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The initial wave of data efficiency features for primary storage focus on silos of information organized in terms of individual file systems. Deduplication and compression features provided by some vendors are limited by the scalability of those underlying file systems, essentially the...
By adopting Racemi’s migration software, now Phoenix NAP can on-board customers from just about anything (physical servers, VMware, Hyper-V, KVM and Xen) to whatever Phoenix NAP offering makes the most sense for them. The Racemi server imaging technology quickly clones server workload...
Far too often “the database” is blamed for impacting performance and scalability of applications. In many cases, however, it turns out that it’s not the database itself, but the way the database is accessed by the application. Common problem patterns are requesting too much data, ineff...
Veeam® Software on Tuesday announced record revenue results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013. This marks Veeam’s 24th consecutive quarter in which quarterly bookings revenue has grown by more than 50 percent over the same period during the previous year. In 2013, annual b...
Big Data is bandied around so much that it seems to have lost what little meaning it had in the first place. What's so special about it, anyway? Some people think it's just a lot of data, more than most companies are used to (Google doesn't count). The real definition isn't much more …...
IceWEB has signed a consulting agreement along with a separate Joint Marketing and Sales Agreement with Open Data Centers, LLC, a New Jersey limited liability company ("ODC") and 1stPoint Communications, LLC, a New Jersey limited liability company (“FP”). ODC will provide operational a...
Last spring SUSE announced the addition of a new channel program that provides further assistance to SAP channel partners. Since then SUSE has signed up more than 400 members in 57 countries that are SAP channel partners delivering the version of the SAP Business One application that w...
We have discussed this before and I'm sure we will talk about it again - government cutbacks and consolidation of cloud hosting. New York has opened an enormous new data center in Brooklyn where the city will centralize all its infrastructure for its agencies of the decade. It has i...
Until recently, when I would talk about "APIs", I would qualify it by saying "Web APIs", in order to distinguish from the older meaning of APIs as more the tightly-coupled APIs used in Java, C/C++, or even Visual Basic. If you just said "APIs", until recently, some people may think you...
Every recent major innovative change in networking has ultimately been about operational efficiencies; about people time and not product costs. Financially, IT is a study in capital versus operating expenditures. It's a study in short term versus long term; in product cost versus peo...
CiRBA has announced the availability of CiRBA Version 8. With this release, CiRBA adds support for Microsoft® Hyper-V® to its award-winning Control Console, which enables organizations to maximize efficiency and minimize risk in virtual and cloud infrastructure. This new capability is ...
Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software that streamlines the process of migrating workloads to public, private, and hybrid clouds, has been named a finalist in the Cloud category of the Tech Trailblazers Awards. Rose Ross, chief Trailblazer said, "Our esteemed judges...
The DevOps Automation Service will enable developers and IT departments to accelerate time to market for their products and features by allowing them to deploy, scale and test new configurations in hours rather than days. In addition, the service will help improve the quality of softwa...
TelecityGroup has won the “Best Data Center” award at Capacity Media’s 2013 Global Carrier Awards held in Amsterdam. The award recognizes TelecityGroup’s innovation, vision and excellence in delivering the premium data center environments for the global carrier community. In particul...
Vormetric has announced the Vormetric Cloud Partner program. Created specifically to address the needs of service providers, the program enables partners to easily incorporate Vormetric Data Security into their offerings enabling strong differentiation for existing services and the cr...
Either you’ve outgrown your server space or you’re a brand new company that needs to find a data center. What do you do? Shopping for a data center seems like a daunting process and it really can be, but if you know what to look for, you’ll find the right place in no time. First, you ...
Avago Technologies Limited and LSI Corporation on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire LSI for $11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $6.6 billion. The acquisition creates a highly diversified semiconductor ma...
SoftLayer could be said to be the leader when it comes to one platform offering endless possibilities. Their unified platform is specially designed to meet the end users requirement of giving cloud computing users the results they want, the way they want it. SoftLayer operates all ov...
It’s that time of the year again. That time when we humans like to celebrate the annual revolution of our arbitrary measure of chronological quantities and units known as time. Or to put it another way, it’s that time of the year for 2014 predictions, postulations and hypothesizing on ...
