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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

EMC Looks to Cloud Computing and Virtualization

"We did not invent the cloud," said EMC Chairman and Chief Executive Joe Tucci Tuesday, "but we definitely have recognized the opportunity early." Tucci was speaking at an analyst event at which he stated that EMC expects its revenue to grow by 65% over the next four years on the back of virtualization and cloud computing initiatives. Tucci was adamant, according to the Wall St. Journal report of the meeting, that these two technologies are destined to prevail throughout the IT world. "No segment of the industry," he declared, "will be immune to this disruption." EMC is one of the many distinguished Exhibitors at 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Last month, the Journal reminded us, EMC reported all-time record quarterly and full-year revenue and profits, aided by its majority owners... (more)

V Is for Venture and for Virtualization

When back in 2005 we asked our globe-girdling network of industry executives, enterprise architects, software engineers, technology evangelists, analysts, and VCs to pinpoint what they thought the Next Big Thing would be, only one respondent singled out Virtualization and that was software industry legend Mitchell Kertzman, of San Francisco-based VC firm Hummer Winblad. Here is what Kertzman, now managing director Hummer Winblad Venture Partners but still famous for having been the founder and CEO of Powersoft (which merged with Sybase in February 1995), predicted: "There will be more and more software products built not on traditional hardware/software platforms, but on virtualized platforms." Since then, of course, research firm IDC has stated that spending on virtualization software and services is expected to exceed $15 billion worldwide by 2011 - up from $6.5 b... (more)

VMware's free Infrastructure Toolkit helps admins with scripting

VMware is leveraging Microsoft's PowerShell to give its virtual infrastructure administrators the ability to easily script repetitive management tasks. READ MORE ... (more)

University virtualizes massive exchange environment with VMware!

Alex reporting: Gone are the days when VMware virtualization was a pure consolidation play. Increasingly, IT managers bitten by the virtualization bug now host their most performance-intensive applications on ESX, arguing that the improved availability and manageability justify the cost and performance overhead of a VMware license. Last year, U.K.-based University of Plymouth upgraded its 56,000-seat Microsoft Exchange environment from Exchange 2003 on physical boxes to Exchange 2007 on VMware ESX. According to Adrian James, the infrastructure and operations manager at the university, the project was a wash financially. "We probably spent about the same as we would have if we had deployed on physical boxes, but we have a much better service in terms of the functionality we have," he said. Upgrading Exchange was part of a larger infrastructure overhaul that implemente... (more)

Cloud Optimized Storage Solutions (COSS) Explored

Dave Graham's Blog In part one of this series, we discussed the nature of content within the cloud. After determining the nature of the content being stored, it is important to understand how this unstructured and structured content will be stored. The mechanism for storage has significant impact on a provider’s Service Level Agreement (SLA) to the end user and can also promote the concept of tiered storage within the cloud as well. To evaluate this storage mechanism, you need to pull apart the storage path to determine what influences it has on the content being stored.  Technologies such as encryption, de-duplication, compression, object-model storage (a la XAM), and even the underlying file system can have a large part in storage and the subsequent retrieval. COSS Part 2: How is Content being Stored?   Filesystems One of the first paths to evaluate is the role ... (more)

EMC Corporation to Exhibit at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. For more information, visit http://www.emc.com. A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates! Cloud Expo 2011 New York, June 6-9, held at the Javits Center in New York City, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry pl... (more)

Cloud Sherpas Announces Platinum Sponsorship of Salesforce.com at CeBIT in Sydney

Salesforce.com at CeBIT invites attendees to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways with social and mobile cloud technologies  Sydney, Australia, May 27, 2013 – Cloud Sherpas (www.cloudsherpas.com) today announced it will be a Platinum sponsor at the Salesforce.com at CeBIT event in Sydney, Australia. Cloud Sherpas is a leading cloud services brokerage. With experience managing CRM strategy, deployment and implementation for some of the largest companies across the globe, Cloud Sherpas has helped thousands of organisations adopt, manage and enhance cloud technologies. The event will be held 28th to 30th May 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Entertainment Center in Sydney, Australia.  Cloud Sherpas will be at booth CE02 in the Salesforce.com Cloud Expo. “Cloud Sherpas is thrilled to be a Platinum sponsor of Salesforce.com at CeBIT in Sy... (more)

M2M News Weekly – Week of March 9, 2014

Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Juniper Research has forecast M2M service revenues will reach $20 billion globally in 2015, as players across the M2M industry focus on simplifying the process of rolling out M2M for the ... (more)

How to Ease API Testing Constraints | @DevOpsSummit [#API #DevOps]

Ensuring API integrity is difficult in today's complex application cloud, on-premises and hybrid environment scenarios. In this interview with TechTarget, Parasoft solution architect manager Spencer Debrosse shares his experiences about the top API testing issues that organizations encounter and how automation and a DevOps team approach can address them. The following is an excerpt from that interview... What makes testing APIs challenging? When you're building an application, you're not just using your own APIs or your own internal applications. Instead, you have to rely on a wide variety of endpoints and APIs and databases. We see lots of industry-specific, third-party API integration. For example, in the hospitality and airline industry, Sabre is common; in retail, credit card/address API verification is common. If I integrate with Facebook or integrate with other... (more)

DataCore Software Partner J4 Systems' SANmelody Sales Hit High Notes in First Half of 2008; Customers Embrace Virtualization Using DataCore, Citrix and VMware

DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization software, today announced that sales from partner J4 Systems, a thriving value-added reseller (VAR) based in Rocklin, California, have sizzled throughout the first half of 2008. J4 Systems, a DataCore Authorized Business Partner, has added numerous customers to the ranks of DataCore users, including Ahtna Government Services, American Building Supply, Citizens Bank of Northern California, City of Elk Grove, Composite Engineering, Corn Products International, County Medical Services, Hobsons US, Schuering Zimmerman Scully Tweedy & Doyle, and Stockton East Water District, among others. “Our company has experienced very unpredictable and rapid growth over the past five years,” Chris Whitaker, IT Manager, Ahtna Government Services. “The installation of SANmelody, combined with our virtual server environm... (more)

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Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
On-premise or off, you have powerful tools available to maximize the value of your infrastructure and you demand more visibility and operational control. Fortunately, data center management tools keep a vigil on memory contestation, power, thermal consumption, server health, and utilization, allowing better control no matter your cloud's shape. In this session, learn how Intel software tools enable real-time monitoring and precise management to lower operational costs and optimize infrastructure for today even as you're forecasting for tomorrow.
"Calligo is a cloud service provider with data privacy at the heart of what we do. We are a typical Infrastructure as a Service cloud provider but it's been designed around data privacy," explained Julian Box, CEO and co-founder of Calligo, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simplicity and reach of the open web. With staff in 10 timezones, Isomorphic provides a global network of services related to our technology, with offerings ranging from turnkey application development to SLA-backed enterprise support. Leading global enterprises use Isomorphic technology to reduce costs and improve productivity, developing & deploying sophisticated business applications with unprecedented ease and simplicity.
While a hybrid cloud can ease that transition, designing and deploy that hybrid cloud still offers challenges for organizations concerned about lack of available cloud skillsets within their organization. Managed service providers offer a unique opportunity to fill those gaps and get organizations of all sizes on a hybrid cloud that meets their comfort level, while delivering enhanced benefits for cost, efficiency, agility, mobility, and elasticity.