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So far five platforms - Amazon AWS, Google GCE, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer, and Rackspace - have been named as part of the live competition. The "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" will feature teams representing each platform. Team members may or may not be employees of the companies that r...
“At Cloud Expo in NYC last week I sat in on the Internet of Things power panel and then presented about how to monetize the Internet of Things. The room was packed, standing room only and I stuck around for a full 30 minutes afterwards answering questions before I had to tear myself aw...
Electric Cloud, the leader in software delivery acceleration, will showcase its continuous delivery solution at Automotive World Megatrends on Tuesday, March 18 at the The Henry Fairlane Plaza in Dearborn, Michigan. Electric Cloud's is an essential enabler in accelerating software time...
VoltDB announced that it has closed $8 million in Series B funding. The round was led by a Silicon Valley luminary with participation from two additional independent investors as well as existing stakeholders Sigma Partners and Kepha Partners. This funding represents the first in a suc...
Known for their Internet of Things (IoT); Enterprise Asset Management (EAM); Digital Asset Management (DAM); energy efficient, open platform HMIs; and flexible building control and monitoring solutions, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) introduces their standard and custom offeri...
ION Intelligent Reliability, part of the ION Monitoring Application family, uses real-time sensor data plus archived work orders and maintenance data to show if equipment is operating reliably and under normal operating limits. ION Intelligent Reliability collects and analyzes patterns...
AppDynamics, Inc. (AppDynamics), the next-generation application performance management (APM) solution that simplifies the management of complex applications and infrastructures, today announced that the company's founder and CEO Jyoti Bansal and CFO Walter Berger will be presenting at...
Convincing the astute executive who is cautious in not making an impetuous decision on an APM investment can prove to be challenging. Consider the amount of due diligence that is brought to bear in the decision making process. The wide array of APM technologies that need to be reviewed...
OpTier, the leader in Application Performance Management (APM) and providing end-to-end Big Data Analytics, analyzing billions of transactions and capturing over 250 billion metrics per day, today announced a new APM report based on research conducted by TRAC Research, a market researc...
"As businesses increasingly consider IP address management necessary for effective network management, growing trends such as BYOD and 'The Internet of Things' are making it more complicated by attaching a diverse and unpredictable array of devices to the network. IT Pros now have to m...
DevOps is an exciting and far-reaching shift in IT delivery. The promises are tempting: radically higher productivity, lower cost and more reliable systems. So I guess it’s finally time for your IT organization to get on the development-operations (DevOps) bandwagon, right? Everybody’s...
Configuration tools are starting to get more sophisticated on these virtualized systems doing things like automated os hardening, switch configuration, vlan and port mapping, and high order overlay orchestration. Products like Chef and Puppet both have introduced primitives supporting ...
Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you are probably aware that in May 2011 Google open-sourced the key audio/video components for web browsers, paving the way for the development of rich, high quality, RTC applications in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5. This ...
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Thursday announced the release of the CSA Cloud Control Matrix (CCM) Version 3.0, the most comprehensive update to the industry's gold standard for assessing cloud centric information security risks. The CCM Version 3.0 expands its control domains to a...
Twenty-two years ago today, a Finnish student by the name of Linus Torvalds sent an email that is now one of the iconic communications of the Internet era. In it, he told the comp.os.inix newsgroup – a newsgroup for all those using minix (from mini-Unix), a Unix-like computer operating...
"[F]or me, the Internet is over," wrote a disillusioned, disenchanted, and disappointed Pamela Jones today, in what she maintains will be her last-ever post to Groklaw, the site she founded in 2003. Just over ten years later, in the wake of the NSA scandal and the welter of assorted re...
Oracle and salesforce.com, two rivals that have been personally at each other’s throats from time to time, said Tuesday that they’ve cut a comprehensive nine-year partnership involving all three tiers of cloud computing: applications, platform and infrastructure. Late Monday Oracle a...
The eagle seen flying over San Jose Wednesday was not a good omen for Cisco Systems. That quickly became evident from the way the creature befouled Cisco headquarters and beat its wings so that it sounded like it was humming the tune “Ding, dong, the witch is dead.”
Calxeda, the ARM-making low-power microserver hopeful, has gotten some traction with Fedora, Red Hat’s open source Linux sandbox where technologies pregnant with possibility are developed and tested ostensibly by an army of community volunteers.
