"Oh please, let's not fall for this hype!" Not too long ago, this was the standard response IT experts would face whenever they suggested that certain data, applications or services should be moved to 'the cloud.' Today, nobody talks about a hype anymore – services like Dropbox or Office 365 are ubiquitous, and organizations of all sizes will start looking for cloud solutions rather than regular hard- and software when they need new capacities and/or functions. Thus pressure on the cloud's hardware backbone – especially on storage systems – constantly increases, demanding substantial upgrades. NetApp's SolidFire all-flash arrays have what it takes to keep the cloud afloat.
In a digitalized and hyper-connected world, customers demand individual IT solutions. Fujitsu meets this challenge with its innovative new notebook family LIFEBOOK U7. Three new models address different user demands and combine a thin and stylish design with the latest technology features on the market.
With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has unleashed the second generation of its cloud-ready server operating system. Along with technical and functional improvements, this latest release introduces a new, core-based licensing model for the popular Standard and Datacenter Editions that replaces the traditional processor-based approach. According to Microsoft, this method "provides a more consistent licensing metric [...], improves workload portability" and generally helps to streamline the licensing process.