Data & Storage

October 2, 2017
Is Your Database in Good Shape? Consider Health and Performance. premium
Your database is truly critical to the successful operation of your data center, yet databases pose extraordinarily complex management challenges. Try as you might to resolve issues as they arise, you may find yourself coming up short. Part of the problem is that many people consider database health and performance to be one and the […]
DLT Solutions
June 26, 2017
From Financial to Federal: Three Hot Technologies Impacting Government IT premium
Want a good idea of “what’s coming next” in federal IT? Look no further than the financial services industry. Consider the similarities between financial firms and government agencies. Both are highly regulated and striving for greater agility and efficiency and better control of their networks and data—not to mention both are highly regulated. Meanwhile, cybersecurity […]
DLT Solutions
July 20, 2016
Smart Records Retention for Government Social Media Content premium
Social media has had a significant impact on federal, state, and local governments across the country. From the routine to the critical, social media has become a vital tool for building awareness of missions, sharing policy updates, communicating services and products, and enhancing citizen engagement. The immediacy of social media is also particularly useful to […]
June 28, 2016
6 Steps to Giving Data Backup the Respect It Deserves premium
Data is an incredibly important asset. Unfortunately, too many agencies continue to treat data as an easily replaced commodity. But we’re not talking about a database administrator’s (DBA) iTunes library. We’re talking highly sensitive and important government data that can be too easily lost or compromised. It’s time to stop treating data as a commodity […]
June 17, 2016
All-Flash Storage Goes Mainstream, but Only Some Offer Enterprise-Grade Parity premium
Growing data volumes and burgeoning virtual workloads are putting increasing pressure on public sector data center power and storage systems, while also taking a toll on staff and tax payer dollars. Performance silos, forklift upgrades and increasing licensing costs are forcing organizations to change how they do business. But agencies can turn this situation around […]
June 16, 2016
Don’t Miss: Feds Discuss Forward Thinking Approach to Data Backup and Recovery premium
Data backup is a fundamental part of good IT and business management. But in the public sector it’s also the law. Established by President Obama in 2011, the National Archives and Records Administration maintains a comprehensive backup of all records of important transactions, actions, and other communications. Although data backup sounds like a simple enough […]
April 22, 2016
4 Steps to Secure Your Database with a “Defense-in-Depth” Strategy premium
Data breaches seem to be becoming a fact for government business. As more devastating insights are revealed about the attack on OPM last year, the realities of the attackers capabilities are becoming more evident. According to a 2015 data breach investigations report by Verizon: • 60% of attackers are able to compromise an organization within […]
Webinar: Learn How Red Hat Supports the Three C’s of DevOps premium
Delivering apps quickly and on a budget is a common challenge for government IT.  But there is a path to developing and delivering apps faster – it’s one that uses the building blocks of PaaS and DevOps. When using modern application platforms, such as Red Hat OpenShift 3, developers can forge an easier path to […]
March 14, 2016
Feds Still Lagging on Data Center Closures and Cost Savings premium
Data center consolidation is nothing new. Yet, many agencies are struggling to reduce their data center footprint, that’s according to a new report from the General Accountability Office (GAO). In 2010, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative charged 24 agencies with consolidating data centers. As of November 2015, 10,584 data centers had been closed with […]
February 18, 2016
Things to Consider When Choosing a Next Gen Monitoring Tool premium
How do you monitor your monitoring tools? Performance monitoring tools have a 94% adoption rate and new research shows that most organizations use an average of three separate tools to monitor the growing number of applications in their IT environment. Yet 5 out of 10 IT pros are initially unsure what causes performance problems, which […]