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VMware releases VSAN and the power of policies

VMware is pushing back on storage vendors as it seeks to show the world the full power of software-defined storage.  A couple weeks ago, VMware announced the VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN), a new software-defined storage platform tightly coupled with vCenter server.   The new platform requires both hard disks and solid state disks to create […]

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HP Officejet Pro X: The serious inkjet for business

Inkjet printers are the predominant type of printers used in homes because of their low price, the low price of their ink and the versatility – handling color print jobs, photos and business prints with ease.  And while inkjet became king of the home, laser printers became king of the enterprise.  In the office, laser […]

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Resolving issues with SharePoint 2013 App Store running HTTPS/SSL with a web proxy

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about running the SharePoint 2013 App Store behind a web proxy.  It went over the instructions on how to configure the SharePoint application to recognize and direct App Store traffic through your web proxy to make the App Store functionality work properly. Now that we’ve moved from a test […]

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VMware community unites to raise money for cancer research

One tweet has the power to really ignite something, as Gabriel Chapman (@Bacon_is_king) saw last week.  A quick, but personal post, about his mom’s cancer diagnosis a year after losing his father to the disease has quickly turned into a grassroots effort to raise money for cancer research in the family’s name. The VMware community […]

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HP shares Big Data directions

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a Big Data briefing from HP Chief Technologist for Data Management, Greg Battas.  Battas is part of the newly formed Converged Systems group in HP.  He was a pioneer of Very Large Databases (VLDBs) and analytics in the telecom industry who has worked in business […]

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HP and chipmakers exploring use of specialized dark silicon for improved performance and efficiency

I love when a briefing or conference call sends me searching for a new term I don’t recognize.  I had that happen during an HP briefing with Greg Battas about Big Data last month.  It was the first time I had heard of the concept of Dark Silicon, where there are more transistors on a chip […]

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An Enterprise Solution For Employee File Sharing

This is a guest post by Sean Flaherty. Sean is a freelance writer who covers a variety of topics on information systems, technology, and personal computing. File sharing and digital data storage have become increasingly relevant topics for businesses and online companies everywhere, and it’s easy to understand why. Of course, the ability to store, […]

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HP Virtual Performance Viewer offers heat map for virtual performance

A couple weeks ago at VMworld, I stopped by the HP booth to see what they had new for this year and I was introduced to HP Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV).   Presented as a virtual triage tool, the idea behind vPV is to quickly let a virtualization administrator identify host spots of CPU or […]

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How my iPhone has ruined me

Wrote this musing a little while ago – thought today was an appropriate day to post it… to celebrate the launch of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c. My iPhone has ruined me.  There, I said it.  Yes, that hurts coming from a fan-boy, but its true.  The iPhone has made me a creature incapable […]

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VMware unwraps vSphere 5.5 – What’s in it for your Datacenter?

Almost two weeks ago now, VMware unwrapped vSphere 5.5 to the public.  The release, which ships later this year, includes a lot of enhancements and some new features for the datacenter.  I won’t lie – 5.5 has a lot more in it for the datacenter than 5.1 enhancements.  And I left VMworld 2013 much more […]

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