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We’ve been talking a lot about OpenStack over the past few months, and with good reason. Its explosive growth in popularity within the enterprise has enabled large, interoperable application architectures and, with this, a need for app-centric monitoring of the OpenStack cloud. There a...
Attending a user conference is arguably one of the most efficient ways to get a direct look into the minds and innovations of both emerging and veteran companies. This year’s Red Hat Summit in Boston proved to be a perfect example of this concept. Over 5,000 attendees, nearly 600 speak...
Here at Dynatrace, we were pretty excited (but not completely surprised) to see a number of our partners making the A-list in Gartner’s newly launched Magic Quadrant report, which identifies the top 20 Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers Worldwide. There stood HCL Tec...
Updated 3/7/2017 Cloud, Bulk, Object Storage Trends News Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage trends news page, part of the objectstoragecenter.com micro site collection of resources. Software defined, Bulk, Cloud and Object Storage exist to su...
The manageability, reliability and powerful technology of remote servers — cloud computing — allows IT managers to deploy hundreds, even thousands of machines. At the same time, the cloud creates a new challenge for sys admins and ops teams: how to maintain and configure al...
By VertitechIT 29. To the end user, the myriad processes happening behind the scenes should appear as a single, seamless application. “Typically, people think of hybrid […]
Olisipo Learning in Portugal has a culture that is based on the constant search for new challenges. Recognized by their clients as the “Best HR Supplier”, they have placed more than 450 specialists into some of the country's most attractive and innovative IT projects. As a leading Port...
This is a guest post by Prof. Chanwit Kaewkasi, Docker Captain who organized Swarm3K – the largest Docker Swarm cluster to date. Swarm3K Review Swarm3K was the second collaborative project trying to form a very large Docker cluster with the Swarm mode. It happened on 28th October...
Life in the digital transformation Maybe you don’t gamble, but imagine you’re in a major Las Vegas casino feeding some dollars into a slot machine. The reels are spinning. They begin to stop one at a time: Triple Diamond… Triple Diamond… Your adrenaline kicks up… Triple Diamond! Then s...
Koman Vijay Emarose works as a Network Architect with the Strategic Accounts team at Rackspace. He has been a “Racker” (Rackspace Employee) for 7+ years and currently he is adapting to a networking world that is pivoting towards a world of automation. In Odaah’s free time, he lik...
Think of an austere, windowless room filled with massive metallic machines. All are hooked together with multi-colored wires and covered in lights that blink at random. What metaphor would you use to describe that? Odds are, you wouldn’t say, “A cloud.” In reality, &#...
When I talk to people about environment management I’m surprised by the number of people who don’t understand how much they cost.  In a large organization it isn’t immediately obvious just how much a particular environment costs.  It isn’t like people announce how much a VM costs every...
While reading the latest issue of the Economist, I was reminded that August 25th. marks an important anniversary for two key events:  25 years back, on August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds launched a new operating system called Linux and on … Continue reading →
In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I describe the Let's Encrypt automated certificate generation process and how to customize a hook script to automate the challenges and and certificate deployment. What is Let's Encrypt? Let’s Encrypt is a certificate a...
Last week Samsung announced that it was acquiring Joyent, a San Francisco-based cloud provider. Even though the analysts declared that the public cloud market consolidation is over, this deal proves that there is still scope for M&A in the infrastructure segment. Interestingly, Joy...
With containers gaining the attention of enterprises, the focus is slowly shifting to container orchestration. Complex workloads running in production need mature scheduling, orchestration, scaling and management tools. Docker made it extremely easy to manage the lifecycle of a contain...
The right tools in your DevOps toolkit can help you successfully enable DevOps in your organization, highlighting an Agile release process and team collaboration. Let me start this post by stating DevOps is not only about tools — without the right people and culture behind it, ev...
Unexpected traffic surges and non-performant pages can wreak havoc on your users — and ultimately on your business. At SOASTA, we care about ensuring that your site is always up and running as smoothly as possible. That’s why we’re excited about the Spring 2016 releas...
Boulder Startup Week is a very special time for us. We’ve participated both in 2014 and 2015, so this year shall be no different. Not only do we get a chance to give back to the community, but we have the opportunity to open up our doors, show off our office space and talk to oth...
Cloud Constellation SpaceBelt - Out Of This World Cloud Data Centers? A new startup called Cloud Constellation (aka SpaceBelt) has announced and proposes converge space terrestrial satellite technology with IT information and cloud related data infrastructure technologies including ...
