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  • Dell EMC acquisition: The deal of the century a year later

    A year has passed since the Dell EMC acquisition, the biggest transaction in the history of IT. With the benefit of hindsight, we examine the positives, negatives and uncertainties of the deal. Did Dell buy the world's biggest storage vendor, or did EMC round out its infrastructure strategy? Was the timing of the Dell EMC acquisition good, and were the reasons behind it sound? Does it matter? What are the long-term prospects? How about the complications of integrating companies with different corporate cultures and overlapping product lines? What's the effect on the data storage market in general?

    Public cloud use has increased at a remarkable rate. So much so, it's a matter of when, not if, public cloud adoption will match on-site infrastructure. Vendor lock-in is a top concern IT decision-makers and practitioners have with cloud services. An emerging set of multicloud primary storage products mitigate this problem by providing data services simultaneously across multiple public clouds. Explore the key drivers and benefits of these multicloud storage products and services. Find out what customers want from them. And learn about the vendors that meet these diverse customer requirements and how they deliver on the promise of multicloud storage.

    The open source software movement has potential to change the face of storage. With the commoditization of servers and storage media, costs are low and reliability is high enough to use off-the-shelf components to build storage platforms with software-defined storage products, including open source. This trend is reducing or eliminating dependence on proprietary storage hardware and software. Find out which open source technologies support object-, file- and block-based storage individually or in combination.

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  • IT industry trends: Six major vendors chart new courses

    Vendors Cisco, Citrix, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Microsoft are transforming to keep up with cloud and other IT industry trends. Continue Reading

  • How do you prepare if your UC provider is acquired?

    The UC market is abuzz with mergers and acquisitions, but this activity creates uncertainty for organizations. Analyst Jon Arnold offers advice on how to handle vendor consolidation. Continue Reading

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  • IT's battle with data center networking changes

    Data center networking is no longer just a maze of physical cables; it's a tangled web of overlays and firewall rules. Database management is more than ensuring you have enough capacity as your company collects increasing volumes of data and expects real-time analysis.

    Yet users demand simplicity; they expect the underlying infrastructure to be invisible. Executives want IT to function like a utility. When they turn on the tap, they don't care about the plumbing required to deliver the water; they simply want it to work. This is the tension threatening to plunge IT shops into chaos -- to build and support ever more complex data center infrastructure while making it appear effortless.

    Nowhere is this tension more clear than the growing demand to store and digest big data. However, it's not just about big data networking today. It's about doing something with that data -- and doing it now. Curiously, technologies that once aimed to streamline operations have sometimes led to more complexity. Networking overlays, for example, have given operators the ability to steer traffic and create logical resource pools, but they also come with additional management overhead.

    All these topics and much more in this month's Modern Infrastructure.

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  • Security startups: What do CISOs need to know before being customers?

    Being a customer of security startups comes with some risk. Expert Mike O. Villegas discusses this risk and how CISOs can dodge the potential issues. Continue Reading

  • The evolution of data center storage architecture

    At the forefront of how IT infrastructure evolves to tackle new applications and emerging workloads are the changes in data center storage architecture. Continue Reading

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