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Data center migration in 7 steps

Whether you’re an early adopter or a laggard, when it comes to the great cloud migration, it’s easy to get it wrong if you don’t prepare.

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Ransomware: Do you pay the ransom? | Salted Hash Ep 19

Robert Gibbons, CTO at Datto, joins host Steve Ragan to talk about why companies pay out ransoms, the role of incident response plans and continuity strategies, and how companies weigh the risks.

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Intel launches new Xeon processor aimed at edge computing

The Xeon D-2100's system-on-chip (SoC) design and low power are key for constrained environments.

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Dell-EMC expands its CI platform, simplifies data center operations

With the VxBlock 1000, Dell-EMC’s next-generation CI platform, customers can mix and match storage, networking and compute technology for greater data center agility.

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What is NFV and what are its cost, performance and scaling benefits?

Network functions virtualization (NFV) uses commodity servers to replace specialized network appliances for more flexible, efficient and scalable services.

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AMD lands Dell as its latest Epyc server processor customer

AMD's Epyc 7000 processors will power three new Dell PowerEdge servers. The emphasis is on one-socket solutions for the enterprise.

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Cisco says almost all workloads will be cloud based within 3 years

In its latest Cisco Global Cloud Index (2016-2021), the networking giant predicts that by 2021, 94 percent of all workloads will run in some form of cloud environment and that dedicated servers will be a distinct minority. That 94...

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Looks like Veritas has big plans for data and information management

Legacy backup and recovery vendor Veritas appears to be on the verge of rolling out a complete data and information management platform.

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Cisco brings intent-based networks to the data center

Cisco announced this week it is bringing its intent-based network (IBN) system to the data center. In doing so, it is adding a third leg to the IBN stool -- assurance.

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IT budgets remain tight due to cloud migration

Computer Economics research echoes a common finding that on-premises computing is falling out of favor as IT shops look to migrate as much work as possible to the public cloud.

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What is microsegmentation? How getting granular improves network security

Microsegmentation is a way to create secure zones in data centers and cloud deployments that allow you to isolate workloads and protect them individually.

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Cisco adds new capabilities to its IBN infrastructure

Cisco has advanced its intent-based networking gear so now it can both verify that networks are actually running according to the intentions set by admins and also so it can help to find and resolve network problems faster on both...

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What can data centers learn from the New England Patriots?

3 ways the NFL and data centers have more in common than you may think.

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Intel promises silicon-based fixes for Meltdown and Spectre this year

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said "silicon-based" fixes for Spectre and Meltdown would arrive by the end of 2018.

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Tech Talk: The coding benefits of serverless computing

The panel talks about serverless systems, which spin up a snippet of code that runs on demand to perform a business operation. It's a step toward a more developer-friendly approach to code development.

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Data could one day be stored on molecules

Academics are frantically searching for ways to best store and retrieve the exabytes of data being produced daily. Chemistry is superseding traditional engineering routes.

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Cisco HyperFlex prepares businesses for a hybrid, multi-cloud world

Cisco HyperFlex 3.0 includes several new features that let businesses migrate to a hybrid, multi-cloud model and maintain visibility, application performance and scalability.

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Linus Torvalds blasts Intel’s Meltdown fixes as ‘garbage’

Linus Torvalds has a point that some of Intel's patches for Meltdown and Spectre have been sloppy, but his blistering comments are unfair, as well as unreasonable.

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