Inside Advanced Scale Challenges|Sunday, July 24, 2016
  • Subscribe to EnterpriseTech Weekly Updates: Subscribe by email

Cray and Deloitte Join Supercomputing with Security-as-a-Service

Cray and Deloitte Join Supercomputing with Security-as-a-Service

When cyber-criminals look at your network, what do they see? Providing the adversary's perspective on computing infrastructures ...

It’s 3 a.m. — Do You Know What Your Cluster’s Doing?

It’s 3 a.m. — Do You Know What Your Cluster’s Doing?

Performance challenges in Hadoop environments are par for the course as organizations attempt to capture the benefits ...

AccuWeather’s Compute Strategy Takes Forecasting to the Cloud at Scale

AccuWeather’s Compute Strategy Takes Forecasting to the Cloud at Scale

Weather and the cloud go together. Take AccuWeather, the State College, Pa.,.-based consumer and commercial weather services ...

A User Guide For Securing Docker Containers

A User Guide For Securing Docker Containers

As important and prevalent Docker containers are today, they still pose a unique security risk for users. ...


More Articles

Application container deployment is accelerating as security and persistent storage concerns are addressed and enterprises seek to capitalize on the potential efficiencies, flexibility and long-term savings offered by distributed applications. The latest measure of container deployment released this week by enterprise infrastructure vendor NetEnrich, San Jose, Calif., finds that 70 percent of IT professionals it surveyed are currently using ... Full article
So-called "cloud first" strategies are expected to propel IT spending over the next five years as more enterprises transform themselves into digital businesses, a new forecast predicts. In a cloud spending survey released Thursday (July 21), market watcher Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) estimated that the cloud transition underway for several years would influence more than $1 trillion in IT ... Full article
Performance challenges in Hadoop environments are par for the course as organizations attempt to capture the benefits of big data. The growing ecosystem of tools and applications (including new analytics platforms) for Hadoop is becoming increasingly distributed, making the challenges of using Hadoop in production exponentially more complicated. Which begs the question, do you know how your cluster will ... Full article
Efforts to lock down security in datacenters continue to expand as operators seek to assure enterprise customers they can meet increasingly strict regulatory and other data governance rules even as operations are scaled. That requirement is generating interest among investors as security threats grow. Among the growing number of internal datacenter security specialists is Guardicore, which announced a $20 ... Full article
Chip intellectual property vendor ARM Ltd. is being acquired by Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group in a bid to provide more of the semiconductor technology underlying future networks of connects sensors and smart devices. SoftBank (TYO: 9984) plans to acquire ARM (LSE: ARM, NASDAQ: ARMH), Cambridge, U.K., for about $32.25 billion in an all-cash deal. The buyer said it ... Full article
Weather and the cloud go together. Take AccuWeather, the State College, Pa.,.-based consumer and commercial weather services provider. Demand for weather forecast information from media outlets, from business customers and, most of all, from the public fluctuates widely (though on average it’s increasing by tens of thousands of data requests per day). If a storm is bearing down on ... Full article
Machine learning technology is poised to move from niche data analytics applications to mainstream enterprise big data campaigns over the next two years, a recent vendor survey suggests. SoftServe, a software and application development specialist based in Austin, Texas, reports that 62 percent of the medium and large organizations it polled in April said they expect to roll out ... Full article
Security information and event management (SIEM) software fueled a robust global security software market in 2015 even as sales of consumer security software declined sharply last year, according to the latest accounting by market analyst Gartner Inc. Gartner (NYSE: IT) reported this week that worldwide security software revenue jumped 3.7 percent over the previous year to $22.1 billion. Sales ... Full article
AT&T (NYSE: T) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) will collaborate on Internet of Things (IoT) development as part of an arrangement that combines IBM's cloud and cognitive computing platform with the carrier's global network. The partners said Wednesday (July 13) the combination would be used to create open-source tools for specific IoT applications. The companies also are betting that demand ... Full article
The automation of DevOps continues to expand as does the integration of current capabilities such as security and governance along with new features like data analytics as enterprise users seek to accelerate and scale application deployment. DevOps specialist Chef Software Inc. has moved to consolidate many of these functions onto a single platform that is billed as providing a ... Full article
It's been a good month for advanced manufacturing research in the U.S. with an expansion of a government smart manufacturing effort followed this week by a new chip design effort in Florida that will focus on high-speed electronics and photonics for use in a range of sensor platforms. The Belgian nanoelectronics research center Imec announced Friday (July 8) that ... Full article
A smart manufacturing initiative launched last month by the Obama administration would seek to jumpstart an early version of an industrial Internet of Things via networks of smart sensors to be used for advanced manufacturing. The White House announced the $140 million public-private partnership during a manufacturing summit in Washington. Among the participants in the new Clean Energy Smart ... Full article
Technology mergers and acquisitions have hit the skids during the first half of this year after booming in 2015, according to a merger tracking firm. London-based Mergermarket said this week the sharp decline in technology, media and telecommunications deals reflected a "rebalancing" in these sectors after six consecutive years of steady growth. The first half of 2016 saw an ... Full article
The British exit, or "Brexit," from the European Union is adding uncertainty to global IT markets as the British pound sinks to new lows. Worldwide IT spending for this year is forecast to be flat, representing an increase over negative growth this time last year, according to a quarterly spending forecast that also considers the consequences of the British ... Full article
U.S. intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency, are increasingly turning to commercial solutions in their efforts to head off the alarming number of cyber attacks that culminated in last year's massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. With critics complaining that government agencies have done little since the OPM attack to harden their networks, NSA's Information ... Full article
The steady shift to cloud native infrastructure continues with a partnership between enterprise software vendor Pivotal and Linux specialist Canonical that will provide secure images from Canonical's Linux distribution Ubuntu on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry. The partners said Wednesday (July 6) they also would continue working to "harden" the Cloud Foundry distribution of the Ubuntu operation system to comply ... Full article
The latest version of a distributed key-value platform used to store data in containers across a cluster of machines and previously integrated with the Kubernetes cluster manager includes API and data model features designed to ease upgrades while supporting a broader range of applications delivered via containers. CoreOS, the San Francisco-based application container specialist, announced last week that version ... Full article
With cyber attacks on IT infrastructure growing more sophisticated and costly by the day, researchers are looking for new ways to stay ahead of hackers by strengthening encryption. Among the emerging tools are quantum random number generators that introduce a higher level of unpredictability that is difficult to reproduce. That in turn makes it harder for attackers to simply ... Full article
The launch earlier this year of an open transaction initiative designed to develop industry standards for blockchain technology generated much interest and buzz. For example, the financial and technology sectors are flocking to the Linux Foundation effort called the Hyperledger Project aimed at scaling blockchain technology via open standards for distributed ledgers. Proponents argue the effort could transform global ... Full article
Cloud security vendors are betting that more enterprises are looking to outsource their security operations just as they have turned over management of parts of their IT infrastructure to public cloud suppliers. A new study released this week by a cloud security-as-a-service vendor finds that about half of those surveyed are investing more in security operations after adopting cloud ... Full article




Most Read

Efforts to lock down security in datacenters continue to expand as operators seek to assure enterprise customers they can meet increasingly strict regulatory and ...
Water transports heat 25 times more efficiently than air, but water and electronics don’t mix – hence the prevalence of air cooling in the ...
Cloud security vendors are betting that more enterprises are looking to outsource their security operations just as they have turned over management of parts ...
U.S. intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency, are increasingly turning to commercial solutions in their efforts to head off the alarming number of ...
Developers are making greater use of application container technologies as they seek to accelerate release cycles but barriers to widespread adoption remain, according to ...