With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Few hosting providers today offer sufficient protection from DDoS attacks, so those that can implement robust DDoS attack
protection will be able to more efficiently protect their hosted infrastructure and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. They’ll also be positioned to create incremental revenue streams from high-value, managed DDoS attack protection services.
Dell, with its varied offerings, services and support, has a wide range of solutions available to both the Tier One manufacturing companies and the Backbone manufacturers. With the adoption of advanced HPC technology, manufacturing is undergoing a renaissance.
Big data requires ever more powerful means to process and analyze growing stores of data, being collected at more rapid rates, and with increasing diversity in the types of data being sought—both structured and unstructured. In-memory computing’s rapid rise in the marketplace has the big data community on alert.
With core competencies like security, facility management, and carrier access, CenturyLink provides comprehensive global colocation services that extend your infrastructure into a more efficient virtual environment.
IT organizations use colocation centers for a variety of reasons, but not all colocation providers offer the same value and functionality, and many come with inherent risks. When choosing a colocation provider, careful consideration is essential. This guide will show you how to choose the right provider.
With the prospect of sending custom hardware designs directly to factories, many web hosts might be wonderingif they can take advantage of an open-source approachto hardware. But when does it make sense for web hosts to seriously consider Open Compute?
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has conducted extensive research investigating the integration and management challenges created by the convergence of on-premise and public Cloud hosted applications. Research conducted in mid-2012 uncovered some compelling statistics about the role of Cloud integration in today's companies:
Nearly 50% of the companies surveyed have already deployed tiered transactions spanning public Cloud and on-premise computing environments (one form of "hybrid Cloud")
Approximately 35% have integrated (or are in the process of integrating) multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
As one IT professional put it, "Everything is connected to everything." Because of this fact, any discussionof public Cloud as a standalone technology is outmoded. Few modern on-premise applications exist as"silos," and the same is true of Cloud-delivered applications.
Today's IT organizations are faced with the daunting task of optimizing all aspects of their departments, including people, processes and technology. Optimizing and streamlining server utilization through virtualization represents one particularly exciting example. We found that one of the most popular usage models for virtualization is to drive down server procurements in development, test and production environments. When this model is followed, future server purchases are avoided; instead, new workloads are established on existing systems.
The white paper points out that it is important to remember that cloud computing is not just about data center technology. It's about streamlining business processes to make organisations and people more strategic and more responsive to change.
This paper explores issues that arise when planning for growth of Information Technology infrastructure and explains how colocation of data centers can provide scalability, enabling users to modify capacity quickly to meet fluctuating demand.