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The challenge in architecting, building, and managing data centers is one of balance. There are forces competing to both push together and pull apart datacenter resources. Finding an equilibrium point that is technological sustainable, operationally viable, and business friendly is cha...
In my last blog, I looked at the evolution of technology as we move to virtualization. What will this new development mean for business models, industry developments and industry players? Virtualization means that everything will run on commodity hardware – the same as the rest of the...
With the growing number of applications in use in today’s enterprises, you as a network administrator are surely noticing some new challenges. Many IT professionals responsible for supporting applications in data center and cloud environments continue to see growth in the number of app...
Parasoft and Skytap have announced a joint offering that enables Service Virtualization and Test Lab Management in the cloud. The solution, which features Parasoft Service Virtualization plus Skytap Cloud, provides enterprises on-demand access to complete, complex test environments ...
Distrix (formerly Spark Integration Technologies) has announced the latest version of its flagship network-virtualization software. Distrix 4.1, available now, extends the manageability of remote networks while also improving the programmability of software-defined networking (SDN) env...
While the interest and buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) has grown steadily in recent years, the seemingly endless market promise continues to become reality. According to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC), a transformation is underway that will see the worl...
The Internet has been buzzing over the recent news of a federal proposal that creates the equivalent of “slow” and “fast” lanes online. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday, May 15, 3-2 in favor of a new proposal that enables the creation of Internet fast lanes...
In many companies, the business leadership team, the application team and the infrastructure team are all different entities. And while they are all very dependent on each other in many ways, often organizational goals and alignment can be very different for each team. For example, bu...
Zerto on Wednesday announced its strategy to create a new infrastructure layer called “Cloud Fabric” that allows organizations to seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds across leading hypervisors and cloud providers. Gil Levonai, VP...
On this side is a variant of SDN: network service virtualization (NSV). On the other side is an emerging application architecture: microservices. Where they meet lies devops. One of the most fascinating things to watch in the technological shifts occurring today is to see them all con...
Server virtualization is no longer hype. It¹s reality. But as the infrastructure has converged, with server virtualization leading consolidation efforts, blind spots now exist causing more and more data to be hidden from enterprise tools. With more emphasis on data analysis for applica...
NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, announced on Wednesday a key addition to its suite of cloud storage and data replication solutions with the launch of its NaviCloud® Vault: Data Domain® solution. Enabling a secure, reliable, highly available, off-site replication service th...
You use an agile process; your goal is to make your organization more agile. What about your data infrastructure? The truth is, today’s databases are anything but agile – they are effectively static repositories that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to change, and cannot keep p...
Dell and Red Hat Inc. have announced the availability of co-engineered, enterprise-grade, private cloud solutions based on OpenStack, the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The companies also have extended their collaboration to enable...
Aria Systems on Wednesday recognizes Internet of Things (IoT) Day by asserting the need for all businesses to develop a strategy to support flexible monetization of emerging IoT products and services. This year’s IoT Day provides a worldwide opportunity to learn about technologies that...
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers, businesses and government agencies in the nation's capital continued to benefit from Verizon's 2013 investment of more than $100 million in its industry-leading fiber-optic and Internet Protocol-based networks.
The overall networking landscape has been going through a fairly deliberate shift over the past couple of years. Where we used to talk CapEx, we are now talking OpEx. Where we used to talk features, we are now talking about workflows. This change in industry dialogue mirrors the rise o...
As "applications" continue to morph into what we once might have called "mashups" but no longer do because, well, SOA is officially dead, dontcha know, it is increasingly important for a variety of constituents within organizations - from business stakeholders to application owners to ...
As businesses increasingly embrace private, public, and hybrid clouds to cost-effectively and quickly deliver business applications and services, Cisco on Monday announced plans to build the world's largest global Intercloud -- a network of clouds -- together with a set of partners. Th...
VoltDB announced that it has closed $8 million in Series B funding. The round was led by a Silicon Valley luminary with participation from two additional independent investors as well as existing stakeholders Sigma Partners and Kepha Partners. This funding represents the first in a suc...
