Archive for: July 2015

Everything you know about OpenStack is wrong – The Register

When someone talks about “the future of IT infrastructure delivery” the scope of topic is so broad that there’s a really good chance they’re working with an Etch-a-Sketch that lacks some of the knobs. IT isn’t homogeneous. What works for enterprises doesn’t work for the SMB. What works for the SMB doesn’t work for service providers. But here’s the crux of it…OpenStack is different. OpenStack isn’t a piece of software. It’s eleventy squillion. It’s not a piece of hardware; it’s thousands.

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Do we have an education system suitable for the 21st century?

Andrew Graley, director of Healthcare, Government and Education, EMEA at Polycom, discusses collaboration in the classroom and providing a suitable platform for learning. In a post-modern age of ubiquitous all-day high speed connectivity, students are finding their own ways to make use of the tools they have access to in order to learn. They are regularly adapting platforms intended for social interaction such as Twitter, Facebook and Skype, and turning them into make-do collaboration tools.

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VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability

From the early days of VMware, it became clear that dealing with storage in efficient and scalable ways were key requirements for the success of virtualization in enterprise environments. Indeed, the storage stack of ESXi, including VMFS, played a key role in the proliferation of virtualization in data centers, where data is stored and managed by high-end disk arrays.

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Data Migration Series Part I: Why Dell Made the Jump to Statistica

The term “analytics platform migration” can elicit the same reaction as “root canal” or “Can you take me to the airport?” It is—for most companies—necessary at some point, but not particularly pleasant. In the coming weeks, we’ll share our own Dell-on-Dell story of migrating from one analytics platform, SAS, to the platform we purchased, Statistica.

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NEC Display Solutions Adds 55-Inch Display with Ultra-Narrow Bezel to Video Wall Portfolio

Forward-looking organizations continue to deploy video walls for strategic business advantage. According to market research firm DisplaySearch, the global large-screen display market is expected to grow 27 percent this year to more than 3-million units shipped, and video walls are contributing to that expansion.

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“Technical Issue” Halts Trading on NYSE

Operators of the New York Stock Exchange have suspended trading Wednesday morning because of an unspecified technical issue. NYSE, owned by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), said the outage was not caused by a cyber attack. The company has not provided any details about the issue, saying on Twitter it was “doing our outmost to produce a swift resolution and will be providing further updates as soon as we can.” It suspended trading across all symbols at 11:32 am ET.

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Enterprise Data Center Investment Expected to Grow

Despite the popular belief that cloud services are well on their way to replacing enterprise data centers, most mid-size and large businesses are planning to increase spending on their mission-critical facilities in the near future. That’s according to a recent report by 451 Research, which said nearly 90 percent of data center operators surveyed in North America and Europe had plans to increase data center facility spending.

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CyrusOne Says DCIM Software Data Not Open Enough

An enterprise data center and a colocation data center have different Data Center Infrastructure Management needs. Colocation houses many different types and sizes of customers, while an enterprise data center houses one. These needs are different enough that many DCIM software providers have released colocation-specific offerings. Colocation is a large potential market opportunity for them, as more businesses become comfortable with outsourcing, and they don’t want to miss out.

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