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The Exhibitor List for the 2012 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference is up at Many of the firms there are technology firms, which is why this is one of the great events of the year. The text below is based on the current exhibitor list.  This event is getting HUGE which makes it very hard to spend more than about a second with all the vendors. Everyone seeks ways to focus on the vendors that are most relevant and have the most disruptive technologies. I am frequently asked for suggestions on which firms to visit and am working on my personal list of recommendations.  But we are also preparing a survey so we can solicit your views and will be rolling that out in a day or so. The survey will ask you to nominate what you believe to be the most significant technologies, the ones that people absolutely “must see” at the event. We ... (more)

VCE FastPath, Virtual Instruments' SAN Probe & Hadoop

Yearly prediction blogs are so clichéd hence why I’ve always tried to avoid writing one. Despite this I’ve always made a mental note of technology, products or companies that I thought were going to really do well in the upcoming year. Back in 2008 I felt VMware were going to really take off after the release of 3.5. In 2009 I had a gut feeling DataDomain would explode just before they were bought by EMC. In 2010 I spoke to a friend about how 3PAR’s technology could no longer be ignored and in 2011 I still wasn’t convinced that FCoE would overtake FC in revenue despite all the analysts’ claims. But why believe me when I’d never put these thoughts on paper? So now at the beginning of 2012, I’ve decided to put my money where my mouth is, pull out my crystal ball and document my predictions. First off I’m going with VCE’s Vblock and their new FastPath feature. VCE (or... (more)

VI's Archie Hendryx Chinwags with Mike Laverick

If you've ever been involved with VMware it's more than likely that you've heard of Mike Laverick. As well as being a VM Guru, vExpert, all-round cool guy and author of great books such as "Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0", Mike also has a popular site of blogs, info and videos, namely RTFM. Occasionally Mike invites certain vendors or tech folk for a "chinwag"and publishes this on his site and this week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to discuss Virtual Instruments' solution and how it enables the successful virtualization of Mission Critical Apps. Here's a link to the video: I hope you enjoy it!   ... (more)

Amazon Plans to Extend Rugeley Fulfilment Centre and Create 350 New Permanent Jobs

Monday 2 June, 2014 Amazon has today announced it has submitted a planning application to expand its fulfilment centre in Rugeley. If the application is successful, 350 new permanent jobs will be created at the Towers Business Park centre. The planning application seeks permission to create a new entrance to the building and construct a new roundabout within the site to enhance traffic flow in and out of the centre. Additional car parking spaces are also proposed, plus a new bus stop on site. The interior of the building, which is already home to many millions of products, will be reconfigured in order to double its capacity. Amazon opened its Rugeley fulfilment centre in September 2011 and currently employs over 600 permanent Amazon associates. Across the UK Amazon employs more than 7,000 permanent employees, 5,800 of these are permanent employees in UK fulfilment ce... (more)

Virtual Instruments Demonstrates First Quarter Success and Helps Customers Cut Costs

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/08 -- Virtual Instruments, provider of the award-winning NetWisdom SAN (storage area network) optimization solution, has demonstrated success in its first full quarter, marked by sales growth and bookings that significantly exceeded forecasts in the U.S. and Europe. To help customers continue to cut costs through improved performance of heterogeneous and virtualized data centers, the company has accelerated investment in both product and partnership roadmaps. News Highlights -- In its first full quarter of operation since the carve-out from Finisar, Virtual Instruments booked more NetWisdom sales than the preceding 12 months of product sales. Gross profit for this quarter's bookings exceeded expenses by 22 percent, putting Virtual Instruments in an excellent position to accelerate product investment. The company continues t... (more)

