Ann Bednarz

Assistant Managing Editor, Features

I write feature stories aimed at enterprise IT pros. I’m particularly interested in career-related subjects, such as hiring trends, salary data, in-demand skills and staffing strategies. I can’t resist stories about buildings and architectural design.

Automation helps network providers weather coronavirus disruptions

Providers address capacity, supply-chain challenges brought on by COVID-19

Providers address capacity, supply-chain challenges brought on by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing internet traffic to surge and usage patterns to shift. Learn how network teams at cloud services Netflix, Zoom and Dropbox, along with data center provider Equinix, are keeping operations running.

COVID-19 best practices for data-center operators

COVID-19 best practices for data-center operators

Uptime Institute has created a COVID-19 response guide based on tips and recommendations from its network of data center operators and partners.

Evolution of the internet: Celebrating 50 years since Arpanet

Evolution of the internet: Celebrating 50 years since Arpanet

50 years after the birth of the internet's precursor, Arpanet, there are more internet-connected devices than people in the world, and traffic is measured in exabytes.

What is hyperconvergence?

What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence aims to simplify data center operations by combining compute, storage and networking in a single system. Enterprises can choose an integrated HCI appliance from a single vendor, or hardware-agnostic hyperconvergence...

How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed
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How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed

A CIO's salary is nothing to sneeze at, but salary alone doesn't tell the whole compensation story. Here's a look at how bonuses, stock awards, perks and other compensation add up.

VMware has edge, AI, blockchain ambitions

VMware has edge, AI, blockchain ambitions

VMware's Project Dimension (edge computing), Project Magna (artificial intelligence) and Project Concord (enterprise blockchain) were all previewed at VMworld

Hot products at VMworld 2018

Hot products at VMworld 2018

VMworld 2018 kicks off this week in Las Vegas, where VMware and its partners are digging into virtualization, SDN, hyperconvergence, AI, containers and more. As the show gets underway, here are some of the new products being announced...

VMware sharpens security focus with vSphere Platinum, ‘adaptive micro-segmentation’

VMware sharpens security focus with vSphere Platinum, ‘adaptive micro-segmentation’

VMware expands its security range with vSphere Platinum -- a new version of its virtualization software that has security integrated into the hypervisor.

Pure Storage CEO on all-flash data centers and the cloud

Pure Storage CEO on all-flash data centers and the cloud

CEO Charlie Giancarlo discusses how data-centric storage can boost application performance and how Pure Storage's subscription agreements promise infrastructure upgrades without downtime.

Multi-cloud monitoring keeps Q2 integrated operations center humming

Multi-cloud monitoring keeps Q2 integrated operations center humming

Q2 used to be a .Net shop with a traditional three-tier architecture and SQL backend. Now it’s transitioned to an open-source microservices architecture enabled by container technologies.

Google cloud storage gets a boost with managed NAS service

Google cloud storage gets a boost with managed NAS service

Google is adding to its cloud storage options with the debut of a network attached storage (NAS) service called Google Cloud Filestore. Also, Los Angeles is the newest site for Google Cloud Platform in the U.S.

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