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December 13, 2017 – 11:56 pm | Comments Off on Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management for 2018

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” Ralph Waldo Emerson famously advised. And, in the world of data management, companies are doing just …

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VMware vSAN features in 6.6 signal bright future
December 13, 2017 – 12:18 am | Comments Off on VMware vSAN features in 6.6 signal bright future

Like many IT pros, I was first introduced to VMware vSAN at a conference in Las Vegas. A friend at EMC asked to discuss a VMware storage product under development. We talked about this idea of combining a host’s local storage into a clustered data store. In the years since, VMware has commercialized vSAN and developed vSAN features, like encryption for data at rest and improvements in resiliency and performance, that prove vSAN still has immense potential.

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When VMware finally announced vSAN — then named Virtual SAN — I was excited to see the product come to light, but I was disappointed in the lack of features. The idea was sound, but I still felt like it wasn’t enough to compete with a traditional storage array. VMware eventually worked to close the gap between vSAN and traditional storage while competing with other software-defined storage offerings. It took a few major releases, but eventually, enough vSAN features led me to check that good enough box.

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Telstra acquires managed services provider VMtech
December 13, 2017 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Telstra acquires managed services provider VMtech
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Telstra has announced the acquisition of Australian managed services provider VMtech for an undisclosed amount, in another push to expand its Network Applications and Services (NAS) business arm globally.

The hybrid cloud services company, based in …

Accelerite Unifies Big Data Analytics Stack
December 12, 2017 – 11:56 pm | Comments Off on Accelerite Unifies Big Data Analytics Stack
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One of the reasons that Big Data analytics is so cumbersome and expensive to implement is all the requisite software modules required to build a compete application. Accelerite today moved to reduce that complexity with …

SAP SuccessFactors Hub Pulls Legacy HR Records Into Cloud Era
December 12, 2017 – 11:54 pm | Comments Off on SAP SuccessFactors Hub Pulls Legacy HR Records Into Cloud Era
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SAP has launched a new product called SAP SuccessFactors People Central Hub that can help enterprises not only modernize their human resources IT systems, but also derive more value out of the employee data stored …

Automate vCenter backup to avoid the hassle of manual backup
December 12, 2017 – 1:55 am | Comments Off on Automate vCenter backup to avoid the hassle of manual backup
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Nowadays, vCenter backup and recovery are easier to use; however, it’s still a highly manual process when used out of the box. The best workaround is to automate the backup process. In this article, we’ll …

VirtualWisdom brings visibility to the cloud
December 12, 2017 – 1:34 am | Comments Off on VirtualWisdom brings visibility to the cloud
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Expanding beyond storage, Virtual Instruments has integrated the analytics and performance management technology from its Xangati acquisition into its VirtualWisdom platform. VirtualWisdom 5.4 includes tools that give administrators deeper visibility between the application and infrastructure …

AWS Adds Migration Support for Hyper-V VMs
December 10, 2017 – 1:38 am | Comments Off on AWS Adds Migration Support for Hyper-V VMs
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Server Migration Service has added support to move Microsoft Hyper-V VMs to its cloud. In an update announced late last month, AWS is now letting users “migrate virtual machines running in …

Will OpenStack Icehouse or Queens deprecate any hypervisors?
December 9, 2017 – 8:23 am | Comments Off on Will OpenStack Icehouse or Queens deprecate any hypervisors?
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Leading up to the OpenStack Icehouse release, hypervisor drivers had to meet specific requirements in tests and evaluations in order to ensure a minimum level of feature support for OpenStack. There are three categories of …

Migration Support for Hyper-V VMs Added to AWS
December 9, 2017 – 8:10 am | Comments Off on Migration Support for Hyper-V VMs Added to AWS
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AWS has added tools to migrate Hyper-V virtual machines to its cloud. In an update announced late last month, AWS is now letting users “migrate virtual machines running in on-premises virtualization stacks from both Microsoft …