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We’re excited to announce three important changes to our TraceView pricing and product today. First, and most importantly, we are launching a free tier! Project includes all the data we collect on requests, hosts, service calls, JVMs and everything else, and we’re giving it away, free...
Relational databases are notoriously ornery and resistant to being distributed across the cloud and the global cloud’s multiple data centers, multiple regions in multiple countries stocked by multiple service providers – and that includes that popular favorite MySQL, used by some of th...
What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Which cloud model is right for your company? How can y...
For readers not yet familiar with the acronym SMAC, it represents social, mobile, analytics and cloud. In this short video, Google demonstrates, through Google Enterprise, how companies can implement a SMAC strategy to improve the following: Improve meetings and collaboration Work b...
Windows Azure got into the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) business Tuesday when a hungry Microsoft took on Amazon Web Services, vowing to match its pricing on “commodity services” such as compute, storage and bandwidth despite Amazon’s habitual price cutting. To start, Microsoft ...
Google has finally submitted a formal concession offer to the European Commission, which is now going to test-market them with complainants and competitors such as Microsoft. Google could emerge from the two-year antitrust investigation of its search practices without paying a fine. ...
Agile is not easy and implementing Domain-Driven Design (DDD) is not easy. I think my favorite part of the book is that the author realizes that, and also has a realistic perspective on what it takes to successfully use agile processes and DDD. The book starts out with a really nice o...
SugarCRM is launching a turnkey Private Cloud, a dedicated SugarCRM-managed private instance of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications using Amazon for its cloud. It claims “exceptional” service levels of between 99.5% and 99.95%. It’ll be available in the US, Irela...
NETWAYS GmbH has just announced its partnership with C12G Labs to provide services, consulting, and private- and hybrid-cloud-services based on OpenNebula. NETWAYS has been an active promoter of OpenNebula and a collaborator of C12G Labs since 2011 when they organized the first OpenNeb...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom, a carrier-neutral telecom hotel, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located i...
Amazon has cut the prices on its S3 cloud storage. Presumably it’s seeing the competition bearing down on it in the rear-view mirror. Anyway, it says that it’s reducing S3 request prices in all nine of its regions. It’s lowering the prices for GET requests by 60% and the prices for...
With the evolution of the Internet, organizations found new avenues to reach consumers in the virtual world. With the ubiquitous reach of cloud technologies, not only has rich media reached consumers in every corner of the globe, the very focus of marketing is shifting from product-cen...
TechCrunch noticed a want ad indicating that Amazon Web Services aims to apply its model to mobile to get deeper into enterprise by creating “what looks to be a whole new arm of its cloud division.” The ad plainly says that “The Amazon Web Services (AWS) team is launching a new busin...
For its latest trick Amazon Web Services has launched CloudHSM so users – pointedly the enterprise – can up their data security and meet compliance requirements by using dedicated, tamper-resistant Hardware Security Module (HSM) appliances within the AWS cloud. The widgetry actually ...
Compuware has entered into an agreement with Amdocs, a provider of customer experience systems and services, to be a supplier of application performance management (APM) for its production environments. Compuware APM – dynaTrace – will be one of Amdocs’ preferred production monitorin...
Blender is a beast. At least to a guy like me that is usual in code and not in user interface tools. Sure I use Xcode, Eclipse, and Visual Studio but they just give me a place to code. I have used Photoshop, GIMP, and Expression Studio which make you depend on the tools available but B...
No sooner had Google CEO Larry Page said that Android chief Andy Rubin would stop running the unit he created and that Android would be joined to the Chrome operation under Chrome boss Sundar Pichai than the company quietly said it’s breaking up its maps and commerce unit and that its ...
Speculation is back in circulation that Apple – enflamed by Samsung’s “slavish copying,” the ensuring worldwide patent litigation and Samsung’s increasing dominance in smartphones and tablets – is weaning itself off its component dependency on Samsung and moving its A7 chip production ...
On Wednesday Dell joined the Object Management Group – an international open standards organization that’s always been a little bit over its head – and proposed an SDN standardization working committee that it will chair within the OMG technology working groups. The companies that ar...
Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on its web site Tuesday that it’s decided to open a criminal investigation into the allegations made by Hewlett-Packard about the circumstances surrounding the sale of Autonomy to HP in 2011. But first it’s got to figure out if it’s in conflict...
