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- Director of Product Marketing @Gridstore, ex-Forrester analyst, I came to the Valley to gamble and play in the $AND, what better place to do that?
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Based in Santa Clara, Calif, Cloupia is a software company that automates converged data center infrastructure – allowing enterprises and service providers to speed the deployment and configuration of physical and virtual infrastructure from a single management console. Together, Cisco and Cloupia will extend the converged management benefits of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager and UCS Central beyond compute to include server, network, storage, and virtualization functions, simplifying the IT administrator’s operations and improving overall reliability in system deployment.With the introduction of the Unified Computing System
A photo Google released last week showing servers in one of its facilities. Click for larger version of the image. (Photo: Google)
Following the huge success of being able to provision a consistent, user-requested I/O rate for DynamoDB and Elastic Block Store (EBS), the AWS Database Services team has now released Provisioned IOPS, a new high performance storage option for the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Customers can provision up to 10,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) per database instance to help ensure that their databases can run the most stringent workloads with rock solid, consistent performance.Amazon RDS Provisioned IOPS is intended for applications that need predictable performance and have database workloads that generate largely
Tomorrow will be my last day at Oracle. It’s been a great 5 years. By virtue of my position as architect for the Application and Middleware Management part of Oracle Enterprise Manager, I got to work with people all over the Enterprise Manager team as well as many other groups, whose products we are managing: from WebLogic to Fusion Apps, from Exalogic to Oracle’s Public Cloud and many others.I was hired for, and initially focused on, defining and building Oracle’s application management capabilities. This was done via a mix of organic development and targeted acquisitions (Moniforce, ClearApp, Amberpoint…). The exercise was made even more interesting
James Hamilton on his boat, Dirona, docked at the Wakiki Yacht Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo: Kent Nishimura/WiredOn a rainy Monday in August 2011, a 10-million-watt transformer exploded in northern Virginia, sending an enormous voltage spike across the power grid. The surge hit an Amazon data center in Ashburn, Virginia, knocking out the facility’s main source of power, and about 15 minutes later, James Hamilton just happened to pull into the parking lot.It was a serendipitous moment. Hamilton is the Distinguished Engineer who oversees the increasingly complex design of the data-center empire that drives Amazon Web Services, or AWS — the nothing-
AWS customers are bringing their most demanding workloads onto the cloud. These include the likes of high performance computation, for which we introduced the Cluster Compute and Cluster GPU instance types. Customers are also bringing workloads on AWS that require dedicated and high performance IO for which we are now introducing a new Amazon EC2 instance type, the High I/O Quadruple Extra Large (hi1.4xlarge), to meet their needs.
The hi1.4xlarge has 8 cores and 60.5GB of memory. Most importantly it has 2 SSDs of 1 TB each
In 2011, I predicted Microsoft and Google were poised to own the cloud computing market in the next decade. Eighteen months later, Amazon Web Services and Salesforce.com seem like the ones that really have what it takes to dominate over the long haul.In early 2011, I wrote a blog post about who I thought would be dominant cloud computing players 10 years from then. In that post, I argued that the breadth of offerings from Microsoft and Google put them in position to own large parts of future IT markets. But much has changed since then. I think two cloud providers — Amazon Web Services and Salesofrce.com — have begun to pull away from the pack,
It’s no secret enterprises are using both private and public cloud. In fact, if you’re not, it’s hurting your business and IT organization because your competition is. In Forrester’s 2011 ForrSights Hardware Survey, 12% of respondents indicated that they had fully deployed private clouds, and 24% indicated that their business is using public cloud services. The real question today is, how mature are you in your overall cloud computing strategy? And are you holding back your company’s use of public cloud to get them to use your private cloud.
Delphix, a startup that exists at the boring-to-consumers-but-otherwise-a-total-goldmine intersection between cloud computing and big data, has just dried the ink on a healthy funding deal — one that brings tech heavyweights like Battery, Greylock, and Lightspeed to the table.
This is the startup’s third round of institutional funding, and it’s a whopper — $25 million and oversubscribed. And all for agile data.
As we read in the Delphix press release, “By virtualizing the data within enterprise databases, Delphix increases agility in database-driven application development and
Page 1 of 2 VMware's top brass Wednesday made sure its hundreds of partners gathered for the company's Partner Exchange conference understood the threat posed by public cloud provider Amazon in the software-defined data center era. Rallying partners to make sure VMware's virtualization stronghold extends into the public cloud, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger told partners that if "a workload goes to Amazon, you lose, and we have lost forever." "We want to own corporate workload," said Gelsinger. "We all lose if they end up in these commodity public clouds. We want to extend our franchise from
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