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  • Big Data jumps to the cloud

    Kevin Walker's sales team was buried under information. Internal records, news reports, third-party data sources.

  • Brocade CEO: Why we are eating our own young

    Network fabrics have long been central to Brocade's business model. The company is currently on its sixth generation of fibre channel fabric, and since launching its Ethernet fabric two years ago the company claims to have 1,200 customers with over 200 devices deployed.

  • Internet of Things: the battle for data

    When a massive tsunami hit Japan in March 2011, crippling several of the country's nuclear reactors in Fukashima, the most detailed information about the spread of radiation did not come from government sources, but from web-connected Geiger counters in people's homes.

  • Desktop virtualisation: How to succeed

    If you've already virtualised the servers in your data centre, desktop virtualisation may seem like the next logical step. But businesses are finding that the benefits of hosted virtual desktop technologies are more nuanced. The advantages may be harder to quantify and harder to justify based purely on traditional ROI calculations.

  • Stress testing your network

    Contemporary IT infrastructure and applications operate in an extreme environment barely envisioned a decade ago, pushing networks to the limit and challenging the security industry to keep pace.

  • Inside a Las Vegas data centre

    The data centre used by The Venetian resort and casino owned by the Sands is neither glitzy or unusual, but must perform many out-of-the-ordinary tasks to make sure the unique business runs smoothly.

  • How the Cisco-HP split will benefit customers

    Cisco Systems and HP probably won't force their mutual customers to take sides after the end of their partnership, though the vendors are deadly serious about competing against one another, analysts said.

  • Is your network in gold medal shape?

    As the Winter Olympics get under way, it's time to take stock of your network and check that it's in the best possible shape to deal with current demands.

  • Would you like a data centre with that server?

    Faced with the continued commoditisation of servers, IT vendors this year will try to differentiate their offerings by moving toward more highly integrated, unified compute platforms.

  • The green metrics conundrum

    Individual vendors create their own meaning of greenness in measuring how well their equipment stacks up, says one analyst.

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