Why You Don’t Need a Hardware Refresh


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.

Open19: The Vendor-Friendly Open Source Data Center Project

Data Center Knowledge

Its licensing framework is one of the key differences between LinkedIn’s data center tech foundation and OCP. Design Featured Hardware LinkedIn Open SourceRead More.

NetApp Solidfire adds high-end SF19210 all-flash array

Computer Weekly

All-flash array maker tops out the SF family with the SF19210, upgrades OS to add VVOLs compatibility and launches licensing that separates software licences and hardware purchases

How Edge Data Center Providers are Changing the Internet’s Geography

Data Center Knowledge

As online video replaces cable TV and cloud services replace software licenses and hardware boxes, the makeup of the internet changes too Read More. CDNs Cloud Computing Colocation Connectivity Data Center Strategies Featured Peering Site Selection

How software-defined storage translates into just-in-time data center scaling and hybrid IT benefits

IT Toolbox

Learn how scaling of customized IT infrastructure for a hosting organization in a multi-tenant environment benefits from flexibility of modern storage, unified management, and elastic hardware licensing

Distribution, distribution, distribution

IT Toolbox

I love it because of the power it give me over my hardware and I love it because the Linux I use is mine and mine alone and not some platform where I have no control over how it works and only have the right to use. I am not going into the licensing just yet as I am just going to talk about Linux distributions. Anyone who had followed me for any length of time knows that I love Linux.

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MicroSoft: Still dominating in enterprise office automation


Here is how Microsoft describes themselves: Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. The Company also designs and sells hardware, and delivers online advertising to the customers. The Company operates in five segments: Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing, D&C Hardware, D&C Other, Commercial Licensing, and Commercial Other. Bob Gourley.

The US Leads In Public Cloud Services, But Other Regions Are Catching Up

Forrester IT

Explosive growth in cloud applications has depressed software license sales, and cloud platforms have upended the traditional on-premises server and storage market. In response, traditional software and hardware vendors are moving to the cloud via both acquisitions and launches of new cloud services. Public cloud services are one of the biggest disruptions in the tech market in the past 15 years. In September 2016, my colleagues Andrew Bartels , Dave Bartoletti , and John R.

Oracle Corporation: Addressing enterprise IT infrastructure


The Company's businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services. Its cloud and on-premise software business consists of three segments, including cloud software and on-premise software, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software license updates and product support. Its hardware business consists of two segments, including hardware products and hardware support.

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EU’s data privacy regulations put the pressure on IT

ComputerWorld IT Management

IT team has had to contend with everything from a stalled cloud strategy and decentralized systems to increases in hardware costs, licensing fees and IT head count. Most corporate acquisitions come with a fair share of complexities. But when Accuride acquired a majority stake in Italian truck wheel manufacturer Gianetti Ruote, the Indiana-based company never dreamed of the impact the deal would have on its IT activities. Since Accuride expanded into Europe late last year, its U.S.

How to bet on AWS Reserved Instances -- and win

David Linthicum

But pricing can be as complex as for any on-premises licenses or network bandwidth service. If you expect consistent, heavy use, Reserved Instances can provide substantial savings over owning your hardware, as well as over using AWS's standard as-needed pricing. [ Cloud pricing is often presented as a simple "pay for what you use" proposition, perhaps with volume discounts -- or penalties. Exhibit A: reservation-based pricing, such as Amazon Web Services' Reserved Instances.

How Big is the Hosted Desktop (DaaS) Market - Part 1


This environment is also traditionally run locally on your personal hardware (laptop, desktop, etc.). But the inhibitors revolved around two main areas: Physics and the more mundane aspect of licensing. While the licensing aspect of a 3rd-party owning desktop licenses has been solved-for, it took longer to work around Nature.

Technology Short Take #69

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Kevin Houston has an updated blade server comparison chart that might be helpful in making hardware decisions. VMware is offering licenses for Log Insight to customers who already own NSX. Networking Hardware Security Storage Virtualization Python Docker Cumulus MPLS VMware NSX AWS OpenStack Kubernetes Photon Ansible DNS vSphere vMotionWelcome to Technology Short Take #69!

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Technology Short Take #62

Scott Lowe

Cumulus Networks recently shifted their pricing and licensing model toward perpetual licenses; this article has more information and a comparison of the old vs. new models. Servers/Hardware. Networking Hardware Security Storage Virtualization VMware NSX Cisco Cumulus Linux OpenFlow Microsoft Intel OpenStack Docker CoreOS AnsibleWelcome to Technology Short Take #62. Sorry for the long delay since the last TST; some global travel has really thrown my schedule off.

The Battle for Mobile Operating System Supremacy

The Investing Edge

In the cases of both PCs and smartphones, Apple implemented a walled garden approach to establish complete control of hardware, OS, and applications.

Google: Innovating in AI but can they catch up with cloud leaders?


Google segment includes Internet products, such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome, Google Play, and hardware products, including Chromecast, Chromebooks and Nexus, which are sold by the Company. Google segment is engaged in advertising, sales of digital content, applications and cloud services, as well as sale of Google branded hardware. Research Team. We track Google ( NASDAQ:GOOGL ) as a Tech Titan , of course.

Technology Short Take #61

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Colin Lynch gives a “first look” at the Cisco UCS Generation 3 hardware , which may be of interest if you’re a UCS customer or looking at purchasing UCS. Steve Flanders wrote up a post announcing the release of Log Insight 3.3 , also announcing that vCenter Server users are also entitled to access to a limited-license version of Log Insight as well. Welcome to Technology Short Take #61.


SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Introducing a new line of Network Storage.

Sean Daniel

Only yesterday, a third product that I worked on over the past little while called Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials was announced, on hardware provided by Western Digital. The WD Sentinel DX4000 looks pretty awesome from a hardware perspective as well. Licensed?

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what every open source project needs


60s & 70s • Computer companies sold hardware • Software was free • Software was colloborative • IBM dominates. The Internet Era: 00s • Internet changes everything • Open source movement gains traction (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) • Tech selling ads, bits, hardware & services • Google Dominates. Make it Easy to Contribute • Use an “open” open source license (Apache 2.0, Icons made by Freepik are licensed by CC BY 3.0

The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

The Accidental Successful CIO

Back in the old days, software vendors would show up on our doorstep with a suitcase full of CDs and attempt to sell us software licenses. These licenses determined how many people could use the software and how long we were signing up to keep using the software.

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


Other capabilities include: Hardware Based Packet Telemetry. Hardware Based Security (ServerLock). Unique hardware filter tables for each adapter hosted IP address. Hardware based firewall – Filtering packets in both directions at a record rate of 250 nanoseconds, offering the fastest filter execution available on the market. specification as helping further drive innovation throughout the data center without being locked-in to proprietary hardware standards.”.

The Amazing Oracle M7

Chuck's Blog - EMC

It's dubbed as the first-ever hardware-based memory protection for applications -- dramatically improving both security and reliability. And because it's based in hardware, it can run all the time with almost no performance impact.

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The Most Important IT Budgeting Tip for 2017 and Beyond


As operating system updates are released, your older hardware is taxed harder and harder. It creates something of a perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances: you need the latest software to thrive, but that software itself cannot excel on the older hardware you’re working with.

What are the “true costs” of Business Intelligence?

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

You must also factor in the differences in fees and licensing structures that may impact your cost over time. Licensing type. While many BI vendors license their software on a per-user/seat basis, it’s not the only licensing type. Hardware costs.

IDF 2014 Day 1 Keynote

Scott Lowe

He shows off a demo of Skylake as well as a hardware reference platform for Skylake playing full 4K video. license) and contributing relevant patents to the OIC. General Hardware IDF2014 Intel This is a liveblog for the day 1 keynote at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2014.

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More SMB Love Needed

Cloud Musings

Switching from software or CPU license-based pricing to the subscription-based utilization models offered by cloud service providers can also require an SMB to conduct a careful economic analysis of the change.

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VMware or Microsoft? Protect Private Clouds with Site-to-Site Failover using Hyper-V Replica and Windows Azure HRM

IT Pros Rock!

with a paid software license that includes VMware vSphere Replication , your smallest possible RPO today is 15-minutes - forcing many IT Pros that need more granular control of their "data-at-risk" window into much more expensive hardware and software products.

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


Other capabilities include: Hardware Based Packet Telemetry. Hardware Based Security (ServerLock). Unique hardware filter tables for each adapter hosted IP address. Hardware based firewall – Filtering packets in both directions at a record rate of 250 nanoseconds, offering the fastest filter execution available on the market. specification as helping further drive innovation throughout the data center without being locked-in to proprietary hardware standards.”.

Cloud, Mobile, Social and Cyber: 2015 Predictions That Will Rock The World (AGAIN!)

Cloud Musings

Customers will act on market shifts that makes the purchase and resale of hardware and software no longer viable opting instead for the integration of cloud-based services. Local licensing of taxis, hotels and similar businesses will implode under the weight of digital transformation.

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Chuck's Blog - EMC

Last August, VMware got into this market in a big way by introducing EVO:RAIL — an integrated software product that — when combined with a specific hardware reference platform from an OEM partner — delivered an attractive new improvement over the first round of hyper-converged solutions.

Windows 8 Pro vs Enterprise - What's the Difference? - IT Pros.

IT Pros Rock!

BUT … only Windows 8 Enterprise provides these extra cool business features: Windows-To-Go – Provision a bootable USB key as a Windows 8 Enterprise “computer” that can be booted from any PC meeting the Windows 8 hardware requirements – a great way to provision an inexpensive, bootable, and secure environment for vendors, contractors, and home users. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK! at Microsoft.

VMware and AWS -- Harder Than It Looks

Chuck's Blog - EMC

VMware will have to teach and incentivize their salespeople to sell subscriptions and metered consumption vs. traditional software licenses. The new "market freeze" will also apply to their traditional on-premises license business, and that's going to show up in the revenue line before long.

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ITAM Isn’t Sexy. But We Need It!


According to the International Association for IT Asset Management ( IAITAM ), ITAM is Software Asset Management (SAM), Hardware Asset Management (HAM), and Asset Portfolio Management (APM). Special software (usually with agents) discovers the hardware and the software that is installed on it.

VideoProc Review: Easy and Fast GoPro iPhone 4K Video Processor and Compressor


VideoProc Features: Comes with advanced and unique GPU hardware acceleration to speed up the 4K video compressing progress. It is very interesting to take advantage of what Digiarty calls 3-Level Hardware Acceleration. for a lifetime license.

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BlackBerry counts on cars to reverse decline in revenue

Network World

The company signaled its departure from the smartphone hardware business last week, licensing its brand to TCL, the Chinese manufacturer that built the last two BlackBerry handsets. BlackBerry reported another quarter of losses and declining revenue on Tuesday, but CEO John Chen forecast that the company will break even next quarter, its first since quitting the smartphone business.