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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BlackBerry rolls out QNX hypervisor, brings containers to connected autos
June 7, 2017 – 10:22 pm | Comments Off on BlackBerry rolls out QNX hypervisor, brings containers to connected autos
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BlackBerry is bringing development containers to connected automobiles with a hypervisor for its QNX operating system that separates non-safety applications from critical ones.

QNX, one of BlackBerry’s main pillars for its software and Internet of Things …

MapR diversifies to cloud storage market
June 7, 2017 – 12:32 am | Comments Off on MapR diversifies to cloud storage market
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In the Hadoop world, we’ve noted that MapR has always marched to a different drummer. Its core file system is the building block for its Converged Platform, where you can squash the Lambda architecture, running …

Veeam Backup & Replication is now certified on vSAN
June 7, 2017 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Veeam Backup & Replication is now certified on vSAN
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Someone asked me, “What does this mean?” I thought that might be a good place to start this off. VMware vSAN is one of the very exciting features of VMware vSphere in that it provides …

Telstra acquires cloud services provider Company85
June 6, 2017 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Telstra acquires cloud services provider Company85
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With this acquisition, which was completed for an undisclosed amount, Telstra intends to expand service offerings to Australian businesses, and will also use it as a springboard for global expansion.

Company85 provides infrastructure services for businesses, …

NetApp to launch SolidFire-based HCI hyper-converged appliances
June 6, 2017 – 12:13 am | Comments Off on NetApp to launch SolidFire-based HCI hyper-converged appliances
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NetApp will launch “enterprise-class hyper-converged infrastructure” products later this year, based on SolidFire storage and unnamed compute hardware with the VMware hypervisor on-board and full control possible from vSphere. NetApp HCI products will be available …

Image Builder makes it easy to manage vSphere Auto Deploy images
June 5, 2017 – 11:59 pm | Comments Off on Image Builder makes it easy to manage vSphere Auto Deploy images
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Image Builder can upload VMware software and partner software components into the system or download them directly from the VMware software depot. You can then place the software packages from these uploads in a joint …

Overview of Panasas Storage for HPC & Big Data
June 3, 2017 – 10:35 pm | Comments Off on Overview of Panasas Storage for HPC & Big Data
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In this video from the PBS Works User Group 2017, Dale Brantley gives an overview of Panasas storage solutions for HPC and Big Data.

“Panasas storage solutions drive industry and research innovation by accelerating workflows and …

More VMware analytics coming to EUC products, CTO says
June 3, 2017 – 2:10 am | Comments Off on More VMware analytics coming to EUC products, CTO says
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Analytics is shaping up to be the next frontier for the Citrix vs. VMware rivalry. IT must be able to use the abundance of information on user behavior, device performance and more to identify problems …