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The Palms Casino Resort Wins Big with Cisco to Enhance the Guest Experience

…t only does Saint-Marc use the network to employ a private cloud to manage critical systems, such as the Palms’ gaming systems and email, but also to manage the Palms’ point of sale system for all purchases on the property, which includes over 1,200 gaming machines throughout the resort and casino, totaling 5,000 devices in all. “IT is a business enabler, allowing our business to grow while preparing for new technologies and guest services,” said…


Preparing for the Next Big Wave in IT: The Intercloud’s Role in Digitization

…y applications AND one that supports hyperscale applications (those cloud-native applications built for mobile, gaming, ecommerce, etc.).  We need to allow enterprise to deploy those new applications in hundreds of clouds and not just on their own private cloud. Enabling this kind of distributed application environment will require an agile, FAST IT development strategy combined with the right cloud platform to manage it. In addition, this cloud…


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OSpod #28: An Interview with John Dickinson

…ing Swift as an origin for a lot of the content that they’re doing especially that’s popular in the gaming industry, financial industry is really sensitive about where their data lives. A lot of them are saying I’ve got all of these documents and I can’t give them to a different company so I have to make sure that they are safely and secured in my own data center and I need a way to do that scalably. They’re using Sw…


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FlexPod Datacenter with Microsoft Private Cloud — A Premier Integrated Platform for Mission Critical Microsoft SQL Server Implementations

…a premiere platform for the most demanding applications. This performance and load test implements a real world gaming workload on Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate Edition was used to generate and run the performance and load tests. For more information about Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate Edition see More information about Microsoft SQL Server 2014 can be found at http://w…


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OpenStack Podcast #25: Ryan Floyd

…ch faster every year. It’s exciting to see. I had a customer at a large Fortune company talk to one of my gaming companies and was talking about that he gets 6kVA rack fully loaded on Open Compute. You just can’t do that with other folks. We are testing OpenStack on that. We are trying to create a smaller BOM on that that’s fully supported. That’s the other thing, is where there’s a big gap on the support side. Who i…


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