March 30, 2018 – 11:36 am | Comments Off on Hyperconvergence and How We Got Here

In order to understand the IT trends of today we must first discuss the past.  In decades past, the mainframe was the only game in town.  Conceptually, a mainframe was a single platform that addressed …

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VMware reinforces virtualization, cloud strategy with Log Insight acquisition
August 14, 2012 – 8:51 am | No Comment
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Virtualization giant VMware has continued its recent shopping spree to build up the company’s cloud computing capabilities with the acquisition of a big data analytics tool, Log Insight, which is a product from small technology …

HP aims three-part effort at network virtualization
August 14, 2012 – 8:43 am | No Comment
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Hewlett-Packard is readying three new software capabilities that are designed to help enterprises pool their computing and storage resources across a network.
The advances should make it easier for IT departments to link data centers spread …

The cloud services explosion
August 14, 2012 – 1:16 am | No Comment
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According to industry consortium The Open Group, these new “as-a-service” acronyms fall into the category of XaaS (pronounced “zass”), a generalization for all cloud-related services per the NIST definition.
XaaS describes any service that can call …

Cloud and big data give scientists unprecedented access to essential climate insights
August 14, 2012 – 1:11 am | No Comment
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The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) and its accompanying Cyberinfrastructure Program aims to provide an unprecedented ability to study the Earth’s oceans and climate using myriad distributed data centers and literally oceans’ worth of data.
The scale and impact of the science’s …

Symantec marries Hadoop with its own Cluster File System
August 14, 2012 – 12:53 am | No Comment
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Add Symantec to the rapidly growing list of tech vendors aiming to groom Apache Hadoop for the enterprise. The company today announced Symantec Enterprise for Hadoop, an add-on with which companies can add the platform’s …

Quest Brings Foglight APM to Microsoft Windows Azure
August 14, 2012 – 12:42 am | No Comment
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Are you getting the most out of your Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Azure-based applications? A new addition to the Quest Software Foglightapplication performance management (APM) portfolio will help IT administrators monitor the performance of Azure-based …

Why Google and Amazon Don’t Offer Private Cloud Services
August 13, 2012 – 8:09 am | No Comment
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The term cloud computing immediately evokes services that high profile companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Rackspace or offer to their customers. This is what we call the public cloud, allowing you to rent …

Nimbula, MapR launch turnkey Hadoop solution for private cloud
August 13, 2012 – 1:58 am | No Comment
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On August 7, Nimbula, which was founded by the creators of Amazon EC2, and MapR Technologies, a leading Apache Hadoop distributor, announced the development of a turnkey solution for deploying elastic Hadoop clusters on Nimbula …