November 24, 2014, 2:23 am GMT  

18 item(s) containing the term "systems"

Mainframe: Engine of Digital Transformation

— When people think of mainframes, they typically envision ancient, obsolete technology running arcane spaghetti code – systems that IT management would love to retire if only they could free themselves from the clutches of legacy. While there is an element of truth in this perspective, mainframes remain to this day t...
Nov 22 01:30:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

Veolia and IBM Join Forces to Deliver New Digital Urban Solutions To Transform Water, Energy and Waste Management Services for Cities

— Today, during Smart City Expo and World Congress in Barcelona, IBM and Veolia announced a new partnership and new solutions that integrate intuitive and powerful digital technologies into urban services to improve the efficiency of municipal systems around the world -- a partnership which opens up new possibili...
Nov 19 02:00:40 am GMT / IBM Press Releases - Services and solutions - United States»

Cisco and Unidesk: How to Simplify and Scale VDI with Citrix, Microsoft, or VMware

— Posted on behalf of   Ramesh Chitor, Cisco Systems and Tom Rose, Unidesk It’s no secret that desktop virtualization has taken longer than everyone expected. As most enterprises [...]
Nov 14 06:38:09 pm GMT / Data Center Networks»

Three Reasons You Probably Don’t Need Multi-Data Center Capabilities

— This is a guest post by Nikhil Palekar, Systems Architect, FoundationDB.  For many organizations that care a lot about strong consistency and low latency or haven’t already built a fault tolerant application tier on top of their database, adding a multiple data center (MDC) database implementation may...
Nov 12 04:56:12 pm GMT / High Scalability - Building bigger, faster, more reliable websites.»

We're all on Windows 7... Now what?

— It's been six months since Windows XP expired, and even though there are a few XP systems floating around here and there, it's safe to say that, in general, our Windows 7 migrations are done. (Can you believe that Windows 7 has been around for more than...(read more)
Nov 10 05:35:00 am GMT / Brian Madden»

After years of touting its cloud computing tech, Joyent open sources it

— After repositioning itself behind its years-old container-based approach to cloud infrastructure, Joyent has now open sourced the code underlying its distributed cloud infrastructure and storage systems. For a company long heralded as a tech leader, its time to shine is now or never. After years of touting its cloud ...
Nov 07 07:37:47 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

Why EMC thinks it’s ready to power the internet of things

— EMC President Jeremy Burton came on the Structure Show podcast this week to talk about the company's current plan to deliver hybrid cloud-storage systems and its future plan to provide the infrastructure underpinning the next generation of big data and internet-of-things applications. Why EMC thinks it’s ready ...
Nov 01 06:17:24 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

Bash Security Vulnerability Patch Instructions

— A new major security vulnerability impacting Linux customers who leverage Bash as their shell was announced yesterday. GoGrid strongly recommends customers exposed to this vulnerability apply the appropriate security patch as soon as possible. Below are instructions for patching your systems: For Debian, run the follo...
Sep 25 06:52:08 pm GMT / GoGrid Blog»

Microsoft, Others Partner on Fuel Cell Research with $5 Million Awarded by ARPA-E

— Cross-posted from the Microsoft Green Blog Josh Henretig, Director, World Wide Environmental Sustainability Microsoft is once again partnering with others to further fuel cell innovations, with the goal of developing a very efficient, low-cost fuel cell system. Microsoft, Redox Power Systems LLC, the University o...
Jun 24 10:42:00 pm GMT / ms datacenters»

Air Traffic Control System Failure & Complex System Testing

— It’s difficult to adequately test complex systems. But what’s really difficult is keeping a system adequately tested. Creating systems that do what they are designed to do is hard but, even with the complexity of these systems, many life critical systems have the engineering and production testing investment behin...
May 14 01:05:57 am GMT / Perspectives»

Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

— It now appears that the 'Heartbleed' security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
Apr 11 10:52:40 pm GMT / Cisco»

Updated Lampson's Hints for Computer Systems Design

— This year I have not been able to publish many back-to-basics readings, so I will not close the year with a recap of those. Instead I have a video of a wonderful presentation by Butler Lampson where he talks about the learnings of the past decades that helped him to update his excellent 1983 "Hints for computer system ...
Dec 23 08:00:00 pm GMT / All Things Distributed»

Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - U-Net: A User-Level Network Interface

— Many of you know Thorsten von Eicken as the founder of Rightscale, the company that has helped numerous organizations find their way onto AWS. In what seems almost a previous life by now Thorsten was one of the top young professors in Distributed Systems and I had the great pleasure of working with him at Cornell in ...
Oct 25 11:00:00 am GMT / All Things Distributed»

Observations on Errors, Corrections, & Trust of Dependent Systems

— Every couple of weeks I get questions along the lines of “should I checksum application files, given that the disk already has error correction?” or “given that TCP/IP has error correction on every communications packet, why do I need to have application level network error detection?” Another frequent quest...
Feb 26 06:48:54 pm GMT / Perspectives»

42: The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

— Yesterday the Top 500 Supercomputer Sites was announced. The Top500 list shows the most powerful commercially available supercomputer systems in the world. This list represents the very outside of what supercomputer performance is possible when cost is no object. The top placement on the list is always owned by a...
Nov 15 06:21:38 pm GMT / Perspectives»

when architects worship the model and methodology

— In the last 4 years of IT architecture,  I’ve seen a movement to promote modeling and taxonomy discipline into the profession.    This has promoted consistency where more and more IT architects can model systems with less confusion...(read more)
Apr 29 05:36:39 pm GMT / Thoughts from the raised floor. Lewis Curtis Blog site»

Silicon Architecture will change the way we work

— I've been exposed recently to some incredible developments in the silicon world. Some that I cannot mention. However, I do want to share with you an opinion about how this world will impact our world. Over the years, servers, storage and network systems...(read more)
Feb 26 09:10:00 pm GMT / Thoughts from the raised floor. Lewis Curtis Blog site»