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HPE Spins Off Services Unit in Merger with CSC

HPE Spins Off Services Unit in Merger with CSC

HPE (NYSE: HPE) continues its development into an entity of still-evolving form with the announced spin-off of ...

Cray Courts the Enterprise with Pre-Configured Analytics Urika-GX

Cray Courts the Enterprise with Pre-Configured Analytics Urika-GX

Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) continued its courtship of the advanced scale enterprise market with today's launch of the ...

An Insider’s Guide to Building a Cloud-based FinServ Big Data Analytics Shared Service

An Insider’s Guide to Building a Cloud-based FinServ Big Data Analytics S...

Even if you’ve never lived through a data analytics development project at a financial services organization, you ...

DDN Flashes New All-flash Arrays for Enterprise Use Cases at Scale

DDN Flashes New All-flash Arrays for Enterprise Use Cases at Scale

DDN, a high-end storage standard bearer, this morning joined the ranks of storage vendors offering new all-flash ...


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Cisco Systems moved to scale its enterprise-networking strategy into a subscription model this week via its Meraki cloud-managed communications platform. Along with its entry into the voice communications market, the networking giant (NASDAQ: CSCO) unveiled an expanded cloud portfolio along with Ethernet and fiber switches as it seeks to help enterprise customers manage devices, switching and, now, communications, via ... Full article
Looking to expand the market for its server and hyper-converged infrastructure offerings, Lenovo and virtualization and storage integration partner Nutanix rolled out a new series of appliances this week aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises. Lenovo (HKSE: 992) said Tuesday (May 24) its hyper-converged platform, dubbed the HX2000 series, incorporates the Nutanix Xpress software package designed to allow the ... Full article
As more organizations adopt a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery approach, in which software is developed in shorter cycles and deployed into production at higher velocity, they need a new breed of tools that run at cloud scale and can be seamlessly integrated with a host of DevOps tools across the entire pipeline. To help achieve this speed and scale, increasing ... Full article
Under heavy ransomware attack, hospitals are expected to boost IT spending over the next several years with a particular emphasis on hybrid cloud services like disaster recovery as hackers attempt to hold patient records for ransom. Under cyber siege and struggling to keep up with security and compliance issues as they consider cloud adoption, a vendor report on the ... Full article
Even if you’ve never lived through a data analytics development project at a financial services organization, you know it’s a complicated undertaking. But you may not know just how multifaceted, how layered, how political – how hard –a project of this kind can be. Technology is only half the challenge. Julio Gomez, a veteran technology manager and consultant in ... Full article
Chinese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn is among the early investors in the enterprise infrastructure platform developer DriveScale Inc. Emerging from stealth mode this week, DriveScale Inc. announced a $15 million Series A funding round while releasing a "rack-scale" platform targeting big data workloads. The architecture is designed to help datacenter operators run data analytics applications with 100 to 1,000-plus ... Full article
IBM scientists have broken new ground in the development of a phase change memory technology (PCM) that puts a target on competing 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. IBM said it successfully stored 3 bits per cell in a 64k-cell array that had been pre-cycled 1 million times and exposed to temperatures up to 75∘C. A paper describing the advance ... Full article
MapR Technologies Inc. rolled out a migration service for its Hadoop distribution that targets what it says is growing demand for moving big data production installations to its converged data platform. San Jose-based MapR said this week its quick migration service continues to run an existing Hadoop distribution while transitioning users to its converged data platform. The migration service ... Full article
Data networks are emerging as a bottleneck as enterprises cope with an explosion of traffic and a growing lack of bandwidth to handle streaming video services and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. That reality is driving deployment of next-generation networking technologies like 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and software-defined networking (SDN) in datacenters as enterprises roll out private and hybrid ... Full article
If you’re committed to DevOps as part of a continuous delivery model, should the cloud be part of your game? The world is changing fast. Ford has Tesla in its rear-view mirror. Taxicabs are giving way to Uber. Hotels are under threat from Airbnb. Samsung is snapping at Apple’s heels. The global terrestrial hit TV program Top Gear is ... Full article
Various segments of the application container movement continue to attract investment capital as the emerging technology slowly but steadily make its way into production. The latest example from the networking segment comes from Weaveworks Inc., which positions itself as a Docker container networking and monitoring specialist enabling cross-platform micro-services. The San Francisco-based startup announced the close of its most ... Full article
Netflix is a company riding, you could say driving, the streaming internet video wave. Much of that wave is founded on Open Source big data analytics in the cloud at scale – at extreme scale. Five years ago, when Brian Sullivan, director of streaming analytics at Netflix, joined the company, it was still focused on what now seems a ... Full article
With global wheat production down and human populations up, better insight into wheat - improving yields along with drought and pathogen resistance - is critical to meeting future global food demand. Key to this is utilizing supercomputers to provide agricultural researchers in the private and public sectors with better insight into the devilishly complex wheat genome. The Genome Analysis ... Full article
The scrappy startup CoreOs appears to be the application container platform of choice for delivering Google-like cloud infrastructure to enterprises. San Francisco-based CoreOS, developer of an application container platform based on Google's Kubernetes container cluster manager and its own Linux stack, announced a $28 million funding round on Monday (May 9) led by GV, formerly Google Ventures. Existing investors ... Full article
It's all coming together in the datacenter, according to a new industry forecast detailing what it calls hyperconverged integrated systems, or HCIS. Market research Gartner Inc. predicts the booming HCIS market will reach $5 billion by 2019, making it the fastest growing segment of the global market for integrated IT systems. That, the analyst adds, will make hyperconverged systems ... Full article
The healthcare industry wrestles with a perennial dilemma: protecting sensitive patient data versus the need to amass and distribute patient datasets at scale among multiple hospitals to enhance medical research and treatment using advanced data analytics. Intel’s Collaborative Cancer Cloud (CCC) is an open Platform-as-a-Service technology and workflow strategy designed to overcome the contradictory goals of guarding and sharing ... Full article
As the shift to cloud native applications and services gains steam, major corporations are placing big bets on emerging approaches to accelerating digital enterprises in the cloud. Among the clearest indications is this week's announcement by Pivotal, the platform-as-a-service specialist spun out from VMware, that it has raised a whopping $253 million in its latest funding round. Ford Motor ... Full article
EMC Corp.'s all-flash storage family unveiled this week at a company event targets mid-sized enterprise IT deployments while bringing cloud-based flash storage performance to the datacenter. Meanwhile, networking partners announced support for EMC's (NYSE: EMC) new Unity all-flash storage family. EMC's Unity all-flash family offers file and block storage at a price point—under $18,000—that eyes datacenters operated by small- ... Full article
Developers are making greater use of application container technologies as they seek to accelerate release cycles but barriers to widespread adoption remain, according to a new vendor survey. Seattle-based continuous application delivery specialist Shippable said Tuesday (May 3) its survey of more than 300 U.S. software developers found that 52 percent are using containers in production for new applications. ... Full article
Who doesn’t love the cloud? You have to enjoy the agility and ability to spin up resources at the drop of a credit card, as well as the way you can easily scale resources up and down, at will to match demand. On the other hand, it’s easy to have too much of a good thing. That’s how you ... Full article




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