Feb 29

Today, “network device management” means different things to different people, and the reality is that IT organizations do it, or at least do what they consider network device management to be, to vastly varying degrees, including some who do none at all (hopefully this isn’t you).
At least part of the reason network device management has become such an ambiguous thing is because what we consider to be a network device is constantly evolving. At one point, network devices were largely just routers and switches. Back then, even if one added end-user workstations into the mix, things were fairly simple.

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Feb 29

Throughout history, industrial revolutions have hinged on the power of automating processes. While automation today offers many benefits, imagine if you could automate thousands – or even millions – of processes simultaneously? This is the next potential wave of innovation, and it’s the organizations that are “geographically dispersed” or “automation heavy” that will benefit the most.
While long-range communications and connectivity have become increasingly easier to attain, businesses need to be able to break down their isolated islands of automation in industry to achieve comprehensive and connected automation at scale. For example, there always has been a clear line dividing operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT) networks. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) blurs that line as industrial operations head in the direction of complete connectivity for all devices on a network - including those remotely located in the field. With new dedicated access layer platforms, IoT data can be analyzed, acted upon and transmitted from anywhere in an Industrial IoT (IIoT) network.

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Feb 29

HughPickens.com writes: Taking a page from the Uber playbook, Christopher Palmeri writes that Disney’s six parks in Orlando, Florida, and Anaheim, California, are raising the cost to visit its theme parks as much as 20 percent during the busiest times of year and lowering them on typically slow days. Previously, the parks charged the same price for a one-day pass any time of year. “The demand for our theme parks continues to grow, particularly during peak periods,” the company said. “In addition to expanding our parks, we are adopting seasonal pricing on our one-day ticket to help better spread visitation throughout the year.” The move is designed to help manage traffic at the parks, which had record visits in the final three months of 2015. Busy days at Disney’s amusement parks cause long lines for customers, and even gate closures. Dynamic pricing is meant to financially incentivize customers to choose less-busy days, spread out attendance, and to make as much money as possible on days when the park is historically expected to be full. It is also likely to boost Disney’s total revenue since most visitors will pay more for their tickets.

One reason Disney may expect bigger crowds this year is the upcoming Star Wars theme park expansion which includes a virtual reality ride that allows guests to control the Millennium Falcon in an aerial battle with the First Order. “Star Wars is, for lack of a better word awesome,” said Harrison Ford. “I’m so blessed that I had the opportunity to be a part of it. To walk in these iconic locations. And soon, you’ll be able to do that as well. Not in a galaxy far, far away, but in a place close to home.”

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Feb 29

Oracle drops $500M on cloud startup Ravello Systems, beats Dell and EMC to the punchOracle recently paid big for Ravello Systems. The tiny startup has the potential to disrupt the virtualization industry.


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Feb 29

Tegile Systems , the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today… Read more at VMblog.com.

Feb 29

Shippable has announced its new continuous delivery platform to help developers ship code faster. The platform’s end-to-end deployment pipelines… Read more at VMblog.com.

Feb 29

DH2i Company, recently named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in the “Cool Vendors in Servers and Virtualization, 2015 ” report, today announced it has… Read more at VMblog.com.

Feb 29

Dell today at RSA announced the launch of the Dell SonicWALL Capture Advanced Threat Protection Service , which enhances organizations’ ability to… Read more at VMblog.com.

Feb 29

AlienVault , the leading provider of Unified Security Management and crowd-sourced threat intelligence , today announced a new, enhanced version of… Read more at VMblog.com.

Feb 29

Ixia , a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, will be exhibiting (Booth # 3201 North Hall) at the RSA Conference… Read more at VMblog.com.

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