Andrew Nelson

What Impact Can Virtualization Have on the Field of Research Computing?

Challenges for IT supporting research computing environments What is most important to an IT department supporting university research? Based on conversations with many of our customers, we have repeatedly heard the following: Satisfying the varied and sometimes conflicting requirements of different research groups, which may include compliance issues for bioinformatics research Showing the value of centralized IT resources against buying isolated equipment or outsourcing to a public provider of infrastructure Meeting these goals while on a limited budget For many independent research teams, each desired environment typically involves its own set of simulation and analytics tools, including different operating systems and other middleware components. For example, different environments and tools are used for genomic research than for reservoir simulation. Satisfying these disparate requirements is...

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Sandeep Uttamchandani

Why Object Storage Is Making Inroads Into Enterprise Storage Deployments

The amount of data stored within an enterprise is growing at a phenomenal rate. In the late ‘90s, a storage system with one petabyte capacity was considered a great accomplishment— you got your name in news articles and also got invited to give conference...

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Duncan Epping

Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Today I have the pleasure to present a brand new white paper which was the result of a collaboration between three different teams within VMware. A couple of months ago I stumbled across a great diagram which was developed by Hany Michael, (Consulting Architect,...

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Paul Strong

Asymmetry

Another week, another trip! :o)  One of things I truly love about my job is the opportunity to get out into the field and spend time with our customers,...

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Felicia Jadczak

VMware Announces its Membership in SAFECode

By Iain Mulholland, VP R&D, CTA Team, VMware We are proud to announce our associate membership in the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) . The...

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Sandeep Uttamchandani

Relevance of POSIX in the Big Data Era?

Let’s start with a thought exercise: imagine your application issues a write() call followed by a read(). What would you expect to get back in the read operation? Here...

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