Key Strategies for Cost Optimization in Application Design and Development

CEB IT

There’s never been a time when application leaders haven’t been under pressure to reduce costs and optimize spending. Investment in new application development is 17% of the total IT spend. Read more: It's Time to Disrupt the Application Organization.

SiFive unveils 2 processor cores for performance applications

Venture Beast

SiFive, the open processor design company, is unveiling two new processor cores that go after performance applications. Read More.

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12 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now

Network World

It's not a stretch to say that most organizations have at least some old hardware and software still in use. An old computer that's still chugging along, running an old operating system and perhaps an application that is hard to replace, doesn't necessarily raise a red flag with IT staff. Why spend money on new equipment or software if what's already in-house is adequate and functioning?

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

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 it''s hard to have a meaningful point-of-view on SDS unless you also have a clear point-of-view on the hardware it will inevitably use. Hardware Matters.  But for the purposes of our software-defined storage model, it’s not a relevant distinction. 

Transforming IT from Monolithic Hardware Oriented to Mosaic Software Driven

Future of CIO

IT leaders should make an objective assessment: What’s the focal point of IT- the monolithic hardware oriented, or the bits & bytes information driven? Digital IT shifts from a monolithic hardware oriented support center to a mosaic information-driven "digital brain": Traditional IT organizations are perceived as an isolated function with monolithic hardware boxes, tangled wires, surrounding with IT staff stereotyped as geeks who speak a different language and lack of business acumen.

F5 Networks software revenue jumps 43%, as CEO offers vision for applications as ‘living organisms’

GeekWire

F5 Networks continued to benefit from its expansion into software and services, boosting revenue by 4% overall to $586 million, including 43% growth in software revenue, beating Wall Street’s expectations for its fiscal third quarter, ended June 30.

Emulating USB Dongle – Introducing HASP Dongle Emulator Software

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Emulating USB Dongle – Introducing HASP Dongle Emulator Software - Information Technology Blog. Over the years the methods used by software developers and producers to limit the amount of users to a specific number in a licensing agreement have become more complex. One of the most common methods has been to use hardware keys or dongles which will enable the user to activate an application, unlocking its full functionality without using a device.

Re-Tuning Your Big Data Application

IT Toolbox

Big data applications are here to stay. Most large IT enterprises have implemented one or more large data stores, hybrid hardware/software solutions and high-speed business analytics packages. The promise of this technology is the ability to quickly and easily analyze large amounts of data and derive from that analysis changes to customer-facing systems. Management believes that the analysis and

Drones, radars, pizza makers among finalists for Hardware of the Year at the GeekWire Awards

GeekWire

The finalists for this year’s hardware and gadget category at the GeekWire Awards run the span of aviation to anchovies.

Cisco Meraki ups security with new switch, software

Network World

Cisco Meraki has introduced new hardware and software the company says will help customers more effectively support and secure a wide variety of distributed network resources. Threat vectors are evolving and the way customers need to protect themselves need to evolve as well – how customers support applications and IoT devices exemplify the idea its not just one perimeter that needs protecting but a collection of micorperimenters,” Huang said.

Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card

CTOvision

Solarflare, a global leader in networking solutions for modern data centers, is releasing an Open Compute Platform (OCP) software-defined, networking interface card, offering the industry’s most scalable, lowest latency networking solution to meet the dynamic needs of the enterprise environment. Combined these kernel bypass methods offer support for more applications than any other method currently available. Other capabilities include: Hardware Based Packet Telemetry.

Mick's IT Blogs: SCCM: Initiate Hardware Inventory from an.

Mick's IT Blog

SCCM: Initiate Hardware Inventory from an application package. You have setup an application package and want to initiate a hardware inventory immediately after the software is installed. Here is a powershell script that will initiate the hardware inventory, verify it was initiated and return an error code 0 if initiated back to SCCM. Micks IT Blogs.

Developing Quality Metrics for your Big Data Application

IT Toolbox

Big data applications and their associated proprietary, high-performance data stores arrived on the scene a few years ago. With promises of incredibly fast queries, many IT shops implemented one or more of these combination hardware and software suites. Results have been generally good: many installations report incredible decreases in query elapsed times, sometimes by factors of 100 or more.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything. The next mountain to climb is clearly in sight: it's the software-defined data center, or SDDC.   While that's quite true, there's a much smaller group who sees something far more impactful -- a complete re-thinking of cloud-scale IT infrastructures: both software and hardware. Yes, much of what we think of as "hardware" today becomes dynamic, virtual services under software control. 

Improving the Performance and Security of Mission Applications with Enhanced Networking

CTOvision

Applications supporting national security missions must work and they must work fast. While this commoditization has led to countless new analytic capabilities, it has also shifted the focus away from the hardware components and onto the software stack which has, in turn, created inefficiencies in both the overall performance and security of deployed systems. Bob Gourley.

Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card

CTOvision

Solarflare, a global leader in networking solutions for modern data centers, is releasing an Open Compute Platform (OCP) software-defined, networking interface card, offering the industry’s most scalable, lowest latency networking solution to meet the dynamic needs of the enterprise environment. Combined these kernel bypass methods offer support for more applications than any other method currently available. Other capabilities include: Hardware Based Packet Telemetry.

More on OnLive: New Cloud Solution Delivers Secure Cross-Platform Deployment for Graphics Intensive Applications

CTOvision

NEW ONLIVE CLOUD SOLUTION DELIVERS SECURE CROSS-PLATFORM DEPLOYMENT FOR GRAPHICS INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS. OnLive CloudLift Enterprise PaaS provides the first seamless solution for businesses with Graphics Intensive Applications. Commonly used mobile devices and laptops have limited CPU/GPU processing and memory available, and are not able to run demanding applications. By Bob Gourley. We introduced OnLive at: OnLive: Building the future of enterprise services from the cloud.

Software Defined Networking: Is Your Business Ready?

IT Toolbox

Software defined networking (SDN) follows the same path as cloud-based storage and virtualized server resources. You focus on your end goals for networking rather than adapting your needs to fit into existing hardware. The network infrastructure moves from appliance-based control to application-based control. SDN benefits include seamlessly adjusting multi-tenant traffic, streamlined network administration

Windows 7 Slipstream Software

Galido

An oldie but goodie, this great piece of software integrate updates, drivers, automate Windows and application setup, speedup Windows deployment process and have it all set for the next time. HARDWARE TARGETING. DRIVER, UPDATE, LANGUAGE PACK AND APPLICATION INTEGRATION. APPLICATION INSTALLATION AUTOMATION. All standard image formats supported, including WIM, decrypted ESD (Electronic Software Download) and SWM (spanned, split images). Hardware Targeting.

Understanding the Security Risks of New Cloud Software

CTOvision

Cloud computing provides businesses with quality solutions for their IT needs, as well as substantial cost savings over purchasing and maintaining their own hardware and software. Your data should be securely stored on the provider's computers—not only in database or file storage, but in application processing. In the past, most cloud services have provided encrypted data storage, but few took measures to ensure that data is also protected when in use by applications.

Oracle Introduces Big Memory Machines and Enhanced In-memory Applications

Data Center Knowledge

Oracle takes over San Francisco this week, as its OpenWorld conference sets the stage for blockbuster announcements on hardware, software and the cloud. On Monday, it announced new SPARC M6-32 servers and SuperCluster big memory machines, complemented by numerous applications now being enhanced. Oracle

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Top 5 Software Development Trends in 2018

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Top 5 Software Development Trends in 2018 - Information Technology Blog. So, let’s take a look at the software development trends in 2018. There will be an increase in the number of applications created for blockchain platforms. Spending on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality software will increase. Even the hardware will become a market of $ 4 billion by 2018. End of monolithic software architectures.

Is Your Business Ready for Software Defined Networking?

IT Toolbox

Software defined networking (SDN) follows the same path as cloud-based storage and virtualized server resources. You focus on your end goals for networking rather than adapting your needs to fit into existing hardware. The network infrastructure moves from appliance-based control to application-based control. SDN benefits include seamlessly adjusting multi-tenant traffic, streamlined network administration

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

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. and rapidly declining hardware costs.  Operational cost for storage is less about capacity, and more about distinct applications: how many, and how demanding?  software defined storag

Why Software-Defined Storage Matters

Chuck's Blog - EMC

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. In particular, software is transforming how we think about data centers : the technologies and operating principles that enable us to produce, consume and act on information quickly and efficiently.  software defined storage

Software is Infrastructure

ForAllSecure

The realization that software is becoming an essential component of our everyday lives was reflected yet again in this year’s Black Hat. Even more solutions are being touted to deal with the ever-growing exposure of software to malicious threats. Software is infrastructure.

7 Software Defined Networking Considerations » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

7 Software Defined Networking Considerations. 7 Software Defined Networking Considerations. The move toward software defined networks (SDN) in the data center is no longer a question of “if” or “when,” but “how.” The potential exists for significant savings as SDN allows data centers to move away from single source hardware to the commodity-based pricing we see with servers. 3) The dynamic nature of an organization’s applications and workloads. About DCK.

Antifragile Software: 6 Things to Know and Watch

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This blog is a summary, with lots of links, of the antifragile software movement. You can refer to the budding antifragile software manifesto , but note also that this goes beyond robust/resilient (see the picture below). Bilgrin Ibryam’s picture of Antifragile Software. In software, we use fault injection to improve testing coverage by adding some trouble. See also Simulated Fault Injection ( SFI ) and Software Implemented Fault Injection ( SWIFI ).

