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Server virtualization promotes flexible utilization of IT resources, reduced capital and operating costs, high energy efficiency, highly available applications, and improved business continuity. However, virtualization brings along with it a unique set of challenges around management o...
With money tighter than ever, federal agencies are under increasing pressure to improve efficiency, share information more readily and execute on ever expanding congressional mandates. But this is far easier said than done in IT environments with government-sized volumes, decades of...
The Obama administration is going to close down 800 of the now 2,000 federal data centers in the next four years in an effort to save a buck and move to the cloud. In April it said 137 sites would close this year and Wednesday it listed 178 for closure by the end of next year but som...
Read about direct experiences, benefits realized, and lessons learned from third-party researcher interviews with persons who experienced migrating from Oracle to Teradata.
Racemi, provider of server imaging technology to automate data center operations and facilitate migrations to cloud computing, has announced that Arun Gore has been appointed chairman of the board replacing Frank Zaubi who has retired. Gore is the president and CEO of Gray Ghost Ventu...
Unlike the Ritz where the highly trained staff can anticipate your needs just by the look in your face, most enterprises’ huge investments in CRM systems, marketing analytics, customer self-service and more have resulted in islands of nonintegrated automation and inconsistent, inaccess...
SeaMicro’s back. Four months after it pushed out its revolutionary low-power 64-bit Atom server it’s filled the provocative empty space in the middle of the thing’s five-by-11-inch motherboard to make the dingus denser. The brand new SM10000-64HD – the start-up suffers from the same ...
For IT teams who need to understand data as a first step before they can figure out how to use it to create high impact business applications, data volumes and complexity are overwhelming. Old methods and manual techniques cannot keep pace. Data discovery tools can help. According to ...
"The King is dead. Long live the King" is a traditional proclamation made following the accession of a new monarch. But what happens when the original king was highly revered and his successor brings foreign ways to the throne? Philip Howard, noted IT researcher at Bloor Research, rec...
Sitecore announced on Tuesday an online marketplace of on-demand applications, services, and integration solutions developed for Sitecore's Customer Engagement Platform. The Sitecore App Center adds value to Web Content Management and digital marketing initiatives by delivering pre-int...
Flexera Software, the leading provider of strategic Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and their customers, has announced the launch of Workflow Manager for Enterprise License Optimization. As part of the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises, Workflow Man...
Forrester Data Virtualization Report, Data Virtualization Reaches Critcal Mass, describes data virtualization’s latest technology advancements and how these are delivering new value to data virtualization adopters. As a follower of Virtualization technology, you have likely heard abou...
A new June 2011 market research report from Forrester Research, Inc. entitled Data Virtualization Reaches Critical Mass states that technology advancements, new patterns and customer successes are making data virtualization both a short and long term solution to today’s data integratio...
Discovering news drugs and devices is key to success in pharmaceuticals and biotech. To help achieve this goal, life science companies look to IT. Unfortunately, the large IT investments have already been made have resulted in data silos and complexity which slow down future projec...
Sitecore, the company that has redefined Web Content Management, announced today it has acquired the development team and the intellectual property of Pectora. A long-standing Sitecore technology partner, Pectora, provides Web publishing solutions for deep integration with print-based ...
The green data center will replace the traditional data center as power and cooling costs continue to grow relative to IT hardware and support costs. Last week I had a brief meeting with Yoram Heller of hot cloud player Morphlabs and we talked about the next wave of cloud innovations....
Analytics and big data have significant value, but change the IT landscape. Data virtualization provides IT with practical solutions to address these changes. Netezza users are seizing the opportunity. You can too. Hidden below the surface, yet somewhat appropriate given how it works...
Unstructured and XML semi structured data is now used more than structured data. Unstructured data is useful because of its fuzzy processing applied to this more common ubiquitous data. But fixed structured data still keeps businesses running day in and day out which requires consiste...
Penguin Computing, a provider of HPC cluster solutions and Adaptive Computing, and of unified intelligent automation technology, announced on Tuesday that Penguin Computing chose Adaptive Computing’s Moab ClusterSuite to manage the workload on its HPC Cloud offering Penguin on Demand (...
Data quality, once the focus of just a few data stewards, has become a business and IT challenge of unprecedented scale. Not only must business users be more confident than ever in the data they use, IT must now address data quality everywhere in the enterprise. Poor data quality cos...
