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AMD is going to make “significant” layoffs, possibly amounting to 10%-20% of the company’s workforce, according to what the Wall Street Journal called “a person familiar with the situation.” All Things Digital puts the number closer to 30%. The Journal suspects that the company, whi...
Alteryx thinks it’s managed to humanize cloud-borne Big Data, a good thing too since its analytics is directed at normal business folk as well as data analysts. In the fashion of the times it’s combined its sophisticated analytics – its stuff is used by such as Wal-Mart, MacDonald’s,...
AMD is going to squeeze into what it calls the performance tablet market with a new low-power 40nm Z-60 APU for Windows 8 platforms that has a two-core CPU running at 1GHz. The chip, codenamed Hondo and really meant for notebooks or netbooks, has a thermal design envelop of 4.5W. It r...
Cloud-based enterprise backup solutions offer a plethora of benefits. Yet many companies face an uphill battle when it comes to using cloud-based solutions to back up critical business information. Whether due to data security concerns or strict compliance requirements, a standard clou...
Traditionally, IT departments have organized their processes, employees, and business relationships around owning and operating the core IT assets. The introduction of cloud services can offer significant cost savings and operational efficiencies but to recognize these benefits, IT dep...
Private clouds are a great way to provide real-time service delivery of IT resources with a single-tenant, customized, secure environment. However, the challenge of scaling and managing physical resources still exists. The solution may be to leverage an Infrastructure-as-a-Service prov...
Wal-Mart, which practically invented Big Data analysis to unseemly good advantage, is reportedly consolidating its disparate data analytics systems into one global system and bringing in OpenStack and its mentor Rackspace Hosting to help develop the platform. At least that’s what inv...
Fundamentally, the client has no way of knowing anything at all about what’s really going on behind the scenes. The resource might be a file, a script, a container, an object, or some complicated combination of these and other kinds of things. There are two important lessons for the te...
Compuware Corporation on Wednesday announced a new generation performance analytics solution that raises the intelligence of software-as-a-service (SaaS) application performance management (APM). Outage Analyzer provides real-time visualizations and alerts of outages in third-party web...
Workday, the cloud-based human capital and payroll management house expected to IPO this week, has boosted the price of its shares from $21-$24 to $24-$26 apiece, suggesting that there’s investor appetite for the stock although the company isn’t making money yet. It means to float 22...
It is no secret that one of the main challenges for applications in the cloud is storage performance. The storage performance problem in the cloud has multiple facets. It is not just low vs. high performance, but also the fact that performance varies over time and one customer can impa...
New and flexible ways to make changes of a Windows Server 2012 installation after the fact are available. And IT pros can now convert a server from and to Server Core, and change the availability of server components that are previously committed at an installation time. This introduce...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Precog, the leading developer of infrastructure for data warehousing and analysis, 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. Precog ...
There is truly a difference in terms of scope, application and business need between security "in" the cloud and security "from" the cloud. No, this isn't 7th grade English...I promise. With all the important decisions IT departments make, what’s the big deal whether cloud security m...
Dealing with the influx of massive amounts of unstructured data is becoming a major challenge for enterprises. Object Storage is what brings Big Data and Cloud Computing together. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Tom Leyden, Director of Alliances and Marketing at ...
Data is quickly becoming one of those certainties in life, like death and taxes. It'll always be there, and like the Once-ler's Thneed factory from The Lorax (sorry, I have kids), data figures to keep on biggering, and biggering, and biggering and biggering. More data means more knowl...
Larry Ellison, who spent $50 billion more or less on acquisitions in the last 10 years, is swearing off making any big acquisitions to add to Oracle for a couple of years to focus instead on growing the company organically in an attempt to dominate the cloud, a technology he used to ca...
The “consumerization of IT” is a topic we’ve heard a lot about recently – especially when it comes to “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).” One area that is less talked about, yet a growing trend under the “consumerization” umbrella, is the use of free, consumer-type file transfer services i...
Cloud computing has changed the way we work. People and businesses can now access services, applications and infrastructure over the Internet, with lower costs, higher productivity and an enhanced user experience. While cloud computing has revolutionized many aspects of business, its ...
Rackspace has unveiled a new global open cloud initiative, dubbed the Rackspace Training for OpenStack, to train and certify an “army of thousands of technicians, engineers and developers” on the fundamentals of OpenStack, the open source cloud platform it put in play. Rackspace, the...
