Friday , 28 April 2017


Securing the Data Center: Application-layer DDoS Attacks

– Rakesh Shah, director of product marketing and strategy with Arbor Networks (http://www.arbornetworks.com/), says: Application-layer DDoS attacks have quickly become the most significant threat to availability of Internet Data Center and Cloud-based services. Application-layer attacks are low bandwidth, difficult to detect and target both end customers and network operators’ own ancillary supporting services, such as HTTP web services, domain name ... Read More »

The Stealthy Ascendancy of JSON

– Lori MacVittie, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at F5 Networks (www.f5.com), says: While everyone was focused on cloud, JSON has slowly but surely been taking over the application development world. It looks like the debate between XML and JSON may be coming to a close with JSON poised to take the title of preferred format for web applications. If you ... Read More »

How to Quickly and Easily Build, Manage, and Deploy Private and Public Clouds

– Peder Ulander, Chief Marketing Officer at Cloud.com (www.cloud.com), says: Today, enterprises and service providers that are interested in launching cloud computing services face the difficult task of integrating complex software and hardware components from multiple vendors. The resulting system could end up being expensive to build and hard to operate, minimizing the original motives and benefits of moving to ... Read More »

Public, Private and Enterprise Cloud: Economy of Scale versus Efficiency of Scale

– Lori MacVittie, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at F5 Networks (www.f5.com), says: What distinguishes these three models of cloud computing are the business and operational goals for which they were implemented and the benefits derived. A brief Twitter conversation recently asked the question how one would distinguish between the three emerging dominant cloud computing models: public, private and enterprise. Interestingly, ... Read More »

Convert Existing Data Center Infrastructure into a Private or Hybrid Cloud Environment

– Garima Thockchom, VP of marketing at Gale Technologies (www.galetechnologies.com), says: Why is Gale Technologies’ GaleForce Turnkey Cloud useful in today’s enterprise data centers? Why should data center and IT managers care about it? How can they benefit from it? The GaleForce Turnkey Cloud allows organizations to maximize the resource utilization out of their existing infrastructure by converting static and ... Read More »

Visibility Into Your Entire IT Infrastructure

– Josh Duncan, Product Evangelist at Zenoss (www.zenoss.com), says: Enterprise operations teams need a way to manage and monitor all of their physical servers, networks, storage devices, and an increasing amount of virtual resources. It is no longer a simple exercise to determine where your services are physically running, and what the impact is if a device has to go ... Read More »

Meeting Monitoring Challenges in Today’s Complex Data Center and Cloud Service Environments

– Imin Lee, CEO of AccelOps (www.accelops.com), says: Expectations are high for enterprise and service provider data center organizations to adapt their complex, dynamic infrastructures to the changing needs of business. But between virtualization and public/private cloud hybrid environments, the old ways of doing things won’t cut it when it comes to scaling dynamically to provide elastic monitoring and performance ... Read More »

Cloud Computing: Operational and Strategic Benefits

– Courtney Behrens, Marketing Manager with Virtacore Systems (www.virtacore.com), says: Cloud computing is extremely beneficial for today’s datacenters. Private clouds are typically offered as a more managed service offering, so companies can move some (or all) of day to day IT management duties to a cloud provider, housed in a datacenter. This increase of customers choosing the cloud means cloud ... Read More »

Resolving Rapid Growth of Data Storage Capacity and Associated Data Protection Costs

– Josh Goldstein, Vice President of Marketing & Product Management at Cirtas Systems (www.cirtas.com), says: The Cirtas Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller is useful in today’s enterprise data center because it resolves the issues surrounding rapid growth of data storage capacity and associated data protection costs. By harnessing the power of public cloud storage utilities, Bluejet frees up data center rack ... Read More »

Cloud Infrastructure Delivered via Dedicated and Virtualized Resources

– Mark Quigley, Director of Corporate Communications with Softlayer Technologies (www.softlayer.com), says: Most organizations face multi-faceted challenges that can’t be met with just a single system or service. By design, SoftLayer’s services seamlessly integrate to create comprehensive, enterprise-class solutions that leverage our industry-leading automation and network architecture advantages. Not only do customers receive the highest standards of performance, security, and ... Read More »

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