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Big data is challenging, expensive and hard to staff. However, when it comes to implementing the computing systems needed to deliver it, a handful of key principles will make the task easier.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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As demand for data centres grows, relocation or expansion may seem the only option. However, it's worth thinking more broadly about your needs: you may well be able to get more data centre capacity in your existing location.

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The hybrid cloud -- a mixture of private and public cloud infrastructure -- is the reality for many businesses, but much discussion of the cloud insists on treating the two as separate concepts. How can you effectively deploy and take advantage of hybrid cloud environments?

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There's a fierce battle between vendors to control the virtualisation market and (by extension) the future of how cloud systems are deployed. By Gartner's reckoning, that battle comes down to two key players: Microsoft and VMware.

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Server virtualisation is a common activity, but that doesn't mean you can't improve your existing process. Gartner analyst Thomas Bittman shares tips on how to improve your virtualisation approach as our World Of Servers journey to the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Data Centre conference in Sydney wraps up for day 1.

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What are the key trends that will change the way IT pros work over the next five years, and how will server and data centre technology evolve? Gartner vice-president David J Cappuccio's highlighted 10 you social and technology trend you need to consider, and we captured them all live at the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Data Center Summit in Sydney as part of our World Of Servers coverage.