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Third Party Maintenance for Cloud Service Providers

Third party maintenance providers can supplement internal staff. A company like Park Place Technologies maintains a deep bench of individuals with expertise in networking, storage systems, servers, even mainframes, and we have engineers with experience working with various OEM equipment, from Cisco and Juniper Networks to IBM and Dell EMC.

XtremIO Upgrades Pose Challenges, but Quality Third Party Maintenance Does Not

Customers are switching to third party maintenance so they can continue to derive value from the XtremIO X1, save 50% or more on their support costs, and ensure they have the engineering expertise, spare parts access, and predictive maintenance capabilities required to ensure the X1’s continued performance and reliability.

The Nature of the IoT Security Threat

Research shows less than half of IoT device makers provide remote updates and patches, focus on device security, or invite researchers to identify vulnerabilities. IoT today is on the precipice of disaster, and industry observers worry about “the big one”—the hack that does immense business or environmental damage or costs lives.

The Edge and the Cloud

At present, good edge implementation is designed to meet narrowly focused goals and involves purpose-built systems to meet specialized needs. But as much as driverless cars need to “think” and “interact with” other cars without constantly consulting centralized resources, developers still expect to collect, process, and aggregate data in the cloud.

Cooling Data Centers When Water is Scarce, Part 2

Every manufactured product uses water, and industrial consumption can comprise 50 percent of water demand in many regions. This is an especially important consideration, as manufacturing is expected to rise 400 percent by 2050.