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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Azure, Hortonworks bet big on cognitive tech; HDInsight promises 99.9 percent performance
March 23, 2017 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on Azure, Hortonworks bet big on cognitive tech; HDInsight promises 99.9 percent performance
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Machine learning and analytics platforms are offering real-time insights to business stakeholders, and a growing partnership between Hortonworks Inc. and Microsoft Corp. is advancing the ability to achieve cognitive solutions for customers working in a hybrid world, according to …

Differences between Windows Server Containers, Hyper-V Containers and VMs
March 22, 2017 – 2:11 am | Comments Off on Differences between Windows Server Containers, Hyper-V Containers and VMs
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Although containers have been prevalent in the open source world for quite some time, they are new to Windows. In many ways, Windows Containers are similar to Linux containers. Both, for example, can be managed …

Barracuda Launches New VM Backup Functions for VMware, Hyper-V
March 17, 2017 – 1:11 am | Comments Off on Barracuda Launches New VM Backup Functions for VMware, Hyper-V
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Storage systems maker Barracuda Networks on March 16 released new backup functionality for VMware virtual machines (LiveBoot 2.0) alongside a similar feature for Microsoft Hyper-V (Cloud LiveBoot). Both products are designed to get systems quickly …

Virtual app and virtual desktop access gains mobile traction
March 17, 2017 – 12:43 am | Comments Off on Virtual app and virtual desktop access gains mobile traction
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Virtual desktops and applications are commonplace in many organizations, but the technology has struggled to catch on with mobile users. Traditionally, mobile devices were just too small for virtual desktop access. Early smartphone screens were …

Vodafone Picks Nuage for SDN Datacenter Virtualization
March 17, 2017 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Vodafone Picks Nuage for SDN Datacenter Virtualization
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Nuage Networks, the software-defined networking (SDN) unit of Nokia, has been chosen to help telecom company Vodafone virtualize and link its global datacenters.

Nuage will lend its SDN expertise to Vodafone’s “Project Ocean” cloud-centric initiative to …

VMware Updates Workspace ONE to Include AirWatch
March 16, 2017 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on VMware Updates Workspace ONE to Include AirWatch
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VMware, which bet $1.54 billion on acquiring AirWatch three years ago, has been busy ever since putting that company’s intellectual property to work in new and different ways.

The world’s largest virtualization software provider on March …

Lenovo gets into server-based storage virtualization with DataCore
March 16, 2017 – 12:21 am | Comments Off on Lenovo gets into server-based storage virtualization with DataCore
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Lenovo has struck a partnership with DataCore and plans to offer a Storage DX8200D appliance using DataCore software. The two have history with their set of SPC-1 benchmark results showing how parallel IO-processing DataCore software …

How will VMs access solid-state drive storage in your data center?
February 3, 2017 – 10:23 pm | Comments Off on How will VMs access solid-state drive storage in your data center?
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Most virtualized environments abstract the hardware from VMs. If this is the case for your setup, dealing with VMs is easy: Make sure you do what’s necessary at the hypervisor level, as the VM will …