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Hoisting big data to the cloud

The general consensus about big data has been that it’s too expensive to move. But what if you could use remote backup copies in the cloud for analytics, app dev, and other applications? At first glance, big data analytics seems to be the perfect sort of workload for the public cloud. Particularly for batch jobs, the hyper scalable infrastructure of the cloud is ideal — pay for the powerful server clusters you need while crunching

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Cisco boosts cloud software, lines up ISVs to write Internet of Everything services

Cisco added security, management, and hypervisors to its Intercloud Fabric, and signed 35 software developers to create services Cisco this week enhanced its cloud software and lined up a roster of ISVs to create services for the company’s Internet of Everything initiative. Cisco added security, management, and support for more hypervisors to its Intercloud Fabric software, an application that connects private, public, and hybrid clouds together for workload mobility. Cisco also enlisted 35 software developers

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VMware Stakes Claim to New Position in IDC Marketscape for Client Computing Software

Today the IDC MarketScape report “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2015 Vendor Assessment” (doc #256606, June 2015), was published and named VMware as a leader. At VMware, we are extremely proud of these results. Over the past 18 months we have aggressively invested in new and innovative technology and worked to build the strongest EUC team in the market. This report speaks volumes about what our team’s solid vision and determination to exceed

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IBM puts software and cloud at the center of storage

The IBM Spectrum Storage strategy embraces multiple vendors and clouds The future of storage may not be in storage itself, but in the intelligence to manage it. Major storage vendors and startups alike are now pushing software-defined systems spanning anything from a set of arrays to a whole enterprise. On Tuesday, IBM placed a big bet on this trend, announcing the first product in a portfolio called IBM Spectrum Storage and saying it will invest

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First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

With welcome improvements to key features, as well as the bundling of backup and recovery, the leading virtualization platform doesn’t disappoint In the not so distant past, VMware held a long and commanding lead in the server virtualization space, offering core features that were simply unmatched by the competition. In the past few years, however, competition in virtualization has been fierce, the competitors have drawn near, and VMware has been left with fewer ways to

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Don’t Be Scared, It’s Just The Cloud

There is no question that the use of cloud-based resources affects IT organizations. But how much should your IT organization change to best leverage cloud computing? I hear that question a lot, and it’s often grounded not so much in process concerns but fear of job loss or devaluation of individuals’ current skills or roles. Such fears are most acute among those who have resisted the cloud for years; they see the writing on the

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