Known for their Internet of Things (IoT); Enterprise Asset Management (EAM); Digital Asset Management (DAM); energy efficient, open platform HMIs; and flexible building control and monitoring solutions, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) introduces their standard and custom offeri...
QTS Realty Trust has launched the QTS Enterprise Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution. Built upon industry-leading VMware, EMC and Cisco technologies, the platform is secure and flexible to meet evolving enterprise IT infrastructure needs. "As a VMware vCloud® Powere...
NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, has announced a strategic partnership with Zensar Technologies, a global software services and infrastructure management provider. Together the companies will leverage their expertise to support clients looking to evolve their businesses thr...
CIOs cited reducing enterprise costs; improving IT applications and infrastructure; improving efficiency; and improving business processes among the top 10 business priorities, according to a Gartner Executive Program Survey conducted last year. To address these business priorities, ...
There's been a lot of discussion on the Internet about the definition of Platform-as-a-Service. Here's just a few very active Twitter discussions to illustrate the level of activity and passion over the topic: This is just a few of the hundreds of tweets returned when I queried "Paas"...
Akamai Technologies has completed its acquisition of Prolexic Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in Hollywood, Florida that provides cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attac...
With more organizations embracing cloud mandates and moving quickly to flash-accelerated, shared storage infrastructures, NetApp introduced a new line of enterprise storage systems and enhanced software designed to accelerate the broadest range of virtualized applications. "As they ad...
CopperEgg has announced year-end results for 2013, achieving 380 percent growth in monthly recurring revenues year-over-year, and adding 440 new customers. The company also named Chad Bockius as CEO, Heidi Farris as vice president of marketing, and Chris Yndo as vice president of sales...
Organizations that align operational resources with strategic priorities through integrated planning, budgeting and forecasting can substantially improve productivity and profitability. Yet adopting these best practice planning processes has been a challenge for businesses that rely on...
AppDynamics on Tuesday announced it achieved record-breaking growth in its fiscal year ending Jan. 31, with a 175 percent year-over-year increase in bookings. In addition to rapid growth, the company ended the year with new blue chip customers including ADP, Toshiba, Nike, GE, Toyota, ...
Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its just-published M2M Strategies by Vertical: North American Enterprise Survey, which provides a view of the machine-to-machine (M2M) market - also known as the Internet of Things (IoT) - through the eyes of businesses us...
It is quite commonly observed now-a-days as a common practice; most of the companies invest a lot of time in engaging consultants & designers and spending colossal amounts of money in capacity planning to size the infrastructure for their specific needs. Not denying the fact that peopl...
BYOD may be the word of the day on the street but underlying the "come as you are" approach to computing is a variety of technology that enables organizations to confidently take up the gauntlet thrown down by users to support their demand to use the computing platform of their choice....
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a new construct in the information and communications technology (ICT) world that is occupying the minds of IT vendors, service providers, and systems integrators as it represents huge potential for new streams of revenue and new customers. Inter...
I had the distinct privilege of walking along several different Roman roads this week. These roads have survived thousands of years worth of history and travel. They were built using a standard design, engineering and construction methodology that was extraordinarily durable. The pa...
Recent commentaries by cloud industry luminaries Reuven Cohen & Krishnan Subramanian address key issues related to relative importance and potential longevity of an independent Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). In his commentary, Reuven poses, "Do consumers really care about the difference...
The use of in-memory data grids (IMDGs) for scaling application performance has rapidly increased in recent years as firms have seen their application workloads explode. This trend runs across nearly every vertical market, touching online applications for financial services, ecommerce,...
A tutorial about Memory Monitoring and Limiting with LXC (Linux Containers) and the importance of building a metrics infrastructure. For a long time we didn't limit the amount of memory that you can use during your build on Codeship. There was the possibility of a bad build eating up ...
CiRBA has announced the availability of CiRBA Version 8. With this release, CiRBA adds support for Microsoft® Hyper-V® to its award-winning Control Console, which enables organizations to maximize efficiency and minimize risk in virtual and cloud infrastructure. This new capability is ...
The ‘platform’ tier in the middle of cloud computing’s architecture is being squeezed, folded and reshaped beyond recognition. Even with continued investment, can it survive the transformative pressures forcing down upon it from the software/application layer above, or the apparently i...