Network Virtualization: the Next Big Thing in Transforming IT Infrastructure

Bert Latamore | June 15th

With servers and storage well into the process of virtualization, networks are next, Wikibon CTO David Floyer advises Cisco CEO John Chambers in his latest Alert, “Network Virtualization – Transition or Transformation?”. The increasing importance...»

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Microsoft Announces Major Upgrades to Hyper-V at TechEd 2012

Bert Latamore | June 15th

Microsoft announced major upgrades to Hyper-V to make it competitive with VMware at TechEd 2012, June 11-14 in Orlando, writes Wikibon Analyst Scott Lowe in his latest Alert, “Virtualization, Cloud and Mobility are...»

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A Summary of the Virtualized Converged Market: Why We Need Application Expertise

Bert Latamore | June 15th

 For some reason May and June has become conference season in the IT industry. While not every major conference happens in these two months, a large number do, including EMC World, HP World, the new...»

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Microsoft’s Yammer Acquisition Points to the State of the CRM Market

Alex Williams | June 15th

The news that Microsoft is buying Yammer points to the state of the CRM market and how social is becoming a core function in the architecture of modern, mission critical applications. It's a scary scenario...»

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PayPal Sees Need for Both RDBMS, Hadoop

Bert Latamore | June 15th

Big data and therefore Hadoop are at the center of many important processes within 15-year-old PayPal, says the Internet bank's Director of Engineering Anil Madan. But that does not mean that he sees any decrease...»

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Yammer Would Be The Best $1 Billion Microsoft Could Ever Spend

Matt Weinberger | June 14th

The rumor mill is working overtime with suggestions that Microsoft might be purchasing social networking provider Yammer for as much as $1 billion. But given Microsoft's near-absence from the social landscape, that billion could be...»

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Apache Cassandra Meets Hadoop at DataStax

Bert Latamore | June 14th

“This whole Hadoop thing is really catching on,” says Matt Pfeil, Co-Founder and VP of Customer Solutions for DataStax, the company behind the productization of Apache Cassandra. Cassandra, Pfeil explained in an interview...»

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Hortonworks Focused on Making Apache Hadoop Enterprise-Ready

Bert Latamore | June 13th

Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden opened the Hadoop Summit 2012 show his company is sponsoring with a message of cooperation rather than competition and said his company's goal remains developing Apache Hadoop into a enterprise-ready technology...»

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Cloud Provider Combines High Security and Efficiency on Dell Backbone

Bert Latamore | June 13th

“Security is a challenge for every cloud provider,” says Alex Rodriguez, VP of Systems Engineering and Product Development for Pittsburgh-based communications and cloud service provider Expedient Communications. “You are asking clients to trust you...»

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Latest Big Data Trends Revealed with Jaspersoft Q2 Index

Maria Deutscher | June 13th

Business intelligence software firm Jaspersoft operates JasperForge.org, a community site that, among other things, allows developers to download open-source big data technology. That covers pretty much all of the Apache projects associated with...»

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