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SolarWinds Deepens Infrastructure Visibility with Log Manager for Orion SOLARWINDS DEEPENS INFRASTRUCTURE VISIBILITY WITH LOG MANAGER FOR ORION

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Jul 18, 2018

SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced SolarWinds® Log Manager for Orion, a new, powerful log management tool for on-premises IT environments. Fully integrated with the SolarWinds Orion Platform , Log Manager is designed to provide the e...

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Hawaiki cable comes into service HAWAIKI CABLE COMES INTO SERVICE

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Jul 20, 2018

The US$300 million, 15,000km Hawaiki submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States has gone into commercial service after a 27 month construction by TE SubCom. Initial customers include Amazon Web Services, Vodafone, the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (AS...

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Google has begun work on its first privately built trans-Atlantic subsea cable GOOGLE HAS BEGUN WORK ON ITS FIRST PRIVATELY BUILT TRANS-ATLANTIC SUBSEA CABLE

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Jul 17, 2018

Google LLC said today it’s beefing up its cloud infrastructure network with what it said will be the first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable built by a nontelecommunications company. The Dunant Cable will span the Atlantic Ocean from Virginia Beach in the U.S. to the west coast of France by ...

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Telstra eyes redundancies in enterprise sales and service teams TELSTRA EYES REDUNDANCIES IN ENTERPRISE SALES AND SERVICE TEAMS

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Jul 18, 2018

elstra says it has proposed changes to its operating model across its enterprise sales and service teams that, if implemented, will see a 110 net reduction in headcount as well as cuts to some local and international contractor. A spokesperson for the telco said that the proposed redundancies are &l...

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Will AWS Join the Enterprise Network Switch Market? WILL AWS JOIN THE ENTERPRISE NETWORK SWITCH MARKET?

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Jul 17, 2018

A number of articles surfaced last Friday about AWS selling network switching infrastructure used in its own environment to enterprises. This news had a ripple effect in the market as some of the major network companies saw a dip in their stock prices. If the sources are accurate, AWS is, at the ver...

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2degrees streamlines data storage with Commvault HyperScale 2DEGREES STREAMLINES DATA STORAGE WITH COMMVAULT HYPERSCALE

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Jul 03, 2018

2degrees has deployed Commvault’s HyperScale data storage software as part of an upgrade to its data protection and management infrastructure. Commvault HyperScale is software that can be implemented on a hardware platform of the user’s choice in a reference architecture approach. It is ...

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On the (smart) road: How infrastructure can benefit from IoT ON THE (SMART) ROAD: HOW INFRASTRUCTURE CAN BENEFIT FROM IOT

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Jul 17, 2018

Our devices are getting smarter every day. Our homes are more connected, and our digital assistants can order us a pizza, get our groceries delivered, check the weather and even answer the door. Our cars are smart enough to drive or at least reverse park  themselves. Buildings and stadiums are ...

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Pulse Secure VPN enhanced to better support hybrid IT environments PULSE SECURE VPN ENHANCED TO BETTER SUPPORT HYBRID IT ENVIRONMENTS

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Jul 03, 2018

The workplace is changing rapidly as employees embrace mobility, applications are in the cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are instrumented for continuous connectivity and this is affecting how organizations must think about secure access. Regardless of the scenario, organizations want sol...

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The Importance of Cloud Infrastructure Compatibility and VMware Cloud on AWS THE IMPORTANCE OF CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE COMPATIBILITY AND VMWARE CLOUD ON AWS

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Jun 19, 2018

Much of the discussion when it comes to moving workloads from on-premises data centers to cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is about the need to lift and shift VMs. The problem is that much of the discussion is about what happens after the lift and shift, in terms of the operational and cost-...

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What I Learned at the Tufin Customer Conference (Tufinnovate) WHAT I LEARNED AT THE TUFIN CUSTOMER CONFERENCE (TUFINNOVATE)

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Jul 16, 2018

Last week, I attended Tufin’s annual customer conference, Tufinnovate, here in Boston. If you don’t know Tufin, the company focuses on network security policy management for enterprise organizations. Here are a few of my take-aways from the event: It’s all about operational efficie...

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Converged vs Hyperconverged – What’s Driving the Decision CONVERGED VS HYPERCONVERGED – WHAT’S DRIVING THE DECISION

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Jun 11, 2018

Organizations are being told to digitally transform, to become more agile, and to respond to the business faster in order to survive in a highly competitive market. And one way organizations are digitally transforming is by modernizing their infrastructures, which means shifting from a traditional 3...

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Support Extended for Cloud Migrations MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2008 SUPPORT EXTENDED FOR CLOUD MIGRATIONS

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Jul 13, 2018

In a little less than a year, Microsoft will end support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. But businesses looking to eke a few more years out of their existing database investments, minus their server hardware expenditures, can buy more time by moving to the cloud. Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice pres...

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How to make multi-cloud work for government HOW TO MAKE MULTI-CLOUD WORK FOR GOVERNMENT

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May 15, 2018

Through her work at IDC, Adelaide drives better understanding of the full scope of efforts needed for digital transformation. This includes focusing on innovative technologies like Big Data, AI, cognitive, and cloud in the context of government. Her research includes threats and opportunities facing...

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5 Reasons Cloud UC and BroadSoft Are Top of Mind 5 REASONS CLOUD UC AND BROADSOFT ARE TOP OF MIND

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Jul 12, 2018

I had the pleasure of attending my first Cisco Live event in Orlando last month. There, my Cisco colleague Andy Johnston and I shared an overview of the cloud unified communications market to a standing-room‑only audience. We described how the combined strength of the Cisco and BroadSoft calling por...

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MAKING THE EDGE AND CLOUD WORK  FOR ENTERPRISE APPS MAKING THE EDGE AND CLOUD WORK FOR ENTERPRISE APPS

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Jun 26, 2018

There’s a world of data being created that never reaches it to the cloud. Some edge data is collected and forwarded over local networks for cloud native apps. SWIM.AI CTO, Simon Crosby, explains in the most recent L8istSh9y Podcast, “the enterprise as we know it is drowning in vast amoun...

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IT’S NOT EDGE VS. CLOUD, IT’S FAST VS. SLOW IT’S NOT EDGE VS. CLOUD, IT’S FAST VS. SLOW

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Jul 03, 2018

I’ve read (and written) a lot about edge computing over the past year, and it seems like the edge story is continually pitched as being in competition with cloud technologies. For years, cloud providers have touted connectivity and big data analytics as a panacea for building distributed appli...

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Google and Cisco tease hybrid-cloud play based on Kubernetes GOOGLE AND CISCO TEASE HYBRID-CLOUD PLAY BASED ON KUBERNETES

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Jun 11, 2018

Cisco Systems Inc. and Google Inc. Monday revealed more details about a planned hybrid cloud offering designed to help customers build apps that span on-premises data centers and the public cloud. The companies announced the Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud last year. At the time, they s...

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Using Continuous Jobs with AWS IoT Device Management USING CONTINUOUS JOBS WITH AWS IOT DEVICE MANAGEMENT

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Jun 04, 2018

In an earlier Using Over-the-Air Updates with AWS IoT Device Management blog post, we showed you how to create a simple AWS IoT snapshot job and track its progress. In this post, we will show you step-by-step how to configure and create an AWS IoT continuous job. A continuous job is a long running j...

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Do you Trust your IoT Device and its Vendor? DO YOU TRUST YOUR IOT DEVICE AND ITS VENDOR?

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Jun 12, 2018

Does your vendor care about deploying security patches or firmware updates? Do they understand the constrains of an Internet of Things (IoT) architecture? Do they communicate important actions you need to take and are committed to conducting business at the highest standards? If you have not asked y...

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A Security Fabric for the Internet of Things A SECURITY FABRIC FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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Jun 26, 2018

Do you know what is connected to your network right now? If you don’t, your network is vulnerable to attacks you might never see coming. You can’t protect what you don’t know exists. You’re in good company if you’re mistaken about what’s connecting to your network...

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Service Provider Digital Transformation and Security SERVICE PROVIDER DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND SECURITY

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Jul 05, 2018

For many service providers, the digital transformation journey may not be the smoothest. Many service providers (SP) are going through a phase where they are either trying to understand the new technologies or in the process of early adoption and implementation–with a majority just beginning t...

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Protecting against the latest LTE network attacks PROTECTING AGAINST THE LATEST LTE NETWORK ATTACKS

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Jul 06, 2018

Recently, researchers have uncovered new attacks against the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network protocol. LTE, a type of 4G network, is a mobile communications standard used by billions of devices around the world. Security researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and New York University Abu Dha...

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Aruba Integrates Cloud-Managed SD-WAN Into Its Software-Defined Branch ARUBA INTEGRATES CLOUD-MANAGED SD-WAN INTO ITS SOFTWARE-DEFINED BRANCH

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Jun 19, 2018

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company, bundled SD-WAN, wired, and wireless networking technologies, along with unified security and policy enforcement, into a new edge offering it calls Software-Defined Branch (SD-Branch).“Software-Defined Branch is a unified, software-defined arch...

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Forcepoint, McAfee, and Symantec Join Silver Peak SD-WAN Security Alliance FORCEPOINT, MCAFEE, AND SYMANTEC JOIN SILVER PEAK SD-WAN SECURITY ALLIANCE

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Jun 21, 2018

Silver Peak increased the member to its security technology alliance with the addition of three new security providers: Forcepoint, McAfee, and Symantec. The companies join current members Check Point, Fortinet, OPAQ, Palo Alto Networks, and Zscaler. Silver Peak’s security alliance is meant to...

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Why SD-WAN Won’t Kill MPLS WHY SD-WAN WON’T KILL MPLS

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Jun 14, 2018

SD-WAN is an MPLS killer” is a common message from SD-WAN vendors trying to drum up new business and from broadband managed service providers competing with traditional enterprise-focused service providers. The idea is simple: enterprises can use the internet as a backbone with lower cost busi...

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IoT Attack: The Third Siege on Enterprise IT IOT ATTACK: THE THIRD SIEGE ON ENTERPRISE IT

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Jul 03, 2018

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) incursion saw waves of homogeneous, non-sanctioned devices invade the network. The emergence of Shadow IT resulted in the rapid adoption of non-sanctioned Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications to address business needs. Both BYOD and Shadow IT resulted in massive...

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Bringing your Internet of Things infrastructure into the digital age BRINGING YOUR INTERNET OF THINGS INFRASTRUCTURE INTO THE DIGITAL AGE

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Apr 05, 2018

When Campofrio Food Group’s 17-year-old factory in Burgos, Spain, famously burned to the ground, the multinational meat processor turned tragedy into opportunity. With an eye on digital transformation, Campofrio rebuilt the facility as a connected factory, powered by the Internet of Things (Io...

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Best Hybrid Backup for Business 2018: Solutions for the Entrepreneur BEST HYBRID BACKUP FOR BUSINESS 2018: SOLUTIONS FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR

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Jul 02, 2018

A hybrid backup client helps implement what backup strategists call the 3-2-1 backup rule, an approach that hinges upon the entirely justifiable belief that the best way to secure data is to maintain three copies of your critical files: two stored locally on different devices and the third stored re...

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FIVE KEY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN USING SD-WAN TO ACCELERATE OFFICE 365 FIVE KEY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN USING SD-WAN TO ACCELERATE OFFICE 365

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Jun 20, 2018

Enterprises migrating to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud-based offerings are learning the hard way that application performance varies wildly when end users are dispersed around the globe. Microsoft reports that more than 50% of its commercial Office customers are now in the cloud, and by July, t...

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Cisco Brings AI/ML Workloads to Hyperconverged Infrastructure CISCO BRINGS AI/ML WORKLOADS TO HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jun 11, 2018

A few months ago at NVIDIA GTC we discussed how you could run your AI/ML workloads on Cisco infrastructure and get the benefits of integrated management and solve your data gravity problem. At the same time, we introduced our collaboration with Google to bring Kubeflow deployments on-premises. Now w...

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The Importance of Identifying Networking Solutions for Today’s Healthcare IT THE IMPORTANCE OF IDENTIFYING NETWORKING SOLUTIONS FOR TODAY’S HEALTHCARE IT

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Jun 18, 2018

Healthcare IT is changing rapidly, with new levels of connectivity that allow patients’ electronic medical records (EMRs) to follow them from one appointment to the next. This offers better care for patients, but it also adds a few healthcare networking challenges. The increased availability o...

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3 Benefits from SD-WAN for a Smooth Transition to SaaS 3 BENEFITS FROM SD-WAN FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO SAAS

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Jun 21, 2018

As a trend in business IT, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) might seem like old news. Major SaaS applications, from Salesforce to Microsoft Office 365, have been productivity staples for many years, and cloud services in general are continuing their long-term trajectory of consuming bigger portions of I...

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Upgrade to New-age IT Infra with RIM Services UPGRADE TO NEW-AGE IT INFRA WITH RIM SERVICES

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May 08, 2018

An effective infrastructure is one aspect that has become mandatory for companies to progress and stay ahead in the competitive market scenario. With the ever-growing technology advancements, need of the hour is to have relevant infrastructure that can support the deployed technical environment to a...

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Are you just getting by with outdated IT infrastructure? ARE YOU JUST GETTING BY WITH OUTDATED IT INFRASTRUCTURE?

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Jun 25, 2018

Remaining competitive in today’s modern workplace is all about supporting the vastly different and diversified requirements of an increasingly mobile workforce. You need to flexibly manage, reliably deliver, and completely secure business applications, devices, and data, end to end. Anything l...

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Three Options for Managing Secure Wireless Access THREE OPTIONS FOR MANAGING SECURE WIRELESS ACCESS

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Jun 22, 2018

As wireless access infrastructures give organizations the ability to tap into powerful new business opportunities, network security teams face a number of management challenges. These include changing the way they deploy wireless access networks, manage connected devices, and support business applic...

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Cloud infrastructure designed for your business model CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGNED FOR YOUR BUSINESS MODEL

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Jun 20, 2018

When we talk about cloud, one of the most important challenges for cloud service providers is changing the old thinking about protecting data. With all of the cyberattacks being launched on companies, there’s no doubt that security is extremely important. It’s even more important if we c...

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How To Build A Healthcare SaaS Platform? HOW TO BUILD A HEALTHCARE SAAS PLATFORM?

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Jun 19, 2018

SaaS is a service model in cloud computing whereby the vendor provides a complete package of software applications over the Internet to their customers, who subscribe for this ‘service’. The vendor takes complete responsibility for infrastructure, security, upgrade, and overall managemen...

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Journey to the Cloud with AWS Managed Service Providers JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD WITH AWS MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS

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Jun 18, 2018

Given the extensive relationship of modern organizations with the Cloud, IT professionals are working to stay ahead of all the rapid changes within the industry. To remain prominent in the space of business evolution, it is always necessary to continue moving forward with the latest available techno...

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Cisco Stealthwatch: Security Analytics Services without upfront cost or risk CISCO STEALTHWATCH: SECURITY ANALYTICS SERVICES WITHOUT UPFRONT COST OR RISK

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Jun 14, 2018

As cybersecurity becomes more complex and demand grows for knowledgeable security staff, organizations will look for more ways to maximize their security budgets. One way to do so is to outsource security functions to a service provider. According to the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report, 49 pe...

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Your Guide to Understanding Common Hyper Converged Infrastructure Architectures YOUR GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING COMMON HYPER CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE ARCHITECTURES

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Jun 12, 2018

NetApp recently participated in Tech Field Day in Austin, Texas, where we introduced the three different hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions in the market today and the relative strengths and weaknesses of each. The three HCI architectures include: Hypervisor with storage in a virtual mac...

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COMMVAULT NOW QUALIFIED TO SUPPORT CISCO INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR MICROSOFT AZURE STACK COMMVAULT NOW QUALIFIED TO SUPPORT CISCO INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR MICROSOFT AZURE STACK

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Jun 11, 2018

Building upon our existing support for Cisco Data Center solutions including Cisco UCS (UCS S-Series and UCS C-Series), Cisco HyperFlex and converged infrastructure solutions like FlashStack, Commvault support for Cisco’s system for Azure Stack continues our leadership in empowering and protec...

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What You Don’t Need from an SD-WAN Vendor WHAT YOU DON’T NEED FROM AN SD-WAN VENDOR

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Jun 06, 2018

IT organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN). According to a July 2017 report from market-research firm IDC, SD-WAN adoption is seeing “remarkable growth” as companies look to streamline their WAN infrastructure and mo...

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Cloud Computing: Propagating Environmental Friendly Infrastructure CLOUD COMPUTING: PROPAGATING ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jun 05, 2018

The rapid industrial expansion has put natural resources at risk to the level that environmental sustainability has become one of the primary concerns of companies and governments. As the entire world is also well aware of their contribution to the environmental degradation, people have started to t...

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Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub now Validated on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure CLOUDERA ENTERPRISE DATA HUB NOW VALIDATED ON ORACLE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jun 07, 2018

We are proud to announce a validated reference architecture of Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Starting today you can deploy Cloudera's industry-leading big data technology on Oracle's high performance cloud with full Cloudera support. The Cloudera and Oracle par...

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Choice with Citrix: Cloud, Infrastructure and Device CHOICE WITH CITRIX: CLOUD, INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVICE

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Jun 05, 2018

Our strategy with Citrix Cloud is fundamentally different from many other clouds. We aren’t looking to lock-in customers. We’re looking to expand their choices. Let’s look at how Citrix helps ensure choice in cloud, infrastructure, and end-user devices. With almost every Enterprise...

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Why you should bet on Azure for your infrastructure needs, today and in the future WHY YOU SHOULD BET ON AZURE FOR YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS, TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE

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Jun 04, 2018

For the last few years, Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has been the primary service hosting customer applications. Azure VMs are the easiest to migrate from on-premises while still enabling you to modernize your IT infrastructure, improve efficiency, enhance security, manage apps better and redu...

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3 reasons why Azure’s infrastructure is secure 3 REASONS WHY AZURE’S INFRASTRUCTURE IS SECURE

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May 31, 2018

Microsoft Azure provides a secure foundation across physical, infrastructure, and operational security. Customers like Smithfield and Merrill Corporation choose Azure to be their trusted cloud due to its platform security. Microsoft invests over a billion dollars every year into security, including ...

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Can Cloud Testing accelerate your Digital Transformation efforts? CAN CLOUD TESTING ACCELERATE YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION EFFORTS?

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May 31, 2018

Industry reports and surveys have shown how Digital Transformation has been perceived by most CIOs as a process of mere technology adoption and execution. However, Digital Transformation draws a bigger picture, with tremendous scope for Organizational Transformation and Quality Transformation effort...