In my first post in this three-part series I talked about the need for distributed transactional databases that scale-out horizontally across commodity machines, as compared to traditional transactional databases that employ a “scale-up” design. Simply adding more machines is a quicker...
SysAid Technologies Ltd. on Wednesday announced it is using PEER 1 Hosting technologies within its new cloud-based data center to serve SysAid’s North American cloud customers. In addition to supporting SysAid’s existing cloud customers, its new data center, powered by PEER 1 Hosting t...
Telx together with Peak® (formerly PeakColo) announced on Thursday Peak's expansion into two Telx data centers, SCL2, a 40,000 square foot data center at 2820 Northwestern Parkway in Santa Clara, California and in ATL1, a 160,000 square foot data center located : at 56 Marietta Street ...
Traditional database is difficult to implement real-time application when the data volume is big. Now with data computing middleware, performance of database is improved and real-time application is also realized. The Big Data Real-time Application is a scenario to return the computat...
Back in the day - when the Internets were exploding and I was still coding - I worked in enterprise architecture. Enterprise architecture, for the record, is generally not the same as application development. When an organization grows beyond a certain point, it becomes necessary to st...
How many kinds of files are in use in your organization? Fifty? A hundred? More? Wrong. There are only two kinds of files: active files and inactive files. (I admit it was a trick question.) Users create a file – a spreadsheet, an image, an invoice, etc. As long as the file is being ...
Now, it’s easier than ever to migrate existing Linux (and Windows) servers to any AWS region using Racemi’s new dedicated, self-service website. It’s a SaaS offering which anyone can use to point-and-click their way to onboard workload to AWS. Racemi, a provider of automated server mi...
The most challenging part of managing a complex IT infrastructure is not in the silos but the boundaries between those silos. Tools, processes, and even people have to be particularly flexible at the points where workflows intersect. And once these intersection points are codified (th...
In the first post of this three part series I talked about distributed transactional databases being the Holy Grail of database systems. Among other things the promise of such systems is to provide on-demand capacity, continuous availability and geographically distributed operation. Bu...
There is no doubt that a focus on software defining the network - enabling automation, analytics, and orchestration via open APIs and other technologies - is changing the way network elements are viewed and compared across the industry. In the past, we lined up products and compared ...
The meteoric rise of the application as one of the most important - if not the most important - factor contributing to business success today should not be surprising. In response, businesses continue to build newer, better and more mobile-friendly applications to support the nearly in...
Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software that streamlines the process of migrating workloads to public clouds, has announced that it has been selected by 2nd Watch, Inc., a global leader in building and deploying Amazon Web Services based IT operations for the enterpri...
The world runs on transactional database systems. Every business depends on them, and we each interact with them many times each day. Furthermore the world needs to build thousands more applications of transactional database systems to support the next-generation web. Nothing controver...
Companies that do not plan for this type of convergence will be caught horribly flat-footed. The kinds of changes we are talking about are measured in years, not weeks or months. The personnel, organizational, and cultural impacts of changes like this are striking. How much more diffic...
The benefits of an EMC virtual infrastructure plug into nearly all Oracle environments today, without changing the Oracle database software or applications. In this guide we will discuss a variety of ways in which small investments can have s dramatic effect in helping DBAs accomplish ...
Gartner, Inc. on Tuesday highlighted the top ten technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2014. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held here through October 10. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with th...
Hostway has announced the Application Packaging Standard (APS) integration of its FlexCloud Servers (Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS), public-cloud hosting suite, in partnership with Parallels, a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. ...
The bad thing about price differentiation is that it is also the most easily countered. What happens if Cisco announces dramatically lower price-per-port when they spin Insieme in? They don't even have to beat Arista; they just have to be close enough that the price part of the equatio...
Once upon a time, there was a movement in IT called "agile". Developers adopted it in response to complaints from the business that they needed applications, that applications were everything, that without new applications the business would surely dry up. Dev then began tossing code o...
“The Data Center operators do understand that quality does matter,” noted Barbara P. Aichinger, co-founder of FuturePlus Systems and VP of New Business Development, in this exclusive interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “When they experience failures they call the ...
Halo Enterprise extends CloudPassage's patented Halo cloud security platform to large enterprises with complex security and compliance requirements. Halo currently protects more than 400 production cloud deployments and automates security for more than 10,000 new cloud instances monthl...