Java Spring Framework {4}

by Eric S

Today, Business and developers are always finding different ways to give them that competitive edge in the technology market.  One of the first major game changers was the Java Spring Framework, released in 2002. It has evolved over the years and helped java be able to evolve and still work with many new and existing external platforms today. As with every program there are specific intentions or roles it is meant to be able to accomplish.  If we were to try and compare what the Java Spring framework role is in laymen terms, it would be considered the piping and internal structure design of a house, by helping move things in and out on a set smooth pattern. As we have moved form log cabins to ultra modern smart homes, the design of the piping and internal structure has significantly changed to adapt. The Java Spring Framework like we have seen on the market in the last few years has done just that. According to Springsource.org “The Spring Framework helps you build Java Applications faster because it allows you to focus on your business problem rather than the plumbing code that connects components and systems.” (Spring Source) Throughout this blog I will explain the history and the practical use of the Java Spring Framework, as we use it today. read more...

Texas Memory & DataCore collaboration for Midmarket Storage Systems {Comments Off on Texas Memory & DataCore collaboration for Midmarket Storage Systems}

by Miguel V
The article I chose to talk about is titled “Texas Memory, DataCore Team for Alternative Midmarket Storage System.” The article talks about a new colabration software developed by Texas Memory and DataCore that is designed to optimize a server by “delivering high-performance and feature-richn storage for VMware environments”. DataCore is known for providing a simple, high-availability solution that meets vSphere shared storage requirements.Vice President Carlos M. Carreras said “The software increases the speed of I/O responses by abstracting storage into idealized, virtual disks akin to virtual machines. It pools and mirrors disk blocks across available devices, despite differences in making and model”. The software was designed to take optimum advantage of VMware’s full suite of capabilities while allows nondistruptive provisioning, sharing, cloning, replications and expanding virtual disks among physical servers and virtual machines.With this software, IT managers have seen substantial performance increases by up to 200%. TMS and DataCore delivers an easy way of integrating this software with any companies exist systems in three easy steps. First, simply selecting the appropriate capacity for this applications. Second, either directly or though a fbraic to the DataCore attach the RamSan. Third, setup access policies for a virtual storage pools. read more...

VSPEX: Solution for Midrange IT Providers {2}

by Miguel V
Two years ago Cisco, EMC and VMware teamed up to to create and introduce VBlocks. VBlock is a set of “systems preconfigured, preintegrated and converged computing systems consisting of network-ware and x86-type servers” resulting in cloud computing systems ranging in size from hundreds to 6,00 virtual machines. By 2012 VBlock has become a highly successful product increasing sales to $800 million per year. Unfortunately for EMC not all IT companies need to be running 6,000 virtual machines. With intentions of reaching the mid range IT companies EMC created “VSPEX a set of 14 IT blueprints allowing customers to select computing and networking hardware, software and services based on the distributor line card and sizing of components based on the requirements of a  particular VSPEX solution.” With VSPEX 14 preconfigured environments EMC is giving their customers more choices so that they can determine their own solutions by “providing the sizing guides, reference architecture and deployment guides, and allow them to align with their vendor of choice.” read more...

Updating an IT Professional {4}

by Miguel V
With technology trends like cloud computing, big data and converged infrastructures “significantly changing the way enterprise IT professionals run their data centers” Cisco Systems is teaming up with EMC and VMware to provide IT professionals training “in a wide range of areas impacting the data center, from networking and cloud computing to storage and virtualization.” Cisco goals are to give IT administrators the required training to address technology trend issues. With this program Cisco and its partners are leading the way in transforming skills for the next generation of IT professionals . With cloud computing changing the way information and data  is being sent from one server to the next “IT organizations must cultivate new cloud architecture skills, understand how to use big data and maintain deep domain expertise with a renewed understanding of virtualization and technology convergence.” Through its training courses Cisco plans on giving technical “professionals the skills to build and run these evolving data centers” by providing ” a prescriptive and simple way to acquire the right skills at the right time.
This article has a couple of topics that relate to what we discussed about in class when dealing with data modeling and the importance of knowing good naming techniques that everyone can understand. Personally I like that Cisco Systems is stepping up and providing IT professionals that don’t want to go back to college a simple course that is design to update them on the new technology and practices of an IT professional in a simple and easy to understand way. read more...