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We recently completed a proof-of-concept (POC) that involved pulling data out of DynamoDB and into Redshift so that business users could analyze the data in an ad hoc manner with JasperSoft. JasperSoft and Redshift are touted as the new way to do data warehousing in the cloud and we we...
IBM is strengthening its software defined environment (SDE) portfolio with the introduction of IBM Platform Resource Scheduler, a dynamic resource management tool for private and public OpenStack cloud that automatically allocates the right resources to the right job, balances workload...
Forrester Research is looking forward, and what it sees is cloud as commonplace in 2014. In 2013, enterprises got real about cloud computing. In 2014, businesses will integrate it into existing IT portfolios, whether IT gives its blessing or not. As the Age of the Customer arrives,...
With the holiday season in our midst, we can't help but notice some parallels between holiday simulations and service virtualization's simulated test environments... Artificial trees, ranging from the Charlie Brown Christmas aluminum trees to realistic-looking pine-scented ones Artif...
Not-for-profits and cloud computing seem to be made for one another. The cloud IT delivery model is well suited to not-for-profits (NFPs) for a number of reasons, according to an article on CMO.com. There are little to no upfront costs with cloud services and consumption is usually b...
information and other data that must be protected. Medical practices, credit unions and independent retailers all face HIPAA, PCI and other standards. With so many regulations and limited budgets, how can small businesses keep up? Here are the top security mistakes that leave SMBs vuln...
As UNIX users prepare to embrace industry-standard servers for production workloads, they have to confront some fundamental choices about how to best match the capabilities that they have come to expect from UNIX operating systems. While both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows Server...
Last week I was in Europe speaking and teaching enterprise mobility and digital transformation strategies. I worked with several large multinational companies where I heard the same questions asked, "How do we convince our executives that we must change, and invest in change? How do ...
This IDC whitepaper takes a look at the growth of Linux as a server operating system and how deployment form factors have changed over time. Today, commercial Linux has become a key platform across many workloads. This paper considers both workload data and the ecosystem that has grown...
Red Hat on Thursday announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0. Engineered with Red Hat-hardened OpenStack Havana code, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, and the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor built on KVM, Red Hat Enterprise Linux O...
Red Hat, Inc., on Tuesday introduced the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in support of OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, the company’s award-winning private PaaS. Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, Cloud and OpenShift, Red Hat said the ...
Virtual servers are rapidly becoming more popular than physical dedicated servers for a variety of reasons. A virtual private server (VPS) acts like a dedicated server in all respects on a software level while allowing multiple servers to be run on a single physical machine. Since most...
Next month, the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) will introduce an open pattern that will enable governments, agencies and businesses to create a secure, hybrid IT environment quickly and cost effectively. Cloud computing expert Kevin Jackson has been named to lea...
Agile project management and not just project management is the need of the hour. We've all heard about agile software development, and agile project management is a leaf out of the same book. Much like the former that follows an iterative approach towards software development, the lat...
"ActiveState is focused on the cloud market with a product called Stackato, an enterprise private PaaS solution that allows enterprises to manage and deploy their own Platform as a Service offering," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv i...
German telco EWE TEL has solved performance complexity across an extended enterprise billing process by using service virtualization, which improved applications performance and gained predictive insights into composite application services behavior. To learn more about how EWE is lev...
Get a summary of the top 10 service virtualization questions that industry leaders are asking Parasoft at Gartner AADI this week. According to Wikipedia, service virtualization is "a method to emulate the behavior of specific components in heterogeneous component-based applications su...
In the past, the data structure and business logics were so simple that one SQL statement was enough to achieve user's computational goal. With the rapid growing of information industry, users frequently find that they need to achieve the increasingly complex computational goals to out...
Over the last three years, the market has been abuzz with the news that deduplication technology was going to change the economics of flash-based storage systems forever. In fact just recently, in his article War Between SSDs and HDDs Will Escalate Through 2016, industry analyst Ben Wo...
The OpenNebula Project has just announced the nineteenth stable release of its widely deployed OpenNebula cloud management platform, a fully open-source solution for data center management and enterprise cloud computing. With a sysadmin-centric approach, OpenNebula is the open operatin...
