Posts about Enterprise

The enterprise is rapidly deploying new classes of compute and storage on the network edge in order to service the plethora of devices that are populating the internet of things (IoT). But while the edge forms a vital link between centralized resources and the multitude of data points all around us, it is by no means the only link in what is emerging as a highly dynamic and intelligent data chain. In between the data center, the cloud facility and the edge is a host of systems and architectures that some experts are starting to call “fog computing” ...


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One of the biggest challenges the enterprise faces with the advent of big data and the internet of things is what to do about the network edge. Emerging data patterns require an edge that is not only distributed across a wide area, largely on third-party infrastructure that is beyond the direct control of IT, but one that can handle a much broader set of responsibilities than traditional security and access ...
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In 2008 and 2009, green networking was a hot topic in the storage and enterprise space. It was impossible to attend an exhibition or conference without seeing a raft of roundtables, presentations and general hype about the topic. There were even some dedicated green networking shows. Although I have to confess that the only thing memorable about these events was the non-green nature of my carbon footprint to attend.
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The explosion of data being generated and transported across the world’s networks is a topic that often consumes a great deal of time in the storage and enterprise community. I often find myself engaged in discussions on data transport using terms such as gigabytes, terabytes, petabytes and even zettabytes. However, there are times when these words are thrown around with alarming casualness and this was reinforced today when I came across the graphic below.
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