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The cloud continues to dominate IT as businesses make their infrastructure decisions based on cost and agility. Public cloud, where shared infrastructure is paid for and utilized only when needed, is the most popular model today. However, more and more organizations are addressing security concerns by creating their own private clouds. As businesses deploy private cloud infrastructure, they are adopting techniques used in the public cloud to control costs. Gone are the traditional arrays and network switches of the past, replaced with software-defined data centers running on industry standard servers. Efficiency features make the cloud model more effective by reducing costs and increasing data transfer speeds. One such feature, which is particularly effective in cloud environments is inline data reduction. This is a technology that can be used to lower the costs of... (more)

Data Optimization in Cloud Storage

The promise of "the cloud" is that cloud storage delivers users seamless "just in time" storage scalability to handle growth and quickly respond to peak loads. The economics and business impact of cloud storage also delivers a compelling financial proposition in today's budget constrained IT environments. To the IT consumer shifting what was a capital expense and a fixed cost to a variable cost operating expense is financially compelling. Additionally, the ability to function in a "just in time" mode versus a "predictive" model for consumable storage also changes the CAPEX impact... (more)

Disruptive IT Forces that Are Changing Business

Today four converging IT trends are changing the IT paradigm and will forever change the way businesses communicate, collaborate, store and manage information. Each on its own would have significant impact without the others. However, combined together, they are a disruptive force. They are: Mobile devices (BYOD) are becoming a universal portal for individual access to personal and business information. Social media has moved beyond its initial use case (our kids) to infiltrate businesses for data access, business collaboration, Business to Consumer and more recently Business to ... (more)