The future of cloud, and the future of your company Recently the unofficial comedy team of Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Timberlake performed a short skit that illustrated how silly hashtags sound when inserted into normal conversation. The idea of punctuating a sentence with keywords intended as flags-to-be-found is of course, ludicrous in spoken parlance, but as Shakespeare and Chaucer both wrote, many a truth is spoken in jest. The humor of the Kimmel/Timberlake skit underlies a very real truth that language, just like culture and life itself, is morphing to accommodate a new way of being, and written language is
The Tolly Group Report: How Dimension Data beat out some big players to help keep your data up to date (Update Revision: Initial Post, August 30th) The next time you check out busy commercial websites – those, for example, that talk about products, sell them, ship them and generate buzz and conversation about them, spare a thought for all of the billions of bits of data running around behind the scenes to make these sites’ videos, promos and “buy now” catalogues work smoothly, reliably and securely. Much of the infrastructure behind sites like these comes to you courtesy of a
The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom With the back-to-school season now upon us, parents, students and teachers everywhere are once again struggling with the perpetual challenge of making kids job-ready in a high-speed and fast-changing environment. There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that information technology plays a central role in all areas of life but sadly, access to this technology and the subsequent reaping of its benefits often stays out of reach, either due to lack of funding, lack of familiarity, or outright resistance. In a recent USA Today special feature, in which CloudTweaks played a central role , Dr.
Maximize Your IT and VMWorld: a hybrid approach to a new chapter in IT One of the most fascinating elements of the new chapter in IT history that virtualization represents is the degree to which companies who are essentially competitors, or who have long-held alliances with others, actually work together in an open forum somewhat reminiscent of the open-source code communities that gave birth to products like Linux. There is no naiveté in that statement; obviously, every company is in it to make money for its shareholders, investors and employees, however the degree of collaboration demonstrated by many of the
VMWorld: How Openness Becomes The New Normal Seated high above the sleek yet carnival-like atmosphere of the VMWorld Exhibition Hall, Hubert Yoshida, Chief Technology Officer of Hitachi, watches over his suppliers, his customers and his competitors, all occupying neighboring parts of expansive show floor. Hitachi is one of those names everyone knows. It has been around since 1910 and is widely diversified. Its name conjures up images of very physical objects, excavators, televisions and computer components, and its physicality remains front and center even as it moves into a virtual future. Much of the conversation at VMWorld has been about
Going Virtual? Keep one eye on the hardware and the other on habits Central to the huge trade and education event called VMWorld is the notion that everything is going virtual in a big way. Terms such as virtualization and software defined networking are now becoming mainstream, or more more precisely, must now become mainstream, and the 22,000+ conference attendees are listening and talking intently. VMWorld CEO Pat Gelsinger, as well as VMWorld Hybrid Cloud SVP Bill Fathers, and others demonstrated during the Monday morning opener that not only is virtualization crucial to the commercial success of organizations moving forward, but many key
Making Virtualization Tangible: The CDW Bus The VMWorld Convention, currently underway in San Francisco has brought 22,000 IT professionals face to face with the future. From the opening presentation, which included mini-keynotes from industry heavyweights to the dizzying selection of breakouts and events, through to an exhibit floor larger (seemingly) than many actual countries, this extremely well-run multi-day extravaganza is helping drive home the awareness that we live in a new age, where virtualization of information technology rules. As Iddo Kadim, Director of Datacenter Technologies for Intel points out, this is not a reinvention of the wheel. The current infrastructure
VMware Event 2013 – Taking In The VChairs Excellent turnout at this years most recent VMware Event. In the middle of everything and with the comfiest chairs in all of San Francisco, the VMWare exhibit at #VMWorld. Follow CloudTweaks for more on the event. Interviews with Intel and Hitachi thought leaders to follow… By Steve Prentice