Guidance Software Federal Summit 6 March 2014

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By Bob Gourley 2014 Guidance Software Federal Summit: Cybersecurity | E-Discovery | Enterprise Forensics.

EMC World 2014 — VMware SDS Roadmap Discussions

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  SDS -- software-defined storage -- something VMware is extremely focused on. Related Stories Building A SDS Conceptual Model — Part 2 Building A SDS Conceptual Model — Part 1 Why Software-Defined Storage Matters. EMC World 2014 software defined storage Storage VMware Yes, it''s that time of the year again -- EMC World !

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Greetings From VMworld 2014

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No surprise, I’m out in gorgeous SF for the annual gathering of the vFaithful — VMworld 2014.    Server partners build specific hardware for EVO:RAIL, add EVO software, and take the resulting product to market.

Software-Defined Storage -- Reading

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For those of you interested in software-defined storage, I wanted to point you to two pieces (written by me) that you might find useful. Understanding The DNA Of Software-Defined Storage". " The VMware Perspective On Software-Defined Storage ". software defined storage VMware

The Cloud in 2014 and Beyond

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APIs, mobility, data security, hybrid cloud, and software defined everything have dominated the cloud conversation this year Read More. Cloud Computing Featured cloud

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Let's Talk Software-Defined Storage?

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Next Tuesday Dec 10th at 12noon eastern, I''ll be hosting a webinar entitled " Software-Defined Storage: An Enterprise Architect''s Perspective " over on BrightTalk. software defined storage Just a quick note?

Why Does Gmail Go Down? January 2014 Edition

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There have been a number of Gmail outages over the years, usually involving software updates or networking issues. So how does a widely-used app like Gmail go down, as it has today?

Going To EMC World? "Dream Team" Panel on Software-Defined Storage

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Software-Defined Storage: What It Means To IT Now -- And In The Future.   Related Stories EMC World 2014 — VMware SDS Roadmap Discussions. EMC World 2014 What good is having a popular blog if you can''t use it shamelessly promote a big event?

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2014 Analyst Forum: Data Analytics and Ancestry.com

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— Trajectory Magazine (@TrajectoryMag) July 30, 2014. "Making — EM Simpson (@charlie_simpson) July 30, 2014. "Also, — EM Simpson (@charlie_simpson) July 30, 2014. By Shannon Perry.

Software-Defined Storage: What Does It Really Mean?

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Find out how software-defined storage can help. Storage software defined storage software-defined technologies Looking to control your storage infrastructure? Want to expand your cloud and data center platform?

Software-Defined Storage: Choices Ahead

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We’re going to see something very similar when it comes to software-defined storage.  Before long, we’ll see many dozens of software storage options, all conveniently self-labeled “software-defined storage”. This article is part of a series on software-defined storage.

The DCK Guide to Software-Defined Technologies

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Confused by the software-defined buzz? Our guide to SDx technologies provides explanations and examples of the many ways in which software is redefining the ways data center and cloud infrastructure is managed. Featured cloud software-defined technologies

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

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My corner of the IT industry is foisting a new concept on enterprise IT shops: software-defined storage.  Maybe software-defined storage doesn’t solve an immediate, burning problem for you right now, but — over time — many IT organizations will hit an interesting wall.

Links for June 1 2014

Eric D. Brown

Quote : So what’s a CIO to do in a counterintuitive world increasingly driven by software? Quote : The future of software development is bound up with distributed systems, and all the complexity and indeterminacy that entails. If you’re part of a software development or operations team, you need to know about them. On Being Present And Engaged. Quote : Catching peoples’ time, capturing their attention is a huge challenge for all of us.

Links for June 15 2014

Eric D. Brown

For other organizations, perhaps embracing the strategies of vendors they currently work with – such as VMware’s software defined strategy, or Microsoft’s hybrid cloud software strategy – is the best way to roll out increased automation of workloads across devops or broader data center resources management. Fulltime IT hiring is in; CIOs who can’t manage change are on the way out. Quote : What does this mean for CIOs?

The cloud rains on Big Software's parade

David Linthicum

Big Software is feeling the cloud heat. SAP has reported first-quarter sales and earnings that missed analysts'' estimates. The reason: Cloud computing alternatives grew in popularity. It''s becoming a familiar story: Even the core enterprise systems that were supposed to be immune from cloudification -- those from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP -- will die the death of a thousand cloud cuts. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard SAP Cloud Computing Technology Business

Greetings From VMworld 2014

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No surprise, I’m out in gorgeous SF for the annual gathering of the vFaithful — VMworld 2014.    Server partners build specific hardware for EVO:RAIL, add EVO software, and take the resulting product to market.   As before, it’s quite an experience, even for a jaded event veteran like me. 

