How the Internet of Things Will Create a Deluge of Data

There are times when a sleepy late-night hunger attack may cause some of us to speak to our refrigerators, loudly if that last piece of blueberry pie has gone missing. But do we expect the fridge to talk back? Someday it might. For now, most of us are content that our appliances stay quiet. In fact, only about a third of survey responses show interest in “The Digital Home.” And that interest is primarily in fire detection, security, and energy monitoring. So it isn’t surprising that the sleepy pace of consumer adoption for the Internet of Things (IOT) may have masked growing business adoption. Big time business adoption.

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How to Leverage Data Virtualization in Test Data Management

We’ve seen the benefits that digital businesses can get by adopting DevOps methods for application development. At the same time, the substantial importance of business applications cries out for the fastest, most efficient development resources. If DevOps is about collaboration and process, application execution and output are all about the power and capabilities of technology.

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Virtualization is Eating the Datacenter and Data is the Entrée

Technology breaks in waves; some bigger than others. Virtualization is a big wave. It changes how we think about technology and how we do it. Virtualization is both a great advancement and an immense disruption.

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Transform Your Business with Data Virtualization: A Four Step Process

This post was initially written for Datanami; the original can be found here.

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IT Trends Shaping the Industry – and the Role of Data Virtualization

The world of enterprise IT is ever changing, and with the turn of every new year IT teams around the world seize the opportunity to examine the latest technology trends and how they might be able to adopt them for their own organizations. So what are the driving trends in IT this year? The German Digital Association “Bitkom” wanted to know more about this and asked companies directly. The results, presented at the end of January, are:

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Why Governments Are Shedding IT Infrastructure & Virtualizing Their Data

It’s less politics than it is pragmatism. Government agencies want to move toward a greater cloud presence, but they need to manage mountains of data to get there. At every level of government; federal, state and local, the pressure is on to reduce expenses and improve efficiency. Cloud is seen as a great way to help do it. At the same time, services need to function effectively. And government agencies, along with the public they serve, require easy, direct, and agile information access. And the mountain grows.

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6 Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Disaster Recovery Plan

You can plan for it, you can train for it, and you can create as many systems designed to prevent it as you want, but at the end of the day, disasters still occur, and they happen when we least expect them. Whether it’s a natural disaster that knocks a data center offline, or a cyberattack that ravages critical systems, there’s no shortage of damage that can happen to the business. In fact, Gartner cites that companies can lose an average of $5600 per minute in an outage--equalling out to a whopping $300,000 per hour.

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If It Blinks, It Stinks: Why IT Infrastructure Is Dead

We spend a lot of our time speaking to customers about data virtualization, application development and copy data. We spend so much time with the topic that we take it for granted that everyone realizes just how much things have changed. That everyone recognizes the massive changes taking place throughout the marketplace.

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Suppose we frame a question selfishly. If you started a sentence with “I would like more…” How would you finish it? Fast reactions for the business minded might be: “insight” “time” or “revenue.” At a personal level, the words might be “love”, “money”, “laughter”, pie, or “Avengers sequels.” On the flip side, the list may be much longer “I would like less…” “expense”, “complexity”, “posturing”, “pollution”. And if you knew just how to lessen those items, you’d do it. Right?

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DevOps II – Virtualizing on an Ancient Concept

As DevOps has become the preferred application development method, a key question – not a new one - has been around production data access. How quickly and safely can we furnish access to needed production data? That’s where data virtualization comes in.

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