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Datacenter, Cloud Security Platform Gets a Boost

Datacenter, Cloud Security Platform Gets a Boost

Some big numbers are flying around as technology investors sink more venture capital into startups promising to ...

SGI Supercomputer Upgrade to Boost Total Exploration in 2016

SGI Supercomputer Upgrade to Boost Total Exploration in 2016

Energy giant Total will use its recently announced supercomputer upgrade to improve the productivity and efficiency of ...

Quanta Cloud Raises Server Ante with GPUs

Quanta Cloud Raises Server Ante with GPUs

Quanta Cloud Technology, the server and storage unit of the Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer, has over the ...

Startup Vapor I/O Debuts Hyper-Converged Datacenter

Startup Vapor I/O Debuts Hyper-Converged Datacenter

Startup Vapor I/O emerged from stealth mode this week with its vision of a hyper-collapsed datacenter that ...

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April 14, 2015(0)
Some big numbers are flying around as technology investors sink more venture capital into startups promising to beef up security in datacenters and cloud infrastructure. The latest example comes from Illumio, the developer of a security platform for datacenters and the cloud that is designed to be independent of network or hypervisor. The company, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., said ... Full article
April 10, 2015(0)
Energy giant Total will use its recently announced supercomputer upgrade to improve the productivity and efficiency of its seismic processing and reservoir simulation processes when the system goes live next year. Late last month, Total said SGI would upgrade Pangea, its existing supercomputer, with an additional 9.2 petabytes of storage; 4,608 more nodes based on the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 ...
March 18, 2015(2)
Quanta Cloud Technology, the server and storage unit of the Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer, has over the last year been targeting the high end of the enterprise datacenter market. The cloud vendor showed up at this week’s Nvidia GPU technology conference with a trio of new server and storage products accelerated with graphics processors. QCT claims to be among ...
March 10, 2015(0)
Startup Vapor I/O emerged from stealth mode this week with its vision of a hyper-collapsed datacenter that seeks to add intelligence to the equation by including workloads “as a critical data point” for calculating efficiency in heretofore disconnected datacenters. The goal is improved datacenter management in an era of agile hybrid clouds while delivering intelligence to the network edge, ...
March 3, 2015(0)
Hyper-scale datacenter deployments along with cloud service provider installations drove global server shipments during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a market researcher. Gartner Inc. reported Tuesday (March 3) that fourth quarter server shipments jumped 4.8 percent year-on-year as revenue grew 2.2 percent. For all of last year, Gartner said shipments rose a modest 2.2 percent, with revenue ...
March 2, 2015(0)
An Intel Corp. technologist speaking at a recent cloud industry event used the opportunity to mention a relatively recent approach to designing datacenter hardware: Intel’s rack-scale architecture. The chipmaker is positioning the “disaggregated” approach to datacenter design as a way for enterprises to develop hyper-scale infrastructure. Steve Orrin, Intel Federal’s chief technologist, pitched the company’s rack-scale design as a ...
February 24, 2015(0)
Hyper-converged infrastructure specialist Pivot3 announced a $45 million funding round on Tuesday (Feb. 24). It said proceeds from the equity and bank-funding round will be used to expand its sales and marketing efforts as demand increases for its infrastructure products. “The new funding is aimed at accelerating Pivot3’s growth and extends the company’s technological competitive advantage,” the Austin-based company ...
February 23, 2015(0)
The rise of Linux container technology as a means of packaging and running web applications is creating an opening for open source software needed to distribute and orchestrate app containers across datacenters. Hence, the emerging ecosystem around Apache Mesos is transforming what is now an abstraction layer in the cloud stack into what proponents call a “datacenter operating system.” ...
February 13, 2015(0)
The steady transition of digital businesses to the cloud is driving robust growth in the U.S. datacenter market, with Dallas and the Northern Virginia areas leading the way in 2014 as each market attracted nearly 40 megawatts of new datacenter leases. In a market survey released this week by the commercial real estate broker Cushman & Wakefield, the Dallas ...
February 2, 2015(0)
As the federal bureaucracy stumbles toward datacenter modernization primarily via consolidation and a shift to the cloud, more than two-thirds of U.S. IT operators said in a survey they are most concerned about securing their cloud infrastructure. Moreover, the study underwritten by vendor Palo Alto Networks found that nearly half of respondents consider data security to be their biggest ...
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