Tuesday, February 03, 2015

5 affordable hardware upgrades for a more efficient new year

  Google gives VMware huge public cloud boost | Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

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5 affordable hardware upgrades for a more efficient new year
Jazz up your system's storage, memory, networking and display without breaking the bank with CIO.com's desktop PC upgrade guide. Read More

Make Your Data Center as Cost Effective as AWS
The average datacenter is 50% more costly than Amazon Web Services. As cloud economics threaten the viability of on premise data centers, the survival of IT organizations rests solely in the ability to maximize the returns of existing infrastructure. Learn More

Cloud: Delivering Performance in Shared Environments
This whitepaper explores how service providers use VMTurbo to provide consistent performance across all workloads, as well as the three roles a responsible managed service provider (MSP) takes in order to accomplish that directive. Learn More

Google gives VMware huge public cloud boost
VMware announced a partnership with Google Thursday that could go a long way toward making VMware more competitive in the public cloud market.By enabling its vCloud Air public cloud service to work with Google's massive public cloud platform, VMware will expose its customers to Google services such as object storage, BigQuery, Cloud Datastore database and DNS platform. Google services will be integrated with vCA by mid-year, the companies said.+ MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: WorkMail: Amazon's answer to Microsoft and Google's enterprise mail +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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VMware Software-Defined Storage and Virtual SAN
VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is simple to deploy, it offers elastic scalability and high performance, and lowers the storage TCO by 50%. Watch this short video to learn more. Learn More

Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold
Data management specialist Quantum wants to make it easier for enterprises to combine two of the major trends in storage: virtualization and public clouds.Over the coming months, the company plans to launch cloud services that will extend its StorNext 5 data management platform so customers can take advantage of public-cloud storage without changing their hardware or software.Though based on Amazon Web Services, Quantum's Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault will be managed by Quantum and will use the company's own automated, policy-based system for moving data across tiers of storage. As with StorNext systems within an enterprise, the cloud services will fall under a single namespace so applications can continue to find necessary files wherever they may be, the company says.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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XtremIO – Make an Informed Flash Decision
What does better storage mean for your business? How do you hope to improve your storage efficiency? What form do you expect IT innovation to take in your organization? Learn More

8 Cisco partners you probably don't know, but should
Last week, Cisco held its European edition of its user conference, Cisco Live, in Milan, Italy. The Live conference is a great place for Cisco customers to learn about the latest and greatest Cisco technology. However, the show also provides a venue for Cisco's technology partners to strut their own stuff on the "World of Solutions" show floor. This year's conference was the first European event to have a dedicated DevNet Zone for developer partners to showcase their solutions as well.Cisco's partner community is very large and includes a bunch of tech vendors that everyone knows, including EMC, F5, and Network Appliance. However, the show also includes a number of smaller vendors that many may not have heard of. Also, being a European-based event, the show was home to a number of companies that don't cross the radar of U.S.-based businesses. I spent a good amount of time on the show floor, and below are eight companies I felt that Cisco customers should know about but probably do not.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Review: IBM Bluemix bulks up Cloud Foundry
IBM's full-featured PaaS wows with Watson and an amazing array of services, but many are not yet ready for prime time Read More


HP Smart Install stumped, no longer installing
  A longtime Buzzblog reader, who prefers to remain anonymous, sent me this in an email a few days ago:"I just opened an HP LaserJet M401dne.  It came with a note stating that Smart Install was disabled, and pointed me to www.hp.com/go/SmartInstall."The bad news, delivered in 30 different languages, was the "top sheet (of paper) as I found it out of the box," says this IT manager.At the HP link we are told: Smart Install is a technology developed by HP that was designed to simplify printer software installation. Due to the difficulty in upgrading the Smart Install software files on the printer, HP has disabled the Smart Install option and recommends downloading and installing the software from HP's support Web site for the most current software for your printer.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



Windows 10: Inside Microsoft's latest Technical Preview

The latest version, Build 9926, does not include some of the things that Microsoft showed off on Jan. 21, but there are many important features in this build.


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