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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Alibaba leading China’s push for cleaner data centers
October 26, 2016 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on Alibaba leading China’s push for cleaner data centers
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China’s 1.37 billion people, many of whom are fully connected to the internet, use an enormous amount of energy as they email, search the Web or stream video. Indeed, the Chinese government estimates that the …

AtScale Delivers Findings on BI-Plus-Hadoop
October 25, 2016 – 2:57 am | Comments Off on AtScale Delivers Findings on BI-Plus-Hadoop
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Business intelligence is the dominant use-case for IT organizations implementing Hadoop, according to a report from the folks at AtScale. The benchmark study also shows which tools in the Haddop ecosystem are best for particular …

BI On Hadoop Success: 7 Things To Know
October 21, 2016 – 12:00 pm | Comments Off on BI On Hadoop Success: 7 Things To Know
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Business intelligence is the top use-case for IT organizations implementing Hadoop, according to a large industry survey last year. Now a new benchmark study shows which Hadoop ecosystem tools are best for particular types of …

Telefonica intros big data unit
October 21, 2016 – 11:47 am | Comments Off on Telefonica intros big data unit
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Telefonica launched Luca, a big data services unit, a “fundamental part” of its strategy to become a data-driven company. The unit will be led by global big data B2B director Elena Gil and aims to enable corporate clients …

VMware’s Photon Platform Looks To Divert A Container Disruption
October 20, 2016 – 1:21 am | Comments Off on VMware’s Photon Platform Looks To Divert A Container Disruption
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In its latest move seeking to establish harmonious coexistence with Docker, VMware on Wednesday released a cloud-building solution focused on delivering application container technologies to developers. Revealed in Barcelona at the VMworld Europe conference, the …

Cocktail Talk: Evolution and the Future of Containers and Virtualization
October 20, 2016 – 12:55 am | Comments Off on Cocktail Talk: Evolution and the Future of Containers and Virtualization
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Have you ever been to a social gathering—a cocktail party let’s say—where you didn’t know anyone and it seemed like everyone was talking about something you couldn’t understand? While you stood by that fern hoping …

vSphere 6.5 First Look
October 20, 2016 – 12:36 am | Comments Off on vSphere 6.5 First Look
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vSphere 6.5 has just been announced at VMworld Europe; it should ship before the end of the year. vSphere 6.5 is positioned as a dot release, but it does include a few major new features …

Microsoft launches cloud services due diligence checklist
October 20, 2016 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Microsoft launches cloud services due diligence checklist
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Microsoft has launched a cloud services due diligence checklist aimed at providing organisations with more standardised procedures for their potential cloud push.

The checklist is based on the emerging ISO/IEC 19086 standard which focuses on cloud …