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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9 Critical Functions Of Your Business Continuity Plan
May 28, 2015 – 9:23 pm | Comments Off

When business owners think about continuity planning, many tend to limit the scope of their plans to simple IT recovery and emergency preparedness. In reality, a well-designed business continuity plan impacts nearly every aspect of your business health. So while emergency relief and IT disaster recovery are important elements, they should be only a part of your overall business continuity plan.

Business continuity solutionsDo your employees know how to respond in the event of a fire, a natural disaster, a lockdown situation, or a medical emergency? Most business continuity planners are aware of the need for basic emergency management. As a starting point, personnel should have access to emergency procedures, know who is in charge in the event of any type of emergency, and have frequent opportunities to practice appropriate emergency response.

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Hortonworks Inc (NASDAQ:HDP) on Watch
May 28, 2015 – 8:48 pm | Comments Off
Hortonworks Inc (NASDAQ:HDP) on Watch

[EDGAR] Hortonworks Inc (NASDAQ:HDP)(TREND ANALYSIS) On May 13, 2015 Hortonworks, Inc. (“Hortonworks”) held its 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The following is a brief description of each matter submitted to a vote at the Annual …

Salesforce Teams Up With Google, Cloudera And More To Bring Big Data To Its Analytics Cloud
May 28, 2015 – 8:34 pm | Comments Off
Salesforce Teams Up With Google, Cloudera And More To Bring Big Data To Its Analytics Cloud

Six months after announcing its Wave analytics cloud at its annual Dreamforce conference, Salesforce has built up some partnerships with big data companies to give the product some teeth. Salesforce announced partnerships with six big data players–Google, …

Salesforce Analytics Cloud: Now with More Hadoop
May 28, 2015 – 8:19 pm | Comments Off
Salesforce Analytics Cloud: Now with More Hadoop

Salesforce customers who use the vendor’s hosted Wave analytics platform now have an easier way to access data from their on-premise Hadoop clusters and cloud-based big data repositories. Today’s launch of Salesforce Wave for Big …

‘Big data’ is solving the problem of $200 billion of wasted energy
May 28, 2015 – 8:09 pm | Comments Off
‘Big data’ is solving the problem of $200 billion of wasted energy

At its best, technology is able to tackle huge problems with remarkable ease. The General Services Administration, for example, has found a way to save $13 million a year in energy costs across 180 buildings …

Sony acquires company to promote Blu-ray as backup storage
May 27, 2015 – 10:03 pm | Comments Off
Sony acquires company to promote Blu-ray as backup storage

Sony has acquired a company specialized in backing up data on Blu-ray discs. The company is allegedly trying to market Blu-ray as a backup storage. Sony acquired Optical Archive, a company founded by Frank Frankovsky, …

vCenter Server Linked Mode in vSphere 6
May 27, 2015 – 9:53 pm | Comments Off
vCenter Server Linked Mode in vSphere 6

Throughout the years, VMware’s vSphere has improved on many features. I want to touch on one of those — Linked Mode — as it’s come a long way in vSphere 6. I’ve also been using …

City boosts data center security with virtualized network platform
May 27, 2015 – 9:37 pm | Comments Off
City boosts data center security with virtualized network platform

Surveys have shown that cybersecurity tops the list of concerns for most government IT shops. And as recent breaches have shown, status quo is not good enough when it comes to defense against increasingly sophisticated …

Capitalize On Social Media With Big Data Analytics
May 27, 2015 – 8:07 pm | Comments Off
Capitalize On Social Media With Big Data Analytics

Social media promises to accelerate innovation, drive cost savings and strengthen brands through mass collaboration. Companies across every industry are using it to hype new products and services, and also monitor what people are saying …