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Most people think of data virtualization as a high productivity, low cost way to integrate data for business intelligence and analytics. However, it is also very effective at legacy migration. The key to data virtualization's migration success is how it decouples source and consumin...
Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, announced Darren Metherell joins as senior vice president of worldwide sales bringing more than 25 years sales and management experience in technology both in North America and Europe. Prior to joining Racemi, Metherell served as cloud sales d...
Anuta Networks, a provider of network services virtualization solutions, on Thursday announced three new product enhancements for its nCloudX platform to enable cloud service providers and enterprises to achieve the promise of the software defined data center. Specifically, Anuta nClou...
With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] hurtling towards us, let's start to take a look at the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in ...
The promise of “the cloud” is that cloud storage delivers users seamless “just in time” storage scalability to handle growth and quickly respond to peak loads. The economics and business impact of cloud storage also delivers a compelling financial proposition in today’s budget constrai...
“Extreme scale of applications, infrastructure, and services will be vital to SDN, core to F5, and the key to customers realizing the benefits of software defined data centers. LineRate’s programmable network capabilities and innovations in layer 7 will bolster our efforts to extend F5...
Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, announced on Thursday updates to its cloud migration software that add support for the SoftLayer CloudLayer platform. As part of the launch, Racemi has also announced special pricing of $99 per migration to CloudLayer for the next 30 days. Sof...
RiverMeadow Software™ Inc., developer of the RiverMeadow™ cloud migration SaaS, the world's only automated server migration platform developed specifically for Carrier and Service Provider Clouds, today announces that PeakColo, a leading enterprise-class IaaS Cloud service provider for...
The benefits associated with adoption of the cloud are well documented and understood. Organizations cite tremendous cost savings, fast deployment times and streamlined application support and maintenance when compared to traditional on-premise software deployments. So what is holding ...
CiRBA on Wednesday announced the general availability of a Software License Control System that enables organizations to reduce the costs associated with processor-based software licensing by an average of 55%. CiRBA CTO and co-founder Andrew Hillier noted that “with the shift to dat...
There are numerous applications for cost-effective data retention. Organizations can gain substantial competitive advantages when able to rely on data retention for improved decision making and trend analysis. Research enterprises can make use of large scale data sets enabling them to ...
"We have seen radical shifts in compute and networking infrastructure in the past few years away from monolithic, hardware-focused architectures to software-defined scale-out resources that are managed and controlled entirely through software," said CEO Kevin Brown as Coraid, a leading...
Cisco and NetApp on Thursday announced an expanded partnership to deliver new converged infrastructure innovation to unify branch office, data center and public cloud infrastructures under the FlexPod architecture. The partnership expansion includes efforts in technology integration, s...
AMD is within two months or so or productizing Roadrunner, a system conceived on a turkey sandwich napkin over lunch in New York City to suit the needs of giant financial services companies like Fidelity and Goldman Sachs, which are working with AMD to spec it out and are currently eva...
Jitterbit's integration solution is designed to be the glue between on-premise, cloud, mobile and social data and applications. Jitterbit focuses on simple yet powerful integration technologies that can be quickly and easily deployed to create integrated processes and data views. We'v...
Many companies and enterprises in 2012 witnessed the proliferation of network data as a huge and growing problem across data centers. Additional data center solutions were needed to access, process, analyze, and deliver it instantly on a global basis to millions of users. Several advan...
Cloud computing has given birth to a broad range of online services. To maintain a competitive edge, service providers are taking a closer look at their Big Data storage infrastructure in an earnest attempt to improve performance and reduce costs. Large enterprises hosting their own ...
Neebula software provides an immediate return-on-investment that is simply not possible with traditional approaches to creating service models for data centers. Seeking to make existing investments in IT Service Management software more productive and cost-effective, Neebula announces...
I recently read Berndt Hamboeck’s article, ‘NetStart’ Your PowerBuilder Application after being kindly pointed to it by Bruce Armstrong. It made perfect sense to me to be able to distribute .pbd patches to client machines by having the client-application automatically install them from...
Efficiency may be the most commonly used term in enterprise software marketing – that or “ensure.” And not without reason – efficiency is one of the key value propositions of most enterprise software, from collaboration tools, to productivity tools, to integration tools and beyond. At ...
