A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called
Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based
Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact
on the data center and on server computing in general.
What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't
Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will
be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is
available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some
years to come - growing to over 20% of the server market by 2016 according to
Oppenheimer ("Cloudy With A Chance of ARM" Oppenheimer Equity Research
According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and
services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver
appliances for deployin... (more)
If you think your data is a mess now...just wait. It will get worse, if
you're not careful. Maybe even if you ARE careful.
That loud rumbling sound you hear isn't thunder, or an earthquake - it's the
noise from an avalanche of exploding volumes of data, in places and formats
that never existed before.
This explosion is making a difficult situation even more challenging, and
what's worse, it has a direct impact on business productivity.
Only 21% of CEOs have the comprehensive information they need about their
customers to make strategic decisions, according to a PriceWaterhouseCoo... (more)
Dell is making some exciting waves in the "solutions" business. Building on
the momentum as a result of the acquisition of Perot Systems some years ago
and a buying spree where they acquired a host of best-of-breed software
solutions such as Boomi (Cloud-based Integration Platform), Dell has just
announced a newly created Software Division and has appointed veteran John
Swainson as president, reporting to Michael Dell.
Swainson led IBM's huge software business until 2005 and was CEO of CA
Technologies from 2005 to 2009. On the heels of the appointment of Steve
Felice as Chief Co... (more)
Wearables - Will 2015 Be the Year They Take Off?
Luxury Swiss watchmaker Mont Blanc shows off their "smart watch band" for
your fussy $5000 mechanical watch - what an potentially foreshadowing
development in the wearable market. To date, wearables have been such a
disappointment in the market. It seems like every year for the past 3 years
has been "the year Apple might ship an iWatch", and the market is rife with
ugly and semi-functional wearable devices that rarely manage more than a
3-star rating on Amazon.
Will 2015 be any different?
When the first generation of smart watch... (more)
I’ve been using Steve Jobs and Apple as examples in my software blog
dedicated to the creation of Great Software. Although Steve Jobs is thought
of as being the Mac/iPhone/iPad/iPod guy, he’s also a software hero. At
least he’s one of my software heroes.
Steve Jobs’ Apple doesn’t just build products. They understand the market
and the consumers better than anyone else. And then they create something
that defines and totally owns that market. Their deep understanding of the
needs, wants and priorities of the consumer and their “make no
compromises” approach allows them to do this... (more)