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April 21, 2017 – 4:14 am | Comments Off on DevOps – Convergence for Software Development

DevOps seems all the rage these days, but what exactly is it?  Based on the name, Dev-Ops is Development combined with Operations.  Fundamentally this is a great idea.  The driving force is to incorporate feedback …

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VMware’s profile in wireless rises as operators move toward virtualization
June 26, 2017 – 11:41 pm | Comments Off on VMware’s profile in wireless rises as operators move toward virtualization

VMware isn’t exactly new to the mobile telecom space, but its profile is rising thanks to the industry’s drive to SDN and especially NFV. Founded in 1998, VMware is now a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services. It has been described as the first commercially successful company to virtualize the x86 architecture.

But it didn’t traditionally put a lot of focus on the direct requirements of mobile communication carriers, fixed carriers or cable operators. Now, however, “from my point of view, that’s fundamentally changed,” and VMware in the last year or so has been targeting this specific vertical, said Patrick Kelly, founder and principal analyst at Appledore Research Group.

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How big data helped Fairmont Hotels and Resorts improve online user experience and increase bookings
June 26, 2017 – 11:10 pm | Comments Off on How big data helped Fairmont Hotels and Resorts improve online user experience and increase bookings
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The travel industry spends a significant share of those digital advertising dollars. In 2016, the travel industry spent $5.69 billion on digital advertising, a figure that is expected to grow by 10.8% annually until it …

Cloud security: The castle vs open-ended city model
June 26, 2017 – 10:59 pm | Comments Off on Cloud security: The castle vs open-ended city model
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With cloud security, the boundary for the system stops being the edge of your physical network but the individuals who use it. When you see major breaches of either cloud services or corporate networks, it’s …

How to handle risks of hypervisor hacking
June 25, 2017 – 2:34 am | Comments Off on How to handle risks of hypervisor hacking
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Global cloud computing and digital systems today would not exist without virtualization and hypervisors. Virtualization and hypervisors are basic tools for implementing digital systems that respond from moment to moment to varying demands without slow …

Modernizing data infrastructure: Hortonworks and Syncsort partner to unlock legacy system data
June 25, 2017 – 2:22 am | Comments Off on Modernizing data infrastructure: Hortonworks and Syncsort partner to unlock legacy system data
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It’s a year and a half into the partnership between Hortonworks Inc. and Syncsort Inc. that is centered around modernizing legacy data stores and infrastructure. The results so far? The synergy between Syncsort’s high-performance data integration …

Look for advances in serving the Hadoop data scientist
June 25, 2017 – 2:04 am | Comments Off on Look for advances in serving the Hadoop data scientist
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Hadoop and its proponents have been stymied in bringing the distributed data framework to wider use, as very special, end-to-end skills are required to get this style of distributed big data application up and running. …

Carmakers pick up speed in big data race
June 25, 2017 – 1:44 am | Comments Off on Carmakers pick up speed in big data race
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Volkswagen is delving into quantum computing. BMW is building a giant new data centre. And Bosch last week announced plans to construct a factory to build chips for self-driving cars. The moves are part of …

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure joins the parade
June 23, 2017 – 2:11 am | Comments Off on Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure joins the parade
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Red Hat Inc. moved into the crowded and hotly contested hyper-converged race today with a new open source software-based product that targets remote and branch offices.

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure integrates Red Hat’s supported distributions of …

IBM ceases Hadoop distribution and partners with Hortonworks​
June 23, 2017 – 1:54 am | Comments Off on IBM ceases Hadoop distribution and partners with Hortonworks​
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Following in the footsteps of Intel and EMC/Pivotal, IBM has abandoned efforts to make a business of Hadoop distributions and mirrored Microsoft in making Hortonworks its supplying partner.

A report from Gartner research VP, Merv Adrian …