Why Software-Defined Storage Matters

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At the same time, it appears that software is eating our world : extending the power of human intellect in ways that continually surprise us — now often powered by the avalanche of information we are creating about ourselves and the world around us. Software-Defined” — In One Word.

Software-Defined Storage — Obstacles And Challenges

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As we continue our series on software-defined storage (or SDS), I think it’s time to turn a critical eye on the current state of affairs, and be completely transparent on many of the obstacles and challenges that inevitably lie ahead. SDDC software defined storage

Don’t Call It Software-Defined Storage, Unless …

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When it comes to one of my personal hot topics (software-defined storage), I do try to patient, but I fail.   The reality is that software-defined storage is a cluster of related concepts: some fundamental, others more optional depending on requirements. software defined storage

Software-Defined Storage: An Alternate View

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When it comes to software-defined storage, things are surprisingly genteel: I yet to witness a good #twitpiss on the topic. It didn’t take long for me to get critical: the document opens with a long list of attributes that may (or may not) be associated with software-defined storage.

What Changes With Software-Defined Storage

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As a part of this series, we’ve already taken a look at the rationale and motivations behind software-defined storage , offered up a working definition, and taken a tour of the key elements found in our software-defined storage model.??. IT Leadership software defined storage

Software Defined Storage: The Journey Is Yours

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I thought it fitting that I close out this series on software-defined storage with a bit of practical advice for those of you who are intrigued — and motivated — to move in this direction.  This article is part of a series on software-defined storage. software defined storage

Avon’s US$125M IT Software Project Mistake

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Avon made a big mistake when they designed their new software Image Credit. However, there is one task that takes priority over all of these other takes: implementing large software projects. Their order management software system was old and out-of-date.

Why You Should Care About Software-Defined Storage

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But if you''re in the enterprise IT space, here''s relatively new one to pay attention to: software-defined storage. Software-defined storage won''t be any different -- there will be loud arguments at the outset, followed by people just getting on with things.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

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While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc.    And - of course - we’ll need storage software to make all of this truly useful.

Introducing The Software-Defined Storage Series

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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know my story:  I’m a storage geek at heart, I work for VMware, and I think the next big phase of this industry is software-defined storage. If it does, I’ve got a catchy title picked out: Software-Defined Storage For Smarties. --.

Technologists From Intel, Cloudera and CTOvision Delve Into Big Data Designs 11 Dec 2014

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On 11 Dec 2014 we will be providing a briefing on lessons extracted from our research into the new Cloudera and Intel partnership. On Thursday 11 December 2014, join noted enterprise CTO and publisher of CTOvision Bob Gourley, Cloudera’s Sr. Previously, Webster held positions in sales and services at companies like Microsoft and FAST Search and Transfer and in software development at firms like Time Inc. By Bob Gourley.

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Software-Defined Data Centers: What Lies Ahead?

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The “software-defined” term, applied as a modifier to data center, networks or storage, is growing in popularity. Software-defined solutions, like virtualization did before them, can allow for a great deal of flexibility and efficiency of shared resources. The potential is great, but of course, Events Storage Virtualization

The Road to Software-Defined Data Center

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Virtualization data center software-defined technologies New logical systems are capable of introducing amazing optimizations for the data center platform as well as your business model. Read More.

3 Ways That CIOs Can Reduce Their Software Costs

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Software is one of the biggest expenses of any IT department Image Credit. One of your biggest expenses is always going to the cost of all of that software that the company is currently using to accomplish its work. This has to be your first step in getting software costs under control.

Towards A Unified View Of "Software-Defined"

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In one corner of our industry, we have a familiar  discussion regarding hypervisors , or — more precisely — software-defined compute.   In another corner, we have a vigorous debate around software-defined networking. Each team is embracing software-defined concepts. 

2014 Stevens Honor Award – Grandfather of the Internet, Dr. David J. Farber

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In 1971, at University of California at Irvine that Farber and several colleagues hit on the idea of distributed computer systems or DCS, multiple microcomputers running and sharing data and software with one another remotely using token ring technology, an early forerunner of cloud computing.

Software-Defined Storage -- Reading

Chuck's Blog - EMC

For those of you interested in software-defined storage, I wanted to point you to two pieces (written by me) that you might find useful. Understanding The DNA Of Software-Defined Storage". " The VMware Perspective On Software-Defined Storage ". software defined storage VMwareThe first is more of a conversational treatment: if you're interested in SDS, what should you be looking for?

Competing In A World Of Software-Defined Everything

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When it comes to "software defined" anything, I often feel that we as technologists haven''t successfully made our case to those outside the technology world.  Software -- in its most fundamental form -- can be seen as codified human expertise.