Application Aware–Infrastructure Performance Management

April 2, 2014
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PerformanceManagement

IT operations teams need Application Aware–Infrastructure Performance Management tools to successfully support applications in dynamic environments.

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UIAs: Whatever Happened to Them?

April 1, 2014
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ApplicationVirtualization

A couple of years ago, UIAs (user-installed applications) were all the rage. AppSense had a product called StrataApps (and you can do it in Application Manager also), RES has native functionality that allows this, Unidesk can do it (admittedly in a slightly different way with its layering technology), Citrix was pushing Personal vDisk with its…

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Bionic as a Service

March 31, 2014
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CloudComputing

I can remember as I child one of my favorite television shows was the Six Million Dollar Man. In case you’re not really old enough to remember the show, it was about an astronaut named Steve Austin who is severely injured in the crash of an experimental Lifting Body Aircraft, he is "rebuilt" in an…

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DevOps Discussion with ScriptRock

March 28, 2014
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I recently read a great article by Alan Sharp-Paul, cofounder and co-CEO of ScriptRock, called “You’re Doing DevOps Wrong. Automation in the Enterprise.” So I reached out to Alan for a Q&A session about DevOps. The following is a recap of our discussion.

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EMC ViPR V1.1 and SRM V3.0

March 27, 2014
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StorageNetworking

Server and StorageIO, @storageio The EMC2 Advanced Software Division (ASD) recently announced (more here and here) enhancements to its ViPR (v1.1) software-defined storage management solution, as well as a new version of its Storage Resource Management (SRM) product (v3.0). First, keep in mind that SRM, in the traditional server and storage world, means systems or…

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Software-Defined Storage (SDS): What Is It?

March 26, 2014
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StorageNetworking

Recently, Nutanix got awarded a key patent for software-defined storage, and it got me thinking, “What is SDS?” Well, to me, one key aspect of SDS is the fact that it is hardware agnostic. Therefore, by default, Nutanix is not a provider of SDS. Now, don’t get me wrong: Nutanix is an awesome product and…

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