Posts about Enterprise

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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