Does analysis lead to synthesis? How do you solve a complex problem? Break the complex problem into sub-task till each task is clearly understood and doable. Assign responsibility and monitor each task till they are complete. Once all tasks are completed the problem is solved! Wel...
Don’t you just love spending millions of dollars to license a commercial ERP package? And then I bet you feel warm and fuzzy about hiring a bus-load of expensive consultants to come and tell you how to run your own business, following so-called ‘best practices’ built into an inflexible...
EMC has named John Roese, nicked from Huawei, as CTO. He replaces Jeff Nick, who has moved over in a similar capacity working with chief strategist Paul Maritz, the former CEO of VMware, who’s got a mystery job at VMware’s parent company EMC. Maritz is said to be focused on Big Data ...
In an odd, unexpected, unusual, and perhaps Byzantine move, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped its second ITC complaint against Apple. It was filed in August right before a California jury found Samsung guilty of infringing and awarded Apple $1.05 billion. In the compla...
This webinar is for anyone interested in, or responsible for moving enterprise applications to or from datacenters and clouds. It will be of particular interest to Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) looking to increase their Monthly Recurring Revenue (MR...
Your applications are getting more distributed, virtualized and pushed into the cloud today. But as the world progresses to multi-cloud deployments and sophisticated software-defined data centers, will your legacy load balancers and application? Next generation ADCs should be as dynami...
SoftLayer Technologies is helping start-ups like MODX, SpotRight Inc. and Epic Playground build a solid foundation for success with its Catalyst Startup Program. Through this unique incubator program, SoftLayer provides free infrastructure and hosting services, as well as strategic pro...
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Friday sent the temporary injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 back to the district court that issued it for reconsideration. The jury that awarded Apple over a billion dollars in damages for infringement didn’t find that Samsung infringed th...
The Carina Environment Manager is a service management tool developed by Research In Motion (RIM) that allows for the automated deployment, elastic scaling and high-availability management of interconnected application clusters based on policies on OpenNebula clouds. The Carina project...
Intel trotted out its first Clover Trail Atom chip Thursday hoping to throw dust in ARM’s eyes. Its message was that it’s finally a contender in the mobile space and when Windows 8 finally dawns next month it’ll be there in tablets that, unlike the iPad and Android – which are steali...
What's "Cloud 2.0"? Who's behind "SHadoop"? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Are you turning your data into dollars? Which cloud model is right for your company? Register to attend 11th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley and get your questions answered November 5...
NoSQL and Hadoop environments are a new challenge for performance engineers. NoSQL solutions require more logic to the application and rely on accurate access patterns to perform. Ensuring MapReduce performance and scalability is a Big Data problem in itself. In his session at the 11...
Java players Azul and CumuLogic have teamed up to create what they say is the first integrated, truly elastic PaaS-enablement platform by combining CumuLogic’s Java-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with Azul’s memory-elastic Zing runtime (i.e., Java Virtual Machine). The move is su...
The journey to the cloud has created demanding new challenges for IT departments who are tasked to support global users accessing applications from a multitude of devices. As the pace of application development and deployment increases, organizations need ways to provide global scale a...
Any on-premise or Private Cloud-based app that is subject to spikes in demand that existing infrastructure can’t handle should be able to benefit, so the argument goes. Unfortunately, however, Cloudbursting has a number of problems, making it challenging for even the most suitable scen...
Object storage is the new storage paradigm that was specifically designed for massive volumes of unstructured data. Object Storage platforms are revolutionary in that they are designed to scale beyond petabytes and they don’t need a file system. Instead, the applications can talk to th...
The purpose of this article is to describe the steps involved in configuring Datapower services for the browser-based HTTP type requests. The commonly used methods for such requests are either the POST or GET HTTP method. 1. For the testing purpose create a loopback pass-through XML F...
One does not typically draw associations between manufacturing, wilderness hikes, the theory of constraints, and the management of information technology solutions. In this discussion we take a look at how applying some of the long-held techniques for optimizing manufacturing processe...
IBM has announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is aimed at further expanding IBM's cloud ecosystem, enabling organizations to develop solutions and services on IBM SmartCloud and PureSystems, built on...
Terracotta would love to stick its knee in the groin of the relational database and figures its new BigMemory Go, a free version of its BigMemory in-memory caching widgetry for Java apps, will put it in easy striking distance by expanding its installed base. It’s counting on users no...