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Businesses must exploit open collaboration advances in procurement and finance to produce new types of productivity benefits, say an industry analyst and Ariba executive. And the benefits of improved data integration and the process efficiencies of cloud computing are additionally hel...
SolidFire, which is positioned as having the only solid-state (SSD) storage designed exclusively for cloud service providers, has gone GA with its cost-effective high-performance SF3010 and SF6010 systems as new customers ViaWest, Databarracks, Calligo and CloudSigma roll out services ...
Remember those HP Itanium servers that Oracle didn’t want to write any more software for because Intel secretly planned to end Itanium development? Well, HP’s got new ones based on a new Itanium chip, dubbed the 9500, made by Intel, which claims to be committed to the silicon and its...
Amazon has set up data centers in Australia to supply its cloud services to Australia-based businesses and global companies with customers in Australia. It’ll be Amazon Web Services’ ninth region, the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region, and the third Region in Asia Pacific after the Singap...
The bad blood between Apple and Samsung is evidently getting worse. Samsung recently hiked the price of the so-called application processors it builds for Apple’s widgets by a hefty 20%, according to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, quoting a story Monday in the Korean-language...
Vordel, the Dublin purveyor of the enterprise-ready API Server that delivers mission-critical and potentially revenue-generating APIs and apps to the cloud and mobile devices, is getting bought by publicly traded Paris-based middleware house Axway for some undisclosed amount of money. ...
In his Day 4 Keynote today November 8 at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Cisco's Cloud CTO Lew Tucker will discuss the way to think about platforms, abstractions, and infrastructure as we enter this next phase of cloud computing.
Organizations have become accustomed to accepting the inherent risk associated with point-in-time security assessments. With the emergence of new compliance regulations and the increasing ability to easily change environments through virtualization, we are shifting to a standardized ap...
Stratogent Corporation, an IT managed services company, announced it will exhibit again this year at the International Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center from November 5-8. “Stratogent is excited to return to Cloud Expo this year where Big Data and Cloud Computing are to...
How are companies making money on OpenStack today, and where are the best opportunities for new companies to get engaged and serve the growing user base? The OpenStack community and commercial ecosystem are not mutually exclusive. To build a successful OpenStack company or product li...
In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Brian Clark, Vice President, Field Services, at Objectivity, will review different use-cases and discuss the advantages and benefits of using distributed graph database technologies to more efficiently discover the connections within...
With Strata, IBM IOD, and Teradata Partners conferences all occurring this week, it’s not surprising that this is a big week for Hadoop-related announcements. The common thread of announcements is essentially, “We know that Hadoop is not known for performance, but we’re getting better ...
Cloud computing continues to hold a great deal of promise for a variety of business and personal implementations. A lot of buzz has been generated this year with regards to the potential of cloud-based applications and web services as well as a few recent developments that highlight th...
Platfora, a start-up with an ace or two in the hole, came out of stealth mode this week with the intention of taking the finicky, balky, ornery Hadoop mainstream and disrupting the $35 billion business analytics market. The company’s aces include Andreessen Horowitz, the young VC wit...
Microsoft’s got previews of its Apache Hadoop-based solutions for Azure and Windows Server, Azure HDInsight Service and HDInsight Server for Windows. They’re supposed to deliver Apache Hadoop compatibility for the enterprise and simplify the deployment of Hadoop-based solutions. It s...
Two types of cloud infrastructure have emerged to clearly differentiate the choices enterprises face in their cloud migration strategies: enterprise virtualization clouds versus elastic cloud infrastructure. The former defines infrastructure built to support legacy enterprise applicati...
Big Data takes center stage today at the Strata Conference & Hadoop World in New York, the world’s largest gathering of the Apache Hadoop™ community. A key conversation topic will be how organizations can improve data security for Hadoop and the applications that run on the platform. A...
The Software-Defined Datacenter is a unified datacenter platform that will help you transform the way you deliver IT with unprecedented automation, flexibility, and efficiency. VMware’s unique software-defined approach moves beyond traditional IT complexity and rigidity by liberating d...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ManageIQ, a leader in enterprise cloud management, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ManageIQ is a leading provider of enter...
MapR Technologies worked for months to make the elephantine curmudgeon known as Hadoop less snappy and irascible. It dragged it out of the elephant house, scrubbed its hands and face, gave it some manners, told it which fork to use, slicked down its hair, polished its shoes and sent ...
