Traveling during the holiday season is challenging enough. When problems arise, suppliers' customer service plans are put to the test. Let's consider two examples.
Virtualization reaches from hand-held devices to the data center to the clouds. We examine the forces behind this expansion, the suppliers of the technology and the organizations using it.
Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He is responsible for research, publications, and operations. Mr. Kusnetzky has been involved with information technology since the late 1970s. Mr. Kusnetzky has been responsible for research operations at the 451 Group; corporate and marketing strategy for Open-Xchange; system software and virtualization research at IDC; and program and product management at Digital Equipment Corporation.; Today, Mr. Kusnetzky focuses on system software, virtualization technology and cloud computing. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.
Samsung's mysterious security update service is still a mystery a month later.
Organizations are increasingly using parallel processing technology to address their high performance, technical computing or big data analysis requirements. Adaptive Computing has long believed that its Moab HPC Suite should be the parallel processing monitor of choice.
The internet of things could be very helpful to organizations or bury them under the weight of operational data from a herd of devices, their software, and their applications. Glassbeam believes its SCALAR is the tool that will make sense of it all.
Protecting data files through backup or mirroring procedures is an important, but mundane, part of enterprise IT life. Catalogic believes that its approach to this process could both make life easier for IT administrators and offer enterprises greater insight into its data and how it is being used.
Other performance monitoring and management tools tell administrators what problems occurred. Loggly claims that its tool can quickly tell them why the problems happened.
I enjoyed a quick conversation with Dell's Executive Director of Enterprise Strategy at Dell World 2014 last week. It was rather refreshing to speak with an executive that was willing to admit that the company is focused on helping customers solve problems rather than building every piece of that solution itself.
Dell just launched what appears to be a very powerful and flexible system that it stresses is a converged system. What does that mean?
Dell wants to convince its enterprise customers to work with them to consolidate cloud services acquisitions rather than to go directly to the service providers. The questions: Why Dell, and will companies actually work with Dell in this way?
Stratus has long been a proponent of continuous processing solutions for critical workloads. They've offered both hardware- and software-based approaches. Now, the company is using that technology to make OpenStack workloads highly available.
Kaseya has improved an already powerful tool for managed service providers and the IT administrators of large enterprises. The company's key challenge is finding a way to present what this powerful tool does in a simple, short way.
Traditional device level network monitoring is having trouble keeping up with the increasingly virtualized computing environment. NetBeez believes that its tools offer a solution.
A recent demonstration of Sanbolic's software shows that SDS provides a number of useful benefits.
Stackify is a plucky young company out to show the established log analytics and management players a few lessons. Is the company's SmartELM smart enough?
When does a supplier's take-it-or-leave-it attitude cross the boundary from being a reasonable security practice to outright arrogance? I think Samsung crossed the line.