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Download Report ▸ Here Download Report ▸ Here Is the ongoing quest for agility in the data center forcing you to evaluate how to be a part of infrastructure automation efforts? As organizations evolve toward bimodal IT operations, they are embracing new service delivery models and leveraging virtualization to increase infrastructure agility. Therefore, the network must evolve in parallel to become equally agile. Read this essential piece of Gartner research for recommendations on achieving greater agility such as: Don't assume that SDN is the only way to improve data center agility Address organizational and cultural barriers first, engaging cross-functional teams Select the path with highest return and the lowest risk for your specific environment Start small and iterate your network automation initiatives, adding agility incrementally Download Report ▸ Here @T... (more)

Six Steps to Get Started with Windows Azure Active Directory

Windows Azure Active Directory ( WAAD ), a cloud-friendly REST-based implementation of Active Directory for identity management of cloud applications, is now generally available for production cloud apps as a FREE service.  WAAD provides consistent centralized identity management for Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune and your own cloud-based applications.  In addition, WAAD can be integrated with an on-premise Windows Server Active Directory via DirSync and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) gateway components. In this article, I’ll provide a set of resources that yo... (more)

SoftLayer Named Gold Sponsor of @CloudExpo | #IoT #DataCenter #Storage

SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM company, has been named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 7-9, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide ... (more)

University of Colorado Selects @FORTRUST for Data Center Services | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter

University of Colorado Athletics has selected FORTRUST, Colorado's only Tier III Gold certified data center, as their official data center and colocation services provider, FORTRUST announced today. A nationally recognized and prominent collegiate athletics program, CU provides a high quality and comprehensive student-athlete experience.  The program sponsors 17 varsity teams and in their history, the Colorado Buffaloes have collected an impressive 28 national championships. Maintaining uptime for CU Athletics is a critical component in fostering national team support, community ... (more)

Stratoscale to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | @Stratoscale #DataCenter #Storage

SYS-CON Events announced today that Stratoscale, the software company developing the next generation data center operating system, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale's hardware-agnostic, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run anything and scale everywhere, IT is empowered to take control of their data centers. Stratoscale is offering a Hyp... (more)

Moving to a Disaggregated Storage Model in Modern Data Centers | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Today, in most data centers, cloud, no Structured Query Language (No-SQL) and analytics infrastructures have been largely deployed on a direct-attached storage (DAS) architecture and is generally a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) -driven deployment. The DAS approach binds the compute and storage resources together, preventing independent scaling and tech refresh cycles. The converged DAS model works very well at smaller scale, but as the infrastructure grows to a substantial size, wasted compute or storage can greatly affect the TCO of the environment. Since the DAS model is const... (more)