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.
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.
Local cloud storage-as-a-service (STaaS) features enterprise-class controls, low latency private access, self-service provisioning and pay-for-use pricing.
While at Veeam's user conference, I spoke with William Dalton, director of corporate technology for TrendMicro. Here's what he has to say about Veeam.
Goodbye, backup and recovery. Hello, data center availability. At its first user conference, Veeam attempts to reposition itself and its products. Will this game plan work?
Software as a Service offerings -- such as SalesForce.com, Office356, Microsoft Dynamics and AthenaHealth -- hold out the promise of replacing enterprise applications and serving as platforms for future development. While the promise can be fulfilled, organizations have to take some responsibility too.
I had believed that VMware took part in the OpenStack community because it was dragged there by its customers. Boy, I was wrong. VMware's Dan Wendlandt helps set me straight.
For some time, industry standard systems have been chosen to support Web, big data and analytics workloads. IBM believes that its Power 8 based systems are enough to change the rules and make a new choice possible
Is X86 always the best choice for Web and Big Data workloads? IBM believes that its new Power 8 changes the discussion and it should be on the short list too.
eG Innovations's newest release of its IT infrastructure monitoring product is all about improving usability and the ability to monitor cloud computing environments.
Cloud Technology Partners has long offered tools and services to help mid-market companies and enterprises integrate and migrate applications into cloud computing environments. This release adds Google's cloud environments and many updated rules.
In the red hot cloud computing market, major players such as Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and VMware now offer their own distribution of OpenStack. Meanwhile, Piston Cloud is playing its security, management and installation as differentiators. Will it work?
In its move to acquire the AWS-compatible cloud stack provider, HP wants to present itself as being the "most compatible" of systems suppliers.
Although organizations are exploring No-SQL and Big Data databases, many would like to access these data stores using a SQL interface. FoundationDB is now offering a SQL "personality" for their key-value store database.
HP's Senior VP for HP Cloud chats about what his group is doing and where it is going.
Organizations that have maintained their investment in traditional SQL-based databases -- and are seeing the limitations of these databases -- have started adding No-SQL and Big Data databases to their portfolio. FoundationDB believes its database can do it all.