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Scaling Big Data fabrics

July 23rd, 2014 | mike.bushong | No Comments

When people talk about Big Data, the emphasis is usually on the Big. Certainly, Big Data applications are distributed largely because the size of the data on which computations are executed warrants more than a typical application can handle. But scaling the network that provides connectivity between Big Data nodes is not just about creating […]

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Open Platforms Fuel Startup Ecosystems

By Ron Miller, TechCrunch

June 27, 2014

We reached out to over one hundred industry experts and asked, “What don’t people understand about the costs of operating a network but should?” Here’s a collection of our favorite advice. – See more at: http://blogs.cio.com/network/18623/20-ways-reduce-operational-costs-your-network-its-too-late#sthash.hH16KXIS.0Ob1SBIN.dpuf

 

Companies face an inherent tension between being open or proprietary, but we’ve seen, again and again, that open systems can act as catalysts for entirely new businesses built on top of a popular platform…Michael Bushong, vice president of marketing at Plexxi says this community aspect is particularly important because it drives people to contribute and be a part of something bigger. “Another major shift that has been going on in the business world generally (and the technology world specifically) is a movement towards community. This is particularly strong in some parts of the development community. Giving back is a source of pride for many people,” he said. He believes this is driven in part by social media and the desire to build a personal brand, and being a part of open source increases your profile and leads to community recognition. “Because the tech community tends to laud its open source contributors, there are personal drivers behind open source participation. And that branding extends to the companies that employ these people, which makes corporations more likely to not only support but actively staff open source initiatives,” Bushong said.

We reached out to over one hundred industry experts and asked, “What don’t people understand about the costs of operating a network but should?” – See more at: http://blogs.cio.com/network/18623/20-ways-reduce-operational-costs-your-network-its-too-late#sthash.hH16KXIS.0Ob1SBIN.dpuf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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