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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Cisco’s white box software should extend into the cloud
April 17, 2017 – 9:56 pm | Comments Off on Cisco’s white box software should extend into the cloud
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According to unconfirmed reports from The Information and others, Cisco is planning on separating out the software that is currently bundled with its networking devices. The software will be packaged as a standalone operating system, …

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V: More secure, but not faster
April 14, 2017 – 11:37 pm | Comments Off on Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V: More secure, but not faster
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With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has introduced a lengthy list of improvements to Hyper-V. Along with functional additions like container support, nested virtualization, and increased memory and vCPU limits, you’ll find a number of new …

10 Big Reasons Why Hybrid Cloud Adoption is Gaining Tremendous Momentum
April 8, 2017 – 11:34 pm | Comments Off on 10 Big Reasons Why Hybrid Cloud Adoption is Gaining Tremendous Momentum
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Hybrid cloud adoption is on a roll, and we think the root cause for the mass migration is none other than hybrid’s more sociable sibling, public cloud. Report after report points to the fact that …

5 Tips for Making Use of Big Data in Healthcare Production
April 8, 2017 – 9:43 am | Comments Off on 5 Tips for Making Use of Big Data in Healthcare Production
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Historically, pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract service organizations have collected mountains of data, but the industry as a whole has been averse to sharing that data in meaningful ways. But as technology advances, the industry can …

Microsoft Azure Container Registry Manages Docker Images
April 8, 2017 – 9:11 am | Comments Off on Microsoft Azure Container Registry Manages Docker Images
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Microsoft today joined its rivals in offering customers a cloud-based container registry for their Docker container images. Azure Container Registry is now generally available, the company announced today. The service, available in preview since November …

MapR File System selected by SAP for cloud storage layer
April 8, 2017 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on MapR File System selected by SAP for cloud storage layer
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MapR’s file system was its original differentiator in the Hadoop market: unlike standard HDFS, which is optimized for reading, and supports writing to a file only once, MapR-FS fully supports the read-write capabilities of a …

Open Networking Takes Next Steps Up the Stack
April 7, 2017 – 12:41 am | Comments Off on Open Networking Takes Next Steps Up the Stack
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As networking makes its inexorable move toward cloud native models and development, participants here at this week’s Open Networking Summit made several key announcements toward that end.

Chief among these was the initial release of the …

Cloud Service Providers Can Take On Amazon, Google Using The Channel As A Weapon
April 7, 2017 – 12:29 am | Comments Off on Cloud Service Providers Can Take On Amazon, Google Using The Channel As A Weapon
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When starting a cloud practice, the market-leading heavyweights – Amazon, Microsoft, and Google – are predictable partners. But solution providers say seeking out more channel-friendly cloud service providers can yield better education, ongoing support and higher …