Vyatta Secures $12 Million in Funding Led by HighBAR Partners

Vyatta Secures $12 Million in Funding Led by HighBAR Partners Software Networking Innovator to Fuel Virtual Networking and Cloud Growth BELMONT, Calif. – November 15, 2011 – Vyatta, the leader in software-based networking for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, announced today it has completed a funding round of $12 million led by HighBAR Partners. Also

Building the Dell Private Cloud with Advanced Server and Storage Virtualization Dell Solutions Tour

We invite you to join us for an information-packed, educational opportunity with the Dell Compellent-VMware virtualization team. Building the Dell private cloud with advanced server and storage virtualization   Dell Solutions Tour – North America, November 2011 We invite you to join us for an information-packed, educational opportunity with the Dell Compellent-VMware virtualization team. Reserve

Virtualization: Thin on Thin Provisioning – Good Idea or Recipe for Disaster?

Virtualization: Thin on Thin Provisioning – Good Idea or Recipe for Disaster? I was part of a panel at a recent GreenPages event and a question was asked by the audience regarding best practices for thin provisioning in a virtual environment.  More specifically, the question was, what is the best practice regarding thin on thin

Symantec Instant Messaging Security. cloud Addresses Security and Compliance Issues for Corporate Instant Messaging Platforms

Survey finds Instant Messaging is the weakest link when it comes to corporate security and compliance MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the worldwide availability of Symantec Instant Messaging Security. cloud (IMS.cloud) with support for Microsoft Lync. Symantec is one of the first SaaS vendor to support Microsoft

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Stopping Multi-Platform Cloud Problems Before They Start

Stopping Multi-Platform Cloud Problems Before They Start

The hybrid cloud continues to gain traction as a viable option for companies looking to realize the economic benefits of cloud while still retaining a level of security and comfort that comes from their existing infrastructure for mission critical applications. But creating and maintaining separate platforms comes with its own set of problems – not…

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Yes, It Does Take An Einstein

Yes, It Does Take An Einstein

Yes, It Does Take an Einstein The phrase, “it doesn’t take an Einstein” is an all-purpose IT department put-down that translates roughly as “it’s so obvious, you don’t need to be a genius to see the right decision to make.” Applied to selecting a cloud computing vendor, this principle would result in the clear understanding

Cloud Pricing: What In The End Am I Actually Paying For?

Cloud Pricing: What In The End Am I Actually Paying For?

Cloud Pricing: What In The End Am I Actually Paying For? I’ve been blogging about this concept now for a while. What is the cost of a cloud solution and what in the end am I actually paying for? I know I am not the only person considering this as I’ve seen any number of articles

Going Global With The Cloud: Anywhere, Anytime Access

Going Global With The Cloud: Anywhere, Anytime Access

Let’s cut right to the chase… Lots of companies have offered 24/7 availability of systems and data to their customers and employees for years. What else is new? What’s new is that a cloud computing environment can make 24/7 availability possible for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). (Infographic Source:Towergate) Previously, only organizations with robust IT

Internet of Things

Drones And Cloud Computing

Drones And Cloud Computing

“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison.” – Steve Jobs While we have been waiting for the future to come, the future is happening right now. The past 200 years have granted us with two major

Internet of Things and Personal Presence Devices

Internet of Things and Personal Presence Devices

Internet of Things and Personal Presence Devices In the past month or so I have been wandering around the desert of IoT (Internet of Things). In that time I created three distinct designations for the Internet of things. Mostly so that I could rationalize the concept for myself. But also to attempt to begin an

Modern Education In The World Of Cloud Computing And Internet Of Things

Modern Education In The World Of Cloud Computing And Internet Of Things

“Internet of Things will stump IT until clouds and big data come aboard.”  Stephen Lawson Increasingly, we are being inextricably linked to high technology tools and innovations. We are products of a culture where our personal and professional growth cannot be viewed apart from high tech advances. Therefore, it is critical to be able to

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Big Data And Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap

Big Data And Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap

Big Data and Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap Data traces left by humans both on the internet and elsewhere allow marketers to find trending products; organizations can detect potential health hazards and epidemies; researchers can gain valuable insights on the way ideas spread; and so on. However, all of this depends on that they

Big Data For Better Data

Big Data For Better Data

“Data are becoming the new raw material of business.” – Craig Mundie Today, having more and more data at our disposal, we are granted the opportunity to see new things in the surrounding world. More data enables us not only to see more of the same thing we have been looking at, but, most importantly,

How Banks Stand To Gain From Big Data

How Banks Stand To Gain From Big Data

The financial sector has long capitalized on its access to proprietary data. They have been pioneers in digitalizing everything–every single transaction, purchase, ATM withdrawal, website click, and so on. This gives banks unlimited abilities to adapt to customers’ needs and theoretically allows identifying patterns characteristic of abuse or crime. Banks have been aggressive in using

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