Evergreen Storage: A New Approach

For decades, the limitations of spinning disks have held back data center efficiency and constricted architecture decision-making. These performance bottlenecks have impacted not only storage infrastructure decisions, but also decisions involving application deployment, server, and networking configurations, and power and cooling. To meet the performance requirements of business-critical workloads, IT administrators often employed what could

Business Case for All-Flash Arrays When Integrating Flash into the Cloud

The use of cloud-based services is growing rapidly in today’s 3rd Platform computing environment. Datacenters looking to craft the most cost-effective infrastructure to service legacy workloads like relational database and enterprise applications while accommodating next-generation applications in the mobile computing, social media, and big data and analytics areas are increasingly moving to hybrid cloud environments.

Data & Analytics Maturity Model & Business Impact

The importance of “Big Data” to modern enterprises has drawn extensive coverage.  Business leaders, technology analysts, the press, and the investment community have discussed how data is transforming business, work and society.  Data has been heralded as nothing less than “the new raw material of business: an economic input almost on par with capital and

Cloud vs Colocation: Which is right for your business?

Choosing the right server infrastructure is crucial to business success. Yet with the trend towards cloud adoption accelerating, the IT infrastructure landscape for large corporate organisations is undergoing a major transformation. “In fact, recent research from 451 Research’s  ‘Market Monitor: Cloud Computing, Q1 2016’ report shows that in the UK, cloud is set to grow

TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Prefabricated Data Center

Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a