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A reader's take on Big Data

Every time I post something on "Big Data," I get quite a bit of Email with readers' thoughts on a good definition. A reader calling himself /herself "…

Is cloud computing a way to address IT's budgetary issues?

I recently had an interesting discussion with the folks of Zenoss. Some of the ideas touched on in that conversation follow.  This is a reprise of an …

NY Times article scratches the surface of Big Data

During my morning news scan, I came across "For Start-Ups That Aim at Giants, Sorting the Data Cloud Is the Next Big Thing" by Malia Wollan. Although …

How much availability is enough?

It is amazing to me that the same topics come up again and again when speaking with clients. This time, the topic was how to obtain higher levels of …

CA APM 9.1, Powerful, Comprehensive and Confusing

CA recently launched an update to its Application Performance Management suite. I had some basic questions about what they were doing and more importantly, …

HotLink's CEO responds

HotLink took umbrage at my resent post "HotLink invites everyone to the VMware lock-in party" and wanted to respond.  When I was contacted by the company's …

MokaFive offers holiday cheer to VMware ACE users

VMware quietly mentioned that it was ending the availability of it's VMware ACE product on December 31, 2011. No big announcement has been made. VMware …

When should midsize businesses consider cloud computing?

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Midsize companies have faced very difficult times over the past few years. Although there certainly was a need to offer an ever-increasing list of IT-…

The announcement message has been recalled. What's an analyst to do?

I often receive Email messages containing a provocative press release that is designed to launch a product, a new service offering or a partnership or …

Stratus offers uptime assurance for VMware vSphere 5 clouds

Stratus Technologies

as been working with VMware to increase the levels of availability and reliability of VMware's virtualization environment by hosting …

When is virtual machine software the wrong choice for SMBs?

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Mid-size companies are being overwhelmed with hype about virtualization. This has led some to adopt technology that really isn't the best choice to …

HotLink invites everyone to VMware's vendor lock-in party

HotLink just announced SuperVISOR for VMware, a tool allowing VMware's vCenter management environment to not only manage VMware's virtual machine environment, …

Is StillSecure jumping the gun on mid-market cloud security?

Security is one of the pressing issues when large enterprises consider deploying some workloads in a cloud computing environment. Rajat Bhargava, Chairman …

Wanova's Barry Phillips asks "what is desktop virtualization?"

Barry Phillips, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Sales at Wanova had problems trying to comment on Why hasn't desktop virtualization taken …

Seattle Children's replaces PCs with Wyse Zero Clients supported by Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop

I always appreciate the opportunity to speak with folks who actually use technology. It gives me a much better picture of a product than I get when …

Why hasn't Desktop Virtualization taken over the world?

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Yesterday afternoon, I presented a web seminar "What is Desktop Virtualization and Why Hasn't it Taken Over the world?" for O'Reilly Media, the publishers …

Key Selection Criteria for SMB Vendor Selection

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I recently attended an analyst forum presented by IBM’s System and Technology Group (STG). A session on how IBM plans to create a competitive advantage …

Highland Solutions talks about the SugarCRM/IBM alliance

Scott Taback, VP of Business Development at Highland Solutions, took time out of his busy schedule to share some thoughts about SugarCRM and the IBM/…

Introducing iWave and its Orchestrator and Storage Director

Every now and again I take part in a briefing that is far to short to really explore all of the ramifications of a move made by an interesting supplier …

Three approaches to APM - a conversation with ExtraHop's Jesse Rothstein

After reading a Virtually Speaking piece on one of many competitors in the application performance management (APM) market, Jesse Rothstein, CEO and …

IBM STG Analyst Form Day 1 Competitive Advantages

IBM's System and Technology Group (STG) presented a multi-day analyst forum. I've posted several times on the content of this event. Please see IBM STG …

IBM STG Analyst Forum Day 1 Morning Sessions

I will be posting as time permits throughout the day. Only public data will be discussed. Information covered by non-disclosure agreements will not be …

IBM STG Analyst Forum "Deep Dives"

IBM's Systems and Technology Group (STG) is presenting an analyst forum up in lovely Ryebrook, NY. Yesterday afternoon's agenda offered several "deep …

SugarCRM Cloud Computing Strategy includes IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

I don't often have the chance to speak with the folks of SurgarCRM. So, it was a bit surprising to have Sugar reach out to me to discuss the company's …

HP launches Cloud product and services barrage

HP launched a dizzying array of products and services in the hope of positioning itself as a premier supplier for the Cloud. As with other HP launches, …

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