AT&T Mobile Share “Advantage”

You know you have a problem when you get excited about plan changes on your cellular provider. Yesterday, AT&T gave me a problem. Initially, no more data overages, higher caps, and reduced pricing tiers looks like good news all around, but is that really true? After looking at the details of these new AT&T data […]

Nutanix files for IPO

Nutanix announced on Wednesday that it has filed a Form S-1 with the SEC for a proposed IPO. The number of shares being offered and the price of the offering have not yet been determined, although the company says it intends to raise a maximum of $200 million; Nutanix will be listed as “NTNX” on […]

NetApp to purchase SolidFire

NetApp, Inc. on Monday announced its intent to acquire the Boulder, Colorado based all-flash array (AFA) vendor SolidFire, for $870 million in cash. According the to announcement, NetApp intends to incorporate SolidFire’s products into NetApp’s existing product lines. Following the close of the transaction, SolidFire CEO, Dave Wright, will lead the SolidFire product line within […]

Juniper finds backdoor exposing encrypted VPN traffic

In a security advisory posted late Thursday, Bob Worrall, Juniper Network’s Chief Information Officer, announced that the ScreenOS software used on the company’s NetScreen firewalls contains an unauthorized backdoor allowing third parties to potentially monitor encrypted VPN traffic. “During a recent internal code review, Juniper discovered unauthorized code in ScreenOS that could allow a knowledgeable […]

EMC announces Data Lake 2.0 strategy

Data Lake 2.0 is the next generation of the EMC Isilon portfolio. Isilon is EMC’s scale-out network attached storage product. Traditionally, Isilon OneFS runs on physical nodes, with the cluster scaling from roughly 30 TB of raw capacity, all the way up to 50 PB. The nodes are all connected across a redundant, private, Infiniband […]

IBM acquires Gravitant to expand hybrid cloud offering

IBM announced that it has acquired Austin, Texas based Gravitant, a company that develops software to enable businesses to manage and purchase cloud services from multiple suppliers, and to create mixed environments of private and public clouds. Gravitant’s software, called cloudMatrix, allows users to quickly compare capabilities and pricing from multiple vendors, and then provision […]

VCDX defense process drops troubleshooting questions

Those who are looking to obtain the highest certification level in VMware’s portfolio, watch out, the company announced in a blog post by Chris Colletti that they’ve made an adjustment to the process. Gone is the final part of the defense, where in the last 15 minutes candidates would be given hypothetical troubleshooting scenarios. Instead, […]

Hewlett Packard Enterprise goes public, splitting HP into two companies

On Monday, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman, as well as partners and customers, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, and with it the long planned separation of the HP’s consumer and enterprise businesses became official. Going forward, HPE will focus on infrastructure, servers, networking, services, software, and […]

Flash zero-day, again

Symantec has confirmed the existence of a new zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash which could allow attackers to remotely execute code on a targeted computer. Since details of the vulnerability are now publicly available, it is likely attackers will move quickly to exploit it before a patch is issued. I have been limiting my exposure […]

Oracle VM 3

Oracle VM 3 improved a lot, they are not close to Microsoft or VMware, but it is pretty good if you are not trying to do dramatic things like moving virtual machines around. Gartner’s vice president and distinguished analyst Thomas Bittman, talking about how Oracle VM is poised to be the real competitor for VMware […]

Samba, more than SMB

Samba 4.0 comprises an LDAP directory server, Heimdal Kerberos authentication server, a secure Dynamic DNS server, and implementations of all necessary remote procedure calls for Active Directory. Samba 4.0 provides everything needed to serve as an Active Directory Compatible Domain Controller for all versions of Microsoft Windows clients currently supported by Microsoft, including the recently […]

Steve Jobs

One hundred years from now, people will talk about Steve Jobs the same way we do of Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and the Wright brothers. Perhaps, as my friend Chris helped pointed out, he was a mix of Edison and John Lennon. Maybe he was a bit like Walt Disney, or Jim […]

The mythical Verizon iPhone has arrived

Somewhere deep in the heart of the AT&T headquarters, their executives are huddled around holding a vigil to mourn the loss of the exclusive US contract. Likewise, Google execs are probably throwing chairs at the wall screaming “I thought we had something special!” No longer a mythical unicorn, the much anticipated Verizon iPhone is now […]