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Cyber Monday commerce sales are expected to reach $2.2 billion this year, according to the Adobe Digital Index 2013 Online Shopping Forecast, making the Monday after Thanksgiving one of the most important days of the year for online retailers. Adobe also estimates that Cyber Monday sales would be up about 14 percent to the aforementioned $2.2 billion. With online retailers betting a large portion of annual revenue on this widely anticipated mega-shopping day, it's not enough to just plan for just server, storage or network capacity planning based on anticipated traffic for Cyber Monday, or any other high traffic day. Too often companies approach Cyber Monday from an inside-out perspective, with a network-centric mindset but then miss the big picture. In short, companies must break down the silos between server, storage, networking, software, etc., to better understa... (more)

Making Virtualization Worth the Investment

Today's IT organizations have recognized the power of virtualization to improve service delivery while also reducing costs. Once relegated to the lab, virtualization now plays key roles across the IT organization. Companies are increasingly moving business-critical workloads onto virtualized infrastructures, with many organizations now running, or planning to run, more than 80 percent of their computing on virtualized platforms. The next step for these organizations is to realize the promised benefits of virtualization - agility and lower costs - and to grow its footprint. Virt... (more)