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John Rhoton

John Rhoton is a contributor to CBS Interactive's custom content group, which powers this Microsoft sponsored blog. He is a technology strategist who specializes in consulting to global enterprise customers with a focus on cloud computing.His tenure in the IT industry spans over twenty-five years at major technology companies, defining and implementing business strategy. He has recently led corporate technical strategy development, business development, and adoption of cloud services, datacenter transformation, mobility, security and next-generation networking, while also driving key corporate knowledge management and community-building programs.John is the author of six books. John Rhoton's views are his alone and do not necessarily represent those of Microsoft or CBSi.

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Dealing with Disaster

Dealing with Disaster

Although there is nothing IT departments can do to prevent natural disasters, Hybrid clouds enable IT to provide a great foundation for redundancy, which will ensure that mirrored infrastructure and applications remain intact when disaster strikes.

published June 28, 2013 by

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Don’t Forget the Branch Office

Don’t Forget the Branch Office

A well-designed datacenter that effectively synchronizes information through the use of branch offices, can provide local users with instant access to centralized data. Additionally, dispersed local branch offices are less susceptible to outages, making them an additional option for disaster recovery.

published June 13, 2013 by

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In Search of Innovation

In Search of Innovation

The key to successfully innovating your datacenter is a well thought out execution plan; establish efficient daily operations, create long term adoption plans, and design a flexible, future-proof enterprise architecture.

published May 29, 2013 by

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Big Data Invades the Datacenter

Big Data Invades the Datacenter

Big data is high volume, high velocity, real-time data that comes from all kinds of sources and ends up in a datacenter. To take full advantage of all this data, organizations need highly scalable storage and servers as well as the applications and frameworks to process all of the incoming data.

published May 21, 2013 by

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Storage Where You Need It, When You Need It

Storage Where You Need It, When You Need It

According to industry analysts, the amount of data being directly managed in enterprise datacenters will grow 14 fold over the next eight years. That’s a lot of information. It also implies a lot of infrastructure. But there is an irony here.

published April 25, 2013 by

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Workloads in Motion

Workloads in Motion

When there is an outage or spike in user activity, you don’t have the luxury of a long runway. It becomes necessary to make changes on-the-fly, even automatically in some cases, so that there is no human latency at all, and that is where workload mobility comes in.

published April 24, 2013 by

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