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A brand new Red Hat spin-off wants to support servers whether they’re physical or virtual, on-premise or in the cloud. It’s called AnsibleWorks and the open source automation software it’s promoting is called Ansible. The Ansible open source project was run up last year by one of t...
fstab and mtab are two important files found on Linux systems. The fstab file is also sometimes referred to as a file systems table or /etc/fstab. It is meant to list all the available disk partitions and disks. It also includes information about how these disks and partitions are inte...
This whitepaper explores how Red Hat CloudForms meets the challenges that come from letting enterprise customers serve themselves, while maintaining the IT control of workloads and life cycle management. Red Hat CloudForms helps IT organizations better utilize the cloud or virtualizati...
Both OpenStack.org and the OpenStack ecosystem intend to go into orbit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley today, November 5th. Jonathan Bryce, the Executive Director of the newly-formed OpenStack Foundation, and who has spent his entire career building the cloud, is to give the opening keyno...
Ginny Rometty, who took over from Sam Palmisano as president and CEO of IBM back the first of the year, will add the title of chairman when Sam steps down from the board on October 1. He will stick around as senior advisor until he retires on December 1. Palmisano became CEO in 2002...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SUSE, a leading provider of enterprise Linux and cloud-based solutions, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ...
In a world of ever-increasing demand for performance vs cost, the importance of optimizing infrastructure utilization is critical. With today’s easy access to extremely high-performance hardware and the overabundance of management software, it is easy to “over subscribe” either acciden...
With an objective to deliver an end-to-end cloud data security solution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Red Hat customers, Porticor – a company offering cloud data security solutions – recently joined the Red Hat Innovate program. By joining the Red Hat Innovate program, Porticor ...
Morphlabs has launched what it reckons is the first all solid-state drive (SSD) cloud platform. Yes, Amazon’s DynamoDB database uses SSDs, and CloudSigma added SSDs to its public cloud last November but not end-to-end. The Morphlabs entry is based on Dell hardware that’ll be pre-in...
After Facebook's recent shimmy towards an opportunity to promote the adoption of open source hardware techniques, Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) manufacturer Nvidia has reportedly now also signed up to join the Linux Foundation this month.
cVidya’s MoneyMap® Version 6.5 has achieved Oracle Exadata Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). This will significantly assist clients with the extreme performance available only with Oracle Exadata Database Machine. This announcement demonstrates that cVidya has fully te...
Azul Systems is going with the herd, which is congregated down around Linux, commodity x86 hardware, Big Data, the cloud and the cloud’s little friends PaaS and SaaS because that’s where the business is. The latest spin of Azul’s Zing JVM is just for Linux. The company’s not go...
The September 16 deadline for the Call for Papers for the 9th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 7-10, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is fast approaching. As enterprises in ever-increasing numbers start to evaluate cloud computing, many are assessi...
Monitis provides the ability to monitor almost any operation on your server. Using simple Linux tools and scripts you are able to monitor each time a user logs into the server and capture various information, including username, host address and login service. Using pam_script and ba...
Hyper-V, Microsoft's virtualization technology now supports CentOS Linux distribution. That actually means that now you can run CentOS as guest OS under Hyper-V. CentOS is community-supported, mainly free software operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Besides that,...
Centrify Tuesday extended its Active Directory-based cross-platform security and compliance widgetry to the cloud with the release of Express 2011, a major new version of its suite of free solutions. It promises automated security for Linux cloud servers, reporting identity and p...
Hadoop’s prime commercializer, Cloudera, has started pushing its third rev of the popular Big Data open source data management framework inspired by Google’s MapReduce as the competition for such widgetry is heating up. Tested for production use, it’s supposed to have improved perfor...
Wednesday morning I received new photographs of Sofia from the State Department in Washington, DC. Sofia remains in Syria since being abducted in July 2010. The day after my last tweet regarding the lack of any new information about my abducted daughter Sofia since March 4, I received ...
Since her abduction by her mother last summer, my two-year-old US citizen daughter, who is in ailing health, remains in her abducted country of Syria under the immigration status of "Palestinian Immigrant Worker." Sofia needs to appear every three months before Syrian immigration autho...
More than a year ago, Sofia was abducted from her home in Lighthouse Point, Florida, by her Syrian National uncle, who is practicing medicine in the Chicago area. Last March, a Florida judge issued an order to pick Sofia up from the uncle's house in Chicago and return her to her home t...