Struggling with Digital Transformation? Here’s why Red Hat OpenStack Might be the Answer

Organizations are increasingly looking to open source clouds and platforms to close skills gaps and prepare for the coming wave of digital transformation disruptions.

Consider this report from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte. The study showed nine in 10 global executives predict their industries will be disrupted by digital trends. Unfortunately, only 44% of those same executives felt their organization was adequately prepared for the coming disruptions.

Interestingly, the ill-prepared companies weren’t just lacking the right tools and technology to straddle digital change. They were missing the people, processes and cultural requirements for digital transformation, too.

This gives an explanation for the rise of open source cloud solutions, such as Red Hat OpenStack, across organizations of all sizes. Not only does open source grant businesses a toolkit to take on digital disruption and hybrid cloud management, it equips them with the right approaches, from people to processes, to succeed in a new, ever-changing era of digital disruption.

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Why more clients will refresh W2K3 servers with Cisco UCS

Cisco UCS for Microsoft Applications

What? A refresh? But servers last longer than ever! That’s true, but unless innovation slows down (ha ha) they will reach an inevitable point where they are more venerable than valuable. In the data center, this means tough and expensive decisions must be made.

In this blog post, I argue for Cisco’s UCS as a stable platform for Microsoft applications. Especially if you’re looking at Microsoft System Server 2012 and especially if you need to migrate from Windows Server 2003.

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