Resources (317)

  1. Pros and Cons of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

    A solid backup and disaster recovery (DR) plan is critical to the health and business continuity of your organization. In the event of a catastrophic disaster or data compromise, having a solid DR plan can do wonders to calm the nerves of stakeholders and management at the highest level. Most organizations with a solid plan are likely managing their backups through a number of different tools a… Read More

  2. How 5G Will Change Data Centers

    The anticipation of 5G wireless technology has increased every year since the release of 4G. The demand for streaming services, artificial intelligence and other bandwidth-heavy applications has gone up significantly, which is driving demand for faster speeds and less latency. 5G technology could bring a possible latency of one millisecond, at speeds from 1Gbs to 10Gbps, which is a 10x to 100x… Read More

  3. Where to Spend on IT Content Marketing in 2019

    As 2019 approaches, you might be asking yourself where you should be focusing your content marketing efforts. There are all kinds of services promising great results for whatever it is they sell; but that doesn’t tell you how your target market will react to it. ActualTech Media decided to just ask the enterprise IT market what they like and don’t like. Read More

  4. Introducing 'The Countermeasure' Enterprise Security Newsletter From ActualTech Media

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  5. 5 Ways To Break Up the Cloud Deployment Logjam

    As trees and other debris float along waterways, logjams can accumulate and obstruct water flow, causing flooding and other problems. Breaking up logjams can be hazardous, requiring professionals with heavy equipment and even explosives. Many enterprises all over the world are embarking on a cloud transformation journey, and risky logjams involving people and processes are starting to threaten… Read More

  6. 6 Experts Weigh in on the IoT Connected World in 2019 and Beyond

    The Internet of Things is nothing like it was just a few years ago. Throughout the past few years, we have seen a massive IoT explosion in not only businesses but people’s lives. Millions of home and businesses around the globe are now connecting more devices than ever, and it is not expected to stop anytime soon; in fact, it's become more advanced. According to some findings from Cisco Systems,… Read More

  7. CapEx and OpEx Savings With Private Cloud

    HCI continues to be viewed as a key enabler of private clouds. HCI leverages commodity hardware to host applications provided as VMs (and containers). The definition of HCI varies by vendor, but can be separated into two broad models: HCI appliances and HCI software. Both HCI models provide OpEx benefits, especially when compared to traditional three-tier architectures. HCI software provides Ca… Read More

  8. PanelCast Recap: The Enterprise IT Landscape in 2019

    Those working in the world of enterprise IT maintain a delicate balance between what is and what will be. Most CIOs have one foot in the data center and one in the future, and that can be tricky when it comes to anticipating not only new services and new technologies to implement, but also the climate of the organization you work for. Our inaugural PanelCast event addresses these issues in a di… Read More

  9. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Accelerating Pace of Change in IT

    The speed at which innovation is expected is driving the need for containers, serverless, etc. What does this mean for how organizations view the role of IT? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discussion moderated by Scott D. Lowe, alo… Read More

  10. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Rise of Edge Computing

    Edge computing appears to be the next big area for growth. How do you think it will play a role in enterprise architecture in 2019? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discussion moderated by Scott D. Lowe, along with four industry expe… Read More

  11. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Hyperconvergence and the Next Wave of Systems Integration

    Hyperconvergence has become a force unto itself. What comes after HCI? Is it extensions that turn HCI into a broader platform or is it a whole new architecture altogether? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discussion moderated by Sco… Read More

  12. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: A Sustained and Deeper Focus on Security

    Security incidents seem to be the daily news these days. As multi-cloud environments take center stage, how can enterprises ensure a standard security architecture across both the private and public cloud? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions… Read More

  13. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Economic Volatility Will Impact Enterprise IT in 2019

    The economy can’t be ignored. We’ve enjoyed a decade-long rally that has propelled startup fortunes and enabled enterprise customers to make new investments. Do you think that will change in 2019 as we see increased market volatility and, if so, what do you think the outcomes look like? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast… Read More

  14. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Future of Interoperability and Integration

    Is interoperability and integration between product manufacturers increasing or decreasing? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discussion moderated by Scott D. Lowe, along with four industry experts, including Sirish Raghuram of Platf… Read More

  15. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: How Public Cloud Costs Are Driving Organizations to On-Prem and Back

    Presently, it seems that cloud run costs/subscriptions can easily exceed on-premises costs for general workloads beyond small systems. Do you see this changing moving forward, and how soon? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discussion… Read More

  16. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Evolution from Alignment to Digital Transformation and Going Beyond Hardware Buys

    IT needs to meet all the needs of the business, but the business isn’t always interested in buying more stuff – tools, software, platforms, hardware, storage, networking, etc. How does the business forge ahead without IT just continuing to buy? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This eve… Read More

  17. Ransomware Goes Local As Governments, Infrastructure, Port Authorities Take a Hit

    In the age of cyber warfare, holding up banks and taking hostages are relics of the pre-digital heists of the past. The target for this new generation of criminals is data; holding a company or organization to ransom electronically is becoming the go-to tactic. After the city of Atlanta found itself at the center of the SamSam ransomware attack this summer, a plethora of other small, local publ… Read More

  18. The Questions You Must Ask About Software-based HCI vs. Appliance-based HCI

    It’s not on the level of “What’s the meaning of life?”, but there are important questions to ask before you make the move to a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution. The two types of offerings are software-based and appliance-based. In a software-based HCI environment, you can install the software on your existing servers or buy the software pre-configured on a number of server bran… Read More

  19. How MSPs Benefit from Commodity Hardware and Open Source Virtualization

    As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or hosting provider, you need to keep pace with the big public cloud providers and create customer solutions that provide the same flexibility and potential for scale that the hyperscalers offer. Yes, you can offer customers the peace of mind that comes with hosted private cloud, but that advantage alone isn’t always enough to win. Your prospects still need yo… Read More

  20. Key Advantages of Software-Based Hyperconvergence

    You have two choices when it comes to moving to hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI: a software-based approach or an appliance-based approach. They both have their positives and negatives, but the average administrator may not realize the long-term benefits of a software-based solution, since appliances have had much of the early market adoption. But the reality is that there are also direct tec… Read More