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CTERA introduces the midmarket to cloud storage solutions

CTERA's Director of Channel Sales for North America, Donald Fuller, and I had a wide ranging conversation about CTERA's "cloud attached storage" devices, …

BestGrowthStock.com CEO talks about Dome9 and security in the cloud

I had the opportunity to communicate with Dr. Omar Caban, CEO of Best Growth Stock and learned more about how the company is using security products …

EnterpriseDB launches PostgreSQL into the cloud

EnterpriseDB just announced a new "database as a service" offering with the help of a few friends. EnterpriseDB's PostgreSQL and PostgreSQL Plus database …

Cisco's Todd Brannan discusses UCS

When hardware suppliers publicize another research firm's findings, I seldom take notice. After all, each research firm has its own definitions of market …

A conversation with PagerDuty, a Loggly customer profile

A short while ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Kord Campbell of Loggly (see Are log files the beginning of Big Data? to read that article). Ali …

Nastel: APM is quickly learning what to discard and what's important

I had an opportunity to chat with Charles Rich, Nastel's Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, about the veritable herd of different tools …

BMC and Dell team up to offer Remedy OnDemand to the public sector

The folks from BMC and Dell reached out to me a while back to introduce me to something they were working on, a set of products and services designed …

IBM explains its role in KVM, OVA and oVirt growth

I have to admit that I've been a bit remiss. IBM held an analyst briefing on the topic of open virtualization technology and KVM in the hopes of keeping …

Virsto storage virtualization technology for vSphere and Hyper-V

Gregg Holzrichter, Virsto’s VP of marketing, came by to introduce his company's storage virtualization software that was designed to improve the overall …

RainStor makes Hadoop a better tool for corporate developers

John Bantleman, CEO, and Deirdre Mahon, VP of marketing, of RainStor, introduced me to some enhancements the company was just about to announce. The …

ElasticHosts claims to offer protection from the U.S. Patriot Act, DMCA and the proposed SOPA. Can it really?

I seldom comment when a service provider opens a new data center. I find that I had to talk with ElasticHosts about their announcement that the company …

Novell launches ZENworks Application Virtualization 9

Justin Strong, Novell's Senior Global Product Marketing Manager, and Andy Philp, Novell's Senior Product Manager for ZENworks, stopped by to introduce …

Paladin Building Services makes the move from VDI to Desktone's Desktop-as-a-Service

I always find it valuable to learn from a supplier's customers. This time, one of Desktone's customers, Paladin Building Services, communicated with …

Are log files the first instance of Big Data?

Kord Campbell, CEO of Loggly, and I had a long rambling conversation about the origination of the idea of Big Data. In his view, log data kept by every …

Dell's Marc Stitt talks virtualization and private clouds

Marc Stitt, formerly of Quest and now Dell's Senior Manager for Virtualization and Private Clouds Marketing, reached out to me recently. He wanted to …

BlueStripe Software digs deep to manage application performance

Vic Nyman, BlueStripe Software's COO, brought me up to date on what his company is doing to help its customers know the "what," "where," and "why" when …

Good bye AutoVirt

I was reading Virtualization, Data Migration Upstart AutoVirt Closes Doors by CRN's Andrew R Hickey. The article announced the sudden demise of an interesting …

Knoa Software's CEO talks about end user experience management

Organizations often have a patchwork quilt of management software. Some of this software addresses the need to manage the basic hardware infrastructure. …

Where should my next application be hosted?

Organizations face more options for where to place their workloads than ever before. I'm constantly getting questions about where the next workload should …

Why does cloud computing cause so much vehemence?

When I'm presenting a cloud computing survey or research on suppliers of cloud computing services to Kusnetzky Group clients or at a conference, I often …

Unlocking server migration lock-in: Racemi

One of the issues constantly raised during discussions of cloud computing is the fear that the organization will be locked into one service provider …

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