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One of the most powerful aspects of the Internet of Things is the process of synthesis it achieves; it provides a mental model for people to associate and relate a number of different technologies under one umbrella concept and trend. Therefore one early quick win is a simple taxonomy...
OpenStack. OpenDaylight. SDN. Cloud. It's all about abstraction, about APIs and "software-defined" (which really means software-controlled, but this is neither the time or place to get into that debate). It's about jailbreaking the network. Enabling access to features and functionalit...
On April 2, the IT industry was rocked when it was announced that over 60 percent of the Internet — even secure SSL connections — were vulnerable to attack due to a new weakness codenamed Heartbleed. The weakness lives in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library, which en...
Not too long ago, it took even the most successful entrepreneurs several centuries or at least decades to reach a valuation of a billion and thus become a member of the exclusive Billionaire Boys Club*. Families like the Rothschilds, the Waltons or the Brenninkmeijers have indeed built...
Pluribus Networks Joins Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner NetworkRED HAT SUMMIT, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF - April 14, 2014 - Pluribus Networks, the company that brings together compute, network, storage, and virtualization into a single platform, announced today its first cert...
Despite claims that there exists (or will, look out!) a mythical "god box" for the enterprise data center, capable of performing every data center function imaginable, it remains, well, mythical. Efforts to effectively secure the data center and the applications it delivers therefore r...
What is the “3rd Platform” of IT? It comprises of the cloud, mobile, social, and big data products. According to IDC, “3rd Platform technologies and solutions will drive 29 percent of 2014 IT spending and 89 percent of all IT spending growth”. Much of that growth will come from the “ca...
We love analogies. No matter what the topic, analogies are a great way to explain something in a different context to make a specific point with a frame of reference that may be more familiar to those we are making a point to. There is one that seems to come back over and over again in...
There is probably never going to be a perfect balance in the industry between Do-it-yourself (DIY) and Do-it-for-you (DIFY) networking. It seems exceedingly unlikely that there is a one-size-fits-all type of solution out there. And so we will invariably end up with a bifurcated market ...
There’s a new craze occurring in homes, highways, workplaces and everywhere imaginable – the Internet of Things or as I like to call it, The Internet of Nouns. Sensors, thermostats, kitchen appliances, toilets and almost every person, place or thing will have a chip capable of connecti...
The industry often talks about how the data center perimeter is expanding,necessarily, due to technological shifts such as cloud and mobility and BYOD. But that isn't really the case. If you look closely, you'll see that the perimeter is actually shrinking, getting tighter and tighter...
Best in class Wireless-AC router now available for purchase with even more features and OpenWrt supportRushden, UK - April 10, 2014 - Linksys® today announced that it has started shipping the new WRT1900AC to arrive in e-tail and retail stores in the UK from 21st April, 2014. The ...
Kansas City, KS, April 10, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Advanced Clustering Technologies announces the release of its latest case study, done with the cooperation of Auto Research Center, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN. Auto Research Center looks for ways to stretch fuel efficiencie...
Auto-scaling "Elastic Containers" elastically expand and contract as needed, enabling typical cloud users to cut their bill in half by only paying for the capacity they actually useLondon, 9th April 2014: Cloud server provider, ElasticHosts, today announced the launch of its new Elasti...
As the fourth installment of HBO’s ever popular hit series, Game of Thrones, premiered this past Saturday, millions of viewers were frustrated to find out HBO Go crashed due to overwhelming demand. A discouraging sign for fans who wanted to watch the highly-anticipated premiere. TechC...
Nick Lippis, who writes the eponymously named Lippis Report, had a fascinating report on the differences between enterprise and service provider environments with respect to network virtualization. He observes, through a survey of the ONUG (Open Networking User Group) membership, t...
The goal of any DevOps solution is to optimize multiple processes in an organization. And success does not necessarily require that in executing the strategy everything needs to be automated to produce an effective plan. Yet, it is important that processes are put in place to handle a ...
In any space, there is a very small vocal minority. Most people lack the time, interest, or even confidence to say what they think in public. So we are left with a vocal few who drive the conversation. In networking, the vocal minority consists mainly of the vanguards for change. For t...
The combination of cloud computing and big data is a match made in heaven. Big data requires a flexible compute environment, which can scale quickly and automatically to support massive amounts of data. Infrastructure clouds provide exactly that. But whenever cloud computing is discuss...
The CEOs of leading companies are already striving to create an agile business model -- one that responds quickly to competitive pressures and shifting market demands. Commercial agility often requires a corresponding accelerated business technology deployment. Meaning, the IT requirem...
Smaller footprint, faster to deploy, quicker to boot and easier to manage, says IT managerReading, UK. 7 April 2014 - Cwm Taf University Health Board has deployed 2,500 IGEL thin clients across its hospitals, clinics, GP surgeries and administration offices radically saving management ...
