Monday, 8 April 2013

[TechRepublic] Two data center strategies: Centralization and 'sharding'

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TechRepublic Member | April 08, 2013

Two data center strategies: Centralization and 'sharding'

Mary Shacklett looks at two approaches to data center strategy, which can be equally successful as long as they are tied to specific business needs. Read more

Resource of the day

Live Webcast: Affordable and Secure Data Storage for the Mid-Market

Don't miss this webcast that will examine the importance of data storage solutions for the mid-market, including best practice tips for gathering and storing data safely and inexpensively.

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Data center trends that are upping the ante for co-lo vendors

There are more options than ever for enterprises considering a data center co-location move. Read more

Use HangPay for billable video conferencing

A new service called HangPay allows you to bill participants for time spent on Google+ Hangouts. Find out how this can come in handy for your business. Read more

Create your VMware test lab using AutoLab

AutoLab is a way to bring up a VMware environment through scripted installs to create test/lab environments. Read why Lauren Malhoit calls this tool awesome. Read more

Cloud computing and the evolution of the data center

Thoran Rodrigues explains how the futures of cloud computing and data center design must evolve together. Read more

Poll: Does your company block social media sites?

Answer this one-question poll to let us know whether your organization's IT department blocks employees from using social networking sites. Read more

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Shutdown Windows 8 from context menu

Greg Shultz shows you how to tweak the registry and add a cascading Shutdown menu to a Windows 8 context menu. View on site

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The Role of Virtual WAN Optimization in the Next-Generation Datacenter (Silver Peak Systems, Inc.)

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