HP and SAP Release the Kraken With HANA Appliance, Cloud Services

HP announced a new infrastructure solution for SAP‘s in-memory computing system HANA, which converges database and application platform capabilities for transactions, analytics, text analysis, predictive and spatial processing. The system is a product of the HP and SAP co-innovation initiative called “Project Kraken.”

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Secure Mobile Access with Windows Phone 8.1

With the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers last month, Windows Phone developers can now test-drive the upcoming version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Windows Phone 8.1 includes major features such as the personal assistant Cortana, the new Action Center, a mobile version of Internet Explorer 11, and support for virtual private networks (VPNs).

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IBM Risks Losing Traditional Enterprise Deals in Name of Cloud Solutions

IBM is faced with the difficult task of balancing its traditional enterprise business with a growing cloud business. Its new Cloud Business Solutions portfolio has components you’d find in a traditional enterprise deal but IBM sells them ‘as a service’. They contain consulting services, pre-built assets, software products, ongoing support and SoftLayer cloud infrastructure in a single client agreement.

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Cloud Must Adapt to your Business Needs — Compute

This is part 2 of our blog series: “Cloud must adapt to your business needs”, looking closely at cloud compute. We will review the architecture used within the Dell Cloud for U.S. Government as an example, discuss why it is important and conclude with questions that can be asked to cloud providers to insure you are getting the most value for your investment.  Let’s discuss how the cloud compute infrastructure is an extension to your current IT infrastructure.

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How to Save Money and Safely Avoid Overcooling Your Data Center

Today’s data centers are experiencing more demands from the IT organization. Throughout the entire process, as administrators are continuously tasked with running a high-density, multi-tenant, data center platform as efficiently as possible. This means controlling power, workloads, and of course – cooling.

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