Tag: Operations

EMC Leaps To IT as a Service: Redefining the Organizational Model

In redefining our IT organization at EMC, we brought in consultants to bridge the old IT world with the new, devised a fresh strategy and workstreams to execute on our roadmap, and used added insights about our customers to define wins for IT.  We still were struggling with several organizational components; we had not taken the leap fully into a services-based organizational structure.  We had to address how teams worked together.  Each group had its own goals and objectives, and what was important to our end customer was too often getting lost in the “interlock.”

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Four Reasons MSPs Should Invest In The Cloud

Directors and chief information officers have at last gotten on board with the cloud, recognizing its ability to simplify internal operations and improve the acquiring, sharing and analysis of data. Here’s what MSPs can bring to the table in this emerging technological area.Via itbestofbreed.com

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What’s Driving Greater Adoption of IT Operations Analytics?

With modern business becoming more complex and facing constant changes, unpredictable events, and dynamic demand by the end users – all happening at unprecedented speed – IT Operations & Management is looking to adopt the right tools to optimize operations to handle the complexity and pace of change.

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BYOD and security: Can you have both?

If you allow employees to use their personal devices for work, are you exposing your organization to new security risks? Attempted security breaches are on the rise, and employee smartphones, tablets and laptops could provide new pathways for malware, viruses and hacking. What can you do to protect enterprise information, applications and networks while still supporting your organization’s bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program?

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VMware Boosts HP and VCE Partnerships to Grow Software Defined Data Centers and Hybrid Clouds

VMware began its 2014 VMworld conference last Sunday with a day dedicated to partners, placing HP and VCE in the spotlight with expanded partnerships. The partnerships aim to speed adoption of the software defined data center and hybrid clouds.

The announcements highlight refreshed strategies for integration with new VMware product offerings and empowering businesses with open, secure and agile software-defined technologies.

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The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery

A good disaster recovery (DR) plan is like insurance.  Companies hope they will never have to use it. But what happens when a natural or human-induced disaster occurs?  Can the business recover operations in a reasonable time, if at all?  And what is the economic impact when they do?

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VMware NSX Customer Story: Colt Decreases Data Center Networking Complexity

Adoption of network virtualization and SDN technologies from VMware and Arista Networks simplifies cloud infrastructure and enables automation to reduce timescales of cloud and network service provisioning Offering the largest enterprise-class cloud footprint in Europe, Colt, an established leader in delivering integrated network, data center, voice and IT services, has implemented software- defined networking. Adoption of network virtualization and SDN technologies from VMware and Arista Networks simplifies cloud infrastructure and enables automation to reduce timescales of cloud and network service provisioning

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Facebook’s Wedge: A novel approach to Top-of-Rack switches

The most recent device placed under the proverbial microscope is the Top-of-Rack (TOR) switch, which is an important component in current data – center design. The diagram in Figure A shows how using a TOR switch simplifies cabling to the rack.

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