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Irfan Khan

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Describing today's enterprise IT environment as "complex" would be a gross understatement all things considered. The intricate model needed to support day-to-day business operations boggles the mind, with much of the complexity attributed to evolving applications, and the way people use data. Today, managing geographically-distributed data is considered the norm and is no longer treated as an exception. The volumes of data needed have increased as well, often having to come from other systems and in real-time. Data access is increasingly event-based for reasons of efficiency and speed in decision-making. Streaming data in particular is much more prominent today than ever before and requires new, integrated approaches to infrastructure planning and management. The nature of analytics has also changed, and is no longer relegated to simply a reporting function, but ofte... (more)

Seeding the Cloud: The Future of Data Management

PowerBuilder Session at Cloud Expo Doing more with less is a familiar refrain for IT professionals, and today's challenging business environment has only increased the pressure on managers to achieve efficiencies, maximize performance and improve responsiveness of the data center. More and more frequently, IT is turning to virtualization to accomplish its mission-critical goals. The hot new trend in cloud computing is a natural extension of this drive toward virtualization. In the case of the public cloud, IT can add processing power and infrastructure as needed, and in the case... (more)