Sphere 3D Execs Live on Microsoft’s “Mid-Day Café” February 8th, 2016
February 6, 2016 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Sphere 3D Execs Live on Microsoft’s “Mid-Day Café” February 8th, 2016

Session theme, “The Fastest Way to Containerize Your Apps”, featuring Sphere 3D’s Glassware 2.0 powered solutions built on the Microsoft Azure Cloud
SAN JOSE, Calif. — February 03, 2016 — Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY), a containerization, …

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Verizon is on cloud none: Comms giant will axe two public services
February 12, 2016 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on Verizon is on cloud none: Comms giant will axe two public services

Verizon will shut down two of its cloud services in two months’ time. Customers have until April 12 to migrate their virtual servers away from Verizon’s Public Cloud and Reserved Performance Cloud services; after that date, all hosted virtual machine instances will be lost.

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“Please take steps now to plan for migration to VPC or another alternative before the discontinuation date,” a notice sent to subscribers today reads. “Verizon will retain no content or data on these Cloud Spaces after that date and any content that you do not transfer prior to discontinuation will be irrecoverably deleted.” Verizon did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the matter, though its customers have done the corporation the favor publishing the notice online themselves.

To read the entire article, please click on this link http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/12/verizon_on_cloud_none/

Hadoop Distributor Hortonworks’ Revenue Growth Blasts Off
February 12, 2016 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Hadoop Distributor Hortonworks’ Revenue Growth Blasts Off
Hadoop Distributor Hortonworks’ Revenue Growth Blasts Off

On Feb. 10, Apache Hadoop distributor Hortonworks reported results for the fourth quarter and full year that beat analyst estimates, with Q4 revenue of $37.4 million compared to $12.7 million for the same period a year …

VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enhances Data Center, Cloud Management
February 12, 2016 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enhances Data Center, Cloud Management
VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enhances Data Center, Cloud Management

VMware at one time provided bare bones virtual machine management through its vCenter Server and left the rest up to customers, along with a few skilled third parties. Then in 2011 it launched vCenter Operations …

Pushing Hadoop and HPC into the Same Box
February 12, 2016 – 12:11 am | Comments Off on Pushing Hadoop and HPC into the Same Box
Pushing Hadoop and HPC into the Same Box

Consider the metaphor of pushing an elephant into a small box. Not an easy or comfortable visualization, is it? That elephant is, of course, Hadoop, and the small box represents the current data environment for …

Channel Partner Program Roundup: Green House Data, eSentire, Brother
February 11, 2016 – 11:58 pm | Comments Off on Channel Partner Program Roundup: Green House Data, eSentire, Brother
Channel Partner Program Roundup: Green House Data, eSentire, Brother

Howdy partners! This week we’ve got the latest news from Green House Data, eSentire and Brother International for your reading pleasure. Green House Data: Data center services provider Green House Data formally launched its first …

Virtualization Comes of Age
February 10, 2016 – 4:06 am | Comments Off on Virtualization Comes of Age
Virtualization Comes of Age

Describing virtualization can sound like something spiritualist Ram Dass would float by you: “Your workstation is here now even though it’s not here.” Virtualization connotes a desktop workstation equivalent — operating system, storage software, you …

VMware Broadens Its Hybrid-Cloud Virtual Desktop Horizons
February 10, 2016 – 3:50 am | Comments Off on VMware Broadens Its Hybrid-Cloud Virtual Desktop Horizons
VMware Broadens Its Hybrid-Cloud Virtual Desktop Horizons

VMware today announced Horizon 7 and Horizon Air hybrid mode, a combo that the company claims can help enterprises deliver responsive virtual desktop and application experiences while exploiting the cost-savings benefits of the cloud.

Horizon 7 …

Cloud Providers Scrutiny On Security Practices
February 10, 2016 – 3:40 am | Comments Off on Cloud Providers Scrutiny On Security Practices
Cloud Providers Scrutiny On Security Practices

Few cloud users receive an open invitation from their cloud service provider to come audit them. But with new data privacy laws cropping up around the globe that place the end-user of cloud services directly …

How To Find The Best Big Data Product Or Service Vendors?
February 10, 2016 – 1:51 am | Comments Off on How To Find The Best Big Data Product Or Service Vendors?
How To Find The Best Big Data Product Or Service Vendors?

The Big Data industry has matured to the point where there are now established markets for the various categories of products and services, which make up the industry. My clients often ask me about the …