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The future isn't cloud. It's multi-cloud

The future isn't cloud. It's multi-cloud

Feb 06, 2017

Cloud computing was supposed to simplify IT environments. Now, according to a recent study by Microsoft and 451 Research, nearly a third of organizations work with four or more cloud vendors. It would seem multi-cloud is the future of cloud computing. But what is driving this trend?

Some organizations simply want to have more options—using multiple cloud providers to support different applications and workloads mean they can use the solution best suited to their needs. For example, an organization’s core applications may need resilient applications that can run even if local power i...

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WANdisco showcases the future of cloud migration at AWS re:Invent 2016

WANdisco showcases the future of cloud migration at AWS re:Invent 2016

Dec 06, 2016

As Amazon’s AWS re:Invent 2016 took over Las Vegas we showcased our patented Active Data Replication technology to many of the 32,000 attendees. A large crowd watched our VP of Product Management Paul Scott-Murphy talk about “Extending Hadoop and Spark to the AWS Cloud”. Others visited our booth to meet our identical twins Gary and Larry who represented how our patented technology enables exactly the same data to be available at multiple locations.


During the conference we gave away thousands of free WANdisco t-shirt emblazoned with the words “Imagine identical data. Anywhere. Anytime....

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Not all dinosaurs are extinct: IBM's reinvention

Not all dinosaurs are extinct: IBM's reinvention

Sep 26, 2016

Time has been running out for legacy tech businesses like IBM. Few clients today are willing to pay for the inconvenience of physical technology on their premises given there is no longer any need to devote office space to servers. This new reality has been reflected in IBM’s declining revenues and continued job cuts – the company slashed 5,000 jobs in March and then announced another round of cuts in April. Overall 14,000 jobs are set to be eliminated.


IBM’s track record shows it has often failed to capture the potential of new technology. This is the company that developed the first c...

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Why Active Data Replication™ is vital to the Internet of Things

Why Active Data Replication™ is vital to the Internet of Things

Sep 25, 2016

The advent of the Internet of Things [IoT], in which everyday objects have network connectivity allowing them to send and receive data, means we are witnessing the explosion of a network that is growing at an incredible pace.

 

Gartner says 6.4 billion connected 'things' will be in use worldwide by the end of 2016. Cisco thinks that figure will rise to an extraordinary 50 billion by 2020. Whatever the actual numbers, the fact is more and more data is being created as the IoT becomes increasingly ubiquitous. This has the potential to open up virtually endless opportunities and connections but w...

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The 8 fallacies of distributed computing are becoming irrelevant

The 8 fallacies of distributed computing are becoming irrelevant

Sep 01, 2016

In 1969, the U.S. Department of Defense created ARPANET, the precursor to today’s internet. Around the same time, the SWIFT protocol used for money transfers was also established. These are both early examples of distributed systems: a collection of independent computers that appear to users as a single coherent system.

Many come to know they have a distributed system when the crash of a computer they’ve never heard of affects the whole system. This is often the result of assumptions architects and designers of distribution systems are likely to make.

In 1994, Peter Deutsch, who worked at Sun ...

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