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Cloud computing on Linux, Linux high-performance computing and supercomputing, Linux server hardware, Linux virtualization, Linux backup and storage, Linux network administration, Open source projects in the cloud
The Open-IX data center certification aims at resiliency through self-declared certification and an annual renewal process, rather than proprietary oversight.
Old ways of securing physical networks are giving way to logical techniques. The change in traffic to an East-West, data-center-centric, software-defined-network model necessitates a new security plan.
Enterprise IT shops have new choices: Converged systems simplify management and scaling, while commercial off-the-shelf servers tailor resources without vendor lock-in.
Converged infrastructures can be a perfect fit for virtualized data centers, but only when considering the logistical and financial implications.
Virtualization capabilities can enhance a company’s disaster avoidance and recovery process, but companies must weigh business needs to decide which approach is right.
Today's businesses can shift away from disaster recovery and prevent outages from occurring in the first place with a disaster avoidance plan.
Public and private cloud models don't work for every enterprise. But those enterprises can choose a managed cloud for its many support levels and services.
In theory, OpenStack is a popular open source cloud platform. But to reach its full potential and production use, it needs to clear several hurdles.
Google Autoscaling gives IaaS customers better control and more use cases as the public cloud vendor inches toward product parity with the competition.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is good for mobile users and runs enterprise-grade apps, but its light weight and processor capacity pose some limits.
Tools such as Synaptic Package Manager provide a GUI for installing and maintaining the many Linux programs suitable for enterprise use.
Tools are now available to IT for a remote wipe of user-owned laptops. But set clear BYOD security policies and inform users.