The power usage in data centers has been increasing as servers become more powerful and the amount of data they’re storing and processing increases. Luckily, there is also a movement toward making data centers more energy efficient and better for the environment. Welcome to the age of the “Green” data center. Making your data center […]
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Recently, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of virtualization, how it compares to the cloud, and how to plan for it. In this post, we’ll explore Cisco’s StackWise Virtual technology; what it is, how it works, and whether it’s right for your enterprise. So, What Is It? The StackWise technology has been around for some […]
In today’s digital business world, data is valuable and, in some cases, mission critical. As your business grows, the amount of data you’re processing increases as well. All indications point to explosive and exponential data growth in the coming years, thanks in part to the rise of video and Internet of Things. Developing a backup […]
Linux has gained a strong following for being open source and customizable, but when we think of the enterprise, it’s Windows that comes to mind. Red Hat is changing that. Microsoft’s operating system has been dominant in the enterprise space since the 1990s, but behind the scenes, Linux, and especially Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), […]
Regular maintenance of your enterprise network equipment will keep each device running efficiently, prevent failure, and increase its lifespan. Plus, the increased uptime of well-maintained network equipment saves time and money. Your staff saves time by avoiding frequent troubleshooting and repairs, while your company saves money by getting the most out of their hardware investment. […]
You may have heard the buzz about the new wireless standard, 802.11ax, also known as High-Efficiency Wireless. Wi-Fi is important than ever with the increasing number of devices in our homes and used by our businesses. The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing and connected devices are becoming more widely available. Additionally, the number of […]
When looking for enterprise networking hardware, there is no shortage of vendors available. To help you make an educated decision, we compared three of the leading enterprise networking vendors; Cisco, Juniper, and HPE. Cisco Of the three vendors we compared, Cisco is by far the largest of them. Cisco is a leader in market share […]
AMD announced the new Zen 2 processors in November 2018, wowing users with a chip two times the density of their previous generation, the Zen+. The move to Zen 2 from Zen+ has meant a move from the first desktop processor on a 12 nm process node to 7 nm. This allows AMD to cut […]
A network is more than a complex interconnection of routers, switches and load balancers, other endpoints, like data, devices, infrastructure and, most importantly, people. Network complexity can be measured by the number of endpoints, connections between endpoints and the flow of information as it performs business functions. The more endpoints, connections, and data that needs […]
With the popularity of virtualization increasing, many businesses are rushing to update their solutions to virtual machines. Before any changes are made, however, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of virtualization. Both physical and virtual systems have their advantages and disadvantages, and there is a time and place for each of them. […]