The UK’s data centre industry is hitting new highs when it comes to profitability and financial returns, new figures have revealed.A new report by Digital Reality looking at what data centres are doing for the UK economy estimated that the nation's data centres are currently worth £73.3 billion a year.Data centres will give the UK economy quite the boost, if the … [Read more...] about Data centres contributing millions to the UK economy
By Gary Thome, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Software-Defined and Cloud Group at Hewlett Packard EnterpriseOne size fits all was never a good idea for consumers buying clothing, and it certainly doesn’t work well for purchasing IT. That’s because every business is different. Each enterprise has unique business processes, security concerns, … [Read more...] about Simplifying Hybrid IT for a Successful Digital Transformation
Intel has launched its brand-new lineup of Xeon processors designed specifically for edge computing needs, where space, heat, and power are all of greater concern than in a traditional data center design.The Xeon D-2100 processors are the successor to the 1000-D series that Intel introduced last year. They are high-powered SoCs with anywhere from four to 18 Skylake-generation … [Read more...] about Intel launches new Xeon processor aimed at edge computing
Standing up a private cloud using technology from multiple vendors is a time-consuming, complex process that involves months of post-deployment tweaking and tuning.In 2009, VMware, Cisco and EMC formed a joint venture called VCE that aimed to solve that problem. (Note: Cisco and VMWare are clients of ZK Research.) They created a converged infrastructure (CI) product … [Read more...] about Dell-EMC expands its CI platform, simplifies data center operations
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 percent covers both public and private cloud scenarios, which means even in an on-premises scenario, almost all workloads are going to be run in a … [Read more...] about Cisco says almost all workloads will be cloud based within 3 years
When the company unveiled its intent-based network system (IBNS) solution at its “Network. Intuitive.” event in San Francisco last year, that version focused on bringing the concept of a “self-driving” network to the enterprise campus and was dependent on customers having the new Catalyst 9000 switches. Cisco’s solution works as a closed-loop … [Read more...] about Cisco brings intent-based networks to the data center
For the third straight year, IT organizations are keeping tight control over their IT budgets, but not because of economic uncertainty. Instead, the hesitancy to spend is because of the transition to the cloud.That’s the findings from IT market research firm Computer Economics, which published the report Worldwide IT Spending and Staffing Outlook for 2018 (paywall), and … [Read more...] about IT budgets remain tight due to cloud migration
When February rolls around each year, every football fan knows what’s right around the corner – it’s time for the Super Bowl! This game brings together the two best teams in the National Football League to compete for the title, with all 32 teams battling throughout the year to earn that top spot. Believe it or not, this same competition is very similar to the … [Read more...] about What can data centers learn from the New England Patriots?
The father of the Linux operating system has once again blasted Intel for its handling of the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities due to the sloppiness of some of the patches. While he has a point, he’s also being a bit unfair, as well as unreasonable.Linus Torvalds is known for his blistering comments on the Linux mailing lists and frequently expresses his … [Read more...] about Linus Torvalds blasts Intel’s Meltdown fixes as ‘garbage’
Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. It’s not just catastrophic events such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, but also incidents such as cyber-attacks, equipment failures and even terrorism that can be classified as disasters.Companies and organizations prepare by creating disaster recovery plans that detail actions to take and processes to follow to resume … [Read more...] about What is disaster recovery?