Matt Prigge

Contributing Editor

Matt Prigge is a contributing editor to InfoWorld reviews, and the systems and network architect for the SymQuest Group, a consultancy based in Burlington, Vt.


How to survive the data explosion

IT organizations everywhere are racing to deal with the onslaught of petabytes. Here's how to meet the challenge

Review: Dell Compellent storage delivers flash speeds at disk prices

Dell's latest update to the Compellent Storage Center includes a novel approach to tiered SSDs, but it comes with caveats

5 must-have capabilities for every monitoring system

Solid infrastructure and application monitoring are critical to maintaining performance and uptime, but not all systems will make the cut

The secret to troubleshooting performance problems

Performance problems are among the most difficult to solve, requiring much preparation and well-honed soft skills to undo

Cloud audits often don't mean what you think they do

Some cloud audits provide little actual assurance -- demystifying SAS 70 (SSAE 16), SOC-1, SOC-2, and SOC-3 claims

Where cloud backup fits the bill

Cloud backup might not replace tape, but it can be useful in a wide range of places -- if you know how to use it

What you need to know about today's SSDs

All solid-state disks aren't created equally; here's how they differ and what you should keep an eye out for

The hidden challenges of using cloud backup to replace tape

Replacing tape backup with cloud backup raises all sorts of thorny issues

7 simple rules for better systems testing

Whether you're testing DR procedures or double-checking backups, these tips help you get the most out of those tests

The (welcome) rise of the cloud middleman

A new breed of managed services providers are gearing up to be the cloud brokers and integrators of the future

In a cloud world, developers and admins can't ignore each other

Infrastructure admins and application admins need to better understand one another, especially when the public cloud is involved

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