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How SD-WAN Sorts Edge Computing vs. Cloud Computing in the IIOT HOW SD-WAN SORTS EDGE COMPUTING VS. CLOUD COMPUTING IN THE IIOT

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May 30, 2018

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), sometimes called Industry 4.0, is a subset of the Internet of Things that primarily pertains to innovations in manufacturing. For instances, lean manufacturers that have already curbed waste throughout their production lines might harness the IIoT for furthe...

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Onboard the Network of Tomorrow- Stimulating digital transformation with SD-WAN ONBOARD THE NETWORK OF TOMORROW- STIMULATING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH SD-WAN

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May 30, 2018

How SD-WAN is helping businesses not only to address the increasing IT complexity, scalability and performance issues but also to improve bottom line. Organisations today have a unique opportunity to bank on the endless possibilities of Digital Transformation (DX). Carrying the entire DX bandwagon, ...

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6 ways to enhance your IT infrastructure 6 WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR IT INFRASTRUCTURE

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May 29, 2018

AI and cloud technologies are having a disruptive impact on IT, affecting everything from compute and storage requirements to developer tools. As a result, the hardware you procure today should not only meet your expectations, but it also should prepare you for what comes next. With that considerati...

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CLOUD DATA AND GDPR – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW CLOUD DATA AND GDPR – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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May 24, 2018

If you use the cloud, then your GDPR strategies must include cloud data management. The good news is that these very important elements can be aligned and deliver benefits to the organization’s overall data strategy and feed directly into digital transformation programs.

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How Can SD-WAN Augment your Compliance Posture? HOW CAN SD-WAN AUGMENT YOUR COMPLIANCE POSTURE?

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May 23, 2018

While multiple additional security solutions and processes are necessary for full compliance, modern SD-WAN platforms can play an important part in mitigating the risk of regulatory violations. They help reduce the likelihood of issues at remote or branch office (ROBO) sites and also simplify securi...

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Build a Continuous Integration pipeline using GitHub, Docker and Jenkins on Oracle Cloud Infrastucture BUILD A CONTINUOUS INTEGRATION PIPELINE USING GITHUB, DOCKER AND JENKINS ON ORACLE CLOUD INFRASTUCTURE

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May 24, 2018

The most important step for continuous delivery of software is Continuous Integration (CI). CI is a development practice where developers commit their code changes (usually small and incremental) to a centralized source repository, which in turns kicks off a set of automated build and tests. This gi...

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Navigating the Risks of an SD-WAN Deployment NAVIGATING THE RISKS OF AN SD-WAN DEPLOYMENT

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Apr 23, 2018

The beauty of SD-WAN is that it provides a virtual overlay to the existing network infrastructure, allowing network engineers to optimize the pathways that different types of traffic are directed to, according to how critical they are and what best optimizes costs.

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FIVE REASONS WHY IT’S TIME TO CONSIDER AN SD-WAN REFRESH FIVE REASONS WHY IT’S TIME TO CONSIDER AN SD-WAN REFRESH

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May 17, 2018

From bandwidth to consistency, there are a lot of reasons why an organization should consider SD-WAN over MPLS or the public Internet. With so many factors to consider, it can be tough to determine which option is going to be the best fit for an organization.

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2018 SD-WAN Survey: What Enterprises Want From Their SD-WAN Vendor 2018 SD-WAN SURVEY: WHAT ENTERPRISES WANT FROM THEIR SD-WAN VENDOR

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May 16, 2018

SD-WAN adoption is seeing rapid growth as companies look to streamline their WAN infrastructure and move toward more cloud-based applications. Much of the growth in SD-WAN adoption is from companies looking for ways to reduce the number of physical devices required to support applications as well as...

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DevOps and The Cloud are the Much-Needed Pillars of Digital Transformation DEVOPS AND THE CLOUD ARE THE MUCH-NEEDED PILLARS OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Apr 30, 2018

Digital transformation has become the new age mantra in this fast-paced tech equipped world. The Cloud has become synonymous with such modern age developments. One would ideally relate the development of the Cloud with digital transformation. However, the current situation could not be further from ...

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The Rise of Machine Learning-as-a-Service THE RISE OF MACHINE LEARNING-AS-A-SERVICE

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Apr 27, 2018

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have become two of the most important words to reckon; their use has become imperative in almost all industries of today. With the introduction of machine-learning-as-a-service, data science has become a focus of the masses within a short span of time. Wh...

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How to migrate to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using transactional replication HOW TO MIGRATE TO AMAZON RDS FOR SQL SERVER USING TRANSACTIONAL REPLICATION

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May 17, 2018

You can migrate your databases into Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server in multiple ways. Typically, you perform a simple backup and restore of the databases (along with scripting system objects such as logins). If you want a higher availability or lower downtime option, you might use the AWS Databa...

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Why SD-WAN Helps to Keep Up With IoT Sensors WHY SD-WAN HELPS TO KEEP UP WITH IOT SENSORS

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May 16, 2018

Most discussions of the Internet of Things (IoT) focus on devices, not networks. This angle is akin to trying to understand how a tree grows without looking at its roots: While the novel form factors, immense variety and massive overall scale of new IoT hardware are all worthy of attention, any set ...

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How Your Approach to SD-WAN Can Impact Your Network Security HOW YOUR APPROACH TO SD-WAN CAN IMPACT YOUR NETWORK SECURITY

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May 11, 2018

Because the cloud is growing in importance as a critical source for infrastructure, services, and applications, it is driving changes in traditional traffic patterns. As a result, organizations of all types are flocking to SD-WAN because it is well suited to addressing the emerging need for a cost-e...

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Is Converging Your IT and OT Networks Putting Your Organization at Risk? IS CONVERGING YOUR IT AND OT NETWORKS PUTTING YOUR ORGANIZATION AT RISK?

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May 09, 2018

To effectively compete in today’s digital market, and capitalize on the data being collected and processed, organizations need to be able to respond quickly to market shifts and consumer demands, fine tune production, realign resources, and manage infrastructure. Which is why nearly three-four...

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Empowering Security in the CSP’s IoT Infrastructure and Services EMPOWERING SECURITY IN THE CSP’S IOT INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES

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May 15, 2018

CSPs are well-positioned to benefit from the continuing growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and related systems—but only as long as the infrastructure can support some IoT-specific challenges, including of course security. Unlike the mobile device world, these infrastructures typically ...

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True Freedom of Cloud TRUE FREEDOM OF CLOUD

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May 08, 2018

Enterprise IT is increasingly hybrid and multi-cloud with companies looking to tap into the business benefits different cloud platforms are offering them. Without platform-independent solutions for every new platform, the administrative burden can increase to the extent it can annihilate the busines...

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Secure the Access and Use of SaaS & Web Apps in Your Digital Workspace SECURE THE ACCESS AND USE OF SAAS & WEB APPS IN YOUR DIGITAL WORKSPACE

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May 08, 2018

As enterprises embrace hybrid cloud, SaaS, and web apps, they face challenges ensuring a consistent end user experience, and guaranteeing security and compliance across their SaaS, hybrid, and multi-cloud application delivery environments. Citrix’s differentiated approach to security with secu...

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Multi-Segment Optimization: How Cato Cloud Modernizes WAN Optimization for Today’s SD-WAN MULTI-SEGMENT OPTIMIZATION: HOW CATO CLOUD MODERNIZES WAN OPTIMIZATION FOR TODAY’S SD-WAN

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Apr 30, 2018

WAN optimization was designed to overcome the limitations of MPLS-based networks. Bandwidth was expensive, which made every bit of performance essential (and, yes, pun intended). WAN optimization compensated for the latency and limited bandwidth of MPLS. Appliances deployed in branch offices and the...

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SD-WAN Enables a New Cloud-first Branch Strategy SD-WAN ENABLES A NEW CLOUD-FIRST BRANCH STRATEGY

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Apr 11, 2018

As enterprises and government agencies continue to migrate applications to the cloud and embrace IaaS, they are increasingly turning to leading hyper-scale cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) or Google Cloud to directly connect or hos...

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What is AI-as-a-Service? AIaaS Explained WHAT IS AI-AS-A-SERVICE? AIAAS EXPLAINED

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Apr 25, 2018

We’ve all heard of IaaS and SaaS before. These terms have become ubiquitous for infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service. Another variant is PaaS, short for platform-as-a-Service. Today, most companies are using at least one type of “as a service” offering as a way to ...

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The Best Tools for Cloud Infrastructure Automation THE BEST TOOLS FOR CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE AUTOMATION

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Apr 19, 2018

Cloud migrations don’t happen by themselves—there’s no shortage of tasks to complete before declaring the project a success. One of the biggest benefits of a cloud move is the opportunity to reduce toil and operating costs, and one of the most important elements is the automation a...

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Is your cloud GDPR compliant? IS YOUR CLOUD GDPR COMPLIANT?

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Apr 18, 2018

If cloud service providers follow DevOps and DevSecOps can help reduce the data breaches and improve code quality. Automation is also known to reduce the exploits and vulnerabilities. With a single platform to manage multiple cloud services can help reduce the complexity of managing security.

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BUILDING A MODERN CYBERSECURITY SYSTEM TO MEET GDPR COMPLIANCE BUILDING A MODERN CYBERSECURITY SYSTEM TO MEET GDPR COMPLIANCE

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Apr 03, 2018

For things that are dearest, most important and valuable to us, we come up with ways to protect them. Insurance policies, laws, to even safe deposit boxes and the hiring of security guards are all means to safeguard whatever deemed precious to us. The introduction of General Data Protection Regulati...

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A Look Behind the SD-WAN Scenes: How Do Cloud Security Integrations Work? A LOOK BEHIND THE SD-WAN SCENES: HOW DO CLOUD SECURITY INTEGRATIONS WORK?

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Apr 24, 2018

The rapid rise in SD-WAN deployments this decade shouldn't be surprising. It's the logical result of growing reliance on SaaS and IaaS solutions. Gartner has predicted $3.7 trillion in IT spending for 2018, with enterprise software seeing the highest year-over-year growth rate (9.5 percent) ...

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Cloud-Native Computing Takes Over IT Infrastructures CLOUD-NATIVE COMPUTING TAKES OVER IT INFRASTRUCTURES

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Apr 06, 2018

“Cloud-native” technology has likely come across your radar screen at some point in the last few years, but what does it mean, exactly? There’s a good explainer here on cloud-native computing, a concept that runs through any cloud service. Any applications, architectures, platforms...

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Optimization and Agility are Top Hybrid Networking Goals for IT Executives OPTIMIZATION AND AGILITY ARE TOP HYBRID NETWORKING GOALS FOR IT EXECUTIVES

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Apr 19, 2018

Most IT leaders aren’t particularly happy with the state of their WANs. What’s troubling them? Here are a few things: The lag in performance of critical cloud applications that companies need; The increases in WAN traffic and data that accelerate bandwidth consumption issues; The ongoing...

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the GDPR ORACLE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE GDPR

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Apr 09, 2018

The EU GDPR is a new, comprehensive data protection law that goes into effect on May 25, 2018. It applies broadly to organizations based in the EU and elsewhere that collect and process the personal information of individuals residing in the EU.

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Accelerating value in the API economy with mainframe ACCELERATING VALUE IN THE API ECONOMY WITH MAINFRAME

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Apr 19, 2018

The modern API enables frictionless access to new business ecosystems through simple, self-defining interfaces, without the need for extensive inter-company negotiation or customization of systems. More significantly, this “API economy” means organizations can tap into an unprecedented d...

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The latest on IBM Z and LinuxONE: Learn more at IBM TechU THE LATEST ON IBM Z AND LINUXONE: LEARN MORE AT IBM TECHU

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Apr 19, 2018

The market is abuzz with the latest IBM Z and LinuxONE announcements.  The new single frame 19-inch z14 and LinuxONE are here, with air flow, storage and system integrated into a standard rack. That means the ability to process over 850 million fully encrypted transactions in a single system th...

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The Secret Sauce for SaaS THE SECRET SAUCE FOR SAAS

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Apr 07, 2018

The SaaS industry is evolving incredibly quickly. Every year, new products and features are released that help to improve cost efficiency and productivity in offices everywhere. The case for the cloud keeps getting easier for IT admins to make, and as a result companies of all sizes are switching to...

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Combine organizational transformation and IBM Cloud infrastructure for a successful AI journey COMBINE ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION AND IBM CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A SUCCESSFUL AI JOURNEY

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Apr 18, 2018

If you stay up to date on the latest IT trends, you probably hear about AI, analytics and deep learning as the newest and most innovative technology for businesses…and rightfully so. According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC’s) latest research, it’s now a fact that ...

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4 Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2018 4 TRENDS TO KEEP AN EYE ON IN 2018

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Apr 12, 2018

2018 is already shaping up to be an exciting year which has already shown it is more about the new and emerging technologies than the existing platforms and trends out there. The use of server and desktop virtualization continues to soar and grow, but now the focus has turned to building and deliver...

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NVMe: Simple can be powerful NVME: SIMPLE CAN BE POWERFUL

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Apr 04, 2018

The problem-solving principle known as “Occam’s razor” states that the simplest solution is usually the best one. Essentially, this type of thinking helps explain the growing interest in Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over an Ethernet environment.

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Data protection in the new era of the data-driven economy DATA PROTECTION IN THE NEW ERA OF THE DATA-DRIVEN ECONOMY

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Apr 13, 2018

Some of the new criteria changing the protection paradigm are the demands for agility, reuse, productivity, security and automation. Organizations are embracing cloud in the pursuit of agility, and improved productivity (where obviously automation is key), and they are also concerned with security a...

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Container data availability and reuse CONTAINER DATA AVAILABILITY AND REUSE

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Mar 19, 2018

Containers provide rapid deployment in a lightweight framework. They are ideal for scaling up and down services, rapid provisioning for development and an integral part of many DevOps workflows. Containers have less overhead than virtual machines and the flexibility for practically any workload.

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Who do you trust with your IT security? WHO DO YOU TRUST WITH YOUR IT SECURITY?

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Mar 13, 2018

IBM Systems Lab Services works closely with IBM Systems product development.  It is our goal to help clients make optimal use of their IT infrastructure, ensure business value and take full advantage of the built-in security features of their IBM Power Systems, IBM Z and IBM Storage and Softwar...

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5 key reasons to opt for hyperconverged infrastructure 5 KEY REASONS TO OPT FOR HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE

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Apr 12, 2018

Let’s face it—traditional design for data center infrastructure doesn’t always meet today’s needs. Analytics, transaction processing, high-volume web serving and other data-intensive and mission-critical workloads place new and increased demands on the IT infrastructure. At t...

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The next phase of secured computing: IBM Cloud Private on Z THE NEXT PHASE OF SECURED COMPUTING: IBM CLOUD PRIVATE ON Z

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Jan 17, 2018

Modern technologies that adversely impact businesses are evolving faster than ever. Ransomware, malware, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, phishing — the list of threats is vast and continues to expand. As new trends emerge, it’s critical for organizations to stay ahead of th...

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The best and the brightest: “Thinking big” in the cloud THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST: “THINKING BIG” IN THE CLOUD

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Mar 20, 2018

In the session titled “Accessing digital business transformation with the secure cloud data center,” Bobby Cameron, VP and Principal Analyst with Forrester, set the stage for why companies are turning to multi-cloud infrastructures to connect digitally empowered customer to apps, data an...

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IBM unveils new cloud-ready mainframe based on single-frame design IBM UNVEILS NEW CLOUD-READY MAINFRAME BASED ON SINGLE-FRAME DESIGN

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Apr 10, 2018

Today, IBM announced its newest cloud-ready mainframes — the IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, the latest additions to its family of servers announced in 2017. The new systems feature a 19-inch industry standard, single-frame design allowing for easy placement into cloud data c...

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Keeping the pace of innovation for mainframe KEEPING THE PACE OF INNOVATION FOR MAINFRAME

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Apr 10, 2018

Business demands for trusted digital experiences and greater agility are two of the strongest currents driving business transformation and modernization these days, especially in the mainframe arena. This week, IBM is announcing a single-frame IBM Z built on an industry-standard 19” form facto...

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Scale massive SAP HANA database capacity in the cloud SCALE MASSIVE SAP HANA DATABASE CAPACITY IN THE CLOUD

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Apr 05, 2018

Every organization, including yours, wants an edge, whether that advantage is getting to market first, delivering exceptional customer experiences or creating unique operating efficiency. And now you have an easy starting point—SAP S/4HANA on IBM Power Systems servers in the IBM Cloud, a new c...

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Enter the world of quantum computing at Think 2018 ENTER THE WORLD OF QUANTUM COMPUTING AT THINK 2018

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Mar 07, 2018

Classical computers have been and will continue to be a driving problem-solving force, but many of the world’s biggest mysteries and potentially greatest opportunities remain beyond their grasp. To continue the pace of progress, we need to augment the classical approach to computing with a new...

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Forrester IT Infrastructure Study: Healthy IT Helps Businesses Thrive FORRESTER IT INFRASTRUCTURE STUDY: HEALTHY IT HELPS BUSINESSES THRIVE

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Apr 03, 2018

In a new study, Forrester Research surveyed 252 IT and communications infrastructure support professional to determine the extent to which the quality and availability of communications services are impacting customer and employee experience. Forrester asked how reactive or proactive they are in man...

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Why SD-WAN Streamlines Set Up of Multiple RBOs WHY SD-WAN STREAMLINES SET UP OF MULTIPLE RBOS

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Mar 26, 2018

Have you ever tried running a PC game or similarly demanding program on a system that just couldn't handle it? At best, you'll get some downgraded graphics and slower loading times. At worst, things might move along at a glacial place if at all, similar to the 1986 Apple Mac Plus (with a 8 M...

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Is It Time for Another IT Methodology Update? IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER IT METHODOLOGY UPDATE?

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Apr 03, 2018

The growth of the cloud computing industry continues to amaze. According to the gurus, we are still looking at annual global growth rates between 18% and 25%. Every new generation of people entering the world's workplaces right now uses the cloud and sees it as obvious, familiar, natural and saf...

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Infrastructure as Code: Accelerating Software Deployment INFRASTRUCTURE AS CODE: ACCELERATING SOFTWARE DEPLOYMENT

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Apr 02, 2018

The next-generation infrastructure management technologies are transforming the way we manage IT infrastructure. The extensive implementation of virtualization and cloud infrastructure has shifted the bottleneck from allocating servers to configuring them. The arduous process where it used to take a...

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CLOUD SCALABILITY: SCALE UP VS SCALE OUT CLOUD SCALABILITY: SCALE UP VS SCALE OUT

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Mar 15, 2018

Infrastructure scalability handles the changing needs of an application by statically adding or removing resources to meet changing application demands as needed. In most cases, this is handled by scaling up (vertical scaling) and/or scaling out (horizontal scaling).

