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Should Mid-market companies consider clustered solutions?

What are clusters?

Clusters are a group of computers that work together address the requirements of a workloads or a number of workloads. The systems …

Racemi DynaCenter 4.2 takes Windows images into the cloud

I've spoken with the folks at Racemi many times in the past to discuss enhancements made to the company's DynaCenter backup/recovery/system migration …

Intelligent Clusters - IBM brings back an old idea and does it one better

I just returned from a fascinating IBM briefing for industry analysts who follow technical computing, the forerunner to what is being called "cloud computing" …

Can Oracle VM Server for X86 defeat all comers to be your hypervisor?

Oracle recently released an update to VM Server for X86. The company hopes that the improvements in its user interface; storage and backup performance; …

Pano Logic's System 6 brings PCs into the fold

Pano Logic just launched a new software product, Pano Logic System 6, to address the needs of organizations that wish to move gracefully into a desktop …

Librato Sliverline and Metrics performance monitoring and management

Joseph Ruscio, the Co-Founder/CTO of Librato, contacted me to introduce his new company. Joe and I had spoken when he was with EverGrid. Unfortunately, …

Xangati Management Dashboard - the answer to cross platform performance management?

Xangati just launched an updated version of its Xangati Management Dashboard (XMD) to address performance management for virtualized and cloud-based …

Why is the adoption of virtualization technology slow in the mid market?

Why is mid market adoption of virtual systems slow?

Virtualization technology has a long history of success in the industry. It has been so successful, …

ADARA Networks - trying to do everything

Every now and again, I'm approached by a company offering a product or a service that I can't quite get my arms around. This is one of the reasons that …

The software defined data center and Embrane

John Vincenzo, VP of Marketing at Embrane, reached out to me after reading Vyatta vPlane adds software defined networking here on Virtually Speaking. …

Do made up catch phrases really help sell products?

Several different suppliers have been pushing catch phrases or buzz words that they hope will focus the market's attention on them and their products. …

Citrix and the mobile enterprise

I was reading through my notes on Citrix's planned announcements at its Synergy conference that is being held in San Francisco as you read this commentary. …

Hybrid storage, storage virtualization and Tegile Systems

Tegile Systems' Vice President of Marketing, Rob Commins, stopped by recently to both introduce the company and to fill me in on what the company is …

System z: The rumor of my demise is highly exaggerated

IBM' System and Technology Group (STG) offered analysts an update on the success of its System z family of mainframes. I wasn't at all surprised to learn …

Yvatta vPlane frees software defined networks

Vyatta is joining the ranks of suppliers offering tool designed  to support software defined networks. The company is calling this new capability "vPlane™."  …

IBM's branding campaign: What's in a name?

A Kusnetzky Group client recently asked me what I thought about IBM's "Smarter Planet" campaign recently. We discussed why a company having such a diverse …

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