex Grigoryan needed to attack multiple fronts as he revamped the Walmart Web site; the answer was decentralized agile teams with Node.js.
Nemertes CIO Burke: Do You Know Your Cloud TCO?
News  |  4/19/2017  | 
It's not simple: Nemertes CIO John Burke to explain how to evaluate your TCO when using a cloud service and whether real savings are available.
What You Need to Know About Containers
News  |  4/14/2017  | 
Interop ITX will offer a day-long, Container Crash Course for those who want to learn more about containers' impact on enterprise operations.
Battle Intensifies To Become Cloud Hardware Leader
News  |  4/5/2017  | 
HPE and Cisco are joined by merged Dell EMC as big three contenders to supply cloud providers. Are white box manufacturers a threat?
Inscrutable Amazon Bill: Behind It, a $1 Million Savings
News  |  3/28/2017  | 
When Segment found its AWS bill going up unexpectedly, it did a deep dive to find the cause and realized a $1 million annual savings.
Maritz IT's Journey: From Sinkhole to Full Business Partner
News  |  3/23/2017  | 
Gerry Imhoff knew things had to change, but it would need to be a culture change, not a new generation of technology.
RightScale's State of Cloud: Cut Wasted Use
News  |  3/22/2017  | 
RightScale issued its sixth annual State of the Cloud report and found Docker a top DevOps tool, but concerns about 30% usage cloud waste.
Cloud Benefits: Liberty Group Tech Chief Knows What They Are
News  |  3/20/2017  | 
When The Liberty Group found increasing demand for its services in 2012, it rehired Rob Hiltbrand to take it to the cloud.
Integrate Serverless With Your On-Premise IT Operations
News  |  3/17/2017  | 
AbbVie architect Keith Townsend will discuss how serverless functions in the cloud can be meshed with IT operations on premises when he presents at Interop ITX.
A Cloud Move Means Big Changes for IT Operations
News  |  3/14/2017  | 
At Interop ITX, JP Morgenthal of CSC will describe what changes when it comes to operations management in a move to the cloud.
Red Hat Expert: OpenStack May Not Be As Complex As You Think
Commentary  |  3/6/2017  | 
Red Hat's principal cloud architect says you can get into OpenStack, one step at a time, accomplishing business objectives along the way.
Deploying Containers to the Cloud: Many Options
News  |  3/1/2017  | 
At Interop ITX 2017, a container deployment expert will demonstrate how users can select an option for moving containers to the cloud.
Evernote Completes Migration To Google, Data Center Shutdown
News  |  2/23/2017  | 
The online user content capture system, Evernote, has moved 2.9 PBs of data into the Google Cloud and shut down its primary data center.
How To Choose Between Virtual Desktop Deployment Models
Commentary  |  2/21/2017  | 
Many companies are turning to virtual desktops in the cloud to support end user computing, and they have multiple models to choose from.
Containers May Work With, Or In Place Of, Private Cloud
News  |  2/20/2017  | 
OpenStack is presented as a good container management environment; what if container managers can manage the infrastructure as well?
IT Budget Staying The Same? Here’s What To Do Differently In 2017
Commentary  |  2/15/2017  | 
If your IT budget is staying flat, there are techniques for getting more bang from the same bucks in a new age of IT.
Private Cloud Merits 2nd Look As Container Environment
News  |  2/14/2017  | 
Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, says Project Zun gives enterprise IT a new reason to reconsider OpenStack for private clouds.
Deloitte: These Emerging Technologies Will Play Critical Roles
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
Deloitte Consulting cites seven emerging technologies as critical to the future of IT: dark analytics, mixed reality and blockchain included.
Ponemon: Doubt Dogs IT On Security Tools, Spending
News  |  2/10/2017  | 
The Ponemon Institute shows how IT security staffs want better technology tools and better skill sets to ward off invasive threats.
Disaster Recovery In The Cloud: Key Considerations
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
The cloud offers many backup options for enterprises. Here are some factors to weigh.
