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.    Sort of like Huffman coding for storage service delivery :).

NGA and DigitalGlobe Release Powerful Application To Community Under Open Source License

CTOvision

From NGA''s Press Release: NGA, DigitalGlobe application a boon to raster data storage, processing. Available to the public through NGA’s GitHub account, the software can be useful in many situations,” said Chris Rasmussen, NGA’s public software development lead. license.

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

Hot Backup Software

Galido

Here are some free and effective hot backup software that may be useful for your environment. Uranium Backup is an easy-to-use and flexible software to perform hot backups of Hyper-V and VMware ESX/ESXi/vSphere virtual machines. Backups Information Technology Software Storage

The Problem With Storage Swiss' Analysis -- On VSAN

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Shortly after VMware announced VSAN''s general availability, George Crump and Colm Keegan of Storage Swiss published a short piece entitled " The Problems With Server Side Storage, Like VSAN ", which appears to be sponsored by GridStore.  The Basis Of The Storage Swiss "Argument".

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. Storage

Why I Think VSAN Is So Disruptive

Chuck's Blog - EMC

 I think what VSAN is doing to the established storage industry deserves to be a strong candidate.  There’s now clearly a new dynamic in the ~$35B storage industry, and VMware’s Virtual SAN is very emblematic of the changes that are now afoot.

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Considering VSAN

Chuck's Blog - EMC

For us storage types, one of the more interesting announcements coming out of VMworld is VSAN (formal name "Virtual SAN"), which will now be available in beta form before too long.   Storage and compute workloads run together on the exact same resource pool.

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. The SFN8722 also provides the ideal link between fast NVMe storage and the network. Marty Meehan.

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. The SFN8722 also provides the ideal link between fast NVMe storage and the network. Marty Meehan. Delivers 1000s Virtual NICs for Ultimate Scalability with the Lowest Possible Latency.

Why I Think VSAN Is So Disruptive

Chuck's Blog - EMC

 I think what VSAN is doing to the established storage industry deserves to be a strong candidate.  There’s now clearly a new dynamic in the ~$35B storage industry, and VMware’s Virtual SAN is very emblematic of the changes that are now afoot. I began this post by making a list of changes — deep, fundamental changes — that VSAN is starting to bring about in the storage world. Storage Shouldn’t Have To Be About Big Boxes.

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Five Reasons Why VSAN Is Different

Chuck's Blog - EMC

New storage products rarely generate as much as enthusiasm as we''ve seen with VSAN.  The source of the enthusiasm is clear: VSAN is a new kind of storage solution, targeted at a new storage buyer.   It establishes a very different model for storage

MacX MediaTrans Giveaway – Two-way Sync iPhone Photos, Videos & Music with Mac/PC

Galido

Read this MacX MediaTrans review… MacX MediaTrans as the name itself is a software for Mac (and Windows) that allows you to easily transfer media files from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac. Thanks to this software, you can manage everything without going through iTunes. Software

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

Galido

All the old-fashioned software fails to provide acceptable times in the encoding of the various video montages of holidays or of adventures. The new VideoProc by Digiarty, a historical software house in the field of video editing and encoding, responds to these modern needs. Software

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WinX MediaTrans Giveaway: Transfer iPhone Files without using iTunes

Galido

However, in terms of usability, iTunes can be somewhat messy and confusing software, not to mention its lack of fluidity in operating systems such as Windows. Yes, WinX MediaTrans is offering free licenses to all those who looking for best iTunes alternative. Mobile Software

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.

Product Review: Paessler PRTG Network Monitor

Galido

This network software is not only powerful but also easy to use. PRTG is network software that monitors your entire infrastructure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and alerts you to problems before users even realize it. Licensing. Networking Software

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You Aren’t Using a Cloud Platform

CIO Dashboard

Storage. Unlimited, cheap storage eliminates need to buy new storage devices. Cloud storage not production ready out of the box – security, SLAs, lack of location transparency; some content distribution is used. cc licensed flickr photo shared by mikebaird.

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Azure Managed VM Images – Using Premium Data Disks

IT Pros Rock!