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5 Mistakes Enterprises Make Outsourcing Mobile App Development 5 MISTAKES ENTERPRISES MAKE OUTSOURCING MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 20, 2018

In many ways, mobile app development can transform business operations, and the final product is an engaging and effective way to interact with consumers. Over time, millions of smart, well-designed apps have given businesses the opportunity to accomplish what was previously unimaginable; however, c...

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The Best Network Design for SaaS and Web Apps THE BEST NETWORK DESIGN FOR SAAS AND WEB APPS

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Mar 08, 2018

There are plenty of shiny new technologies available to enterprise IT teams today. The network underpins business infrastructure, and it’s key to making all these new applications and tools work smoothly.

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Leveraging Cloud-based Infrastructure for Testing of Mobile Applications LEVERAGING CLOUD-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TESTING OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS

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Mar 26, 2018

The velocity of mobile applications deployment is increasing each day. Organizations are striving to get those new applications/ features to market ahead of their competition. For this, testing the application quickly is crucial than ever. However, testers face numerous challenges such as unreliable...

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Doing a Cloud Computing Reality Check DOING A CLOUD COMPUTING REALITY CHECK

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Mar 22, 2018

For at least the last couple of years, IT has been pressured to put everything into the cloud. Whether it’s new startup operating entirely in the cloud or a large, established enterprise trying to migrate, cloud computing has been positioned as the obvious evolution of IT.

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Silver Peak WAN Optimization in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure SILVER PEAK WAN OPTIMIZATION IN ORACLE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

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Mar 20, 2018

We are pleased to announce the availability of Unity EdgeConnect, a software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution by Silver Peak. With Unity EdgeConnect companies can connect their branch offices to applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) over broadband internet, providing higher av...

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Why SSDs Matter for Application Development WHY SSDS MATTER FOR APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 06, 2018

Docker containers enable teams to work in this manner—to decompose your application and develop it in a distributed way. At a time when application development is more complex and developers use multiple OSes to build development environments, containers bring consistency across the team. Cont...

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Simplify Complexity with Alibaba Cloud’s Network Infrastructure Services SIMPLIFY COMPLEXITY WITH ALIBABA CLOUD’S NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

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Mar 15, 2018

The cloud is everywhere. We all have access to online software products whose nuts and bolts live in external data centers, even if it’s just a search engine that we use. Yet it seems like only a moment ago that the daily grind involved bulky hardware, tripping over wires, and waiting for the ...

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Accelerating the Multi-Cloud Migration with SD-WAN ACCELERATING THE MULTI-CLOUD MIGRATION WITH SD-WAN

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Jan 09, 2018

A multi-cloud solution provides enterprises with an integrated environment to migrate workloads between multiple public clouds or between private and public clouds, depending on the compute services required and application hosting requirements.

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SD-WAN is Driving a New Approach to Security SD-WAN IS DRIVING A NEW APPROACH TO SECURITY

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Feb 06, 2018

The increasing adoption of SaaS and IaaS applications and infrastructure has been a catalyst for the rapid adoption of SD-WAN architectures. Directly connecting users to SaaS/IaaS instances from branch offices using lower cost internet services to augment (or even replace) MPLS provides the highest ...

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Why Enterprises Are Upgrading From Hybrid WAN to SD-WAN WHY ENTERPRISES ARE UPGRADING FROM HYBRID WAN TO SD-WAN

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Mar 05, 2018

Network needs are changing as enterprises engage more fully with cloud technology. With an increased investment in cloud migration, the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), and a focus on video conferencing to support virtual teams, network infrastructure is requiring a new approach. Two s...

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Turning IT Infrastructure Optimization From Theory to Reality TURNING IT INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIMIZATION FROM THEORY TO REALITY

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Mar 09, 2018

IT infrastructure has long been viewed as a cost center to most businesses, often little more than a burden to be managed. Maintaining sufficient resources across network, storage, and compute while minimizing downtime were the original standards by which this function was judged.

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SD-WANs Streamline Migration to Hybrid-Cloud Infrastructure SD-WANS STREAMLINE MIGRATION TO HYBRID-CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jan 29, 2018

Hybrid cloud ideally combines the best of public and private cloud. In that sense, it's like the third bowl of porridge tasted in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" – i.e., something that's "just right," without extreme flaws in either direction. In the case of hybrid...

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How to Get More from MPLS WANs HOW TO GET MORE FROM MPLS WANS

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Mar 07, 2018

Servers and other IT equipment were once replaced like clockwork on 3-year cycles as their warranties expired and newer models became available. But more recently, some organizations have opted to hold on to aging hardware longer, in some cases virtualizing it for use in hyperconverged infrastructur...

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An Overview of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) AN OVERVIEW OF VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE (VDI)

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Dec 11, 2017

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has been on the rise in the IT sector in the last couple of years. Once virtualization of servers became something of the ordinary, desktops soon followed. Unlike servers, desktops are affected by many factors that you should be aware of.

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Public, Private or Hybrid: Which Cloud Infrastructure is Best for Your Enterprise? PUBLIC, PRIVATE OR HYBRID: WHICH CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE IS BEST FOR YOUR ENTERPRISE?

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Feb 21, 2018

Presently, more than 95 percent of all businesses use the cloud in some form or other, as reported by the Cloud Industry Forum, and lots of them are planning to increase their investments in Cloud Technology this year. According to Forrester, more than 50 percent of global enterprises will rely on a...

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SaaS IdP: Software-as-a-Service Identity Provider SAAS IDP: SOFTWARE-AS-A-SERVICE IDENTITY PROVIDER

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Jan 16, 2018

The concept of a SaaS IdP (Software-as-a-Service Identity Provider) is a potential game changer for cloud-forward IT organizations. This is because the identity provider has traditionally been a complex on-prem solution like Microsoft® Active Directory® (AD) or OpenLDAP™. Fortunately, ...

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Three Reasons why SD-WAN is the Future of Branch Network Infrastructure THREE REASONS WHY SD-WAN IS THE FUTURE OF BRANCH NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

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Dec 07, 2017

As we near 2018, any business with a substantial number of branch locations or a large volume of mobile workers utilising myriad devices to access the network, should be thinking seriously about transitioning to SD-WAN if they aren’t already. I’ve heard some industry experts refer to SD-...

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What is Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) and when should I use it? Pros and cons of HCI and traditional architecture WHAT IS HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE (HCI) AND WHEN SHOULD I USE IT? PROS AND CONS OF HCI AND TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE

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Feb 10, 2018

In a traditional cloud environment, four node types are common: Controllers, compute nodes, storage nodes, and network nodes. This affords the design some flexibility, but on the surface it looks more complex than a hyperconverged design, where compute nodes also provide storage and networking servi...

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Checklist: 5 Must-Ask Questions HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE CHECKLIST: 5 MUST-ASK QUESTIONS

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Jan 26, 2018

Every pilot knows about the pre-flight checklist: the items that must be checked and meet a standard of satisfaction before the pilot turns over the engine. Without it, the pilot could be in a world of hurt; if they haven’t checked the fuel for water, the engine could fail. If the control surf...

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Driving Businesses Forward With Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) DRIVING BUSINESSES FORWARD WITH INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE (IAAS)

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It’s no shocker that forward-thinking organizations want to be very fast and as 2016 is nearly over we figured it was time to recap on some of the important trends this year has brought to the cloud industry, but most importantly to the consumer cloud experience.

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The Importance Of IaaS To DevOps THE IMPORTANCE OF IAAS TO DEVOPS

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Cloud Computing has been part of the internet service delivery landscape for over a decade, and has now become so ubiquitous that even our friends and family that are not in the industry understand what it is. As “The Cloud” has grown and expanded, so to has the concept of DevOps and wha...

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Navigating Today’s Cloud Market: Consider Infrastructure as-a-Service NAVIGATING TODAY’S CLOUD MARKET: CONSIDER INFRASTRUCTURE AS-A-SERVICE

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Feb 06, 2018

Cloud, cloud, cloud. There are so many commercials and advertisements talking about cloud, you could start a new drinking game each time you hear the word. What is this cloud thing we keep hearing about? There are many kinds of cloud offerings today, but the category I want to focus on in this blog ...

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The Unavoidable – Creating an IT Infrastructure Blue Print for your organizations future THE UNAVOIDABLE – CREATING AN IT INFRASTRUCTURE BLUE PRINT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATIONS FUTURE

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IT Infrastructure management plays a significant role in the transformation of any business. With the technologies and solutions used in the IT infrastructure changing, it is imperative to have a dynamic infrastructure to support the rising intelligence of the business and IT infrastructure assets.

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How to optimize your IT Infrastructure Smartly HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR IT INFRASTRUCTURE SMARTLY

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It’s a new year and once again data center professionals are looking at new ways to make their infrastructure even more efficient. While many enterprises have been able to creatively manage IT demand without much infrastructure change, exponential data growth is driving the need for infrastruc...

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Why Hyperconveregence Infrastructure Matters? WHY HYPERCONVEREGENCE INFRASTRUCTURE MATTERS?

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Today, Hyperconvergence Infrastructure it is one of the fastest-growing methods for deploying IT in the data center, as IT departments look for ways to adjust to their new role in business and new demands that are placed on them. Gartner expects it to go from zero in 2012 to a $5 billion market by 2...

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Understanding Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS): Here’s What Businesses Need to Know UNDERSTANDING INFRASTRUCTURE-AS-A-SERVICE (IAAS): HERE’S WHAT BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW

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Jan 31, 2018

When major leaps in virtualization and various other technologies started to converge into what now known as “cloud computing”, the IT world underwent a seismic shift, which gave birth to a powerful force known as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Today, it is one of the three main cat...

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IaaS vs. PaaS: Which Cloud Model is Right for Your Business? IAAS VS. PAAS: WHICH CLOUD MODEL IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

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As technology progresses, general computing and development knowledge becomes more widespread, and companies have the ability to demand more flexible options. The line between IaaS vs. PaaS is increasingly blurred, but not completely obscured.

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How MSPs Leverage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) HOW MSPS LEVERAGE INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE (IAAS)

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Jan 17, 2018

Many enterprises mainly rely on MSPs to manage their technology, and the deployment of cloud-based solutions with the help of a trusted managed service provider is rapidly becoming the norm. Enterprise architecture innovation leaders can greatly benefit from utilizing high-quality managed services w...

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How to Build an Effective Cloud Performance Testing Strategy? HOW TO BUILD AN EFFECTIVE CLOUD PERFORMANCE TESTING STRATEGY?

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Cloud computing services are leveraged by enterprises to not just cut down the infrastructure costs, but to bring more efficiency and agility to the process. In an environment where it is absolutely necessary to build the right strategy for testing applications in the Cloud environment, Performance ...

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An Insight into Cloud Testing AN INSIGHT INTO CLOUD TESTING

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Dec 22, 2017

Cloud testing is a form of testing in which applications use cloud computing environment and cloud infrastructure. The cloud infrastructure includes hardware and bandwidth that closely simulates real world conditions and parameters. Testing a Cloud includes availability, security, performance, inter...

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OpenStack: private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) OPENSTACK: PRIVATE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE-AS-A-SERVICE (IAAS)

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Dec 12, 2017

OpenStack is a combination of open source projects that use pooled virtual resources to build and manage private and public clouds. Six of these projects handle the core cloud computing services of compute, networking, storage, identity, and image services, while more than a dozen optional projects ...

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Get a glimpse into the future of our network infrastructure with three new capabilities GET A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE OF OUR NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE WITH THREE NEW CAPABILITIES

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Oct 26, 2017

If you’re an application developer or a DevOps professional, chances are you want your apps up and running right away. Moreover, you don’t want to be burdened with the time and complexity involved in setting up the underlying network and security. This is why IBM Cloud is an essential ch...

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SDN and SD-WAN, Software-Defined Success is Driving Adoption SDN AND SD-WAN, SOFTWARE-DEFINED SUCCESS IS DRIVING ADOPTION

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May 01, 2017

Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been around for several years, but only recently has this technology taken flight and a lot of enterprises and service providers have successfuly deployed some form of SDN technology in production. As IT and Line of Business (LOB) leaders have begun to realize t...

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Experience IT infrastructure reimagined at Think 2018 EXPERIENCE IT INFRASTRUCTURE REIMAGINED AT THINK 2018

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Feb 07, 2018

The era of artificial intelligence (AI) is upon us. Applying deep learning and turning data into AI insights requires organizations to reimagine their IT infrastructure. Business and IT leaders also have a tremendous opportunity to learn more about cognitive infrastructure and chart their way forwar...

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5 Things to Know about Modernizing Your IT Infrastructure 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MODERNIZING YOUR IT INFRASTRUCTURE

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Feb 01, 2018

New business demands are driving new applications, which get us into a digital world. A rich, meaningful digital experienceis the key to effective engagement in today’s integrated digital world. Companies are able to customize digital experiences for their employees with personalized, targeted...

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The New Age of ITSM – What to Expect and How to Prepare THE NEW AGE OF ITSM – WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO PREPARE

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Feb 01, 2018

The contribution of ITSM towards business value is significant, and is slowly witnessing a resurgence with the adoption of exciting new technologies. This is good news, considering that ITSM was slowly finding itself being nudged to the sidelines. Adoption of Agile, DevOps, Cloud, Automation, Machin...

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4 Ways to Protect Your Cloud-Based IT Infrastructure 4 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR CLOUD-BASED IT INFRASTRUCTURE

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Cloud-based IT applications (applications that are hosted on the web, rather than your desktop computer or a local server) are becoming more and more popular in offices and workspaces. If your company uses Office 365, Salesforce, or Google Apps, you’re already in the cloud.

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Corral your growing storage infrastructure! CORRAL YOUR GROWING STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE!

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Jan 25, 2018

Businesses today are measured by their ability to meet customer demand for anytime/anywhere products and services. Technologies such as cloud, mobility, social media, cognitive/AI, the Internet of Things and virtual reality are creating new business performance benchmarks and generating an explosion...

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Software development discipline reshapes infrastructure SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT DISCIPLINE RESHAPES INFRASTRUCTURE

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Sep 21, 2017

Software engineering has delivered goodness that the world relies on every day. Gone are the days of software that crashes frequently. Software is now reliable, and changes made to software are seldom disruptive.  Software vendors quickly adapt to new features in operating systems and hardware....

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Simplifies Cloud & Virtualisation Adoption HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE SIMPLIFIES CLOUD & VIRTUALISATION ADOPTION

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As most large enterprises start the long journey to the Cloud, more should consider HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) as the ideal platform for scalable cost effective deployments. HCI is a rapidly evolving and game changing technology that massively simplifies the deployment of virtual environmen...

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Software Defined Application And Infrastructure Market Predicted to Rise at a Lucrative CAGR throughout 2025 SOFTWARE DEFINED APPLICATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET PREDICTED TO RISE AT A LUCRATIVE CAGR THROUGHOUT 2025

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Jan 31, 2018

Traditionally, applications were considered as a self-contained single unit but this perception has been changed due to the introduction of software defined applications. Software defined applications are the group of independent micro-services which communicates with each other via application prog...

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Upping its bet on software containers, Red Hat acquires CoreOS for $250M UPPING ITS BET ON SOFTWARE CONTAINERS, RED HAT ACQUIRES COREOS FOR $250M

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Jan 30, 2018

Enterprise Linux company Red Hat Inc. today made what’s probably the most significant acquisition in information technology so far this year, announcing a deal to buy Kubernetes-focused startup CoreOS Inc. for $250 million.The move is viewed as an attempt by Red Hat to bring in more talent and...

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Microsoft acquires PlayFab to make Azure cloud service better for online games MICROSOFT ACQUIRES PLAYFAB TO MAKE AZURE CLOUD SERVICE BETTER FOR ONLINE GAMES

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Jan 29, 2018

Microsoft Corp.’s Azure cloud platform is about to get more interesting for game developers, as the company announced today that it has acquired PlayFab Inc., a startup that provides a backend platform for online games.The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but PlayFab has raised at least $...

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Are you a bystander in the race to adopt enterprise cloud? Time to change gears ARE YOU A BYSTANDER IN THE RACE TO ADOPT ENTERPRISE CLOUD? TIME TO CHANGE GEARS

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Jan 30, 2018

As with all things to do with technology, the role of a CIO is also undergoing a remarkable transformation. With growth as their key priority, CIOs are expected to walk a fine tightrope in order to unlock new growth and save costs, whilst also driving innovation and change - all as quickly as possib...

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Dell enterprise group shakeup aims to boost sagging storage sales DELL ENTERPRISE GROUP SHAKEUP AIMS TO BOOST SAGGING STORAGE SALES

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Jan 25, 2018

Dell Technologies Inc. is shaking up its Infrastructure Solutions Group with a series of organizational changes that boost the influence of Dell veterans at the expense of executives who came over with the computer giant’s 2016 acquisition of EMC Corp. Just four months after former ISG preside...

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Cisco’s HyperFlex multicloud platform gains support for containers CISCO’S HYPERFLEX MULTICLOUD PLATFORM GAINS SUPPORT FOR CONTAINERS

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Jan 25, 2018

Cisco Systems Inc. Thursday said it’s updating its hyper-converged infrastructure platform HyperFlex to enable both multi-cloud deployments and management of on-premises software containers. HyperFlex 3.0 is a platform that combines hardware from Cisco with software obtained from Springpath In...

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Cisco to acquire hyperconverged infrastructure startup Skyport Systems CISCO TO ACQUIRE HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE STARTUP SKYPORT SYSTEMS

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Jan 24, 2018

Cisco Systems Inc. today announced plans to acquire Skyport Systems Inc., a five-year-old hyper-converged infrastructure provider backed by $67 million in funding. Investors in the startup include big names such as Intel Capital, Alphabet Inc.’s GV and Index Ventures. Cisco itself also backed ...

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Enterprise spending on IT infrastructure hardware grows 3% in 2017 ENTERPRISE SPENDING ON IT INFRASTRUCTURE HARDWARE GROWS 3% IN 2017

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Jan 04, 2018

Enterprise spending on information technology hardware grew at a healthy clip in the past 12 months, with combined revenues across six major market segments rising by almost 3 percent, according to new data from Synergy Research Group.The analyst firm said that aggregated revenue for enterprise IT i...

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Converged Infrastructure Market Segments, Opportunity, Growth and Forecast By End-use Industry 2017 – 2027 CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET SEGMENTS, OPPORTUNITY, GROWTH AND FORECAST BY END-USE INDUSTRY 2017 – 2027

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Jan 24, 2018

Converged infrastructure market is growing rapidly as it reduces the total operating cost of an IT infrastructure and high level of flexibility for enterprises. Converged infrastructure has reduced the load of deploying and managing the networks, storage, servers, and other applications for the data...

