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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The new paradigm for big data governance
May 2, 2017 – 4:11 am | Comments Off on The new paradigm for big data governance
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For decades, data scientists (née statisticians) have had sandboxes to explore data and find valuable insights.  In what seemed like a happy compromise, analysts could quickly load, manipulate, and combine enterprise and industry data in …

Understanding the pros and cons of five different cloud types
May 2, 2017 – 3:56 am | Comments Off on Understanding the pros and cons of five different cloud types
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Cloud competency is a critical trait for today’s business leaders, whether they’re in IT or not. As enterprise cloud adoption continues to grow, it affects everything from update cycles to business expense models.

Some 93 percent …

Cloudera – Investors Approve IPO Amidst Growth And Narrowing Losses
May 2, 2017 – 1:59 am | Comments Off on Cloudera – Investors Approve IPO Amidst Growth And Narrowing Losses
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Cloudera (CLDR) has gone public, as demand for the shares was relatively solid. Shares opened up 20% higher as the final price had already been raised from the indicative pricing range. Investors buy into Cloudera´s …

Is bigger always better when choosing a cloud provider?
April 30, 2017 – 12:09 am | Comments Off on Is bigger always better when choosing a cloud provider?
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These mega providers attract organisations because they represent a safe pair of hands, and so become the default choice for many companies looking to embrace cloud computing. There is a perception that it is easier …

Big-data analytics company Cloudera surges in market debut
April 29, 2017 – 11:30 pm | Comments Off on Big-data analytics company Cloudera surges in market debut
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Cloudera shares bounced 20.7 percent in their public debut on Friday. “Intel’s investment in and position in our company could also discourage others from pursuing any potential acquisition of us, which could have the effect …

How does VMware vSphere 6.5 improve its Content Library?
April 29, 2017 – 7:13 am | Comments Off on How does VMware vSphere 6.5 improve its Content Library?
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VMware vSphere 6.5 enhances the Content Library with three new options: mount an ISO from the content library, update existing templates and apply guest OS customization specifications during a VM deployment. These new features help …

How Companies Say They’re Using Big Data
April 29, 2017 – 3:13 am | Comments Off on How Companies Say They’re Using Big Data
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Are companies seeing any value to their investments in “big data”? I’ve been surveying executives of Fortune 1000 companies about their data investments since 2012, and for the first time a near majority – 48.4% …

How does ESXi secure boot improve vSphere security?
April 29, 2017 – 3:01 am | Comments Off on How does ESXi secure boot improve vSphere security?
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Administrators can use these vSphere security tools to prevent unauthorized snooping or tampering with VMs, and receive more detailed alerts of changes that might suggest malicious activities, resulting in faster containment and corrective actions.

As with …