Wayne Salpietro

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Data reduction delivers compelling cost reduction that substantially improves the business case in every cloud deployment model. No matter which cloud approach you choose, the cost savings benefits from data reduction should not be ignored and must be a component of your cloud strategy. IT professionals are finding that the future of IT infrastructure lies in the cloud. Data reduction technologies enable clouds - public, private, and hybrid - to deliver business agility and elasticity at the lowest possible cost, making cloud the deployment model of choice for IT infrastructure going forward. You probably have already made a commitment to the cloud because it enables you to flexibly deliver IT resources more quickly and at a lower cost. IT buyers are steadily shifting towards cloud-first strategies where they can rapidly adapt to market dynamics as they are no longe... (more)

Data Optimization in Cloud Storage

The promise of "the cloud" is that cloud storage delivers users seamless "just in time" storage scalability to handle growth and quickly respond to peak loads. The economics and business impact of cloud storage also delivers a compelling financial proposition in today's budget constrained IT environments. To the IT consumer shifting what was a capital expense and a fixed cost to a variable cost operating expense is financially compelling. Additionally, the ability to function in a "just in time" mode versus a "predictive" model for consumable storage also changes the CAPEX impact... (more)

Disruptive IT Forces that Are Changing Business

Today four converging IT trends are changing the IT paradigm and will forever change the way businesses communicate, collaborate, store and manage information. Each on its own would have significant impact without the others. However, combined together, they are a disruptive force. They are: Mobile devices (BYOD) are becoming a universal portal for individual access to personal and business information. Social media has moved beyond its initial use case (our kids) to infiltrate businesses for data access, business collaboration, Business to Consumer and more recently Business to ... (more)

Cloud Economics Drive the IT Infrastructure of Tomorrow

The cloud continues to dominate IT as businesses make their infrastructure decisions based on cost and agility. Public cloud, where shared infrastructure is paid for and utilized only when needed, is the most popular model today. However, more and more organizations are addressing security concerns by creating their own private clouds. As businesses deploy private cloud infrastructure, they are adopting techniques used in the public cloud to control costs. Gone are the traditional arrays and network switches of the past, replaced with software-defined data centers running on indu... (more)