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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Red Hat Virtualization 4: An Overview
September 13, 2016 – 10:28 am | Comments Off on Red Hat Virtualization 4: An Overview
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Red Hat’s clearly investing in adding value to the open source KVM (kernel virtual machine) project and integrating virtual machine technology more tightly into other products to make it easier for enterprises to adopt and …

ViaWest: How Cloud Computing Alters Data Center Design
September 13, 2016 – 10:05 am | Comments Off on ViaWest: How Cloud Computing Alters Data Center Design
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There are two principal classes of data center customers.  First, there’s service providers, whose consumption patterns are relatively rigid and whose requirements are spelled out in the SLAs.  Second, there are enterprises, whose utilization and …

ING Bank’s main data center was shut down by a loud noise
September 13, 2016 – 9:15 am | Comments Off on ING Bank’s main data center was shut down by a loud noise
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Members of ING Bank found themselves unable to use their debit cards this weekend due to a completely unexpected technical failure: it was just too dang loud. More specifically, a loud noise caused by a …

How Do We Approach Big Data With A Critical Eye?
September 9, 2016 – 6:11 pm | Comments Off on How Do We Approach Big Data With A Critical Eye?
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The EU’s antitrust chief said she will take a tough stance against competition problems arising from Big Data – like the huge amounts of user information companies including Facebook (FB) and Alphabet‘s Google (GOOG) use for …

Business Choice Awards 2016: Cloud Computing Services
September 9, 2016 – 4:00 am | Comments Off on Business Choice Awards 2016: Cloud Computing Services
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Businesses are hungry for storage and there are plenty of options available to meet this insatiable need. One rapidly growing option is cloud storage, an Internet-based service that allows businesses to maintain, manage, work with, …

Lack of talent should never hold back advanced analytics in Hadoop or the cloud
September 8, 2016 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on Lack of talent should never hold back advanced analytics in Hadoop or the cloud
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In every sector, one thing is certain. Enterprises want to be data-driven but are constrained by the lack of human talent. There are few areas where this shortage is more frustrating than in the use …

What to do when the cloud eats your hardware vendor
September 7, 2016 – 1:35 am | Comments Off on What to do when the cloud eats your hardware vendor
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In the first quarter of 2016 Amazon reported that revenue for its Web Services division grew 64% from the same period a year earlier. Salesforce.com reported a 33% increase in revenues compared to a year …

VMware Act II: NSX takes center stage while older tech matures behind the scenes | #VMworld
September 7, 2016 – 1:10 am | Comments Off on VMware Act II: NSX takes center stage while older tech matures behind the scenes | #VMworld
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With the array of dazzling software hitting the market, it’s easy to get bored with older companies that deal in the nuts and bolts — until something burns out, malfunctions or allows a security breach. …