• Data, whether structured or unstructured, does not fulfill any purpose for individuals or businesses unless it is presented in a meaningful form. Businesses need to analyze data for it to be of value. Information is...

  • Back in 2008, Gartner released statistics that showed 70 % of Enterprise data centers will face billing issues by 2010. If we examine the problem more closely, we see that any data center has two...

  • Eric Strause, Global Knowledge Senior Product Director for Network Technologies, presents the foundational concepts of cloud computing. In this first of a five-part series, he compares the typical IT infrastructure of applications and its corresponding...

  • Two common Data Warehouse designs are identified as a “Star Schema” and a “Snowflake Schema”. When we discuss the differences and individual preferences, usually the gloves come off, and DBA’s duke it out. It becomes...

  • Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) hard drives have been the preferred method of hard drive storage for servers in enterprise networks for a long time. The Serial attached SCSI (SAS) standard is an electrical standard in...

  • Data center environments have two infrastructures currently. Servers in the data center are connected to the local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) infrastructures. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) provides a mechanism to transfer both...

  • The Cisco Nexus switches allow a very high level of bandwidth connectivity positioned as data center switches. The Nexus switches do not support the same features and flexibility as local area network (LAN) based switches,...