Sandeep Uttamchandani

Taming CAP with Policy-based Management

Prof. Eric Brewer at UC Berkeley coined the CAP theorem in 1998. It has become the poster child for design trade-off discussions among architects of next generation scale-out storage and data management systems.  Crudely defined, the theorem states that in the event of a network partition (P), the system can be designed to support either Consistency (C) or Availability (A). This theorem is often mistakenly generalized as a black-and-white “2 of 3” rule, and was clarified by a well-written  article  by Prof. Brewer in 2012. While CAP popularized the concept of trade-offs in distributed data management, C, A, and P are not the only dimensions that architects need to trade-off when they are considering design choices for building blocks of...

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Ben Fathi

Dr. StrangeCloud – Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the (Hybrid) Cloud!

Marc Andreesen famously wrote “ Why Software is Eating the World ” in August 2011: “More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services—from movies to agriculture to national defense. Many of the winners...

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Chris Wolf

Cloud-Scale Management “Likes” Social Media

Cloud-Scale Management “Likes” Social Media

Managing IT resources across complex enterprises has historically been challenging, and those challenges are only increasing in complexity. We’re adding more variables in terms of clouds, automated processes, and people, to name a few. Consider the steady growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and...

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Felicia Jadczak

Looking Into the Crystal Ball: 2015 End-User Computing Technology Predictions

By Noah Wasmer, VP of Product Strategy, End-User Computing, VMware Without a doubt, 2014 has left an indelible impression on the technology landscape.  Every major software and hardware player,...

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Paul Strong

EVALExperience – Yet Another Reason To Be A VMUG Advantage Subscriber

One of the things that excited me most when I joined VMware was how passionate and knowledgeable our user community is. After I joined, I remember getting on a...

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Christos Karamanolis

On the Balkanization of Data Storage

On the Balkanization of Data Storage

  Historical Parallels 2014 marked the centennial of the beginning of the First World War (WWI): an event that had a terrible human cost and paved the way to...

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