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Savvis on Wednesday announced the availability of Savvis Symphony Database, a cloud-based database platform, in Europe. Symphony Database, which Savvis unveiled in October 2011 in North America, brings the advantages of cloud computing to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server environments w...
Cisco has terminated its long-standing and strategic reseller and licensing arrangement with Chinese telecommunication equipment maker ZTE because an internal investigation found ZTE has been passing banned Cisco networking gear to Iran, according to a Reuter’s exclusive Monday morning...
Will cloud surveillance be the next big cloud revolution or is it just the inevitable evolution of the way 'the cloud' evolves? In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Rishi Lodhia, CEO & Founder of CameraManager.com, will elaborate on the enormous business potential beh...
Compuware Corporation on Tuesday announced Compuware APM for Mainframe, a solution for deep transaction management from the edge through the mainframe. By combining Compuware dynaTrace’s patented PurePath Technology® with Compuware Strobe’s unrivaled mainframe application management ex...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 20/20 Vision has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 20/20 vision Europe provides an easy-to-use, cost-effe...
There is truly a difference in terms of scope, application and business need between security "in" the cloud and security "from" the cloud. No, this isn't 7th grade English...I promise. With all the important decisions IT departments make, what’s the big deal whether cloud security m...
As data continues to grow at unprecedented rates, businesses are struggling to keep up with storage needs and requirements. A new type of cloud has emerged that helps manage information – Cloud 2.0, which puts the control of cloud hosting environments into the hands of business profess...
Does analysis lead to synthesis? How do you solve a complex problem? Break the complex problem into sub-task till each task is clearly understood and doable. Assign responsibility and monitor each task till they are complete. Once all tasks are completed the problem is solved! Wel...
Information and identities are the lifeblood of your enterprise, yet the use of public cloud services challenge many legacy approaches to protecting what’s important. The move to the cloud requires a new control point that provides visibility and protection of your critical information...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, a late convert to the cloud, formally announced the coming of an Oracle Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud to compete primarily with Amazon Web Services. The announcement was made during his keynote Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld. Larry, being Larry, and t...
How’s this for turnabout. Lenovo, the now $30 billion Chinese company that bought IBM’s PC operation in 2005 as a path to global glory and is now threatening to replace HP as the world’s largest PC vendor, is going to start making PCs in North Carolina next year after the production ...
Knoa® Software, the leading provider of user experience and performance management software, today announced results of a survey conducted during its recent webinar entitled “Thinking of Application Performance Management? Don’t Do It. Find Out More.” Knoa polled global information tec...
Workday, the cloud-based HR start-up co-founded by ex-PeopleSoft executives David Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, who vamoosed after Oracle acquired PeopleSoft in a hostile takeover in 2005, is set to go public next Friday. It means to sell 22.75 million Class A shares for between $21 and...
Java players Azul and CumuLogic have teamed up to create what they say is the first integrated, truly elastic PaaS-enablement platform by combining CumuLogic’s Java-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with Azul’s memory-elastic Zing runtime (i.e., Java Virtual Machine). The move is su...
One does not typically draw associations between manufacturing, wilderness hikes, the theory of constraints, and the management of information technology solutions. In this discussion we take a look at how applying some of the long-held techniques for optimizing manufacturing processe...
“Mobile” and “Web” sound like a perfect match, but reality often shows that these two trends form opposite forces. Recently we had an interesting engagement with one of our customers where we found how easy and dangerous it can be to inadvertently spoil end-users’ experience with mobil...
Oracle turned in its fiscal Q1 scorecard Thursday when the market closed and said earnings were up 11% to $2 billion (41 cents a share) on revenues down 2% to $8.2 billion. Wall Street expected $8.4 billion New software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were up 5% to...
The ability to conduct effective performance testing has become a highly desired skillset within the IT industry. Unfortunately, these highly sought-after skills are consistently in short supply. "Front-end testers" can work with a tool to create a realistic load and although this is a...
In a logical extension of its cloud-pleasing subscription billing system, Zuora, the start-up near Oracle where Marc Benioff has parked some of his money, is going after the next big thing, which for it is the finance department, keeper of the corporate treasury. This week it launche...
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, isn’t going sell Amazon’s Kindles anymore. Reuters, which broke the story, said Wal-Mart is betting consumers want other like-minded gadgets such as iPads and Nooks, but since Amazon has the bigger Internet presence and Wal-Mart wants a piece o...
