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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Cloud firm dumps Dell, DotHill and NetApp for Tintri hybrid flash
November 15, 2016 – 12:45 am | Comments Off on Cloud firm dumps Dell, DotHill and NetApp for Tintri hybrid flash
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VMware and OpenStack cloud service provider Stratogen has moved all its customer storage to hybrid flash storage maker Tintri in a move that saw it standardise on file access storage and sweep away a mixed …

What you need to know about Hadoop
November 14, 2016 – 11:51 pm | Comments Off on What you need to know about Hadoop
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Unless you’ve been hiding away from the world of computing for the last few years, you’ll have come across Hadoop. Apache Hadoop, to give it its full name, is an open source framework designed to …

Pwnfest drops a nasty surprise on VMware
November 14, 2016 – 11:42 pm | Comments Off on Pwnfest drops a nasty surprise on VMware
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VMware’s rushed out a patch for the serious desktop hypervisor bug turned up at the Pwnfest hacker convention. CVE-2016-7461 is a critical-rated out-of-bounds memory access vuln present in VMware Workstation and VMWare Fusion.

The bug scores …

Microsoft makes a huge wind power purchase to power its Data Centers
November 14, 2016 – 11:28 pm | Comments Off on Microsoft makes a huge wind power purchase to power its Data Centers
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Microsoft has announced a brand new contract that will see the company harness as much as 237 megawatts of wind energy. The supply would be enough to power the company’s zero-carbon data centers that are …

VMware cleans up after Dirty COW’s droppings
November 12, 2016 – 11:37 pm | Comments Off on VMware cleans up after Dirty COW’s droppings
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VMware’s received an unwelcome deposit from the Dirty COW Linux kernel local privilege escalation vulnerability. As revealed in a new security advisory, “The Linux kernel which ships with the base operating system of VMware Appliances …

Use a Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V shielded VM to improve host security
November 12, 2016 – 11:35 pm | Comments Off on Use a Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V shielded VM to improve host security
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There are two main things a Hyper-V shielded VM can do to prevent a VM from being compromised in the previously described manner. First, using a Hyper-V shielded VM causes its virtual hard disk to …

Wildly inaccurate election forecasts highlight Big Data challenges
November 12, 2016 – 11:24 pm | Comments Off on Wildly inaccurate election forecasts highlight Big Data challenges
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For several weeks I was receiving daily messages on my phone from the New York Times’ Upshot column, which confidently predicted Trumps chances of winning at around 5 per cent most days.

The Upshot data was …

Ciena Adapts Blue Planet’s Virtualization for the Network Edge
November 12, 2016 – 11:05 pm | Comments Off on Ciena Adapts Blue Planet’s Virtualization for the Network Edge
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Ciena expanded its Blue Planet virtualization platform for automating network services. It’s calling its new offering Distributed Network Function Virtualization (D-NFV). The “distributed” part means operators can deploy virtual network functions (VNFs) at the network edge …