A decade ago, cloud management was all about saving money for the small- or mid-size business. Your IT team was able to access the services they normally performed in-house, but at a lower cost and paying for only what they needed. It was a way to access infrastructure without purchasing hardware or committing to a depreciation schedule.
The cloud often seems as if it’s something that’s meant more for large companies. But the benefits of cloud services for small businesses might be even more disruptive than for bigger organizations. Consider these common reasons for migrating to the cloud:
Improved productivity: Moving to the cloud means employees can work anytime, anywhere.
As networking moves from monolithic to disaggregated infrastructure, the necessity of programmability has become existential, be it physical or software-defined networks (SDN). A common thread runs through these movements: the need for control.
As the notion of control continues to evolve, it will drive significant changes to the systems that form the foundations of the network.
Jumping into a multi-cloud strategy might seem intimidating, but the benefits are enticing. However, without flexibility, the benefits might not be as readily enjoyable, which is why considering a private cloud solution should be part of the multi-cloud mix.
Just as networking technology is evolving, so too are the architectures that connect and support applications and services. In today’s IT world, there is no enterprise-wide infrastructure. Rather, there are individual networks—data center, campus, branch, public cloud and WAN—each with their own teams, budgets, priorities and tools.
I used to have a Saab that was the bane of my existence. Each morning, I would walk out to my car, put my key in the ignition and hope it would start. Every once it a while, it would, and on those mornings it was glorious. But equally often something would go wrong.
Disaster recovery (DR) isn’t what it used to be. Long gone are the days when a DR solution cost over a hundred thousand dollars and relied predominantly on tape backups. Cloud computing has dramatically changed the DR landscape. Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions about DR. Here are a few of the myths that no […]
IT sits at the core of an enterprise’s digital transformation and bears the burden to provide an on-demand infrastructure that delivers high uptime and agility. The data center becomes the focal point from where this transformation begins and enterprise data center fabrics need to evolve to meet the evolving needs of the business.
The movie Titanic swept the Oscars.
Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were NBA champions (again).
Apple unveiled the iMac.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google.
And I was a fresh-faced kid out of college, beginning my career as a consultant for an IT management consulting firm.
How many times have you heard the phrase: “The network is down” in your business?
This may mean that anything but the network is malfunctioning (it may be the server, storage or others), however, the always-guilty network-admin is usually the first one to blame.