Dell on Friday announced the acquisition of Gale Technologies, a provider of infrastructure automation software that allows organizations to streamline the deployment of on-premise and hybrid clouds for self-service access to infrastructure. Dell also announced the formation of its Ent...
How are all those existing Rackspace cloud customers going to transition to the new Rackspace open cloud? Here is one answer. Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, announced its cloud migration software now supports physical and virtual server migrations to Rackspace open cloud gi...
The debate between data and information has been going on for quite some time. When people say “knowledge is power”, are they referring to data or information? Is knowledge different still? And how about “intelligence” where does that fit? How can we go from data to information to kno...
Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, announced that Christian Nelson joins as vice president of finance bringing more than 15 years experience in finance and accounting. Most recently, he was senior director of finance and controller for Alimera Sciences, where he assisted in the...
Traditional Enterprise Database vendors often bring up the lack of professional monitoring and management tool support for NoSQL solutions. Their argument is that enterprise applications require sophisticated tuning and monitoring of the database in order to ensure a performant and smo...
Yottabyte, a two-year-old Michigan start-up with awfully big shoes to fill given its very big name, claims to have what every boy wants these days, a cloud operating system. It says the widgetry lets it create cloud-based data centers that incorporate storage, compute and network usi...
When moving to the cloud, the four pillars become much less manageable. The amount “much less” implies depends a lot upon your cloud provider, and how you define “cloud”. Put in simple terms, if you are suddenly struck blind, that does not change what’s in front of you, only your abil...
Compuware Corporation on Wednesday announced a new generation performance analytics solution that raises the intelligence of software-as-a-service (SaaS) application performance management (APM). Outage Analyzer provides real-time visualizations and alerts of outages in third-party web...
The “consumerization of IT” is a topic we’ve heard a lot about recently – especially when it comes to “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).” One area that is less talked about, yet a growing trend under the “consumerization” umbrella, is the use of free, consumer-type file transfer services i...
The book is very complete and in-depth, with nearly 275 pages of well researched analysis on data virtualization’s history, present and future. It is targeted at a wide range of readers including BI and information management specialists, data architects, database administrators, appli...
Vyatta on Monday announced its enterprise-class virtual networking and security solution is providing the software for NS Solutions Corporation’s newest cloud computing service, Advanced Business Space on Network (absonne) datacenter. Sheen Khoury, Senior VP of Sales and Field Operati...
Now that we are a couple of years into the great cloud journey is it pretty clear that the big bang theory of cloud conversion is ain't happening.Yes, ISVs are moving rapidly to the SaaS model and it would be hard to find a software startup who is *not* starting in the cloud, but enter...
A third of IT professionals, when asked about the status of their IT cross-collaboration efforts1 (you know, networking and server virtualization groups working together) indicate that sure, it's a high priority, but a lack of tools makes it difficult to share information and collabora...
Baidu, China’s biggest PC-based search engine, said Monday in Beijing that it’s going to put upwards of $1.6 billion in a new cloud computing center. It declined to give details but the sum it says it’s willing to spend is a powerful lot of money in any currency. One report suggest...
Much like devops is more about a culture shift than the technology enabling it, cloud is as much or more about shifts in business models as it is technology. Even as service providers (that includes cloud providers) need to look toward a business model based on revenue per application ...
A critical component of a Private Cloud 2.0 architecture is what Techcello call a ‘CMAP’ – A Cloud-ready Multi-tenant Application Platform. In the same fashion that Private Cloud internalizes the IaaS model, so this can also be repeated for both the PaaS and SaaS layers too. Indeed w...
Rackspace is close to launching its first Australian data center in Sydney, a multimillion-dollar investment. First customers are expected to go live in late 2012. Rackspace will be able to offer local dedicated hosting and managed virtualization solutions to larger IT contracts lo...
NJVC announces the release of NJVC SaaS Accelerate, a specialized infrastructure hosting and managed services offering designed to support the business needs of software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers.
Two-year-old HotLink launched Hybrid Express for VMware vCenter on Tuesday. It’s supposed to be the simplest product anywhere for deploying, administering and managing hybrid clouds. Otherwise it’s complex, costly and time-consuming. It works through a plug-in that natively supp...
Cincinnati Bell, the last American company to use the old Bell name, is going to spin off its data center colocation subsidiary CyrusOne and has filed an S-11 with the SEC for the unit to go public. When it does go public – possibly by the end of the year – it will be structured as...