High Availability vSphere for SQL Server: 10 Things Administrators Need to Know
May 22, 2015 – 1:49 am | Comments Off

SQL Server administrators have several options for providing high availability (HA) in a VMware environment, including SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, AlwaysOn Failover Clusters, VMware vSphere HA, and SANLess clusters. Which is best for your …

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Hybrid storage: Taking advantage of the cloud
July 1, 2015 – 8:36 pm | Comments Off

The way we think about storage is changing. Starting from a world of direct-attached storage (DAS), we moved to using storage area networks (SANs), before virtualising our storage and not worrying about what physical disks we were using. Now we have the cloud, and with it cloud-hosted storage, and the way we store data is changing again.

storage virtualizationThe economics of the cloud make it possible to rethink how we store data, taking advantage of its scalability, and the economies of scale that are offered by its massive data centres. If you need an extra terabyte or two hundred, is it worth purchasing additional racks and disks now, or just storing that data in the cloud?

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The Quietest Virtual Desktop Environment: VDI at the Library
July 1, 2015 – 8:29 pm | Comments Off
The Quietest Virtual Desktop Environment: VDI at the Library

Personal computers have been fixtures in public libraries for years. But IT administrators in the private sector might assume that supporting users in the “Shhhh, be quiet” world of libraries is easier than accommodating them …

Cloud Storage Gateway market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 54.37% During 2015
July 1, 2015 – 8:14 pm | Comments Off
Cloud Storage Gateway market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 54.37% During 2015

Cloud Storage Gateway market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 54.37 percent over the period 2015-2019. Cloud Storage Gateway Market in the US 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market …

Datacenter Spending Steady As Cloud Shift Accelerates
July 1, 2015 – 7:52 pm | Comments Off
Datacenter Spending Steady As Cloud Shift Accelerates

Spending on datacenter operations remained steady during the second quarter of 2015 while 25 percent of those administrators responding to a survey said they planned to boost datacenter spending for retrofits over the next 90 …

Hortonworks Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks (HDP)
July 1, 2015 – 7:18 pm | Comments Off
Hortonworks Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks (HDP)

Hortonworks (NASDAQ:HDP) was upgraded by Zacks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, Analyst Ratings Net reports. According to Zacks, “Hortonworks Inc. is …

Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes
July 1, 2015 – 7:04 pm | Comments Off
Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes

What good is big data if you don’t have the proper tools to make sense of it? A startup, Kyvos Insights, can transform terabytes of information stored on Hadoop clusters into easy-to-parse data cubes, the …

Banks Have A Long Big Data Journey To Catch Up With Google and Facebook
July 1, 2015 – 6:57 pm | Comments Off
Banks Have A Long Big Data Journey To Catch Up With Google and Facebook

Major banks are sitting on troves of big data, and most don’t have a clue of what to do with it, says Abhi Mehta, CEO of Tresata, a big data specialist with a strong focus …

How to Approach Hyper-V Management via @VMTurbo
June 30, 2015 – 9:40 pm | Comments Off
How to Approach Hyper-V Management via @VMTurbo

Microsoft’s virtualization platform Hyper-V has evolved significantly over the years to adapt to emerging market trends to change what we manage.  Despite these advancements, little has changed in how we manage an environment.  While Microsoft has done a great …

Fraunhofer study: software thin clients are both climate and wallet-friendly
June 30, 2015 – 9:33 pm | Comments Off
Fraunhofer study: software thin clients are both climate and wallet-friendly

As part of a study commissioned by IGEL Technology, the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) carried out research into various different approaches for IT work stations in terms of their impact …