vSphere with Operations Management – Raising the Bar for Integrated Cloud Management

This was posted originally on VMWare. With the announcement of vSphere with Operation Management this week, it is truly exciting to not only see the advancements of management being tied so closely to the vSphere platform, but also bring our customers closer to the vision of the Software Defined Data Center.  As we see both the vSphere ...

Parsing the difference between the Internet and the Web according to Alan Kay

Kay thinks the Internet was built better than the Web. Is he right? Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. What did digital pioneer Alan Kay mean by, “The Internet was ...

Five Ways To Boost Your Cloud’s Security

This was posted originally on CloudTweaks. Five Ways to Boost Your Cloud’s Security There is no disputing the fact that Cloud computing is on the rise. Regardless of myths and rumors, Cloud computing is steadily becoming a more viable for various applications and uses. As such, the Cloud works by using the Internet for the storage ...

New core router to boost revenue: Cisco

Can handle 10x data. Cisco predicts that a new product it unveiled on Wednesday will increase its cumulative revenue from core routers, which direct Internet data traffic, by 25 percent – to $US10 billion – within the next two years. The leading network equipment maker expects to cash in on ever increasing demand for Internet ...

Facebook opens data center filled entirely with servers it designed

Vendor-neutral hardware designs make Facebook data center more efficient. Sweet looking server racks in a Facebook data center. Facebook today opened a new data center in Luleå, Sweden, making it the company’s first in Europe and the first to use only servers designed by Facebook itself. The milestone is a result of Facebook’s two-year-old Open ...

Cloud security market landscape, 2013–2017

This report is available at GigaOm Pro by Keren Elazari on Jun 10, 2013 Cyberthreats are now a critical issue affecting the national security of nation countries worldwide. This is thanks to a few factors: the rise of cloud computing and big data and the sometimes unclear virtual boundaries caused by increasingly mobile enterprises, among others. In ...

VMware to take on Splunk in managing log data big and small

photo: Jordan Novet SUMMARY:VMware sees an opportunity to help customers get a hold on unstructured data to understand what’s going on with their infrastructure. Its new Log Insight software will let companies do that. Riding on a successful public offering, Splunk is doing well for itself as it manages logs and other machine data for companies, ...

New from Netflix: Open-sourced gatekeeper to improve the delivery of web services

SUMMARY:Netflix calls Zuul a robust edge services gatekeeper that can help other companies deploy web services faster and more flexibly. Netflix is open sourcing yet another tool to augment the Amazon Web Services infrastructure it relies on to deliver streaming media to myriad devices. The latest is called Zuul, a nod to the gatekeeper in Ghostbusters and, like ...

Is it a good idea to impose uniform code format for all developers?

Herding cats and preserving egos, one standard format at a time. Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. Java developer Stijn Geukens is working with 10 developers, and nearly every dev has his ...

For SoftLayer customers, IBM buy could bring benefits — or migration to other clouds

  SUMMARY:IBM has big plans following its acquisition of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider SoftLayer, and while the roadmap isn’t clear, the deal could yield benefits for current SoftLayer customers. Customers of cloud provider SoftLayer have mixed impressions of what could lie ahead following IBM’s acquisition of the company. Some of SoftLayer’s 21,000 customers only see good things resulting ...