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ZeroStack wants to put IT behind the wheel of the ‘self-driving cloud’ ZEROSTACK WANTS TO PUT IT BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE ‘SELF-DRIVING CLOUD’

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Jan 22, 2018

The term “self-driving car” has worked its way into such widespread use that it’s become a part of the popular lexicon. Now the “self-driving cloud” may soon become a commonly used term as well. ZeroStack Inc. employs intelligent software to deliver a self-driving priva...

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DevOps Shines as Federal IT Modernization Efforts Grow DEVOPS SHINES AS FEDERAL IT MODERNIZATION EFFORTS GROW

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Jan 22, 2018

The Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT) and other related initiatives are pushing agencies to move away from aging, legacy applications as well as costly, complex software projects. The goal is to have more secure, agile, and cost-effective IT infrastructures replace them. DevOps, a moniker ...

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“With CI, Infrastructure Is Less A Business Constraint And More A Business Enabler” “WITH CI, INFRASTRUCTURE IS LESS A BUSINESS CONSTRAINT AND MORE A BUSINESS ENABLER”

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Jan 08, 2018

Organizations today are faced with the challenge of modernizing their IT infrastructure but reducing their infrastructure footprint. They are looking for scalable solutions that grow as the organization grows. This is where hyper-converged infrastructure comes into play. Hyper-converged infrastructu...

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IT Modernization: Rationalization and Consolidation of Infrastructure IT MODERNIZATION: RATIONALIZATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jan 18, 2018

Technology changes rapidly and is leaving many organizations struggling to figure out a path for modernizing their operations.  Gartner recommends before spending large amounts of money to completely replace an existing system, a better plan is first try to simplify your existing assets and sys...

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Internet solutions connects to Microsoft Azure network INTERNET SOLUTIONS CONNECTS TO MICROSOFT AZURE NETWORK

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Jan 19, 2018

Pan-African Internet services provider, Internet Solutions has incorporated its CloudConnect colocation connectivity solution into Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute network. With Internet Solutions’ carrier infrastructure, Azure ExpressRoute users in Africa will link directly to the Microso...

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Cloud IT Infrastructure Hardware Market Headed for Growth and Global Expansion by 2027 CLOUD IT INFRASTRUCTURE HARDWARE MARKET HEADED FOR GROWTH AND GLOBAL EXPANSION BY 2027

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Jan 19, 2018

Cloud IT infrastructure hardware is present in all the three cloud computing models – infrastructure as a service, platform as a service and software as a service. Companies either purchase these cloud IT infrastructure hardware or take them on rent from various cloud infrastructure vendors. U...

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Botmetric Announces API Access for AWS & Azure Cloud Management BOTMETRIC ANNOUNCES API ACCESS FOR AWS & AZURE CLOUD MANAGEMENT

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Jan 18, 2018

While cloud is revolutionizing the way we do business, organizations are waking up to the challenges posed by cloud management. Today many businesses use disparate and non-connected tools to manage the cloud. And when you add the legacy IT management tools into the equation it becomes murkier. The n...

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Amazon bags Comcast as its latest marquee customer AMAZON BAGS COMCAST AS ITS LATEST MARQUEE CUSTOMER

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Jan 16, 2018

Public cloud giant Amazon Web Services Inc. has bagged itself yet another marquee customer: Comcast Cable, the flagship business subsidiary of cable television provider Comcast Corp. Comcast isn’t exactly a new customer for Amazon, but in its announcement today the company said it chose AWS as...

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Managed Infrastructure Services Market Value Share, Analysis and Segments 2016-2026 MANAGED INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES MARKET VALUE SHARE, ANALYSIS AND SEGMENTS 2016-2026

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Jan 17, 2018

Few of the trends that have been observed in the managed infrastructure services market are rise of Internet of Things (IoT) which has encouraged managed service providers to offer services that support IoT. Also, data security has always been a concern for any large-scale enterprise, hence managed ...

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AWS debuts Auto Scaling service to automate the control of application resources AWS DEBUTS AUTO SCALING SERVICE TO AUTOMATE THE CONTROL OF APPLICATION RESOURCES

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Jan 17, 2018

Amazon Web Services Inc. is making it easier for its customers to optimize applications running on its infrastructure with a new service launched Tuesday called AWS Auto Scaling. Amazon users will be aware that the company has already offered automatic scaling services for some time already, but up ...

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Cloud28+ aims to improve global cloud ecosystem through knowledge, choice CLOUD28+ AIMS TO IMPROVE GLOBAL CLOUD ECOSYSTEM THROUGH KNOWLEDGE, CHOICE

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Jan 04, 2018

As enterprises around the world charge toward adoption of cloud computing, many regions are limited in their abilities to remain competitive with a lack of infrastructure and accessible technologies. To address these issues and extend the opportunity to innovate to businesses everywhere, Hewlett Pac...

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Microsoft to acquire hybrid cloud specialist Avere Systems MICROSOFT TO ACQUIRE HYBRID CLOUD SPECIALIST AVERE SYSTEMS

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Jan 03, 2018

Microsoft Corp. this morning announced that it has inked an agreement to acquire Avere Systems Inc., a hybrid cloud provider focused on helping enterprises better use cloud infrastructure. Pittsburgh-based Avere sells software and appliances that enable companies to link their on-premises hardware w...

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Amazon and Salesforce are reportedly moving away from Oracle’s database – but it won’t be easy AMAZON AND SALESFORCE ARE REPORTEDLY MOVING AWAY FROM ORACLE’S DATABASE – BUT IT WON’T BE EASY

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Jan 02, 2018

Oracle Corp. may be about to lose two of its biggest customers. Salesforce.com Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., which rely on the provider’s flagship relational database to support their operations, are “actively working” to find alternatives, according to a report today in The Informatio...

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HGTV parent company skips intermissions with agile cloud HGTV PARENT COMPANY SKIPS INTERMISSIONS WITH AGILE CLOUD

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Jan 02, 2018

“Cord-cutting” has disrupted old-school TV-show-viewing means and machines, making audiences a tougher target for programmers to pin down. Born and bred in broadcast, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. is chasing them on and off the tube with agile cloud computing. “The whole consum...

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Cisco consultants provide aspirin and vitamins for network health CISCO CONSULTANTS PROVIDE ASPIRIN AND VITAMINS FOR NETWORK HEALTH

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Jan 09, 2018

As enterprise reliance on information technology systems continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the state of a network’s health at any given time becomes critical to routine functioning of the business. Are there frequent hiccups (downtime), feelings of sluggishness (latency), or as in the nig...

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How to Organize Infrastructure as Code in your Source Code Repository HOW TO ORGANIZE INFRASTRUCTURE AS CODE IN YOUR SOURCE CODE REPOSITORY

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Jan 09, 2018

Moving to the cloud allows you to manage infrastructure in new and incredibly powerful ways. Unlike traditional, manually managed infrastructure, the cloud empowers Infrastructure as Code(IaC) in which entire infrastructures can be implemented and managed with automation. While IaC offers real benef...

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Cloud Server Market is Expected to Generate Huge Profits by 2027 CLOUD SERVER MARKET IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE HUGE PROFITS BY 2027

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Jan 12, 2018

The growing interest among business enterprises to deploy cloud infrastructure is creating market opportunity for infrastructure as a service providers to solidify their presence in cloud server market. Currently, cloud computing has emerged as new domain in IT sector, where many enterprises are uti...

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Dell EMC answers HCI naysayers with custom servers for on-prem cloud DELL EMC ANSWERS HCI NAYSAYERS WITH CUSTOM SERVERS FOR ON-PREM CLOUD

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Jan 09, 2018

To set a group of techies squabbling, ask: Is hyperconverged infrastructure cloud? Some will insist it’s not; others will counter that it counts as private, on-premises cloud or that it’s cloud-like. Perhaps some HCI setups can provide such a highly configurable experience, but purist de...

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Hybrid IT: Not your average cloud experience HYBRID IT: NOT YOUR AVERAGE CLOUD EXPERIENCE

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Jan 10, 2018

The hybrid cloud offers the potential for security compliance, design, governance and performance in information technology, where customers can pick and choose their services. But hybrid IT is not your average experience in data transformation it’s more about providing the right fit for the o...

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HudsonAlpha’s developer-centric approach transforms IT operation HUDSONALPHA’S DEVELOPER-CENTRIC APPROACH TRANSFORMS IT OPERATION

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Jan 08, 2018

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a non-profit genomics organization, built one of the world’s first end-to-end medicine programs with the mission to diagnose rare disease. The Institute’s work demands a data-driven information technology infrastructure that can handle the gen...

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Fueled by new features, Nutanix drives deeper into multicloud country FUELED BY NEW FEATURES, NUTANIX DRIVES DEEPER INTO MULTICLOUD COUNTRY

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Jan 08, 2018

It may have lost the market lead in hyperconverged infrastructure to Dell EMC, but in Nutanix Inc.’s new branding, the HC in HCI might as well stand for hybrid cloud. The company is betting this will attract more customers, pushing further into multicloud management with its just-released Acro...

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Converged Infrastructure Market Would Register a Healthy Growth Rate During Forecast 2017 – 2027 CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET WOULD REGISTER A HEALTHY GROWTH RATE DURING FORECAST 2017 – 2027

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Dec 29, 2017

Converged infrastructure market is growing rapidly as it reduces the total operating cost of an IT infrastructure and high level of flexibility for enterprises. Converged infrastructure has reduced the load of deploying and managing the networks, storage, servers, and other applications for the data...

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IDC: hyper-converged platforms outgrows converged infrastructures IDC: HYPER-CONVERGED PLATFORMS OUTGROWS CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURES

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Dec 28, 2017

Recent IDC research hyper-converged platforms are quickly catching up to the converged systems market. For the third quarter of 2017, global revenue on converged systems increased nearly 11% to $2.99 billion, according to the latest IDC Tracker market data. Most of that growth came from hyper-conver...

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2018 predictions: As momentum surges for IoT, assuring networks will be critical 2018 PREDICTIONS: AS MOMENTUM SURGES FOR IOT, ASSURING NETWORKS WILL BE CRITICAL

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Dec 28, 2017

With the number of connected devices predicted to reach 23.14 billion by 2018, momentum for the internet of things looks set to continue into next year, bringing with it huge potential and a tsunami of data. Already, we’ve seen it impact all elements of the digital economy and unlock enormous ...

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The Networking Bots Are Coming THE NETWORKING BOTS ARE COMING

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Dec 27, 2017

The march toward greater automation of network infrastructure will likely continue unabated in the new year although it might not be as easy, or as straightforward, as it seems. New platforms are rolling out at a steady clip. They promise the eventual transition from simple automation to intelligenc...

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Data on 123M US households exposed in latest misconfigured AWS cloud storage case DATA ON 123M US HOUSEHOLDS EXPOSED IN LATEST MISCONFIGURED AWS CLOUD STORAGE CASE

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Dec 19, 2017

Data on 123 million U.S. household has been found unsecured and open to the public in the latest and possibly biggest case to date of a company failing to secure data on an Amazon Web Services Inc. storage “bucket.” Like those before, the discovery was made by UpGuard Inc. security resea...

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Lyft grows service communication scalability with service mesh, Kubernetes LYFT GROWS SERVICE COMMUNICATION SCALABILITY WITH SERVICE MESH, KUBERNETES

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Dec 22, 2017

Scalability within the virtual cloud environment is a big topic for developers at the popular car ride-sharing service Lyft Inc. In fact, the company developed and deployed open-source proxy Envoy in September 2016 a technology donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Its next step is to en...

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Cloud computing ‘explosion’ prompts new data migration demands CLOUD COMPUTING ‘EXPLOSION’ PROMPTS NEW DATA MIGRATION DEMANDS

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Dec 22, 2017

Explosions in cloud computing have created new opportunities for a range of companies and consumers. One significant development enabled by the cloud market is the emergence of businesses created solely to support data growth efforts through assistance in migration, backup and discovery, such as Ign...

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Daunting cloud ecosystem gaps democratized for enterprise innovation DAUNTING CLOUD ECOSYSTEM GAPS DEMOCRATIZED FOR ENTERPRISE INNOVATION

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Dec 22, 2017

The world of microservices, containers and everything cloud has sparked both innovation and confusion since gaining popularity in mainstream enterprise. With the rapid explosion of this technology leaving many companies scrambling to construct processes and infrastructure, integration platforms are ...

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Forecast for infrastructure as a service: cloudy and unsettled FORECAST FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE: CLOUDY AND UNSETTLED

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Dec 18, 2017

Could anyone have predicted Uber would lose its founding CEO or the price of bitcoin would jump 20fold over the course of 2017? No doubt 2018 will be just as unpredictable, as a huge range of tech trends from the cloud and blockchain to machine learning and virtual reality combine and collide. This ...

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Shifting the Focus from Infrastructure to Architecture SHIFTING THE FOCUS FROM INFRASTRUCTURE TO ARCHITECTURE

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Dec 21, 2017

Technology will always play a central role in the enterprise data environment, but going forward the true challenge will not be finding and implementing the most cutting-edge systems but architecting available technologies in ways that support a successful business model. This focus on architecture ...

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Cloud Native Foundation rallies contributors in plot to seize enterprise CLOUD NATIVE FOUNDATION RALLIES CONTRIBUTORS IN PLOT TO SEIZE ENTERPRISE

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Dec 21, 2017

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is “hoovering up” heavy-weight industry sponsors who leverage its popular open-source projects. Enterprise adoption of cloud-native architectures isn’t vrooming along at quite the same pace thanks to complexities, though interest is palpable.

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Embedded System Demanded for Wireless Communication Infrastructure EMBEDDED SYSTEM DEMANDED FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

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Dec 21, 2017

The global embedded system market is foretold to embrace the sparked escalation in the count of mobile users in both developing and developed countries as a primary growth factor. The penetration of mobile technology in urban populations could also play a major role in the growth of the market. The ...

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Will automation replace monitoring in cloud computing’s future? WILL AUTOMATION REPLACE MONITORING IN CLOUD COMPUTING’S FUTURE?

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Dec 19, 2017

The complexities of a continuously expanding digital revolution creates challenges for businesses both in multicloud environment management and assurance of deployment delivery. Through this evolving transformation, many enterprises need guidance in determining priorities and shaping virtualization ...

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Cloud’s wave may soon cover healthcare industry, says Veeam executive CLOUD’S WAVE MAY SOON COVER HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY, SAYS VEEAM EXECUTIVE

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Dec 19, 2017

Veeam Software Inc.’s position as a data protection and availability provider for enterprise information technology has provided it with a front-row seat to the cloud revolution. The company experienced 80 percent growth in its cloud business last year, and now Veeam executives are seeing a ma...

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HyTrust rekindles DataGravity analytics for multicloud storage HYTRUST REKINDLES DATAGRAVITY ANALYTICS FOR MULTICLOUD STORAGE

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Dec 19, 2017

HyTrust has revived DataGravity’s data-aware storage technology, six months after scooping up the startup’s assets. Cloud infrastructure specialist HyTrust today launched the CloudAdvisor automated framework to detect, classify and protect compliance-sensitive data in multiple clouds and...

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Using game theory to protect networks, infrastructure USING GAME THEORY TO PROTECT NETWORKS, INFRASTRUCTURE

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Dec 18, 2017

In June 2013, U.S. officials disclosed that unnamed parties later determined to be Chinese hackers had stolen the designs for the F-35, America’s next-generation fighter jet.  Eventually, cybersecurity experts determined that it wasn’t a military computer that had been hacked, but r...

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Edge to core to cloud: Outlining the hybrid IT journey EDGE TO CORE TO CLOUD: OUTLINING THE HYBRID IT JOURNEY

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Dec 15, 2017

When Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. introduced its multicloud management service called OneSphere last month, the company went to great lengths to describe it as a unified approach for public and on-premises private clouds. This flexibility is central to HPE’s strategy of tailoring its informa...

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Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE LIBRARY (ITIL)

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Dec 18, 2017

Information Technology Infrastructure library (ITIL) is methodology which is related to IT service management. It focuses on IT services alignment as per business requirements. In a competitive world where the “Survival of Fittest” is not a hyperbole, in continually changing business env...

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Closing In on the Autonomous Data Center CLOSING IN ON THE AUTONOMOUS DATA CENTER

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Dec 14, 2017

For those who may think that data center autonomy is still some years away, the fact is that solutions are already hitting the channel. As data environments scale in both size and complexity, many organizations are finding that varying levels of autonomy are necessary just to keep basic services afl...

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HPE’s app-agnostic, infra-neutral multicloud compass HPE’S APP-AGNOSTIC, INFRA-NEUTRAL MULTICLOUD COMPASS

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Dec 14, 2017

How does a company construct the perfect multicloud environment? Should they agonize over which on-premises or public clouds offer the best services or cost efficiency and then toss in all their applications? Actually, they ought to let the apps themselves lead the way, according to Flynn Maloy (pic...

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Cloud Computing Is the next Business Platform: What This Means for Your Organization CLOUD COMPUTING IS THE NEXT BUSINESS PLATFORM: WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

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Dec 12, 2017

For IT organizations, cloud computing can dramatically impact not only technical infrastructure but also skill sets, processes and operations often in unanticipated ways. In fact, cloud computing is fundamentally changing how both IT and businesses “get things done”.  More than just...

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Lenovo, Nutanix school enterprises on software-defined everything LENOVO, NUTANIX SCHOOL ENTERPRISES ON SOFTWARE-DEFINED EVERYTHING

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Dec 13, 2017

What good are decades-old hardware roots in the newfangled era of cloud and software-defined computing? Perhaps the old guard style of servicing customers is just what some young technology vendors lack. “Rather than being a legacy provider protecting the status quo, we see ourselves as the ch...

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The Rise of the Sport Coat Set at AWS:Reinvent and What it Means for Infrastructure THE RISE OF THE SPORT COAT SET AT AWS:REINVENT AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

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Dec 12, 2017

After I got off the plane from AWS:Reinvent 2017, I told a few people here my No. 1 observation from the conference: the hoodie-to-sport coat ratio has shifted. Most laughed, but it’s a serious metric. Just a couple of years ago, the folks who showed up for AWS:Reinvent were mainly developers,...

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Juniper automates network security with policy management and threat prevention JUNIPER AUTOMATES NETWORK SECURITY WITH POLICY MANAGEMENT AND THREAT PREVENTION

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Dec 12, 2017

Juniper Networks Inc. is beefing up security for its networking infrastructure with a new update to its platform that automates policy management and makes it easier to mitigate security breaches. The company said today that it’s updating its Software-Defined Secure Networks platform in order ...

