Archive | May, 2013

Western Digital ships its first rack-mount storage system | PCWorld

May 30, 2013

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Western Digital ships its first rack-mount storage system Western Digital, a company well known for manufacturing consumer and enterprise hard drives, as well as small NAS boxes for the SMB market, is expanding its focus on the latter market with a new line of rack-mount storage systems. Its first product is the Sentinel RX4100, a […]

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Introduction to OpenStack Part One, From Zero to Domination

May 27, 2013

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Introduction to OpenStack Part One, From Zero to Domination OpenStack is a cloud software stack designed to run on commodity hardware, such as x86 and ARM. It has no proprietary hardware or software requirements, and it integrates legacy systems and third-party products. In other words you can adopt it into your existing tech infrastructure without […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Integration: iPaaS Gold Rush is On

May 25, 2013

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Cloudy with a Chance of Integration: iPaaS Gold Rush is On Image: State Library Queensland/Flickr I was recently with a client who is looking for a new BPM solution and they have a very positive outlook towards Cloud. They love it, so much so that they weren’t interested in on-premise solutions. This represents a real […]

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Why No SAN Solutions for Virtualization will be a success – ESX Virtualization

May 23, 2013

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Why No SAN Solutions for Virtualization will be a success Solutions where the storage and compute is in the same box are destined to have a success, because they radically change the datacenter design and efficiency. They scale a linear way, because of the nature the data are stored. They’re stored and accessed locally, with […]

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OpenStack-powered cloud startup Cloudscaling scores $10M from Trinity, Juniper, & Seagate

May 22, 2013

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OpenStack-powered cloud startup Cloudscaling scores $10M from Trinity, Juniper, & Seagate May 22, 2013 8:07 AM Elastic cloud infrastructure startup Cloudscaling has raised $10 million in its second round of funding so it can keep growing at a quick clip and innovating its cloud technology. San Francisco-based Cloudscaling was founded in 2006 and claims to […]

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NetApp has now introduced its VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care™ reference architecture built fo r healthcare

May 21, 2013

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NetApp has now introduced its VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care™ reference architecture built for healthcare by Monty Zarrouk, Product Marketing at NetApp How will this improve patient care? VMware® AlwaysOn Point of Care™ architecture helps solve customers’ problems by providing ready access to patient information from any terminal or mobile device. This allows clinicians to […]

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AWS is the McDonald’s of the cloud. Who’s the Burger King?

May 17, 2013

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AWS is the McDonald’s of the cloud. Who’s the Burger King? It’s easy to characterize the cloud computing market as being Amazon Web Services’ to lose, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. McDonald’s dominates the fast food world, but life isn’t exactly bad for its dozens of competitors. It’s 2013, and yet two big […]

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VDI Becomes A Reality for Hospitals

May 16, 2013

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VDI Becomes A Reality for Hospitals by Steve Poitras, Solutions Architect, Nutanix There are two things I normally notice when I visit the doctor – 1) a massive stack of paper medical records and 2) long visit times… The need… I’ve always been huge fan of adopting and evolving the IT services utilized in the […]

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Released: Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator

May 14, 2013

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Released: Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator It’s been a long road, but the initial release of the Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator is here. No, that isn’t a mistake, the calculator has been rebranded. Yes, this is no longer a Mailbox server role calculator; this calculator includes recommendations on sizing Client Access servers […]

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Nutanix getting traction with server-storage hybrids

May 10, 2013

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Nutanix getting traction with server-storage hybrids Free whitepaper : Supercharge your infrastructure The road to the present is littered with the rusty hulks of server companies that had great engineering and a new twist on an old systems idea, and yet were crushed by incumbents. But judging by its numbers for the past year and […]

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Cloud providers seek to become “arms dealers” to telco, carrier clouds

May 9, 2013

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Cloud providers seek to become “arms dealers” to telco, carrier clouds It’s clear that all the cloud providers really want old line telcos, carriers and hosting providers to embrace cloud technologies — they want the business. The cloud technology providers are banking that these legacy players have tried to build their own cloud services and […]

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Isilon OneFS software to expand scope of EMC’s scale-out NAS

May 8, 2013

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Isilon OneFS software to expand scope of EMC’s scale-out NAS Storage EMC will continue extending its Isilon OneFS network-attached storage operating system to new use cases later this year, adding deduplication, compliance auditing and object storage features. Last year’s Version 7.0 of the scale-out NAS operating system added the ability to store enterprise data types […]

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CloudFounders: Open vStorage delivers breakthrough software defined storage layer for OpenStack, VMware and Amazon S3

May 8, 2013

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CloudFounders: Open vStorage delivers breakthrough software defined storage layer for OpenStack, VMware and Amazon S3 : VMblog.com – Virtualization News and Information for Everyone CloudFounders: Open vStorage delivers breakthrough software defined storage layer for OpenStack, VMware and Amazon S3 CloudFounders, a leading developer of cloud software, has launched to pilot customers its Open vStorage software, […]

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NetApp Responds to EMC’s Software-Defined Storage Launch, Touts Its Own ONTAP

May 8, 2013

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NetApp Responds to EMC’s Software-Defined Storage Launch, Touts Its Own ONTAP Business is getting smarter by the day, and that include’s the datacenter. Software is redefining datacenter architecture at the storage level, lowering costs and improving efficiency all the while. And as hardware continues to “disappear” at the enterprise and consumer levels, the importance of […]

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Dell Buys Cloud Management Company Enstratius

May 8, 2013

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Dell Buys Cloud Management Company Enstratius Dell – while it’s trying to go private – is apparently also going full-tilt at this cloud thing trying to diversify out of PCs because it’s just bought a respected infrastructure management start-up called Enstratius. Born Enstratus Networks, Enstratius has a platform that’s supposed to be a unified way […]

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