Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Review: VMware VSAN turns storage inside-out

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Review: VMware VSAN turns storage inside-out
Convergence of compute and storage is all the rage in the virtualization market these days. You see it in Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces. You see it in third-party platforms such as Nutanix. And you see it in VMware's vSphere flagship with the addition of Virtual SAN, a new capability built into the ESXi hypervisor that turns the direct-attached storage in vSphere cluster nodes into highly available, high-performance shared storage. Read More


WHITE PAPER: Skyhigh Networks

Checklist for Selecting Enterprise-Ready Cloud Applications
To minimize risk, organizations must employ a methodology to identify and select enterprise-ready cloud services. This 21 step checklist includes the five categories of attribute to evaluate and an audit framework from the Cloud Security Alliance View Now>>

WHITE PAPER: Equinix

How Network Connections Drive Web Application Performance
Users around the globe, on all sorts of devices, expect Web applications to function as seamlessly as desktop applications. This paper discusses the challenges and solutions for effectively delivering applications in today's global marketplace. View now

Tech CEOs' first jobs: Licorice maker, housekeeper, scuba diver and more
Before their corporate jobs, many tech CEOs got their hands dirty, scrubbing oils stains off asphalt, cleaning bathrooms, and shoveling monkey cages. Here are their stories. Read More

Microsoft jumps into NoSQL market with new Azure data store
Microsoft Azure DocumentDB offers NoSQL data storage as a service on Azure. Read More

Citrix software aims to solve storage/virtual desktop performance problem
Citrix has updated its virtual desktop and appliance software with a goal of alleviating one of the biggest problems that come with a VDI deployment: Storage. Read More


WHITE PAPER: Alert Logic

State of Cloud Security Report
In a relatively short time, cloud computing, specifically Infrastructure-as a-Service, has shifted from a new but unproven approach to an accepted, even inevitable, model. Driven by flexibility and efficiency, the question facing most organizations is which applications and workloads to move to the cloud and when. Learn More

Hot products at VMworld 2014
See what's new at this year's VMworld conference. Read More

Should companies practice data retention or data destruction?
Many businesses spend a lot of time thinking about how to retain and store data, but there's another idea: Think about how to destroy your data. Read More

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots
Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing. Read More


WHITE PAPER: Red Hat

Administrators Need Agile Platform for New Era of Storage
Read this whitepaper and learn how administrators are keeping up by guiding their enterprises toward new, software-defined storage platforms that simplify and unify storage capacity across the enterprise and into the cloud. Read Now

Storage vendor sends "hangover" kit, expects VMWorld to be one big party
Storage vendor X-IO is either looking to butter up journalists covering VMWorld, or they expect the conference to just be one big party. Or maybe a little bit of both. Read More

Data centers are the new polluters
U.S. data centers are using more electricity than they need. Read More

How to set up Raspberry Pi, the little computer you can cook into DIY tech projects
You don't need an electrical engineering degree to build a robot army. With the $35 Raspberry Pi B+, you can create robots and connected devices on the cheap, with little more than an Internet connection and a bunch of spare time. Read More


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