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Category: Data Center


IoT Dictates Top IT Trends Tackled at Iron Bow’s 2017 Engineering Summit

This year’s Iron Bow Technologies Engineering Summit took place March 6-8, 2017, bringing together the great minds that make up Iron Bow and its innovative partners. At the event, IT experts took part in conversations looking at both the current and future state of technology across the private and public sector. Wireless and data analytics […]

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PODCAST: Looking Back at 2016: Top Trends from IT Modernization to Big Data

As the year comes to a close, we thought we’d sit down with Jim Smid, Chief Technology Officer at Iron Bow Technologies, to take a look back and get his perspective on some of the biggest IT trends from 2016. IT modernization and big data were both huge priorities across the federal IT sector. According […]

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TechSource Editor

November 29, 2016

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

How to Manage the Big Data Takeover

Big data can be very overwhelming, and it can often be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to managing it. From knowing where to collect your data and data analysis to how best to send it through your network, and make sure it is in a format you can accept, the process […]

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TechSource Editor

August 16, 2016

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center

Big Data Evolves and Gains Momentum in Federal Government

“Big Data” is not a term that’s very popular with some of the federal government’s program managers working on initiatives bearing that label. Or so they said at the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center’s semi-annual Big Data Summit, held at the end of June in Washington, DC. “I actually hate the term ‘big data,’” said […]

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TechSource Editor

August 2, 2016

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center

Infographic: Operational Intelligence: A Game-Changer for Federal Agencies

Every day, federal agencies generate a torrent of data, which, in the past, was frequently stored but rarely used. As new operational intelligence solutions evolve in the market, agencies are now well positioned to use their own data to arrive at a new paradigm: data-driven IT. Operational intelligence makes it possible for federal agencies to […]

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TechSource Editor

July 27, 2016

Big Data & Analytics  •  Data Center

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Gaining in Popularity, Attracting New Players

Cisco’s recent entry in to the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) space is helping to drive change. HCI, a critical element of next-generation data centers, originally was driven by start-ups and deployed by small and medium-sized businesses in search of faster and easier ways to deploy data center technology. When Cisco purchased Silicon Valley-based, CliQr Technologies, it […]

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TechSource Editor

April 14, 2016

Cloud  •  Data Center

Infographic: The Biggest Headaches in Federal IT for 2016

Did you know that 87 million sensitive or private records have been exposed through data breaches of federal networks since 2006? It’s no wonder that cyber security is the dominant theme of Iron Bow’s new infographic, “The Biggest Headaches in Federal IT for 2016.” According to Iron Bow, preventing cybercrime, securing cloud solutions, incorporating advanced […]

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TechSource Editor

March 14, 2016

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Data Center

Focus for 2016: Wireless and Data Analytics at Forefront for Government Agencies

Wireless and data analytics will be top-of-mind this year for government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), according to Jim Smid, Chief Technology Officer for Iron Bow Technologies. Smid recently spoke with TechSource and shared his thoughts for 2016, which are that government agencies should take a holistic approach to their networks to optimize […]

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PODCAST: 2015: A Look Back at Data Center Technology and Milestones Surrounding IT

In 2015, cyber security continued to be at the forefront for agencies, and many of them took the opportunity to re-investigate IT toolsets that were already in place to create greater defenses for their data, according to Todd Cowles, Director of Data Center Practice for Iron Bow Technologies. Cowles spoke with TechSource in this brief […]

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December 23, 2015

Cyber Security  •  Data Center

Intelligent Data Storage Contributions to Cyber Security – Part 2

Welcome back!  In my last post, I noted how the data center of the future would benefit greatly from a breakthrough security concept known as “cyber resiliency,” and the potential of “intelligent data storage,” sometimes referred to as Software Defined Storage (SDS), in support of cyber resiliency missions. In this post, I’d like to drill […]

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Audie Hittle

June 30, 2015

Cyber Security  •  Data Center

Intelligent Data Storage Contributions to Cyber Security – Part 1

The pace of data center evolution, accelerated by extensive consolidations, is driven by leaders hungry for efficiency and innovation. I was recently invited to meet with a large military data center team, where the original meeting objective was to share a technical overview of our latest innovations in scale-out network attached storage. However, upon commencing […]

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Audie Hittle

June 23, 2015

Data Center  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Three Things to Consider When Budgeting for the Future of Your Data Center

Recently, I wrote about the future of the data center and how Internet of Things (IoT) and IT consumption is changing how we manage data. Similarly, as these changes occur, the traditional budgeting cycles for federal IT will have to shift too. From my experience, the typical federal IT budget cycle looks something like this: […]

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TechSource Editor

May 13, 2015

Data Center  •  Digitization + IoT

PODCAST: IT Investment Insights for Government

As federal agencies prepare to make significant IT investments, one of the biggest challenges they face is keeping up with the fast-pace of innovation. From the Internet of Things (IoE) and big data to cloud computing and mobility, a convergence is happening where all of these technologies, applications and infrastructures are being brought together in […]

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TechSource Editor

March 31, 2015

Big Data & Analytics  •  Cloud  •  Data Center  •  Digitization + IoT  •  IT Modernization