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Computational Storage Solves Content Delivery, Security Puzzles

Posted on 3/23/2020
Computational storage represents a shift in the compute and storage paradigm and offers one of the best options for CDNs to accommodate growing volumes of rich streaming content.

Holes in 5G Networks Could Spark Security Attacks

Posted on 3/16/2020
Modeling what-if scenarios under varying weather conditions, power availability, new IT hardware deployments, new cooling technologies, and operating loads requires a great deal of inference to be applied.

Monitoring Options in the Data Center

Posted on 3/16/2020
Modeling what-if scenarios under varying weather conditions, power availability, new IT hardware deployments, new cooling technologies, and operating loads requires a great deal of inference to be applied.

The Secret to a Thriving Data Center: More Diversity

Posted on 3/9/2020
Five years ago, some of the largest tech companies released diversity reports for the first time to demonstrate needed progress. Yet we’ve made little progress. In fact, we are not even close to gender neutrality.

Future-proofing Your IT Environment

Posted on 3/9/2020
Future-proofing is about knowing products die. It’s also about making sure those products and programs work as far into the future as possible.

Best Practices in Database Security Planning

Posted on 3/2/2020
While organizations reinforce their network perimeters through firewalls and other security measures, they neglect the security of their valuable data vaults.

Apollo 11 Computer Expert to Keynote at Data Center World

Posted on 2/24/2020
Frank O’Brien, an expert on Apollo 11 computer systems, will present a keynote at Data Center World in San Antonio.

Empower Your Power - Greening the Energy Grid

Posted on 2/17/2020
Here are three considerations to keep top of mind to take control of your power consumption and work more efficiently to green the grid.

AI, ML and IoT Cause the 'Cloudifying' of Edge, Rise in True Multi-Cloud

Posted on 2/17/2020
Early transitions to a cloudified edge and true multi-cloud are separate trends, but they are both part of a larger evolution toward the distributed cloud.

Don’t Let the Network Trip Up Your Web Performance

Posted on 2/10/2020
The only way to solve the challenge of multiple layers in delivering high performance is to deploy a strategy that provides as much visibility as possible into the network’s various infrastructure and application layers.