HTML5, the latest version of the HTML language, built using web-standard HTML, CSS and JavaScript, is currently supported on the three biggest leading platforms — iOS, Android and RIM as well as mobile operating systems such as Ubuntu, Firefox OS and Tizen, HTML5 is a developer’s...
I am the CEO and founder of GovCloud Network, LLC. In a consultative role, I help companies develop and execute targeted media strategies via social media channels to over 1.5 million professionals across 20 industry verticals. With a specialty in cloud computing, we and our partners a...
In the cloud lock-in is often a greater concern than lock-out*, but both should be top of mind for organizations looking to deploy cloud seriously, or better said, for organizations that want to deploy cloud for serious business. Lock-in is the phenomenon that it is often difficult ...
You've all heard the news, right? Load balancers are dead. But that doesn't mean load balancing is dead and, in fact, it's a pretty critical piece of today's emerging technologies. That's because when you look out at what's going on and what's growing like weeds in a Midwest corn fiel...
When large enterprises move to a public infrastructure cloud (such as Amazon Web Services or others), it is a gradual, and often times, carefully measured process. Large enterprises strive for 100 percent certainty that the migration process will not impact the business; therefore, the...
Ubuntu One Cloud services from Canonical will be shutting down in June 2014. The popular cloud storage service which had a user base of one million back in July 2011 will be discontinued from 1st of June 2014, Canonical has confirmed. Users will be able to download their files until 31...
​I recently asked a group of people a question that I thought would raise quite the debate, but it surprisingly (to me) failed to do so. I asked, “Have mobile apps been more influential to enterprise software, or is it the other way around?” I’d love to say that it was only a slight m...
Reading, UK, April 3, 2014 - Customers looking to migrate away from the discontinued Sun Ray Software and Sun Ray Clients can continue to integrate new clients into their existing VDI environment thanks to a solution from IGEL. By using the option to set up a custom partition, availabl...
London, United Kingdom, April 03, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Storage Made Easy today announced an add-on connector to its unified file sharing and file Discovery platform that enables the indexing and deep searching of documents whether they are stored behind the corporate firewall or on a pub...
While technology changes on a regular basis, IT teams have had a standard approach to administration. In recent years, however, there has been a drastic shift in data center administration. One of the biggest shifts is the adoption of private and public clouds. In part one of this seri...
New FlexNet Producer Suite release simplifies subscription, cloud- and usage-based licensing while eliminating the risk of revenue leakage from non-compliant use in virtualised environmentsMaidenhead, UK - April 2, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Mana...
GoundWork LogHub Beta 1 Features Integration with Open Source Elasticsearch ELK StackSAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 2, 2014 - GroundWork, Inc. (www.gwos.com), the leading Unified Monitoring solution for IT operations management and cloud monitoring, today announced the first beta program fo...
GoundWork LogHub Beta 1 integriert Open Source Elasticsearch ELK Stack und schließt damit Monitoring-LückeSAN FRANCISCO - 02. April, 2014 - GroundWork, Inc. (www.gwos.de), führender Anbieter von Unified-Monitoring-Lösungen für IT Operations Management und Cloud...
What role does the concept of a “network fabric” play in the march towards commoditization of networking?  Well, let’s discuss! The Whole Shebang There can be no doubt that an organization’s relationship to networking is to the aggregate thing they call “t...
New OneConnect OCm14000-OCP Adapters Maximise Application Performance with RDMA, Support Overlay Networks for the Cloud and Enable SDN with Open Programmable APIs INTEROP, LAS VEGAS and COSTA MESA, Calif, 1 April 2014 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, m...
The term "service chaining" hasn't quite yet made it into the mainstream IT vernacular. It's currently viewed as a technical mechanism for directing packets, flows or messages (depending on where you sit in the network stack) around the network. Service chaining is the answer to "how ...
Hopefully you never forgot Group Policy! Whenever the topic of working with desktops in business is brought up, IT Pro’s always want to manage and maintain those desktops. For me the first thing that always come to mind is Group Policy and hopefully does for you as well. Group Pol...
Nice, France, March 31, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Andéor, SAS announces the immediate availability of CaniVIZ 3D Pro 1.1.10, a CAD file viewer with many new CAD file formats, in the Mac Apple Store and the CaniVIZ Store. CaniVIZ is a powerful 3D viewer that is able to display million o...
"In Greek mythology, Atlas (/ˈætləs/; Ancient Greek: Ἄτλας) was the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere. He is also the titan of astronomy and navigation." (Wikipedia, Atlas) How apropos, then, that DNS should be much like the Atlas of the Internet, responsible for guidin...