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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...
It was at my very first job as a developer that I learned about code reviews (and that I intuitively hated them, a characteristic I share with many developers I've then since learned). We wrote and maintained software that automated tax preparation (yes, you may in fact be using servic...
Appcara on Tuesday announced a major upgrade to its AppStack cloud application automation and migration platform that makes it easier to deploy new and existing servers into the cloud. With the process of provisioning enterprise apps still painfully manual and time consuming, Appcara’s...
Continuing our discussion from my last blog in July, perhaps it’s helpful to drive deeper into security approaches and technology for use within clouds that serve the healthcare vertical. We’ll start by focusing on the fundamentals of cloud security for healthcare. However, some of t...
Over the past few years, the demand for applications that run on mobile devices has exploded and there is no sign of this demand decreasing anytime soon. This, coupled with the rapid growth of cloud computing, has resulted in a large number of business applications that live outside th...
Enterprise IT organizations are under increasing pressure to do more with less. As such, they are highly motivated to leverage existing investments for maximum efficiencies rather than spend time and resources on acquiring, integrating and managing pricey new equipment. Enterprises are...
Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software that streamlines the process of migrating workloads to public, private, and hybrid clouds, has announced global support for IBM public cloud offerings, providing clients an automated migration path to their IBM cloud of choice, ...
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) allows businesses to send information to other businesses through electronic means instead of paper. A wide range of business documents can be sent with EDI, including invoices and purchase orders. Many companies prefer to use EDI because of the way it...
In previous blog we introduced ‘Private PaaS‘ as a major segment that will drive overall Enterprise Cloud adoption. We touched on how Appscale enables a ‘Google in a Box’ for the PaaS segment, along with others like Apprenda and Cloudbees. Openstack for the...
Welcome to another of our series of “VMware or Microsoft?” articles. Yesterday I watched general session keynote coming out of VMworld, and thought I’d jot down and share some notes about what was announced, and perhaps how what was announced compares to products or capabilities in Mi...
Racemi has completed validation of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, enabling migration of heterogeneous workloads to vCloud Hybrid Service. What is the easiest way for an enterprise to migrate to the vCloud Hybrid Service? Racemi makes that promise with its migration software that now su...
HDS will demonstrate the power of its technologies for VMware environments next week through presentations, in-booth demonstrations and videos at VMworld® 2013, August 25-29, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Recently, BMC one of the “big four” software firms was acquired by a group of investors led by Bain Capital. This is good news for Bain as they generally make a lot of money from their purchases before they divest what is unprofitable and milk whatever they can from those stuck with o...
It's that time of year again. Time for the industry's most influential infrastructure gathering, VMworld. And, as has become an annual occurrence, I jot down some pre-show thoughts about the event (
Cloud computing has opened the doors to a vast array of online services. With the emergence of new cloud technologies, both public and private companies are seeing increases in performance gains, elasticity and convenience. However, maintaining a competitive advantage has become increa...
Toyota’s desire to become more disciplined, organized, and streamlined to improve overall customer value very much depended on the "Lean manufacturing" process it created in the 1950s and 1960s. This “Lean” methodology was designed to identify and eliminate waste in business processes ...
Intel wants to re-architect the data center to rapidly deliver new services efficiently and at scale through the cloud in an age of massively growing network connections and scads of real-time unstructured data, not to mention its need to ensure its own continued relevance and growth. ...
"The challenges associated with keeping on top of the constant stream of network and infrastructure management events are well known. Entuity has addressed this directly with its new advanced/embedded event management features," said Jim Frey, VP of network management research at Enter...
Organizations have started to see the value in discovering and harnessing the potential of the typically large amounts of information as well as data they generate and consume on a regular basis, all in ways that help their organizational goals and associated business models perform we...
Reading my newsfeed this morning I noticed several articles talking about the cloud and the enterprise. There is no doubt that the area is heating up with more and more acquisitions (IBM buys Softlayer), investments (GE invests $105M in Pivotal) and fights over big deals (IBM vs. AWS f...
“Data center providers like CoreSite need better tools and automation to support their customers,” said Bill Wosilius, Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations, CoreSite, as the company announced its selection of FieldView Solutions as a component in a technology transformation proj...
The success of companies today is less dependent on their physical assets, and more dependent on their ability to competitively utilize data. Just think of companies like Kodak, Borders, Blockbuster, etc., that had great physical assets but could not effectively make the transition in...
Back in the good old 1990s we were actually concerned with software application performance factors such as processing power clock speed along with system memory and storage. While memory is still an important determining factor, the questions of microprocessor megahertz and total syst...
Cloud is typically approached as a combination of virtualized or bare metal infrastructure. At this stage of the game, to think about cloud is to think at some level about virtualization. Businesses are also looking at some form of orchestration. And the underlying hardware – CPU, RAM,...
Coraid, a provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, will be speaking at Cloud Expo on the use of software-defined storage to build large, scalable cloud architectures. Cloud Expo, now in its fifth year, is an annual conference dedicated to senior technologists that focuses on h...
Experience the power of a unified data center, and learn the advantages of Cisco ONE, Cisco Unified Fabric, and the Intel Xeon processor-based Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). Geared for Business and Technical Decision Makers Cisco, in collaboration with Intel, is coming your wa...
Leaders in software delivery and business automation offer enterprise DevOps at scaleBRISBANE, Calif and BELLEVUE, Wash, May 13, 2013, CollabNet® (www.collab.net), the leader for Enterprise Cloud Development, and UC4 Software (www.uc4.com), the leader in Business Automation, today...
When you look at the database market, it’s a virtual jungle out there. Those of us in the industry 15 years ago can look back and remember when we only had the option to use a relational database from Sybase, Oracle, Microsoft or IBM. That was pretty much it if you were planning to bui...
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 cloud hosting provider HOSTING to expedite customer onboarding to its enterprise-class managed cloud hosting infras...
"Only HP is positioned to deliver the industry's most complete software-defined data center network fabric with innovations that enable our customers to create a network foundation that will meet their needs today and well into the future," said Bethany Mayer, Sr. VP & GM of Networking...
Many software vendors, analyst and journalist are overusing the term “Data Governance” in today’s complex business and IT environments. However, it has become one of the primary goals and drivers for data-related IT projects while at the same time being one of the most difficult to def...
Rackspace said Monday that it’s going to build and run a global cloud network for service providers like telcos. It blogged that “This cloud network will run the Rackspace public cloud – the largest OpenStack-based public cloud in the world – at global scale, creating a networked clo...
GoGrid, a cloud infrastructure company, and Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, on Tuesday announced the availability of Cloud Path for GoGrid, a joint offering for migrating customers' existing server workloads to GoGrid's cloud platform free of charge. The Cloud Path software-...