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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” Ralph Waldo Emerson famously advised. And, in the world of data management, companies are doing just …

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Multiply the upside of Virtualized Networks with an Integrated Testing strategy
August 25, 2017 – 10:47 am | Comments Off on Multiply the upside of Virtualized Networks with an Integrated Testing strategy
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The technology landscape has evolved radically in the last few years and virtualization has been a Godsend to organizations that are looking to drive down their capital and operational expenses while being able to respond …

VMware reports solid earnings ahead of VMworld 2017 next week
August 25, 2017 – 10:35 am | Comments Off on VMware reports solid earnings ahead of VMworld 2017 next week
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VMware Inc. made good on a promise made last week that it would deliver better-than-expected profits in its fiscal second-quarter earnings report.

The virtualization software company on Thursday reported a profit of $344 million for the …

Why streaming data is the future of big data, and Apache Kafka is leading the charge
August 24, 2017 – 3:22 am | Comments Off on Why streaming data is the future of big data, and Apache Kafka is leading the charge
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When I wrote a recent column about how streaming data increasingly belongs to Apache Kafka, I heard from many readers. One of the biggest objections is that I was too quick to throw out the …

Virtualization experts share their VMworld 2017 US predictions
August 23, 2017 – 3:49 am | Comments Off on Virtualization experts share their VMworld 2017 US predictions
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Customers and vendors alike usually eagerly anticipate VMware’s annual VMworld conference and for good reason: At last year’s U.S. conference, VMware unveiled its Cross-Cloud Architecture and Cloud Foundation platform, released updates to Workstation and Fusion …

Gabriel Broner on Why Cloud is the Next Disruption in HPC
August 23, 2017 – 3:14 am | Comments Off on Gabriel Broner on Why Cloud is the Next Disruption in HPC
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In 1991, I joined Cray and had the opportunity to work on the machines Seymour Cray designed. I was working on the operating system and would often have to work alone on it at night, …

The Cloud is ready for Banks but are Banks ready for Cloud?
August 23, 2017 – 2:49 am | Comments Off on The Cloud is ready for Banks but are Banks ready for Cloud?
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Of all industries banking has been amongst the slowest to migrate core processing to the cloud. There is no doubt that the few cloud providers that started their businesses purely designed for the cloud have …

Top 4 Big Data Skills for Engineers
August 23, 2017 – 2:43 am | Comments Off on Top 4 Big Data Skills for Engineers
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As Big Data moves from hype to reality, more companies are adopting a “data first” approach. Data is used to formulate strategies, design products, embed intelligence in applications, and ultimately provide an awesome customer experience. …

Backup product survey: Cloud and VM integration now table stakes
August 23, 2017 – 2:36 am | Comments Off on Backup product survey: Cloud and VM integration now table stakes
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Technologies such as data deduplication and compression are now table stakes, as is the ability to monitor operations from a single pane of glass as well as application-specific backup and recovery functionality, such as Microsoft …