EMC Hybrid Cloud Bridges Private and Public Clouds

Businesses of every size are evaluating or integrating with some kind of cloud computing model. But how they get there and who they turn to remains a challenge. At an IT industry level, it also is fascinating to observe which IT vendor’s cloud strategy will be successful and how IT professionals leverage trusted relationships they have built with IT vendors. Businesses also see the value in hybrid cloud and want IT to capture...

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Intel and Asus Make Another Run At the Modular PC

One of the most interesting products I was connected to in the 1990s was the IBM modular computer. It was a brilliant idea it just was badly timed. A few years back Motorola tried to create a similar product with a smartphone that was nested in a thin client laptop like device called the Atrix but the OS wasn’t ready, the product cost as much as a smartphone and a tablet and the performance wasn’t great. Intel and Asus have partnered...

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Equinix Invokes Metcalfe’s Law

When we think of cloud computing, we tend to think of high profile, publicly available offerings, such as Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft’s Azure. That is in keeping with our tendency to view public, private and hybrid cloud offerings from an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), or software-as-a-service (SaaS) perspective. While that perspective is a reasonable way to view the cloud world, we must not ignore the...

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5500 Viewpoints at Strata+Hadoop World (Includes Video)

With a record-setting audience and hundreds of solutions being touted, Strata+Hadoop World in NYC was the place to learn about all the wild and wonderful ways companies are transforming their capabilities with big data and analytics. Watch the video for my reactions from the show floor and read my further thoughts on the conference below To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

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Windows 10: The Last Operating System You’ll Ever Need

After spawning the disaster that is Windows 8, Microsoft has gone all out to deliver—and to be seen to deliver—a next-generation replacement. Shipping the first preview of Windows 10 only a couple of months after the most recent updates to Windows 8.1, Microsoft is setting a pace bested only by Apple’s response to its botched iOS 8 release and refutation of its less-than-rigid case design. (“You’re putting it in your pocket wrong!”)...

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VDI Will Eat Your Storage System – And What To Do About It

As we’ve mentioned in previous columns, in order for a VDI project to have any chance of success it has to deliver at least the same computing experience users had prior to their desktop being virtualized. That makes sense, but it’s not that easy. In fact, we’ve blogged about this in not so uncertain terms “Users hate VDI and why that’s a problem”. But why do many users dislike their VDI solutions? In a word it’s the “experience”. The...

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