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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Citrix launches Receiver client for Samsung Galaxy S8 DeX
April 4, 2017 – 1:16 am | Comments Off on Citrix launches Receiver client for Samsung Galaxy S8 DeX
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Citrix wants a part of that tasty Samsung Galaxy S8 DeX cake, and it just announced a new software client to make sure it gets it. The newly announced Citrix Receiver is a free to …

Cloudera finally confirms IPO
April 4, 2017 – 12:53 am | Comments Off on Cloudera finally confirms IPO
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After playing coy for the past two weeks, Cloudera has finally gone public with its plans to go public, filing the relevant IPO forms with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The company is looking …

Docks, VDI features make smartphones more viable mobile thin clients
April 2, 2017 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on Docks, VDI features make smartphones more viable mobile thin clients
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Smartphones could become more common thin clients, thanks to recent advancements in mobile hardware and virtualization software, but there aren’t use cases for everyone.

Many vendors have taken a crack at turning smartphones into mobile thin …

Nakivo Backup & Replication v7 adds Hyper-V support
March 31, 2017 – 10:43 pm | Comments Off on Nakivo Backup & Replication v7 adds Hyper-V support
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Nakivo Backup & Replication v7 provides image-based, application-aware and forever-incremental backup for Hyper-V. Only changes to the backup repository are backed up after the initial full backup. All of those backups are automatically compressed and …

It’s ESXi time for critical VMware patches
March 29, 2017 – 9:45 am | Comments Off on It’s ESXi time for critical VMware patches
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VMware’s reported three bugs that probably deserve your urgent attention. The three are lumped under bulletin VMSA-2017-0006, but there’s four CVE’s to consider. The first bug is a heap buffer overflow and uninitialized stack memory …

Broadband ISPs’ Big Data Privacy Grab
March 29, 2017 – 9:24 am | Comments Off on Broadband ISPs’ Big Data Privacy Grab
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Congress and President Donald Trump are poised to kill the first real protections for commercial privacy that Americans have online. On March 23, phone and cable giants allied with the GOP Senate majority to overturn the …

Hadoop fails to live up to the promise and the hype
March 28, 2017 – 10:23 pm | Comments Off on Hadoop fails to live up to the promise and the hype
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Hadoop, the open source big data framework first developed at Yahoo for analyzing large data sets, is a total failure that costs too much and is too much of a headache to implement, say people …

Azure, Hortonworks bet big on cognitive tech; HDInsight promises 99.9 percent performance
March 25, 2017 – 6:45 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 …