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HashiCorp looks to codify cloud infrastructure with Terraform Enterprise HASHICORP LOOKS TO CODIFY CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE WITH TERRAFORM ENTERPRISE

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Dec 12, 2017

HashiCorp Inc., the well-funded automation startup, today rolled out a product called Terraform Enterprise into general availability that promises to codify how companies manage their infrastructure. The launch follows an extensive beta program that saw more than 100 organizations pilot the software...

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Hybrid cloud growth drives up global server spending HYBRID CLOUD GROWTH DRIVES UP GLOBAL SERVER SPENDING

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Dec 11, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and Dell Technologies Inc. subsidiary Dell EMC remain at the front of the computer server market in terms of revenue and units shipped, but their lead is being threatened by rapid growth from Chinese rivals.That’s according to the latest data from the research fi...

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This open-source, multicloud serverless framework claims faster-than-bare-metal speed THIS OPEN-SOURCE, MULTICLOUD SERVERLESS FRAMEWORK CLAIMS FASTER-THAN-BARE-METAL SPEED

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Dec 11, 2017

The move toward fast, serverless computing technology got a boost this month from Iguazio Systems Ltd. The data platform company (named from the Iguazu waterfalls in South America) announced the release of Nuclio, an open-source, multicloud serverless framework that claims faster-than-bare-metal spe...

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Smarter, more visible enterprise IT is BMC’s goal SMARTER, MORE VISIBLE ENTERPRISE IT IS BMC’S GOAL

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Dec 08, 2017

Hybrid clouds, private clouds, public clouds, managed clouds. It’s a multicloud world now, and information technology customers are increasingly looking for new ways to manage and secure critical assets across multiple platforms. The problem is that many chief information officers either don&r...

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Will cloud and Kubernetes make enterprise infrastructure obsolete? WILL CLOUD AND KUBERNETES MAKE ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE OBSOLETE?

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Dec 07, 2017

As day one of KubeCon 2017 came to an end yesterday, buzz around the pace and volume of progress in cloud migration seemed top of mind for speakers and attendees. Only in its second year, the convention has grown with the popularity of the Kubernetes container orchestration management system and att...

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Iguazio releases high-speed serverless platform to open source IGUAZIO RELEASES HIGH-SPEED SERVERLESS PLATFORM TO OPEN SOURCE

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Dec 06, 2017

Iguazio Systems Ltd. has raised $48 million and a lot of interest for its platform-independent approach to data analytics. Now the company is releasing some of the underlying serverless computing technology under an open-source license. Called nuclio, the platform is claimed to operate at faster-tha...

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VMware binds management features into its cloud migration platform VMWARE BINDS MANAGEMENT FEATURES INTO ITS CLOUD MIGRATION PLATFORM

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Dec 05, 2017

VMware Inc. is putting more meat on the bones of its Cloud Foundation integrated hybrid cloud platform. A new 2.3 version announced today folds in cloud management capabilities that were previously available only as separate add-on components. It also provides for management and provisioning of comp...

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GSA Offers Nutanix Hyperconverged Cloud Infrastructure Designed to Replace Legacy Systems GSA OFFERS NUTANIX HYPERCONVERGED CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGNED TO REPLACE LEGACY SYSTEMS

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Dec 04, 2017

For enterprise IT teams seeking ways to deliver on-premises IT services with the speed and operational efficiency of public cloud services, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced the availability of the Nutanix’s Hyperconverged Cloud Infrastructure (HCI) platform to agencies.Offer...

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Better predicting customer demands with expanded cloud infrastructure BETTER PREDICTING CUSTOMER DEMANDS WITH EXPANDED CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

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Dec 01, 2017

Digital transformation and the explosion of big data are having an effect on businesses worldwide amidst new global standards for operation set by the General Data Protection Regulation, which aims to strengthen and unify data protection within the European Union. Telecom Italia Sparkle S.p.A., a gl...

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Dell EMC Advances HCI Appliance Transition DELL EMC ADVANCES HCI APPLIANCE TRANSITION

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Nov 30, 2017

Now that next-generation Intel processors are being made available in hyperconverged infrastructure appliances (HCI), many IT organizations will have to start coming to terms with depending less on rack-based systems.

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Can the Enterprise Really Govern the Cloud? CAN THE ENTERPRISE REALLY GOVERN THE CLOUD?

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Nov 29, 2017

The enterprise has come to accept the fact that it cannot exert direct control over cloud infrastructure, but it does have a lot of influence when it comes to governing its resource consumption and data management. All the more surprising, then, that more organizations are not building the necessary...

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Major battle develops as AWS and HPE reshape IT MAJOR BATTLE DEVELOPS AS AWS AND HPE RESHAPE IT

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Nov 29, 2017

The messages coming from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. on the first day of its European conference this week validated where many analysts believe the computing industry is headed  and it’s not all about the cloud. HPE’s focus on placing information technology where the data needs ...

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Snowflake’s new data loading service aims to speed up analytics SNOWFLAKE’S NEW DATA LOADING SERVICE AIMS TO SPEED UP ANALYTICS

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Nov 29, 2017

Snowflake Computing Inc. has a new service that it says can enable companies to act upon new business information faster. Unveiled this morning, Snowpipe is accessible from within the startup’s cloud-based data warehouse and provides the ability to automatically ingest updates as they come in....

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Cloudera rolls first application of its shared-data platform into beta test CLOUDERA ROLLS FIRST APPLICATION OF ITS SHARED-DATA PLATFORM INTO BETA TEST

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Nov 28, 2017

Cloudera Inc. is rolling out the first application built on top of the Altus platform as a service it introduced in May. Cloudera Altus Analytic DB, which will soon enter beta test, is a cloud-based data warehouse designed for self-service use that works on a shared foundation of data, catalog and d...

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Technical reference implementation for enterprise BI and reporting TECHNICAL REFERENCE IMPLEMENTATION FOR ENTERPRISE BI AND REPORTING

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Nov 27, 2017

We are happy to announce the technical reference implementation of an enterprise grade infrastructure to help accelerate the deployment of a BI and reporting solution to augment your data science and analytics platform on Azure. Azure offers a rich data and analytics platform for customers, system i...

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Amazon’s cloud chief eyes the next revolution in software: serverless computing AMAZON’S CLOUD CHIEF EYES THE NEXT REVOLUTION IN SOFTWARE: SERVERLESS COMPUTING

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Nov 27, 2017

Nobody likes the misleading name of the latest hot trend in cloud technologies, but “serverless” computing nonetheless has captured the hearts and minds of an increasing number of companies looking for an easier onramp into cloud computing.

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HPE Announces AMD Powered Gen 10 ProLiant DL385 For Software Defined Workloads HPE ANNOUNCES AMD POWERED GEN 10 PROLIANT DL385 FOR SOFTWARE DEFINED WORKLOADS

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Nov 20, 2017

HPE Announced today a new AMD EPYC 7000 Powered Gen 10 ProLiant DL385 for Software Defined Workloads including server virtualization, software-defined data center (SDDC), software-defined data infrastructure (SDDI), software-defined storage among others. These new servers are part of a broader Gen10...

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Apache could be game changer for Nutanix as CEO Pandey plots next moves APACHE COULD BE GAME CHANGER FOR NUTANIX AS CEO PANDEY PLOTS NEXT MOVES

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Nov 10, 2017

Nutanix Inc. has plenty of moves it can make on the hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI, chessboard. Integrating Apache more fully into its offerings may very well be one of them. “To me, the single biggest game changer for the company would be in what else we can do with Apache. Over time, ...

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IT Infrastructure Faces a Cloudy Future IT INFRASTRUCTURE FACES A CLOUDY FUTURE

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Nov 23, 2017

A few years ago, it appeared that the public cloud was going to take over the enterprise. That didn’t happen, but neither did the enterprise fall completely to the private cloud or the hybrid cloud. In fact, it seems that the data center industry is still feeling its way through the conversion...

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Surviving the digital disruption by promoting more internal ideas SURVIVING THE DIGITAL DISRUPTION BY PROMOTING MORE INTERNAL IDEAS

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Nov 21, 2017

With data expanding rapidly outside the traditional four-wall data centers that have long sufficed for processing, traditional paradigms simply can’t hold up in the digital transformation. Enterprises now face the challenge of balancing new demands with existing infrastructure, shifting org st...

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New architectures challenge traditional views of data locality NEW ARCHITECTURES CHALLENGE TRADITIONAL VIEWS OF DATA LOCALITY

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Nov 21, 2017

There’s been a fair amount of digital ink spilled lately over the topic of “data locality”. If you missed the discussion, you can read a detailed analysis by DeepStorage.net in their published report. But to save you some time, here’s the quick recap: Data Locality (DL) in th...

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Transforming your VMware environment with Microsoft Azure TRANSFORMING YOUR VMWARE ENVIRONMENT WITH MICROSOFT AZURE

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Nov 21, 2017

Just as each organization is unique, each organization will take a unique path to the cloud. Whether you are transferring data, migrating infrastructure, modernizing applications, or building a new app, Azure allows you to move to the cloud in a way that makes the most sense for your needs.

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HPE’s new AI engine serves up advice on how to fix data center issues HPE’S NEW AI ENGINE SERVES UP ADVICE ON HOW TO FIX DATA CENTER ISSUES

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Nov 21, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is looking to harness the power of artificial intelligence to prevent data center outages. The company today unveiled a new AI engine that uses data from customers’ infrastructure to identify common technical issues, find the early signs and provide advance warni...

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Going after VMware, Microsoft debuts a free Azure cloud migration service GOING AFTER VMWARE, MICROSOFT DEBUTS A FREE AZURE CLOUD MIGRATION SERVICE

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Nov 21, 2017

Microsoft Corp.’s latest cloud tool should make it considerably easier for companies to transfer their on-premises applications to its infrastructure-as-a-service platform. Azure Migrate, which was unveiled today, is touted as a convenient means of moving workloads powered by VMware Inc.&rsquo...

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Server Disaggregation: Sometimes the Sum of the Parts Is Greater Than the Whole SERVER DISAGGREGATION: SOMETIMES THE SUM OF THE PARTS IS GREATER THAN THE WHOLE

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Nov 20, 2017

The notion of “the whole being greater than the sum of its parts” is true for many implementations of technology. Take, for example, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions like the Dell EMC VxRail. HCI combines virtualization software and software defined storage with industry st...

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Virtual reality growth driven by entertainment and enterprise markets VIRTUAL REALITY GROWTH DRIVEN BY ENTERTAINMENT AND ENTERPRISE MARKETS

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Nov 20, 2017

Investment and growth in virtual and augmented reality technology continues to accelerate thanks to growing demand in the entertainment and enterprise markets, according to a report from a leading venture capital firm that specializes in the space.

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HCI moves enterprise from data storage to data strategy HCI MOVES ENTERPRISE FROM DATA STORAGE TO DATA STRATEGY

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Nov 17, 2017

Hyperconverged infrastructure’s core value lies in its ability to simplify data centers, facilitating rapid implementations and enabling customers to spend more time analyzing and strategizing with their data.

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Kingdom of Bahrain investment bank transitions to HCI to stay competitive KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN INVESTMENT BANK TRANSITIONS TO HCI TO STAY COMPETITIVE

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Nov 17, 2017

The Securities and Investment Company, based in the Middle East, was originally built on a traditional on-premises banking system. But that infrastructure eventually impeded the bank’s agility and competitive edge in its marketplace. To become more competitive, the company migrated to a modern...

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To speed up machine learning, Algorithmia adds an AI layer to the infrastructure stack TO SPEED UP MACHINE LEARNING, ALGORITHMIA ADDS AN AI LAYER TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE STACK

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Nov 16, 2017

A startup called Algorithmia Inc. is pitching a new software platform for developers who don’t have the specialized infrastructure needed to run artificial intelligence technologies. The company said its new Algorithmia AI Layer can accelerate the deployment of AI and machine learning models i...

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Liqid Computing Advances Composable Infrastructure LIQID COMPUTING ADVANCES COMPOSABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

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Nov 16, 2017

There’s a lot of interest in the idea of having composable infrastructure that enables compute, storage and networking elements of a data center to be dynamically invoked as necessary. But thus far, most of the progress when it comes to composable infrastructure has been limited to compute, st...

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Shouldn’t Your Hyper Converged Infrastructure Be More Than Just Hardware? SHOULDN’T YOUR HYPER CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE BE MORE THAN JUST HARDWARE?

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Nov 15, 2017

I recently read an interesting article about the efforts of the good people at Scale Computing to integrate their product into Google Cloud. This uniting of on premises and cloud is significant. HCI has been wanting to move in this direction for some time. The players involved just weren’t abl...

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Nutanix aims to rebrand as complete cloud solution NUTANIX AIMS TO REBRAND AS COMPLETE CLOUD SOLUTION

blog article

Nov 15, 2017

As competition for the cloud computing market heats up, companies look to expand their value propositions by offering products that address more of the technology stack. Enterprise computing company Nutanix Inc., known for it’s strength in hyperconverged infrastructure, aims to grabs more mark...

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DNS security tech strengthened with analytics, monitoring DNS SECURITY TECH STRENGTHENED WITH ANALYTICS, MONITORING

blog article

Nov 14, 2017

At the inaugural CyberConnect event in New York City, thought leaders in business, government and security gathered to exchange ideas and best practices in combating the latest cyberthreats. The purely security-minded audience at CyberConnect allowed domain name system technology companies  tha...

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New Vendor Solutions Target AI NEW VENDOR SOLUTIONS TARGET AI

blog article

Nov 14, 2017

It’s a given that artificial intelligence (AI) requires a high level of computing power in order to produce a worthwhile return on the investment. But the question remains whether this calls for specialized hardware and integrated software, or is the enterprise better off with a commodity syst...

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New revenue officer plans to continue Nutanix’s ‘start-small’ approach NEW REVENUE OFFICER PLANS TO CONTINUE NUTANIX’S ‘START-SMALL’ APPROACH

blog article

Nov 13, 2017

The job description for most corporate chief revenue officers is to optimize the sales pipeline and generate a healthy profit stream. When Lou Attanasio (pictured) stepped into the role for Nutanix Inc. this month, he knew the challenge would be to keep a fast-moving hyperconverged infrastructure co...

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Amazon sells some cloud infrastructure to local China partner vows to stay in the market AMAZON SELLS SOME CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE TO LOCAL CHINA PARTNER VOWS TO STAY IN THE MARKET

blog article

Nov 14, 2017

Bowing to Chinese law, Amazon.com Inc. said late Monday it has sold some physical infrastructure for its cloud computing operation in China but plans to keep providing cloud services in the country for years to come.

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What data protections and national borders mean for global tech economy WHAT DATA PROTECTIONS AND NATIONAL BORDERS MEAN FOR GLOBAL TECH ECONOMY

blog article

Nov 13, 2017

The internet is a fine trade route. Technology companies ship their goods over internet networks instantaneously to any location in the world. But not all believe that this openness is altogether faultless. Some government officials are acting to ensure that a free internet does not compromise natio...

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Cloud IT Infrastructure Hardware Market: Global Forecast over 2017-2027 CLOUD IT INFRASTRUCTURE HARDWARE MARKET: GLOBAL FORECAST OVER 2017-2027

blog article

Nov 13, 2017

Cloud IT infrastructure hardware is present in all the three cloud computing models – infrastructure as a service, platform as a service and software as a service. Companies either purchase these cloud IT infrastructure hardware or take them on rent from various cloud infrastructure vendors.

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Announcing automatic OS upgrades for Azure VM scale sets ANNOUNCING AUTOMATIC OS UPGRADES FOR AZURE VM SCALE SETS

blog article

Nov 09, 2017

When Azure virtual machine scale sets were introduced, we made it easy to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure at very large scale. We are continually looking for ways to lower the overall cost of managing cloud infrastructure. One area of cost that increases with scale is maintaining each virtual...

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Partnerships, multicloud tools position Nutanix for the long haul PARTNERSHIPS, MULTICLOUD TOOLS POSITION NUTANIX FOR THE LONG HAUL

blog article

Nov 09, 2017

In the highly competitive enterprise computing space, it’s necessary for infrastructure providers to go where the business is. Right now, customer IT operations are scattered among public and private clouds, as well as on-premises data centers. Nutanix Inc. has nimbly positioned itself as the ...

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Microsoft open-sources effort to build hardware that protects firmware from hackers MICROSOFT OPEN-SOURCES EFFORT TO BUILD HARDWARE THAT PROTECTS FIRMWARE FROM HACKERS

blog article

Nov 09, 2017

Microsoft Corp. has unveiled a blueprint for special hardware that will be able to secure server firmware from hackers, and it wants the open-source community to help it out. The software giant said the new chip and associated hardware will be able to protect firmware from some of the most dangerous...

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Nutanix doubles down on its cloud strategy with new developer services NUTANIX DOUBLES DOWN ON ITS CLOUD STRATEGY WITH NEW DEVELOPER SERVICES

blog article

Nov 08, 2017

Nutanix Inc., the hyperconverged infrastructure provider, today unveiled new software services designed to replicate the usability of the public cloud in on-premises data centers. The additions are rolling out for the Enterprise Cloud OS that powers the company’s systems, which combine compute...

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Easing the Burden of Building the Private Cloud EASING THE BURDEN OF BUILDING THE PRIVATE CLOUD

blog article

Nov 07, 2017

The public cloud is drawing the bulk of enterprise workloads these days, but in terms of application importance, the private cloud is likely to support the heart of data operations for some time to come. The challenge most organizations face, however, is establishing private clouds quickly and with ...

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Risks of a ‘serverless’ future: dissolving valuable infrastructure RISKS OF A ‘SERVERLESS’ FUTURE: DISSOLVING VALUABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

blog article

Nov 08, 2017

As technology continues to expand and enable new levels of productivity and growth, the outdated tools and processes that once reigned supreme are naturally cast aside to make room for progress. John Willis, vice president of DevOps and digital practices at SJ Technologies Inc., is wary of this tren...

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AWS’ new C5 instances pack a lot of processing power, and more AWS’ NEW C5 INSTANCES PACK A LOT OF PROCESSING POWER, AND MORE

blog article

Nov 07, 2017

Amazon Web Services Inc. has made another addition to its infrastructure-as-a-service portfolio less than two weeks after the last major upgrade. The cloud giant on Monday afternoon launched the C5 instance family, which is geared toward computationally intensive workloads such as batch analytics an...

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Cloud services are still notching solid growth this year CLOUD SERVICES ARE STILL NOTCHING SOLID GROWTH THIS YEAR

blog article

Nov 06, 2017

Public cloud services continue to grow at an extremely rapid rate, according to research firm International Data Corp.’s latest figures, with adoption rising in all three categories: software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service.

