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April 1st, 2014, saw the release of SQL Server 2014, Microsoft’s cloud first data platform. Latest in a long line of relational database management systems, SQL Server 2014 boasted a range of new and improved features. This included greater performance through In-Memory OLTP, increased availabili…READ MORE
As VMworld 2014 approaches, rumors about new VMware products and feature updates are swirling. In this podcast, we talk with Christian Mohn about Marvin rumors and about what we’re expecting to see at VMworld 2014….READ MORE
Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel, noticed that over the course of tech history, compute power doubled every two years. Later coined as “Moore’s law,” his observation was meant to predict the general upward trend of processor speeds. Over the past few years, however, new content outlets — …READ MORE
With Black Hat’s conference in Singapore coming up next month, I found myself chatting with independent security researcher Nitesh Dhanjani, who’ll be giving a presentation at the March 25-28 event. We talked mostly about some things he’d learned about the Philips hue lightbulb system. These LED bul…READ MORE
Amazon’s third quarter earnings disappointed almost everyone, and the fact that there were so many different views about just what was disappointing makes it all the more challenging to analyze. Many said the profit picture was the problem; Amazon’s margins have been thin historically, and the…READ MORE
At Storage Switzerland we get regular briefings from storage vendors releasing new products and updates to existing technologies. Last week we spoke with the LTO Consortium, which has released its latest generation, 6, of the venerable Linear Tape Open standard.
From its beginnings as an alternat…READ MORE
The IT team never really gets a break — it’s the first week of July and everyone else is taking a long weekend, but you’re on call, minding the beeps and flashes of some uncaring, disinterested servers. While the storage array quietly dedupes its backups, take a little downtime with data center com…READ MORE
What does this sentence mean?
When the hapless contestant is fired at the end of Apprentice, it is usually because he has failed as a project manager. Does hapless mean:
Hapless means unlucky, …READ MORE
SAP and its CEO, Bill McDermott, made a big point of saying at this year’s Sapphire Now conference that the “new” SAP is focused on making enterprise software as simple as possible for customers, citing free Fiori apps and the new SAP Simple Finance applications as examples.
In a new blog post,…READ MORE
This quote reportedly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci actually tells us a lot more about the amount of effort involved in delivering a simple experience to users than we probably realise.
In fact simple interactions, particularly with systems can rapidly become complex in their nature quite simpl…READ MORE
If you follow the same bloggers, tweeters and publications that I do, after last week you could be forgiven for looking forward to the next four years of the Nate Silver administration No one has probably done more for nerd-dom since Lewis Skolnick and Gilbert Lowell. Although the Harvard Business R…READ MORE
Cisco plans to acquire Tail-f Systems, the Swedish vendor known for its multi-vendor network management software, for $175 million, the company announced on Tuesday. Tail-f’s A-list service provider customers include AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG and other Tier 1 service providers.
The acquisitio…READ MORE
Gartner reported server revenue and shipment numbers today, and the numbers don’t look good for Oracle server hardware. Here’s a look at revenue, first off:
Oracle has dropped from the fourth spot last year to the fifth, behind Fujitsu, this year. Gartner reported that x86 server revenue was …READ MORE
Microsoft made a stunning announcement over the weekend: That they are working to fix a bug – a bug that is present in Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 through 11, and one that hackers are currently exploiting.
Versions 6 through 11 presently make up approximately 55% of the browser market, …READ MORE
VMware has issued a patch to fix a problem where ESXi 5.5 Update 1 randomly disconnects from NFS storage.
The VMware NFS bug popped up in April, causing VMs to appear frozen and affecting connections to datastores from multiple storage vendors. With no official fix available, VMware pros warned …READ MORE
This is just and FYI, it is a little off my normal topics.
I had to write up something for a newsletter that tried the gpedit.MSC approach. That way had many pitfalls and several limitations. I gave them a simple regfix to do the same thing.
Stop CDs from Auto Running:
If you don’t w…READ MORE
I did something really stupid tonight. I was trying to get a little bit of work done while I was talking on the phone with my grandmother, and I accidentlly deleted the Recycle Bin on one of my workstations. Actually, I don’t feel too bad, because the option to delete the Recycle Bin is on the same …READ MORE
In last post we discussed what EtherChannel is and how it might be used. In this post we will look at the configuration of EtherChannel. The configuration of EtherChannel on Cisco switches is fairly simple. In order for EtherChannel to funtion properly, you must ensure that all link are the same typ…READ MORE
Almost 3.5 years ago, I started writing this blog and today represents my last post. At the time, I wanted to explore the cloud-mobile connection, and I still believe to this day, that while each can exist on its own, they work so much better together. That much hasn’t changed since I wrote my first…READ MORE
As a mother, news of Apple’s iBooks textbooks for iPad is a weight off my shoulders — and my kid’s.
My son is in middle school, and while a lot has changed since I was in eighth grade, one thing I can relate to is his backpack. Every morning, the poor kid walks to school with an extra-large L.L….READ MORE