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05 May 2017 Preparing the CIO of the future [63089]
HPE, May 5th 2017

From bimodal IT to automation, demands on CIOs are growing. How can they get and stay ahead?

Running the IT department of the future will be like changing a car engine while the car is hurtling down the freeway. Enterprise IT leaders must use technology to transform the way their companies do business, but also keep existing systems running and reliable. How can they do both things smoothly and efficiently?

One thing is clear about the future: If you want to live in it, you have to invest in it. More than two-thirds of CIOs (68 percent) plan to focus their time on growth-oriented activities within three to five years, according to CIO's State of the CIO 2016 report. Increasingly, the "I" in CIO will stand for "innovation."

The CIO of the future must begin by being more customer-centric, rather than focusing on specific infrastructure components or technology products, according to Edwin van Bommel, a principal at McKinsey & Co.
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04 May 2017 Salesforce Expands Relationship with Dell, Signs Multi-Year Commitment to Use Dell EMC Infrastructure and Dell Laptops [63082]
Dell, May 4th 2017

Dell Inc., the essential infrastructure company, today announces that Salesforce, the world's fastest-growing top-five enterprise software company and #1 CRM provider globally, is expanding its relationship with Dell by signing a multi-year commitment to use Dell EMC infrastructure in its global data centers and empower its employees with Dell Latitude laptops.

Salesforce will extend its use of a variety of Dell EMC solutions, including VMAX All Flash and Isilon scale-out NAS storage arrays, Data Domain data protection products and PowerEdge servers. The new all-flash storage arrays will provide the petabyte-level storage and data protection Salesforce requires.
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04 May 2017 The Fat New Pipes That Link Facebook Data Centers [63057]
Data Center Knowledge, May 4th 2017

"Earlier this week Facebook announced that over some recent period of time traffic between its data centers has been carried by a separate network backbone than the backbone that connects its data centers to the public internet - a major architectural change for the social network which for 10 years had been moving both types of traffic on a single backbone.

The amount of traffic traveling between Facebook data centers today is many times bigger than the amount of traffic that travels between its infrastructure and the internet, where its 2 billion monthly active users access the social network..."
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04 May 2017 Oracle Announces EU Region Expansion in Germany [63135]
Oracle, May 4th 2017

New IaaS foundation and capabilities enable customers to move mission-critical applications to the cloud

Continuing its commitment to cloud customers through extensive engineering and infrastructure investments, Oracle today announced enhancements to the Oracle Cloud EU Region in Germany with the addition of modern infrastructure as a service (IaaS) architecture and new IaaS and platform as a service (PaaS) cloud services. German-based modern IaaS will enable organizations to build and move mission-critical workloads to the cloud with uncompromised security and governance at a significant price performance advantage both over existing on-premises infrastructure and competitive cloud offerings.
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04 May 2017 Oracle and AT&T Enter into Strategic Agreement [63133]
Oracle, May 4th 2017

AT&T to Move Databases and Applications Workloads to the Oracle Cloud

Oracle announced that AT&T signed an agreement to move thousands of its large scale internal databases to Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Under the agreement, AT&T will migrate thousands of existing Oracle databases containing petabytes of data plus their associated applications workloads to Oracle Cloud...
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