John Flores

Gain Visibility and Value from Data with Cohesity DataPlatform

Data is the coin of the realm for modern business, providing insights that help companies make better decisions, understand markets, boost sales, improve processes and optimize costs. In fact, there are very few business decisions that aren’t influenced by data these days. Finding and using that data is becoming increasingly difficult, however. Organizations of all

Getting Hybrid IT Right

It wasn’t that long ago that many analysts and experts envisioned a day when organizations would move their entire technology infrastructure into the cloud in order to gain nearly limitless capacity with almost no management overhead. That, of course, hasn’t happened. Most companies realized fairly quickly they’d need to keep sensitive data and mission-critical applications

Why You Should Consider Hybrid Cloud Storage

According to RightScale’s most recent State of the Cloud survey, 96 percent of organizations now use the cloud in some form or fashion. However, most also remain fully committed to keeping some mission-critical workloads on-premises. That’s why hybrid cloud is widely viewed as the logical end game for most organizations. As the name implies, a

Cloud Governance Is Key to Reducing Waste, Risk and Costs

According to RightScale’s 2018 State of the Cloud Survey, 85 percent of enterprise organizations now have a multi-cloud strategy, with companies reporting that they use nearly five different clouds on average. While the multi-cloud strategy has undeniable benefits, there is a risk of “cloud sprawl” that could lead to wasted resources, rising costs and security

CIOs Are Grappling with the Challenges of Accelerating Digital Transformation

For the past several years, digital transformation has been the top priority of businesses across a wide range of industries. The term refers to the strategic optimization of business processes and models in a way that takes full advantage of technology to better serve customers, spur innovation and create competitive advantages. While digital transformation necessarily

Mainframes Are Alive and Well – But What about Disaster Recovery?

The first mainframe was introduced in 1943, weighed about five tons and filled an entire room. Not many computer technologies can match the staying power of mainframes, which have evolved quite a bit but continue to power many of the world’s largest organizations today. In fact, a recent survey from BMC found that 92 percent

Machine Learning Has Become Critical to Effective Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has always been something of a cat-and-mouse game, with security experts constantly implementing new measures and hackers finding new weaknesses to exploit. Machine learning is making it possible to breed a smarter cat — but the mouse is getting smarter, too. In a recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research, 95 percent of IT security

How to Prepare Your Data Center for Blockchain

Starting in September 2019, Walmart and its Sam’s Club division will require suppliers of fresh, leafy green vegetables to use blockchain to trace products back to the farm. Walmart is expected to expand the requirement to other produce suppliers in the near future with a goal of speeding up product recalls and the response to

Cloud Definition Embraces Value-Added Functionality

Seven years ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the 16th and final version of its Definition of Cloud Computing. NIST Special Publication 800-145 is designed to help federal agencies and private-sector companies identify services that are most likely to deliver the cost savings and agility promised by cloud computing. The definition has