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Are you on Track to Meet your Datacenter Resolutions?
Time for a check-in: How well are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? If you answered with a sharp inhale and a shake of the head, you’re not alone. In fact, about 80% of folks aren’t able to stick to their resolutions. But when it comes to your datacenter, resolutions are not something to … Continued
What Does it Take to be a Cloud Game Changer?
Cloud game changer: Noun. A company that has elevated its IT operations and increased its competitive edge with an innovative, future-forward cloud strategy. A definition is a start, but what it doesn’t tell us is what it takes to become a cloud game changer  yourself. Moving away from the strain of antiquated infrastructure, lost weekends, … Continued
Test your Datacenter Knowledge!
So, you work in a datacenter. Maybe you spend a lot of time there. You might even spend some unforeseen weekends there. You might know your datacenter pretty well, but how well do you know what’s happening in other datacenters around the world? Based on findings from the 2018 State of the Enterprise Datacenter report, … Continued
Insights from NEXT Magazine Issue 4
NEXT Magazine is your source for practical advice, bold ideas, and occasionally controversial opinions from some of the IT industry’s leading change agents. We feature topics around datacenter innovation and modernization, business transformation, digital disruption, leadership strategies, and much more. This issue features everything from blockchain to bots to Bear ...
How we got to Hyperconverged Infrastructure
With hyperconvergence adoption on the rise, it’s hard to believe HCI is a relatively new player in the grand scheme of IT. In fact, according to the State of the Enterprise Datacenter report, 67% of respondents are either using or are planning to adopt hyperconverged infrastructure. Growing demands for simplified management, increased performance, and reduced … Co...
The Future of the Datacenter is Multicloud
For too long IT organizations and the datacenters they run have been cost centers bogged down with elaborate processes that stymie innovation. The advent of cloud computing has transformed IT service delivery, providing unprecedented levels of flexibility and agility. Companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google offer an array of IaaS and PaaS options for … Conti...
What IT is Digging
We’ve learned a lot of interesting things about IT teams’ infrastructure needs, pain points, and challenges in our conversations with IT pros around the globe. But along the way, we’ve also learned some pretty interesting things about what IT pros are into in the world beyond the datacenter. Here’s a sampling based on questions we’ve … ...
5 Architectural Principles to Consider before Choosing Your Infrastructure
When it comes to application and desktop virtualization projects, choosing the right infrastructure for your business is among the most important decisions you’ll need to make. Second only to selecting a strategy and software vendor for delivering End User Computing (EUC) services and applications, infrastructure is the bread and butter from which you’ll build your &he...
Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Checklist
In the pursuit of data protection, businesses nowadays face more hurdles in the security landscape than ever before. From the recent Global Data Center Survey Report, many new trends in datacenter business come as a surprise. We know there’s a growing demand for reliable, scalable infrastructure, but issues with downtime are complicating businesses’ confidence in &hell...
The Results are in: Public Cloud Usage Trends
Businesses of varying sizes — from startups to enterprises — are adopting multi-cloud strategies to foster greater agility and innovation velocity. We’ve been tracking public cloud usage of over $1 billion on an annual basis among our customers, and we’ve discovered several cloud adoption and use patterns. Using data collected from Beam, a multi-cloud optim...