Good Technology Announces iOS 5 Support For Good For Enterprise
Good Technology, the leading provider of secure and managed enterprise mobility for iPhone, iPad, Android and other leading smartphone platforms, today announced support for Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system. Now Good's customers, including 48 of the Fortune 100, will benefit from enhanced device, application and cost management features – including the ability to support volume purchasing and deployment of App Store apps – as well as stronger security.
Can You Secure A Hybrid-Private Cloud?
Cloud services provider Dome9 Security is looking to provide comprehensive firewall capabilities around cloud services and bring some control to the security of private, public and hybrid clouds. In essence, Dome9 is a "cloud server firewall"--basically, a cloud security service that provides complete control over access to a hosted cloud service. The product claims to keep all administrative ports closed on a hosted server, without denying access and control of the server's functions.
Orchestration platforms have better chances of success now that vendors are offering APIs to effectively manage their products. Routers, virtualization platforms, firewalls and storage arrays are delivering core features to enable external administration using XML-based APIs.
Choosing The Right Private Cloud Storage
One of the key decisions in architecting an infrastructure for private cloud is selecting a storage platform for the deployment. Storage is a key component of the infrastructure and will play a major role in the overall performance of the private cloud. The storage decision carries additional weight due to its larger investment and typically longer refresh cycle.
Cisco Fellow On Possible Threat To Cisco Of OpenFlow: 'Folks Get This'
Software-defined networking, an emerging technology that moves intelligence out of switches and routers to a software controller, is seen as a potential threat to networking vendors, particularly market leader Cisco Systems. A Cisco fellow speaking at an SDN conference this week said the company is aware of the situation and is preparing to deal with it.
Google+: Users Want More Features
Google+ has great potential, but users of the social network are frustrated with Google's method of rolling out features that they want.
Vendors Turn Flash To Cache, Saving Cash
Ever since EMC announced that it was putting SSDs--or, as it calls them, Enterprise Flash Drives--into its disk arrays, we as an industry have been straining our little brains to figure out the best way to use flash memory to improve our storage. We've used flash as a storage tier inside disk arrays, as a cache in those arrays and as dedicated storage systems. More recently, we've started seeing a variety of server- or system-side caching solutions. Is server-side caching the answer?
Keynote Acquires DeviceAnywhere To Boost Mobile Monitoring
In an attempt to broaden its line of mobile application testing software and services, Keynote Systems has acquired DeviceAnywhere. The companies will continue to be run separately, and most of the 119 DeviceAnywhere employees are expected to join Keynote. In addition, Keynote’s Monitor Anywhere system and Mobile Device Perspective and Mobile Web Perspective services will continue to be sold. DeviceAnywhere produces a cloud-based platform for testing and monitoring mobile websites and appl
What's Next For Google+
Vic Gundotra and surprise guest Sergey Brin tell Web 2.0 Summit crowd what's ahead--including Google+ brand pages.
Dell And EMC Exit Partnership Stronger Than Ever
While Dell and EMC may not be parting best of friends after ending their 10-year relationship two years before the latest agreement was to expire, they are both better off than when they became the IT industry's best-known odd couple. Prior to hooking up, EMC was a major player in the enterprise storage market, while Dell was a PC company best known for its selling expertise. Both companies had relatively narrow markets and primarily sold direct. It was a multibillion-dollar relationship while i
Symantec Improves NAS Appliance
FileStore N8300 lets users deduplicate and store volumes of primary unstructured data for archiving, cloud, or VMware environments.
Quantum Introduces vmPRO 4601 Appliance To Provide VM Backup For SMBs
Making use of its acquisition of Pancetera Software in June, as well as hardware it announced a few weeks ago, Quantum has introduced the vmPRO 4601 Appliance, a hardware/software bundle that is intended to perform virtual machine backup for small to midsize businesses with requirements of 10 Tbytes less. The company also announced vmPRO Software, which works with its family of DXI deduplication appliances for larger organizations.
BlueStripe Provides Insight Into Why Apps Fail
BlueStripe Software wants to answer the question of why apps have performance problems with the new release of its automated application management and transaction monitoring product, FactFinder. With version 5.5, the company has enhanced the transaction-tracking analytics to more effectively map out the multiple tiers of an application.
Uptime Offers 'Set It And Forget It' VMware Performance And Capacity Management
Toronto-based Uptime software is adding VMware monitoring to the latest release of its IT systems management performance and capacity software for midmarket and enterprise organizations. Expected to ship later this month, up.time 6, billed as "set it and forget it" VMware performance and capacity management, delivers enterprise-grade VMware monitoring and management to companies of all sizes for a fraction of the cost of competing solutions, says the company.
