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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Study: More Orgs Favor OneDrive over Other Cloud Storage
May 26, 2018 – 4:29 am | Comments Off on Study: More Orgs Favor OneDrive over Other Cloud Storage
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Businesses in all size categories are more likely to use Microsoft OneDrive as their cloud storage service than rivals like Google Drive, Amazon Drive and Apple iCloud. That’s one of the findings of a recent …

Verizon takes Android-like approach to virtualization in network, services and applications
May 26, 2018 – 4:21 am | Comments Off on Verizon takes Android-like approach to virtualization in network, services and applications
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While some service providers are taking an Apple-like approach to virtualized networks and services, Verizon is firmly ensconced in the Android camp. Because of variations in their networks, service providers can take different pathways on …

Hadoop cluster configuration best practices streamline workflows
May 23, 2018 – 12:51 am | Comments Off on Hadoop cluster configuration best practices streamline workflows
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One way to accomplish this is by creating a performance baseline. You can compare your configuration changes against that baseline to determine whether they had the desired effect. To create a baseline, start with a …

How Google searches, social media and big data can affect your opportunities in life
May 23, 2018 – 12:37 am | Comments Off on How Google searches, social media and big data can affect your opportunities in life
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Whether or not you realise or consent to it, big data can affect you and how you live your life. The data we create when using social media, browsing the internet and wearing fitness trackers …

VMware ready to release new OpenStack cloud program
May 22, 2018 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on VMware ready to release new OpenStack cloud program
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At OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada, VMware released its newest Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 5. This is based on the new OpenStack Queens release. VIO will be available in both Carrier and …

Cloudera Enterprise 6 hits the streets
May 22, 2018 – 8:19 am | Comments Off on Cloudera Enterprise 6 hits the streets
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Coming in the midst of a transitional year, Cloudera is announcing at the Strata London conference this week general release of the 6.0 release of its platform after an extended beta. For the new release, …

An Introduction to Hadoop at Data Summit 2018
May 22, 2018 – 7:53 am | Comments Off on An Introduction to Hadoop at Data Summit 2018
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Hadoop has forever changed the economics and dynamics of large-scale computing, and its use among enterprises looking to augment their traditional data warehouses continues to grow. During the first day of Data Summit, May, 21, …

Amid the cloud giants, small providers find their niche
May 21, 2018 – 10:54 am | Comments Off on Amid the cloud giants, small providers find their niche
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Think of cloud computing, and it’s likely you think first of the services offered by some of the giants of the technology world: Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure platform come to mind, and perhaps …