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Data center equipment criteria: Graceful evolution

Data center equipment criteria: Graceful evolution

 

As industries mature and their solutions become more hardened, evaluation criteria will naturally change. Data center equipment used to be judged on overall performance and a feature support matrix that included nerd knobs galore. With virtually every enterprise-grade switching solution having the same basic features now, how people think about data center equipment is changing. 
 
And while price seems to be an obvious battlefield for the next wave of data center wars, the future ought to hinge more on graceful evolution.
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Roll back or roll forward: How to tell if you are really looking for DevOps

Roll back or roll forward: How to tell if you are really looking for DevOps

A lot of companies look at what the major cloud and XaaS providers are doing with their operations and develop some form of cloud envy. They dream of a highly automated infrastructure capable of making lots of changes at a moment’s notice. Their CFOs envision a lean workforce capable of supporting thousands of devices with a small number of generalist resources. Indeed, the vision of a more efficient, more agile IT is quite enticing. 

 
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The biggest thing enterprises can do to be more cloud-like

The biggest thing enterprises can do to be more cloud-like

The rate of technology introduction in IT is faster than ever. And it’s accelerating. With each new technology comes an associated hype cycle, leaving enterprises fatigued with how to manage everything. To make things worse, there is a bit of Keeping Up with the Joneses. But in the case of enterprise IT, companies aren’t comparing themselves to members of their peer group.

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