Quick facts about virtualization and the cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes mistaken as one and the same, causing much confusion. For the record, virtualization is different from cloud computing, but these two technologies usually overlap. Virtualization Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc.

Pandas, Caviar, and Deep Learning

Analytics is redefining the world. Data is the new oil. Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere

It feels like we hear some variant of these phrases too often. But there is a reason why such statements have become so pervasive. Data has quickly become the most valuable and differentiating asset for many organizations as it opens up new revenue streams and unearths opportunities for improvement in almost every part of an organization.

The cloud and virtualization, simplified

Cloud computing and virtualization are similar but not interchangeable. Both have their own benefits, so it’s worth learning how each technology works. With this knowledge, you can make the most out of your technology investment. Virtualization Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc.

GDPR – Marketer’s Nightmare or Springboard for Brand Loyalty?

With only two months to go until the May 25 deadline, news of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is everywhere. While companies scramble to implement strict internal policies and journalists fill their columns with dire warnings for non-compliance (monetary fines are up to four percent of annual global turnover), one aspect at the very heart of the upcoming regulation has been largely overshadowed – its impact on the customer.

2018 Server Trends & Observations

Trends & Observations can serve two purposes. One, a view into a possible state and two, a reflection of things around us that can lead to disruptions. Sometimes you have to look closely to see the trees and other times far away to see the forest.
#1 Customer is King

The customer it turns out, is indeed always right…something we have all heard many times but often forget in the technology world.

2018 Brings Once-in-a-Generation Shift in Data Storage

I have to be honest. Much of what I predict to be significant for the data storage industry in 2018 may go unnoticed by most IT professionals, even though some of these concern major progress that hasn’t been experienced in nearly a full generation!

So much has been happening in the development of exciting new storage-class memory (SCM) that will help make arrays faster and more efficient in processing general purpose workloads, and this year I believe we’ll see a tangible payoff with the mainstreaming of this technology.