August 21, 2014, 11:55 pm GMT  

37 item(s) containing the term "years"

Meet the Next Generation Fabric Extender – Cisco’s Nexus 2300 Series

— More than 5 years ago, Cisco introduced its first Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender (FEX) into the market. This broad portfolio [...]
Aug 21 06:42:46 pm GMT / Data Center Networks»

Cloud Computing: A Quick Primer

— “The cloud will transform everything about technology.” This statement is better suited for 20 years ago when the cloud was in its infancy. In 2014 the statement should be that “The cloud has taken over technology.” Cloud computing has been around since the sixties believe it or not, but over the past few years...
Aug 21 04:00:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

Bezos’s law signals it’s time to ditch the data center

— According to "Bezos's law," a unit of computing power price is reduced by 50 percent approximately every three years. AppZero's Greg O'Connor looks at why the economic gap that favors cloud providers will only widen over time. Bezos’s law signals it’s time to ditch the data center originally published b...
Aug 16 07:00:09 pm GMT / Structure ? Cloud Computing News and Analysis»

Six Tech Dramas I'll Be Following From the Sidelines

— After years of covering the news for eWEEK, these are the unfolding stories I most regret walking away from midway through.
Aug 15 09:45:00 pm GMT / IT Infrastructure - RSS Feed»

This analysis of modern history is a prime example of why big data really matters

— A researcher has analyzed the past 35 years of world history in order to find periods most similar to present-day Ukraine and Arab-Spring-era Egypt. It's a great example of the power of big data to point us in the direction of how to solve complicated problems. This analysis of modern history is a prime example of why...
Aug 13 06:28:51 pm GMT / Structure ? Cloud Computing News and Analysis»

10 years of podcasting: Code, comedy, and patent lawsuits

— "Thank you very much for taking the time to download this MP3 file."
Aug 13 04:49:00 pm GMT / Uptime»

Hamsterdb: An Analytical Embedded Key-value Store

—   In this post, I’d like to introduce you to hamsterdb, an Apache 2-licensed, embedded analytical key-value database library similar to Google's leveldb and Oracle's BerkeleyDB. hamsterdb is not a new contender in this niche. In fact, hamsterdb has been around for over 9 years. In this time, it has dramati...
Aug 13 03:56:18 pm GMT / High Scalability - Building bigger, faster, more reliable websites.»

Chromebook sales to triple by 2017 as enterprise interest grows

— Sales of Google's Chromebooks are set to triple in the next three years as demand increases among enterprise businesses globally, according to analyst firm Gartner.
Aug 13 09:09:00 am GMT / Virtualisation»

Dell targets the storage market with new software bundle

— Dell is organizing the backup software products that it has acquired in the past two years into a coherent portfolio, bundling three of its storage software products into a single package to simplify licensing for the enterprise. "We have a new approach to data protection that is driving down the costs," said Michael G...
Aug 12 07:17:55 pm GMT / Storage - Infoworld»

HP to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations of overcharging U.S. Postal Service

— Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service for products over more than eight years.
Aug 01 04:12:33 pm GMT / HP»

How Customers Are Redefining Their Businesses

— Before leaving baggage claim during a recent business trip, I checked into my hotel, made dinner reservations using OpenTable, and ordered car service via Uber. These seamless real-time mobile experiences were impossible just a few short years ago. But, in … Continue reading → The p...
Jul 31 03:28:08 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Cisco describes its SDN vision: A Q&A with Soni Jiandani

— Soni Jiandani is one of Cisco's serial entrepreneurs, having been a key member of the teams that developed everything from the Nexus 5000 to Cisco's Unified Computing System (which in five years has leapt to the top of the x86 blade server market in North America, according to IDC). Today Jiandani is Senior Vic...
Jul 23 02:10:00 pm GMT / Computerworld Cisco News»

Cloud message resonating with Microsoft partners

— Microsoft has been screaming "cloud" in many partners' deaf ears for several years, but the company found a more receptive audience at this week's Worldwide Partner Conference.
Jul 18 07:45:00 pm GMT / Virtualisation»

