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Marrying Big Data and Analytics - DataStax Brisk

A while ago, I had a chance to speak with some folks from DataStax —Matt Pfeil, CEO and co-founder, Ben Werther, VP of Products, and Michael Weir, VP …

Xeround brings MySQL into Heroku's Ruby-based cloud

An interesting challenge for organizations considering a cloud-based implementation of one or more workloads is where to put the structured data (read …

MokaFive supports 2nd generation Intel Core vPro family

MokaFive recently told me that they were introducing support for Intel's second generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processor Family. This should result in …

Zenoss offers Datacenter Insight

Recently I had a chance to speak with Tim Galligan, Zenoss SVP Customer Operations, and his colleague Pam Risch, Director of Marketing, about a new …

Xangati scaleable management for VDI

Xangati launched a highly scalable dashboard that allows IT administrators to see what's happening in a virtual desktop infrastructure environment. …

Centrix Software workspace discovery and management

Lewis Gee, Centrix Software's worldwide sales VP, and Jane Rimmer, marketing VP, spent some time laying out the company's history, what they've learned …

VMware vCenter Operations - Second Take

A while ago, I published analysis and commentary based upon VMware's announcement of vCenter Operations. The piece was cleverly called "VMware vCenter …

VKernel launches VKernel Performance Analyzer

Vkernel VKernel has updated its Vkernel Operations Suite 3 (formally known as the Vkernel Capacity Management Suite) by adding a new performance analyzer. …

Cloud computing will force large company IT into a new role

CA and IDG recently published a small study shining light on how large company IT decision-makers see the impact of cloud computing on their future …

Viewfinity 3.5 flexible but firm control of Windows environments

Gil Rapaport, Viewfinity's President and co-founder, Mary Rose, the company's VP Marketing, and Alex Shoykhet the company's VP Product Management, …

Splunk releases 4.2

Steve Sommer, CMO of Splunk, and Sanjay Mehta, senior director of product marketing, stopped by to introduce me to the improvements and enhancements …

Gluster and RightScale partner to create high availability cloud solutions

Jack O'Brien, Gluster's VP of Marketing, stopped by to both introduce me to his company's open source storage virtualization software and an upcoming …

UC4 Simplifies Application, Database and Operating System automation

UC4 just announced general availability of the UC4 Automation Platform™ version 9. After speaking to Westfield State University, a UC4 customer (see …

Kubisys - what is a clone?

Building test beds to check out patches, software updates or other things in a complex environment can be a time consuming process. Why does it take …

Nimbula launches Nimbula Director into the cloud

Back in October, I was introduced to Nimbula (see Nimbula - blending with Amazon EC2 if you'd like more information about that conversation.) Since that …

Westfield State College uses UC4 Applications Manager

I spoke with three people from Westfield State University (located in Westfield, MA): Rudy Hebert, Director of Administrative Systems; Marty Tyler, …

Microsoft announces desktop virtualization product updates

Gavriella Schuster, Microsoft's general manager Windows product management, stopped by to bring me up to speed on an announcement the company was going …

VMTurbo Virtualization Management Solution - good enough to take on the big boys?

How does an analyst spot a trend? One way is counting the number of suppliers that appear and announce something similar. The trend today is automating …

Zeus Simple Load Balancer is now an option on Amazon EC2

A few days after the joint Amazon/Zeus announcement that Amazon would be offering Zeus Simple Load Balancer as an EC2 option. This move, along with …

VMware vCenter Operations

VMware just launched VMware vCenter Operations in its attempt to reposition itself from being largely a supplier of virtual machine software (a hypervisor), …

BMC Cloud Initiative

It's been quite a while since I last spoke with Lilac Schoenbeck, BMC's Senior Manager of Cloud Computing Marketing. As with previous conversations …

Embotics paper lays out pragmatic path to cloud management

Embotics' PR team sent me an interesting white paper a while back. It is called "The Pragmatic Path to Cloud Management." Embotics is putting forward …

Surveys that hurt the sponsor

Surveys and focus group studies help suppliers better understand what customers want, their priorities, their sensitive to cost, their view of the …

AutoVirt 3.5 storage virtualization

Autovirt's Josh Klein, President and CEO, and Elissa Rehm, Product Marketing Manager, spent some time chatting with about the importance of data mobility …

Is cloud computing about productivity?

From time to time, I read about a study that appears to be using a measurement that doesn't make sense.  When I see such a study, I have to wonder if …

CouchOne + Membase = Couchbase

CouchbaseIt is increasingly clear that SQL databases are not the perfect answer to every data storage and retrieval problem. The industry has reached into the …

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