Organizations having distributed sites face challenges when implementing a reliable, cost effective network that can support their operations. Aryaka believes that its Cloud Networking-as-a-service offering is the answer.
Virtualization reaches from hand-held devices to the data center to the clouds. Virtually Speaking examines the forces behind this expansion, the suppliers of the technology and the organizations using the technology.
Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He's literally written the book on virtualization and often comments on cloud computing, mobility and systems software. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.
Kenneth 'Ken' Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems in large multi-data center environments.
Tecplot, Inc. explains what they did when storage became the bottleneck in their development process.
Although sample consists solely of Ubuntu users and can't be viewed as describing the industry as a whole, the results of Canonical's Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey are interesting and should be considered.
As organizations digest BYOD, they often turn to wrapping apps to make them available remotely. Cortado's Henning Volkmer thinks that approach is dead and suggests that a more centralized approach is better.
OpTier believes that its biggest asset is the ability to capture transactional data in real time without imposing significant overhead making it possible to really understand workload performance issues. Does this capability really make its products better than competitor's?
Acronis, long known for its simple, powerful image backup is getting back to its focus on delivering easy-to-use products.
Distributed computing environments are increasingly complex mixtures of services hosted on physical, virtual and hybrid elements. Continuity Software, long focused on service availability, has reached out to manage the availability of SAN-based storage.
Enterprises are increasingly focused on using big data and analytics to help them better understand both the requirements of their customers, trends and patterns of customer activity and this requires a different approach. Dell says that this trend means that enterprises need a new type of leader, a chief data scientist, to help ask the right questions, in the right way and drive the transition to the data-driven enterprise.
Zenoss has been known for using big data and predictive analytics tools to gain a deep understanding of operational systems. It is now expanding the reach of its products to be able to handle huge amounts of data. It is also working to focus on service level management from its current focus on unified performance management..
A conversation with Riverbed's Michael Cucchi highlighted the issues companies have with really knowing how their workloads perform and how to find problems when they arise.