Realities of the modern datacenter

Realities of the modern datacenter

Businesses are constantly evolving and repositioning themselves as they pursue new revenue streams and efficiencies. In our technology-driven world, this evolution typically involves modern IT applications and data streams. IDC believes that these new enterprise workloads are shifting towards an infrastructure-agnostic model that extends from edge to core to cloud.

ITaaS can Increase Efficiency and Reduce Cost While also Supporting IT Transformation

ITaaS can Increase Efficiency and Reduce Cost While also Supporting IT Transformation

In the last of a series of blogs inspired by influential research published by industry analyst ESG, we explore the impact that implementing automated IT service delivery can have on an organization’s ability to achieve IT Transformation. 

Of all the ways an organization can modernize and automate its IT infrastructure, opting to adopt an IT as a Service cloud operating model is one of the most effective in terms of making progress towards full IT Transformation.

Server Automation – Your Key to a Faster, Secure, & More Efficient Data Center

Server Automation – Your Key to a Faster, Secure, & More Efficient Data Center

There’s a lot of truth to the old saying, “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”

Then again, the opposite is often true as well. Sometimes you have no idea what you’re missing until you have it – and then you can’t imagine how you ever lived without it!

There are countless examples of automated products, services, and technology that came along have changed our lives for the better – in ways we could never have imagined before.

Is SD-WAN the new MPLS?

Is SD-WAN the new MPLS?

As SD-WAN adoption matures and moves from “peak of inflated expectation” to “slope of enlightenment”, a question that I hear and many technologist ponder over is whether SD-WAN is the new MPLS. If you asked this question to a distinguished engineer they would violently disagree at a technical level comparing the difference from an OSI layer and packet/protocol formats perspective.

The Cable Story, Part 4: Automating the Network

The Cable Story, Part 4: Automating the Network

This is the last of my “Cable Story” blog series, and what better way to finish it other than discussing automation? Why, because it stands to be the most important thing that service providers can do today to streamline their businesses.

The principles in implementing automation are similar across the service provider ecosystem, but cable, perhaps not surprisingly, has its own twist.