Live from Austin, it's an enterprise and consumer tech cast with some of the biggest brains in the cloudy business. Weirding you out today are humble hosts Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed and Sarah take over the podcast live at Dell World 2012 while Greg Knieriemen takes a week off. Our special guests this week are Stephen Foskett of Tech Field Day, Stephen Spector, Cloud Evangelist at Dell and Justin Warren, Managing Director at PivotNine.The business case for why IT Executives are making a strategic shift from RAID to Information Dispersal.To improve service reliability, organizations must be able to see and manage all aspects of
As I have done since version 3.5, I’m charting the storage changes in VMware’s latest release of vSphere, 5.1. Detailed at VMworld but not released as of this writing, vSphere 5.1 is lauded for eliminating the “vTax” and bringing features like replication, a revised backup application, and shared-nothing vMotion. Unlike version 5, which included many new technical storage features, 5.1 mainly tweaks existing features and adds these new elements to the mix.Although it’s tempting to just refer to VMware’s whitepaper, What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Storage, that doesn’t tell the whole story. I think of storage in broader terms than VMware, apparently.
An illustration of the SuperNAP-8, the latest high-density data center being built by Switch in Las Vegas. (Image: Switch)It’s getting hotter in Vegas – at least in the market for data center space. Switch, the operator of the SuperNAP in Las Vegas, had its strongest month ever in September, selling 533 cabinets of colocation space and 7.6 MVA of power over a single 30-day time period, the company said today. The record-breaking sales were distributed across approximately 40 new clients and will serve to bring the SuperNAP up to 84 percent occupancy.“Companies are finding that by partnering with the multi-trillion dollar buying power of the Switch
Twitter has been awash (again) with banter about the myth or reality of private clouds. The conversations revolve around the technology, rehashing the “what makes a cloud a cloud” argument. Yet, all of us are right, and many of us are wrong. In the fight over private versus public clouds, we’re all arguing about the same thing. But we keep doing it because we somehow believe we can confuse the customer into buying “more of mine” and “less of hers” if we explain how our vision of cloud is better. I’ve written about what cloud is or isn’t several times in the past, but, I feel that I missed some important context. The context is what leads me
Didn't you hear? All of HP's top-shelf product consumer products will henceforth have the word "Spectre" in the name. So, it makes sense that the company would expand beyond laptops and release a futuristic desktop bearing the same branding. Indeed, the company just announced the Spectre One, a 23.6-inch all-in-one with a skinny design and nice-to-have features like NFC. Though that aluminum frame and tilting 1080p display are pleasing to look at, the real story isn't what the Spectre One has, so much as what'
Big data could create a job bonanza as organisations try to make sense of their huge hoards of information over the next few years.Within three years, 4.4 million IT staff will be working on big data projects, according to predictions from analyst Gartner, with 1.2 million big data experts needed in Western Europe alone.Some of this big data usage will be simply an expansion of existing projects to accommodate even more data — such as the fraud detection work done by banks, or the customer churn analytics done by retailers.But across many industries demand for big data projects — the ability to find nuggets of insight inside huge volumes of
Hadoop is everywhere. For better or worse, it has become synonymous with big data. In just a few years it has gone from a fringe technology to the de facto standard. Want to be big bata or enterprise analytics or BI-compliant? You better play well with Hadoop.
It’s therefore far from controversial to say that Hadoop is firmly planted in the enterprise as the big data standard and will likely remain firmly entrenched for at least another decade. But, building on some previous
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VMware is discontinuing an unpopular server virtualization-licensing program and will focus on marketing vSphere and its other cloud computing products as a unified stack, CRN has learned.
In its upcoming release of vSphere 5.1, VMware is getting rid of vRAM entitlements, which debuted with vSphere 5 and determine how much memory
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