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CA Technologies Report: The DevOps Culture Continues to Grow

CA Technologies Report: The DevOps Culture Continues to Grow

Expectations related to DevOps adoption by companies remain high, but even more significant are the benefits obtained by those who have already climbed on board with this solution. It's obvious that experience contributes to the success. Businesses are gradually discovering what works and does not work. And we can get some insight as to what works from a survey conducted on behalf of CA Technologies by Vanson Bourne on a sample of 1,300 senior IT decision-makers worldwide is that DevOps is forefront of revenue growth for enterprises. The study, 2013 TechInsights Report: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps, when examined in detail,... more »
Tableau Announces Mac Support, R Integration

Tableau Announces Mac Support, R Integration

At the Tableau User Conference at National Harbor in Maryland, company Cofounders CEO Christian Chabot and CDO Chris Stoite announced a laundry list of upcoming improvements and additions to the popular data analysis and visualization platform to a cheering crowd of 3,200 customers, mostly end-users, and 700 employees. The big announcements include a version of Tableau for the Macintosh, an overdue product given the large percentage of Tableau users that are Mac-based, a new data connection interface that allows users to visually join, reshape, and clean data all on one screen while viewing the results in real time, and a native... more »
Windows Azure and AWS Update Caching Services

Windows Azure and AWS Update Caching Services

Microsoft and Amazon are going head to head as both companies compete by updating their cloud caching services. Recently, Microsoft's Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) had their caching services updated: AWS has expanded ElastiCache with Redis, and Windows Azure promises faster response times on Windows Azure Cache. Redis is a popular open-source caching engine with which AWS has upgraded its ElastiCache service. AWS also offers Memcached, on object storage cache. Just like Memcached, Redis offers an in-memory key-value store and its benefit includes ability to offer multi-zone redundancy. AWS is also organizing Web seminar on Sept. 26 in order to... more »
Standing Cloud Acquisition and $9M Funding to Reinforce AppDirect Cloud Marketplace

Standing Cloud Acquisition and $9M Funding to Reinforce AppDirect Cloud Marketplace

San Francisco-based AppDirect, which offers a cloud service marketplace and distributed web-based management platform, announced it has acquired Standing Cloud, a Boulder-based start-up offering cloud management services, such as automated software packaging and orchestration. Founded in 2009, Standing Cloud has deployed packaged services to a wide range of cloud partners, including IBM, Amazon, Savvis and Rackspace. The company’s packaged apps are used for cloud services to ease the complexity of deploying and managing apps. The integrated software includes more than 100 applications including Magento, WordPress, Drupal and SugarCRM. AppDirect sought to add Standing Cloud technology and expertise to handle private clouds apps... more »
NetApp Infographic Chronicles Birth of Software-Defined Data Centers

NetApp Infographic Chronicles Birth of Software-Defined Data Centers

NetApp has released an infographic that chronicles the birth of the software-defined data center. Describing it as an “evolution”, the infographic highlights milestones starting with the siloed data centers of the 90s up to present day hybrid clouds, as well as its prediction for the future. According to the infographic, the dot-com revolution redefined the way businesses operated and ushered in the era of IT data centers. They were siloed dedicated infrastructure, with each component of the technology serving very specific purposes. The early to mid 2000s marked the beginning of the “virtual technology revolution”. Companies adopted virtualization in droves, increasing the... more »
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QLogic Extends Adapter Support to Latest Xeon Chips

A day after introducing new adapters for HP ProLiant servers, QLogic added PCI Express 3.0 support for E5-2600/1600 v2 Xeon processors across its entire FlexSuite line. Formerly code-named Ivy Town, the new chips perform up to 50 percent faster than previous generation CPUs. The PCIe 3.0 bus standard lets QLogic’s converged network adapters (CNAs) deliver twice as much bandwidth as the 2.0 release. This capacity increase benefits cloud deployments and I/O-intensive storage environments that utilize flash solutions for active data. According to QLogic, the FlexSuite 8300 Series product family is the first in the industry to support simultaneous, multiprotocol traffic for E5-2600/1600... more »
Security Expert Bruce Schneier on iPhone 5S Biometrics

Security Expert Bruce Schneier on iPhone 5S Biometrics

The end of the password - is nowhere near.  The new iPhone is not going to make that happen either.  That's because of a fundamental misunderstanding that is rolling out there that the new fingerprint scanning capability on the new iPhone 5S is an elevated level of security that no one has ever done before.  That is wrong.  I went through through my thoughts on this in an earlier post, and it's a notion that should be stopped cold, right now. Cryptography and security expert Bruce Schneier has been in the news lately, he's been in proximity to the ongoing Edward... more »
5 Top Data Jobs of the Future : $marts for Hire

5 Top Data Jobs of the Future : $marts for Hire

As we move forward into the age wherein everything is connected to the Internet and the cloud is everyone’s go-to, this era is opening up a set of new jobs that will be vital to support this new ecosystem. In an infographic created by ClickSoftware (full graphic below), it was pointed out that there will be five new data jobs that would help support this new ecosystem: Data Scientists, Pervasive Mediatricians, Virtual Environment Managers, Data Ecologists, and Digital Citizeneers. But what are these jobs, and what exactly do they do? 5 Data Jobs of the Future   Data Scientists Data Scientist is a term coined by... more »
Dell Officially Private after $25B Buyout

Dell Officially Private after $25B Buyout

Reports are coming in that Michael Dell has gained control of Dell, taking it private in a $25 billion dollar buyout.  As reported on The Verge, the buyout was expected for some time and had been very close to being fully approved in July of this year.  A series of postponements delayed that decision, after which Michael Dell and Silver Lake had an opportunity to sweeten the offer with a final package that pays $13.75 a share and a $0.13 dividend. Though the final vote hasn't been released yet, CNBC says that it's been told that 65 percent of votes were in favor... more »
AppDirect Fuels Growth with Standing Cloud Acquisition, New Funding

AppDirect Fuels Growth with Standing Cloud Acquisition, New Funding

AppDirect is bolstering its service brokerage platform with the acquisition of Standing Cloud, a VC-backed provider of application management software that operates out of Boulder, Colorado. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Standing Cloud offers an application orchestration layer that makes it easier for cloud providers to deploy and deliver software-as-a-service solutions. The startup claims that its offering has been implemented by several big-name technology vendors, including IBM, Amazon, Rackspace and Savvis. AppDirect plans to fuse Standing Cloud’s software into its application marketplace in an effort to gain a technological edge over competitors. The latter firm’s management technology will complement the... more »

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