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?

CTOvision

From an enterprise IT standpoint, their championing of the Android operating system has earned them a place in the mobility domain, and their Google Apps offering helped show many businesses that the cloud can work for office automation. 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.

MicroSoft: Still dominating in enterprise office automation

CTOvision

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.

what every open source project needs

SPF13

spf13 Chief Operator @ Docker? ? 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. Summary: small poll for my new operating system? Make it Easy to Contribute • Use an “open” open source license (Apache 2.0,

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

CTOvision

This is the industry’s first universal kernel bypass (UKB) solution which includes three techniques for kernel bypass: a POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) sockets-based API (Application Program Interface), TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) Direct and DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit). Other capabilities include: Hardware Based Packet Telemetry. Hardware Based Security (ServerLock). Unique hardware filter tables for each adapter hosted IP address.

Technology Short Take #62

Scott Lowe

Cue the round of folks claiming that this is why proprietary network operating systems [NOSes] are the route the networking industry should be taking.). 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. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #62.

Technology Short Take #61

Scott Lowe

see below in the “Operating Systems/Applications” section), Metaswitch has announced a Container Networking Interface (CNI) plugin for Project Calico. 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. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #61.

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

CTOvision

This is the industry’s first universal kernel bypass (UKB) solution which includes three techniques for kernel bypass: a POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) sockets-based API (Application Program Interface), TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) Direct and DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit). Other capabilities include: Hardware Based Packet Telemetry. Hardware Based Security (ServerLock). Unique hardware filter tables for each adapter hosted IP address.

The Most Important IT Budgeting Tip for 2017 and Beyond

ITGCT

As operating system updates are released, your older hardware is taxed harder and harder. With a workspace , you don’t have to fix this problem by getting new computers or any new hardware at all – you just have one monthly fee and nothing to worry about.

Tips for Easy Virtualization

Galido

Virtualization is popular these days for businesses for several reasons, but primarily to reduce hardware and infrastructure costs, performance, backups and redundancy, while being able to scale infrastructure and provide resources on demand. . Hardware Compatibility.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum: The Fastest and Most Powerful DVD Ripper – Giveaway

Galido

Operation. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is intuitive even in operation, once the DVD has been inserted just choose the format in which to convert the DVD (MP4 / H.264, MKV, iTunes, MOV, FLV, MPEG, AVI, MP3), in this way you will be able to watch DVDs directly in programs like iTunes and QuickTime.

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IDF 2014 Day 1 Keynote

Scott Lowe

Krzanich points out a couple of IoT partnering efforts; one of which involves attaching sensors to HVAC systems to allow for more efficient servicing of the units and another that involves sensors to allow cities to monitor air quality. Skaugen reinforces that Intel is committed to all operating systems, all form factors, and all use cases. He shows off a demo of Skylake as well as a hardware reference platform for Skylake playing full 4K video.

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VSAN, VSAs and External Arrays

Chuck's Blog - EMC

and are basically run like dedicated storage, except using off-the-shelf hardware.  We also want to consider the operational aspects over the life cycle: implementation, management, upgrading, etc. Most often, you can take your VSA licenses to new hardware, new hypervisor, etc.

Technology Short Take 114

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Operating Systems/Applications. Cindy Sridharan has a good article on health checks and graceful degradation in distributed systems. These look interesting, but be aware that they are not licensed with an open source license. Additionally, the wording of the license for these extensions has caused some consternation (at least, among the folks I follow on Twitter). Welcome to Technology Short Take #114!

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Considering VSAN

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Although VSAN does many of things a traditional storage array does, it''s not a traditional storage array: it''s a software-based storage array that uses clusters of commodity server hardware to do its work.

VSAN, VSAs and External Arrays

Chuck's Blog - EMC

and are basically run like dedicated storage, except using off-the-shelf hardware.  We also want to consider the operational aspects over the life cycle: implementation, management, upgrading, etc. VSAs have the obvious advantage of running on most anything, which is especially convenient if you have unused (or underused) hardware on hand.  Parts is parts, although pricing on server hardware is generally much more transparent than larger array hardware.

IBM And VMware Tie Up: What Does It Mean?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  The offering will be comprised of commodity hardware (low margin), VMware software products (margin goes to VMware), and IBM's value-added service delivery.  Can these customers take their licenses to IBM's cloud, or do they have to buy again?

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Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  A second camp decided to add server virtualization features to their existing operating systems.   The vFabric Data Director also supports an open source database variation that can be an attractive alternative to a licensed database product, e.g. Postgres.

Is Sovrin Decentralized?