Centrify, the outfit that leverages Microsoft’s ubiquitous Active Directory, has extended its cloud-based mobile security widgetry to include Mobile Authentication Services (MAS) and deliver “Zero Sign-On” authentication to mobile apps accessing cloud services via Active Directory. E...
As data as a service providers are emerging to aggregate and manage large data set sources from multiple sources to make this information more easily available and usable to businesses, it is increasingly imperative to enable an easy-to-use service for data connectivity. As customers p...
The latest OSX update released last week removes all traces of what used to be an Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from Mac-compatible browsers when it installs. Apple doesn’t say why but it’s telling users to go to Oracle for the latest version of the plug-in if they need it for a...
Rackspace has cut a strategic agreement with Hortonworks, the open source Apache Hadoop start-up, to resell its platform. The two are also going to try to eliminate the complexities and time-consuming manual processes in Hadoop required to implement a Big Data solution. The announc...
Aryaka, the WAN Optimization as-a-Service start-up, is now offering what’s called Application Delivery-as-a-Service, which, it says, is purpose-built for the cloud. It lets a company’s expanded circle of users – home office workers, mobile users, customers and partners – get optimize...
HP may have thrown what the English call a spanner and the Americans call a money wrench into Violin Memory’s anticipated IPO. Whatever you call it, it can be bruising. See, as soon as Bloomberg reported that the SSD array start-up had quietly filed to go public under the newfangled ...
There's been a resurgent role for service-oriented architecture as a practical and relevant ingredient for effective design and use of cloud, mobile, and big-data technologies. What I see driving it is three things. One is the advent of the cloud and mobile, which requires a lot of cr...
The bankrupt United States Postal Service is going to try its hand at same-day delivery, something it’s hasn’t done since baby boomers were tykes. It’ll be trying out what it calls Metro Post starting in mid-November in San Francisco and deliver packages between four in the afternoon ...
The last decade saw an explosion of web applications and mobile devices resulting in overwhelming volumes of data. Traditional database designs from 30 years ago have not kept pace and cannot scale to handle these large data sets and concurrent workloads. This has tempted some develope...
There are many strategies and possibilities when using Big Data technologies to reveal new business insights and the next generation of information services. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Mike Peterson,VP of Platforms and Data Architecture at NeuStar, will disc...
Thanks to the great guys who help our customers with their application performance problems we can share some of their stories in this article. We hope you – responsible for application performance in your own organization – can leverage these findings in order to prevent these common ...
What are the technical benefits of building a business on the cloud? If that cloud is open, are the benefits fewer or are they more plentiful? What security issues remain in the clouds being stood up in 2012, compared to cloud computing's earlier days? How are multi-national cloud init...
Some people have some BIG ideas about what Big Data is, but let's take a minute to look at the BIG picture. Let's take a BIG step back and talk about where Big Data really makes sense. Where do Big Data solutions fit vs traditional RDBMS solutions? What are the best deployment strategi...
After Intel and IBM came up short this week, Google’s Q3 numbers were released early Thursday utterly surprising a market high on its business, an enthusiasm that had driven its stock to all-time highs. It missed big on both the top and bottom line, instantly creating a big sell-off ...
Violin Memory, the high-speed flash memory array maker, quietly filed its papers with the SEC last month to go public according to Bloomberg, which was quoting “two people familiar with the matter.” It puts Violin’s possible valuation at near $2 billion. At least that’s what Violin’s...
Automattic, the hosting company for WordPress.com servers, knows the future is now. They have 123 people that operate like self-employed workers, taking advantage of cloud and mobile apps to communicate across 26 countries and 94 cities. Everyone works from home. Here are six trends dr...
Fast and easy remote data access is essential for SaaS-based ERP systems today. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, David Shugars, Sr. Software Engineer, Research & Development at Plex Systems, Inc., will describe how Plex Online uses superior connectivity to provide...
Zadara Storage has announced their latest storage industry break-through: integration of their Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) service with OpenStack® Cloud Block Storage (Cinder) for Public and Private Clouds. The integration with OpenStack expands the availability of VPSA to de...
Compuware Corporation has announced pricing for a deep transaction management solution for optimizing performance of Apache Hadoop applications. Compuware APM's dynaTrace Enterprise for Hadoop will be offered starting at just $1,000 per Hadoop Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Applications ...
QLogic continues to deliver on its Adaptive Convergence strategy with its next-generation FlexSuite2600 Series adapters, available now through authorized QLogic channel partners. FlexSuite "dual-personality" adapters fit seamlessly into current installations as a 16Gb Fibre Channel ada...