Solid state storage devices are all the rage. Storage suppliers have applied SSD technology to caches, storage volumes and even complete storage systems. BiTMICRO is bringing its SSD technology to the commercial market to address the needs of content delivery and big data analytics.
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.
Telecommunications carriers often support networks many times the size of large enterprise networks. The problem is that each application or function is supported by separate networking equipment. ConteXtream believes that its SDN technology could improve performance while saving money.
Logentries promises to create a simple monitoring and analytics solution for complex environments. After seeing their demonstration, I believe that they've hit their target.
What's a developer to do when a high-performance - but very small - database is needed for a project? FairCom believes that its c-treeACE family of navigational databases can be the solution.
Anturis just launched Anturis 2.0 to help SMBs and web hosting companies with IT monitoring and troubleshooting.
The challenge any supplier of performance monitoring and management tools faces is that there are many competitors, all using the same catchphrases and offering demos that all look alike. Logentries believes that its community approach will be of interest to DevOps.
Facebook, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are often used to promote suppliers' products and services. Here are a few interesting patterns I've noticed about how different companies utilize these tools.
Mobility and BYOD are both putting pressure on IT to break out of established, proven patterns. Dell's Sean Wisdom suggests an individual-centric set of approaches.
Veeam believes that Microsoft System Center users want the same view into a Hyper-V virtual machine environment that VMware's vCenter users enjoy. The company's new Management Pack v7 for System Center's support for Hyper-V directly addresses that need.
As enterprise workloads are moved into virtual and cloud computing environments, security has become the elephant in the room. Many organizations do not have effective security policies or technology to enforce those policies. Catbird believes that it has the solution.
The folks at ASG Software Solution believe that enterprise IT departments are becoming service brokers and that the industry should focus on IT as a Service. ASG's CloudFactory is designed to address this transformation.
Today's applications are a complex mix of services. Nastel's Charles Rich believes that unified monitoring is a necessary tool in today's IT infrastructure.
Orchestrate hopes that its cloud-based middleware will bring some order to the chaotic database environment most companies have.
The US subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $22 billion global provider of HR service, has selected FrontRange for building cloud-based automation tools to support its professional services and staffing solutions.
Evolven's Sasha Gilenson talks about the importance of configuration and change management in today's complex IT environment.