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Riverbed broadly enhances SteelCentral SD-WAN performance monitor RIVERBED BROADLY ENHANCES STEELCENTRAL SD-WAN PERFORMANCE MONITOR

blog article

Nov 06, 2017

Software-defined wide-area network vendor Riverbed Technology Inc. has enhanced its Riverbed SteelCentral network performance monitor with better information, improved analytics support and support for containers. The company also announced an alliance with Zscaler Inc. to deliver a secure cloud-bas...

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Reddit co-founder’s venture capital fund bets $7M on LogDNA REDDIT CO-FOUNDER’S VENTURE CAPITAL FUND BETS $7M ON LOGDNA

blog article

Nov 06, 2017

LogDNA Inc., a startup that helps organizations such as Elon Musk’s OpenAI foundation monitor their infrastructure and applications, today announced that it has secured a $7 million round of financing.The investment came from San Francisco-based Initialized Capital. It’s an early-stage f...

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When the Cloud Goes Down WHEN THE CLOUD GOES DOWN

blog article

Oct 31, 2017

The enterprise has come to rely on the cloud for an increasing share of its mission-critical workloads. This means cloud infrastructure needs to be available and reliable as never before. But there is a disconnect of sorts as to who is responsible for what when it comes to uptime, or even what to do...

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Google Cloud Platform gets lower latencies, faster connections GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM GETS LOWER LATENCIES, FASTER CONNECTIONS

blog article

Nov 02, 2017

Google Inc. announced some updates to its cloud platform today that should lead to a significant reduction in network latency for its customers and faster, more secure connections for those seeking higher availability. The first update relates to part of the core infrastructure of Google’s clo...

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IBM unveils new software platform to bridge public and private clouds IBM UNVEILS NEW SOFTWARE PLATFORM TO BRIDGE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CLOUDS

blog article

Nov 01, 2017

IBM Corp. has built a new software platform that makes it easier for companies to shift on-premises applications and workloads into private clouds, and from there into public cloud environments as well. The new platform, announced today, is called IBM Cloud Private, and it’s designed to help o...

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VMware’s new Photon OS boosts security and cloud app options VMWARE’S NEW PHOTON OS BOOSTS SECURITY AND CLOUD APP OPTIONS

blog article

Nov 01, 2017

VMware Inc. is updating its Project Photon OS platform for running software containers with new security improvements and support for more packages for prototyping and deploying cloud-native applications. Photon OS is an operating system that has been optimized for software containers, cloud-native ...

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How APIs drive IT departments to be more business oriented HOW APIS DRIVE IT DEPARTMENTS TO BE MORE BUSINESS ORIENTED

blog article

Oct 27, 2017

Today’s technology companies are shifting the focus of information technology departments from just the tech to broader business objectives by providing turnkey solutions that abstract away the technical complexities, especially through application programming interfaces. The widening portfoli...

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Microsoft has built a secret network emulator it says can prevent most cloud outages MICROSOFT HAS BUILT A SECRET NETWORK EMULATOR IT SAYS CAN PREVENT MOST CLOUD OUTAGES

blog article

Nov 01, 2017

Microsoft Corp.’s researchers have lifted the lid on a new “cloud-scale” emulator they’ve built that’s designed to completely eliminate outages in its public cloud. The emulator is called CrystalNet, and it was one of the main subjects of discussion at the ACM Annual Sy...

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DoD Seeks Industry Support to Implement Software-Based Network DOD SEEKS INDUSTRY SUPPORT TO IMPLEMENT SOFTWARE-BASED NETWORK

blog article

Oct 31, 2017

The Defense Department‘s Joint Service Provider has reached out to industry to gather ideas on how JSP implement a software-defined network technology to modernize network infrastructure at the Pentagon. A FedBizOpps notice posted Oct. 20 said JSP aims to simplify and update the DoD network in...

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The Value of Extending IT Infrastructure to the Public Cloud THE VALUE OF EXTENDING IT INFRASTRUCTURE TO THE PUBLIC CLOUD

blog article

Oct 23, 2017

Companies are working to transform themselves digitally, and there is perhaps no more important driver than the cloud. However, as more and more companies are discovering, there’s no single path when it comes to moving to the cloud. Rather, an effective digital transformation strategy integrat...

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Cray and Microsoft will deliver supercomputer power from Azure data centers CRAY AND MICROSOFT WILL DELIVER SUPERCOMPUTER POWER FROM AZURE DATA CENTERS

blog article

Oct 23, 2017

Seeking to expand the universe of potential customers for its supercomputers beyond government labs and academic institutions, Cray Inc. today said it has struck an exclusive deal with Microsoft Corp. that will provide dedicated Cray systems in Microsoft Azure data centers. Supercomputers are used f...

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NetApp positions itself as hybrid-cloud authority, including cloud-native solutions push NETAPP POSITIONS ITSELF AS HYBRID-CLOUD AUTHORITY, INCLUDING CLOUD-NATIVE SOLUTIONS PUSH

blog article

Oct 27, 2017

Well known for its data storage hardware solutions, NetApp Inc. is conveying a strong message around being the authority in hybrid-cloud computing by leveraging decades of experience with on-premises infrastructure. Its ONTAP storage operating system was one of its first step toward bridging its har...

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Private equity firm Vista acquires well-funded cloud backup startup Datto PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM VISTA ACQUIRES WELL-FUNDED CLOUD BACKUP STARTUP DATTO

blog article

Oct 27, 2017

Against the backdrop of another major buyout in enterprise technology, Vista Equity Partners LLC on Thursday announced plans to acquire Datto Inc., a cloud-based data protection provider. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the price tag is likely quite considerable based on the available ...

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Virtuozzo simplifies persistent data storage for Kubernetes clusters VIRTUOZZO SIMPLIFIES PERSISTENT DATA STORAGE FOR KUBERNETES CLUSTERS

blog article

Oct 16, 2017

Hyperconverged infrastructure software provider Virtuozzo Inc. has punted out a new persistent storage product for Kubernetes, which is a popular orchestration tool that’s used to manage software application containers.

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QCT unveils Rackgo R infrastructure for optimizing data center environments QCT UNVEILS RACKGO R INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OPTIMIZING DATA CENTER ENVIRONMENTS

blog article

Oct 26, 2017

Data center hardware and software provider Quanta Cloud Technology is kicking off its Q.synergy 2017 event with the launch of new infrastructure offerings for cloud service providers and telecommunications firms. Taiwan-based QCT is a subsidiary of Quanta Computing Inc. that rivals established techn...

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Integrated Solutions in an Increasingly Commoditized World INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS IN AN INCREASINGLY COMMODITIZED WORLD

blog article

Oct 25, 2017

Enterprise infrastructure is gravitating toward higher scale, software-defined architectures and support for increasingly cloud-facing application workloads. This is putting pressure on IT budgets to trim their hardware costs and devise strategies in which commodity boxes can be swapped in and out o...

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Cloud automation provider HashiCorp boosts war chest with $40M funding CLOUD AUTOMATION PROVIDER HASHICORP BOOSTS WAR CHEST WITH $40M FUNDING

blog article

Oct 24, 2017

A little more than a year after banking $24 million in funding, the infrastructure automation provider today said that it has raised a $40 million series C round from existing investors, bringing its total funding to $74 million. The round was led by GGV Capital and included Redpoint Ventures, Mayfi...

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HPE debuts new hardware and software for deep learning projects HPE DEBUTS NEW HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FOR DEEP LEARNING PROJECTS

blog article

Oct 25, 2017

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. is the latest technology giant to get into the artificial intelligence game, announcing a new platform and services that are designed to help companies adopt AI technologies more easily.

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NetApp makes push to address hybrid cloud use cases NETAPP MAKES PUSH TO ADDRESS HYBRID CLOUD USE CASES

blog article

Oct 17, 2017

Traditional data center solution providers are feeling the pressure to adapt to modern architectures as the industry shifts toward cloud and hybrid cloud environments. NetApp Inc., historically a storage infrastructure company, is making a push to modernize its product portfolio to include cloud off...

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Cisco snaps up machine learning startup Perspica to boost AppDynamics platform CISCO SNAPS UP MACHINE LEARNING STARTUP PERSPICA TO BOOST APPDYNAMICS PLATFORM

blog article

Oct 19, 2017

Cisco Systems Inc. on Thursday made another statement of intent about its future plans, saying it’s planning to acquire a company called Perspica Inc., which uses machine learning to analyze streams of data in real time. The plan is for Cisco to integrate Perspica’s technology with its A...

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NetApp focuses on helping enterprise leverage DevOps chops NETAPP FOCUSES ON HELPING ENTERPRISE LEVERAGE DEVOPS CHOPS

blog article

Oct 19, 2017

In the previously siloed world of information technology infrastructure, systems administrators and developers generally came together only when they passed each other in the hallway. Not anymore. Organizations are increasingly under pressure to speed software deployment while managing the complexit...

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Modern infrastructure management: accelerating productivity through machine learning MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT: ACCELERATING PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH MACHINE LEARNING

blog article

Oct 20, 2017

Information technology infrastructure data can provide valuable intelligence for reducing business overhead, improving back-office and customer-facing processes and ensuring compliance with key mandates. However, automating the distillation and delivery of those insights grows increasingly difficult...

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New IBM blockchain payments platform supports cross-border financial transactions NEW IBM BLOCKCHAIN PAYMENTS PLATFORM SUPPORTS CROSS-BORDER FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

blog article

Oct 16, 2017

IBM Corp. has entered a new partnership that will see Big Blue offer a cross-border blockchain payments solution aimed at business and consumers. The new payments network, which will be formally announced at the Sibos conference in Toronto on Monday, involves the use of the Stellar network, a free, ...

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Hot storage technology gets a cool down from Western Digital HOT STORAGE TECHNOLOGY GETS A COOL DOWN FROM WESTERN DIGITAL

blog article

Oct 16, 2017

When it comes to making major progress in technology innovation, one of the limiting factors has been heat. Rapid advances in the microprocessor industry have fueled remarkable growth, yet chip makers constantly grapple with the demands of energy released at ridiculous speeds in absurdly small space...

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Puppet bids to take automation enterprisewide with ‘biggest launch ever’ PUPPET BIDS TO TAKE AUTOMATION ENTERPRISEWIDE WITH ‘BIGGEST LAUNCH EVER’

blog article

Oct 11, 2017

Puppet Inc. is bidding for a bigger share of the corporate systems management pie this week. The company is offering improved scalability for its enterprise automation platform, an open-source, agent less product that is, one that doesn’t require installing a software agent that customers can ...

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Disaggregating computing and storage helps optimize cost, efficiencies DISAGGREGATING COMPUTING AND STORAGE HELPS OPTIMIZE COST, EFFICIENCIES

blog article

Oct 12, 2017

As data processing and storage demands expand for on-premises computing environments, disaggregating computing and storage resources can help maximize performance while minimizing cost for hardware systems. For a company like AppNexus Inc., an online advertising market with daily transaction volumes...

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Amazon and Microsoft unveil Gluon to ease machine learning projects AMAZON AND MICROSOFT UNVEIL GLUON TO EASE MACHINE LEARNING PROJECTS

blog article

Oct 12, 2017

Amazon Web Services Inc. and Microsoft Corp., the two top players in the fiercely competitive cloud infrastructure market, make for unlikely allies. But recent history shows even the oldest industry rivalries can be set aside to pursue common interests.

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In the era of Big Fast Data, Vexata puts 10x speeds to the test IN THE ERA OF BIG FAST DATA, VEXATA PUTS 10X SPEEDS TO THE TEST

blog article

Oct 05, 2017

The competitive landscape for dominance in the data infrastructure field is similar to a car race on a wide stretch of straight open road. No one is especially worried about taking a corner too fast, because this is just a flat-out, pedal-to-the-metal blast to see who can bring the fastest storage p...

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Accenture left private data exposed to public on misconfigured AWS storage ACCENTURE LEFT PRIVATE DATA EXPOSED TO PUBLIC ON MISCONFIGURED AWS STORAGE

blog article

Oct 11, 2017

Global management consulting and professional services firm Accenture PLC is the latest in a growing line of companies that have exposed private data online by erroneously configuring an Amazon Web Services Inc. S3 storage bucket.

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What to do when DevOps puts the app cart before the infra horse WHAT TO DO WHEN DEVOPS PUTS THE APP CART BEFORE THE INFRA HORSE

blog article

Oct 04, 2017

Developer operations allow businesses to deploy new software applications faster than ever, which is great except when the new apps and underlying compute infrastructure fight like rabid dogs. “If you’re developing these applications with DevOps on the front end, and you’re droppin...

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With $20M in new funding, OpsRamp sets out to automate hybrid clouds WITH $20M IN NEW FUNDING, OPSRAMP SETS OUT TO AUTOMATE HYBRID CLOUDS

blog article

Oct 02, 2017

As cloud adoption continues to widen, administrators must balance the requirements of the new off-premises applications their companies are deploying with the infrastructure that still runs in-house. OpsRamp Inc. has carved out a niche for itself by helping to automate the task.

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SAP and VMware partner to make enterprise IoT deployments easier SAP AND VMWARE PARTNER TO MAKE ENTERPRISE IOT DEPLOYMENTS EASIER

blog article

Oct 09, 2017

Software giants SAP SE and VMware Inc. are teaming up to launch a new enterprise-focused “internet of things” initiative that encompasses devices, the cloud, infrastructure and other applications.

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Streamlining data ingestion leads to data democratization among business analysts STREAMLINING DATA INGESTION LEADS TO DATA DEMOCRATIZATION AMONG BUSINESS ANALYSTS

blog article

Oct 03, 2017

The focus of the big data industry is shifting up the stack from computing infrastructure to extracting meaningful value from the data in a scalable fashion, according to Wikibon Inc. Chief Research Officer Peter Burris. Democratizing the data for use among a business analyst organization requires i...

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Red Hat adds software-defined storage to application containers RED HAT ADDS SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE TO APPLICATION CONTAINERS

blog article

Oct 05, 2017

Linux company Red Hat Inc. is bringing what it calls “versatile software-defined storage” to its OpenShift Container Platform. The idea is to make it easier for those working with the platform to provision, manage, scale and upgrade their storage environments for container-based workload...

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Blending HCI and Hybrid Clouds BLENDING HCI AND HYBRID CLOUDS

blog article

Sep 25, 2017

The two major trends affecting enterprise infrastructure these days are the cloud and hyperconverged systems, both of which seem to be enjoying more of a symbiotic relationship at the moment than parallel development tracks. HCI is gaining favor not merely as a way to streamline hardware footprints ...

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Dell EMC’s XC (Nutanix) HCI box protects MS Hyper-V VMs DELL EMC’S XC (NUTANIX) HCI BOX PROTECTS MS HYPER-V VMS

blog article

Sep 27, 2017

Dell EMC today enhanced its Nutanix-powered XC hyper-converged platform by adding data protection features for Microsoft Windows Hyper-V. The news, made during Microsoft Ignite, shows Dell EMC is keeping its commitment to maintain its partnerships with vendors Dell also competes against. Nutanix com...

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Pensa emerges from stealth with tools to automate software-defined data centers PENSA EMERGES FROM STEALTH WITH TOOLS TO AUTOMATE SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATA CENTERS

blog article

Oct 04, 2017

A new startup that wants to help developers spin up virtual data centers more easily has just emerged from stealth mode: Pensa Inc., which today launched the first of its products alongside the hiring of a high-profile chief executive officer to lead its efforts.

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Oracle tries again to carve out a piece of the cloud infrastructure market ORACLE TRIES AGAIN TO CARVE OUT A PIECE OF THE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET

blog article

Oct 03, 2017

Hoping to claw a path into leadership in cloud computing, Oracle Corp. today announced a raft of upgrades to its infrastructure-as-a-service offering, spanning computing, storage and networking. The goal is to provide better cloud performance for the largest enterprises, many of which still haven&rs...

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Accelerite eases hybrid cloud management with Rovius Cloud ACCELERITE EASES HYBRID CLOUD MANAGEMENT WITH ROVIUS CLOUD

blog article

Sep 26, 2017

Cloud infrastructure company Accelerite is getting into the hybrid cloud management game with the launch of its new Rovius Cloud platform. Rovius Cloud is a new product geared toward enterprises that’s designed to simplify the deployment of on-premises and public cloud-based compute, storage a...

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In the multicloud world, IT also means ‘infrastructure’ technology IN THE MULTICLOUD WORLD, IT ALSO MEANS ‘INFRASTRUCTURE’ TECHNOLOGY

blog article

Sep 26, 2017

If there’s a challenge in today’s data management universe, it’s finding a technology solution that can work effectively across multiple clouds, such as Amazon Web Services Inc. and Microsoft Corp.’s Azure. This is becoming more important as enterprise information technology ...

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Puppet acquires startup Distelli to bolster its cloud automation platform PUPPET ACQUIRES STARTUP DISTELLI TO BOLSTER ITS CLOUD AUTOMATION PLATFORM

blog article

Sep 20, 2017

Cloud automation provider Puppet Inc. has snapped up a startup called Distelli Inc., which builds software that helps developers deploy their code more efficiently. Puppet is a fairly well-known company that offers a variety of cloud-native software development tools designed to ease enterprises&rsq...

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Cisco debuts Intersight, a new cloud-based data center management service CISCO DEBUTS INTERSIGHT, A NEW CLOUD-BASED DATA CENTER MANAGEMENT SERVICE

blog article

Sep 21, 2017

Cisco Systems Inc. is expanding its lineup of data center management tools with a new cloud service designed to take some hassle out of day-to-day operations. Dubbed Intersight, the platform works with the company’s Unified Computing System and HyperFlex hyperconverged appliances.

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HPE creates composable monster from converged, hyperconverged parts HPE CREATES COMPOSABLE MONSTER FROM CONVERGED, HYPERCONVERGED PARTS

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Sep 20, 2017

First converged infrastructure simplified data centers with server-storage-network sandwich appliances. Then hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI, commodified the hardware and slapped differentiating software-defined storage on top. Now, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is combining elements of both ...

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Cisco Shifts IT Management into the Cloud CISCO SHIFTS IT MANAGEMENT INTO THE CLOUD

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Sep 21, 2017

Cisco today moved to shift all the weight associated with managing its IT environment into the cloud. Cisco Intersight is an instance of the company’s disparate IT management platforms that are all now being unified via a cloud service that IT administrators can employ to manage Cisco servers,...

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Microsoft’s Azure cloud rated best for security as concerns persist MICROSOFT’S AZURE CLOUD RATED BEST FOR SECURITY AS CONCERNS PERSIST

blog article

Sep 19, 2017

Industries across the board are increasingly migrating workloads to public clouds, but security concerns are still holding back much wider adoption, according to a new survey by Barracuda Networks Inc. Barracuda’s survey of 300 information technology decision-makers from various sizes of organ...

