Amazon hypes the virtues of cloud computing

From its origins as an online bookseller, Inc. has gotten its finger in a lot of pies. Among other things, it has now become a major purveyor of cloud computing services to

Published on: June 6th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

HP boosts cloud capabilities with new thin clients, embedded OS

Cloud computing is a convenient, cost-effective and efficient way to scale existing infrastructure without springing for a ton of new boxes. But too many IT departments are still working with badly out-of-date hardware

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Infrastructure optimization on the cheap

Considering more hardware to beef up an IT infrastructure that's hitting the wall? In the age of virtualization, cloud computing and software-based systems it should go without saying that buying more boxes is

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Plug-in lets HP OneView create VMware server clusters faster

One of the problems with virtualization is that at some point the products created – servers, storage or networking – have to meet the physical world. And while VMware’s vCentre management application is

Published on: February 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How to virtualize your software portfolio

Can you imagine a world where "in production" is just the breath you take between changes (unlike today, where change is an event that disturbs production)? That's where we're headed, and faster than

Published on: February 6th, 2014 Bruce Stewart

VMware ups performance of virtual SAN

Cloud and virtualization company VMware Inc. has issued a beta refresh of its virtual storage area network which enhances the performance and adds new features to VSAN. The release is available for free

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Ex-employees revealing trade secrets to rival: EMC

Former employees of EMC Corp. are disclosing corporate trade secrets to its rival, the storage software giant said in a complaint it filed in court against Pure Storage Inc. “Dozens of former EMC

Published on: November 6th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

IBM touts new method for cutting network bottlenecks

Technology company IBM Corp. said it has patented a way to remove bottlenecks and performance issues afflicting many cloud application by dynamically shifting virtual machines to match bandwidth demand. Ed Suffern, an IBM systems

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Make your IT department easy to do business with

It’s been over twenty years since I first heard a speaker at an IT conference talk about how those of us in IT had the vendor community — the systems integrators, the packaged

Published on: September 25th, 2013 Bruce Stewart