IBM… Big Step Forward with Flash Storage for the Hybrid Cloud

Eddie Cantor once said, “It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.” That is certainly the case with flash storage which has been around for many years, but high cost limited its acceptability to a limited number of high-performance/high-value-added applications. Declining prices have led to broader acceptance of flash storage for a broader base of high performance (tier 0) applications. Then came a seemingly overnight (although...

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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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HP Tests Mobile DevOps For The Real World
Oct28

HP Tests Mobile DevOps For The Real World

In the mobile-first, apps-driven world speed and quality are the table stakes and HP is looking to deal itself a winning hand with Mobile Center, an on-premise solution for testing mobile application functionality and performance across real-world network conditions on real-devices. The company said mobile app developers require solutions that can rapidly adapt and test new environments, and that connect to their overall application...

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Why Virtualized Backup Design Matters

VM specific backup solutions like Veeam are increasingly being used to protect virtualized environments instead of more traditional enterprise backup systems. They provide a seamless way to non-disruptively and efficiently backup virtual machine data plus they include a number of advanced features like change block tracking (CBT) of VMs, replication and the ability to perform recoveries directly off disk backup resources. Most disk...

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Tableau 7: Sleepless In Seattle Because Data Never Sleeps
Sep12

Tableau 7: Sleepless In Seattle Because Data Never Sleeps

SEATTLE: It’s been my experience that when a vendor hosts an annual customer event, there are new products being launched and orders being taken,, but the seventh Tableau Conference wasn’t about the products so much as about the customers and how to get the most out of Tableau’s BI tools. The 5,500 customers and partners, almost double last year’s attendance of 3,000, were more than politely interested in what...

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