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The Three Most Important Benefits of Infrastructure as a Service Cloud computing offerings are almost overwhelming at this point. There are so many different services and service providers competing for your business that it can be hard to know what's really best for you. Understanding what kinds of solutions work for your business means getting a handle on exactly what solutions are out there and what benefits they can bring an organization. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), for example, is a solution that can offer significant benefits to an organization. What Is IaaS? In the most basic sense, IaaS means provisioning basic computing resources such as storage, hardware, networks and servers over the Internet. The actual physical infrastructure of your Information Technology systems moves outside of your organization and into a service provider's environment. IaaS... (more)

How to Lower Data Center Costs Without Impacting Service Levels

Datacenter Automation on Ulitzer Down economy or not, IT managers have never had a blank check with which to meet an organization’s needs. As time goes on, IT managers have to deal with increased demand for computing and information services, all while being asked to cut costs and create grater justification for expenditures. One of the areas IT departments are asked to cut back in is operational costs for their data centers. There are a few steps involved in reducing data center costs while maintaining the kinds of service levels your organziation has come to know and expect: 1... (more)

Five Security Principles for Virtualized Environments

Over the past decade, we’ve become much more robust in our approach to information security. We recognize that our company’s largest vulnerabilities have to do with its computer systems, and that data security is at the core of loss prevention, disaster recovery, and even normal operations. Virtualization has created a much more efficient environment for our technology, but it’s also raised some new types of security risks. If you’re going to keep business running as usual and keep it secure, you need to know how to mitigate some of these risks. Here are some things to keep in... (more)

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and HP Servers

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) is proving itself to be a major player in the virtualization marketplace. With each new release, the technology offers more robust features, greater control, increased flexibility and more. One of the key factors in how well Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization meets your organization’s needs is the physical platform on which it runs. HP’s line of ProLiant servers are particularly well-suited to running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Here are some facts you need to know as you make your decisions about whether to implement this open sour... (more)

Hitachi's Agile Cloud Computing and Storage Management

Download FREE eBook Now! 6 Essential Strategies For Economizing Your Storage Difficult economic times require new strategies. Years of traditional IT procurement have left many organizations with underutilized and oversubscribed storage capacity. With today’s tightening budgets, many organizations are faced with demands to do more with less and tough decisions on where to invest available funds. The good news is, there are technologies and strategies proven to reduce storage infrastructure costs – simply put, they make storage cheaper to own. The technologies and strategies discus... (more)