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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 25 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as Executive Editor for Electronic Engineering Times.

Cumulus Networks Rolls Switching Appliance

January 20th, 2017 (0)
Cumulus Networks rolled out new switching hardware and open networking software this week packaged as a turnkey appliance that targets new adopters of web-scale networking along with earlier adopters accustomed to sourcing datacenter network platforms as appliances. Cumulus, Mountain ...

Hyper-Converged IT Making Inroads in Datacenters

January 19th, 2017 (0)
Infrastructure refresh projects centering on datacenter hyper-convergence are planned over the next 12 months by nearly half of respondents to an industry survey, underscoring the conclusion that virtualized infrastructure is entering the mainstream. The survey of datacenter buying preferences ...

HPE Buys Hyper-Converger Simplivity

January 18th, 2017 (0)
Making use of the "dry powder" accumulated via the spin off of its software business last year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is acquiring hyper-converged infrastructure specialist Simplivity Corp. to expand its hybrid IT offerings. The buyer (NYSE: HPE) said Tuesday ...

Investors Back Storage Startups

January 17th, 2017 (0)
The storage sector continues to attract investment as more vendors emerge to help enterprises cope with the demands of storage and quickly accessing more data. Earlier this month, a pair of storage startups announced significant late-round funding: all-flash storage ...

U.S. Looks to Forge IoT Strategy

January 13th, 2017 (0)
While encouraging a secure and interoperable Internet of Things (IoT), the U.S. will work to provide spectrum and other infrastructure assets while promoting global interoperability standards and technology innovation, a Commerce Department report stresses. The report released Thursday (Jan. ...

Despite Uncertainty, Cloud Drives IT Spending

January 12th, 2017 (1)
Global IT spending is forecast to increase by 2.7 percent in 2017, a modest increase that might be higher if not for "political uncertainty in global markets," according to a new Gartner Inc. forecast that also predicts strong annual ...

Google Expands Cloud Encryption Options

January 11th, 2017 (0)
Responding to growing concerns about cloud security and data governance across different platforms, Google is expanding its cloud security options with the release of encryption key management service. The Cloud Key Management Service is intended to broaden encryption options ...

Container Market Pegged at $2.7B by 2020

January 10th, 2017 (0)
As more evidence emerges regarding enterprise adoption of application containers in production, a market analyst finds that the micro-services are among the fastest growing technologies used to implement cloud infrastructure. New York-based 451 Research estimated this week the application ...

Is App Container Shakeout Underway?

January 6th, 2017 (0)
The unexpected shut down of early application container developer ClusterHQ at the end of 2016 has some observers predicting that a shakeout in underway in the container sector as critics question whether sales to date justify skyrocketing valuations for ...

FPGA-Based Genome Processor Bundles Storage

January 5th, 2017 (0)
Bio-processor developer Edico Genome is collaborating with storage specialist Dell EMC to bundle computing and storage platform for analyzing gene-sequencing data. The partners said this week the platform will be based on Edico Genome's DRAGEN processor that uses an ...
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