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May 14, 2018 – 2:22 am | Comments Off on Cloud – Should I Care or Not?

What is cloud, or cloud computing… or more importantly, what is cloud to you?  To Netflix it is a way to get large amount of (streaming) data to a wide audience across significant geographical regions …

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Hortonworks plays balancing act in the cloud
June 22, 2018 – 2:46 am | Comments Off on Hortonworks plays balancing act in the cloud

In some ways Hortonworks is old fashioned in that it still clings to the stretch goal of managing half of the world’s data in an era where cloud object stores and bespoke analytic services are adding more alternatives to the mix. Hortonworks’ aspirational goal may not be realistic, but never mind, there are bigger fish to fry. The underlying message from this year’s North American DataWorks Summit and analyst briefings is that the company is competing and facing the challenges of navigating a multipolar cloud world.

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My big on data bro Andrew Brust reported the headlines coming out earlier in the week: Hortonworks is releasing the 3.0 version of its data platform that, confusingly, is based on Hadoop 3.1. As we reported back at the start of the year, the 3.x generation of Apache Hadoop will mark a watershed with containerization and storage. HDP 3.0 adds YARN support for running Docker containers, meaning you can run containerized jobs with all dependencies and configurations rolled in. It also supports erasure coding, providing a path to tiering data, and begins abstracting support for specialized hardware such as GPUs.

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Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in
June 21, 2018 – 12:16 am | Comments Off on Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in
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Avoiding vendor lock-in has become a major concern in the cloud era. If you deploy your infrastructure in one vendor’s public cloud, say Amazon AWS, what will you do if the service fails to meet …

How to select the right VDI hypervisor
June 20, 2018 – 1:41 am | Comments Off on How to select the right VDI hypervisor
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The hypervisor, which abstracts physical resources and delivers them to users through one or more VMs, is at the heart of any VDI deployment. When IT considers hypervisors, it should evaluate what platforms the hypervisor …

VMware Updates NFV Platform for 5G, Multi-Cloud Networks
June 19, 2018 – 12:49 am | Comments Off on VMware Updates NFV Platform for 5G, Multi-Cloud Networks
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VMware announced vCloud NFV-OpenStack Edition 3.0, with new network functions virtualization (NFV) features purpose-built for communications service providers (CSPs) running modern 5G and multi-cloud networks. The company said its new approach was required by the …

Carrier cloud needs 5G wireless networks, other drivers for success
June 18, 2018 – 10:56 am | Comments Off on Carrier cloud needs 5G wireless networks, other drivers for success
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All of the wondrous software-based efforts we hear about clearly need something for the software to run on: an efficient, software-centric, hardware-based cloud configuration we call carrier cloud. Most everything on operators’ lists of transformational …

SaaS vs IaaS vs on-premise: What if moving to the cloud is not the answer?
June 18, 2018 – 10:18 am | Comments Off on SaaS vs IaaS vs on-premise: What if moving to the cloud is not the answer?
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For many organisations, moving to the cloud makes complete business sense. If I set up a business now, I would run all my IT in the cloud. But that doesn’t mean a ‘cloud for everything’ …

Hortonworks Data Platform turns 3.0; new cloud partnerships announced
June 18, 2018 – 10:09 am | Comments Off on Hortonworks Data Platform turns 3.0; new cloud partnerships announced
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It’s a bit of an adage in the software world that when a product gets to its third version, it really hits its stride. First versions are usually what we now call minimally-viable product (MVP) …

Google Cloud Platform flexes its muscles in aggressive push for cloud supremacy
June 15, 2018 – 10:36 pm | Comments Off on Google Cloud Platform flexes its muscles in aggressive push for cloud supremacy
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The giants of the public cloud computing industry are extremely well known. Based on their usage, the top three vendors are AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. They each have their own unique purposeful …

Even for Virtualized Networks, Hardware Vendor Choice Matters
June 15, 2018 – 10:26 pm | Comments Off on Even for Virtualized Networks, Hardware Vendor Choice Matters
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Fifth-generation (5G) cellular promises gigabit speeds, single-digit-millisecond latencies and mission-critical reliability. To deliver on those promises, mobile operators and the companies that serve them need to take a fundamentally different approach to infrastructure.

The foundation for …