Enabling Data Protection As A Service

When does data protection become a money-maker? Data protection has long been thought of as somewhat of a necessary evil like life insurance. Throw money at the possibility that something will go wrong and pray that it never does. However, with cloud computing models and the concept of … READ MORE

Mark Prahl August 24th, 2012

The Software-Defined Data Center

What is the software-defined data center? The software-defined data center is cloud computing realized through intelligent software that abstracts hardware resources, pools it into aggregated capacity, and automates distributing it as needed to applications. It consolidates all systems into a single platform built on an x86 architecture supporting … READ MORE

Mark Prahl August 17th, 2012

The API-Driven Cloud

What makes more sense—open or standard APIs for cloud? Standard APIs have long been with us providing the means to access the basic protocols that power the Internet such as TCP, IP, and DNS. Without the stability of standards, the Web would be a shifting landscape making it … READ MORE

Mark Prahl August 10th, 2012

Performance Management In A Cross-Domain World

How do you ensure performance across your virtualized data center or cloud? There is much emphasis on enterprise management tools being able to assure the availability of IT delivered services from a centralized event console.  You can search the Web and find many solutions that claim they can … READ MORE

Mark Prahl August 3rd, 2012

Carriers And Clouds

How do the tier-1 telecommunications carriers fit into cloud? The large telecommunication service providers or carriers might seem well-positioned to provide and benefit from the cloud computing model. The tier-1 carriers (e.g. AT&T, France Telecom, NTT Docomo, Vodafone) have the infrastructure, enterprise customer base, and the geographic reach … READ MORE

Mark Prahl July 27th, 2012

Addressing Multiple Storage Challenges In The Cloud

Can you get the most out of your data storage in your cloud? Chances are you have challenges delivering storage-as-service regardless of the make-up of your data center. Most likely these challenges are a result of exploding data growth, different user data demands driven by a variety of … READ MORE

Mark Prahl July 13th, 2012

Breaking Barriers In The Information Age

How is the information age changing business communications? Cloud computing, data growth, and mobility all make for interesting technology conversations and sometimes a pretty good blog post. But, it’s the other changes that intrigue me the most. How we handle business communications is evolving at a rapid rate, … READ MORE

Mark Prahl June 29th, 2012

Cloud Architectures Are Not New

Well, if cloud architectures are not new, exactly how old are they? The title almost begs the question. It may be the latest, hottest buzzword, but architecturally, the cloud is more than 20 years old.  And, you are intimately familiar with it. It’s the Web. What makes it … READ MORE

Mark Prahl June 22nd, 2012

Virtualizing Applications Benefit From EMC AppSync For Protection

What if you could take an SLA-driven approach to protecting your virtualized applications? Well, for starters, you would be able to provide the right level of protection to your applications. Remember, disaster recovery is still about recovery time and business continuity is about ongoing availability. But, one size … READ MORE

Mark Prahl June 15th, 2012

Get To Decisions Quickly With EMC DataBridge

Are you a spreadsheet engineer or a mashup builder? These monikers are colorful terms for sure. But, they are also descriptive of the choices you will soon have for constructing meaningful views into your IT infrastructure data. Now that the EMC World hangover has subsided, I thought it … READ MORE

Mark Prahl June 8th, 2012

EMC Extends Service Assurance With Watch4net

What if you could ensure the availability—and performance—of your virtual data center? With the acquisition of Montreal-based Watch4net Solutions, EMC provides another compelling option for getting your data center under better control. EMC IT Operations Intelligence ensures the availability of the virtual data center (VDC) with a root … READ MORE

Mark Prahl May 31st, 2012

What Happens In Las Vegas Goes On The Internet

Did you see any of the Hangover movies? Well, EMC World is not like either of those movies. But, we do have pictures—and a video! Unlike our heroes in Hangover, I know where I’ve been. It’s hard to forget a 16-hour workday spent in this whirlwind called EMC … READ MORE

Mark Prahl May 22nd, 2012
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