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Kroll Ontrack: data recovery and information security in the cloud

Messages concerning Amazon's outage continue to come across my desk even though the outage occurred some time ago. Suppliers still see an opportunity …

Virtual Storage Tier by NetApp

It's an old saw that organizations are looking for ways to decrease their operational costs while still being able to make their IT infrastructure support …

Citrix XenDesktop 5.1 Service Pack

I was scanning through my notes after reading through Kevin Strohmeyer, Citrix's Sr. Manager, Product Marketing Enterprise Apps and Desktops, presentation …

PayFormance a customer profile

After speaking with suppliers, I find it enlightening to speak with someone actually putting technology to use to learn more about what they are doing …

Zeus' Kosten Metreweli's take on what we can all learn from Amazon's outage

During the marketing feeding frenzy after Amazon's small outage a while ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Kosten Metreweli, Chief Strategy Officer …

Customer Profile Nastel TransactionWorks and AutoPilot M6

From time to time, I like to speak with someone actually using a supplier's products. This time, I had a chance to communicate with an IT administrator …

IBM Analyst Meeting Summary

I'm attending a private IBM analyst event up in Somers, NY.  I thought you'd like a summary of the discussion I've been hearing.

Virtualization — Helene …

AppSense moving users from PCs to the cloud

As people increasingly use a constellation of devices, such as PCs, laptop computers, tablets, and smart mobile devices, they are facing a persistent …

SnapLogic SnapReduce

SnapLogic is trying to simplify the use of cloud services. This time the company is offering SnapReduce, a tool helping organizations integrate Hadoop …

Racemi DynaCenter 4.0 frees physical, virtual and cloud workloads

Freeing workloads from the platform they are currently hosted on and being able to move them from place to place has been an industry challenge. Even …

Centrify Express 2011

Centrify's Frank Cabri, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, and Cory Williams, Director of Product Management, stopped by to introduce

Stratus Avance 2.1 Makes HA and DR simple for small organizations

The good folks at Stratus Technologies let me know that they've enhanced their Avance technology and released Avance 2.1.

Typically organizations seeking …

CloudArray 2.5 by TwinStrata

Nicos Vekiarides, TwinStrata Chief Executive Officer, and his colleague, Anne Doyle, VP of Sales, stopped by to bring me up to date on both the company …

Faces: a new API for Puppet Labs, Apache 2.0 a new open source license

Puppet Labs (see Puppet Enterprise - managing physical, virtual or cloud-based systems for more information about Puppet Labs) just launched Faces, …

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