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Dr. John Hennessy Speaks at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Dr. John Hennessy Speaks at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Fujitsu’s annual conference is a good deal. It is free and presents prominent speakers on timely technology subjects with very little Fujitsu propaganda. I am fortunate enough to be on their invitation list. I will discuss the overview of the conference in a later blog but focus now on this special keynote by Dr. John [...]

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Many Faces of Storage Hypervisor, Virtual Storage or Storage Virtualization

Many Faces of Storage Hypervisor, Virtual Storage or Storage Virtualization

Storage hypervisors were a 2012 popular buzzword bingo topic with plenty of industry adoption and some customer deployment. Separating the hype around storage hypervisors reveals conversations around storage virtualization and virtual storage. Cloud and virtualization components Storage virtualization along with virtual storage and storage hypervisors have a theme of abstracting underlying physical hardware resources like server virtualization. The [...]

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Hardware, Software, what about Valueware?

Hardware, Software, what about Valueware?

I am surprised nobody has figured out how to use the term valueware to describe their hardware, software or services solutions, particular around cloud, big data, little data, converged solution stacks or bundles, virtualization and related themes. Note that I’m referring to IT hardware and not what you would usually find at a TrueValue hardware store (disclosure, [...]

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Japan Data Center Council Visits Silicon Valley Power for New Ideas to Remedy Power Problems: Part 1

Japan Data Center Council Visits Silicon Valley Power for New Ideas to Remedy Power Problems: Part 1

The Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) is a consortium of data center operators, vendors, and users in Japan consisting of 170 member companies. Even before the disaster in March 2011, the JDCC was trying to work with utilities to come up with a suitable pricing structure and other factors for their unique power usage. Data [...]

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What Is Cloud ?

What Is Cloud ?

I have heard James Urquhart talk several times in the past, but the talk he gave at the recent CloudScale, hosted by Plug and Play Tech, was by far the best and most interesting. He has obviously given this talk a few times elsewhere. CloudScale had a good assortment of presentations and discussions, although each [...]

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Low Power Implies Lightweight Software on Processors

Low Power Implies Lightweight Software on Processors

This year’s ARM TechCon’s theme was low power. As we reduce the power consumption of computer systems, we can apply them to many areas that we never even considered before. Reducing power involves several elements, including low-power processors and memory. But we tend to overlook software impacts. Software includes both utilities and applications. At the [...]

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Conference Watch: How Do Japanese Operators Run Their Data Centers?

Conference Watch: How Do Japanese Operators Run Their Data Centers?

When I proposed a session on the subject of how Japanese operators run their data centers for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Data Center Energy Efficiency Summit, I did not know how many people might show up for it. We use a lot of products from Japan, but our information about Japan and the people [...]

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FluidOps Provides Better Data from Multiple Sources with Semantic Modeling

FluidOps Provides Better Data from Multiple Sources with Semantic Modeling

The market that NoSQL addresses is quite wide and populous. It includes not only databases but also utilities to accelerate data collection, analytics, and visualization. The whole idea of Big Data is to derive useful intelligence and information from the vast amount of data that were ignored and discarded before. So in a way, it [...]

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GigaSpaces Accelerates NoSQL Databases

GigaSpaces Accelerates NoSQL Databases

I video-interviewed GigaSpaces’ Nati Shalom, its founder and chief technology officer, in March regarding their Cloudify product. Nati Shalom Cloudify is a tool to smoothly launch applications in a cloud environment with a recipe that describes everything necessary, including resources and their configurations. GigaSpaces’ new product (at least, I thought it was new) is eXtreme [...]

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Chatting with Bob Wiederhold of Couchbase, NoSQL Database Company

Chatting with Bob Wiederhold of Couchbase, NoSQL Database Company

When you talk to many people in the same domain, you either get totally confused or begin to see some commonality in their views and thus some light. Every vendor has its claims about its technologies and products. Some try to emphasize their merits and downplay their demerits. That is understandable. I sat down with [...]

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