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Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization

Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization

AWS re:Invent reveals how Amazon broke boundaries on virtualization and the benefits Vanguard reaped from cloud migration. In a behind the scenes-style keynote at AWS re:Invent, CTO Werner Vogels shared some of Amazon’s strategy that informed the approach AWS took with virtualization. He also brought out clients such as The Vanguard Group to discuss their […]

GPUs Continue to Dominate the AI Accelerator Market for Now

GPUs Continue to Dominate the AI Accelerator Market for Now

As enterprises embark on AI and machine learning strategies, chip makers like NVIDIA, Intel and AMD are battling to become the standard hardware providers. Artificial intelligence is becoming an integral feature of most distributed computing architectures. As such, AI hardware accelerators have become a principal competitive battlefront in high tech, with semiconductor manufacturers such as […]

Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices

Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices

While experts aren’t surprised, they recommend adding the latest tools to your security strategy now. Daily news reports of high-profile breaches and massive credential dumps underscore the problems with relying on passwords for security. Users either opt for simple easy-to-guess passwords or, when required to come up with more difficult ones, use the same passwords […]

Dealing with IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tool Glut

Dealing with IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tool Glut

The variety of siloed IT monitoring tools in an enterprise — many of which overlap in terms of functionality — makes the case for consolidation of the tools into a single package. Year over year, IT infrastructures are growing increasingly complex. At the same time, modern applications and architectures highlight the need for steady and […]

CIOs Will Face Management and Cost Control Challenges in 2020

CIOs Will Face Management and Cost Control Challenges in 2020

The new year will find IT leaders coping with business, technological and staff disruption issues. What will this mean for you? Image: iQoncept – stockadobe.com If the predictions made in a recent Forrester report prove true, 2020 will be a year of cost control and people management challenges for CIOs. The study, “Predictions 2020: On […]

How to Fail: Digital Transformation Mistakes

How to Fail: Digital Transformation Mistakes

Don’t make these nine digital transformation mistakes that will slow down your efforts to be competitive in a new era. Every organization today is undergoing some form of digital transformation, and because it’s a new process, there isn’t a map or guide to help you move from the beginning to the end of such a […]

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner

Top-performing IT organizations are three times more likely to have positioned themselves as “partners” with the business units that they support, according to research by The Hackett Group. Image: Shutterstock Agility is critical for businesses today. According to a survey by PA Consulting, 72% of business leaders believe their company’s ability to respond rapidly to […]

Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems

Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems

As microservices, multi-cloud, and other features introduce more layers of complexity, developers may need a hand combing through the thicket of apps. There may be no going back as ecosystems get peppered with options meant to help developers move faster while also increasing the complexity they must deal with. Whether it is microservices, multi-cloud, or […]

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

As the dust clears from HPE’s acquisition of MapR in the climax of the Hadoop story, Cloudera sets out the plan for an era of big data platforms in the cloud. It may seem like the story of Hadoop hit a dramatic climax this year as big data workloads went to public cloud giants like […]

Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans for the Edge

Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans for the Edge

In an era when systems and applications are dispersed throughout the enterprise and the cloud, IT leaders have to rethink their disaster recovery plans. Writing a disaster recovery plan has been the responsibility of IT departments for years, but now these plans must be recalibrated to failover for edge and cloud environments. What’s new, and […]

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