Virtualization

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  • Virtualization is just getting warmed up

    Virtualization is an unstoppable trend under which applications become progressively more abstracted and independent from the underlying platforms on which their services execute. It’s now a well-established practice for enhancing the scalability, portability and efficiency of information technology assets. It supports flexible partitioning, aggregation and composition of compute, storage, memory and bandwidth within and across diverse networks, clouds, clusters, servers and other platforms. All this enables legacy assets to deliver value alongside the newest platforms for the remainder of their…

  • Flash Maker Pure Storage Acquires Deduplication Ace StorReduce

      All-flash storage maker Pure Storage has looked no further than than its next-door Silicon Valley neighbor to acquire some important new storage IP. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company on Aug. 21 announced the acquisition of privately-held, Sunnyvale, Calif. based software company StorReduce, a cloud-first software-defined storage solution for managing large scale unstructured data. Financial terms of the acquisition were not being disclosed. The acquisition allows Pure Storage to add sophisticated deduplication technology to its object storage portfolio and expand…

  • TS7700 Grid Resiliency

    Introduction The IBM TS7700 family is the latest in the line of tape virtualization products for the IBM Z platform. It is a highly scalable, reliable and high performance tape solution to support today’s demanding IT environments. The first generation of the TS7700 family (TS7740) was shipped in 2006. For more than 10 years, the TS7700 family has continued to evolve. IBM TS7760 is the latest model of the family and became generally available in June 2016. TS7760 adopts IBM…

  • 5 Tools and Processes You Need to Overhaul to Use Containers

    Taking full advantage of containers isn’t as simple as installing Docker and firing up containerized applications. You also need to revamp your approach to monitoring, security and more. Here’s why. Containers are not just an extension of technologies that you’ve worked with in the past. They’re a whole new game. Many of the tools and processes that worked with older technologies, like virtual machines, just don’t work in containerized environments. What to Change when You Adopt Containers That’s why, as…

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