Data centers are perched upon technology’s advanced battlements. They must
be highly scalable and able to support ever-increasing bandwidth each year.
Newer data centers look far differently than they did just a decade ago, and
strategies for design and style continue to shift under the weight of big
data, cloud computing, mobility and other technology trends.
IT professionals must be cross specialty virtuosos in environments of
ever-increasing complexity. Service costs have a continuous downward
pressure, as economizing infrastructure is a goal for enterprises of all
kinds. Examining emerging IT technologies can be a crystal ball for peering
into the role of IT and data centers of the future.
Cloud storage supports flexibility in computing
Many enterprises now require mobile computing to communicate with workers,
clients and customers on the go. Cloud computing, fla... (more)
Computing is a rapidly changing industry. Gordon E. Moore was one of the
first to recognize and discuss this in 1965, when he described what's now
known as Moore's law: The number of transistors on integrated circuits
doubles approximately every two years. The effects of this progress are
evident in the continuous increases in processing speeds, data storage
capacity and the sensitivity of digital camera sensors.
For decades, computing has continued to advance, sometimes incrementally and
sometimes almost exponentially. Now we're in the middle of another major
shift in computing... (more)
As infrastructure has grown and mainstream database vendors have tweaked the
cloud service model to apply to their own niche, cloud database technology
has become an increasingly possible alternative to on-premises
databases. Cloud database services offer many of the same benefits of other
cloud services: Reduced in-house maintenance and patching, increased free
time for IT staff and database administrators, and outsourced 24/7 data
management and recovery.
Background of Cloud Database Technology
Cloud databases operate similarly to other cloud offerings. The host owns the
Maintaining email servers is a full-time job including server maintenance,
filtering spam, blocking viruses, and creating backups. A hosted Exchange
service frees up IT time by putting all of these tasks in the hands of the
Even still, the myths surrounding hosted Exchange persist. Let's knock them
out one at a time to see why Exchange might make sense for you.
Myth #1: Hosted Exchange Is Only for Large Businesses
Because of the time it takes to manage an Exchange server, small businesses
can take the most advantage of a third-party email system. While large
During the recent bout of intense winter weather throughout the Midwest, many
folks were able to receive the news on office closings by receiving work
email messages through their personal laptops and smartphones. Access
available anywhere is becoming a given for many people who can receive
updates on their personal devices no matter where they are. For the typical
enterprise IT department, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy has become
a standard, and it’s not uncommon to see different brands and models of
laptops throughout the office.
This is all the latest evidence of th... (more)