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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Big doubts about big data
December 29, 2017 – 3:27 am | Comments Off on Big doubts about big data
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Big data offers layers upon layers and tonnes upon tonnes of valuable information that can cut input costs and boost yields. So why aren’t farmers making better use of it?

Daryle Laycock started collecting GPS-referenced yield …

Six Hot Big Data Certifications for 2018
December 29, 2017 – 3:07 am | Comments Off on Six Hot Big Data Certifications for 2018
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In 2018 (and beyond), an organization’s ability to innovate and grow will depend partly on its capacity to leverage, manage, and analyze big data. Relevant and timely insights enable companies to make correct business decisions. …

AWS ADS (AWS Application Discovery Service)
December 29, 2017 – 2:53 am | Comments Off on AWS ADS (AWS Application Discovery Service)
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AWS ADS collects data from an enterprise’s on-premises data center infrastructure to provide insight into server dependencies, hardware configurations, usage patterns and more. ADS records inbound and outbound server traffic, and captures information related to …

Apache Software Foundation Sets Hadoop Sights Higher for 2018
December 27, 2017 – 10:01 am | Comments Off on Apache Software Foundation Sets Hadoop Sights Higher for 2018
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Now that the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has shipped version 3.0 of the Hadoop platform, providers of distributions of the Big Data platform are gearing up to support a wider number of classes of application …

SDN is viable approach to networking containers
December 27, 2017 – 9:52 am | Comments Off on SDN is viable approach to networking containers
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But developing applications on container platforms creates new networking challenges for organizations. IT leaders have the option of deploying network-specific software to ease the process of networking containers and implementation, or they can rely on …

5 Ways Big Data And AI Will Impact Life Sciences Firms In 2018
December 24, 2017 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on 5 Ways Big Data And AI Will Impact Life Sciences Firms In 2018
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While industries such as financial services have had a long track record of managing data, and applying analytics to optimizing customer relationships and developing new services, life sciences companies have only in recent years begun …

VMware fixes bugs in vCenter Service Appliance, three hypervisors
December 24, 2017 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on VMware fixes bugs in vCenter Service Appliance, three hypervisors
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VMware on Tuesday patched a series of vulnerabilities in its ESXI, Workstation Pro, and Fusion hypervisors, as well as its vCenter Server Appliance.

According to a company security advisory, ESXi versions 6.0 and 5.5, Workstation version …

Net Virtualization Gets Real in 2017
December 24, 2017 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Net Virtualization Gets Real in 2017
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Despite a slowdown in global investment in networking technology, particularly in Asia, 2017 is seen as the year when network virtualization came of age. Meanwhile, industry groups are rolling out open networking platforms aimed at …