Monthly Archives: April 2012

Another vote for the Apache Hadoop stack

This guest post comes courtesy of Tony Baer’s OnStrategies blog. Tony is senior analyst at Ovum. By Tony Baer As we’ve noted previously, the measure of success of an open source stack is the degree to which the target remains … Continue reading

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Fast data hits the big data fast lane

This guest post comes courtesy of Tony Baer’s OnStrategies blog. Tony is senior analyst at Ovum. By Tony Baer Of the 3 “V’s” of Big Data – volume, variety, velocity (we’d add “Value” as the 4th V) – velocity has … Continue reading

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Case study: Strategic approach to disaster recovery and data lifecycle management pays off for Australia’s SAI Global

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: VMware. The latest BriefingsDirect case study discussion focuses on how business standards and compliance services provider SAI Global is benefiting from a strategic … Continue reading

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Amazon(s amzn) CTO Werner Vogels had some words of wisdom Thursday for IT customers: “You should keep your providers on their toes every day. If we’re not delivering the right services you should walk away.” No…

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Virtualization simplifies disaster recovery for insurance broker Myron Steves while delivering efficiency and agility gains too

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: VMware. When Hurricane Ike struck Texas in 2008, it became the second costliest hurricane ever to make landfall in the U.S. It was … Continue reading

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Microsoft teams up with Ariba on B2B ecommerce front

Ariba is now teaming with Microsoft in business streamlining to empower buyers and sellers to better connect and collaborate across Microsoft applications and Ariba’s commerce cloud services. Announced last week at the AribaLIVE conference in Las Vegas, the joint effort … Continue reading

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The business aspects of cloud: Let’s get started

This guest post comes courtesy of Christian Verstraete, Chief Technologist, Cloud Strategy for HP. By Christian Verstraete I’ve spent the last several weeks addressing some of the business aspects of cloud and why/how companies move to the cloud. It’s time … Continue reading

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SAP and databases no longer an oxymoron

This guest post comes courtesy of Tony Baer’s OnStrategies blog. Tony is a senior analyst at Ovum. By Tony Baer In its rise to leadership of the ERP market, SAP shrewdly placed bounds around its strategy: it would stick to … Continue reading

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For years, Oracle(s orcl) wowed Wall Street with its fat margins on software licenses and maintenance. The fact was, many large companies depended on Oracle relational databases and paid what it took to keep them running.…

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News flash: SAP(s sap) is a database company. At least that’s its story and it’s sticking to it. SAP has long been the enterprise software company, the leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other mission-critical…

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Top 10 ways HP is different and better when it comes to cloud computing

Today HP filled out its cloud computing strategy, a broad-based set of products and services, that set a date (finally!) for its public cloud debut (May 10). See my separate earlier blog on all the news. Disclosure: HP is a … Continue reading

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HP takes its cloud support approach public while converging its offerings around OpenStack, KVM

HP today announced major components and details for its HP Converged Cloud strategy, one that targets enterprises, service providers and small- and medium-sized business (SMBs) with a comprehensive yet flexible approach designed to “confidently” grow the cloud computing market fast … Continue reading

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Learn why Ducati races ahead with private cloud and a virtualization rate approaching 100 percent

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: VMware. High-performance motorcycle designer and manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding has greatly expanded its use of virtualization and is speeding toward increased private cloud … Continue reading

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Citrix(s ctsx) stunned its OpenStack partners with news on Tuesday that it is setting up CloudStack as an Apache-based rival to the OpenStack cloud platform. There’s been a lot of jawing and some bad feelings on both…

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