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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Migrating health data to the cloud: locking down security
May 17, 2017 – 2:54 am | Comments Off on Migrating health data to the cloud: locking down security
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Healthcare organizations need to look – and perhaps even study and scrutinize security issues – before leaping to the cloud, according to Shane Whitlatch, enterprise vice president at FairWarning.

“There are ample studies and reports that …

Hypervisor management software broadens to manage multiple hypervisors
May 17, 2017 – 2:32 am | Comments Off on Hypervisor management software broadens to manage multiple hypervisors
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The hypervisor with the largest market share, VMware ESXi, also has the broadest-reaching hypervisor management software. This makes for an attractive — though complex — offering. The training and certification necessary to run this environment …

VMware brings its virtual desktops to Microsoft Azure with Horizon Cloud integration
May 17, 2017 – 2:04 am | Comments Off on VMware brings its virtual desktops to Microsoft Azure with Horizon Cloud integration
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On Tuesday, VMware announced that it will soon deliver its VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure, to help customers move to Windows 10 and bring the company’s virtual desktops and applications to the growing cloud …

How can enterprises use SOC 2 reports to evaluate cloud providers?
May 12, 2017 – 1:57 am | Comments Off on How can enterprises use SOC 2 reports to evaluate cloud providers?
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There are a few tools that can be used when assessing a cloud service provider, and a SOC 2 report is one of them. If a cloud provider or vendor has a SOC 2 report …

Master the top big data tools in business today
May 11, 2017 – 3:45 am | Comments Off on Master the top big data tools in business today
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Big Data is changing the way we think about the world. Folks who know how to crunch the numbers are hugely valuable in business and finance. The Big Data Power Tools Bundle shows you how …

Helpful steps toward an easy private cloud implementation
May 10, 2017 – 11:56 pm | Comments Off on Helpful steps toward an easy private cloud implementation
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Some people think the private cloud is just an extension of the virtualization they already have on-premises, but there’s more to it than that. A private cloud implementation can help break down siloes in the …

Blackboard announces ‘cloud center’ with Amazon Web Services provider
May 10, 2017 – 4:23 am | Comments Off on Blackboard announces ‘cloud center’ with Amazon Web Services provider
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Blackboard, the learning management system used by 75 percent of U.S. colleges and universities, announced on Monday a partnership with Amazon Web Services to transition services to the cloud. Last year Blackboard selected AWS as …

How VMware is Helping Google Make Chromebooks More Relevant for Business
May 9, 2017 – 10:43 pm | Comments Off on How VMware is Helping Google Make Chromebooks More Relevant for Business
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VMware and Google revealed May 9 that they are expanding a relatively quiet partnership with the goal of accelerating the adoption of Chromebook laptops. You didn’t know VMware was getting into the notebook business? You’re …