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Trend 5: Sync and share solution for shadow IT Industry surveys show that 28% of corporate data resides exclusively on laptops or mobile devices. This is the shadow IT that resides outside the control and supervision of corporate IT. While this data may be used for business purposes it is not always protected or secured [...]

Since our Private Cloud announcement we have had many favorable comments from industry analysts and press. Wired Insights had this to say about the private cloud.

The value of cloud computing has moved past the early hype cycle and is providing real value to the market in terms of agility, and on demand services which provide strategic use of business data which was not possible before.

I recently interviewed my colleague Rex Carter, CIO of Hitachi Data Systems.  He joined HDS in 2006 and has played a major role in the transformation of our company through the innovative use of IT technology. He is well known to many of our customers and partners as he seeks every opportunity to engage with [...]

As we close out 2011, the storage industry has seen significant growth based on budgets, which were established in the beginning of the year. However, over the course of 2011, we saw natural disasters, political upheaval, and heightened economic turmoil. Companies are now looking ahead to 2012 with a great deal of uncertainty around their [...]

By now it is clear that cloud is a reality with many successful implementations of cloud services. One of the most valuable benefits is the way that cloud services can be acquired—namely on demand, pay as you go, and self-service.

As my colleague Claus Mikkelsen wrote, HDS is holding an analyst day for financial and industry analysts, and invited some bloggers to get an update from our CEO Jack Domme and other key executives on our vision and strategy for infrastructure, content, and information cloud. We also had three customers participate in this event.

With the announcement of our cloud strategy and portal, it is very obvious that virtualization is a key enabler. It frees data from the bounds of the infrastructure and from the limitations of the application so that it can be searched, accessed, and repurposed to provide information for the business.

Last week the CIO of a large cloud provider gave me a list of his five strategic challenges for cloud. This list included technology, process, people, financial management, and power.   The key technologies are server and storage virtualization, which have a transforming effect on people and processes. The storage administrator’s role is to transform [...]

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