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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DataStax Helps Deliver ‘Always-On’ Health Advice
April 12, 2018 – 2:36 am | Comments Off on DataStax Helps Deliver ‘Always-On’ Health Advice
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An AI-based virtual health consultation service rolled out in the U.K. and Rwanda is built on a distributed cloud database built by DataStax on Apache Cassandra. The new regional health service also illustrates how cloud …

Survey the desktop and application virtualization market
April 10, 2018 – 9:38 pm | Comments Off on Survey the desktop and application virtualization market
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A number of vendors offer products that can deliver either application virtualization or VDI, but only a handful offer both. Even so, many organizations are looking for the flexibility that comes with deploying both desktop …

Partners targeted as VMware Cloud on AWS prepares for A/NZ Q3 launch
April 10, 2018 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on Partners targeted as VMware Cloud on AWS prepares for A/NZ Q3 launch
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VMware is putting the call out to partners to trial its VMware Cloud on AWS service prior to its A/NZ market launch in the third quarter of this year (August to October). Initially launched in …

How Hortonworks is weathering the big-data market’s shift away from Hadoop
April 10, 2018 – 7:37 am | Comments Off on How Hortonworks is weathering the big-data market’s shift away from Hadoop
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More often than they like to admit, tech vendors must put on a brave face when they’re groping for a robust growth path. In the big-data arena, that go-to-market messaging approach is very much in …

Voice computing goes to work with Microsoft Teams addition of Cortana
April 7, 2018 – 9:37 pm | Comments Off on Voice computing goes to work with Microsoft Teams addition of Cortana
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Voice assistants have made a profound change in how enterprises serve customers, as anyone who has ever called into a retailer or government agency knows. Less certain is whether voice assistants — automated software that …

Why big data success hinges on developer accessibility
April 7, 2018 – 8:57 pm | Comments Off on Why big data success hinges on developer accessibility
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It has been years since Gartner first reported that enterprises were going ga-ga for big data, without having clear plans as to what to do with it. Today ,it may still be true that some …

SMBs and cloud computing: The financial benefits are undeniable
April 7, 2018 – 7:29 am | Comments Off on SMBs and cloud computing: The financial benefits are undeniable
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Cloud computing is rapidly finding favor among small businesses with an estimated 78 percent of companies forecast to adopt this technology by 2020. And it makes sense, considering the technology has liberated businesses from the …

Leading hybrid storage arrays offer flexibility, scalability
April 7, 2018 – 6:54 am | Comments Off on Leading hybrid storage arrays offer flexibility, scalability
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The Dell EMC Unity 300 hybrid model is an entry-level system designed for remote and branch office environments. Other Unity arrays include the 400, 500 and 600 models, which can scale up to 16 petabytes …