Red Hat, Inc., on Tuesday announced the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise 2, the latest version of its on-premise private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. With OpenShift Enterprise 2, customers can increase the velocity, efficiency and scalability of their IT service d...
OpenNebula has enhanced the Amazon EC2 and EBS API implementation exposed by the econe-server. The econe-server is a component on top of the OpenNebula core that translates Amazon API calls into OpenNebula actions, therefore a user will be able to interact with an OpenNebula cloud usi...
In this series of blogs we will expose how fraudsters operate, we will run through several typical fraud scenarios, we will investigate where, how and why legacy detection solutions fall short, and what can be done to improve them. Banks and Insurance companies lose billions of dollar...
This is the fifth entry in a blog post series explaining how to make the most out of your OpenNebula 4.4 cloud. In previous posts we explained the new multiple datastore system with storage load balancing, the enhanced cloud bursting to Amazon features, the multiple groups functionalit...
Simplify user management by eliminating data redundancy and automating data maintenance with Red Hat Directory Server. You can also improve security, enabling administrators to store policies and access control information in the directory for a single authentication source across ente...
An executive summary that provides insight into the challenges organizations face when moving to a virtualized environment and covers best practices and solutions to help. Learn more about Symantec’s unique solution to IT environments looking to take full advantage of virtualization. ...
In this whitepaper see how 14 virtual backup products scored in this free evaluation report from Info-Tech Research Group. Learn more and read on.
Why be thankful for service virtualization and simulated test environments? Because it helps you test earlier, faster, and more completely. To reduce the risk of business interruption in today's interconnected systems, organizations need to test across a complex set of applications, s...
As you may know, OpenNebula's approach to cloud bursting (that is, its hybrid cloud model) is quite unique. The reason behind this uniqueness is the transparency to both end users and cloud administrators to use and maintain the cloud bursting functionality. The transparency to clou...
Internap Network Services Corporation has announced the beta availability of the next generation of its public cloud, AgileCLOUD, which will fully expose both virtualized and bare-metal compute instances over a native OpenStack API and deliver significant performance, interoperability ...
Red Hat Directory Server is an LDAP-compliant server that centralizes application settings, user profiles, group data, policies, and access control information in a network-based registry. In this webinar, you’ll learn more about how Red Hat Directory Server can: Reduce administratio...
The most challenging part of managing a complex IT infrastructure is not in the silos but the boundaries between those silos. Tools, processes, and even people have to be particularly flexible at the points where workflows intersect. And once these intersection points are codified (th...
Faced with competitive pressures demanding increased IT agility, Line-of-Business (LOB) managers have been increasingly relying on virtualized infrastructures to accelerate deployment of critical application workloads. Server virtualization has rapidly become the default platform for m...
How Parasoft Service Virtualization helped Comcast increase the scope & accuracy of performance testing, slash testing costs and cut downtime by 60%. There were two primary issues that led Comcast to explore service virtualization. First, we wanted to increase the accuracy and consist...
Having cloud skills will help pay the bills, according to a recent study. Research from recruitment specialists Robert Half Technology revealed cloud computing is the most lucrative skill to have in the IT job market today. Cloud topped the bill in the survey of 100 IT directors an...
When the OpenNebula project started in 2008, we intended to create an open solution to make Enterprise Cloud simple. From the beginning, we understood enterprise cloud computing as en evolution of data center virtualization to host both cloud-aware and traditional applications. So we a...
Learn why Service Virtualization is a must-have for accelerating the SDLC and bringing higher quality functionality to the market faster—at a lower cost. No matter what industry you're in, software is increasingly becoming the interface to your business. Organizations that are able to...
With the rise of BYOD and the sharp growth of mobile devices, organizations worldwide, including those in need of government-level security, are turning to Virtual Bridges, Inc. to reduce risk and increase control over their sensitive data. With Virtual Bridges VDI private cloud soluti...
You are surely aware of the new features introduced in OpenNebula 4.2 Flame, and its focus to strengthen the most demanded and useful features. So now is time to move forward and implement new features demanded by our uses and that's why the beta version OpenNebula 4.4 Retina is out f...
Perhaps it is tied to the number of press releases, product or staffing announcements including who has joined the organization along with added coverage of it? Maybe its based on how many articles, videos or some other content and coverage that helps to show traction and momentum? O...