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March 30, 2018 – 11:36 am | Comments Off on Hyperconvergence and How We Got Here

In order to understand the IT trends of today we must first discuss the past.  In decades past, the mainframe was the only game in town.  Conceptually, a mainframe was a single platform that addressed …

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Amid the cloud giants, small providers find their niche
May 21, 2018 – 10:54 am | Comments Off on Amid the cloud giants, small providers find their niche

Think of cloud computing, and it’s likely you think first of the services offered by some of the giants of the technology world: Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure platform come to mind, and perhaps rival offerings from Google, Alibaba, and IBM.

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Those companies dominate the cloud server world: Research firm Gartner found AWS and Azure together account for more than half of the infrastructure-as-a-service cloud market. Still, other, smaller providers have carved out their own place in the rapidly growing sector by paying close attention to their customer needs.

To read the entire article, please click on https://www.fastcompany.com/40561868/amid-the-cloud-giants-small-providers-find-their-niche

Dell is still focusing on a VMware merger, and now it’s getting feedback from its tracker stock holders
May 18, 2018 – 10:59 pm | Comments Off on Dell is still focusing on a VMware merger, and now it’s getting feedback from its tracker stock holders
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Dell has begun talking to holders of its VMware-tracking stock, DVMT, to gauge their interest on a merger with VMware, according to people familiar with the matter.

Dell remains bullish on VMware’s future and wants to …

Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Gains New SDN, High-Performance Features
May 18, 2018 – 1:57 am | Comments Off on Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Gains New SDN, High-Performance Features
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While containers and Kubernetes are among the hottest areas in application deployment, enterprises are still deploying virtual machines and hypervisors. To help support the continued demand for virtualization, Red Hat announced its Red Hat Virtualization …

Google Absorbing Enterprise Big Data Startup
May 18, 2018 – 1:41 am | Comments Off on Google Absorbing Enterprise Big Data Startup
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Google has acquired Cask Data, which develops the open source Cask Data Application Platform to ease building and running big data solutions for enterprises using Hadoop.

Cask Data’s goals are to provide standardization and simplicity to …

Cloud Services Exchange expands its network with extended capacity
May 18, 2018 – 1:21 am | Comments Off on Cloud Services Exchange expands its network with extended capacity
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Interxion provides colocation data centre services in 11 countries across Europe. It offers carrier-neutral colocation services, including the provision of space, power and creation of a secure environment in which to house customers’ computing, network, …

Select a data backup appliance with robust functionality
May 16, 2018 – 10:44 am | Comments Off on Select a data backup appliance with robust functionality
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Choosing the best data backup appliance for your needs will depend on your organization’s unique data management requirements. Although many integrated backup appliances have similar functionality, the brief descriptions below can help you differentiate between …

Adding a WSUS server to System Center Virtual Machine Manager
May 16, 2018 – 10:39 am | Comments Off on Adding a WSUS server to System Center Virtual Machine Manager
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It isn’t exactly a secret that Microsoft publishes lots and lots of updates for its products. Typically, Windows virtual machines are configured to point to an update server (such as WSUS) so that they are …

How cloud scalability is seducing the financial sector
May 15, 2018 – 5:44 am | Comments Off on How cloud scalability is seducing the financial sector
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The financial sector, while forging ahead in other areas of digital transformation, has been relatively slow to adopt the cloud and there has been good reason for it: banks have to deal with highly sensitive …

Hadoop cluster capacity planning best practices
May 14, 2018 – 10:41 pm | Comments Off on Hadoop cluster capacity planning best practices
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The first rule of Hadoop cluster capacity planning is that Hadoop can accommodate changes. If you overestimate your storage requirements, you can scale the cluster down. If you need more storage than you budgeted for, …