Microsoft Announces Largest Wind Project to Date

— Microsoft is committed to reducing our environmental footprint, and over the past two years we continue to meet our goal of becoming carbon neutral. Our approach to meeting that goal, however, continues to evolve. Today, we are announcing another move to make our operations more environmentally sustainable by signing a...
Jul 15 12:00:00 am GMT / ms datacenters»

Fog Computing Happens when Big Data Analytics marries Internet Of Things

— Couple of years ago when virtualisation broke into mainstream and customers started deploying those technologies to reduce physical footprint, encapsulate legacy applications and Operating system – we saw this as the first overhaul of the IT industry in a long time since PCs made into the mainstream. Then came ...
Jul 05 10:20:18 am GMT / Avastu Blog - Sustainable Global Clouds»

Technology without Social Innovation and Globalization will not Advance Civilization

— Ray Kurzweil, an American author, scientist, inventor, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google was quoted in Time Magazine in March 2012 saying: “A kid in Africa with a smart phone has access to more information than the president of the U.S. 15 years ago.” This is a powerful statement about the power of ...
Jun 30 06:25:35 pm GMT / Hu Yoshida»

AWS and the Perils of “BoxThink”

— Catching Up from the Airport The next five years ought to be challenging for infrastructure appliance vendors, especially those who see their future “in the box.” We just wrapped up at the AWS Public Sector Summit, held in Washington, DC.  An ecosystem of about 3000 attended the 3 day event. Massively disruptive s...
Jun 26 07:47:06 pm GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

Is Your Data Center Ready to Handle the Blazing Summer Heat?

— The U.S. has already seen its share of stormy weather this year. California, for instance, is enduring its hottest year on record and the worst drought in 40 years. And according to AccuWeather, the rest of the summer will be equally as oppressive throughout most of the country. Unfortunately, extreme weather can wreak...
Jun 20 04:54:00 pm GMT / ServerTech Blog - Information for the Data Center Equipment Manager»

HP Places Its Data Center Bet on 'The Machine'

— Many industry leaders over the years have developed technology to drive data center innovation. However, columnist Rob Enderle writes that HP's Machine concept -- which treats the data center as an appliance -- looks to redesign the data center from the ground up.
Jun 13 01:17:00 pm GMT / Computerworld HP News»

My First Experiences with a Palo Alto Firewall

— I've been following Palo Alto as a networking company for a couple of years now.  Their claim is that the days of the port-based firewall are dead and that their application-centric approach is a far better way to enforce your access controls.  Take the HTTP protocol for example.  HTTP typically runs as a service on...
Jun 02 10:55:31 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»

Legacy IT makers IBM, EMC and others deal with, um, interesting times

— Even the giant IT vendors themselves admit we're in for a huge shakeout. The question is which of them will be left standing -- or independent -- in two to three years. Legacy IT makers IBM, EMC and others deal with, um, interesting times originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading&hell...
May 22 04:48:32 pm GMT / GigaOM Cisco»

Cloud DR is the Future and the Present

— Since launching Archimedius more than 6 years ago I’ve enjoyed pontificating about long term trends, from the rise of virtualization security to software-defined networking and the internet of things.  Lately I’ve been on a data center consolidation and cloud DR kick, spurred by career choices architected to place...
May 13 06:16:29 pm GMT / ARCHIMEDIUS»

How To Be a Cloud Mogul(l) – Our 2014 RSA “Dueling Banjos/Cloud/DevOps” Talk

— Rich Mogull (Securosis) and I have given  a standing set of talks over the last 5-6 years at the RSA Security Conference that focus on innovation, disruption and ultimately making security practitioners more relevant in the face of all this churn. We’ve always offered practical peeks of what’s coming and w...
Mar 27 10:34:21 pm GMT / Rational Survivability»

