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The Capital Markets Industry’s ‘Unsustainable Cost Model’: A Technology Strategy

The Capital Markets Industry’s ‘Unsustainable Cost Model’: A Technolo...

Greed, fear and regulation have historically driven the capital markets industry. But with today’s rising regulatory regime ...

Composable Infrastructure: Equal Treatment for Modern and Traditional Apps

Composable Infrastructure: Equal Treatment for Modern and Traditional Apps

Most enterprises have a mix of modern apps that need adaptable infrastructure support and traditional software supported ...

Shedding Light on Dark Data in the IoT Era

Shedding Light on Dark Data in the IoT Era

Gartner Group forecasts that nearly 26 billion devices, from sensors, to medical diagnostic to tools, thermostats and ...

DoE Expands HPC Manufacturing Effort

DoE Expands HPC Manufacturing Effort

The Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office is expanding industry access to its network of national laboratories to ...


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As more enterprise data, applications and other workloads shift to the cloud, vendors of cloud monitoring services are expanding their offerings to help DevOps teams troubleshoot issues related to distributed applications running on hybrid clouds, application containers and other micro-services. The latest comes from Datadog, a provider of monitoring services for cloud applications. The New York-based vendor released a ... Full article
As more data and enterprise applications are moved to public cloud services, a surprisingly high number of enterprises responding to a new cloud security survey said they are not encrypting their data and other cloud workloads. The cloud adoption survey of more than 400 executives spanning a variety of industries who attended the recent VMworld conference found that 28 ... Full article
As it challenges public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out a cloud-based analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure. Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: AMZN) with an upgraded ... Full article
The Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office is expanding industry access to its network of national laboratories to leverage supercomputing capabilities that can be used to model, simulate and analyze industrial processes and products. DoE's High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) recently announced another series of funded projects designed to expand the program's scope to other industrial sectors. The 13 ... Full article
The brick and mortar of an industrial Internet of Things is arriving with a security framework designed to balance the safety and reliability requirements of industrial operations with an attempt to define the "trustworthiness" of emerging manufacturing networks. An industrial IoT security blueprint released on Monday (Sept. 19) by a two-year-old industry consortium stresses five characteristics for bullet proofing ... Full article
Among the complaints of enterprises considering hybrid cloud deployments are integration issues, application incompatibility along with a lack of development tools and common APIs. Hence, vendors of collaborative software development tools and platforms are gaining traction with managed workflows designed to speed the development, testing and deployment of software code. Among them is San Francisco-based GitLab, which this week ... Full article
While global server shipments remained roughly flat during the second quarter, cloud services are expected to billow this year on the strength of growing infrastructure and application software services. Market tracker Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) forecast this week that public cloud services would grow 17.2 percent this year to more than $208 billion. Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service offerings lead the way ... Full article
DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS 8460, aimed at active archive and collaboration use cases. Object storage, once mainly restricted to ‘cold’ archives for large quantities of unstructured data – think content delivery networks (CDN) used in conjunction with the web – has been slowly expanding its footprint ... Full article
Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. continues to invest in enterprise infrastructure developers, leading an early funding round and forming a partnership with bare metal server automation startup Packet. The partners announced a $9.4 million Series A funding round on Wednesday (Sept. 14) along with a strategic partnership that will bring Packet's bare metal cloud services aimed at developers to the ... Full article
Despite an alarming increase in the frequency and severity of cyber attacks, enterprises large and small claim they are doing enough to mitigate the effects of a data breach. New data released this week by market analyst Juniper Research indicates that a whopping 86 percent of U.K. enterprises responding to a recent survey believe they are doing enough to ... Full article
Already entrenched in the deep learning community for neural net training, Nvidia wants to secure its place as the go-to chipmaker for datacenter inferencing. At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Beijing today (Tuesday), Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the latest additions to the Tesla line, Pascal-based P4 and P40 GPU accelerators, as well as new software all aimed at improving ... Full article
As more vendors unveil their enterprise-grade distributions of OpenStack Mitaka released in the spring, developers are already preparing the launch of the new OpenStack upgrade dubbed Newton. Several vendors including Red Hat and OpenStack cofounder Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) have released cloud distributions based on Mitaka. Rackspace said Monday (Sept. 12) its private cloud based on the latest release is ... Full article
A retired Air Force General has been tapped to be the nation's first chief information security officer, the Obama administration announced this week. Retired Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill previously served as director of command, control, communications and cyber systems at the U.S. Transportation Command. Touhill currently serves as a deputy in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity ... Full article
As at least one competitor gets bigger, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) got smaller this week with an $8.8 billion spinoff and merger of its software unit with staid software vendor Micro Focus. HPE (NYSE: HPE) and Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L) also announced plans this week to form a partnership that will name the U.K.-based vendor's SUSE unit as HPE’s preferred ... Full article
Not long after revealing more details about its next-gen Power9 chip due in 2017, IBM has rolled out three new Power8-based Linux servers and a new version of its Power8 chip featuring on-chip NVLink interconnect. One of the servers – Power S822LC for High Performance Computing – uses the new chip (Power8 with NVLink) to communicate with P100 Pascal ... Full article
If bigger is better, the new IT behemoth Dell Technologies Inc. that combines the holdings of Dell and storage leader EMC Corp. fits the bill with the completion a $60 billion merger of cloud, storage, virtualization and hardware components that will seek to be all things to all enterprise IT customers. "We think scale matters," Michael Dell asserted Wednesday ... Full article
Intel Corp. is acquiring low-power machine vision specialist Movidius in a bid to bolster its embedded visual computing capabilities. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) announced Tuesday (Sept. 6) it was buying the developer of low power chips to accelerate the integration of machine vision to connected devices. The roster includes drones, robots and virtual reality headsets, the company said. Terms were ... Full article
Fans of “The Social Network,” a movie about the early days of Facebook, (and one that, last we heard, Mark Zuckerberg has never seen), will remember the scene when the Eduardo Saverin character intentionally closes a bank account with funds that keep Facebook online. The outraged Zuckerberg character tells him: “Okay, let me tell you the difference between Facebook ... Full article
An estimated 41 percent of enterprise workloads are currently running in public and private clouds, a total that is expected to rise to 60 percent over the next two years as enterprise embrace hybrid cloud infrastructure for emerging applications such as analytics and distributed business applications. In a survey of cloud deployment models released Thursday (Sept. 1) by 451 ... Full article
The Energy Department's High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program, roughly a year old, continues to gather momentum with the recent award of $3.8 million for 13 new industry projects. More effective collaboration with and transfer of HPC knowledge to industry is a growing imperative at the agency and aligned with the National Strategic Computing Initiative, also a year ... Full article




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