Cisco UCS: True System Innovation

Most servers today have a 20+ year legacy, which can be a hindrance to true flexibility because they are mired in the past. Cisco built its UCS product from a clean sheet of paper, designing a system, not a server, in order to tackle the compute challenges of both today and the future.

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CIOs Are Driving Digital Transformation

The drive for digital transformation is being led by the CIO. Because of the criticality of this transformational strategy, the CIO is finding a place at the table more often because their efforts are now driving the business, not just the infrastructure.

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Security Follows Compute to the Edge

Edge compute has become more prevalent as technologies like IoT are beginning to be deployed and more enterprises are becoming more distributed. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has a strategy to ensure security throughout the chain, from the datacenter to the edge.

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Recommended Daily Security Allowance

Security is a mess. Half of the problems can be traced to vendors and the other half can be traced to customers. Part of the challenge on the vendor side is that they have the ability to claim capabilities without really spelling out what “secure” means. This needs to change.

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ONUG Provides A Front Line View In The War On Stagnant Networking

The world of networking has two opposing forces, the customers and the vendors. Open networking has gotten a big boost from vendors in recent years through the efforts of groups like ONUG that advocate for customers, helping drive those requirements over to vendors for implementation.

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Software-Defined Networking: Not Just For Datacenters Anymore

Since its inception, software-defined networking (SDN) has primarily been viewed as a tool, driven in part by its fast acceptance through web-scale datacenters. But in reality there is an opportunity outside of the datacenter for SDN.

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The ‘Hybrid Cloud’ Dilemma

Everyone is talking about “Hybrid Clouds” but the definition is as stable as a house built on  a beach. Previously vendors talked about how elements of a single cloud could live in both public and private spaces. More recently, reality is saying that clouds will live in one or the other, not both. But customers will have a mix of public and private.

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Open Networking Leads Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is on the minds of every CIO, but to achieve the agility that strategy can bring, companies need to address their networking. Open networking is the best change a business has for addressing the fluid, agile environment that a digital transformation will require.

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IoT Analytics at the Edge

IoT is generating large amounts of data at the edge and this data is better served if it can be acted on at the edge versus being shuttled back and forth over the network. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has an edge compute strategy for handling IoT data in order to optimize its value and not bog down the network.

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