Texas Tech's ERP and virtual servers were spread across a number of physical servers and storage infrastructure. They needed to consolidate this work onto a fewer number of servers and a cost-effective storage solution. They chose a Dell Compellent solution. They explain why.
Virtualization reaches from hand-held devices to the data center to the clouds. Virtually Speaking examines the forces behind this expansion, the suppliers of the technology and the organizations using the technology.
Daniel Kusnetzky is a distinguished analyst and the founder of the Kusnetzky Group LLC. He's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.
Kenneth 'Ken' Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems in large multi-data center environments.
Focusing on the basics, being able to easily monitor and manage IT assets, has been the foundation of ScienceLogic's success.
Zettaset's security architect makes some suggestions about setting up encryption for data going out on public networks to public clouds. The rules are common sense, but useful to consider.
Organizations having distributed sites face challenges when implementing a reliable, cost effective network that can support their operations. Aryaka believes that its Cloud Networking-as-a-service offering is the answer.
Tecplot, Inc. explains what they did when storage became the bottleneck in their development process.
Although sample consists solely of Ubuntu users and can't be viewed as describing the industry as a whole, the results of Canonical's Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey are interesting and should be considered.
As organizations digest BYOD, they often turn to wrapping apps to make them available remotely. Cortado's Henning Volkmer thinks that approach is dead and suggests that a more centralized approach is better.
OpTier believes that its biggest asset is the ability to capture transactional data in real time without imposing significant overhead making it possible to really understand workload performance issues. Does this capability really make its products better than competitor's?
Acronis, long known for its simple, powerful image backup is getting back to its focus on delivering easy-to-use products.
Distributed computing environments are increasingly complex mixtures of services hosted on physical, virtual and hybrid elements. Continuity Software, long focused on service availability, has reached out to manage the availability of SAN-based storage.