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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The power of the SMB protocol in Hyper-V
July 28, 2015 – 8:53 pm | Comments Off

used to provide file services to the SMB clients. An SMB client makes requests for accessing, reading and writing to file shares residing on an SMB server. It depends on the SMB server component as to what it has to offer when an SMB client requests for file services. SMB server components running on Windows Server 2012 or later have a lot to offer for SMB clients.

Hyper-VInitially, SMB was known for just file sharing, but starting with Windows Server 2012, there have been significant changes in the SMB  protocol 3.0, including SMB Direct, SMB Multichannel (multiple connections per SMB session), SMB Transparent Failover, SMB Scale-Out, SMB Directory Leasing and many more.

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Midokura deepens network virtualization tie-up with Fujitsu
July 28, 2015 – 8:35 pm | Comments Off
Midokura deepens network virtualization tie-up with Fujitsu

Midokura, creator of the open source MidoNet network virtualization software, has expanded its OEM relationship with Japanese IT vendor Fujitsu Ltd. MidoNet lets companies build networks connecting servers and storage running directly on standard hardware. …

Hortonworks, Inc. (HDP) Discloses Form 4 Insider Selling : Exec. Greg Pavlik Sells 17,866 Shares
July 28, 2015 – 7:50 pm | Comments Off
Hortonworks, Inc. (HDP) Discloses Form 4 Insider Selling : Exec. Greg Pavlik Sells 17,866 Shares

Hortonworks, Inc. (HDP) Discloses Insider Transaction. Greg Pavlik , VP, Engineering of Hortonworks, Inc. sold 17,866 shares on Jul 22, 2015. The Insider selling transaction was disclosed on Jul 24, 2015 to the Securities and …

Niara, Cloudera Partner on Big Data Security
July 28, 2015 – 7:35 pm | Comments Off
Niara, Cloudera Partner on Big Data Security

As big data gets, well, bigger, security to protect these new systems also will have to rise to the occasion. To that end, fledgling security companies Niara and Cloudera have struck up a partnership, pairing …

AtScale Expands BI on Hadoop Offering to the Cloud with HD Insight Support
July 28, 2015 – 7:29 pm | Comments Off
AtScale Expands BI on Hadoop Offering to the Cloud with HD Insight Support

AtScale is collaborating with Microsoft to add the AtScale Intelligence Platform to Azure HDInsight, an Apache Hadoop-based service in the cloud. By deploying AtScale on HDInsight, customers can connect any business intelligence (BI) tool to Hadoop …

Fighting Big Data complexity: Future-proofing open source | #HadoopSummit
July 28, 2015 – 7:21 pm | Comments Off
Fighting Big Data complexity: Future-proofing open source | #HadoopSummit

As open-source and Big Data offerings become more complex, consultants are stepping into the gap to help companies make the right choices for their IT needs. Rishi Yadav, CEO of InfoObjects, Inc., joined Juan Asenjo, …

Backing up virtual machines: Guest-level backups still warranted
July 27, 2015 – 10:28 pm | Comments Off
Backing up virtual machines: Guest-level backups still warranted

Server virtualization and related backup technology have matured to the point that host-level backups have become the norm. Backing up virtualization hosts at the host level allows virtual machines to be backed up along with …

Zerto CEO Is Creating A ‘Build To Last’ Company, Betting On The Cloud And IT Transformation
July 27, 2015 – 10:07 pm | Comments Off
Zerto CEO Is Creating A ‘Build To Last’ Company, Betting On The Cloud And IT Transformation

Ziv Kedem knows what should be your first step if you want to build a company that will last for a long time. “When we started Zerto, we spent the first 6 months talking to …

Google Cloud Storage Nearline now GA, with incentives
July 27, 2015 – 9:42 pm | Comments Off
Google Cloud Storage Nearline now GA, with incentives

Google is trying to make an aggressive run at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure with the official launch of the Google Cloud Storage Nearline archiving service, plus two new services added last week. …