Enter to Win 2 Full Passes to VMworld® Europe!
August 12, 2014 – 4:19 am | Comments Off

Every Friday in June, we gave away two full conference passes to VMworld® U.S. You didn’t think we’d stop there, did you?
Our VMworld Europe Sweepstakes is a continuation of tradition: getting as many people to …

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QNAP Virtualization Station: Thoroughly and completely epically awesome
September 20, 2014 – 7:53 pm | Comments Off

Over the last few years I’ve reviewed a number of SOHO/SMB Network Attached Storage (NAS) products and, on the whole, I’ve really liked almost everything I’ve seen. What’s really cool is that the leading manufacturers in this market have polished and re-polished to the point where these devices are amazingly powerful.

Microsoft Application VirtualizationYep, in July QNAP, one of the leading NAS manufacturers, announced that an add-on application called Virtualization Station was available so, naturally, I had to get my hands on one of their NAS systems that can run it. This includes their TS-ECx80 Pro, TS-ECx80U-RP, TS-ECx79U-RP, TS-x79U-RP, TS-ECx79U-SAS-RP, SS-ECx79U-SAS-RP, TS-x51, and TS/SS-x53 Pro series.

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Plexxi Pulse—Adding Flexibility to the Cloud
September 20, 2014 – 7:46 pm | Comments Off
Plexxi Pulse—Adding Flexibility to the Cloud

It’s been a busy week here at Plexxi. On Tuesday, we announced our partnership with Cari.net, a high-performance, scalable and flexible hosting platform based on Microsoft Cloud OS. CARI.net’s newly released CARIcloud service is powered …

Larry Ellison’s Retirement Job: Tackling Hadoop
September 20, 2014 – 7:37 pm | Comments Off
Larry Ellison’s Retirement Job: Tackling Hadoop

Last week, flamboyant tech legend Larry Ellison, founder of database-software giant Oracle, did one of the many things that someone who owns a quarter of his company’s stock can do: He gave himself a new …

Making Big Data Think Bigger
September 20, 2014 – 7:30 pm | Comments Off
Making Big Data Think Bigger

Big-data management promises a significant shift in the way decisions are made across the economy. Abundant new sources of data from the web, sensors and smartphones, mined for patterns and insights by smart software, will …

Key Cisco defections in data center, OpenStack
September 19, 2014 – 8:01 pm | Comments Off
Key Cisco defections in data center, OpenStack

Cisco lost two vital soldiers in its data center and OpenStack platoons to competitors this week. Dom Delfino, vice president of worldwide system engineering for data center and virtualization, has jumped to SDN rival VMware …

VMware Unveils Early Access for vCloud Government Service
September 19, 2014 – 7:40 pm | Comments Off
VMware Unveils Early Access for vCloud Government Service

VMware (VMW) and partner Carpathia have moved the vCloud Government Service to the next stage. That doesn’t quite mean general availability, but it’s a step in right direction. Earlier this year, the two companies unveiled …

Yahoo Japan Deploys Brocade VCS Fabric for Apache Hadoop-based Enterprise-Wide Big Data Initiative
September 19, 2014 – 7:25 pm | Comments Off
Yahoo Japan Deploys Brocade VCS Fabric for Apache Hadoop-based Enterprise-Wide Big Data Initiative

Brocade, Thursday announced that Yahoo Japan, the country’s largest Internet company and a global digital market leader, has completed deployment of a Brocade VCS fabric, an Ethernet fabric solution for Apache Hadoop as the network foundation …

Virtualization Security Triggers New Concerns
September 19, 2014 – 7:21 pm | Comments Off
Virtualization Security Triggers New Concerns

Financial services and healthcare are the two business sectors most likely to see security concerns as a barrier to implementing IT virtualization technology, according to new Kaspersky Lab’s “IT Security Report 2014: Business Approach to …

How to Enable and Trigger iCloud Backups in iOS 8
September 19, 2014 – 7:13 pm | Comments Off
How to Enable and Trigger iCloud Backups in iOS 8

iCloud Backup lets iOS users back up their devices without needing to connect to a Mac or PC running iTunes. When enabled, iOS will automatically back up your data every day, but users can also …