Virtual Instruments Introduces Bo Barker, VP Services

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/10 -- Virtual Instruments, a leader in SAN and virtual infrastructure optimization, today announced that Bo Barker, a 22-year industry veteran, has joined the Company as vice president of services. Barker, after spending nine years at EMC in multiple services leadership positions, will lead the Virtual Instruments professional services and post-sales customer support organizations. In his role, he will focus on providing superior customer satisfaction and accelerating the successful deployment of Virtual Instruments award-winning NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom products. "As we talk to our customers and learn more about their challenges, we are developing new products and services to address their needs," said Mark Urdahl, chief executive officer, Virtual Instruments. "Our goal is to ensure that every Virtual Instruments custo... (more)

Virtual Instruments Customer to Speak on Optimizing SAN and Virtualized IT Infrastructure at Fall SNW Conference

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/30/10 -- Virtual Instruments, a leader in storage area network (SAN) and virtual infrastructure optimization solutions, will exhibit at the Storage Networking World (SNW) conference in Dallas from October 11-14, 2010. In addition, on Monday afternoon at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Conference Center, Virtual Instruments customer Christopher Carlton of JPS Health Network will share background on his organization's IT infrastructure and how they optimize their SAN environment for maximum performance and availability. Carlton will present best practices for optimizing SAN and virtualization projects, sharing his secrets to optimizing the performance and utilization of SAN and storage systems. He will also present strategies to prepare storage infrastructure for server and storage virtualization related to running I/O-intensive appl... (more)

Axtel Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results

Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AXTELCPO; OTC: AXTLY) (“AXTEL” or “the Company”), a leading Mexican fixed-line integrated telecommunications company, announced today its unaudited second quarter results ended June 30, 2013(1). For additional information, please contact Adrian de los Santos, Investor Relations Officer and Corporate Finance Director at Highlights: Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was Ps. 701 million; similar to the Ps. 703 million in second quarter of last year. However, excluding the new tower lease expense recorded this year, EBITDA would have been 10% higher than second quarter 2012, and 7% higher on a sequential basis. During this quarter, revenues from AXTEL’s core business segments, mass market and enterprise, increased 3% on a sequential basis, consistent with the gradual recovery expected after the recapitalization plan and product... (more)

Guitar Center and Slate Media Technology Announce the New RAVEN MTi Touchscreen Console

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/13 -- ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS The first console of its kind, the RAVEN MTi features a 27-inch touchscreen that displays the mixing functions of digital audio workstation software, providing tactile control of mixing parameters and more. At only $2,499 MAP in the USA, the RAVEN MTi is the new desktop centerpiece of any modern creative audio environment. Available for preorder exclusively via Guitar Center retail stores,, GC Pro and Guitar Center, the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, announced today that the new RAVEN MTi touchscreen console from Slate Media Technology is available for preorder exclusively through Guitar Center, GC Pro and Musician's Friend. Based on the company's flagship RAVEN MTX... (more)

The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Bible: 2014 - 2020

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Bible: 2014 - 2020 While the benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization are well known in the enterprise IT and data center world, both technologies also bring a hosts of benefits to the telecommunications service provider/carrier community. Not only can SDN and network virtualization help address the explosive capacity demand of mobile traffic, but they can also reduce the CapEx and OpEx burden faced by service providers to handle this demand by diminishing reliance on expensive proprietary hardware plat... (more)

AIS Expands Its HMI Portfolio of Multi-Touch Displays with an ARM Microprocessor and New Set of Operating Software Options for M2M, Home & Building Automation Applications

American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), a leader in HMI multi-touch displays, panel PC and operator interface technologies has announced the addition of their new PoE multi-touch conference room scheduling system. The new multi-display utilizes Projective Capacitive Touch (PCT) technology and is powered by a Texas Instruments® (TI) Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 Microprocessor. Available in a 7” 1024 x 600 WSVGA screen size, the new HMI multi-touch display from AIS also touts an expanded set of operating system software options for all the popular operating systems and many third party systems as well. It comes preloaded with one of the following high-level operating systems (HLOSs) including Linux, Android™, or Windows® Embedded Compact 7 OS, and the ability to customize a variety of third-party Real-time Operating System (RTOS) ideal for connecting to Machine to Machine (M... (more)