More Evidence Surfaces IT Is Still On The Outside Looking In
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More Evidence Surfaces IT Is Still On The Outside Looking In

Initially unveiled back in May at its Edge conference, IBM is releasing its Institute for Business Value Study that shows there is a huge gap between what IT infrastructure is required to meet the growing demands of cloud, analytics, mobile, social computing and security (what Big Blue is calling CAMS; last year they called it SoMoClo – social-mobile-cloud), and what is available. “Companies recognize that infrastructure enables...

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Open Source Vs. Open Enough

There’s a big drive in networking towards open source with OpenDaylight and other initiatives. But enterprises aiming for open networking must make a decision: Either settle for “open enough” options from vendors that may not be truly open source but offer the interoperability and support they need, or commit to the ideals and development of true open source technology. While IT buyers may design strategies based on...

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The First Web-Scale Problem – Too Many Parts

While originally intended for online application and storage providers, web-scale architectures have plenty of capabilities that catch the attention of enterprise IT. A web-scale architecture’s ability to scale both performance and capacity in a cost effective manner is at the top of every enterprise’s wish list. But web-scale architectures also have a few big problems that can get enterprises as disinterested as quickly as they got...

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Amazon Zocalo: What to Do When You Have More Disk Than God

Cloud behemoth Amazon has found a new outlet for its NSA-scale disk farms in its new enterprise file sync and store service, Zocalo. After years of offering dumb cloud object storage with its Amazon S3 simple storage service, Amazon is climbing up the storage value stack with an enterprise cloud file store that will put pressure on Box, SugarSync, and the like. Amazon proclaims Zocalo to be “a fully managed, secure enterprise storage...

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Avere Systems Offers Up a Cloud NAS World

Network-attached storage (NAS) has a prominent position in the IT world in managing semi-structured and unstructured file data, but many current implementations face significant challenges. Due to explosive data growth, how to successfully scale both performance and capacity while keeping costs under control has become ever more difficult. Traditional architectures are often hard-pressed to keep up with performance demands. The need...

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BYOA: Bring Your Own Authentication

Most people who use IT or Internet applications would agree that the current username/password mode of authentication is cumbersome, ineffective, and obsolete. According to ESG research, 55% of information security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., more than 1,000 employees) believe that username/password authentication should be completely eliminated or relegated to non-business critical applications only....

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