However, when saving an image, disks are defaulted to using Standard storage to save on costs. When provisioning a new VM from this image via the portal or PowerShell, we can override this default to use Premium storage for OS disks but not currently for data disks. Below, I've included a sample script snippet that we can leverage to convert an existing Managed VM Image to a new image that defaults the disks to using Premium storage. 13: # limitations under the License.

DevOps Basics: Harnessing Continuous Integration and Infrastructure As Code

CanITPro

Azure Storage. It is not something you can license and deploy. DevOps’ core practices: Agile software development. ITPRO Agile software development ARM Automation Azure Azure CLI Continuous Integration DevOps JSON Pierre Roman

VSAN, VSAs and External Arrays

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  If you’re not into storage stuff, perhaps this would be a good post to skip. If you’re in the world of enterprise IT, storage is a big deal — it’s where all the information lives. Storage in an enterprise IT setting can be costly and difficult to manage.

Expanding the Cloud for Windows Developers - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

The software that powers todayâ??s 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. Under the License Included service model, you do not need to purchase SQL Server software licenses.

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

IT Pros Rock!

In many cases, competing solutions either don''t meet the Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) that an organization may require, or are super-expensive to implement because they rely on costly site recovery management software and/or proprietary storage appliances at multiple sites.

VSAN, VSAs and External Arrays

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  If you’re not into storage stuff, perhaps this would be a good post to skip. If you’re in the world of enterprise IT, storage is a big deal — it’s where all the information lives. Storage in an enterprise IT setting can be costly and difficult to manage.   Storage professionals can make a good living by helping IT teams to tame the storage beast so that’s it a bit less unruly. Most everyone should be familiar with external storage arrays.

Enter VSPEX BLUE

Chuck's Blog - EMC

A group of smaller vendors took the same idea, but did storage in software vs. requiring an external array, dubbing themselves “hyper-converged”: Nutanix, Simplivity and others.  The VSPEX BLUE Manager also manages the software inventory.  Bundled Software.

The Amazing Oracle M7

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Oracle created the M7 as an optimized engine for enterprise software: Oracle's and others. How many CPUs have been designed by enterprise software companies? Indeed, the theme for the M7 is "software in silicon", and it’s an apt description.

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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. Email clients and office application software suites are required to be installed locally in order for anything to function.

What are the “true costs” of Business Intelligence?

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Besides the cost of software, they don’t anticipate the fees that crop up during some BI implementations. You must also factor in the differences in fees and licensing structures that may impact your cost over time. Licensing type. Does the software allow for portability?

Enter VSPEX BLUE

Chuck's Blog - EMC

A group of smaller vendors took the same idea, but did storage in software vs. requiring an external array, dubbing themselves “hyper-converged”: Nutanix, Simplivity and others.  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.

VSAN 6.0 — The Second Chapter Begins

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Big news in the storage world, I think. If there was a prize for the most- controversial  storage product of 2014, VSAN would win.  Before VSAN, shared storage usually meant an external storage array.  As part of the vSphere 6.0

Cost Avoidance and Operational Costs | Maximizing Business Value with AWS

Linux Academy

For example, you can eliminate costly infrastructure refresh programs, and a variety of software license maintenance. Consider the typical items in your budget in a traditional IT environment like hardware maintenance costs, costs associated with OS patching, storage administration, and testing. For storage and data transfer, pricing is tiered. Operational resilience in the cloud depends on operations, security, software, and infrastructure.

Tips for Easy Virtualization

Galido

The cloud and virtualization software market is expected to reach over $20 billion by 2019, with a growth rate of 15% each year. Virtualization is a process used to convert physical hardware (whether from a desktop, laptop, or server) and emulate it using software.

Experience “The Big Pivot”

Cloud Musings

For software companies, this painful shift could be from an established initial license purchase and annual maintenance revenue model to a software subscription model.

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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. In any case, Fournova Software—the company behind the OS X Git client Tower (which I use regularly)—has a developer survey here. Storage. Kenneth Hui has a couple of great articles on persistent storage with application containers (first one here , then this follow-up post ).

The Digital Transformation Checklist (Part 2)

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

When evaluating your legacy systems for a digital transformation, you need to look at them through a different lens,” says Tyler Wassell, Software Development Manager at mrc. “I Business users should have access to the software they need, or have the ability to create their own solutions.