Les plateformes industrielles Clouds Publics sont devenues, en moins de dix ans, les solutions de base pour toutes les entreprises «raisonnables». Il existe encore un dernier bastion d’entreprises rétrogrades qui n’ont pas pris ce virage, mais je ne suis pas...
By Anthea Strezze Cloud Predictions for 2016 There is no question that Cloud computing, whether public, private or hybrid, is having a huge impact on the world […]
Server StorageIO November 2015 Update Newsletter
Neustar UltraDNS experienced a major outage due to a suspected DDoS attack on Thursday, October 15, at approximately 4:20 PM EST and lasted for roughly 90 minutes. It was later discovered that the outage was the result of a technical malfunction rather than a DDoS attack; however, it s...
For this eleventh National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – a time when we’ve most often focused on making people aware of the need for awareness and personal best practices for being safe online – it’s important not to lose sight of how to best implement enhanced cybersecurity for orga...
I attended my first Cassandra Summit 2015 this week at the Santa Clara convention center. I was quite surprised to see more than 6000 people attend this event, much bigger than last year (2000 attendees) with 130 sessions. It was … Continue reading →
Autoscaling, the process of automatically adding extra web servers during high traffic, has until now been based on complicated server statistics like the RAM or the CPU consumption and not directly on the end user experience of the website. Treestle, a Dutch software house, has addres...
Cloud computing is the future of services, but most MSPs aren’t sure how to get there or how to get started. Amazon and Microsoft seem like the easy choice, but is the “one-size-fits-all” cloud really the right fit for your business? Commodity cloud has an unprecedented speed of delive...
Ever since I joined Vormetric in 2012, it’s been full steam ahead. Lately, I’ve been even more optimistic, excited and engaged (yes, it’s possible!) We’re coming up on our 15th year and I work with a group of incredibly smart, passionate and committed people. This means I generally wak...
This blog post is a summary of a case study that I conducted with Kraft. You can see the full case study HERE. Have you ever come across KraftRecipes.com? When it comes to receiving large amounts of traffic, KraftRecipes.com is definitely no exception. A collection of excellent re...
Earlier this week, Salesforce announced Salesforce Shield, a new set of services available to their customers that includes a strong set of data security features targeted directly at the needs of their enterprise customers.  Include capabilities for auditing, encryption, access contro...
By Steve Brodie Another clear point that was made at Collision was that digital transformation is disrupting every industry. We now see DevOps as a means […]
VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos By Greg Schulz VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos Recently I was invited by VMware vCloud Air to do a free hands-on test drive of their actual production environment. Some of you may alr...
Written by Jim Walker – CEO Cloudhesive When it comes to securing the cloud, how much trust is too much? Because defending data continues to be a rising concern, we found an answer to that inevitable question when we teamed up with Vormetric to power the best of encryption in the...
By Katie Kennedy Hortonworks has just announced their first hands-on, performance based certification exam. This new “HDP Certified Developer, ” or HDPCD, exam is designed for individuals who would like the opportunity to prove their Hadoop skills. Instead of multiple choice or true/fa...
It’s a cloudy world out there – as seen by the cloud’s adoption and while the cloud creates an added layer of efficiency, enterprises are wondering how much trust is too much when it comes to securing the cloud. Heavy reliance on the cloud and proliferation of big data leaves man...
Cloud conversations: If focused on cost you might miss other cloud storage benefits By Greg Schulz Cloud conversations: If focused on cost you might miss other cloud storage benefits Drew Robb (@robbdrew) has a good piece (e.g. article) over at InfoStor titled Eight Ways t...
By Katie Kennedy Hortonworks and Couchbase have announced a strategic partnership that will see NoSQL provider Couchbase offering new product integrations between the Couchbase Server and the Hortonworks Data Platform. The goal of the integration, driven by Couchbase, is to provide ope...
Over the past few weeks, our phones have started ringing with new private cloud customers telling us about Rackspace’s onerous and expensive forced upgrades from their EOL’d legacy OpenStack Grizzly-based architecture to Rackspace Private Cloud Version 10 running OpenStack Juno. Unfort...
By Michael Johnson After weeks of rumors and pontification by pundits (including us here at: Pivotal CEO Hints At Big Shift In Their Hadoop Offerings) today Pivotal made their big announcement, which included a big move to a tighter relationship with Hortonworks. ZDNet was the first to...