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Technology, IT Infrastructure

Power and cooling for the Internet of Things

Can your data center handle the new loads?

Blog-post by Bill Kosik,
HP Blogger
, Wed, 07/08/2015 - 17:19
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The Internet of Things (IoT): an intriguing yet enigmatic term that affects roughly 2 billion people who live their day-to-day lives in some degree of dependence on the Internet. It’s already enormous, it will be absolutely pervasive, and it raises questions about your data center that you may not have considered yet: How will it affect your power and cooling systems? What does it mean for sustainability?

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Technology, Cloud

Is the cloud cheaper?

#CIOchat to discuss Thursday

Blog-post by John Dodge, Tue, 07/07/2015 - 18:53

Is the cloud cheaper than running your own data center and servers? While many agree the cloud is generally the cheaper option, you have to factor in a lot considerations such as the financial impact of losing access to data or a hack. Does cloud make sense for certain apps and not for others? What about bandwidth?  

The cost question is not a simple one. On top of that, enterprises move to the cloud for many more reasons - many strategic - than just to save money.

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Technology, IT Infrastructure

Block, File and Object

part of the "Speaking Storage Lexicon" series

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:59

 

    Understanding the core technology for storage may assist in understanding the storage solutions provided by vendors.  The lexicon will assist us in making more "educated" decisions related to storage.  Storage represents a large cost in our infrastructure, and will continue to do so in the years to follow.  Understanding more about storage will allow all consumers to optimize performance and develop strategies to drive down operating expense.

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Technology, IT Infrastructure

Solid State and Flash

part of the "Speaking Storage Lexicon" series

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:16

 

Understanding the core technology for storage may assist in understanding the storage solutions provided by vendors.  The lexicon will assist us in making more "educated" decisions related to storage.  Storage represents a large cost in our infrastructure, and will continue to do so in the years to follow.  Understanding more about storage will allow all consumers to optimize performance and develop strategies to drive down operating expense.  Following is one of the key technologies associated with storage: 

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Technology, IT Performance

What is the CIO's single biggest challenge?

#CIOchat Thursday will explore 2-3 p.m. EDT

Blog-post by John Dodge, Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:36

What is the single biggest challenge facing CIOs? In last week's #CIOchat preview, some IT pros cited keeping up with technology and workloads as the most stress producing parts of their jobs. That #CIOchat, by the way, had 44 contributors who cranked out 364 Tweets.

Note in the chart that there is only slight variance between mid-level and senior IT professionals in what they think are their most stressful challenges.

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Tags: CIO stress IT

CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

Evolving Storage Strategies in Capital Markets

Capital markets firms must evolve storage strategies in terms of speed, scalability, efficiency, and the sophistication of analytics output to accommodate rising data performance requirements.

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:46

Harvesting intelligence from data—and converting that intelligence into productive financial risk-transfer decisions—is a key element of how capital markets firms both provide value to their clients and protect their own interests.  To date, however, few firms are optimizing the conversion of raw data into actionable analytics to satisfy competitive and regulatory forces.


Technology, Security

Endpoint Security Lessons from the IRS Breach

Blog-post by Dan Ross, Wed, 06/24/2015 - 17:33
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In the latest national security breach, identity thieves breached the IRS and gained access to the financial information of over 100,000 taxpayers. The cyber criminals also tried to gain access to 100,000 more taxpayer accounts, but were unsuccessful in their attempts. Security experts suspect that they had access to previously stolen information, including Social Security numbers.


Technology, IT Infrastructure

A DevOps Story

Blog-post by Fil Zanasi,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 06/16/2015 - 16:18
Fil Zanasi

When I go for a meal in a nice restaurant, I expect a good customer experience. The ingredients that constitute this (pardon the pun) are quite obvious. For example; I expect good food and service from the waiting staff.

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CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance

Ops Monitoring and Continuous Delivery

What are the benefits – and challenges – of “shifting left” to introduce monitoring earlier in the software release process?

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Tue, 06/09/2015 - 21:55

Last Tuesday, I participated in an online panel on the subject of Ops Monitoring and Continuous Delivery as part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9), a series of community panels about Agile, Continuous Delivery and Devops.

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Business Issues, Technology, IT Infrastructure

Speaking the “System Management language” will reduce cost

part 2 of the Operational Challenge blog series

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:37

Several technologies come into consideration when discussing server management.  As new standards emerge, the industry in general rallies to support the standard.  As software developers / OEMs (ie: HP, Dell, Cisco, IBM) embrace the standard, it becomes “publicly available” as an “Open Standard”.  Some vendors to provide enhanced functionality will “lock down” a standard for their equipment only.  While vendor specific technology may be advantageous to the functional requirements, an “Open Standard” approach typically renders a more integrated management infrastructure,