Reports have resurfaced of Google starting a same-day delivery service in San Francisco called Google Shopping Express for local shops to rival Amazon’s ambitions for its Prime business. Couriers will evidently pick up the parcels. TechCrunch claims the service will cost somewhere ...
Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain have hired criminal defense attorneys. Bloomberg said Lynch is using Reid Weingarten and Hussain has retained John Keker. HP said in December that the Justice Department is investigating its claims of being roo...
I have had the opportunity to lead dozens of software development projects which I love doing. I have also had the opportunity to watch dozens of software development project from the sidelines, while working on my own project, or in place as a consultant to accomplish something other ...
Israeli-based Newvem, a start-up cloud operation analytics service, can do triage, so to speak, on anybody’s Amazon installation, pinpointing where the user or corporation of any size may be losing money by using the widgetry incorrectly or over-provisioning with resources that are too...
Amazon Web Services has launched AWS OpsWorks to help developers manage the complete application lifecycle. The move recognizes that more and more applications are running in the cloud and that developers have been using third-party tools – perhaps at the expense of flexibility, cont...
More. Better. Faster. Those are common themes development teams hear on a daily basis. In the rush to get new products out to market quickly, companies expose themselves to the risk of software failure. Java developers often turn to open source solutions to help protect themselves from...
Well it seems that because PCs are dying and servers aren’t growing much, Intel or, in this case, Intel Media is going into the television business, acing out Apple, which may have walked away because of licensing issues or even bandwidth despite what Steve Jobs told his biographer bef...
Remember back almost two years ago now when Oracle said it wasn’t going to write software anymore for the Itanium chip that HP depended on for its high-end, high-margin Integrity and Superdome servers with their lucrative service contracts because the Itanium chip was secretly nearing ...
Amazon Web Services is now hawking Amazon Elastic Transcoder, described as a highly scalable service for transcoding video files between different digital media formats that’s supposed to save users a lot of time and money by eliminating complexity. Amazon said customers can use the ...
Hard drive giant Seagate Technology is investing $40 million in solid-state newcomer Virident. It’s part of a strategic deal that will immediately have Seagate selling Virident’s flash-based PCIe storage products to its OEMs and distribution network under its own brand. Seagate, wh...
Apple Tuesday announced a fourth-generation iPad with 128GB of memory to grace the top of the existing line currently available with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Obviously it’s for people who need to carry around a lot of data. It will sell starting Tuesday February 5 in black or white for...
We are in the midst of an API revolution. Countless major enterprises are opening up access to their core information systems, allowing innovative third-party developers to build new business opportunities through collaboration and community. However, this remarkable movement puts pres...
Calxeda, the Texas start-up with the ARM-based servers, joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) this week, contributing Project Knockout to the cause’s Open Vault dumb storage scheme. A spec enhancement to the SAS expander slot on the Open Vault spec, Project Knockout injects compute i...
If you are looking to get into .NET development, this book is a great place to start. This book will teach you all you need to know about C# development. It will provide C# beginners with a complete foundation on which to build other .NET skills like WPF, Windows 8 App Store, XAML, ASP...
Remember Microsoft’s Surface? Well, Lenovo’s got this thing called the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC that it’s touting as the first “interpersonal computer.” It’s a Window 8 dingus with a 27-inch screen that can be laid down or stood up so four people can use it all at once as though it ...
Amazon Web Service has fielded what it calls High Storage instances, a new EC2 instance family for applications requiring fast access to large amounts of data. These new instances are currently available as a single instance type, Eight Extra Large (hs1.8xlarge) and provide customers...
Just as "one does not simply walk into Mordor," one does not simply walk into an Enterprise Marketing Center of Excellence (MCOE). This article discusses the stages and process for evolving a MCOE. There are useful transitional stages to evolve a MCOE. These involve identifying Key Ar...
“There’s been a lot of talk about cloud in Europe and that means there’s a lot of demand for cloud and also for data center space,” explained Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Manager Cloud Segment at Interxion, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the...
Hewlett-Packard, which is desperately seeking ways to get its boat off the sandbar, told the SEC last week in its annual 10-K that “we continue to evaluate the potential disposition of assets and businesses that may no longer help us meet our objectives.” Bloomberg, which worked over...
Highlighting Mobile Carriers and LTE, Vitesse offers top five industry predictions for 2013. Vitesse’s Chief Technology Officer Martin Nuss and Director of Product Marketing Uday Mudoi shared their thoughts on what will be big in the coming year: Carrier LTE deployments will double to...


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