By Teyo Tyree, Puppet Labs

Enterprises look to adopt cloud operations practices more broadly. It is not just about IaaS and PaaS offerings.  The cloud effect is a continuation of the homogenization of infrastructure that started with virtualization. Homogenization has lowered operational costs and sped up new product delivery. Companies will begin [...]

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This week, VentureBeat hosted CloudBeat 2012 in Redwood Shores, California, where executives from VMware, Dropbox, Box, SAP, PepsiCo, Nebula, and many others provided deep insights about how people are using the cloud. CloudTimes was a Media Partner for the event.

Cloud computing, a broader concept than it seems, is [...]

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Forrester recently surveyed 205 infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and found that while firms prioritize improved virtualization and have ambitions for internal infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), or private cloud, they lack sufficient virtualization maturity practices. The survey asked about current virtualization practices to create a clearer picture of virtualization maturity as well as [...]

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The Executive Director of OpenStack Foundation, Jonathan Bryce, says that if users don’t want to be ensnared by vendor lock-in, they can try the OpenStack project. He claims that OpenStack will still provide free software through its OpenStack Foundation. In an interview during the recently concluded Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California, [...]

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These past few years, there are a lot of people who are worried that we may be seeing the end of the PC market, even going so far as to coin the term “post-PC”, since PC sales are seeing a slow but steady decline, while portable devices such as tablets, smartphones, and [...]

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As you know, everything is mobile, connected, interactive, and immediate. This is exactly why organizations need a highly agile IT infrastructure in order to keep pace with extreme fluctuations in business demand. This book will help you understand why infrastructure convergence has been widely accepted as the optimal approach for simplifying and [...]

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At this time of financial uncertainty, investors want to search for a winner and it’s to be expected. They don’t want to part with their hard-earned money only to find themselves losing in the end. Most of them will troop to Amazon because it’s been touted as the number one bookseller, even [...]

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Featured Startup: Double Dutch

On September 23, 2012 By

Double Dutch is a new startup that develops mobile productivity software targeted towards business customers. They currently have 2 products released on the market; the CRM engagement app called Hive, and Flock, which is a white label platform that automates the creation of a social, branded app.

Double Dutch was [...]

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HP and Microsoft have announced integration of an agreement in the private cloud. HP and Microsoft continue their collaboration this time targeting desktop applications, virtualization, and messaging and collaboration tools, sales and support.

Under the agreement, HP and Microsoft will offer private cloud solutions to help public companies to rapidly increase the [...]

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HP’s Big Turn Around

On September 4, 2012 By

Hewlett-Packard has been around for 73 years, and as expected from such a long term, it has seen bad quarters in terms of revenue. But the most recent loss, which is estimated to be $8.9 Billion USD, is by far the largest the company has seen in its entire life. Surprisingly, there [...]

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OpenStack is currently riding high on a momentum built up by Rackspace’s recent decision to rebrand themselves around the open source cloud project, along with long-running auction site eBay coming out and admitting that they are using the technology, but it’s not completely smooth sailing for Openstack, as there are still a [...]

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Dell has recently made some steps towards growing out of their hardware supplier status and becoming a complete business intelligence vendor, via a move that sees their software that has the ability to aggregate and organize data being bundled with Microsoft’s SQL Server 2012 database on an appliance.

Dubbed The Dell [...]

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Rackspace’s President, Lew Moorman, has recently made a statement regarding the cloud market, basically stating that the industry needs to have an open source alternative to the current leader in public cloud infrastructure, Amazon Web Services. According to the Rackspace executive, the market is currently flooded with AWS clones, which means customers [...]

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More than two months after publishing its beta, Enterprise open source software vendor Red Hat has officially launched on the market JBoss Data Grid 6, a NoSQL in-memory database logically designed to trendy world of Big Data for its JBoss management platform.

Today, the main challenge companies face a much [...]

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IBM continues its strategy of betting on intelligent computing and announced a wide range of improvements in performance and efficiency of their storage systems and technical systems to deal with Big Data.

IBM announced Smarter Computing, a new strategic approach to design and manage storage infrastructures. The new offering delivers more [...]

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HP is working to expand its presence in the market for Big Data analysis and achieving useful business intelligence from large and often chaotic mix of data, with its capacity of hardware, software and services.

Much of its focus is on offering clients with Apache Hadoop, an open source framework for distributed [...]

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