Realize the benefits of Azure Stack NOW!

Back in May, Dell EMC announced Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, a new, turnkey, hybrid cloud platform that offers a simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. The new platform helps organizations standardizing on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem to … READ MORE

George O'Toole June 20th, 2017

Clearing Up Your Cloud (y) Crystal Ball

A colleague of mine recently mentioned that an increasing number of her conversations with customers included discussions on how to optimize and increase the efficiency of their data protection environments.  I faked a yawn since we engage in these conversations every day, but she wasn’t done with her story. In … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano November 9th, 2015

Is Your Data Protection Strategy Spinning Out of Control?

Who’s really directing the protection of your business data?  Is it you, the administrator, founded on centralized IT policies, or rather is it based on the dynamic needs of your many stakeholders?  Are industry regulations your guiding principles, which force the occasional all-hands-on-deck audit exercise to verify compliance?  Perhaps the … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano August 19th, 2015

Are You Ready For the Next IT Fire Drill?

You’re an IT professional.  You could be a backup, storage or VMware administrator, application owner or in a similar role.  Your day is going well.  You believe you’re on top of things.  Then your manager or another business stakeholder calls to inform you that the IT department is being audited. You … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano July 8th, 2015

Trusting Automatic Bill Payment….Where’s The Proof?

I like to pay my bills.  That statement alone typically results in some odd stares.  But it’s true.  To me it’s simply proof that I’m on top of things.  It also keeps my credit score high, but that’s a secondary benefit.  Keep in mind that I don’t like receiving bills … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano April 15th, 2015

Will Cloud Backup Kill Tapes?

The maxim goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Not to be satirical here, many IT pain points are the results of resolving problems the wrong way, conforming to the “good old standards and practices” that long dominated IT operations manuals. In a conformist culture prevalent in … READ MORE

Sebastian Yiang March 16th, 2015

Cloud Helps Reduce Labor Costs While Increasing Staff

The cloud can be a difficult concept for many people to understand both inside and outside the tech industry. There are some who know the cloud simply as their Apple iCloud or Dropbox account, or maybe they don’t even realize it’s actually the mysterious cloud that’s storing all their baby … READ MORE

Michael Greene February 6th, 2015

Automating Infrastructure Management at EMC

What is storage-industry leader EMC doing to simplify and automate management in its data center? EMC IT is deploying EMC, VMware, and partner management automation technologies to simplify operations in its data centers. This effort includes installing new products, adopting new processes, and changing roles to further evolve a private … READ MORE

Mark Prahl October 26th, 2012
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