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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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Are AWS and VMware really teaming up to take Microsoft’s Azure down?
December 14, 2018 – 3:18 am | Comments Off on Are AWS and VMware really teaming up to take Microsoft’s Azure down?
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At AWS reInvent in Las Vegas last week, it was revealed that AWS and VMware are building one cloud on two platforms. Traditionally AWS cloud has been somewhat fenced off, but no longer. In two …

HortonWorks and Cloudera Join Forces
December 13, 2018 – 9:38 pm | Comments Off on HortonWorks and Cloudera Join Forces
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Two heavyweights in the Hadoop world, Cloudera and Hortonworks, recently announced that they’d be joining their stocks and assets together in a complete merger. According to the Service Director for GlobalData, Brad Shimmin, this new …

Windows 10 tip: Run Ubuntu Linux in an enhanced Hyper-V session
December 13, 2018 – 9:29 pm | Comments Off on Windows 10 tip: Run Ubuntu Linux in an enhanced Hyper-V session
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If you have a PC running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, Microsoft recently made it much easier to run Ubuntu Linux. In September, they added a customized Hyper-V image for Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, the Long …

Review the top 9 virtualization techniques of the year
December 13, 2018 – 9:18 pm | Comments Off on Review the top 9 virtualization techniques of the year
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Virtualization administrators are constantly on the hunt for virtualization techniques to help make their work faster, more manageable and better optimized. The number of virtualization tools keeps growing, so admins must find the best use …

Meet Hyper-V cluster requirements to maintain high availability
December 12, 2018 – 11:17 pm | Comments Off on Meet Hyper-V cluster requirements to maintain high availability
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Hyper-V clusters can provide high availability for VMs. As such, IT administrators should use clusters for almost any Hyper-V production deployment. Smaller shops might instead consider using VM replication, which derives a slightly lesser degree …

Talking Databases With Hadoop Creator Doug Cutting
December 12, 2018 – 11:11 pm | Comments Off on Talking Databases With Hadoop Creator Doug Cutting
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The list of technologies that has been created because of the limitations of traditional, enterprise-grade relational databases is quite long, and yet these tried and true technologies persist at the heart of the modern enterprise. …

Lenovo Partners With Cumulus on Open Networking
December 11, 2018 – 11:47 pm | Comments Off on Lenovo Partners With Cumulus on Open Networking
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Lenovo is joining the growing ranks of hardware vendors offering disaggregated network switches that can run third-party operating systems.

Company officials this week unveiled the family of ThinkSystem RackSwitch networking gear that will run Cumulus Networks’ …

How does VMware Admission Control work?
December 11, 2018 – 11:22 pm | Comments Off on How does VMware Admission Control work?
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Use VMware Admission Control to reserve resources, control slot policy and ensure VM failover is possible. A high availability system relies on failover to restart a failed node on an available host. But in a …