Hyperconverged systems combine storage, compute and network functionality in a single, highly virtualized solution. Hyperconvergence gained traction in 2017 as enterprises shifted storage spending to software. As the new year rolls in, the momentum will continue.
Stories by Ann Bednarz
Edge computing is driving demand for micro-modular data centers, which are prefabricated IT facilities encapsulated in their own protective shell. Climate controls, power distribution and network connectivity are built into the units, along with physical security, fire suppression, shock absorption, and protection from electromagnetic interference.
Survey: Most network architects, network managers, and network engineers will land six-figure salaries in the coming year.
VMware shops discuss the benefits of network automation for security and management, but also for supporting agile projects.
Storage industry certifications that help demonstrate technical competency and boost qualifications for a better job.
Hyperconvergence aims to simplify data center operations by combining compute, storage and networking in a software-driven appliance.
Milhaus turned to provider Online Tech for its disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering. Support for cross-hypervisor failover is a priority for Milhaus, which is standardized on Hyper-V.
The upside of life as an IT contractor is alluring. You get to be your own boss, accept only the jobs you want, and work flexible hours. With each assignment comes the opportunity to learn new skills and gain exposure to different environments. But there are obvious sacrifices – job security and paid vacations, for starters.
Inflexible IT architectures can be a barrier to organizational change. As companies embark on digital transformations aimed at improving their business, the pressure is on IT to reduce complexity and increase the efficiency of enterprise systems and applications.
The Bergen County Sheriff's Office first chose Pivot3's converged server and SAN solutions to handle video workloads. Today, Pivot3’s HCI appliance clusters allow BCSO to combine VDI, long-term storage, and video storage arrays within a single hyperconverged platform.
Things don’t always go as planned with new technologies. Two new research reports document the struggles, disappointments and false starts that enterprise storage pros wrestle with as they modernize their infrastructure for digital business.
Tech pros with storage and networking skills garnered higher-than-average pay increases, according to the 2017 Dice Salary Survey.
IT pros from the education industry share their must-have tools for data security, mobile device management and network monitoring.
Two early adopters of SD-WAN share some of the gains they’re realizing from the technology, including flexible deployments, simpler hardware and connectivity options, and cost savings
When it comes to on-the-job happiness, IT pros say the most important factor is the quality of relationships with coworkers. Compensation ranks second.