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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Virtualizing a Business School
January 10, 2017 – 10:04 am | Comments Off on Virtualizing a Business School
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I always enjoy the opportunity to communicate with decision makers to learn what their organization does, problems faced, technology considered to address problems, what was finally selected and why, and advice they’d offer to others.

Recently, …

How to Choose the Right Backup Plan
January 9, 2017 – 10:07 pm | Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Backup Plan
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There are two kinds of people: Those who back up their data and those who haven’t lost anything yet. I’ll never get tired of that joke, because it’s painfully true. Losing your files can be …

Citrix bolsters virtualization wares; integration with Microsoft Azure
January 9, 2017 – 9:59 pm | Comments Off on Citrix bolsters virtualization wares; integration with Microsoft Azure
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Citrix and Microsoft are strengthening a long-standing partnership by making it easier for customers to use Citrix’s application and desktop virtualization products, as well as control a fleet of mobile devices, in the Microsoft Azure …

Private equity firms interested in Brocade networking business
January 5, 2017 – 11:48 pm | Comments Off on Private equity firms interested in Brocade networking business
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Broadcom Ltd. is in talks with private equity firms interested in buying the vendor’s Brocade networking business to create a company capable of meeting the wired and wireless needs of enterprises.

Broadcom has discussed a possible …

Programming for High Performance Processors
January 5, 2017 – 11:44 pm | Comments Off on Programming for High Performance Processors
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With the development of heterogeneous computing systems that are designed for High Performance Computing applications, there are certain high level concepts that should be investigated to get maximum performance from an application. While legacy applications …

How Hadoop helps Experian crunch credit reports
January 5, 2017 – 11:18 pm | Comments Off on How Hadoop helps Experian crunch credit reports
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Experian has implemented a new data analytics system designed to shrink from months to hours the time it takes to processes petabytes of data from hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. The information services company …

‘Hackable’ hypervisor provides lightweight virtualization for Windows and Linux
January 4, 2017 – 10:43 pm | Comments Off on ‘Hackable’ hypervisor provides lightweight virtualization for Windows and Linux
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Linux kernel developer Ahmed Samy has released an open source hypervisor project that aims to be “simple and lightweight.” Thus, he presents KSM, an option for Linux and Windows developers to create everything from software …

VMware Validated Designs Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Overview
January 4, 2017 – 10:17 pm | Comments Off on VMware Validated Designs Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Overview
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The VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center supports active/active dual-regions with each region being comprised of a single availability zone.

In this design, the foundation components, such as the management and shared edge/compute pods are …