Much has been written here, and in many blogs, about Cloud Adoption. However, most of this has focused on the tangible and critical pieces like technical architecture and operational considerations. This can’t be minimized in the least. However, in my work with both vendors and end cus...
A German regional court Thursday cleared the way for Apple to file for a permanent injunction barring the sale of products in Germany put out by Google satellite Motorola Mobility. It was found guilty of infringing Apple’s “rubber-banding” patent in its Android tablets and smartphones...
Anything that can speed up software development by taking the pain out of tracking down bugs and fixing them is a boon for developers. There are several enterprise-level systems available for defect capture, tracking, and reporting. In addition to these systems, there are specialized t...
Load and performance testing web applications will allow you to determine whether or not your deployment will require a clustered environment. When the test results show that the current throughput is restricted by the capacity of the server but target workloads are not yet met, this i...
The powerful Metasploit framework helps you see your network as an intruder would see it. You might discover it is all too easy to get past your own defenses. The Metasploit Framework is a penetration testing toolkit, exploit development platform, and research tool. The framework incl...
Alibaba CEO Jack Ma’s most heartfelt wish will reportedly come true next week when he’s able to put something of a period – or at least a coda – to Yahoo!’s rocky involvement with his company. It’s gonna cost him though. All Things Digital, that Yahoo know-it-all, says Yahoo has ag...
Because of the efforts of people like Steve Souders, John Resig, Sergey Chernyshev, Paul Irish, ... a lot has changed when it comes to optimizing web site performance. Browser and Application Performance Vendors built tools to make Web Performance Optimization easier than ever before. ...
This book does what it patterns book should do. It defines a language for enterprises to use to develop SOA solutions using REST. The book starts off with two chapters. The first chapter is an introduction and shows how the book is laid out. Chapter 2 introduces two case studies that ...
Cloud services and solutions play a critical role in the cloud ecosystem. With the cloud comes increased complexities and an increased need for integration, aggregation and automation capabilities. This is a disruptive change for both business and IT, and constitutes a series of challe...
A two-and-a-half-year-old Berlin-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) start-up you never heard of called ProfitBricks thinks it can take on Amazon Web Services and win. By its lights the likes of Amazon, Rackspace, Savvis and GoGrid are all first-generation and it’s not. It cla...
Everybody acknowledges that IT has to plays a key role in any new service or product design. Therefore, IT needs to align with business and be flexible to changing business needs. It is a question of how to be agile rather than should we be agile. Then, why is there such a gulf betw...
Let’s start with the basic question: What is the disruptor? The disruptor is a concurrency framework for Java that allows data sharing between threads. The age old way of coding a producer-consumer model is to use a queue as the buffer area between the producer and the consumer, where ...
With every passing day, Big Data assumes new strength as a significant force in our industry. Someone even said that Big Data is transforming business same way IT did few decades ago. The overall revenue (includes hardware, software, service) for Big Data is said to be around $5.1B ...
It's finally summer, time to slow down, to plan, to learn and to discover your inner data geek! Summer is also the time for blue skies and clouds. And although you may know everything you want to know about the white fluffy clouds that dot the sky, do you know enough about getting you...
Thinking cloud is thinking application-centric. Organizations utilize public cloud offerings because they want to focus on their revenue-generating applications rather than managing infrastructure. And from there we already can draw the significance of Application Performance Managemen...
Intel told the Wall Street Journal that it’s gotten the power consumption of the fourth-generation mainstream Haswell Core chip due out sometime next year down 41% from where it thought it would be. At 10W it should mean thinner, lighter laptops with longer battery life. Good thing t...
Silly question – or is it? How do you judge if a methodology can be classified as agile methodology? Can Iterative or Spiral development methodology be classified as agile? What about Six Sigma or Lean process? On what basis will decide will you decide? If you go by the Forrester class...
In 1704, the first newspaper advertisement was published. Ever since, newspapers have served their local and loyal community of readers, while pursuing new revenue streams in advertising. And so began an uneasy relationship with consumerism – newspapers can uniquely offer advertisers a...
Apple may have to wait until December 6 to see if it gets any gratification from the jury decision last week that Samsung copied its technology in its phones, which it wants enjoined. The delay is supposed to have something to do with the flood of post-trial filings the judge is expe...
BI Research, Teradata Aster, and Hortonworks are teaming up to provide clear guidance on Big Data architecture and product integration to bring more value to businesses. Attend this discussion to learn more about: MapReduce for the data scientist: the Hadoop/Hive and RDBMS approaches ...