Tech Trailblazers Awards for Innovative Startups Announced

The Tech Trailblazers Awards are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of 2017 in fourteen categories. Tech Trailblazers Awards focus on startups under 6 years old, highlighting up-and-coming and established technology talent globally. Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of judges, all leaders in the respective fields, as well as by public vote. The judging was made all the more difficult given the high level of innovation and number of entries. 

Tech Trailblazers Awards Fifth Edition Winners and Runners Up

IP Expo Europe 2017: Three Core Announcements from DataCore, Live from ExCeL, themselves 10 year users of SANsymphony™

Stand GG22 & J16, IP Expo Europe, London ExCel, 4 October, 2017 - DataCore today announced a packed line-up with new first-to-show solutions at IP Expo London, the UK’s main IT trade show. The DataCore stand (GG22), and the Lenovo stand (J16), will be showing the latest generation of DataCore’s SANsymphony™ software-defined storage running alongside DataCore’s new MaxParallel™ solution.

UKCloud wins OpenStack Superuser Award

London – 12 May 2017 – UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has this week won the OpenStack Superuser Award at the OpenStack Summit in Boston. UKCloud is this year’s joint winner with Paddy Power Betfair. 

The OpenStack Superuser Awards launched in 2014 to recognize organisations that have used OpenStack to meaningfully improve their business while contributing back to the community. Previous winners include multi-billion pound global organisations such as AT&T, CERN, Comcast and NTT Group.

How the Hybrid Cloud is Reinventing Software Storage

Hybrid cloud storage has reinvented the way the cloud is used and implemented. Companies can use aspects of the cloud but choose to store data in a private or public cloud, or on their premises. They are opting to choose which data to store on site and what is stored in the cloud based on risk identification, bandwidth, and other factors. A public storage cloud is certainly fine for disaster recovery and backup, depending on the business’ needs, such as apache pig in the cloud.

Securing Your Virtual Environment

So you have you a shiny new virtual environment up and running.  You may have virtualized all your servers, so that your business-critical databases, CRM systems, ERP applications and email all reside in a virtual environment.  It has been a long project, but now it is complete and you are experiencing the operational, performance and cost gains.  Stop! Think! Have you covered all the bases?  Have you thought about security?

Should Your Small Business Use Virtualization?

Virtualization seems to be the way to go in the business world today. Many companies are talking about it, and most have either already implemented it or are thinking of using it.  Though there are costs to virtualizing, most businesses say they’re worth it since virtualization often brings big savings in the long run. When talking about virtualization, however, most of the discussion revolves around how large companies are able to take advantage of the technology. Often left out of the conversation are the risks and benefits associated with small businesses employing virtualization.

Liferay Portal Now Available in VMware Cloud Marketplace

Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source portal, announced yesterday a new collaboration with VMware that makes the deployment of Liferay Portal on the cloud even easier and more accessible to a broad base of enterprise users. Liferay’s web platform is now available on the newly launched VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™ for download through VMware vFabric™ Application Director™.

Virtually impressed with Microsoft

I usually spend my weekends writing a few drafts for articles that I'm going to post for CMS Report. The idea is that I'm not competing with the hectic pace I usually find myself in during the weekdays.  Well, I found myself distracted from the usual writing endeavor for two reasons: 1) Microsoft's Virtual PC 2007 and 2) the snow finally melting leaving a nice warm weekend to be outside.  Needless to say, not much time was spent with the computer.  However, let's talk about Microsoft and something they finally did right.

A focus lately has been on the fact that you can run Windows inside of an Apple Mac through virtualization.  What the commercials don't talk about is that you can also run the same type of software, such as Parallels, to also run the Linux OS inside your Mac.  Since Microsoft Windows and Linux are the primary operating systems I use at work, the ability to run the two operating systems together is of interest to me.  In fact that interest is so great that for the first time in a decade I've been considering to buy a Mac at home.

During the past five years I've been dual-booting between Windows and Linux on my PCs both at home and work.  However, there are inconveniences with dual-booting due to the the constant need to reboot your machine to get to the other operating system.  This better method is virtualization and something Apple has been promoting the past year or so to lure in Windows users to their computers.  Now Microsoft's free Virtual PC has arrived and I think it is about to change my world.