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Data Lakes and Overcoming the Waste of ‘Data Janitor’ Duties

Data Lakes and Overcoming the Waste of ‘Data Janitor’ Duties

Data lakes solve a lot of problems in today's big data world. When properly designed, they serve ...

Software-Defined Storage and Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 3 Use Cases

Software-Defined Storage and Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 3 Use Cases

The data center has become associated with complexity as traditional storage is struggling to keep pace with ...

Mesosphere Touts ‘Container 2.0’

Mesosphere Touts ‘Container 2.0’

In a bid to jumpstart what it calls a "Container 2.0" movement, application container pioneer Mesosphere announced ...

Datacenter Security Attracts More Investors

Datacenter Security Attracts More Investors

Efforts to lock down security in datacenters continue to expand as operators seek to assure enterprise customers ...

Datacenter

August 3, 2016(1)
The data center has become associated with complexity as traditional storage is struggling to keep pace with workload demands. To address these challenges, industry experts anticipate Software Defined Storage (SDS) and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will be significant areas for investment in 2016 and beyond as organizations seek to manage their rising storage and compute requirements, especially those hindered by a ... Full article
August 1, 2016(0)
In a bid to jumpstart what it calls a "Container 2.0" movement, application container pioneer Mesosphere announced partnerships with big data vendors designed to push distributed application technology to the next level. Mesosphere said Monday (Aug. 1) it is working with a trio of new partners to advance its datacenter operating center approach to container orchestration: DataStax, the Cassandra-based ... Full article
July 19, 2016(1)
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
June 16, 2016(0)
The rapid emergence of Flash-based storage into the mainstream technology is a primary factor in the embrace of advanced scale computing in the enterprise – particularly big data analytics projects. That’s a key finding of a new survey of more than 1,000 IT managers worldwide from industry watcher 451 Research, which reported that enterprises are quickly transitioning to a ... Full article
June 13, 2016(0)
Looking to bolster its network virtualization and security platform targeting software-defined datacenters, VMware said it is acquiring SDDC security and operations specialist Arkin Net to help extend its vRealize suite to handle applications across computing, storage and datacenter networks. VMware (NYSE: VMW), said Monday (June 13) the deal for Arkin Net, Santa Clara, Calif., is expected to close by ... Full article
June 8, 2016(0)
Application container leader Docker's strategic alliance with Hewlett Packard Enterprise will deliver a new class of server that bundles the Docker Engine platform used to build and run containers. The partners said the alliance seeks to accelerate the spread of cloud-native distributed applications across hybrid infrastructure. As server sales slow, market leader Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and others ... Full article
June 1, 2016(0)
The Mesosphere, the datacenter operating system ecosystem formed by the company of the same name, continues to expand with the addition of a scheduler designed to determine whether workloads run best on-premise or in the cloud along with new application container management software. Vapor IO and Rancher Labs both announced Wednesday (June 1) they would support the Mesos container ... Full article
May 24, 2016(0)
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
May 19, 2016(0)
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
May 9, 2016(0)
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
May 6, 2016(0)
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
April 19, 2016(0)
The datacenter operating system movement continues to gather momentum with the announcement by Apache Mesos developer Mesosphere of a broad alliance backing the beta release of an all-encompassing platform for building and scaling enterprise applications. The new platform, dubbed DC/OS, is based on Mesosphere's datacenter operation system tool. The initial release of DC/OS announced on Tuesday (4/19) expands earlier ... Full article
April 7, 2016(0)
IT automation specialist Puppet Labs is expanding its operations, launching the latest version of its flagship platform and shortening its name: Puppet Labs is now known simply as Puppet. The privately held company this week announced the name change, a key executive hire, and a new version of its Puppet Enterprise platform designed to automate the delivery and updating ... Full article
April 6, 2016(0)
OpenPOWER Foundation, the mostly IBM-driven effort to create an alternative architecture to Intel x86, took a major step forward today with the announcement of a joint effort by Google and Rackspace to co-develop an open data center server architecture design specification based on IBM’s new POWER9 CPU. Google said the server supports its work with the Facebook-led Open Compute ... Full article
March 31, 2016(0)
Intel has talked publicly for more than a year about its next-gen Scalable System Framework (SSF), an integrated compilation of processor, fabric, storage and memory technologies Intel says will deliver more balanced high-performance systems and serve as the platform for exascale levels of computing. With the unveiling last summer of the Omni-Path Fabric interconnect, SSF started to take tangible ... Full article
March 24, 2016(0)
Mesosphere, the datacenter operating system startup working at the nexus of hyper-scale application development and cloud-based delivery of micro-services, announced a $73.5 million "strategic" investment round led by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and joined by new investor Microsoft Corp. San Francisco-based Mesosphere also on Thursday (March 24) released the latest version of its Marathon container orchestration tool and a new ... Full article
March 23, 2016(0)
Intel Corp.'s plan to combine its next Xeon processor with a batch of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) along with ongoing collaboration with Facebook aims to accelerate a growing array of datacenter workloads, the partners said. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) announced plans during the recent Open Compute Project (OCP) summit to deliver libraries based on the combination of its next-generation ... Full article
March 17, 2016(0)
ARM Ltd., the U.K. chip design and licensing vendor, is targeting datacenters and processors intended for high-performance computing in a chip process technology deal with the world's largest chip foundry. ARM (LSE: ARM, NASDAQ: ARMH) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (NYSE: TSM) announced a multiyear agreement this week to collaborate on leading-edge 7-nanometer FinFET process technology. (FinFET stands for ... Full article
March 16, 2016(0)
Storage specialist Pivot3, which recently acquired flash array startup NexGen Storage Inc., said this week it has completed a $55 million funding round as it rolls out an expanded portfolio of hyper-converged and flash storage options. Pivot3 said Tuesday (March 15) that Argonaut Private Equity and S3 Ventures provided equity financing. As part of the funding round, the company ... Full article
March 11, 2016(0)
Facebook executives touted the advantages of its datacenter "building blocks" approach during the Open Compute Project (OCP) summit as a way to achieve flexibility and faster scaling. Meanwhile, it also detailed datacenter processing and storage projects with chipmaker Intel Corp. Jay Parikh, Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) vice president of engineering and infrastructure, noted during the OCP summit this week in ... Full article

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