July 11, 2014, 9:05 pm GMT  

24 item(s) containing the term "infrastructure"


— VMware users can align IT with business processes through their VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPs), coupled with Hitachi Unified Compute platform for VMware vSphere and its Unified Compute Platform Director software.  This converged-infrastructure management platform centralizes and automates the management of ...
Jun 02 06:15:06 pm GMT / Hu Yoshida»

Still Waiting on the Private Cloud

— The basic technology has been around for nearly half a decade, so why has development of private cloud infrastructure moved so slowly?
Jun 02 04:37:00 pm GMT / Arthur Cole»

Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization cloud-style

— Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform brings resilient, cloud-like server and storage infrastructure to traditional virtualization deployments
Jun 01 01:13:00 pm GMT / Computerworld Virtualization News»

Cisco ACI: Is It Wham! or Sam Cooke?

— An odd little title, I think you will agree, but consider this: Wham! had a hit with “Freedom” and Sam Cooke sang “Chain Gang,” and I think you can now see my thought process. This post is going to investigate not the technical capabilities of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), but rather what ...
May 29 12:38:33 pm GMT / The Virtualization Practice»

World Class Business Applications & Infrastructure

— Infor CloudSuite combines proven industry expertise, differentiated user experience, and world-class infrastructure from Amazon Web Services. Join Infor at 14th Cloud Expo, and learn how to take advantage of AWS's expertise and economies of scale to access resources when they need them, on demand and with auto-scaling ...
May 27 11:00:00 am GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

A Nod to the Military’s Role in Modern IT

— The infrastructure that supports today’s data-driven economy is the by-product of some very forward-thinking men and women in uniform.
May 26 02:07:00 pm GMT / Arthur Cole»

Budget VDI Leader NComputing Joins DaaS Party

— NComputing is joining the highly competitive Desktop as a Service (DaaS) business with an extension of its vSpace VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) platform that enables service providers to offer Desktops as a Service at a fraction of the cost of currently available services. At the same time, NComputing has announ...
May 21 12:10:25 pm GMT / The Virtualization Practice»

Scalability for the Real World, Not the Imagined One

— At this point, there's no reason for the vast majority of organizations to strive for unlimited, Web-scale infrastructure at home or in the cloud.
May 20 06:34:00 pm GMT / Arthur Cole»

Even in a Modular Future, Reliability Still the Top Priority

— By necessity, data infrastructure must become leaner and meaner over the next decade, but that will not come at the expense of optimal performance.
May 16 05:45:00 pm GMT / Arthur Cole»

HDFS which particular implementation do I pick?

— HDFS is becoming the “underlying strata” in the data fabric for many new applications. We’re all over it here at EMC, but it means we have 3 current answers when a customer says “I want infrastructure to support HDFS” (and... Update your feed preferences ...
May 14 06:23:28 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

The New IT: All Services, All the Time?

— Moving toward getting IT on a service footing that encompasses the control of internal infrastructure and the scalability of external resources.
May 13 04:13:00 pm GMT / Arthur Cole»

Sunset, Enhance, Modernize

— One of the EMC acquisitions that flew under the radar in 2013 was Adaptivity. Consider an example of business applications running on top of a traditional (e.g. 2nd platform) IT infrastructure: When running in this environment Adaptivity can perform application classification. At a very high l...
May 13 11:58:40 am GMT / EMC Feeds »

Mixed Media: Why SSD vs. HDD Misses the Mark

— Much of the data load in the enterprise will continue to thrive on local, high-capacity storage infrastructure.
May 09 05:37:00 pm GMT / Arthur Cole»

Microsoft closes in on Apache Web server lead

— After almost two decades of trailing the market leader, Microsoft's Web server software is coming close to rivaling the dominance of the Apache Web server, according to the latest Netcraft survey of Internet infrastructure.
May 08 08:48:00 pm GMT / Computerworld Servers News»

The Scalability Challenge: Not as Daunting as It Seems

— With the latest technologies, you can build scale into existing infrastructure without requiring a complete make-over of the data center.
May 07 04:19:00 pm GMT / Arthur Cole»

Business – Not Company Size – Should Define Storage Infrastructure

— Traditionally, storage has been defined as either midrange or enterprise, based on the assumption that midrange or smaller customers did not need the performance and availability of larger enterprise customers. As a result, midrange storage could be built on a simpler, lower cost, dual controller architecture, where on...
Apr 08 02:01:17 am GMT / Hu Yoshida»

Bippity Boppity Boom! The Impact of Enchanted Objects on Development, Infrastructure and the Cloud

— I have been spending a bunch of my time recently thinking through the impact on what David Rose of Ditto Labs and MIT Media Lab romantically calls ‘Enchanted Objects’.  What are enchanted objects?   Enchanted Objects are devices, appliances, tools, dishware, … Continue reading →
Nov 01 10:28:04 pm GMT / LooseBolts»

Learn how Microsoft Manages its Cloud-Scale Infrastructure at Datacenter Dynamics Converged Seattle

— Whether you manage an IT environment or have considered a move to cloud services, do not miss the opportunity to hear from two of Microsoft’s top data center experts at the upcoming Datacenter Dynamics Converged Seattle conference on September 12. In separate keynotes, Microsoft Data Center Services team General Man...
Sep 03 04:00:00 pm GMT / ms datacenters»

10 Earth-Friendly Facts about Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure

— Earth Day is Monday, April 22, providing a moment to reflect on the daily work we are doing to drive greater environmental sustainability at Microsoft and for our customers, partners, and the industry. While Earth Day is only a single day, sustainability is a year-round effort for my Data Center Advanced Development t...
Apr 16 05:30:00 pm GMT / ms datacenters»

NetApp Contribution Brings Data ONTAP 8 Clustering Drivers to OpenStack

— Contributions Drive Open Source Cloud Adoption Through Scalability, Efficiency, and Risk Reduction, Enabling an Agile Data Infrastructure
Oct 15 08:01:00 am GMT / NetApp - Press Releases»

A final thought from The Wisdom of Clouds

— As the cloud market matures, James Urquhart changes companies and changes his focus from infrastructure to applications. It's time to say goodbye...
Nov 02 11:57:52 pm GMT / The Wisdom of Clouds »

Architect or Chocolate Teapot?

— You routinely will witness the ‘everyone wants to be the architect’ behaviours, especially in large multi-disciplinary initiatives such as data centre modernisation, cloud architecture, or virtual infrastructure deployments.
May 13 12:31:02 pm GMT / Technology is Dead»


— Forrester recently published a report: Infrastructure Architects Link Technology Strategy With Long-Term EA and Business Goals It’s a decent article.  For far too long many enterprise teams have viewed infrastructure architects as too low level...(read more)
Jul 17 04:59:24 pm GMT / Thoughts from the raised floor. Lewis Curtis Blog site»

Do Not Tighten Bolts

— I have a pretty incredible job. My current role has me leading Microsoft’s efforts at designing, constructing, and operating its world-wide Data Center infrastructure in support of our cloud services initiatives, or more correctly “Software + Services”. There aren’t many people around tasked with this kind of c...
Jul 16 11:51:00 am GMT / ms datacenters»