It's the 1980s, and this IT contractor is working on a big project to install an accounting system for a utility in the days before ERP. And with a little downtime on his hands, he gets his first opportunity to try using a virtual machine.
The Storage Networking Industry Association recently hosted an industry summit, “The Future of Computing – The Convergence of Memory and Storage through Non-Volatile Memory (NVM).”
For a glimpse into the future, from some of the industry’s true thought leaders, check out the presentations and audio recordings. This view into the rapid developments in flash memory and other NVM technologies has given me a new-found appreciation for the concept of a software-defined data center (SDDC).
It's always entertaining for me to take a look back at my previous predictions, so I decided to go back and re-read my previous attempts at foreseeing the future direction of storage, and review my hits and misses. Let's just say I was 10 years too early
As offshore labor costs rise, labor-saving software bots stand ready to eliminate some of those jobs.
Google Cloud Engine now 'generally available.'
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) un-betas GCE. Its platform-as-a-service service is ready for prime time, says the company. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers compare it with Microsoft's Azure and AWS's IaaS.
It's not always obvious when you've been hacked. New reports from security investigators are estimating that the recent Adobe breach may in fact be the biggest known breach of all time – with more than 152 million user accounts stolen. With today’s virtualized infrastructure, an unprecedented amount of data can exist in one place, making it a virtual treasure trove. Virtualized environments pose very real risks, but with the right knowledge, you can address these risks and take full advantage of the benefits.
This user in a government agency is the guinea pig for a new Citrix system, and the level-3 support pilot fish responsible for the project is pretty sure there won't be any help from levels 1 and 2. He's right.
Penguin-power suffocates AIX as it sleeps. IBM (NYSE:IBM) is pouring more money into Linux. This time, it's to get people to use Linux on its POWER servers. But that doesn't mean IBM is killing AIX. Oh no. Not at all. Honestly. Pinky-swear. In IT Blogwatch, your humble blogwatcher reads between the lines.
Thoughtful and strategic data center consolidation can enable better agility, improve asset utilization levels and drive significant cost savings.
IT infrastructures are more crucial to running a business than ever before. End users expect access to their applications and data anytime, anywhere. IT is expected to keep the infrastructure up and running and performing optimally 24/7. At the same time, IT infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex through layers of abstraction which raises the chance that ‘ghosts in the machine’ will be harder to find and will have a more significant impact. So, the question IT must answer is: How do you holistically manage performance across your entire IT infrastructure?