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IT specialists from Lithuania shared experiences in Silicon Valley (USA)

IT specialists of a group of companies, “Penki kontinentai,” operating in IT and banking technology sectors for more than two decades, visited Silicon Valley in the USA. At the meetings with such partners as “Cisco Systems,” EMC, “NetApp” and “Vmware,” the guests shared experiences, discussed trends and perspectives in the IT market.

According to Tomas Okmanas, Head of the System Administration Department of the companies, cloud technology was the most popular discussion topic. “During the meetings with our partners, we had an opportunity to learn more about their cloud products and share our experiences. During the discussions, the major focus was on cloud solutions’ capability to cost-efficiently and effectively managed data, growing at staggering rates. Over the past two years, 90 percent of all data in the world were generated. Moreover, as many as 99 percent of them are digital. Therefore, our cloud software solutions are an excellent opportunity to expand one’s resources depending on one’s needs by investing in hardware and, thereby, to manage an increased data flow”, said T. Okmanas.

According to the specialist, business needs faster data transfer and accessibility, while IT companies require spacious, convenient, and safe storage media for their customers’ data. Thus, great attention was paid to these topics during the meetings. The specialists discussed data compression, deduplication and learned more about a hybrid data array concept being developed.  Moreover, the software is becoming more and more important in data arrays. Thus a trend of transferring data arrays to a cloud is developing. According to the data of “Cisco Systems,” in 2017, two-thirds of all data centers in the world will be located in clouds.

Another emerging trend is increasing IT specialists’ attention to centralized device management software, which can replace many costly technical devices. “We had an opportunity to learn more about Sof.

aware-Defined Network (SDN) technology, which is still being discovered by the businesses. This is an innovative software-managed data transfer network technology enabling centralized remote management of data, fast data transfer and virtualization of physical network resources, such as servers, data centers, and workstations”, explained T. Okmanas.

This was the second time the company specialists “Penki kontinentai” shared their insights and experiences in Silicon Valley. When summing up the results of this year’s visit, specialists of “Penki kontinentai” highlighted the fact that knowing and monitoring the global IT trends is the only

strategy for companies to offer their customers solutions that best meet their needs, optimize and expand the business, and remain competitive under current conditions of the market.

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