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We work in an industry where the only constant is change. Keeping up with the changes in IT is a full time job all by itself with a constant stream of new names, acronyms and …

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Cohesity storage program extends to managed services providers
October 6, 2018 – 12:18 am | Comments Off on Cohesity storage program extends to managed services providers
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Hyper-converged secondary storage vendor Cohesity is ramping up its channel program and recruiting cloud and managed services providers. Cohesity storage partners can now access expanded training and certification programs for sales, engineering and post-sales personnel; …

The future of networking: Open networking is the ‘new norm’
October 5, 2018 – 9:51 am | Comments Off on The future of networking: Open networking is the ‘new norm’
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If you weren’t in Amsterdam last week, you missed an extremely exciting conference – the Open Networking Summit Europe 2018. This Linux Foundation event drew more than 700 networking, development and operations leaders and enterprise users …

Cloudera and Hortonworks Are a Match Made Underwater
October 5, 2018 – 9:38 am | Comments Off on Cloudera and Hortonworks Are a Match Made Underwater
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Sometimes the universe offers up a gift of symbolism. One corporate merger this week reveals the hangover of the mini-bubble that quietly burst in Silicon Valley.

On Wednesday, two young software companies, Hortonworks Inc. and Cloudera …

Which Data Center Design Standards to Follow?
October 5, 2018 – 9:24 am | Comments Off on Which Data Center Design Standards to Follow?
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The data center is a dedicated space were your firm houses its most important information and relies on it being safe and accessible. Best practices ensure that you are doing everything possible to keep it …

How to implement a multi-cloud storage strategy
October 4, 2018 – 3:42 am | Comments Off on How to implement a multi-cloud storage strategy
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Not all clouds are built the same. On-premise clouds built from traditional virtualisation software are very different from public clouds in terms of availability, features and operation. Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategies allow IT departments …

VMware Fusion 11, First Take: MacOS and Windows updates restore competitive edge
October 4, 2018 – 3:06 am | Comments Off on VMware Fusion 11, First Take: MacOS and Windows updates restore competitive edge
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A few years ago, it looked as though VMWare’s Fusion had ceded the market for Mac virtualisation software to its arch-rival, Parallels Desktop. The company stopped trying to match Parallels’ regular schedule of updates, and …

Hypervisor 101: Server Virtualization Basics
October 4, 2018 – 2:47 am | Comments Off on Hypervisor 101: Server Virtualization Basics
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Even in their most basic form, virtualization technologies have transformed the data center at the core: servers, storage, networks. Here we’ll look specifically at the hypervisor, a tried-and-true technology that made server multi-tenancy (the ability …

Big-data rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks announce big-deal merger
October 4, 2018 – 2:40 am | Comments Off on Big-data rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks announce big-deal merger
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Two big-data pioneers, Cloudera Inc. and Hortonworks Inc., today announced what they called a merger of relative equals, saying they’ll combine their companies into a new entity with about $720 million in annual revenue. The all-stock deal, …