The 10 Coolest Startups Of 2015

From cloud access security brokers to server virtualization vendors, take a look at the 10 coolest startups of the year.

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Celebrating Polycom’s Distinguished Engineers: Meet Mahalingam Mani, DE

Meet Mahalingam Mani, one of Polycom’s six Distinguished Engineers. Mani has had a long career in technology with companies like Polycom and IBM. He is a results-driven, trusted adviser at Polycom, working with partners and customers alike to ensure that the best results are always achieved. Meet Andrew in this special edition of our Meet the Expert blog series.

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Enterprises Embracing Next-Generation Data Centers, Gartner Asserts – eWeek

The market here is very young, with software-centric solutions from startups like Nutanix and Simplivity competing with EMC, Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which just released Synergy, a hyper-converged “composable infrastructure” box that treats that infrastructure as code.

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Top 10 Data Center Stories of 2015

While “boring” is a good thing as far as data center operators are concerned, 2015 was not a boring year for the data center industry. From data center outages on both sides of the Atlantic, caused by lightning and an explosion, to one of the biggest data center providers thinking of offloading its data centers, to a big change to the way the industry’s most important reliability rating system works, the year delivered plenty of excitement for some and anxiety for others.

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IT Infrastructure Spending Forecast: Lots of Clouds

According to IDC’s latest assessment of the market, cloud IT infrastructure grew by 25 percent year-over-year, compared to traditional IT infrastructure, which only increased by six percent over the same period. In fact, nearly one third of all IT infrastructure spending is made on cloud technologies. Clearly, the cloud conversation is no longer a conversation about tomorrow.

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The Importance of Scalability and Cost of Data Center Solutions

Two of the most influential benefits in data center solutions are scalability and cost. These two advantages have the potential to impact data center performance the most. They also are key reasons for a business migrating to a service provider’s data center colocation facility. When a business builds its own on-premise data center, it has a challenging task of determining the best size. The facility must meet current requirements, but it must also be able to address future capacity needs.

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PTS and Panasonic Event (1/7/2016): Physical Security in the Public Sector

PTS and Panasonic Physical Security Event
Panasonic Headquarters, Newark, NJ
January 7, 2016, from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Please join PTS Data Center Solutions, Panasonic, FST Biometrics, and Dell in welcoming the new year by exploring enhanced security technologies for a safer work environment.

Our guest, Aida Sanchez, will be presenting: “Building Bridges: Teaching the Public Sector How to Leverage the Best-in-Class Commercial Technologies”

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Forrester Report: Identifying the Total Economic Impact of SimpliVity’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure

SimpliVity commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying its hyperconverged infrastructure technology.  Forrester found that organizations using SimpliVity:

  • Reduced costs by 73%
  • Experienced a risk-adjusted ROI of 224% over three years
  • Avoided or reduced costs of: storage, hardware, labor, floor space, system updates, and more

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Does Your Organization Still Lack Basic Controls to Protect Unattended Workstations?

For years, analysts have been reporting on the risks of unattended employee workstations. For example, a user who sits down at a co-worker’s PC could access sensitive data, send email from the PC owner’s account or even introduce malware into the network. To make matters worse, such misuse of an unattended workstation is difficult to detect and prove.

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