Benchmarks can either be useful tools for IT decision makers or, unfortunately, just another way for suppliers to offer misinformation to cloud an already complex product selection.
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.
Adaptive Computing aims to apply its experience in managing HPC workflows -- using its Moab HPC Suite -- and help companies manage big data workloads.
Transforming data elements into common forms for analysis can be a time consuming process but Trifacta says that making that process simpler.
One of the beautiful things about management tools that are built upon analytics of a company's analytical data is that they can be used to ferret out what's likely to be the root cause of observed behavior.
Sometimes the most mundane things can make a huge difference in the way staff works with the company's IT department.
There are a number of ways companies are beginning to deploy Storage as a Service in the hopes of reducing their costs while still maintaining high levels of both reliability and availability. Many competitors are active in this space. Executives of CTERA stopped by to give me an update.
Softlayer CEO Lance Crosby presented a clear, persuasive view of the company, its products and his vision for the future.
Even if a product is technically superior, it is hard to get IT decision makers thinking about the right things.
What do IBM's partners think about its acquisitions, the sale of its X86 server business and working with IBM in general? Dan Kusnetzky reports from the event.
Dell Wyse Cloud Connect is a cloud-access device on a USB stick. Road warriors need only use one of these devices combined with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to access cloud-based applications. Dell claims this is a first but not really.