3 Reasons Why You Should Test Your Virtual Desktop Environment

As virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) gains popularity among enterprises across multiple industries, and with many desktops migrating to the cloud, testing your virtual desktop environment has never been so important. A poorly built VDI environment can cause performance problems among all users and slowdowns that wreak havoc on business continuity. Without testing the virtualized environment, [...]

Life After COVID-19: Preparing Your I&O for What Comes Next

Gartner’s top trends impacting infrastructure and operations are still relevant As business leaders around the globe find their infrastructure and operations (I&O) tested by the fallout from COVID-19, many are discovering “cracks in the armor.” Unlike a cyberattack or natural disaster, a pandemic can affect operations globally for unknown periods of time, threatening the workforce [...]

4 Components of a Modernized Storage Infrastructure Strategy

In its recent paper, Driving Innovation Through Data Storage Modernization, IDC reveals the essential features of a data-first storage infrastructure strategy designed to help organizations keep up in an era of breakneck modernization, emerging technologies, and business innovations. IDC predicts that the number of "digitally determined" organizations with a fully integrated, enterprise-wide technology architecture will [...]

Which Data Center Strategy Will Rule 2020?

Hyperconverged systems vs. composable infrastructure The digital landscape of 2020 is forcing many IT administrators to reconsider their roles and, with it, their infrastructure. IT administrators are now tasked with helping businesses open new revenue generation streams, promoting growth, strengthening profitability and driving innovation, all while putting together a data center strategy that minimizes the [...]

Kickstart Your Storage Modernization Strategy

More data, more clouds You’ve probably noticed that conversations about the cloud have evolved in recent years from simply referencing “the cloud” to focusing on multi-cloud capabilities. The conversation is no longer about where you can use the cloud; it’s about where you can use the cloud to better augment the applications and services you [...]

Case Study: College Experiences Catastrophic Disk-System Failure

Imagine experiencing a simultaneous double-disk failure on your disk-storage appliance backing up your database and primary storage pools. The drive failures cause your server applications to crash, corrupt your database and cause a complete data loss of your storage pools. That’s exactly what happened recently to one Sirius client. Recovery from tape storage can take [...]

The Digital Workspace that Works for Everyone

“Going to work” has been replaced with “getting to work” as focus shifts mainly to the things we do as employees, not where we do them. This evolution of how and where we work has expanded the diversity of apps, devices, infrastructures and even people’s working styles. “Going to work” has been replaced with “getting [...]

5 Reasons You Can’t Wait to Modernize Your Infrastructure

What era of servers is your business running on? Can your outdated infrastructure compete in the age of digital transformation, where unprecedented data growth is driving the business economy? Or are you continuing to invest in a platform that was built ten years ago, or even more? Decade-old servers can’t keep pace with the mechanisms [...]

Taming the Infrastructure Monster with Optimization

If your business requires high-performance computing and you’re still running legacy systems that use long-outdated processors, you are slowly but surely falling further behind the technology curve. Older servers take up more space and have to work harder to accommodate the workload that newer, more efficient servers support and run with ease. You can always [...]