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3 Steps to Boost Healthcare Data Security

3 Steps to Boost Healthcare Data Security

Security breaches are on the rise, and it’s become not a question of if, but when, an ...

HPC in the Datacenter: Together or Apart?

HPC in the Datacenter: Together or Apart?

High performance computers do not necessarily require their own specially designed datacenters, yet even when design, cooling, or ...

HPC Myth Busters: The High Cost of Misconceptions

HPC Myth Busters: The High Cost of Misconceptions

Incorrect or outdated information about high performance computing may prevent organizations from leveraging these powerful -- and ...

Intel Updates Developer Toolkit for HPC

Intel Updates Developer Toolkit for HPC

Intel today updated its developer toolkit for high performance computing, a step the company believes will make ...

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VMware’s expansion beyond the virtualized server to the “software-defined datacenter” reached a crescendo at a company event in San Francisco this week, highlighted by a slew of announcements around the goal of extending server virtualization across the datacenter and the services they deliver. The foundation of its software-defined datacenter at scale strategy is a unified hybrid cloud platform that ... Full article
Security breaches are on the rise, and it’s become not a question of if, but when, an organization will be hacked. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, citing a study by Kaiser Permanente in California and Stanford University, breaches in data security exposed more than 29 million health records to potential criminal misuse between 2010 ... Full article
IBM and SAP have joined forces to add the HANA database to IBM’s Power platform upgraded specifically to run in-memory analytics. The partners said SAP HANA would run across the entire Power8 processor line. IBM’s E880 server based on the Power8 processor brings with it 200-Gb/sec memory bandwidth, “intelligent” data caching and 16 TB of storage capacity, yielding an ... Full article
Seagate targeted hyperscale and cloud datacenters — as well as mobile devices – with its flurry of new product announcements at VMworld today. Continuing adoption of cloud for primary storage, as well as backup and recovery, will expand this market to $65.41 billion by 2020, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 28.2 percent from $18.87 billion this ... Full article
The outlines of an open source hardware platform continue to come into focus with the introduction of what is claimed by university researchers to be the first general purpose graphics processor design. In a white paper released during a semiconductor design conference last week in Silicon Valley, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison outlined the architecture of the open ... Full article
VMware unveiled its “unified hybrid cloud platform” this week, stressing “tighter integration” of new public cloud services with a software-defined datacenter approach designed to speed the building and delivery of business applications at scale. “Applications are a key differentiator in every business sector,” Mark Chuang, VMware’s senior director of product marketing and management, stressed in an interview. “Delivery is ... Full article
Days after unveiling its DataSphere data virtualization platform, Primary Data announced the technology act as a Universal VMware vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness storage provider for the Virtual Volumes feature in VMare vSphere 6. This capability is part of Primary Data’s focus on eliminating silos by allowing organizations to access data, regardless of vendor or technology, and on ... Full article
High performance computers do not necessarily require their own specially designed datacenters, yet even when design, cooling, or other concessions are necessary, benefits far outweigh any upheaval. “There is a lot of misinformation out there that prevents folks from acting. It costs too much. It takes up lots of space. It needs its own climate-controlled room. It requires hundreds of computers,” ... Full article
The French high-performance computing center will work with IBM and the OpenPower Foundation to hasten its path to exascale computing, the partners announced this week. IBM and GENCI (Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif), which coordinates French HPC efforts, said Friday (Aug. 28) they would collaborate over the next 18 months on preparing advanced scientific applications that would run ... Full article
Incorrect or outdated information about high performance computing may prevent organizations from leveraging these powerful -- and affordable -- systems for competitive advantage. Full article
Market researcher Gartner predicts that application software sales will grow 7.5 percent this year and would exceed $200 billion by 2019, driven by widespread adoption of the cloud-based SaaS model. Full article
The global, growing hunger for faster networks to power high bandwidth, on-demand networks and service providers is spurring sales of OTN switching technologies, a hunger Ciena hopes to feed with today’s upgraded version of its 5430 Packet-Optical Platform. Hybrid packet OTN technology is expanding, in part as service providers seek to improve network carrying capacity and data transmission speeds, ... Full article
A partner network announced this week will deliver storage drivers for ClusterHQ’s Flocker container data management software rolled out a year ago. The partnership would allow the enterprise storage vendors to offer customers hardware or software-defined storage options based on Flocker to create container storage for Docker application containers. San Francisco-based ClusterHQ said its enterprise storage partners include ConvergeI/O, ... Full article
More production support for Docker containers emerged this week in the form of a startup founded by former Microsoft engineers that is emerging from stealth mode to support the Docker Engine on the current version of Windows Server. WinDocks, a startup based in Bellevue, Wash., said it expects an October beta release under an early evaluation program. It also ... Full article
Looking to strengthen security for the Internet of Things, QualiSystems today unveiled CloudShell 6.3 Release with enhanced networking support and infrastructure monitoring. The upgrade is designed to help enterprises continue using legacy applications and hardware as they move to DevOps, agile development, and cloud. The infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud management platform simplifies configuration required to support mixed topologies, ... Full article
OpenStack developer Mirantis is on the receiving end of another big investment round led by Intel Corp., which headed a previous $100 million funding round last October in the pure-play OpenStack software vendor. The cloud partners announced Monday (Aug. 24) that Intel Capital and other investors would sink another $100 million into Mirantis. The chipmaker has also committed to ... Full article
Dell Datacenter Scalable Solutions targets telecommunications service providers, hosting companies, oil and gas, and research organizations that typically have high-volume technology needs plus supply chain requirements in order to deliver business innovation. Full article
Virtualization and cloud storage developer Tintri today released its first all-flash VM-aware storage (VAS), the VMstore T5000 All Flash Series. In addition, the Mountain View, Calif.-based vendor upgraded its operating system, which works on the T5000 and its T800 hybrid-flash series, allowing enterprises to mix and match appliances in the datacenter. “We don’t expect one VM in isolation to perform ... Full article
In partnership with the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, Intel hopes to increase use of genomic sequencing for personalized medicine, improved physician productivity. Full article
As more enterprises tie their datacenters to Linux containers, interest in market juggernaut Docker grows. Indeed, more than 70 percent currently use or are evaluating Docker, according to the 2015 “State of Containers.” And only 7 percent of those virtualization and cloud professionals surveyed had never heard of it, the StackEngine study found. It’s not all good news, however. Enterprises voice concern ... Full article
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Say what you will about Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison, but when the software giant bought Sun Microsystems more than four years ago, ...
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