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Oracle’s Larry Ellison pokes Amazon again with new cloud pricing plan ORACLE’S LARRY ELLISON POKES AMAZON AGAIN WITH NEW CLOUD PRICING PLAN

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Sep 19, 2017

Oracle Corp. went on the offensive again versus Amazon.com Inc. today with a new cloud pricing plan that gives discounts to Oracle database customers who move their databases to the cloud. Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison (pictured) said during an event at its Redwood City, Califo...

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ShareFile Drive Mapper Helps Solve Data Sprawl SHAREFILE DRIVE MAPPER HELPS SOLVE DATA SPRAWL

blog article

Sep 18, 2017

Let’s face it. “Data Sprawl” is a new reality and a significant challenge for today’s IT infrastructure. As digital natives enter the workforce, they add tablets, smart phones, and virtual desktops to meet their productivity needs.

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ScaleIO tries to answer vSAN and HCI snafus with one stretchy solution SCALEIO TRIES TO ANSWER VSAN AND HCI SNAFUS WITH ONE STRETCHY SOLUTION

blog article

Sep 18, 2017

Hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI with its commodity hardware packaged with software-defined storage departs radically from traditional siloed data center architectures. Vendors banging on about how revolutionary and disruptive HCI is may not realize that that is precisely the problem for some h...

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Private cloud goes up a level via HCI and public cloud on-ramp PRIVATE CLOUD GOES UP A LEVEL VIA HCI AND PUBLIC CLOUD ON-RAMP

blog article

Sep 18, 2017

Private cloud environments are gaining new powers thanks to hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI, and public-cloud compatibility. These infusions are making private clouds easier to manage and giving them the agility and elasticity of public cloud, according to Yanbing Li (pictured, right), senior ...

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HPE aims to simplify software-defined tech after strategic acquisitions HPE AIMS TO SIMPLIFY SOFTWARE-DEFINED TECH AFTER STRATEGIC ACQUISITIONS

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Sep 15, 2017

Software-defined technology is taking over in the datacenter and across businesses. However, no company is purely a software-defined shop. Everyone runs a range of technology whatever best fits their goals. This creates a need for ways to simplify the complex information technology environment.

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VMware prepares vSAN channel strategy for the server refresh wave VMWARE PREPARES VSAN CHANNEL STRATEGY FOR THE SERVER REFRESH WAVE

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Sep 14, 2017

The installation of new servers and ancillary hardware usually follows a five-year cycle in many enterprise data centers, although there is growing evidence that rapid change in information technology structures are causing cycle times to accelerate. VMware Inc. believes that 60 percent of its custo...

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Hyperconverged infrastructure speeds up integration, simplifies development for advisory firm HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE SPEEDS UP INTEGRATION, SIMPLIFIES DEVELOPMENT FOR ADVISORY FIRM

blog article

Sep 11, 2017

Hardware has limits: A box is a box. but software can do much more. The solution lies in hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI running software to take over when hardware isn’t enough. Companies are turning to HCI offerings to manage growing infrastructure needs, including the accounting and a...

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Nutanix aims to unify edge, cloud into one seamless environment NUTANIX AIMS TO UNIFY EDGE, CLOUD INTO ONE SEAMLESS ENVIRONMENT

blog article

Sep 13, 2017

The edge of network computing has become a new point of focus thanks to the rise of connected devices. As businesses digitize services through mobile applications and wireless sensors, new challenges force companies to rebuild computing infrastructure and centralizing cloud management. Satyam Vaghan...

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SD-WAN routes a path out of multicloud muddle SD-WAN ROUTES A PATH OUT OF MULTICLOUD MUDDLE

blog article

Sep 13, 2017

Multicloud is it the logical evolution of infrastructure or a barely-feasible fantasy? In theory, when multiple clouds link and interoperate with each other, the resulting mesh is “multicloud.” How is this hybridized monster managed? A motley mix of vendors from hyperconverged infrastruc...

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Oracle joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation, adds new container services ORACLE JOINS CLOUD NATIVE COMPUTING FOUNDATION, ADDS NEW CONTAINER SERVICES

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Sep 13, 2017

As the excitement around software containers reaches fever pitch, database software giant Oracle Corp. is throwing its weight behind the cause. The company said Wednesday it’s signing up as a platinum member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the organization leading the development of ...

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Building a more efficient cloud with containers and automation BUILDING A MORE EFFICIENT CLOUD WITH CONTAINERS AND AUTOMATION

blog article

Sep 12, 2017

The cloud is many things, but for the most part, it’s virtual. The cloud thrives on software-defined infrastructure. However, container technology opens new options because they don’t need a virtual environment. So they can run on all sorts of cloud systems.

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Symantec CIO describes changes in responsibility for IT and security SYMANTEC CIO DESCRIBES CHANGES IN RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT AND SECURITY

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Sep 12, 2017

The role of the chief information officer has become increasingly nebulous as more departments within a company turn to information technology to run better and grow faster. The flow of data between these organizations not only needs to be efficient, but secure and seamless.

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HPS helps bring virtualization into the manufacturing world HPS HELPS BRING VIRTUALIZATION INTO THE MANUFACTURING WORLD

blog article

Sep 11, 2017

Technology changes all industries. eventually. Some markets, like manufacturing, resist new technology as they see little immediate benefit. But even the most conservative companies are discovering what virtualization and Internet of Things tech can do.

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Cloud control, IoT solutions part of Hitachi Data Systems’ enterprise plan CLOUD CONTROL, IOT SOLUTIONS PART OF HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS’ ENTERPRISE PLAN

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Sep 11, 2017

Hitachi Data Systems Corp. started with a focus on hardware solutions and supporting the infrastructure. But more recently the wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. has significantly increased its software portfolio to meet the data-driven needs of customers. As new releases from VMware Inc. and o...

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Is Vscale a roadmap to the data center of the future? IS VSCALE A ROADMAP TO THE DATA CENTER OF THE FUTURE?

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Sep 07, 2017

The challenge many data center managers face today is how to modernize without breaking the budget. Recognizing that its customers have responded favorably to turnkey solutions at the systems level, using converged infrastructure, or CI, products such as VxBlock Dell EMC has continued to refine its ...

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Mesosphere integrates Kubernetes with its DC/OS software container platform MESOSPHERE INTEGRATES KUBERNETES WITH ITS DC/OS SOFTWARE CONTAINER PLATFORM

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Sep 06, 2017

Container software company Mesosphere Inc. is updating its popular DC/OS platform for building and running containerized applications, featuring a beta integration of the Kubernetes container orchestration platform.

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Hyperconverged infrastructure pushes networking boundaries as it goes prime time HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE PUSHES NETWORKING BOUNDARIES AS IT GOES PRIME TIME

blog article

Sep 07, 2017

If the hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI, was a TV show, it would be airing at 8 p.m. on a Saturday night in all of the big markets, the prime viewing hour. The technology that consolidates compute, storage and networking into one system has gone mainstream in the enterprise as executives for De...

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Datrium’s cloud affinities could beat HCI to the hybrid punch DATRIUM’S CLOUD AFFINITIES COULD BEAT HCI TO THE HYBRID PUNCH

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Sep 06, 2017

First hyperconverged infrastructure combined software-defined storage with commodity hardware for an on-premises “private cloud.” Now converged infrastructure startup Datrium Inc. wants to go further by mimicking public cloud in on-prem or hybrid environments.

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Nutanix aims to eliminate infrastructure management complexity NUTANIX AIMS TO ELIMINATE INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT COMPLEXITY

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Sep 06, 2017

When Nutanix Inc. released Acropolis, its turnkey solution for managing the hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI, two years ago, the promotional messaging around the technology included the word “simplicity” in nearly every other sentence. Fast forward to 2017, and the message is still ...

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Dell EMC, VMware rejuvenate and unify multicloud data protection DELL EMC, VMWARE REJUVENATE AND UNIFY MULTICLOUD DATA PROTECTION

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Sep 04, 2017

A large majority of enterprises have rejected the dichotomy of an either/or, on-premises data center versus public cloud. Today, 85 percent embrace a hybrid or multicloud strategy, according to RightScale’s “2017 State of the Cloud Survey.” They are employing both public clouds and...

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Internet of Things data boom drives storage, networking and server hardware INTERNET OF THINGS DATA BOOM DRIVES STORAGE, NETWORKING AND SERVER HARDWARE

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Sep 06, 2017

The Internet of Things has contributed to an explosion in the amount of data being stored by enterprises. Now, those same enterprises are beginning to invest heavily in their infrastructure to extract value from that data.

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Virtualization gives banking IT teams more control over security and compliance VIRTUALIZATION GIVES BANKING IT TEAMS MORE CONTROL OVER SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE

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Sep 01, 2017

The financial services sector has historically been viewed as a legacy industry with behemoth organizations slow to adopt change. In the face of increasing cybersecurity threats, however, banks are empowering their information technology departments to re-tool their infrastructure to ensure the late...

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‘Don’t neglect the network,’ warns tech evangelist ‘DON’T NEGLECT THE NETWORK,’ WARNS TECH EVANGELIST

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Sep 01, 2017

As the information technology infrastructure evolves, with differing levels of abstraction and complexity, monitoring and managing it also becomes more difficult. With a revolving carousel of options encompassing servers, storage, on-premises operations and public cloud, the overall network can easi...

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Surge in big enterprise deals drives Nutanix toward $1B in annual revenue SURGE IN BIG ENTERPRISE DEALS DRIVES NUTANIX TOWARD $1B IN ANNUAL REVENUE

blog article

Aug 31, 2017

Investors who might have wondered whether Nutanix Inc.’s solid earnings report in its previous quarter was a one-hit wonder are breathing easier this evening. The maker of hyperconverged systems and software today said it handily beat revenue and earnings estimates in its fiscal fourth quarter...

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My cloud infrastructure is built, now how do I monitor it? MY CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE IS BUILT, NOW HOW DO I MONITOR IT?

blog article

Aug 31, 2017

Imagine the experience of driving today’s car without any dashboard. No speedometer, gas gauge, trouble lights or temperature controls. That’s the example that unified monitoring software company CA Technologies Inc. likes to use when describing the challenge facing network administrator...

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Rubrik enables data backup infrastructure to be used as a DevTest environment RUBRIK ENABLES DATA BACKUP INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE USED AS A DEVTEST ENVIRONMENT

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Aug 30, 2017

Data backup and archiving is a necessary component of any robust cloud computing setup. Historically, this data archive only served as a backup repository, but the latest 4.0 release from Rubrik Inc. allows companies to extract additional value from the backup instance but automatically creating a D...

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MapR’s Orbit Cloud Suite extends analytics and applications to hybrid clouds MAPR’S ORBIT CLOUD SUITE EXTENDS ANALYTICS AND APPLICATIONS TO HYBRID CLOUDS

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Aug 30, 2017

MapR Technologies Inc. is extending its support for customers with hybrid cloud strategies through the launch of its new Orbit Cloud Suite. The new product is designed to provide additional cloud computing capabilities for the MapR Converged Data Platform, enabling users to build data fabrics that c...

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Data Management in the Digital Age DATA MANAGEMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE

blog article

Aug 29, 2017

The enterprise quite naturally wants to get the most performance out of available infrastructure. But in addition to deploying the appropriate hardware and layering it with advanced architectures, it also must implement the correct data management strategy for high-speed digital environments.

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Dell EMC Upgrades Infrastructure Portfolio Optimized for VMware DELL EMC UPGRADES INFRASTRUCTURE PORTFOLIO OPTIMIZED FOR VMWARE

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Aug 30, 2017

The latest version of the Dell EMX VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) appliance adds support for REST application programming interfaces that can be employed to automate management of the appliance. The VMware-based appliance also now supports encryption via support for VMware vSAN 6.6 softw...

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NVIDIA Advances Virtualization Software for GPUs NVIDIA ADVANCES VIRTUALIZATION SOFTWARE FOR GPUS

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Aug 17, 2017

The employees that typically need a workstation are among the most valuable inside any given organization. Because of that basic economic issue, it’s in the best interest of organizations to maximize the amount of time those employees can spend working on a project wherever they happen to be a...

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Lenovo Unveils HCI Appliance Based on VMware vSAN LENOVO UNVEILS HCI APPLIANCE BASED ON VMWARE VSAN

blog article

Aug 28, 2017

Lenovo at the VMworld 2017 conference today announced it will make available a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) appliance based on the stack of vSAN storage software developed by VMware. Radhika Krishnan, general manager for converged/hyperconverged infrastructure and networking for Lenovo, says...

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What to look for at VMworld 2017 this week: the rise of the true private cloud WHAT TO LOOK FOR AT VMWORLD 2017 THIS WEEK: THE RISE OF THE TRUE PRIVATE CLOUD

blog article

Aug 27, 2017

Every August, infrastructure professionals make a pilgrimage to VMworld – temporarily in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay because of construction in its usual venue in San Francisco  to hear what the leaders of VMware Inc. have to say about the future of computing platforms. What started out...

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Announcing Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials Book by Greg Schulz ANNOUNCING SOFTWARE DEFINED DATA INFRASTRUCTURE ESSENTIALS BOOK BY GREG SCHULZ

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Aug 23, 2017

Over the past several months I have posted, commenting, presenting and discussing more about Data Infrastructures and my new book (my 4th solo project) officially announced today, Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials (CRC Press). Software Defined Data Infrastructure (SDDI) Essentials is n...

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IT Operations: Adoption of Internet of Things Drives Investment in ITOM IT OPERATIONS: ADOPTION OF INTERNET OF THINGS DRIVES INVESTMENT IN ITOM

blog article

Aug 24, 2017

IT operations management (ITOM) is the management of the day-to-day activities related to the operation of an organization’s IT infrastructure components and applications, including on-premises data centers, private cloud deployments, and public cloud resources. Gartner predicts that adoption ...

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Canonical offers new support packages for Kubernetes deployments CANONICAL OFFERS NEW SUPPORT PACKAGES FOR KUBERNETES DEPLOYMENTS

blog article

Aug 23, 2017

Open-source software provider Canonical Ltd. introduced a couple of new consulting packages today to support enterprise Kubernetes deployments in public and private clouds and on so-called bare-metal servers dedicated to a single customer. The company also said it’s expanding its partnerships ...

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Cyberthreats will drive higher growth in security spending CYBERTHREATS WILL DRIVE HIGHER GROWTH IN SECURITY SPENDING

blog article

Aug 22, 2017

Spending on security products is forecast to grow by 7 percent this year, or a hefty $6.5 billion, as enterprises become increasingly wary of cybersecurity threats in the wake of several high-profile ransomware attacks earlier this year. Gartner Inc. said it its latest forecast that the global marke...

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What to look for at VMworld 2017 next week WHAT TO LOOK FOR AT VMWORLD 2017 NEXT WEEK

blog article

Aug 23, 2017

Every August, infrastructure professionals make a pilgrimage to VMworld temporarily in Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay because of construction in its usual venue in San Francisco to hear what the oracles of VMware Inc. have to say about the future of computing platforms. What started out as a clever ...

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Chelsio Storage over IP and other Networks Enable Data Infrastructures CHELSIO STORAGE OVER IP AND OTHER NETWORKS ENABLE DATA INFRASTRUCTURES

blog article

Aug 18, 2017

Chelsio and Storage over IP (SoIP) continue to enable Data Infrastructures from legacy to software defined virtual, container, cloud as well as converged. This past week I had a chance to visit with Chelsio to discuss data infrastructures, server storage I/O networking along with other related topic...

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IT organizations are struggling to recruit skilled server staff IT ORGANIZATIONS ARE STRUGGLING TO RECRUIT SKILLED SERVER STAFF

blog article

Aug 21, 2017

Information technology firms are finding it difficult to hire staff for roles across traditional servers and converged infrastructure due to a decline in the number of applicants with the necessary skills, a new report from 451 Research Inc. reveals. Because of the need to reduce costs associated wi...

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Tegile Systems Unveils All-Flash NVMe Storage Arrays TEGILE SYSTEMS UNVEILS ALL-FLASH NVME STORAGE ARRAYS

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Aug 21, 2017

Interest in NVMe-based systems is running high as IT organizations look to consolidate server and storage sprawl inside their data centers. Naturally, all that interest is also creating significant amounts of pressure on vendors to make their NVMe-based offering available sooner rather than later. T...

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Cisco acquires key software partner Springpath for $320M CISCO ACQUIRES KEY SOFTWARE PARTNER SPRINGPATH FOR $320M

blog article

Aug 21, 2017

Three months after picking up artificial intelligence startup MindMeld Inc. for $125 million, Cisco Systems Inc. has inked another nine-figure acquisition. The networking giant is shelling out $320 million to buy a firm called Springpath Inc. that develops software for hyperconverged systems. It&rsq...

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Cloud sets the table, software eats the world: A conversation with Fugue CEO Josh Stella CLOUD SETS THE TABLE, SOFTWARE EATS THE WORLD: A CONVERSATION WITH FUGUE CEO JOSH STELLA

blog article

Aug 18, 2017

There are two definitions of fugue. One refers to music (contrapuntal composition), and the other involves psychiatry (awareness of one’s identity). But thanks to new technology in the enterprise cloud computing world offered by a rising startup of the same name, there may soon be another mean...

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Get ready for serverless wave to break cloud apps into pieces GET READY FOR SERVERLESS WAVE TO BREAK CLOUD APPS INTO PIECES

blog article

Aug 17, 2017

Serverless computing buzz has steadily grown in the last couple of years, now eclipsing even containers, according to some tech analysts. Based on cloud computing, it takes the infrastructure abstraction and application-focus of cloud even further. But what does “serverless” really mean?...

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CoreOS brings its Tectonic Kubernetes platform to Microsoft Azure COREOS BRINGS ITS TECTONIC KUBERNETES PLATFORM TO MICROSOFT AZURE

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Aug 17, 2017

Software container company CoreOS Inc. is making its technology more accessible with the general availability of its “self-driving Kubernetes platform” Tectonic on the Microsoft Azure cloud. The move comes as CoreOS announces the simultaneous release of Tectonic 1.7, which comes with imp...

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To beef up its Azure cloud, Microsoft buys scientific computing firm Cycle Computing TO BEEF UP ITS AZURE CLOUD, MICROSOFT BUYS SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING FIRM CYCLE COMPUTING

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Aug 15, 2017

Microsoft Corp. is looking to make its Azure cloud platform more appealing for scientific projects and other complex workloads. To that end, the technology giant today said it has acquired Cycle Computing LLC, a Connecticut-based firm focused on harnessing cloud infrastructure for high-performance a...

