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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VMware Updates Workspace ONE to Include AirWatch
March 16, 2017 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on VMware Updates Workspace ONE to Include AirWatch
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VMware, which bet $1.54 billion on acquiring AirWatch three years ago, has been busy ever since putting that company’s intellectual property to work in new and different ways.

The world’s largest virtualization software provider on March …

Lenovo gets into server-based storage virtualization with DataCore
March 16, 2017 – 12:21 am | Comments Off on Lenovo gets into server-based storage virtualization with DataCore
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Lenovo has struck a partnership with DataCore and plans to offer a Storage DX8200D appliance using DataCore software. The two have history with their set of SPC-1 benchmark results showing how parallel IO-processing DataCore software …

How will VMs access solid-state drive storage in your data center?
February 3, 2017 – 10:23 pm | Comments Off on How will VMs access solid-state drive storage in your data center?
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Most virtualized environments abstract the hardware from VMs. If this is the case for your setup, dealing with VMs is easy: Make sure you do what’s necessary at the hypervisor level, as the VM will …

Cisco Automates Security Policies with Tetration Analytics Update
February 3, 2017 – 9:56 pm | Comments Off on Cisco Automates Security Policies with Tetration Analytics Update
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Cisco is expanding its security analytics capabilities with the launch of the Tetration 2.0 platform. Tetration was first announced in June 2016, though the initial focus was largely around data center visibility.

“What we did with …

Stacking up the cloud vendors: AWS vs. Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle
February 3, 2017 – 9:38 pm | Comments Off on Stacking up the cloud vendors: AWS vs. Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle
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Amazon Web Services continues to lead the cloud pack as it delivered a 2016 operating profit of $3.1 billion on revenue of $12.22 billion, up from $7.88 billion in 2015.

While analysts will fret about Amazon’s …

Why VMware’s NSX must evolve to keep up in a serverless future
February 3, 2017 – 1:03 am | Comments Off on Why VMware’s NSX must evolve to keep up in a serverless future
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One of the challenges facing VMware is the growing competition to VMware’s flagship vSphere virtualization platform. The source of competition exceeds Hyper-V, KVM, and public cloud IaaS.

Containers, microservices-based architectures, and serverless computing pose unique challenges …

Nine steps to a successful Hyper-V to VMware migration
February 1, 2017 – 5:13 am | Comments Off on Nine steps to a successful Hyper-V to VMware migration
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To start, the best way to migrate from Hyper-V to VMware is to use VMware vCenter Converter. What’s great about this approach is that it’s exactly the same way that VMware Professional Services does it. …

Huge Growth Expected for OpenStack and Hadoop, Despite Skills Gap
January 28, 2017 – 12:11 am | Comments Off on Huge Growth Expected for OpenStack and Hadoop, Despite Skills Gap
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Market research reports are flowing in forecasting huge growth for open platforms OpenStack and Hadoop. Last year, Technavio’s market research analysts predicted that the global Hadoop market would grow at a CAGR of more than …