June 26, 2013

Tips to lower data storage costs: Don't always fall for the new stuff
There's also a disproportionate amount of high-performance, tier-one disk-based storage in most organizations, he noted. Following the "Tape Sucks, Move On" bumper stickers passed out at industry events years ago, administrators got rid of tape. Now the slogan seems to be "Disk Sucks, Move On" to flash. But flash isn't widely deployed yet, so many organizations still buy tier-one disk storage for every new application. "This is not sustainable," Toigo warned.


10 Windows 8 tips, tricks and hacks
There are plenty of ways to tweak, hack and make Windows 8 do things you wouldn't think were possible. In this article you'll see how to cobble together your own quick-and-dirty Start menu as well as customize the hidden Power User menu. I'll show you how to use so-called "God Mode," hack the lock screen and Start screen, master File Explorer and much more.


Five Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn
Often it takes a real scare to change behavior; some people quit smoking after the heart attack, but others do not. You still see people on the street pulling oxygen tanks behind them and lighting up a cigarette. If you are doing something that involves making people change habits, be prepared for a slow uptake, even though potential customers will admit they need a change.


Phoning Firefox: Browser now makes Web calls
WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications) is an open-source API (application programming interface) that Web applications can call for in-browser audio and video communications. WebRTC traces its roots to Google, which acquired the VP8 video codec in 2010 from a company called On2, open-sourced the technology and pushed for its adoption as a standard by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). Mozilla engineers have been also working on the project to implement WebRTC in Firefox.


Useful jQuery code snippets
jQuery is definitely a great tool when it comes to front-end web development. Here are a bunch of super useful jQuery snippets from my personal favorites shared by Jean-Baptiste Jung. Automatically Loading content on scroll, Facebook like image pre-loader, Image resizing, Parsing Json are some of the cool snippets and you have more.


FlexPod architecture: Top five things you should know
FlexPod architecture consists of NetApp storage, Cisco connectivity and either a Microsoft or VMware hypervisor that have all been certified to work with one another. That means FlexPod should go a long way toward helping to reduce the vendor blame game, while also improving system reliability. Even so, there are a few important things to know before investing in a FlexPod architecture.


Hadoop-as-a-Service Market is Growing at 54.9%
The report says Hadoop market type is segmented into four types namely Hadoop performance monitoring software, Hadoop management software, Hadoop application software and Hadoop packaged software. In addition to market sizes and forecasts, the report also provides detailed analysis of the market trends and factors influencing market growth, offering in-depth geographic analysis of the Hadoop market in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.


The TAO of Facebook Data Management
While Facebook has not released as open source any of the TAO code yet, the architectural details the company has provided could influence the development of new types of data stores and other software, in much the same way that company-published white papers on Amazon Dynamo and Google BigTable paved the way for a new generation of NoSQL databases.


Cisco UCS vs. IBM Flex System: Complexity and Cost Comparison
Off all the ways Principled Technologies shows how UCS is a superior solution, I wanted to touch on just one: highly available and scalable management. A UCS management domain consists of a pair of Fabric Interconnects and supports up to 160 blade and/or rack servers. In contrast, IBM is limited to 54 blade servers plus a non-redundant Flex System Manager node.


The impact of cloud and social media on risk management strategies
In part one of this three-part video shot at the Marcus Evans Enterprise Risk Management Conference in Chicago earlier this year, SearchCompliance Editor Ben Cole sits down with five risk-management professionals to discuss how the cloud and social media are influencing businesses' approaches to enterprise risk management strategies.



Quote for the day:

"Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality." -- Les Brown