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Cloud-optimized Linux: Inside Ubuntu’s edge in AWS cloud computing CLOUD-OPTIMIZED LINUX: INSIDE UBUNTU’S EDGE IN AWS CLOUD COMPUTING

blog article

Aug 15, 2017

While the market’s cloud infrastructure solutions are beginning to consolidate, there remains a multitude of options for software development environments. Of the operating systems available, however, Ubuntu overwhelmingly leads as the operating system in Amazon.com Inc., according to Dustin K...

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DARPA Seeks Automated Methods, Tools to Neutralize Cyberadversary Infrastructure DARPA SEEKS AUTOMATED METHODS, TOOLS TO NEUTRALIZE CYBERADVERSARY INFRASTRUCTURE

blog article

Aug 11, 2017

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry to suggest research concepts for techniques and software tools to neutralize cyberadversary infrastructure. DARPA said in a presolicitation notice posted Aug. 3 on FedBizOpps it seeks to create technologies to determine malicious cyber...

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VA Issues Mobile Cloud Services Infrastructure RFI VA ISSUES MOBILE CLOUD SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE RFI

blog article

Aug 10, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released a request for information on potential contractors that can support the development of a mobile cloud services infrastructure for VA. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the VA MCS system will replace the department’s mobile infrastructure se...

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A Swiss success story in guarding against IT systems failure A SWISS SUCCESS STORY IN GUARDING AGAINST IT SYSTEMS FAILURE

blog article

Aug 10, 2017

It’s every data center manager’s worst nightmare. Two active directory controllers broke over the weekend, and now the information technology department at the Baloise Group faced the uncomfortable prospect that if a third controller failed, 1,500 branch personnel would be unable to do t...

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Why ‘digital transformation’ may be the most hated term in IT today WHY ‘DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION’ MAY BE THE MOST HATED TERM IN IT TODAY

blog article

Aug 09, 2017

Migrating from on-premise to cloud infrastructure can be disruptive and not just in the positive sense. Couple that with the complexity of monetizing data, and it’s clear why “digital transformation” may be the most hated term in information technology, according to Mike Berthiaume...

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Operating Azure Stack OPERATING AZURE STACK

blog article

Aug 08, 2017

Ever since we announced that Azure Stack is ready to order, we’ve seen a variety of questions related to managing and operating Azure Stack. This blog kicks off a series of blogs addressing these questions. Operating Azure Stack is different. Today, your on-premises IT infrastructure provides ...

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Hardware Can Still Make or Break the Cloud HARDWARE CAN STILL MAKE OR BREAK THE CLOUD

blog article

Aug 08, 2017

With so much attention paid to building the right virtual and software-defined architectures in the cloud, it is easy to forget that the cloud also needs the right hardware that in most cases is distinctly different from traditional data center infrastructure. Regardless of whether the enterprise pl...

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As network security becomes ‘irrelevant,’ here’s how Zscaler guards the cloud AS NETWORK SECURITY BECOMES ‘IRRELEVANT,’ HERE’S HOW ZSCALER GUARDS THE CLOUD

blog article

Aug 07, 2017

During a major computer security conference two years ago, Zscaler set up a booth on the tradeshow floor and spent the week destroying various security devices made by other companies with a large hammer. The point did not go unnoticed. As business moved to the cloud, the need for appliances to guar...

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Cloud-HCI cocktail quenches enterprise thirst for easy VDI CLOUD-HCI COCKTAIL QUENCHES ENTERPRISE THIRST FOR EASY VDI

blog article

Aug 04, 2017

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is not exactly top-trending news for tech analysts at the moment, according to Calvin Hsu (pictured), vice president of product marketing at Citrix Systems Inc. The virtualization technology hosts desktop operating systems on central servers within data centers. After ...

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Get to Cloud by Optimizing Data Centers, Researchers Say GET TO CLOUD BY OPTIMIZING DATA CENTERS, RESEARCHERS SAY

blog article

Aug 04, 2017

In order for Federal agencies to make the best decisions about moving to the cloud, they have to optimize their data centers, according to IDC researchers. The Federal government is moving to a cloud-first approach when it comes to IT infrastructure, which makes CIOs reluctant to invest in a Data Ce...

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Veeam sandwiches data availability with Cisco’s network hardware VEEAM SANDWICHES DATA AVAILABILITY WITH CISCO’S NETWORK HARDWARE

blog article

Aug 03, 2017

The complexity of hybrid infrastructure gets devilish at the application layer where the needs of traditional bare-metal and cloud-native apps often clash. “The network brings this together,” according to Frank Palumbo (pictured, right), senior vice president at Cisco Systems Inc. Applic...

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Drone analytics company crunches bunches of IoT data in the cloud DRONE ANALYTICS COMPANY CRUNCHES BUNCHES OF IOT DATA IN THE CLOUD

blog article

Aug 03, 2017

A single Internet of Things-connected device is nice, but two or three put together are better. That is, the data each device collects yields smarter insights when analyzed together. But crunching many converged data streams at once can strain ordinary data centers’ compute power. May research...

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Preparing for Cloud: Is Your Infrastructure Cloud-Ready? PREPARING FOR CLOUD: IS YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE CLOUD-READY?

blog article

Jul 26, 2017

These Days, Talking To It Leaders About Cloud Is Eerily Like Talking About Retirement. Even Though It Might Not Be Here Yet, You Know It's Coming Soon And Investing For The Future Is Prudent. The Reality Is That There Still Remains A Sizable Subset Of Database-Oriented Applications That Won'...

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Big Cloud Offers Big Opportunities for Small Providers BIG CLOUD OFFERS BIG OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL PROVIDERS

blog article

Jul 18, 2017

The cloud is starting to dominate IT infrastructure and the hyperscale providers are starting to dominate the cloud. So is it game-over for the data center? Or the small cloud providers? Not exactly.To be sure, the vast bulk of the enterprise workload appears headed for the top providers like Amazon...

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Plexxi offers technical validation for hyperconverged networking PLEXXI OFFERS TECHNICAL VALIDATION FOR HYPERCONVERGED NETWORKING

blog article

Aug 02, 2017

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Mat Mathews in his capacity as co-founder and VP of product management at Plexxi  the firm is a specialist in converged and hyperconverged network infrastructure for public and private cloud deployments. Pressure is mount...

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Out of many, one hybrid cloud management platform OUT OF MANY, ONE HYBRID CLOUD MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

blog article

Jul 31, 2017

As organizations continue to look to cloud services for IT and business uses, their computing environments are becoming vast, entangled webs that span public cloud services and various forms of private cloud. They’re exceedingly difficult to monitor, manage and secure. “Typically, each o...

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Container tech spurs Datrium beyond the realm of virtual machines CONTAINER TECH SPURS DATRIUM BEYOND THE REALM OF VIRTUAL MACHINES

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Jul 31, 2017

Container technology’s virtualized methods for running distributed software applications are increasingly outshining the work of virtual machines. Many experts agree that containers are more agile and scalable vehicles for workloads compared to VMs. But a lot of existing products particularly ...

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Oracle aims to one-up Microsoft with expanded Cloud at Customer service ORACLE AIMS TO ONE-UP MICROSOFT WITH EXPANDED CLOUD AT CUSTOMER SERVICE

blog article

Jul 19, 2017

Oracle Corp. is wasting no time returning fire at Microsoft Corp.’s announcement last week of the availability of its Azure Stack on-premises cloud offering. The database and business software giant today is expanding the breadth of services it will deliver via its similar Cloud at Customer se...

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VMware scales up flagship vSphere platform in new update VMWARE SCALES UP FLAGSHIP VSPHERE PLATFORM IN NEW UPDATE

blog article

Jul 30, 2017

Virtualization giant VMware Inc. has made a new update to its vSphere 6.5 platform generally available. VSphere is the company’s flagship platform for implementing and managing virtual machine infrastructure on a large scale, allowing companies to run multiple operating systems on the same har...

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Converged Infrastructure Boosts Data Center Security via Increased Visibility CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE BOOSTS DATA CENTER SECURITY VIA INCREASED VISIBILITY

blog article

Jul 28, 2017

Converged infrastructure can help organizations cut costs, increase operational efficiency and free up IT staff members to focus on other technology tasks. On top of all of that, it can also improve cybersecurity. Converged infrastructure deploying compute, networking and storage components in a sin...

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Hyperconverged infrastructure systems are as good as their software-defined storage, says Gartner analyst HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS ARE AS GOOD AS THEIR SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE, SAYS GARTNER ANALYST

blog article

Jul 28, 2017

The term “Hyperconverged Infrastructure,” commonly called HCI, may bring to mind big metal boxes and hardware stacks. But in fact the hardware is the least important ingredient in integrated systems. The software layer particularly, software-defined storage is where differentiation occur...

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AWS on full-service cloud: It’s not just storage and compute anymore AWS ON FULL-SERVICE CLOUD: IT’S NOT JUST STORAGE AND COMPUTE ANYMORE

blog article

Jul 21, 2017

Remember when worries about security and uptime dampened conversations about cloud infrastructure as a service? Those concerns that were common just a couple of years ago have nearly evaporated, according to Terry Wise (pictured), vice president of worldwide alliances, channels and ecosystem at Amaz...

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Aspects of Current IT Infrastructure and Its Influencers ASPECTS OF CURRENT IT INFRASTRUCTURE AND ITS INFLUENCERS

blog article

Jul 26, 2017

An infrastructure comprises of freeways, telecommunications, and a power grid. Every company has a hub to store data, a highway to run it through, and portals for users to access raw information. This composition forms the IT infrastructure, and currently, it is the helping hand of any organization....

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Intel and AMD Just Delivered Two Great Reasons to Upgrade Your Data Center INTEL AND AMD JUST DELIVERED TWO GREAT REASONS TO UPGRADE YOUR DATA CENTER

blog article

Jul 17, 2017

Think of it as a multiple choice test, with no wrong answers. Intel last week launched its new Skylake Xeon CPUs. AMD last month launched their next-generation EPYC CPU. These are both great options that strengthen the case for upgrading your server infrastructure now. Whichever path you choose, the...

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Microsoft Partner Program Offers Support for Software-Defined and Hyper-Converged Capabilities in Windows Server 2016 MICROSOFT PARTNER PROGRAM OFFERS SUPPORT FOR SOFTWARE-DEFINED AND HYPER-CONVERGED CAPABILITIES IN WINDOWS SERVER 2016

blog article

Jul 19, 2017

Microsoft has created a new software-defined datacenter certification program for storage and hyper-converged systems running Windows Server 2016, which shares many of the same properties as Azure such as Storage Spaces Direct and software-defined networking (SDN). The new program is targeted at cus...

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Is networking hardware getting more configurable through cloud? IS NETWORKING HARDWARE GETTING MORE CONFIGURABLE THROUGH CLOUD?

blog article

May 24, 2017

As developers become accustomed to configuration of resources up and down the stack, networking technology is also seeing a resurgence of innovation to keep pace with the rest of the industry. Just as a developer is able to reconfigure a virtual server or database on the fly in today’s cloud c...

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Nutanix calls shotgun on multicloud with control pane, but is it a false start? NUTANIX CALLS SHOTGUN ON MULTICLOUD WITH CONTROL PANE, BUT IS IT A FALSE START?

blog article

Jul 05, 2017

Nutanix Inc. is a big fish in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, but it’s now veering into multicloud a much larger pond than HCI. Can it float there? Nutanix tops revenue (or trails a hair behind Dell EMC, as one report shows) in HCI that packs hardware basics and integrated software i...

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Cisco acquires cloud security startup Observable Networks CISCO ACQUIRES CLOUD SECURITY STARTUP OBSERVABLE NETWORKS

blog article

Jul 13, 2017

Alongside a steady inflow of venture capital, the cybersecurity industry is also seeing a great deal of merger and acquisition activity as leading technology suppliers work to bolster their network protection capabilities. The latest player to have entered the mergers and acquisitions spotlight is C...

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The story behind simplified flash storage from Cisco, Pure team-up THE STORY BEHIND SIMPLIFIED FLASH STORAGE FROM CISCO, PURE TEAM-UP

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Jul 18, 2017

In light of industry consolidation around providing complete, turnkey solutions to customers, Cisco Systems Inc. and Pure Storage Inc. teamed up to bring the performance of flash storage to the Cisco computing and networking stack. Several months into the partnership, during the recent Pure Accelera...

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Maxta rolls out limited free version of its hyperconverged storage software MAXTA ROLLS OUT LIMITED FREE VERSION OF ITS HYPERCONVERGED STORAGE SOFTWARE

blog article

Sep 27, 2016

Maxta Inc. is offering up a free but limited version of its hyperconverged, software-defined storage software. The company, which specializes in software-based hyperconvergence for enterprise storage systems, said a free download of its MxSP software is now available for “qualifying organizati...

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How hyper-converged minimizes infrastructure ‘fiddle factor’ HOW HYPER-CONVERGED MINIMIZES INFRASTRUCTURE ‘FIDDLE FACTOR’

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May 16, 2017

Faster is better. To gain the edge in speed, tech companies have been turning to hyper-converged infrastructure so they can spend less time with their information technology foundations and more time innovating. Now, hyper-converged solutions are going to the cloud. “How do customers spend les...

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The game is on in hyper-converged, says Dell EMC THE GAME IS ON IN HYPER-CONVERGED, SAYS DELL EMC

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Jun 12, 2017

At Dell’s first trade show event since its merger with EMC in 2016, attendees wondered if the pace of innovation would slow down for the supersized organization.  Those fears were allayed quickly thanks to the boost in hyper-converged solutions acquired through the EMC alliance. This is a...

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The hyper-converged tech behind Dell EMC’s new 14G PowerEdge THE HYPER-CONVERGED TECH BEHIND DELL EMC’S NEW 14G POWEREDGE

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Jun 01, 2017

Dell EMC launched the latest generation of its PowerEdge server portfolio at Dell EMC World in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 14th-generation server brings together better compute, scalability and security, answering enterprise client requests for better automation and productivity with simplified lifecycle...

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Dell EMC and Nutanix forge ahead in HCI hybrid cloud DELL EMC AND NUTANIX FORGE AHEAD IN HCI HYBRID CLOUD

blog article

Jul 05, 2017

Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Inc.’s infrastructure group, has taken a sharp turn since Chad Sakac (pictured, right), president of the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division, originally described Nutanix Inc. as a “niche corner case for VDI [virtual desktop infrastructure] only.”...

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Lenovo, Nutanix team-up advances hyperconverged infrastructure LENOVO, NUTANIX TEAM-UP ADVANCES HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE

blog article

Jun 30, 2017

The partnership between Lenovo Group Ltd. and Nutanix Inc. has been in the works for more than two years. Today, both companies are seeing business growth around their jointly engineered solutions, according to Kirk Skaugen, president of the data center group at Lenovo, who commented on how the two ...

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Moving to hyperconverged infrastructure reduced this company’s need to juggle IT resources MOVING TO HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE REDUCED THIS COMPANY’S NEED TO JUGGLE IT RESOURCES

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Jun 29, 2017

As companies continue to migrate legacy infrastructure to the cloud, an increasing number of applications are seeing tangible value in moving to hyperconverged infrastructure. This is particularly true in mission-critical use cases, such as payment handling where security requirements do allow for a...

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Robin Systems debuts new editions of its cloud infrastructure platform ROBIN SYSTEMS DEBUTS NEW EDITIONS OF ITS CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE PLATFORM

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Jul 13, 2017

Container-based cloud infrastructure provider Robin Systems Inc. is making its platform more accessible to the developer community with the launch of two new versions available on Amazon Web Services. The company today announced the general availability of new Community and Developer versions of its...

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Dell EMC Sees Intel Scalable Processors Advancing Software-Defined Infrastructure DELL EMC SEES INTEL SCALABLE PROCESSORS ADVANCING SOFTWARE-DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE

blog article

Jul 11, 2017

Dell EMC fulfilled a promise made earlier this year by announcing today it is making available the 14th Generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge servers based on the Intel Xeon Scalable processor series. Brian Payne, senior product planning manager for the Dell PowerEdge Server Portfolio, says the avail...

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SUSE software-defined infrastructure kicks CaaS SUSE SOFTWARE-DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE KICKS CAAS

blog article

Jun 26, 2017

Founded in Nuremberg (but now parent-owned by Micro Focus) under the name Software- und System-Entwicklung (Software and Systems Development). German softwarehause SUSE is keeping the ‘systems’ part of its original moniker close to heart, or so it appears. The firm is these days focused ...

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Atos Wins Contract with Safran for IT Infrastructure ATOS WINS CONTRACT WITH SAFRAN FOR IT INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jun 27, 2017

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has been selected by Safran, leader in the aeronautics and aerospace sectors, as its partner to optimize datacenters worldwide. The four-year contract runs till 2021 and has the option of a two-year extension.By awarding Atos the contract to optimize ...

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Modernizing data infrastructure: Hortonworks and Syncsort partner to unlock legacy system data MODERNIZING DATA INFRASTRUCTURE: HORTONWORKS AND SYNCSORT PARTNER TO UNLOCK LEGACY SYSTEM DATA

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Jun 22, 2017

It’s a year and a half into the partnership between Hortonworks Inc. and Syncsort Inc. that is centered around modernizing legacy data stores and infrastructure. The results so far? The synergy between Syncsort’s high-performance data integration and Hortonworks’ modern data archit...

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Amazon still dominates cloud computing as Microsoft and Google struggle to catch up AMAZON STILL DOMINATES CLOUD COMPUTING AS MICROSOFT AND GOOGLE STRUGGLE TO CATCH UP

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Jun 15, 2017

Amazon Web Services Inc. has retained an impressive lead in Gartner Inc.’s latest Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, with Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. failing to make up much if any ground over their biggest rival.The picture at the top, according to the ranking released ...

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Chef Automate for application automation in cloud-native container-first CHEF AUTOMATE FOR APPLICATION AUTOMATION IN CLOUD-NATIVE CONTAINER-FIRST

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May 23, 2017

Open source Continuous Automation firm Chef has used its ChefConf 2017 event to announce new capabilities focused on the transition process to cloud-native and container-first environments with consistent automation and DevOps practices.As we now discuss automation in the context of its benefits for...

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The hybrid cloud infrastructure debate: Converged or hyper-converged? Or both? THE HYBRID CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE DEBATE: CONVERGED OR HYPER-CONVERGED? OR BOTH?

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Jun 01, 2017

Many traditional information technology organizations that operate on older technology have largely created separate, siloed data centers. But with the cloud and virtualization revolution currently sweeping the IT industry, many of those companies are seeking to undergo digital transformation and in...

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