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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6 questions every business must ask about big data architecture
May 9, 2017 – 12:39 am | Comments Off on 6 questions every business must ask about big data architecture
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Big data promises much in terms of business value, but it can be difficult for businesses to determine how to go about deploying the architecture and tools needed to take advantage of it.

Everything from descriptive …

Network function virtualization needs to evolve to overcome challenges
May 9, 2017 – 12:17 am | Comments Off on Network function virtualization needs to evolve to overcome challenges
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Thomas D. Nadeau and Ken Gray: The potential advantages of network function virtualization (NFV) are in service agility and — as a result — customization. Simply put, this means that benefits in using network-function-virtualization-related technologies …

Does buying cloud services have to be this hard?
May 9, 2017 – 12:04 am | Comments Off on Does buying cloud services have to be this hard?
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John Hale is far from the first to note that federal acquisition practices make purchasing cloud services more difficult than it should be. As head of the Defense Information Systems Agency Cloud Portfolio Office, however, …

Tanium Challenges Continue As VMware Ends OEM Relationship
May 8, 2017 – 11:33 pm | Comments Off on Tanium Challenges Continue As VMware Ends OEM Relationship
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VMware has ended its OEM relationship with Tanium, CRN has learned, the latest in a series of challenges the cybersecurity company has faced in recent weeks. Multiple sources close to the company told CRN that …

Deploying Citrix NetScaler on Nutanix AHV
May 8, 2017 – 11:19 pm | Comments Off on Deploying Citrix NetScaler on Nutanix AHV
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NetScaler Gateway VPX is a virtual NetScaler Gateway appliance that is hosted on a hypervisor. NetScaler Gateway VPX supports all the features and functionality of the physical NetScaler Gateway appliance.

Kees Baggerman (@KBaggerman) wrote an article, …

That giant sucking sound? Hadoop moving into the cloud
May 6, 2017 – 3:48 am | Comments Off on That giant sucking sound? Hadoop moving into the cloud
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Hadoop was born in the cloud, as a big data project designed to take advantage of Yahoo’s infrastructure, based on a paper from Google about the map/reduce algorithm.

It was never originally designed for on prem …

What is storage I/O control in VMware vSphere 6.5?
May 6, 2017 – 3:45 am | Comments Off on What is storage I/O control in VMware vSphere 6.5?
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Every VM imposes some level of storage traffic, and the resulting I/O operations per second can lead to contention that might impair the performance of important workloads.

Controlling storage IOPS provides administrators with a means to …

Wall Street Welcomes Cloudera’s IPO
May 6, 2017 – 3:31 am | Comments Off on Wall Street Welcomes Cloudera’s IPO
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Investors can’t get enough of tech IPOs but for a fair reason! I’m sure you’re well aware that our society lives and breathes technology — fascinated by where technology is headed and how it can …