EVO Thoughts from VMworld Day One

IMHO #VMware EVO is the biggest news of #vmworld To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

Read More

Dell Cloud Client Computing Announces New Wyse Solutions

At VMworld, Dell Wyse announced several new or updated cloud client computing solutions. These included: -New Dell Wyse 3000 series dual core thin clients with Windows 7. A new low- to mid-market dual core thin client designed for mid- to high-end thin client that can be configured to support numerous key applications. -New wi-fi enabled PCoIP capabilities for the Dell Wyse 5000 series all-in-one (AIO) thin client, resulting in highly...

Read More

How HP (Uses) Fantasy Football Methods to… Increase Sales

I used to manage commissions and sales award compensation for IBM’s Western Region and also spent much of my time in graduate and undergraduate studies studying compensation theory. I was then and still remain fascinated that most sales programs don’t work well; often awarding people who are already top performers anyway and demotivating the lower performing personnel that they are actually supposedly designed to help. This, I think,...

Read More

MapR Technologies Brings Enterprise-Class to Big Data and…

Simply stated, MapR Technologies delivers an enterprise-class distribution for Apache Hadoop with an in-Hadoop NoSQL (Not-only SQL) database. What that does not state, though, is how critical this is to making big data and operational data both work not only at scale, but with the performance, availability, security and other characteristics that give meaning to the use of the term “enterprise-class.” Let’s consider why that is the...

Read More

The Emergence of Hyperconvergence

When it comes right down to it, most converged infrastructures we’ve seen so far can be summarized with three words: gilding the jalopy. “That’s a bold statement,” you might be saying. And you’d be right. But I’ve spent years looking at what’s being shipped by VCE, Cisco, Dell, NetApp, and others, and it’s all just the same things an enterprise IT shop would have purchased themselves. The only convergence is the gilding on the front...

Read More

Backup Alone Just Isn’t Enough! (vBlog)

One of the more recent ESG Video Capsules, “Backup Is No Longer Enough,” discusses the fact that IT organizations of all sizes struggle to achieve the SLAs that their business units require, if their only recovery solution is a traditional backup solution. In fact, when looking at core platforms like server virtualization systems (VMware & Hyper-V), less than 10% of folks are only protecting their VMs with backups; the rest are...

Read More