Converged IoT Systems - Bringing the Data Center to the Edge of Everything
The next BriefingsDirect thought leadership panel discussion explores the
rapidly evolving architectural shift of moving advanced IT capabilities to
the edge to support Internet of Things (IoT) requirements.
The demands of data processing, real-time analytics, and platform efficiency
at the intercept of IoT and business benefits have forced new technology
approaches. We'll now learn how converged systems and high-performance data
analysis platforms are bringing the data center to the operational technology
To hear more about the latest capabilities in gaining unprecedented
measurements and operational insights where they’re needed most, please
join me in welcoming Phil McRell, General Manager of the IoT Consortia at
PTC; Gavin Hill, IoT Marketing Engineer for Northern Europe at Nati... (more)
Logicalis chief technologist defines the new ideology of hybrid IT
The next BriefingsDirect thought leader interview explores how digital
disruption demands that businesses develop a new ideology of hybrid IT.
We'll hear how such trends as Internet of things (IoT), distributed IT, data
sovereignty requirements, and pervasive security concerns are combining to
challenge how IT operates. And we'll learn how IT organizations are shifting
to become strategists and internal service providers, and how that supports
adoption of hybrid IT. We will also delve into how converged and
hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI) provide an on-ramp to hybrid cloud
strategies and adoption.
To help us define a new ideology for hybrid IT, we're joined by Neil
Thurston, Chief Technologist for the Hybrid IT Practice at Logicalis Group in
the UK. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, P... (more)
Advancing the State of the Art in Big Data Analytics with Composite
The broad selection of hardware, the rapid evolution of operating systems and
the time-to-market for mobile apps has been so rapid that new challenges for
developers and engineers arise every day. Security, testing, hosting, and
other metrics have to be considered through the process.
In his session at Big Data Expo, Walter Maguire, Chief Field Technologist, HP
Big Data Group, at Hewlett-Packard, will discuss the challenges faced by
developers and a composite Big Data applications builder, focusing on how to
help solve the problems that developers are continuously battling.
Walter Maguire has twenty-eight years of experience in data analytics. He
worked with Big Data when "big" meant a megabyte, and has helped bring data
management from the back office to core competencies f... (more)
Sun had a suitor other than IBM and Oracle.
It says so in its proxy statement where it tells of its blow-by-blow
adventures since November 6 when Sam Palmisano, the CEO of IBM, thinly
disguised in the account as Party A, approached Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz
about a takeover.
Sometime between November 6 and December 19 Sun approached the unidentified
Party B, who was interested but found the timing inconvenient.
On December 19 IBM started due diligence and on January 28 bid $8.40-$8.70 a
share cash, then an 80% premium.
While Sun and IBM were holding further discussions, Party B started due
diligence on February 18.
Two days later IBM upped its price to $10 a share provided it had dibs.
On February 23, Sun chairman Scott McNealy called his buddy Oracle CEO Larry
Ellison. That was the week Sun urged Party B to make a proposal. It didn't.
On February 26 IBM got the excl... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the
1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in
New York City.
As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of
technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry
Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor
complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the
tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading
Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it
in your particular situation.
Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor,
so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler
of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)
Many IT architects are discovering that technical and economic incentives are
mounting for exploiting alternatives to mainframe computing applications and
systems. As enterprises seek to cut their total IT costs, they examine
alternatives to hard-to-change and -manage legacy systems. There are a
growing number of technical and economic incentives for modernizing and
transforming applications -- and the data center infrastructure that support
Here with us now to examine alternatives to mainframe computing, is John
Pickett, Worldwide Mainframe Modernization Program manager at HP; Les Wilson,
America's Mainframe Modernization director at HP, and Paul Evans, worldwide
marketing lead on Applications Transformation at HP. The panel is moderated
by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
Here are some excerpts:
Evans: We have seen o... (more)
Cloud Expo 2011 New York $500 Savings here!
There are several important factors for successful cloud deployment. While
infrastructure - whether public, private or hybrid models - tends to dominate
the discussion, applications are critical to establishing value in the cloud.
Too often, organizations underestimate the effort required to deploy and
manage cloud applications, thus experiencing costly delays that negate the
In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Marc Wilkinson, Director,
Cloud Global Practice at HP Enterprise Business, will discuss both the engine
and autopilot at the heart of cloud environments. He will also provide best
practices from IT experts to equip attendees with the knowledge to build
automated, repeatable processes that provide control, manageability and
assurance for cloud success.
Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship... (more)
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With support from the Indian government, a new mobile phone early warning
system will be launched in India in April to alert millions of people to
potential disasters such as tsunamis and typhoons. The system has the
ability to send immediate SMS messages to all mobile phones in a designated
locality, providing precise... (more)
Virtualized environments are demanding when it comes to storage. Tier-1
virtualized applications require always-on, fast, available access to data.
One of the ways that today’s virtualization vendors are increasing the
stability and speed of storage access in virtualized environments is through
the use of flash, and HP is leading the way among the crowd.
Storage challenges facing the enterprise today
There are a number of significant challenges that the enterprise faces today
when it comes to handling storage in a virtualized environment, including:
The cost and complexity of implementing data protection in a virtualized
environment Outmoded storage architecture that doesn’t hold up under
virtualized and random I/O Low VM density and storage inefficiencies that
provide you with lower ROI than what you anticipated Difficulties with having
enough availability and perfor... (more)
Santa Clara, CA – July 15, 2008 – Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS),
the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced
“Project Kensho,” which will deliver Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF)
tools that, for the first time, allow independent software vendors (ISVs) and
enterprise IT managers to easily create hypervisor-independent, portable
enterprise application workloads. These tools will allow application
workloads to be imported and run across Citrix XenServer™, Microsoft
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V™ and VMware™ ESX virtual environments.
As virtualization becomes a mainstream component of enterprise IT
infrastructure, users need ways to automate and secure the lifecycle of their
application workloads without being tied to a single hypervisor platform or
virtual hard disk format. By implementing the Distributed Management Task
Force (DMTF... (more)
HP launched a home server designed for use with both Windows and Mac
computers Monday. Based on the Microsoft Windows Home Server platform, the HP
MediaSmart Server ex485/ex487 is a central repository for automatically
backing up and accessing digital music, videos, photos and documents from
multiple computers on a home network.
According to HP, the MediaSmart Server automatically organizes files across
all PCs, streams media across a home network and the Internet, and publishes
photos to popular social networking and photo sharing sites.
"A growing number of digital-savvy households have both Windows and Mac
computers, with hundreds and sometimes thousands of media files and documents
scattered across these devices," said Jason Zajac, vice president of
strategy, Worldwide Attach Group, HP. "The HP MediaSmart Server protects,
stores and organizes this content from a... (more)