Ann Bednarz

Senior Editor

Ann Bednarz writes, assigns and edits feature articles aimed at enterprise IT pros. She can be reached at ann_bednarz@idg.com.

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Survey: Outages, staffing challenge data centers

Survey: Outages, staffing challenge data centers

Data center operators are working to increase IT infrastructure reliability, keep key talent from being poached, and stay ahead of environmental regulations, Uptime Institute reports.

McLaren Racing relies on edge computing at Formula 1 tracks

McLaren Racing relies on edge computing at Formula 1 tracks

McLaren's Formula 1 racing team securely delivers apps and data to track crews and guests via VMware Workspace ONE.

VMware CEO highlights tech upgrades, skims over looming Broadcom buy

VMware CEO highlights tech upgrades, skims over looming Broadcom buy

Product news includes VMware vSphere 8, new Aria multi-cloud management tools, and a SaaS delivery model for networking and security software NSX.

VMware, IBM expand joint options for hybrid cloud

VMware, IBM expand joint options for hybrid cloud

VMware support for IBM's Cloud Satellite means consistent infrastructure and security across IBM's public cloud and its on-prem cloud services.

Cloud environments challenge network visibility

Cloud environments challenge network visibility

Enterprises need greater network visibility to improve management of cloud environments, get a better handle on east-west traffic in the data center, and identify malicious traffic that’s been encrypted.

What is a SAN and how does it differ from NAS?

What is a SAN and how does it differ from NAS?

A storage area network (SAN) is a pool of centrally managed storage resources, but how is a SAN different from NAS, and how are SANs being impacted by flash storage, AI and hyperconvergence?

JPMorgan Chase spent $2 billion on brand new data centers last year

JPMorgan Chase spent $2 billion on brand new data centers last year

JPMorgan Chases's tech spending priorities for this year include investments in both data centers and cloud computing, digital consumer experience, and data analytics.

Hybrid cloud demands new tools for performance monitoring

Hybrid cloud demands new tools for performance monitoring

Platforms that draw performance data from multiple devices on multiple networks will make for better hybrid-cloud performance and troubleshooting.

Gartner: Diversity, equity and inclusion is key to better I&O teams

Gartner: Diversity, equity and inclusion is key to better I&O teams

Infrastructure and operations technology needs to be less brittle and more agile, and DEI can help.

6 data center trends to watch

6 data center trends to watch

Power failures remain the leading cause of major data-center outages, according to Uptime Institute’s annual survey.

5 things you need to know about pay-per-use hardware

5 things you need to know about pay-per-use hardware

Consumption-based pricing for on-prem storage, servers and network gear can bring greater agility, but evaluating pricing requires financial acumen. Contracts may involve long-term commitments and minimum payments, and the hardware...

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