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4 reasons to choose a composable, software-defined infrastructure

Composable infrastructure has the capability to deploy IT faster and with improved versatility.

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7 best practices for managing a multi-cloud environment

Multi-cloud strategies and hybrid IT environments bring a set of challenges that technology leaders might not have expected.

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Why multicloud security is your next big challenge

Companies deploy an average of three to five different cloud services. With an increased emphasis on security and regulatory compliance, the capability to manage these disparate systems is crucial.

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8 best practices for all-flash storage

IT Central Station offers advice from users of HPE Nimble Storage on how to work optimally with all-flash storage arrays.

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Rating 10 top hyperconverged infrastructure products

As enterprises look to reduce data center complexity, many are considering hyperconverged infrastructure platforms. But with major vendors such as Cisco, HPE, VMware and Dell offering products, how do you decide where to invest?

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How IBM plans to compete in the cloud

IBM hopes to reduce the complexity of moving workloads to the cloud through Cloud Paks,’ its series of specialized packaged offerings that enterprise can implement relatively quickly. But is it enough?

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Review: Microsoft Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 includes updates that Microsoft introduced over the past three years as well as many new security, administration, storage and Azure cloud integration features.

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Why enterprise computing is living on the edge

Like client/server and cloud before it, edge computing will be a critical component in any enterprise IT strategy. Here why you need an edge strategy to be competitive.

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Storage trends: What’s the best uses for Optane?

While 3D XPoint memory has been shipping as Optane from Intel for two years, it hasn't found a great deal of traction, but a new server DIMM and an upcoming Micron product release may change that.

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Disaster recovery as a service grows, but tape won’t die

Updated: Disaster recovery, once associated mostly with a physical calamity, today is more likely related to data corruption to include malware attacks -- giving rise to DRaaS. This DR option not only backs up data to the cloud, but...

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Inside Hyperconvergence: Combining compute, storage and networking

We explain what hyperconvergence is and how the latest breakthroughs in hyperconverged infrastructure make it a flexible IT framework for small and large enterprises alike.

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The complete guide to quantum computing

This rundown covers the basics of quantum computing – from qubits to Fredkin gates – before diving into how enterprise vendors like IBM are leading the charge to make quantum computing a reality. And finally we look at examples of...

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How and where to use serverless computing

Serverless computing is designed to automate infrastructure provisioning and eliminate the burden of server management.

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Network issues are causing more data-center outages

As enterprise computing environments grow more complex, IT system failures and network errors are bringing down data centers in greater numbers, causing more unplanned downtime.

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10 hot quantum-computing startups to watch

Well-funded young companies drawing on academics and industry veterans for leadership are tackling hardware, software, algorithms, security, analytics and more that are needed for quantum computing to become a reality in enterprises.

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Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Spending on enterprise software, particularly cloud services and applications, is expected to grow faster than any other category of IT this year, fueling an overall increase in global spending on technology.

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What’s hot in network certifications

As organizations look to next-gen architectures like multi-cloud and SDN, network professionals are getting a leg up with software-fluent certifications. Are they worth it?

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