It's Still 'Intel Inside', But Now Intel's Inside The Cloud
News  |  2/1/2017  | 
Intel re-architects x86 toward the needs of the cloud, builds in management features for large scale server power savings.
Nokia: Don't Be Too Quick To Dismiss Private Cloud Savings
News  |  1/25/2017  | 
Nokia's total cost of ownership study finds most enterprises can save 25% of data center costs by converting it to private cloud.
Deep-Seated Container Vulnerability Found, Corrected
News  |  1/23/2017  | 
Researchers at SUSE and Docker turned up a previously unknown vulnerability in container operations and issued a patch.
Private Cloud In Retreat, Public Cloud To Fore: Report
News  |  1/19/2017  | 
Our '2017 State of Cloud' report finds private cloud losing its viability and hybrid cloud operations too complex; public cloud use advancing.
Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
Containers are less an option and more an essential technology for achieving the agile company needed to survive in the digital economy.
Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative.
Why You Need To Embrace DevOps Differently
Commentary  |  1/13/2017  | 
Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
451 Research sees containers filling a more prominent role in the cloud technologies market by 2020; the container ecosystem growing fast.
Killing 'Zombies' Achieves Greatest Gain In Data Center Efficiency
News  |  12/29/2016  | 
The Uptime Institute has estimated the gains from eliminating 'zombie' servers and implementing a data center management system versus doing nothing.
At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
GPU Hardware Powers MapD Big Data Management
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
When it comes to clickstream data, server log analysis or machine learning, there's a likely GPU-based system in IT's future.
Brooks Brothers In Style As It Moves To Cloud
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
With operations depending on SAP HANA, Brooks Brothers management wanted a minimum of downtime in its move to AWS cloud.
IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
Storage Survey: Cloud Storage Use Up, But Integration Still Sought
News  |  11/25/2016  | 
A supplier of an object storage system asked 409 IT managers how hybrid cloud storage use was progressing. The answer: with some difficulties.
HelloFresh Moves Analytics To Hadoop
News  |  11/23/2016  | 
HelloFresh, one of the popular new fresh meal delivery services, was outgrowing its home-grown business intelligence system. To meet the needs of its growing business and data volumes, the company moved to MapR's Hadoop.
2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
Successful Analytics Is All About The Infrastructure: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/16/2016  | 
Claudia Imhoff shares insights on what a modern business needs from its analytics infrastructure and how IT departments can get from where they are to where the business needs them to be.
Cisco: Cloud-Native Apps Will Dominate By 2020
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
Big data, IoT, and other applications are changing cloud computing, according to Cisco's sixth annual Global Cloud Computing Index. The report finds that cloud traffic will represent 92% of all data center traffic by 2020, and that companies will build 485 hyperscale data centers in the next three years.
Drones As Compute Platforms In The Air: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/8/2016  | 
Intel's Anil Nanduri talks with InformationWeek about the company's newest drone and the demonstration that shows that drones are a dynamic compute platform.
Google Search Indexing To Go Mobile-First
News  |  11/8/2016  | 
In an announcement that could have far-ranging implications for websites of all sizes, Google said that it would place even more emphasis on mobile search, especially in the ways the company's algorithm ranks sites.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure And The Future Of IT: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/1/2016  | 
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, we talk with Wikibon's Stu Miniman about hyperconverged infrastructures and why IT pros need to pay attention.
OpenStack Revenue To Hit $5 Billion By 2020
News  |  10/27/2016  | 
451 Research doubles its previous estimate of the value of the OpenStack marketplace and predicts the majority of OpenStack revenue will come from private cloud deployments.
Final Presidential Debate Tests UNLV's IT Preparedness
News  |  10/26/2016  | 
The UNLV IT staff had to be ready for a variety of requests -- often at the last minute -- as the school prepared to host the third Presidential debate earlier this month. Here's the inside story.
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