Yet Another Proof Point for Network and Endpoint…

As I’ve mentioned many times in my blog, there is a lot of evidence suggesting a trend toward the amalgamation of endpoint and network security. Here’s another recent data point that supports this further. ESG recently published a new research report titled Network Security Trends in the Era of Cloud and Mobile Computing. The report is based upon a survey of security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., more than...

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New Requirements for Enterprise Disk Backup

For a disk backup appliance to be deemed “enterprise” it had to be able to perform well and provide more capacity expansion than non-enterprise class appliances, while still being almost as cost effective as its mid-range brethren. But with the growth of virtualization, the explosion of unstructured data and the proliferation of big database applications, the game is changing. The future of disk backup appliances will require that...

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The Software-Defined Data Center With Nuage

The software-defined data center was all the rage at VMworld 2013, when NSX, VMware’s network virtualization platform, was announced. At VMworld 2014, the honeymoon of the NSX hype had worn off some, yet network virtualization is still a key growing and maturing technology. Nevertheless, it is still too immature for an all-out adoption at this point, in my opinion. I had an opportunity during the VMworld 2014 Tech Field Day Extra to...

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Supply Chain Security

The recent spate of news out of Home Depot and, further back, Target point to the need for better supply chain security. But really, how can we address the issue? There are several answers, but none of them seem feasible in today’s IT environments. Why? They all require open communication, constructive criticism, and willingness to work toward a solution. However, what we find is that many IT organizations feel that anyone outside...

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Unisys: Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Part 2
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Unisys: Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Part 2

DALLAS: As would be expected for a company tracing its roots back to 1873 – typewriters and adding machines – Unisys has gone through tremendous changes over the last 141 years, and while it appears to be struggling now, it is not without its successes. For instance, its customers include: -10 of the top 15 banks globally (and $3 trillion daily in interbank transactions); -15 of the top 25 airlines (and more than 200 airlines in...

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Evaluation Hybrid Cloud Strategic Options For…

Recently Wikibon looked at the state of play for hybrid clouds in a research posting called “Beyond Virtualization: from Consolidation to Orchestration and Automation”. The general conclusions were: The key business driver behind a hybrid cloud strategy is to increase the value of applications to the end-user and the business. As a consequence, hybrid cloud projects require: Buy-in and leadership as business-led initiatives, with an...

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