Phil Windley

Of course, the question is raised in an attempt to determine whether or not an identity system based on a permissioned ledger can make a legitimate claim that it's self-sovereign. But whether or not a specific system is decentralized is just shorthand for the real questions.

Ballmer: Microsoft has 1 Million Servers » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

Even Facebook, which has open sourced much of its designs for its data center hardware but remains vague about its server count, saying only that it operates “hundreds of thousands” of machines. wow microsoft should be paying more than $1 billion for licensing then.

When Cloud Grew Up

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Most enterprise IT organizations weren't going to embrace external cloud services -- or the cloud operational model for in-house IT -- any time soon. Cloud operators had scale and automation that (theoretically) could save money over using in-house IT resources.

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Expanding the Cloud for Windows Developers - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. s announcement of Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server and.NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk marks another important step in our commitment to increase the flexibility for AWS customers to use the choice of operating system, programming language, development tools and database software that meet their application requirements. License Includedâ?? All Things Distributed.

Cloud Computing- A Definitive Way to Amply your Business Productivity

Galido

In traditional business operations, if you wanted to get access to anything in your company, it had to be done through software locally installed on your computer. This includes servers and virtual machines (VMs), storage, networks, operating systems.

Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Windows 8 App Dev Lab in the.

IT Pros Rock!

Be an Early Expert on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8. Hyper-V.nu - Powered by System Center. System Center 2012. As reported earlier this month on Blogging Windows , more than 60 Million Windows 8 licenses have been sold and over 1,700 certified systems are available from our OEM partners for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Virtual Machine Operating System Selection. Developer License Dialog Box.

Paul Maritz Explains Pivotal - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Enter distributed systems, smart personal devices and all the rest. Hardware has evolved from mainframe to servers and PCs to cloud -- the new infrastructure.    First, a cloud fabric that abstracts resources from the underlying cloud provider and operational model. 

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Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Dev/Test Lab in the.

IT Pros Rock!

Be an Early Expert on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8. Hyper-V.nu - Powered by System Center. System Center 2012. In the Virtual Machine Operating System Selection list, select Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and click the button.

Technology Short Take 88

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Operating Systems/Applications. The series provides an introduction and overview of licensing (part 1), a review of architecture and hardware recommendations (part 2), an overview of data availability (part 3), and a discussion of fault domains (part 4). Welcome to Technology Short Take #88!

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: SPC 2008 Session -- RMS and SharePoint

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Exchange 2007 SP1 which contains pre-licensing/fetching components for RMS as well Q: How is it licensed? A: Free server product, pay for Client Access Licenses (CALs), external connector for users outside your organization. Q: What hardware does it require?

Technology Short Take #48

Scott Lowe

This time around, the content is a bit heavier on cloud management and applications/operating systems, but still lots of good content all the way around (I hope, anyway). A quick perusal of the ONF web site does not indicate that the OpenFlow materials are available anywhere under any open source license. This isn’t to say that they aren’t freely available, just not available under an open source license.). Servers/Hardware. Operating Systems/Applications.

SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 and.

Sean Daniel

In fact, it’s the *only* server operating system that can be backed up by the SBS 2011 Essentials backup engine. The more users you configure to connect, the better the hardware you should configure. SeanDaniel.com [tech].

Technology Short Take #37

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Operating Systems/Applications. While written for OS X, most of these tips apply to Linux or other Unix-like operating systems as well. In part 1 , he covered installation, primarily centered around LVM and file system mount options. In part 2 , Mike discusses things like using the appropriate virtual hardware, the right kernel modules for VMXNET3, getting rid of unnecessary hardware (like the virtual floppy), and similar tips.

Technology Short Take #50

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Operating Systems/Applications. Yes, you could run Docker on bare metal and achieve (the author’s words) “massive CapEx benefits” by “eliminating expensive licensing” for VMware. Welcome to Technology Short Take #50, the latest in my series of posts sharing various links and articles pertaining to key data center technologies. I hope that you find something useful here! Networking.

Technology Short Take #53

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Operating Systems/Applications. Ben Armstrong, aka “Virtual PC Guy,” has decided to start sharing some of his scripts and code samples on GitHub (published with the MIT license). Welcome to Technology Short Take #53. In this post, I’ve gathered links to posts about networking, virtualization, Docker, containers, Linux, configuration management, and all kinds of other cool stuff. Here’s hoping you find something useful! Networking.

Strategic positioning in the flow economy: 3 action steps

Trends in the Living Networks

Lonely Planet launched CitySync in January 2000, providing in-depth guides to four US cities plus Sydney for mobile devices running the PalmOS operating system. License.