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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Apple vs Microsoft – Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates – Can elephants dance?
April 8, 2010 – 2:34 pm | No Comment
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By Donald Dodge

Apple is 34 years old, Microsoft is 35. Apple today feels like an innovative startup, Microsoft a corporate behemoth. MSNBC says “Apple, Microsoft hit midlife as fresh, frumpy…

University technology transfer – why so difficult?
April 1, 2010 – 2:16 pm | No Comment
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By Donald Dodge
Universities produce lots of research, patents, and base technologies. Few of them ever make it to the commercial market. Yet, lots of recent college grads start companies that bring amazing innovations to market. …

vSphere, XenServer and Hyper-V Usage – Notes from the field part II
April 1, 2010 – 2:06 pm | No Comment
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Following my installation of two-node clusters of Microsoft Hyper-V R2, ESXi 4.0, and XenServer 5.5 in our lab, my next task was to kick the tires a bit on each platform.

Not to spoil the surprise, but I conducted a few simple performance tests and performance was comparable in all three environments.

Interview with James P. McNiel of FalconStor
March 21, 2010 – 10:47 am | No Comment
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Tell us about how the company started and your executive team?

Founded in 2000, FalconStor Software is the premier provider of TOTALLY Open™ data protection solutions, delivering solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data…

Interview with Ray Brady, Philadelphia VMware User Group Leader (PAVMUG)
March 18, 2010 – 10:25 am | No Comment
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Ray Brady, Technical Educator and Leader of the Phillidelphia VMware User Group, talks with VIB about what differentiates the PAVMUG from other groups, the pros and cons of working with VMware, and their plans for the future.

“PAVMUG was established in 2004 when VMware first initiated the user group program…”

Gmail and Google Apps make it easy to move from MSFT Exchange and Outlook
March 18, 2010 – 10:00 am | No Comment
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Google is serious about enterprise software. Today Google announced  Google Apps Migration for Microsoft® Exchange which allows easy migration of your company’s email, calendar and contact data to Google Apps. Last week Google announced the …

Platform shifts Mainframe to Mini to PC to Mobile. Why leaders fail to make the shift
March 16, 2010 – 9:32 am | No Comment
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Platform shifts happen every decade or so in computing. The leaders of the previous generation are rarely successful in dominating the next generation platform. IBM dominated the mainframe business. They didn’t lose their dominance because …

Google Apps Marketplace – Discover, Deploy, and Manage Apps for Business
March 12, 2010 – 11:09 am | No Comment
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App Stores have been around for a while, but mostly for cell phones, and very few business applications. Google is making a big move into online enterprise applications with the Google Apps Marketplace already stocked …