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Data Virtualization

Data Virtualization: Data virtualization is a methodology that takes a layered approach to dealing with huge volumes of data from disparate sources. The phrase virtualization is used because data virtualization is the aggregation of the data from disparate sources, including databases, systems and storage, to create a single virtual view from within a front-end systems; such as applications or dashboards. Data virtualization is commonly associated with business or enterprise applications including sales force automation (SFA), customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI). (Source: Webopedia)

The Case for Virtual Data Centres

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In an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) scenario,  the  cloud-based  service being provided will include virtual server space, network connections, bandwidth, IP addresses and load balancers. Physically the pool of hardware resource is pulled  from  a  multitude  of  servers  and  networks  usually distributed across numerous data centres, all of which the cloud provider is responsible for maintaining. Th ...   read more

Datacenter Technologies Academy Conference

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The annual Datacenter Technologies Academy conference is to be held in London tomorrow and will bring together leading market suppliers in order to deliver a series of talks on the latest IT solutions. Now in its fifth year in the UK capital, the conference will run educational sessions including some from SNIA Europe as well as customer case studies from some of the leading organisations in the industry. Various topics will be covered on "key technologies” including virtualizat ...   read more

Gartner Study 'Hype Cycle' for Cloud Results

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Gartner has warned that "enterprises are far from abandoning their on-premise models and applications entirely for the cloud”. This follows the analysis of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing 2012 study which shows that companies are looking to cloud and focusing on a specific strategy for deployment. These companies are most like to be the ones that gain the best results from their cloud strategy. Gar ...   read more

Virtualization 'goes mainstream' as businesses adapt

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The first book to be published covering the concrete benefits of data virtualization was released yesterday (October 11th) - proving that the technology has finally become a mainstream alternative to traditional data storage models. Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility presents ten case studies that offer an insight into the benefits of virtualization - including the huge financial gains that can be made. Placeholder0Written by i ...   read more

VMware Source Code Stolen and Published

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VMware have confirmed that source code posted online on 23rd April by hacker ‘Hardcore Charlie’ is VMware ESX source code from the 2003 to 2004 timeline. Whilst so far the hacker has only made one confirmed posting of the code, VMware has warned that there may be more to come and say they will keep customers updated. In a ...   read more