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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Former Microsoft channel exec heads to VMware
April 7, 2018 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on Former Microsoft channel exec heads to VMware
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VMware, the global enterprise IT software provider, has appointed IT veteran Jenni Flinders as vice president for its worldwide channels division. According to the firm, Flinders will be responsible for developing and executing overall VMware …

TidalScale Updates Its Software-Defined, Composable Server
April 5, 2018 – 11:20 pm | Comments Off on TidalScale Updates Its Software-Defined, Composable Server
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Server-making startup TidalScale, which introduced itself and its new product a year ago at the Open Compute Project Summit, has unveiled the next generation of its software-defined server—what some analysts have called the missing piece …

Datrium storage software adds AWS cloud backup
April 5, 2018 – 11:11 pm | Comments Off on Datrium storage software adds AWS cloud backup
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Datrium has upgraded its DVX software with new enterprise features, including a cloud-based backup and recovery option for DVX on-premises storage systems. Other new enterprise features in DVX 4.0 include enhanced virtual machine fault tolerance, …

VMware Sets Sights on Desktop Security
April 4, 2018 – 6:44 am | Comments Off on VMware Sets Sights on Desktop Security
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VMware is putting the pieces in place to better secure digital workspaces by launching Workspace ONE Trust Network, which includes multiple IT security partners, and moving to acquire user behavioral analytics software E8, which the …

A multi-cloud strategy provides more options and headaches
April 4, 2018 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on A multi-cloud strategy provides more options and headaches
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A multi-cloud focus is a good thing, because it makes people realistic about the value of clouds. But like all new technology buzzwords, it can be confusing. When storage vendors talk multi-cloud strategy — and …

Citrix XenApp Service offers new hybrid cloud solution
April 2, 2018 – 10:36 pm | Comments Off on Citrix XenApp Service offers new hybrid cloud solution
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Citrix just announced the release of a new hybrid cloud solution called Citrix XenApp Service. This new offering is meant to help enterprises deliver a variety of different types of applications to end users and …

Hyperconvergence: What it is, how it works, and why it matters
April 2, 2018 – 10:26 pm | Comments Off on Hyperconvergence: What it is, how it works, and why it matters
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Hyperconvergence is a marketing term referring to a style of data center architecture that trains the attention of IT operators and administrators on the operating conditions of workloads over systems. The main objective of hyperconverged …

Big Data Maturity: You’re Not As Mature As You Think
April 2, 2018 – 10:16 pm | Comments Off on Big Data Maturity: You’re Not As Mature As You Think
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The hype around the term “big data” has certainly fallen away, but that doesn’t mean that organizations have stopped their work to incorporate volumes more data into their analytics practices, sometimes using technologies such as …