So many clouds, so little time
December 13, 2016 – 11:08 pm | Comments Off on So many clouds, so little time

Statistically, if you’re not currently using cloud, you soon will be.  Cloud offers an extremely easy to use IT environment for deploying servers or applications.  As cloud continues to mature it provides advanced services such …

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Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate
February 19, 2017 – 7:22 am | Comments Off on Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

Getting through college isn’t easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

Big data vs. Small Data

Researchers at Georgia State University spent four years analyzing students’ grades, test scores and other information in order to identify those in potential trouble, and promptly assisted them. The study shows the number of students graduating has jumped by 30% and that students are spending less time and money to earn a degree.

To read the entire article, please click on this link http://fortune.com/2017/02/18/big-data-college-completion/

Compare virtual apps vs. virtual desktop deployment
February 19, 2017 – 2:33 am | Comments Off on Compare virtual apps vs. virtual desktop deployment
Compare virtual apps vs. virtual desktop deployment

When it comes to Netflix, people have different ways of watching TV shows. They either binge-watch whole seasons in one sitting, or they watch one episode at a time. Choosing between different types of delivery …

How Yahoo’s Internal Hadoop Cluster Does Double-Duty on Deep Learning
February 19, 2017 – 2:30 am | Comments Off on How Yahoo’s Internal Hadoop Cluster Does Double-Duty on Deep Learning
How Yahoo’s Internal Hadoop Cluster Does Double-Duty on Deep Learning

Five years ago, many bleeding edge IT shops had either implemented a Hadoop cluster for production use or at least had a cluster set aside to explore the mysteries of MapReduce and the HDFS storage …

How will VMs access solid-state drive storage in your data center?
February 3, 2017 – 10:23 pm | Comments Off on How will VMs access solid-state drive storage in your data center?
How will VMs access solid-state drive storage in your data center?

Most virtualized environments abstract the hardware from VMs. If this is the case for your setup, dealing with VMs is easy: Make sure you do what’s necessary at the hypervisor level, as the VM will …

Cisco Automates Security Policies with Tetration Analytics Update
February 3, 2017 – 9:56 pm | Comments Off on Cisco Automates Security Policies with Tetration Analytics Update
Cisco Automates Security Policies with Tetration Analytics Update

Cisco is expanding its security analytics capabilities with the launch of the Tetration 2.0 platform. Tetration was first announced in June 2016, though the initial focus was largely around data center visibility.

“What we did with …

Stacking up the cloud vendors: AWS vs. Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle
February 3, 2017 – 9:38 pm | Comments Off on Stacking up the cloud vendors: AWS vs. Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle
Stacking up the cloud vendors: AWS vs. Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle

Amazon Web Services continues to lead the cloud pack as it delivered a 2016 operating profit of $3.1 billion on revenue of $12.22 billion, up from $7.88 billion in 2015.

While analysts will fret about Amazon’s …

Why VMware’s NSX must evolve to keep up in a serverless future
February 3, 2017 – 1:03 am | Comments Off on Why VMware’s NSX must evolve to keep up in a serverless future
Why VMware’s NSX must evolve to keep up in a serverless future

One of the challenges facing VMware is the growing competition to VMware’s flagship vSphere virtualization platform. The source of competition exceeds Hyper-V, KVM, and public cloud IaaS.

Containers, microservices-based architectures, and serverless computing pose unique challenges …

Nine steps to a successful Hyper-V to VMware migration
February 1, 2017 – 5:13 am | Comments Off on Nine steps to a successful Hyper-V to VMware migration
Nine steps to a successful Hyper-V to VMware migration

To start, the best way to migrate from Hyper-V to VMware is to use VMware vCenter Converter. What’s great about this approach is that it’s exactly the same way that VMware Professional Services does it. …

Huge Growth Expected for OpenStack and Hadoop, Despite Skills Gap
January 28, 2017 – 12:11 am | Comments Off on Huge Growth Expected for OpenStack and Hadoop, Despite Skills Gap
Huge Growth Expected for OpenStack and Hadoop, Despite Skills Gap

Market research reports are flowing in forecasting huge growth for open platforms OpenStack and Hadoop. Last year, Technavio’s market research analysts predicted that the global Hadoop market would grow at a CAGR of more than …