TCS and VMware work on enterprise apps for the SDDC

Joint venture opens center of excellence in US and India
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Indian IT organization Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – part of the Tata Group – has extended its partnership with VMware to create pre-integrated and pre-tested solutions to accelerate the adoption and deployment of enterprise scale applications as well as end user computing solutions running on a software-defined data center (SDDC) architecture powered by VMware infrastructure.

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Pure Storage boards the OpenStack train

All-flash storage vendor sponsors the open cloud
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American all-flash storage specialist Pure Storage has joined the OpenStack Foundation, an organization responsible for the development of an open source, vendor-agnostic cloud platform.

Pure will contribute US$25,000 annually to the Foundation’s coffers and participate in development of the code, especially projects related to storage.

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Microsoft rumored to be making Windows Server for ARM

Microsoft undecided on its commercial potential
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Microsoft is reportedly trying to adapt Windows Server for energy efficient CPUs designed by British chipmaker ARM Holdings.

Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg the company has created a working software prototype, but it hasn’t decided whether to make it commercially available.

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Smarter content now

We are living in the age of distraction. We need to absorb more information, coming at us from more different sources, than ever before. It’s creating a kind of cognitive overload that can often lead to indecisiveness and missed business opportunities. To curtail this chaos and narrow the field of distractions, we need to focus. We need to make the abundance of content relevant to solve real business problems, and we need to do so swiftly. We need smarter content now.

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How big data analytics are reinventing IT application management

When writing software, developers typically instrument their code and use the generated logs to debug the application’s functional and non-functional issues. Once the application software is in production, the IT operations team uses performance and availability monitoring tools to make sure that the application is healthy. These application management tools have traditionally collected performance metrics and some amount of log and trace information, and generated events to help detect and diagnose issues in a production setting.

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The “one thing”: IBM Watson Analytics

After day two at IBM Insight 2014 in Las Vegas, I am reflecting on the plethora of big data and analytics capabilities, innovations and opportunities that filled the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (which, by the way, is nearly a mile, all indoors, from one end to the other, so there was a lot to see and experience).

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Skyera launches 136 TB skyHawk, delays meatier skyEagle

Skyera launched a denser 136 TB single-controller skyHawk all-flash array but pushed its dual-controller skyEagle to next year.
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McAfee security products to gain integrated threat intelligence feeds

Customers and partners like the new effort by the Intel-owned security vendor to integrate threat intelligence feeds with all of its existing products, but analysts are leery of lacking threat intelligence standards.
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Is meeting PCI DSS standards enough to protect customer data?

In the wake of several high-profile data breaches, #GRCchat participants discuss whether meeting PCI DSS standards is an effective step toward better customer data protection.
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Sales leaders—ignore big data at your own peril

Ignoring the massive wave of new capabilities available by integrating big data analytics into your organization could be career limiting.

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