Keeping People At The Center Of The Data Center

How do you keep the human element in tech? Trying to prevent user problems is the primary job of user experience design teams at technology firms. Among the unsung heroes of tech, design teams are responsible for generating intuitive user interfaces. Lost in that purgatory between social and … READ MORE

Mark Prahl February 8th, 2013

Service Outage Hits Home for Cloud Provider

Are there blind spots in your service assurance approach? Netflix, a provider of online streaming media, made news over the holidays when customers experienced a service outage on Christmas Eve.  Imagine taking the wrapping off of your new mobile device and deciding to try it out to stream … READ MORE

Mark Prahl January 18th, 2013

Extend Virtual Data Center Visibility With EMC Smarts

Have you ever wished you had a better way to fix a problem? Writing this post made me think about my meeting today with a data center manager who was looking for a better way to manage his pre-packaged VCE Vblock systems with his non-Vblock VMware environment. He … READ MORE

Mark Prahl December 12th, 2012

Infrastructure-As-A-Service Goes Mainstream

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), the fastest growing segment of the rapidly expanding cloud market, is going mainstream into the enterprise. Concurrently service providers, who were early adopters, are moving upstream to more higher-value services IaaS is a simple concept, but with complexities that must be dealt with to successfully implement. … READ MORE

Mark Prahl December 7th, 2012

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 … READ MORE

Mark Prahl October 26th, 2012
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