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Two posts ago I sent my props to Robin Harris (Storagemojo), now I'm feeling the bloggers biteback.  Robin - what are you doing?   In his most recent post, Storagemojo links over to a post of Jon Bach's (dated Feb 5, 07) from Puget Custom Computers  where Jon discusses the problems of using cheap RAID controllers in desktop systems and he gives failure numbers for drives that he has been working with in his business.  Jon argues that RAID in desktop system is a royal pain because repairing an array on these systems is more of a problem than restoring from backup. I'm not going to argue much with Jon here and I certainly don't have a bone to pick with him, but I can tell you with some certainty, that my own experience on my own desktop systems has been different.  I would much rather replace and remirror a disk drive than restore an entire system. Then again, I only ... (more)

Optiant's Co-Founder, Sean Willems, to Deliver Strategic and Tactical Inventory Optimization Presentation at CSCMP 2008

BOSTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Optiant, the premier provider of inventory optimization and supply chain design solutions, announces that its Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Sean Willems, will deliver a presentation entitled "Augmenting S&OP With Strategic and Tactical Inventory Optimization" at CSCMP's Annual Global Conference 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Willems will discuss next-step change advancement in supply chain optimization: integrating inventory optimization into a company's planning processes. Case studies of clients HP, Intel, Kraft, Microsoft, and P&G will be highlighted to illustrate deployment strategies and the benefits of inventory optimization. "Companies are striving to operate more competitively and profitably by optimizing their supply chains from raw materials to the end customer," said Fred Lizza, CEO of Optiant. "The best practices that w... (more)

Salesforce.com Receives the Cloud Computing Industry's First KCS Verification from Consortium for Service Innovation

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that Salesforce CRM Customer Service & Support has been "KCS Verified" by the Consortium for Service Innovation. Salesforce CRM is the first cloud computing application to be verified for Knowledge-Centered Support, a proven methodology that enables companies to reap dramatic operational improvements, increase customer service levels and reduce overall costs. Salesforce.com joins 14 other KCS verified companies, including IBM and Hewlett Packard, and again sets the standard for the cloud computing industry. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050216/SFW105LOGO) "Receiving the KCS verification is not only a strategic achievement for salesforce.com, but for the cloud computing industry as a whole. Salesforce CRM is once again se... (more)

MPEG LA oferece licença de portfólio de patente MVC

A MPEG LA, LLC anunciou hoje a disponibilidade da licença de portfólio de patente MVC. A licença conjunta inclui patentes essenciais para o padrão de codificação de vídeo multivisualização - Multiview Video Coding (“MVC”) - de codificação e decodificação de vídeo 3D. O padrão MVC é usado em aparelhos de Blu-ray Disc® em 3D, gravadores, software, computadores, discos óticos, câmeras de vídeo 3D e dispositivos de reprodução em 3D. Entre os detentores de patentes essenciais MVC atuais estão: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation; Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.; Fujitsu Limited; Hewlett-Packard Company; Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.; Koninklijke KPN N.V.; LG Electronics Inc.; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT); NTT DOCOMO, Inc.; Panasonic Corporation; Sharp Corporation; ... (more)

AlwaysOn Names Skytap to OnDemand Top 100 List for Third Consecutive Year

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/12 -- Skytap, the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that the company was named to the AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies list for the third year in a row. This award recognizes a company's leadership amongst industry peers, as well as game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Skytap was chosen from hundreds of applicants by industry experts and the AlwaysOn editorial team based on its innovation, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz. "Receiving recognition on the Top 100 list for three consecutive years validates our team's deep level of dedication, drive towards innovation and focus on customer success," said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. "We've built a proven, enterprise-ready solution that enables ... (more)

Research and Markets: Global Microserver (Hardware, Application software, Operating System) Market Report 2013 - 2019

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jwhfdn/microserver) has announced the addition of the "Microserver Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. The total value for global market microserver stood at USD 1,059.69 million in 2012 and it is estimated that the market would reach a size of USD 30,205.56 million by 2019. It is estimated that the market would experience growth at a CAGR of 43.4% in terms of revenue during the period from 2013 to 2019. Further, it has been estimated that a total of 2,137.92 thousand units of microserver would be shipped in 2019. The growth in demand for microservers is driven by the growing demand for power efficient, high density and low cost server ecosystems around data center and cloud. Microservers also offer better overall cost-perf... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Announces Cloud Expo 2011 New York Venue

Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong. Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! "Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)

Cloud Expo and The End of Tech Recession

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali At SYS-CON Media we see our inventories are filling up to 100% capacity for the months of November, December, and January, and we are seeing better-than-normal RFP activity for the first quarter of 2010. When I say this, I am comparing the current insertion order activity to the same period last year. We will be closing 2009 roughly 32% below 2008 in revenues (far better than any other tech media company), which forced us to reduce our expenses for the same period by around 40%. Last fall, while the world was falling apart, we were preparing for a 40%-45% drop in advertising revenues for 2009. We did better than our worst projections. Cloud Computing Expo Photo Album Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East to Attract More Than 5,000 Delegates in New York City 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo: Call for Papers Is Open When we... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

Open Letter to the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad

Thursday, July 29, 2010 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey   To the President of Syria, Mr. and Mrs. Bashar al-Assad Mr. and Mrs. President Bashar al-Assad: At the tender age of 17 months my severely ill daughter Sofia, an American citizen, was abducted by her mother on Monday, July 26, in Istanbul, Turkey, and taken to Syria. Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story I was informed yesterday by Sofia's mother that she will not be coming back to the United States nor will she allow Sofia to return home. Sofia has been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that requires immediate treatment in the United States. It was scheduled to start on July 27, 2010, in New Jersey, the day after her abduction and was supposed to last until she reaches the age of 3. Any delay in the urgently needed treatment will result in a life-long disability for Sofia and make her dependent for the whole of her a... (more)

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Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In this presentation, I'll talk about what automation is, and how to approach implementing it in the context of IT Operations. Ned will discuss keys to success in the long term and include practical real-world examples. Get started on automating your way to a brighter future!
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next-gen applications and how to address the challenges of building applications that harness all data types and sources.
Lori MacVittie is a subject matter expert on emerging technology responsible for outbound evangelism across F5's entire product suite. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine where she evaluated and tested application-focused technologies including app security and encryption-related solutions. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, and is an O'Reilly author.
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