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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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Cloudera aims to change the way data is engineered
July 21, 2017 – 4:18 am | Comments Off on Cloudera aims to change the way data is engineered

Developing an accurate data science model is a challenging process on its own. Scaling the model from a development environment to a production cluster presents another set of operational challenges that Cloudera Inc. aims to address with two new product offerings: Data Science Workbench and Altus.

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Mark Grover (pictured, left), software engineer at Cloudera Inc., explained some of the operational challenges in data science. “There is this dichotomy, as a data scientist. I want to have the latest and greatest tools, the latest version of Python, the latest notebook kernel. … However, on the other side of this the dichotomy, the [information technology] world wants to make sure all tools are compliant and data is secure,” he said.

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Hortonworks reshuffles C-suite, gets third COO in 12 months
July 19, 2017 – 11:55 pm | Comments Off on Hortonworks reshuffles C-suite, gets third COO in 12 months
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Hortonworks has ditched its second chief operating office in less than a year as part of a C-suite reshuffle that saw share prices drop. The Hadoop-flinger announced that Raj Verma, who was brought in as …

Datrium DVX to support Red Hat Virtualization, containers
July 19, 2017 – 1:34 am | Comments Off on Datrium DVX to support Red Hat Virtualization, containers
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Datrium plans to expand beyond VMware virtualization and provide new storage options for Red Hat Virtualization, KVM hypervisors on CentOS Linux, and Docker containers on bare-metal servers.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based startup’s DVX system, which began shipping …

Here’s What You May See From the Amazon-VMware Alliance
July 19, 2017 – 1:08 am | Comments Off on Here’s What You May See From the Amazon-VMware Alliance
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There may soon be more news on Amazon and VMware’s nine-month-old partnership. Last October, Amazon and VMware— which had been rivals in public cloud computing—inked a surprise alliance. Together, they said they would ensure that …

IBM Misses Revenue Estimates as Cloud Services Unit Falters
July 19, 2017 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on IBM Misses Revenue Estimates as Cloud Services Unit Falters
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IBM missed estimates for quarterly revenue, with sales in a key unit declining for the second consecutive period, further extending Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty’s turnaround plan into its fifth year without significant progress.

Sales in …

VMware Cloud On AWS: Vendors And Partners Weigh The Opportunity And Risks
July 18, 2017 – 5:22 am | Comments Off on VMware Cloud On AWS: Vendors And Partners Weigh The Opportunity And Risks
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AS VMware Cloud on AWS approaches a still-indefinite launch date this summer, channel partners of the two enterprise behemoths are sizing up the offering and eager to learn more as they weigh the investment to …

VDI product bundles aim to urge adoption by improving customer support
July 18, 2017 – 5:10 am | Comments Off on VDI product bundles aim to urge adoption by improving customer support
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A VDI deployment typically involves multiple vendors, which results in multiple help desk phone numbers to call when issues arise. It also may involve multiple different product licenses and products not being configured to work …

IBM unveils data protection engine for cloud era
July 18, 2017 – 4:38 am | Comments Off on IBM unveils data protection engine for cloud era
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IBM has unveiled IBM Z, a new transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day and designed for use in the cloud. The firm is looking to address data breaches, …

Intel Makes Big Data Center News with Xeon Scalable
July 15, 2017 – 10:00 pm | Comments Off on Intel Makes Big Data Center News with Xeon Scalable
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Designed for today’s rapidly evolving business technology world, Intel’s new Xeon Scalable processors represent the “biggest data center advancement in a decade,” the company said this week.

The Xeon Scalable chips (pictured above) launched Tuesday are …