Data center security: How to balance business agility with great protection

When IDC consults with enterprise customers or performs worldwide surveys, security is invariably an acute concern. That’s regardless of geography, industry, and identity of respondent (executive, LoB, IT, DevOps, etc.). While the challenge of providing protection and security extends across all places in the network, the problem is especially vexing in the data center.

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Five things to consider when buying your first server

Whether you are a small office or a global enterprise, a server is the lifeblood of your business – that’s why finding the right one is essential. As your business expands, you may be considering server options to help your employees collaborate, share tools and information.

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Understanding edge computing: A topology based taxonomy

“What is edge computing?” This question is becoming more and more relevant. The explosion of data-generating endpoints (IoT) and data-hungry user services (video entertainment, intelligent consumer services, etc.) has reversed the centralized intelligence trend, and prompted a shift toward distributed intelligence.

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Is data the new crude oil?

Let’s drill down into the metaphor. Moor Insights & Strategy argues that an optimally tuned infrastructure is key to deriving all the rich benefits that go along with effective data management and analytics. They claim that data is the new crude oil and intelligence is the new gasoline, fueling business wins.

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Save money with your data center

Is your data center sucking you dry like a vampire? Many business owners would like to believe that the server room and data center don’t exist. But whether you acknowledge them or not, they could be eating up your resources every month. Here’s what to do to cut costs.

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Finding the sweet spot when it comes to your server refresh cycle

Nothing lasts forever. Despite the rumors, even Twinkies have a limited shelf life. Which is why the server refresh cycle is so important for organizations today. Servers don’t last forever, and waiting too long to replace can result in downtime and put your core business functions at risk.

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Things to consider when virtualizing

Powering your IT equipment costs money, but how much will you actually spend? If you have no idea, you’re in for a treat. Here are four questions you need to ask yourself before considering virtualization.  Studies have shown that over 70% of IT budgets go to “keeping the lights on.

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Hindsight to insight: Why digital transformation is not an option

If you’re a Star Wars fan like I am, you have always been able to imagine a world where technology is at the heart of everything we do.  Today, a digital world is no longer the stuff of great sci-fi, it’s our reality.  Fueled by our thirst for knowledge and our ‘on-demand’ appetite; technology, and […]

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