Turbonomic & the Opportunity Ahead
November 28, 2016 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Turbonomic & the Opportunity Ahead

Over the last couple of months, I have had a wonderful time adventuring and exploring with my family and friends… forging metal in our backyard with my son, rambling thru the Alaska range, the Andes …

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StorPool update adds data backup, disaster recovery options, iSCSI support
December 2, 2016 – 1:28 am | Comments Off on StorPool update adds data backup, disaster recovery options, iSCSI support

Bulgarian storage company StorPool has made a major upgrade to its software that includes support for native data backup and restore capabilities, full iSCSI support, and support for multi-threading that can concurrently execute multiple processes.

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According to the company, the latter means that it can achieve per-node performance that is up to 80 percent faster, offering from 100,000 to up to 180,000 IOPS. The improved hardware performance will enable customers to build storage systems at well below $0.1/IOPS, the company says.

To read the entire article, please click on this link http://www.zdnet.com/article/storpool-update-adds-data-backup-disaster-recovery-options-iscsi-support/

Dell Wyse 5060: The thin client for knowledge workers
December 2, 2016 – 1:07 am | Comments Off on Dell Wyse 5060: The thin client for knowledge workers
Dell Wyse 5060: The thin client for knowledge workers

Dell just released a thin client system that is clearly designed to address the needs of those having heavy computational, graphics and security requirements working in a virtual access/VDI computing environment. The Wyse 5060 comes …

AWS unveils AppStream 2.0, runs on many types of VMs
December 2, 2016 – 12:57 am | Comments Off on AWS unveils AppStream 2.0, runs on many types of VMs
AWS unveils AppStream 2.0, runs on many types of VMs

After unloading a whole bunch of news this week at its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced a refresh of its Amazon AppStream service for hosting …

Seven West Media taps Cloudera and Contexti for big data solution for Rio Olympics
December 2, 2016 – 12:41 am | Comments Off on Seven West Media taps Cloudera and Contexti for big data solution for Rio Olympics
Seven West Media taps Cloudera and Contexti for big data solution for Rio Olympics

Seven West Media – parent of Channel 7, Pacific Magazines and The West Australian – has enlisted Sydney-based Contexti to deploy a big data solution based on technology from Cloudera. The solution ran first as a pilot during …

I’m not having a VMware moment – there’s just something in my eye
December 2, 2016 – 12:12 am | Comments Off on I’m not having a VMware moment – there’s just something in my eye
I’m not having a VMware moment – there’s just something in my eye

Analysis SAP VP Renu Raman thinks 2U, 24-drive, NVMe storage boxes could provoke a storage VMware moment. Raman looks after HANA cloud computing at SAP and his interests include high-performance persistence architecture for in-memory databases. …

How to get the most out of virtual SQL Server with Microsoft Hyper-V
December 1, 2016 – 11:45 pm | Comments Off on How to get the most out of virtual SQL Server with Microsoft Hyper-V
How to get the most out of virtual SQL Server with Microsoft Hyper-V

SQL Server virtualization tends to be complex, and there are a number of factors that go into the process of making it work. That includes controlling CPU allocation and resource utilization, as well as configuring …

Why startups won’t lead the Big Data revolution
November 28, 2016 – 11:55 pm | Comments Off on Why startups won’t lead the Big Data revolution
Why startups won’t lead the Big Data revolution

Sorry startups with dreams of data-led disruption, but incumbent companies are in a better position to benefit from the Big Data revolution than you are. That’s according to Kenneth Cukier, data editor at The Economist …

A hyper-converged data center offers SDDC opportunity, IT scalability
November 28, 2016 – 11:29 pm | Comments Off on A hyper-converged data center offers SDDC opportunity, IT scalability
A hyper-converged data center offers SDDC opportunity, IT scalability

Hyper-converged infrastructure may increasingly appeal to a wider IT audience, but is it really necessary for smaller and mid-level operations? To help decide if the hyper-converged data center is right for you, here’s a recap …

Microsoft Azure Cloud Works as Windows Server 2016 Recovery Platform
November 28, 2016 – 11:04 pm | Comments Off on Microsoft Azure Cloud Works as Windows Server 2016 Recovery Platform
Microsoft Azure Cloud Works as Windows Server 2016 Recovery Platform

Customers of Microsoft’s cloud-based disaster recovery offering can now recover Windows Server 2016 workloads to Azure or another data center, the company announced today. “Customers can now use Azure Site Recovery to replicate, protect (or …