HP: The Human Side of Innovation

Acquired organizations and products can certainly benefit acquiring companies, especially in terms of delivering near-immediate commercial opportunities. But at the same time, the human side of innovation – the executives, engineers, developers and business line employees who initially develop, launch and then keep fledgling technologies aloft – can provide equally valuable or even greater, long-lasting benefits. That certainly seems...

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Avere Systems Offers Up a Cloud NAS World

Network-attached storage (NAS) has a prominent position in the IT world in managing semi-structured and unstructured file data, but many current implementations face significant challenges. Due to explosive data growth, how to successfully scale both performance and capacity while keeping costs under control has become ever more difficult. Traditional architectures are often hard-pressed to keep up with performance demands. The need...

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In (The Software-Defined) Cloud, Now They Can Hear You Meow!
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In (The Software-Defined) Cloud, Now They Can Hear You Meow!

At some as-yet-to-be-determined time in the future, Catbird has promised to release the OpenStack-version of its security policy automation and enforcement solution (Catbird 6.0). The company said it is the first to deliver security policy automation for private and hybrid cloud environments, enabling security policy to move across on-and-off-premise infrastructure on all three leading cloud platforms, which is not a bad claim for a...

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Does OpenStack Have a Future in the Private/Hybrid Cloud?

In “Is OpenStack Dead,” we focused on OpenStack’s future as a public cloud platform. We concluded that Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and VMware would dominate public cloud computing through complete economic and technical control of their stacks. We further concluded that OpenStack would have to be free to cloud computing vendors in order for them to have a financially competitive offering, and further, that IBM, HP, Rackspace, and Red...

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Is OpenStack Dead?

Is OpenStack dead (or rapidly dying)? We ask this question from two perspectives. First, can any OpenStack-based offering be economically competitive with offerings from Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and VMware? Second, can any consortium of vendors produce a viable public cloud offering in competition with vendors who own their own stack and can practice agile development and DevOps on that stack? To read the complete article, CLICK...

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