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Getting Above the Silos: The Rise of the Logical Data Fabric
| April 2, 2020
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Article | February 20, 2020
IT is at the center of rapid innovation in today’s world where data is everywhere. To keep up with the data, companies worldwide are looking for the simplicity of hyperconvergence from core to edge and multicloud. One such company faced with data center challenges was Malicis. A boutique consulting firm specializing in desktop and systems virtualization, Montréal, Canada-based Malicis was tackling issues such as: simplifying data center operations, improving the performance and stability of IT services, and integrating service offering with third-party solutions. With challenges of the pace of modernization at hand, founder and CEO Marc-André Lapierre had to be judicious with prospective customers and make sure their workload would fit the company’s environment. While his firm’s virtual desktop and disaster recovery services have always been in high demand, they used to come with limitations.
With so much valuable data potentially available, it can be frustrating for organizations to discover that they can’t easily work with it because it’s stuck in disconnected silos. Limited data access is a problem when organizations need timely, complete views of all relevant data about customers, supply chains, business performance, public health, and more, to make informed decisions. We need only look at the current COVID-19 pandemic to understand the importance of being able to view and share data across silos. One of the hottest topics in data architecture right now is data fabric. The notion of a data fabric is becoming important as organizations put more data in multiple cloud-based storage platforms, which can add to existing on-premises data silo problems. TDWI research finds that disconnected data silos are one of the biggest obstacles organizations face as they try to enable faster data insights. In the industry, “data fabric” is variously called an architecture, a framework – and of course, a fabric. With data fabric, adherents aim to provide a more universal and holistic approach to integrating diverse components of physically distributed data environments. Ideally, a data fabric will use services to integrate the necessary components so that data flows more easily and users and applications do not have to use specialized code to access each data silo.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) is a management tool for Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization platform. It is part of Microsoft’s System Center product suite, which also includes Configuration Manager and Operations Manager, among other tools. SCVMM provides a single pane of glass for managing your on-premises and cloud-based Hyper-V infrastructures, and it’s a more capable alternative to Windows Server tools built for the same purpose.
Cloud marketplaces are not new and provide users with a smart, low-touch, easy way to get started with data management in the cloud. In today’s market buyers want better solutions to meet their personalized needs, and this has made public cloud marketplaces even more popular for doing business. Public cloud marketplaces leverage a cloud-based commerce model that enables businesses to evaluate a range of different options to solve a multitude of issues. As seen from the Denodo Global Cloud Survey 2020, cloud computing adoption continues to explode. According to Gartner, the global cloud market will reach $411 billion by 2020. Public cloud marketplaces are quickly becoming one of the preferred channels that companies use to research, purchase, and manage their apps. Here’s a closer look at how to develop a marketplace strategy to improve your tech delivery and help your team increase productivity. Opportunity awaits at the doorsteps of cloud users. In this blog, we will explore possibilities and options for working with marketplaces.
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