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July 6, 2018 – 3:53 am | Comments Off on Cloud as a Platform

Farther back than I care to admit, we built solutions on bare metal.  To gain required capabilities, programmers would often have to write to a particular device driver, after adding the required adapter.  With the …

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The 5 pillars of cloud data management
July 17, 2018 – 2:34 am | Comments Off on The 5 pillars of cloud data management

As more and more businesses adopt cloud services, seizing on the latest software tools and development methodologies, the lines between them are blurring. What really distinguishes one business from the next is its data.

Much of the intrinsic value of a business resides in its data, but we’re not just talking about customer and product data, there’s also supply chain data, competitor data, and many other types of information that might fall under the big data umbrella. Beyond that there are a multitude of smaller pieces of data, from employee records to HVAC system logins, that are rarely considered, but are necessary for the smooth running of any organization. And don’t forget about source code. Your developers are using cloud-based repositories for version control of application code. It also needs to be protected.

To read the entire article, please click on https://www.networkworld.com/article/3290240/data-management/the-5-pillars-of-cloud-data-management.html

IT Science Case Study: Becoming Unconstrained by Physical Workstations
July 17, 2018 – 2:23 am | Comments Off on IT Science Case Study: Becoming Unconstrained by Physical Workstations
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Here is the latest article in a new eWEEK feature series called IT Science, in which we look at what actually happens at the intersection of new-gen IT and legacy systems.

Unless it’s brand new and right off various …

Oracle’s Blockchain Cloud Service is generally available
July 17, 2018 – 12:43 am | Comments Off on Oracle’s Blockchain Cloud Service is generally available
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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which Oracle rolled out at the OpenWorld conference in October, is now generally available. As the name makes clear, the offering makes blockchain technology available as a service. Oracle customers pay per usage, …

Microsoft Power BI Self-Service Data Preparation Gets Big Data Boost
July 13, 2018 – 9:45 am | Comments Off on Microsoft Power BI Self-Service Data Preparation Gets Big Data Boost
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Microsoft has upgraded the self-service data preparation capabilities in Power BI to help business users extract more meaningful insights from big data stored in their software-as-a-service applications and other sources using familiar tools.

Growing demand for …

Cloud computing is most transformative IT trend, says AWS
July 13, 2018 – 9:41 am | Comments Off on Cloud computing is most transformative IT trend, says AWS
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At the third annual Africa Amazon Web Services (AWS) summit in Cape Town this week, cloud computing was singled out as “the most important technology trend in the history of IT”. Amazon also highlighted how …

Connectivity as Code: Making Network Security DevOps-Friendly
July 13, 2018 – 9:15 am | Comments Off on Connectivity as Code: Making Network Security DevOps-Friendly
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DevOps is all about agility, with fast, short delivery cycles and automation for software development and applications. Enabled by recently introduced technologies such as virtualization, cloud and software-defined networking (SDN), spinning up new servers, provisioning …

IT spending shows cloud-focused data center architectures
July 13, 2018 – 9:13 am | Comments Off on IT spending shows cloud-focused data center architectures
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Companies are dramatically changing the architectures of their private data centers in preparation for eventually running more business applications across multiple cloud providers. The transformational changes underway include higher network speeds, more server diversity and …

VMware Cloud CTO: Launching VMware on AWS Has Been a Heavy Lift
July 13, 2018 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on VMware Cloud CTO: Launching VMware on AWS Has Been a Heavy Lift
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Launching a VMware cloud in Amazon Web Services data centers has been a very different kind of project from what AWS and VMware engineering teams are used to.

Giving customers the ability to spin up VMware …

What’s the future of server virtualization?
July 12, 2018 – 2:38 am | Comments Off on What’s the future of server virtualization?
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Server virtualization is one of those technologies that’s simple in concept and profound in its impact on enterprise data centers. What if, instead of running one operating system instance and one application per server, you …