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  • The future of IoT is unwritten

    The internet of things has tremendous potential, affecting everything from everyday life to manufacturing to cities. However, the future of IoT is largely unwritten. Continue Reading

  • Charting the rise of container-based virtualization

    A recent Docker survey indicates that containers are growing increasingly popular, in large part due to new security tools such as Docker Security Scanning. Continue Reading

  • Hyper-converged infrastructures: Game changer or vendor push?

    Hyper-converged infrastructures, which combine computing, storage, networking and virtualization in the same box, promise hardware cost savings and IT efficiency. Or at least that's what hyper-convergence product vendors tout. But does the technology live up to the vendor hype? Moreover, could the promised benefits of hyper-converged systems oust conventional on-premises architectures and public cloud?

    In this SearchCIO handbook, Site Editor John Moore explores the possible benefits of hyperconverged infrastructures and why some IT execs say not to focus solely on the cost benefits. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen outlines five critical questions he asked before making the decision on a hyper-convergence vendor. In our last piece, Taneja Group analyst Mike Matchett goes through the five major benefits of hyper-converged architectures.

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  • Stand-alone servers are alone no more

    Hyper-converged infrastructure has shaken up the server market, and stand-alone servers are certainly on "Treacherous Ground." The stand-alone server has been replaced by integrated appliances faster than it took you to read this sentence. And recent trends show that more bundling and integration is the future of data center hardware.

    But life isn't always difficult for IT pros, as these pre-validated appliances reduce time to deployment and offer a one-throat-to-choke support paradigm. But their jobs aren't exactly peachy. Hyper-converged infrastructure sets a new standard for speed and agility. In the age of self-service clouds, being a GUI-based admin responding to one-off user requests is no longer enough.

    The data center is changing. Don't wake up and realize you spent the time and effort to refresh your hardware -- but not your skills.

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  • Information technology priorities: A guide to TechTarget's annual survey

    TechTarget's 2016 Information Technology Priorities Survey asked 385 IT professionals in North America their top projects, expectations and concerns for this year. Continue Reading

  • Deciding between full stack developers or Ops engineers

    The software development landscape is changing, and developers are being forced to ask themselves to choose between a career as an Ops professional or a full stack developer. Continue Reading

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