Dec 31

We have previously written about the importance of discipline in terms of art like Big Data. There are plenty of indications that more discipline and rigor is required on how we use the term. To date, our key message has been that it is the enterprise CTO who is responsible for defining how the term should be used. We still believe that.
We have also always supported using the community-edited site Wikipedia’s entry on Big Data as a starting point for a Big Data definition. The definition I put there was morphed and edited by the community pretty significantly, but that is just the nature of the beast. The end result of a collaborative site like that is usually far better than if a single person had created a definition so it is definitely worth checking out as you determine how to use the Big Data term in your enterprise.

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Dec 31

Many companies and enterprises in 2012 witnessed the proliferation of network data as a huge and growing problem across data centers. Additional data center solutions were needed to access, process, analyze, and deliver it instantly on a global basis to millions of users. Several advances and solutions help address these problems and issues. However, data centers are continuing to grow.
According to the 2012 Data Center Industry Census, data centers are expected to grow from US$105 billion to US$120 billion in 2013(DatacenterDynamics. [Oct. 2012]. The 2012 DatacenterDynamics Industry Census). Given this continued growth, more improvements and innovations will be made in the IT and data center industry as 2013 approaches. The following outlines several trends that will emerge and come to fruition in 2013.

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Dec 31

“Cloud Cruiser specializes in cloud cost management. To understand what we do, think about the problems our customers are facing - they are losing visibility to IT because their users, developers are using capacity from Amazon, Rackspace and others and they don’t even know what’s going on. We pull in data and we can show the users, the CIOs what’s going on,” stated Nick van der Zweep, VP of Products and Strategy at Cloud Cruiser, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 11th International Cloud Expo, held November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Cloud Expo 2013 New York, June 10–13, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

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Dec 31

“We are the plumbing for the cloud – we provide a whole pedigree of products all the way from the storage subsystems to the servers,” explained Ilker Cebeli, Director of Cloud Computing at QLogic, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 11th International Cloud Expo, held November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Cloud Expo 2013 New York, June 10–13, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

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Dec 30

“Software defined networking is a key thing at Cloud Expo. Broadcom has been on the forefront of software defined networking. We have been a part of the OpenFlow effort from the early days,” explained Sujal Das, Director of Product Marketing at Broadcom Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 11th International Cloud Expo, held November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Cloud Expo 2013 New York, June 10–13, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

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Dec 29

“We’re a software vendor that provides a package platform to cloud providers that enables them to onboard software to the cloud,” explained Alban Richard, CEO of UShareSoft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 11th International Cloud Expo, held November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Cloud Expo 2013 New York, June 10–13, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

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Dec 28

Long a leader in storage technology, IBM last summer gave us a peek at some of the advances they’re making in storage. Today, IBM has created a high-speed storage system than can scan over 10 billion files in just under 45 minutes. The previous system from IBM scanned just 1 billion files over three hours.
At the heart of this increased performance was the use of flash memory. The flash memory is used to store metadata in the storage system, and that meta data is used to find requested information. Usually, metadata lives on the disk, which can greatly slow down storage operations.

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Dec 28

This is a question we get a lot. In the web hosting industry, most customers know they need some variation of web hosting technology to power their company website, professional blog or ecommerce site. However, although most consumers and small to medium sized businesses understand they need web hosting services, they are rarely sure of the particular details involved with picking their web hosting needs, i.e. if they should utilize shared hosting, virtual private servers (VPS), managed hosting or dedicated servers. Due to this confusion, we are going to take the time to explain the differences between dedicated servers and virtual private servers.

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Dec 28

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2013. Read them in this VMblog.com series exclusive. Contributed article by Bob… Read more at VMblog.com.

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Dec 28

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2013. Read them in this VMblog.com series exclusive. Contributed article by Shannon… Read more at VMblog.com.

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