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.
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
One of the most fun moments in recent months was listening in on a briefing about exactly how SimpliVity’s storage works and being able to audibly hear “click” when Mr. Marks fully understood how it all worked. If only all tech journalists and analysts had that time and talent to invest.
To examine the problem further, let’s compare the old with the new.
Businesses are increasingly turning to integrated communications solutions, a technology category known as Unified Communications that’s increasingly critical to efficient and effective business operations.
But those organizations have very different perspectives and strategies on which tools and solutions to implement.
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HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler formally launched the new HP Inc. on Nov. 2 by paying homage to Hewlett Packard’s legendary founders, Bill Hewlett and David Packard. Weisler spoke with CRN about the Hewlett and Packard legacy and the birth of the new HP Inc. — Silicon Valley’s original startup.
Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud infrastructure services arm, is planning to establish cloud data centers in the UK.
Expected to come online late next year or early in 2017, this will be the company’s first cloud region in the country and third in Europe, the company’s CTO Werner Vogels wrote in a blog post. The other two are in Germany and Ireland.
There’s no magic number for the length of the hardware refresh cycle that works for everyone, but the set of variables that together determine the ideal time to replace a server is fairly uniform across the board. Identifying those variables and analyzing their relationship is a question Amir Michael and his team at Coolan, a data center hardware operations startup, recently asked.
CA Technologies has decided to get out of the data center infrastructure management market, where it was considered one of the leaders.
The New York-based IT infrastructure management software giant will no longer sell its stand-alone DCIM software solution, called CA DCIM, which has been deployed in data centers operated by Facebook and NTT-owned RagingWire, among others.
A good power and cooling strategy is no longer enough to maximize efficiency in today’s modern data center. Indeed, a future in which all devices and networks are connected requires data center design elements that can evolve with the Internet of Everything and the related demands of hyper-connectivity.