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Server virtualization provides an immediate reduction in hardware and configuration cost. But in focusing merely on the hardware side of virtualization, are we leaving money on the table?  While organizations can reduce the number of boxes they need, and save the cost of replicating servers for virtual test beds, these servers are becoming commodities. What if we could apply the benefits of virtualization where we spend 80 percent or more of the IT budget - in the key enterprise software that runs our business and in the extensive development, support and maintenance costs of these applications? Today's leading businesses rely on a mix of distributed technologies and new functionality, such as service-oriented architecture (SOA). Virtualization can improve the quality and time-to-market for these systems. But how can teams virtualize to improve the quality and time-t... (more)

Too Much SOA for You? Come to Samar-Leyte and Relax!

Send email to my bro at [email protected] if you want to know more! Maupay na aga everybody! These are local Waray Waray words to say Good Morning to you. Where I am from in Samar province Tagalog is not the first language, but we learn to speak it just as well as anyone else. Some of us also learn English, but not all. The nearest city is Tacloban, in Leyte Province, on the other side of the longest bridge in the Philippines. Many Kano know Leyte from Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who is even today a hero for people in the area. If you read my blog stories, you know that life is very hard for many people in the province. No electricity and no money in many places. Very small poor houses. I left the province at 18 because I had to work to support my family But you know the people there are friendly to visitors and can be very funny and silly. Today I live in Pampa... (more)

Federal Cloud Computing Heating Up !

As fellow blogger Reuven Cohen mentions in his post, Federal cloud computing is indeed heating up: Vivek Kundra held a US Federal Government Cloud Computing Summit yesterday The Federal CIO Council is officially studying effective uses of cloud computing According to Network World, an INPUT study places Federal spend on cloud services at $277M in 2008 growing to $793M by 2013 Patrick Stingley has been named as the CTO, Federal Cloud for GSA NIST has reveled their draft definition of cloud computing (see below) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Draft NIST Working Definition of Cloud Computing 4-24-09 Peter Mell and Tim Grance - National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Technology Laboratory Note 1: Cloud computing is still an evolving paradigm. Its definitions, use cases, underlying technologies... (more)

Aster Data Takes Big Data Management and Analytics to the Next Level

Aster Data has taken big data management and analytics to the next level with the announcement today of its Aster Data nCluster 4.6, which includes a column data store and provides a universal SQL-MapReduce analytic framework on a hybrid row and column massively parallel processing (MPP) database management system (DBMS). The San Carlos, Calif. company's new offering will allow users to choose the data format best suited to their needs and benefit from the power of Aster Data’s SQL-MapReduce analytic capabilities, as well as Aster Data’s suite of 1000+ MapReduce-ready analytic functions. [Disclosure: Aster Data is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] Row stores traditionally have been optimized for look-up style queries, while column stores are traditionally optimized for scan-style queries. Providing both a row store and a column store within nCluster and deliveri... (more)

New Release of Quest Toad for Oracle Offers Enhancements to Reduce Risk

Today's economy requires IT management to justify the cost of every purchase while ensuring their teams are more productive, agile and versatile than ever before. These pressures filter down to the individual developer, administrator and analyst, who often have to do the work of two or three people. And in the database world, a Big Data and Cloud revolution is changing the way database professionals develop access, manage, and analyze data. Amidst this sea of change, the majority of Fortune 500 companies and more than 2 million individual database professionals continue to rely on one tool as they have for nearly 15 years. With the release of version 11, Toad for Oracle again proves why it is the most popular, most comprehensive tool for Oracle database management on the market today. Toad for Oracle 11 gives developers a far more flexible and intuitive way to per... (more)

Porticor Launches to Protect Data in the Cloud

Porticor, a cloud data security company delivering a cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, on Wednesday formally launched to make available a solution combining data encryption with patented key management to protect critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Since Porticor addresses the fundamental cloud security issue of data encryption with keys managed in the cloud, companies are now assured that their private data stored in the cloud across a variety of storage types, including virtual disks, databases, distributed storage and file systems, is fully protected. "Many organizations have already realized the advantages of cloud infrastructure, but security hazards and regulation prevent many more from truly leveraging cloud benefits," said Gordon England, general par... (more)

SPBUG Meeting with Yakov Werde, March 28th

At the seminar, given by the excellent speaker Yakov Werde, you will learn to Important features about PB .NETMigrating from Classic to .NET WPFFuture proofing your codeVisual Studio IDE tips & tricksWCF & web services (if time permits) The meeting will take place at the Mövenpick Hotel, Zurich Airport. Find more information at the SPBUG Website ... (more)

Amazon Web Services to Deliver Keynote Talk at the 2006 Network Storage Conference

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/10/06 -- The Network Storage Conference (NSC06) May 2 & 3, 2006, at the Tuscany Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, is pleased to announce a keynote talk by Dave Barth from Amazon Web Services describing their simple storage service for software developers. Barth's keynote is scheduled for 1:30 PM on Wednesday, May 3. Amazon opened up its data storage infrastructure in early March for virtually any developer or business to use for their own data. This service, called "Amazon S3," is available through Amazon Web Services, and allows any business or developer to store their data simply, reliably, and cheaply. Dave Barth, who managed the development and deployment of Amazon S3 from start to finish, will discuss why Amazon chose to expose its data infrastructure, how such a data environment was created, and the system's key desi... (more)

Newtek "The Small Business Authority" Stands Ready To Help Small Businesses Recover From Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newtek Business Services, NASDAQ: NEWT, The Small Business Authority, today announced that it is setting up special programs to help small businesses devastated by Hurricane Sandy.  Barry Sloane, Chairman and CEO of Newtek said: "We are here to help small businesses and even more so for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Newtek is here as the "Small Business Authority" to help independent business owners in good times and bad, both our clients and others. We are a business located in Manhattan and on Long Island and know the problems businesses face.  We are here at any time and every day to help with major causes of concern for small businesses.  All it takes is a phone call to the 1-855-2-THESBA phone line for help with: SBA Disaster Loan Funding Examining Insurance Policies for coverage for wind, flood and business interrup... (more)

Writer Safeguard Empowers its Business With AMEYO

GURGAON, India, February 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AMEYO has Been Chosen as a Vertebral Technology by Writer Safeguard for Streamlining Their Business Operations Writer Safeguard Pvt Ltd. is a cash management firm involved in the flow of cash and currency into the Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and Cash-in-Transit (CTI) services. Since security is of paramount importance when it comes to cash movement, Writer Safeguard takes special care and adheres to the stringent quality systems in order to safely move cash between banks, retail outlets and consumers. To ensure smooth running of the cycle, they have now switched to AMEYO, the complete CIM solution, as their backbone technology.      (Logo: Writer Safeguard were in search of a technology that would help them in keeping track on the calls they receive. They wa... (more)

Gazzang Announces Support for GE Predix™

Gazzang, the big data security experts, today announced it will support and develop cybersecurity solutions for Predix™, GE’s software platform for building and managing Industrial Internet applications. Predix enables some of the world’s largest companies to more closely measure machine performance and efficiency, and in the process, minimize unplanned downtime. Launched last week, Predix combines industry-leading technologies from companies including AT&T, Amazon Web Services, Pivotal and Intel to deliver a distributed compute platform for big data analytics, asset management, machine-to-machine communication and mobility. In a recent press release, GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, said, "Industrial data is not only big, it's the most critical and complex type of big data. Our greatest challenge and opportunity is to manage and analyze this data in a highly secure... (more)