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Ever since 2010, when Cisco predicted huge amounts of video traffic on worldwide networks, IT managers have been cautiously watching for it to occur. Cisco's most current prediction is that 73% of all Internet traffic will be video by 2017. Whether we'll reach that level remains to be seen, but we have observed significant increases and it is reasonable to assume that much of that traffic will creep into enterprise networks.
If you are trying to improve global access to your applications, you have probably considered one of several solutions: stringing together your own private network, purchasing WAN optimization appliances, or using a managed cloud-based service provider. Figuring out the benefits of each solution isn't easy and it is hard to test for variations in Internet connectivity, specific applications and other conditions.
The White House plan to cut carbon dioxide pollution by 30% seeks to meet its goals, in part, through efficiency improvements. This could put further pressure on data centers to improve efficiency, many of which are powering servers that are doing very little work or none at all.
In the last couple of years, social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies have risen to the top of many organizations' agendas. IDC calls the combination of these technologies "the third platform" and predicts they will account for 89% of technology spending this year.
Organizations are increasingly focusing on building enterprise data applications on top of their Hadoop and NoSQL infrastructure. But even as that's happening, Hadoop itself is becoming much more diverse and complex. That's a potential headache for developers seeking to build applications on top of that data infrastructure, but data application platform specialist Concurrent, primary sponsor of the open source Cascading application framework, sees it as an opportunity.
Every network should have a customized manual of sorts with maps showing the network layout and written documentation on all the basic aspects of the network.
Apple isn't disclosing details about its Maiden, N.C., data center operations, except at the 30,000-foot level, so it's unknown at exactly what temperatures it's operating. But it is possible to estimate a range.
As IT hiring ramps up in 2014, many job market experts are predicting a tech talent shortage. And certainly among the hot skill sets a security, Big Data, .NET and Java developers, project managers, business analysts and anyone with cloud or mobile experience a you can expect to see some sort of talent war, says Matthew Ripaldi, senior vice-president at Modis, a global provider of IT staffing services.
The startup culture largely rejects the traditional career path, particularly in the tech world. Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley launched their startups while still in college, or worked for a startup immediately after college, adopting an entrepreneurial mentality early on that allowed them to bypass the hierarchy and bureaucracy that comes with working for a large company.
To prevent disruptions and scale up its service while keeping costs down, Twitter has drastically changed its core infrastructure and has adopted some open-source tools.
AT&T and GE have teamed up to connect what could be millions of future GE industrial lights, engines and other hardware with AT&T's global wireless network.
SDN benefits include automating and easing network administration duties and improving application performance. But it also introduces a number of potential threat vectors into your environment. What should you know before you invest in SDN?
The founder of the UpTime Institute, Kenneth G. Brill, died Tuesday. he is credited with playing an enormous role in shaping the modern data center industry.
There's a maxim in the data center business that you can't manage what you can't measure, and eBay has come up with a new measurement for doing both.
Leading tech companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple are making huge inroads in the use of renewable energy for corporate facilities and data centers, but cost and delivery challenges remain.
Colt's new data-center architecture is designed to allow operators more flexibility in managing power and cooling, without having to do extensive remodelling, the company said Monday.
So you received word that cloud is now a priority for your organization. The challenge is how do you get your team cloud-ready? "The cloud is changing so rapidly there's no book you can buy to get up to speed," says Ross Lambert, software architect and development lead for electricity storage provider Demand Energy Networks.
Venture capitalists have pumped oodles of money in recent years into startups that exploit telecom networks and wireless infrastructure, but now it might be time for infrastructure startups themselves to start attracting more funding, according to industry watcher Ovum.
A typical cloud contract contains uptime clauses and credits for missed service levels, but it often fails to adequately protect the enterprise customer. Here are 10 questions the intelligent cloud customer can ask to make sure they are sheltered from potential disaster.
With the revamped System Center 2012 suite of management tools, Microsoft has launched a powerful new weapon in the battle to control the virtualized data center and the cloud, both private and public. Insider (registration required)