A private-cloud market assessment in 5 quotes

— Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos has been around the private cloud space since its inception. Nearly five years after the company's launch, Mickos shares his thoughts on a market that rose fast, fell hard and appears to be on the rebound. A private-cloud market assessment in 5 quotes originally published by Gigaom, ©...
Mar 08 05:37:46 pm GMT / GigaOM iaas»

Enterprise Risk Management for the Masses

— A couple of years ago I decided, along with support from my management, that Enterprise Risk Management would become a focal point for my Information Security Program.  I was convinced that framing vulnerabilities in the form of risks was essential to giving management visibility into issues they currently didn't know...
Sep 15 10:05:44 pm GMT / Web Admin Blog»

Backup to the Cloud

— Certainly there are a number of online backup solutions that pre-date the cloud hype of recent years. In particular Carbonite, one of the most popular, has been around since 2005. One of the attractions of cloud computing, however, is the ability to just provision the resources you need and only pay for what you use. [...
Aug 11 02:55:01 am GMT / Cloud Computing»

Incomplete Thought: In-Line Security Devices & the Fallacies Of Block Mode

— The results of a long-running series of extremely scientific studies has produced a Metric Crapload™ of anecdata. Namely, hundreds of detailed discussions (read: lots of booze and whining) over the last 5 years has resulted in the following: Most in-line security appliances (excluding firewalls) with the ability to a...
Jun 28 07:59:57 pm GMT / Rational Survivability»

Redshift: Data Warehousing at Scale in the Cloud

— I’ve worked in or near the database engine world for more than 25 years. And, ironically, every company I’ve ever worked at has been working on a massive-scale, parallel, clustered RDBMS system. The earliest variant was IBM DB2 Parallel Edition released in the mid-90s. It’s now called the Database Partitioning F...
Nov 28 05:37:51 pm GMT / Perspectives»

Cloud in five years' time

— Here are my thoughts on the outlook for cloud in the next few years. Growth, disruption and regulation all loom large.
Oct 16 09:49:04 pm GMT / Software as Services Blog RSS | ZDNet»

ARM V8 Architecture

Years ago, Dave Patterson remarked that most server innovations were coming from the mobile device world. He’s right. Commodity system innovation is driven by volume and nowhere is there more volume than in the mobile device world.  The power management techniques applied fairly successfully over the last 5 yea...
Jan 02 05:21:02 pm GMT / Perspectives»

Software Define Networking Comes of Age

— From the Last Bastion of Mainframe Computing Perspectives post:   The networking equipment world looks just like mainframe computing ecosystem did 40 years ago. A small number of players produce vertically integrated solutions where the ASICs (the central processing unit responsible for high speed data pac...
Oct 23 03:57:07 pm GMT / Perspectives»

All cloud roads lead to applications

— How has our perception of cloud-computing services changed over the last few years? Where do we go from here? The answer relies on one key princi...
Jun 30 07:49:25 pm GMT / The Wisdom of Clouds »

Holistic Approach to Energy Efficient Datacenters

— A little over three years ago, I joined Microsoft to lead the hardware engineering team that helped decide which servers Microsoft would purchase to run its...
Aug 02 08:00:00 am GMT / ms datacenters»

I went home and cried realizing that I was about to spend all of the money I'd made

— Two years ago I sat down with John Keagy and David Hecht from ServePath (most widely known for now).  Unfortunately later that day I had a hard drive failure, with little recovered. About six months ago I found a VIM swap file of my notes with them, and today decided I should post what I have. My hope is t...
Jun 10 03:04:46 am GMT / mhalligan's blog»

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»

Softlayer releases a new Anycast DNS service.

— Softlayer just announced that they've deployed a new IPv4 Anycast based DNS service. This is particularly fun for me, because I've been running a large (200,000+ domains) authoritative DNS service using Anycast out of two datacenters for over three years now. I've also set this up for a few smaller ISPs and web startup...
Aug 26 01:41:21 am GMT / mhalligan's blog»