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August 12, 2014 – 4:19 am | Comments Off

Every Friday in June, we gave away two full conference passes to VMworld® U.S. You didn’t think we’d stop there, did you?
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From Hadoop’s earliest days to post-YARN: Why some issues just won’t go away
August 26, 2014 – 9:43 pm | Comments Off

Pepperdata CEO Sean Suchter can claim, with justifiable pride, a notable place in the history of Apache Hadoop. When he worked at Yahoo, he managed the world’s first production deployment of the distributed computing platform. His experience running Yahoo’s web search engine team for many years has shaped his perceptions of Hadoop technology — its strengths and limitations — and feeds directly into his present project.

Although Hadoop is now a far more potent framework than it was when Suchter first used it at Yahoo all those years ago, he believes some of the issues people experience now would be instantly recognisable to anyone who had used it in its earliest days. “We have seen these symptoms before and been in the guts of how Hadoop was used in the very early days and how it formed,” Suchter said.

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Dell, VMware partner to accelerate network virtualization in datacenters
August 26, 2014 – 9:04 pm | Comments Off
Dell, VMware partner to accelerate network virtualization in datacenters

Dell and VMware have announced partnership to deliver solutions that will accelerate adoption of network virtualization and open networking in the software-defined data center. The partnership offers a range of networking solutions for midmarket, large …

Geek Dreams: Cray CS-Storm Delivers High-Performance Computing In Million-Dollar Package
August 26, 2014 – 8:29 pm | Comments Off
Geek Dreams: Cray CS-Storm Delivers High-Performance Computing In Million-Dollar Package

Imagine a system with 22 x 2u servers in a 48u rack -all cranking on 176 NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU chips providing an astonishing 250 Teraflops per rack. We’re talking scream machines and that’s what Cray …

Why the majority of data centers are failing at energy efficiency
August 26, 2014 – 8:20 pm | Comments Off
Why the majority of data centers are failing at energy efficiency

We’ve been subjected to dire predictions about the excessive power consumption of data centers for years. While the worst forecasts proved overblown, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem—especially within the roughly 3 million facilities …

Science’s Big Data Problem
August 26, 2014 – 8:12 pm | Comments Off
Science’s Big Data Problem

Modern science seems to have data coming out of its ears. From genome sequencing machines capable of reading a human’s chromosomal DNA (about 1.5 gigabytes of data) in half an hour to particle accelerators like …

Navy’s CANES Contract: Network Virtualization At Sea
August 25, 2014 – 10:04 pm | Comments Off
Navy’s CANES Contract: Network Virtualization At Sea

The US Navy is moving ahead with its efforts to deploy an advanced at-sea network aboard its warships and coastal facilities. A key goal of the Consolidated Afloat Networks (CANES) is to replace multiple existing …

Cloud storage companies adopting ‘niche’ approach to counter tech giants like Amazon & Google
August 25, 2014 – 9:21 pm | Comments Off
Cloud storage companies adopting ‘niche’ approach to counter tech giants like Amazon & Google

Hightail, which used to be called YouSendIt, says it has more than a half-million business customers paying $25 a month or more, depending on the features chosen. “There’s a place for all of them,” said …

Citrix Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide
August 25, 2014 – 9:11 pm | Comments Off
Citrix Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide

Citrix has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide, with a special designation as a 5-Star Security Vendor. The annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution …

Hortonworks Names Analyst Marshall VP of Development
August 25, 2014 – 8:38 pm | Comments Off
Hortonworks Names Analyst Marshall VP of Development

Big data startup Hortonworks just announced an interesting hire. The company says it has tapped Brian Marshall, a analyst with the researcher firm ISI, as its VP of corporate development. The hire was announced in …