Grown-Up IT For Grown-Up Applications

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you’re running critical applications — especially those built on Oracle’s database — Oracle's engineered systems deserve your consideration. When it comes to IT infrastructure, there’s a strong preference for do-it-yourself: pick a server vendor, pick an operating system, pick a hypervisor, pick a storage array, pick a network interconnect, management software, data protection, etc. And a VBLOCK has almost zero native application awareness.

Software-Defined Storage: An Alternate View

Chuck's Blog - EMC

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. May work with either arbitrary hardware or may also enhance the existing functions of specialized hardware.  Nor are these services aligned on application boundaries.

How to Sync All of Your iCloud Passwords and Data to Windows

GizModo VR

There are now several signs that Apple is ready to cautiously welcome users of other hardware to its services, including tools for Chrome, Windows, and Android. Syncing all of your Apple data and files to devices that aren’t made by Apple isn’t the exercise in futility that it once was.

Software-Defined Storage -- Where Are We?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you''re involved with virtualization or any form of IT infrastructure, you''re probably paying attention to SDDC (software-defined data center) concepts, as well you should.    It''s a powerful set of ideas: by abstracting intelligence into software, the IT world becomes a better place: more agile, more controllable, and more efficient.    Infrastructure behavior will be ideally driven by the application workload at hand, and not pre-ordained.

Why these successful software founders are planting seeds for new ag tech ventures

GeekWire

Some of the stars of the show are Pacific Northwest entrepreneurs who found success in the software industry and are now bringing their startup savvy to the food and agriculture industry. Are there lessons from the software world that were particularly useful for a hardware-centric startup?

X15 Software Launches X15 Enterprise: A Hadoop-based machine data management solution

CTOvision

X15 Software Launches X15 Enterprise. August 5, 2014 — X15 Software, Inc., Machine and log data management are critical components of application performance management, security and compliance (SIEM), web analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and many other enterprise initiatives. X15 Enterprise scalability is self-managing; partitioning is automatic, and the system rebalances itself online to take advantage of hardware configuration changes. By Bob Gourley.

What Changes With Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

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.??. The path is software-defined : using automation to replace labor-intensive tasks.    Software is eating the world, and transforming every discipline in the data center, including storage. 

How Outbound Call Center Software Grow Your Business?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How Outbound Call Center Software Grow Your Business? This is call center software. Call center software comes in different way function. VoIP and hosted software that has made reality the hosted call center environment. Categories of Call Center Software. The purpose of call center software is to support to business manages customer communication. Call center software can classify into the following.

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

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. and rapidly declining hardware costs.  Operational cost for storage is less about capacity, and more about distinct applications: how many, and how demanding? 

Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight

Network World

billion deal for application analytics specialist AppDynamics giving the networking giant a nice revenue stream and bolstering its software strategy. More on Cisco software from Network World: Has Cisco broken out of the network hardware box? + Cisco today closed its approximately $3.7 The nine-year-old company – which Cisco bought Jan.

Software Defined Storage: The Journey Is Yours

Chuck's Blog - EMC

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.  At the risk of repeating myself endlessly, here’s the quick definition of software-defined storage we''ve been using:  the ability to dynamically compose storage services, aligned on application boundaries, driven by policy. software defined storage

Software is Infrastructure

ForAllSecure

The realization that software is becoming an essential component of our everyday lives was reflected yet again in this year’s Black Hat. Even more solutions are being touted to deal with the ever-growing exposure of software to malicious threats. Unfortunately, a lot of the solutions focus on dealing with the symptoms of our current predicament without addressing the fundamental truth - software is built insecurely despite our best efforts. Software is infrastructure.

SOFTWARE IS INFRASTRUCTURE

ForAllSecure

The realization that software is becoming an essential component of our everyday lives was reflected yet again in this year’s Black Hat. Even more solutions are being touted to deal with the ever-growing exposure of software to malicious threats. Unfortunately, a lot of the solutions focus on dealing with the symptoms of our current predicament without addressing the fundamental truth - software is built insecurely despite our best efforts. Software is infrastructure.

Are CIOs Ready For The Arrival Of Software Defined Networking (SDN)?

The Accidental Successful CIO

It was at around this time that Google and a number of other big name firms in the IT industry got seriously interested in a new way of building networks that is called Software Defined Networking (SDN). Then, over time, we pay for expensive updates to both the hardware and the software that go into these devices. The arrival of the Software Defined Networking (SDN) approach to building networks may change everything.

Why You Don’t Need a Hardware Refresh

ITGCT

Businesses are in a position where they need to be able to leverage the “latest and greatest” in terms of hardware and software to maintain a competitive advantage, but are also balking at the upfront investment normally required at the same time. What many people don’t realize is that hardware is next. Thanks to the power of the cloud, hardware can also embrace the subscription-based model that has served software users so well over the last few years.