Articles by Arthur Cole 

Appliances Offer Quick Access to the Cloud

Enterprise architectures were complicated enough even before virtual and cloud technologies came along. Small wonder then that organizations are turning to the same tools that simplified physical infrastructure to gain quick access to the cloud ? namely, the appliance.

Finding the Right Mixture for the Cloud

It's a pretty safe bet that the majority of enterprises these days are either already up on the cloud or are planning to do so in the near future. Of course, the increasing variety of cloud configurations almost guarantees that no two clouds will be the same, which leads to the vexing question:  How do I know I'm getting the most out of my investment?

Exascale Storage: Focusing on Speed and Capacity

Today's HPC environment will inevitably trickle down to the masses, or to be more precise, capacity requirements will inevitably trickle up. To that end, it's encouraging to note a number of key developments on what today is considered to be exascale storage.

The New Converged Infrastructure: A Challenge and an Opportunity

It began soon after the term "cloud computing" was coined: How, exactly, would this new breed of IT functionality change the tried and true physical aspects of the data center?

Gaining Visibility into the Cloud

As cloud management systems mature, there should be no reason to give up visibility simply because you no longer own the all the infrastructure.

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