Finding and exploiting an arbitrage opportunity, before the other firms, can dramatically increase trading profits. Uncovering hidden risks and hedging properly can significantly reduce volatility and free capital. Enabling managers to better understand positions and trades can prov...
More than One Billion End Users Receive Cloud Services Built on NetApp LONDON, UK.—June 14, 2011 — Cloud computing has swiftly moved from industry hype to a top IT initiative, with more CIOs building a private cloud, evaluating service providers for public cloud services, o...
In a dynamic business environment, business intelligence teams are continuously challenged to provide their business colleagues with new information. When querying data from a single warehouse or a set of well-understood cubes, responding quickly is easy. But when data is needs expan...
Moving server images from the data center to, from, and between cloud computing resources like Amazon EC2, Rackspace and Terremark was on display at the 9th Cloud Expo. Racemi showcased DynaCenter, its image-based provisioning software that automates the movement of entire server imag...
SMEStorage, the Open Cloud Platform Vendor, have updated their Cloud File manager product for Android to version 2.1. The SMEStorage Android Cloud File Manager enables the management of multiple storage clouds in one single Cloud File System. The 2.1 update is a substantial update th...
AppZero will back up its claim to be the fastest and most flexible way to move server applications to and from any machine with a program aimed specifically to ISVs. Debuting a PoC for PoCs, AppZero will make a no-charge offer to qualified ISVs to provide the software and professional ...
The Bloor Group recently released a white paper describing comprehensive reference data architecture. Called the Information Oriented Architecture or IOA, it is a data-oriented companion to a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Its purpose is to aid organizations seeking to moderni...
This article discusses five integration patterns that combine both enterprise data warehouses and data virtualization to solve real business and IT problems along with examples from Composite Software’s data virtualization customers. An array of business intelligence (BI), predictive ...
Data Virtualization Platforms promise to bring order to the chaos of today’s data landscape through a range of agility, flexibility, as well as the potential for reduced cost and risk benefits. These benefits are the drivers behind the exploding industry demand, which in turn, is attr...
SAP is the most widely deployed ERP solution in the world today. Yet many organizations find gaining business insight from SAP’s huge repositories a daunting challenge. Data virtualization simplifies access and integration of SAP data. SAP’s creation of SAP BW and its acquisition of ...
Sitecore has announced that the company's Vice President Global Strategic Alliances, Jean-Paul Gomes, has been invited to join Microsoft's Windows Azure Platform Customer Advisory Board (CAB). As a board member, Gomes will advise Microsoft's Windows Azure product management team on ind...
As competition accelerates, the business case for gaining a 360 degre view of your customers, products, and employees is compelling. Data Virtualization can help by enabling fast, easy federation of complementary transactional and historical data. Master data management applications m...
I read a nice article this morning about the nascence of Cloud Computing, by Marten Mickos, MySQL founder and currently CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. He spoke of the “fungible” nature of computing resources today—how after many decades of struggle, untold thousands (perhaps millions) ...
Salesforce.com and Toyota Motor Corporation on Monday announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to build Toyota Friend, a private social network for Toyota customers and their cars. Toyota Friend will be powered by Salesforce Chatter, a private social network used by busines...
NoSQL is increasingly being adopted with the expansion of “big data” use cases as well as other data stores. The challenge to enterprises is to integrate disparate NoSQL systems, each with its unique and non-standard API. Today’s evolved data virtualization platforms provide access to ...
As data virtualization adoption grows, people and process concerns become just as important as the technology itself. Best practices are the answer. But where does one start? If I could only recommend one data virtualization best practice, what would it be? Hmmm! With over a couple...
Traditional data integration approaches such as consolidation and replication alone are unable to keep pace with today's dynamic business demands. Data virtualization provides greater flexibility to meet information needs with agility and savings. Data virtualization is high-perform...
People often ask me, “When is it appropriate to use data virtualization versus a more traditional form of data integration (e.g., consolidation using ETL)?” My answer often surprises them because this is not an either-or situation: data virtualization should be a ubiquitous layer in y...
In the first two articles in this series I provided details as to the problems with legacy datacenter models & started laying out a proven method to attack the legacy problems by implementing a day in the life approach to get the truth of what is happening from the business to the data...
Two key technologies, Big Data and Data Virtualization, are impacting information architecture strategies and changing the role of the enterprise data warehouse as we know it. How will this impact data integration? “Not Your Grandfather’s Data Warehouse – Big Data and Virtualization ...