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Most people who read this won’t have a clue what a Hollerith punched card is. I only just caught the end of the era at University where I learned to program in FORTRAN coding one punched card at a time.  Once the stack of cards was complete, I delivered it to the computer operator for […]

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Today Microsoft and HP announced an expanded partnership in order to deliver fully integrated application to hardware stacks. It’s a brilliant move, absolutely stunningly smart and spot on for HP. I wrote about Oracle VM and the fully integrated stack that Larry Ellison has been promoting to his customers. Superficially it might seem like a […]

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I attended a very interesting dinner event recently at The Boxwood Cafe in London hosted by Andrew Barnes from Neverfail. The objective was to have a discussion about Disaster Recovery and the implications for IT and business. It was a very well attended event with some great input from the CIO and IT Director attendees. Sarah […]

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Everyone I speak to in the industry agrees that IT components are getting harder to integrate. It’s not a new issue, this complexity, it’s just got harder and harder over the years to make sense of how everything should plug together. So when I speak to friends in the industry who are faced with delivering […]

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Today I had a really interesting conversation with my friend and colleague Richard Davis, CEO of Elastichosts a small (but perfectly formed) Cloud Computing company. Richard and I first met when he was a Business Technology consultant at McKinsey & Co and I was his client at BT. We worked together on a major project […]

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I recently chaired a very interesting panel debate and discussion Hosted By BLADE Network Technologies in London. The panel was made up of: Harkeeret (Harqs) Singh, Global Head Data Centre Energy Optimisation, Thomson Reuters Finlay MacLeod, VP IT Infrastructure, EMEA, First Data Corp Charles Ferland, VP of EMEA, BLADE Network Technologies Brian Peterson, VP International […]

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Google Docs now has a batch export facility for their documents created by the Data Liberation Front, a Google team setup to help customers leave. “Imagine you want to move out of your apartment. When you ask your landlord about the terms of your previous lease, he says that you are free to leave at […]

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I visited IP Expo at Earls Court today and had a look around and concluded that everyone is on message about the cloud. If vendor push gets a technology going then cloud is moving at the speed of light. I mostly went to interview VirtualGeek, Chad Sakac VP, VMware Technology Alliance at EMC who was […]

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I posed the question about why readers of the hot aisle were running more than one hypervisor. An earlier poll had shown that 44% of respondants behave in a non-intuitive way and run two or more hypervisors. Early results are in – with a poll size of 1021 1141 readers and discounting those who only […]

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At ESG we’ve teamed up with Dell, Microsoft, Symantec, VMware, and Intel on the Virtualization Tour show that’s all over North America (for now)! From September 29th pretty much every day through the end of October, we’ll be in a US city! The content is excellent – based on some killer ESG research and analysis […]

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For some time I have been saying that a real IT shop would be ill advised to attempt consolidation to a single hypervisior. Why? My sense is that we have two types of workload, the mission critical, drives the business applications and services that cannot fail. These are the Fedex Logistics platform, the eBay portal, […]

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The hypervisor is the new critical area of focus in the cloud. Enterprises cannot afford to adopt a “single hypervisor solution fits all” approach yet they do need to  understand and manage the many problems and issues that this outcome exposes. Early virtualization adopters will have a large VMware ESX estate largely accomodating the massive unstructured […]

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Next week I am in Marthas Vineyard visiting with my friend, colleague and fellow blogger Steve Duplessie of Enterprise Strategy Group. For a few weeks Steve has been telling me about an Enterprise Windows Data Migration tool called AutoMove from AutoVirt. So I have been looking at the details it is pretty good. I have […]

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Today my friend and colleague Peter Hopton gave me the neatest piece of software I have seen in a long time. Software that knows if you are sitting in front of your computer or not, and if you are not shuts down the display to save energy. As soon as you sit down again, the […]

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The storage wars are hotting up with EMC the clear leader in block oriented product and with a huge portfolio of software that places them as the seventh biggest software company on the planet. NetApp hold onto the leadership position in the Network Attached Storage (NAS) market with a technically advanced set of products. Why […]

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I admit to being really torn on this issue. I despise theft and copyright infringement but I also hate big brother, strong arm tactics that restrict me from doing stuff that is useful and legal. I use VMWare on my Mac to run other operating systems apart from the native OS X. I run a licensed copy […]

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The Washington Post reports that a single cyber crime group has stolen more than a half million bank, credit and debit card accounts over the past two-and-a-half years using one of the most advanced strains of computer spyware in existence, according to research to be published today. The discovery is among the largest stolen data […]

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Google are about to launch Chrome, a new browser that they claim is designed to address the new Internet. An Internet used to run applications rather than display smart HTML. Is this Googles response to the new Apple Webkit that run’s smart Internet applications and the beginning of he end for Windows? Here’s what is being said on the […]

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My friend, the inventor and green innovator, Peter Hopton from VeryPC has a unique view on how to be environmentally responsible whilst deploying PCs into an office environment and he is presenting his ideas at The Carbon Footprint Energy Efficient IT Summit on the 4th and 5th September. Peter says that there are three basic […]

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So we have a sub prime credit crisis that looks like it might turn into a global recession. IT is expensive and highly visible as well as often seen as non core. If you don’t get your budgets cut this year then you are very lucky and very unusual. I thought that you might like […]

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Fellow blogger Steve Duplessie at Steve’s IT Rants has picked up on the fact that Diane Green has left VMWare after a bad set of financial results. Steve writes a good article and it’s worth a read. Diane is a victim of heroism via unexpected consequences. Pretty much single handed VMWare has raised the CPE – Compute […]

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I just moved The Hot Aisle onto the Mosso Hosting Cloud and away from the Virtualized, Red Hat Linux and MySQL environment it was born on. The Hot Aisle was getting a bit too big to be crowded into the corner of the single server we borrowed from Ewan MacLeod’s SMSTextNews blog (thanks Ewan) and so we […]

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