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Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, has announced the results of a Storage Switzerland lab review that validates Zetta DataProtect as the next generation enterprise-grade server backup solution for small and medium sized enterprises ...
Gridstore, a provider of scale-out NAS storage solutions, has announced that Storage Switzerland has identified Gridstore as an affordable fault tolerant storage solution that can stand up to almost any failure. In a recent Storage Switzerland article and lab-based “stress test,” the l...
The concept of cloud computing is about the ability for organizations to stop solving all IT problems by themselves. It’s certainly about sharing resources, such as storage and compute services, but it really should be more about sharing solutions and pushing risk out of the business. ...
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Schahram Dustdar, Advisory Board member at Pacific Controls, will discuss how smart systems and machine-to-machine communications will evolve in the era of cloud computing and the critical role analytics will play in value creation. ...
Come listen to a distinguished panel of customers share their insights into the “realized value” of cloud solutions. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Jeff Gibson, Lead Partner, Advanced Technology, at SHI Enterprise Solution Services, will lead a discussion on such ...
"As more companies realize the benefits of cloud-based services, the demand for data centers that provide enhanced offerings and greater security has skyrocketed," noted Kip Turco, Windstream Hosted Solutions' senior vice president of data center operations. Windstream Hosted Solutions...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Compuware Corporation,...
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Terry Casey, Chief Strategy Officer at Pacific Controls, will address the opportunities and implications of cloud computing in the connected cities and connected governments sectors including the implications for systems governance a...
Last September, Microsoft released some information about what customers could expect to see in Windows 8, and at the very end of February the Windows 8 beta became available. There’s been some interesting activity on the blogosphere about it (see a good blog from Jason Perlow here). ...
Facebook has countered Yahoo’s patent infringement claims with some patent infringement claims of its own. It’s countersuing the stricken old Internet queen in federal court in Silicon Valley, charging it with infringing 10 of its patents. According to the New York Times it’s enoug...
Moving production applications to the cloud takes heavy lifting. The mismatch between the current set of infrastructure tools and application requirements has been both an impediment to cloud adoption and a call for tools that are application-centric. In their session at the 10th Int...
Ahead of a May 31 trial, HP and Oracle Monday separately asked the court for a summary judgment in its favor to resolve their bruising fight over whether Oracle can legally stop supporting servers based on Intel’s Itanium chip. HP, the biggest of the few Itanium users, claims Oracle ...
Modular Data Protection Services (DPS) Inc., a leader in cloud data protection for the mid-market, today announced availability of its new comprehensive cloud data protection strategy, Modular 360° Partner Program™ for anytime, anywhere recovery-on-demand. Designed to speed deployment ...
Cloud delivered security, often called Security-as-a-Service, has quickly gained popularity over the past couple of years. Parallel with this growth, corporations have continued to do more with less, while addressing the challenge of keeping up with today’s evolving threat landscape. O...
Yahoo said late Sunday that it has named three independent board members in an attempt to foil Third Point, its largest stockholder, from staging a proxy fight at the next stockholders meeting whenever that is. Third Point said it offered “several significant compromises to strike a ...
Amazon Web Services has been quietly reaching out to big business recently looking for business, sources have told us. And in that vein Thursday it agreed to work with open source private cloud peddler Eucalyptus Systems so companies can have an on-premise cloud that nicely migrates wo...
Zumbox, the American digital mail start-up, has changed its overseas strategy. Rather than try to involve the local postal operator – as it has once with New Zealand Post – it’s going to go it alone. It’s starting in Australia where its wholly owned licensing arm, Zumbox Software Inc...
Four-year-old Ctera Networks, which sells a hybrid cloud storage enablement suite to SMBs and enterprise branches, has gotten a third funding round, this one led by the ever chi-chi Venrock with a strategic investment from Cisco and participation by existing backer Benchmark Capital. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Xsigo Systems, Inc., the leader in virtualized data center infrastructure, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Xsigo ...
Opscode, a provider of cloud infrastructure automation, on Monday announced that Ancestry.com, Decide.com, EDO Interactive, LAN Airlines, Marshall University and SolutionSet are among a rapidly growing base of companies using Opscode's Hosted Chef and Private Chef to enable rapid deplo...
First thing Wednesday morning HP confirmed the big news that leaked the day before: it’s moving its printers and PCs together under PC chief Todd Bradley, who will run a new Printing and Personal Systems Group, and losing printer chief Vyomesh Joshi to retirement. It's also pushing i...
