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  • One in three datacentre servers is a zombie

    A new study says that 30% of all physical servers in data centers are comatose, or are using energy but delivering no useful information. What's remarkable is that that percentage hasn't changed since 2008, when a separate study showed the same thing.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 June 15 02:36
  • Five network trends challenging the enterprise

    As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them:

    Written by By Nicholas Ilyadis08 June 15 20:35
  • The future of cybersecurity

    John-Paul Sikking, head of security at Cisco, says the GDP of some nations, including New Zealand, seems paltry compared to the cost of cybercrime. Enterprises – and their leaders all the way to the boardroom – need to be asking tough questions, and make everyone accountable for cybersecurity.

    Written by Divina Paredes30 April 15 06:00
  • Nadella wins over Gartner crowd

    ORLANDO -- Striding onstage with an air of confidence and purpose, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella scored high marks on both the style and substance of his keynote appearance today at the Garner ITExpo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin.

    Written by Neal Weinberg08 Oct. 14 05:10
  • Ferguson's tiny IT operation in the maelstrom

    Ferguson, Mo., the city now in the midst of protests over a fatal police shooting, runs the type of IT department that gets almost no attention.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Aug. 14 05:55
  • In pictures: Plan B opens Tawa data centre facility

    Business continuity and disaster recovery service providers, Plan B, opened its Tawa, Wellington-based data centre this week. The facility, which will operated under the company's sub-brand of Southern Cross Data Centres (SXDC), will provide co-location and backup services to customers as part of a national network of facilities. If the remaining install goes according to plan, the company plans to go live with services in the data centre by the middle of September.

    Written by Sathya Mithra Ashok14 Aug. 14 08:31
  • Cisco, Microsoft chasing Clouds

    Cisco this week expanded its datacentre arrangement with Microsoft with a multiyear sales and go-to-market effort for integrated products. The deal builds upon one agreed to 15 months ago, when the two companies combined cloud offerings under their respective Cisco Unified Data Center and Microsoft Fast Track 3.0 architectures.

    Written by Jim Duffy19 July 14 06:15
  • The promise of the seamless cloud

    Using the cloud to complement on-premise IT resources is one of the nirvana states envisioned for cloud computing, letting you architect for normal workloads and then burst to the cloud when necessary.

    Written by John Dix25 March 14 16:08
  • Cisco's big about-face on Cloud services

    Three years ago as part of a comprehensive cloud strategy, Cisco pledged to address every aspect of Cloud except services – it did not want to compete with customers.

    Written by Jim Duffy24 March 14 19:24
  • New methods for addressing insider threats: A roundtable discussion

    Technology advances have made it easier to detect subtle, anomalous end-user behavior, such as installation of unusual apps on endpoint devices, or suspicious deviations from baseline activity. This roundtable discussion examines methods to build monitoring, control and context into enterprise insider threat protection efforts – both when dealing with privileged users and regular employees.

    Written by John Dix17 March 14 20:10
  • 12 cloud computing companies to watch

    Venture capital investment has rebounded in recent years to healthy levels and one segment of the technology market that's basking in this is cloud computing.

    Written by Brandon Butler13 March 14 11:13