Foursquare CEO: We're Not Groupon
CEO Dennis Crowley says his service will win by doing more for merchants and end-users--and Facebook and Google have been copying his work.
Major Extension Of VMware's Management Vision
VMware is announcing three major launches; a revamped VMware vCenter Operations and two new suites, the VMware vFabric Application Management and VMware IT Business Management. The company says that unlike traditional--and failing--approaches characterized by physical distributed systems and siloed management disciplines, VMware’s solutions take advantage of cloud infrastructure, are focused on eliminating IT complexity rather than orchestrating it, and will support IT’s ability to a
Cisco Broadens Data Center Portfolio
With spending on data center hardware recovering and expected to grow to $98.9 billion this year and approach $130 billion by 2015, Cisco is expanding its data center portfolio. The networking giant is introducing second-generation capabilities for the Nexus 7000 family and Cisco FabricPath support for the Nexus 5500 switch; new switches with sub-microsecond latency to the Nexus 3000 ultra-low-latency switching family; and a virtualized version of its Adaptive Security Appliance to deliver consi
IBM's Tivoli Tries To Change With The Times
In 1996, IBM purchased Tivoli Systems to bolster its systems and network management capabilities. Since then, the vendor has used acquisitions and internal development to create a comprehensive product line, garnered a significant following among large enterprises and emerged as a top-tier supplier. "IBM is IBM. It is a significant force in the network and systems management market," says Jean-Pierre Garbani, VP at Forrester Research.
IBM Continues To Drive Storage Efficiency
In its fall storage announcement, IBM continued to emphasize the efficiency of its storage products. Efficiency is always a good thing, as it has been defined by the late revered management guru Peter Drucker as "doing things right," and everybody wants to do things right. But saying that you want to do things right is easier than doing it. Continual improvement is the prime ingredient, and that is well-demonstrated in the latest IBM storage announcements.
IPv6: Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? In this case, the unstoppable force is the accelerating growth of the Internet combined with the imminent end of available IPv4 addresses. The current demand for Internet addresses has been averaging 250 million per year, but the ongoing growth of mobile connections is expected to surge 11% to 5.6 billion this year, according to Gartner. Meanwhile, the nascent machine-to-machine connectivity market--or, the "Internet of Things"--i
EMC Boosts/Enhances VCE Vblock Provisioning
EMC's Ionix UIM/Provisioning software is getting a facelift for the VCE Vblock platform. The Virtual Computing Environment coalition of Cisco, EMC and VMware is targeting the data center with pre-packaged, pre-validated solutions that combine virtualization, networking, computing, storage, security and management technologies called Vblocks. Unified Infrastructure Manager 3.0, which will ship early next month, is software designed to simplify the transition from physical to virtual to private cl
IBM Adds Predictive Analysis To BI Software Line
IBM said that it is adding predictive analytics capabilities to its lineup of enterprise business intelligence software, which studies business process and IT operations to see where changes should be made to improve the business. With these new offerings, IBM seeks to maintain its leading role in the BI and analytics market, where, according to research from Gartner, it is among the top five BI software vendors in the space, although behind SAP, Oracle and SAS Institute.
Is Your Network "Cloud Ready"?
I am as tired of the whole "cloud" blitz as you are. But I can assure you that someone will ask you if your network is cloud-ready at some point this year. It is easy to just say "yes," but is that the truth? What does being cloud-ready mean? That depends. Do you plan on being the cloud, using the cloud or both? Let's leave being the cloud alone for now and talk about using the cloud. Is your network ready to use the cloud? Here are some steps you need to take before you say yes.
OS33 Cloud Drive Creates A Unified Cloud File System
OS33 has announced its OS33 Cloud Drive, which enables MSP clients to offer their users a technology that creates a unified file system by bringing together storage from various different private and public cloud technologies. The technology unifies the storage capabilities of Amazon Simple Storage, SharePoint 2010 Doc Libs for Enterprise Content Management, and Microsoft Windows on NTFS.
The Case Against Orchestration
I outlined the case for orchestration. Now I want to answer "Why now? What's different?" After all, management platforms have failed to deliver automation and orchestration for the last 20 years, at least. Why would today's software be any more likely to actually work? Can we try for operational nirvana once again?
Microsoft And HP Announce SQL Server Appliance
Microsoft and HP announced on Thursday the November availability of the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance for SQL Server. The hardware-software package is aimed at speeding deployment and simplifying management of hundreds, if not thousands of database instances in a virtualized "private cloud" environment.