Progress Software Corporation made available the latest version of its JDBC drivers, Progress DataDirect Connect for JDBC 5.0. The standards-based, fully interoperable drivers enable organizations to enhance modern data-driven Java applications by expanding their feature set, performan...
If you are in IT, I highly recommend reading this book. There are not too many systems being created today that I would consider more than interfaces to a data structure. Meaning most systems today rely on people to provide the intelligence behind them. The systems themselves are vie...
The last American DRAM maker Micron Technology named Mark Durcan CEO Saturday after long-time incumbent Steven Appleton, 51, was killed Friday morning when the small single-engine Lancair plane he was flying – one of those build-it-yourself kit things – crashed near company headquarter...
NAS devices offer an affordable compromise to investing in more expensive server solutions for small businesses. "Every small business with a network needs a server to share and secure data. NAS devices are an easy solution, but they don't provide the powerful features that would make ...
I have been a fan of the Martin Fowler Signature Series for a long time. This book fit into the series great and filled in a missing link in the series. One of the things I liked seeing was that the author does not think web services are a silver bullet. Right off the bat he warns tha...
IDC has joined Gartner in clipping its projections for global PC growth this year. It figures the number of widgets shipped will only be up 2.8%, down from a previous forecast of 4.2%, citing tablet cannibalization, cautious spending by SMBs and consumers and saturated mature markets...
RPost, the Registered Email outfit, has gone into the cloud business, calling its new widgetry the “new global standard for legal electronic messaging.” The RPost Cloud, for that is its name, is targeted at software applications, service providers, developers, IT departments, ye olde ...
From now through September 30, 2011, developers are invited to build a cool software application, web or mobile service around social, game and/or location-based networks, using InfiniteGraph to traverse the objects and relationships in their data. You could win up to $12,000 worth of ...
DS Data Systems UK Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of KonaKart v5.5.0.0, a Java-based eCommerce shopping cart application that provides an extensive set of features to enable retailers to successfully sell their products over the internet. KonaKart is a Java / JSP / XML based ...
Citrix has bought RingCube Technologies and its user personalization technology for virtual desktops. Price was not disclosed but the six-year-old company has raised about $26 million. RingCube is supposed to eliminate the tradeoff between user personalization and centralized IT mana...
Product Line Engineering Resource Kit is a kit of reusable assets made for use with SPARX EA on Software Product Line projects. I recently decided to update the Product Line Engineering Assets I reuse from project to project. In the past I reused a baseline project that contained a fo...
Almost every business leader will say that people are their most important asset, but few do anything about it. If you are going to take this principle seriously, then human capital planning is crucial. The Human Capital Plan is an important tool that organizations use to drive focused...
As the economic horizon continues to shift and belts tighten, small and medium-sized companies – that typically have between 10 to 500 employees and represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – may wind up being so focused on ...
A robust benefits package can be the difference between a talented superstar choosing to work with you versus a larger, more established competitor. But with the cost of benefits rising each year, providing a benefits package that helps you attract, retain and motivate talented people ...
As an entrepreneur, you did not enter into business to become a human resources manager. You have no interest in contending with payroll twice a month, negotiating benefits for your employees, or worrying about how to comply with a litany of government regulations. You entered into bus...
Entrepreneurial execs know that they need to follow the rules, but they may not realize what decisions may lead to the two vital components that keep HR costs lower: 1. Increasing productivity 2. Minimizing human capital expenses The following white paper will focus on minimizing hu...
Picking through the white noise about outsourcing can be time-consuming and tedious. And while you’re busy doing all that research, your company’s payroll and benefits problems aren’t going anywhere. You need to outsource – but you’re not clear on the alternatives available to you. If ...
Intel is lacing up its jackboots to go Nvidia stomping. Seems we can expect the semiconductor giant to commercialize a better-than-50-core co-processor code named Knights Corner, a descendant of its sorta aborted Larrabee GPU adventure, in 2012-13 to compete against Nvidia’s Tesla GP...
A K Computer built by Fujitsu out of 68,544 eight-core CPUs at a reported cost of $1.25 billion and 9.89 megawatts of power is now the fastest machine in the world according to the Top5000 Supercomputing List. It benchmarks at eight quadrillion (8,000 trillion) calculations a second ...


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