Virtualization


Dell confirms that it's exploring IPO, VMware reverse merger

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Dell Technologies on Friday confirmed that it's considering strategic options to boost revenue and raise funds, including combining with VMware on the public market in a reverse-merger scenario. The National Football League is teaming up with Sleep Number to help its players use big data and machine learning to improve their sleep and boost performance. In a regulatory filing, Dell said its board is evaluating wether to carry on with the existing ownership structure and business as usual; pursue an IPO of Dell Technologies common stock; or a opt for a business combination with its virtualization subsidiary VMware. The regulatory filing was oozing with Dell's apparent reluctance to divulge this information, with the company writing that it would normally keep deliberations confidential "until a particular course of action is determined, but because Dell Technologies owns 82% of VMware, we are required to make a public filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission". Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell took his company private four years ago after more than two decades on the stock market in a deal worth $24 billion.


From graph to the world: pioneering a database virtual machine

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If you're not a graph afficionado, the name Marko A. Rodriguez probably does not mean much to you. Rodriguez however has been working on the intersection of research, engineering and entrepreneurship in the graph space his entire career. The fact that graph is now in the limelight is at least to some extent related to his efforts. SaaS has set off a revolution in the way companies consume services on-demand. We look at how it's spreading to other IT services and transforming IT jobs.


Machine Learning Essentials - Level 2

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Shivam Sharma works as a Subject Matter Expert at CloudThat Technologies and has been involved in various large and complex projects with global clients. He has experience in Machine Learning and Microsoft Infrastructure technology stack including Azure Stack, Office 365, EMS, Lync, Exchange, System Center, Windows Servers, designing Active Directory and managing various domain services, including Hyper-V virtualization. Having core training and consulting experience, he is passionate about technology and is involved in delivering training to corporate and individuals on cutting edge technologies. Arzan has 7 years of experience in Microsoft Infrastructure technology stack including setting up Windows servers, designing Active Directory and managing various domain services, including Hyper-V virtualization. As a Cloud Solutions Architect at CloudThat, he is responsible for deploying, supporting and managing client infrastructures on Azure.


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is here: Should you upgrade now?

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Windows 10 after two years: Was the upgrade worth it? After a little more than two years, Microsoft has finally settled into a rhythm with its new, fast-paced development cadence for Windows 10. Check Settings System About to see full details about the current Windows 10 installation. What Microsoft's marketers are calling the Fall Creators Update (officially version 1709) begins arriving on desktop PCs today via Windows Update and will soon be available for download at all the usual places. The final build number for this release is 16299.


Your deep learning Python Ubuntu virtual machine - PyImageSearch

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Your purchase of Deep Learning for Computer Vision with Python includes a pre-configured Ubuntu virtual machine for deep learning. From there select File Import Appliance...: Once the dialog opens you'll want to navigate to where the DL4CV Ubuntu VM.ova file resides on disk: Finally, you can click "Import" and allow the virtual machine to import: Figure 7: Importing the Ubuntu deep learning virtual machine may take 3-4 minutes depending on your system. There are multiple methods to access the Deep Learning for Computer Vision with Python source code datasets from your virtual machine. The Deep Learning for Computer Vision with Python virtual machine uses Python virtual environments to help organize Python modules and keep them separate from the system install of Python.


What to expect from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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In addition, the Windows Update display now offers detailed information about the status of individual updates, so you don't have to wonder whether anything's happening in the background. One of my favorite classic Windows features, Volume Mixer, has finally been updated to include Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, including Microsoft Edge and Groove Music. Remote Desktop settings, which were scattered in several locations in earlier versions, now get a single home: Settings System Remote Desktop. Microsoft turns Windows 10 Fall Creators Update focus to'stabilization' as of Build 16273


Monitoring APIs @DevOpsSummit @Catchpoint #API #DevOps #AI #WebPerf

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DevOps at Cloud Expo taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. The upcoming 21st International @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-4, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.


Machine Learning For Virtual Machine Migration Plan Generation

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The present disclosure relates to management of virtual machines and, more specifically, using machine learning for virtual machine migration plan generation. The computer readable instructions includes determining an initial mapping of a plurality of virtual machines to a plurality of hosts as an origin state and determining a final mapping of the virtual machines to the hosts as a goal state. The virtual machine migration plan is generated based on the heuristic state transition cost of the candidate paths in combination with the heuristic goal cost of a sequence of transitions from the origin state to the goal state having a lowest total cost. One or more candidate parallel migration plans are generated based on the parallelism gates in combination with serial migrations from the virtual machine migration plan.


[video] @Tintri's Enterprise Cloud @CloudExpo #IaaS #DevOps #AI #DX #DigitalTransformation

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We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-4, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Join Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 21st Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track.


How many servers do you need for your cloud? – DXC Blogs

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As a company turning to public cloud, you are indeed replacing capital expenses (CAPEX) with operating expenses (OPEX), but that's not how it works for a public cloud company. Or, for that matter, your company if you're building your own private cloud. Even AWS, the biggest of the public clouds, can't do that. Over time, I hope AWS, or another of the other major public cloud powers share, if not their data, then at least their methodology.