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Survey: Companies Unprepared for New EU Data Rules

Survey: Companies Unprepared for New EU Data Rules

The clock it ticking on new data privacy regulations set to enter into force next year, prompting ...

Watson Deal Targets Industrial Apps

Watson Deal Targets Industrial Apps

Artificial intelligence will hit the factory floor and the smart grid as an automation specialist joins forces ...

Big Data Drives Big Storage

Big Data Drives Big Storage

The healthcare sector along with the explosion of connected devices are driving the big data storage market, ...

OpenStack Maturing, User Survey Finds

OpenStack Maturing, User Survey Finds

OpenStack proponents said their latest user survey shows that the open-source cloud-computing platform has emerged as a ...

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April 26, 2017(0)
In network technology circles there’s a joke about “never underestimating the bandwidth capacity of a station wagon full of tapes driving down the highway.” In the same vein, at re:Invent last fall, Amazon Web Services announced with fanfare – and some humor – a service for transferring up to 100PB of data to AWS in a 45-foot long shipping ... Full article
April 26, 2017(0)
The clock it ticking on new data privacy regulations set to enter into force next year, prompting enterprise data management vendors to issue dire warnings about mandatory regulatory compliance and—not coincidentally--offering turnkey solutions. Enforcement of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to begin on May 25, 2018, replacing a 1995 directive. Approved by the EU ... Full article
April 25, 2017(0)
Artificial intelligence will hit the factory floor and the smart grid as an automation specialist joins forces with IBM Watson to being real-time decision-making to those and other industrial applications. IBM (NYSE: IBM) said Tuesday (April 25) it would partner with Swiss industrial automation specialist ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) to deliver AI and machine learning tools for factory ... Full article
April 24, 2017(0)
The healthcare sector along with the explosion of connected devices are driving the big data storage market, according to a new survey of the global storage market that pegs annual growth over the next decade at more than 20 percent. The storage surge also is prompting more vendors to integrate predictive analytics with software-based storage options while moving storage ... Full article
April 21, 2017(0)
OpenStack proponents said their latest user survey shows that the open-source cloud-computing platform has emerged as a mature infrastructure technology with broader enterprise adoption and more deployments in production. The latest OpenStack user study reveals that two-thirds of deployments are handling production workloads while most are adopting infrastructure services such as Nova (computing), Cinder (block storage) and Neutron (networking). ... Full article
April 20, 2017(0)
Big data is opening a lot of doors for companies, providing real insights for those that want to understand their customers better and identify new products and services to offer. But big data has a big problem: managing and storing all of that data. When Apache Hadoop arrived, it was considered an on-site storage panacea. But then came the ... Full article
April 20, 2017(0)
Storage, not computing resources, has emerged as the latest battleground in the public cloud price wars, according to an industry index. Market tracker 451 Research said this week the cloud storage battle lines were drawn during the third quarter of 2016 when it detected a reduction in object storage prices offered by IBM SoftLayer. Rivals Amazon Web Services, Google ... Full article
April 19, 2017(0)
Oracle's databases and developer tools can now be pulled as images from a Docker container registry as the partners look to speed development of cloud-native database applications. Oracle becomes the latest enterprise IT vendor to jump on the Docker container bandwagon as it seeks to expand its reach in the public cloud market. Among the container-based application, middleware and ... Full article
April 18, 2017(0)
HPC cloud specialist Rescale is partnering with Intel and HPC resource provider R Systems to offer first-ever cloud access to Xeon Phi “Knights Landing” processors. The infrastructure is based on the 68-core Knights Landing chip with integrated Omni-Path fabric (the 7250F Xeon Phi). “It is a three-way joint initiative,” Tyler Smith, head of partnerships at Rescale told HPCwire. R Systems ... Full article
April 18, 2017(0)
Application container technology continues to mature at an accelerating pace as it expands beyond cloud native deployments to address emerging platforms such as the Internet of Things while building blocks emerge to scale the existing container ecosystem. What that in mind, container pioneer Docker rolled out a pair of open source projects this week at the nascent industry sector's ... Full article
April 13, 2017(0)
Calling itself the first collaborative cloud-based platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing industry, the Cloud Collaborative Manufacturing Networks (C2NET) consortium was announced today in Europe. C2NET has the characteristics of an “industry cloud,” a trend covered recently here (see “Industry Clouds: An At-Scale Grass Roots Movement Changing IT Life within Sectors,” EnterpriseTech, March 18, 2017), ... Full article
April 13, 2017(0)
One week after selling its cloud operations to a European cloud-hosting provider, VMware Inc. said it is acquiring a cloud application monitoring service provider as IT micro-services move deeper into enterprises. Terms of VMware's (NYSE: VMW) deal to buy Wavefront, Palo Alto, Calif., were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of June. The deal ... Full article
April 12, 2017(0)
The number of companies fitting the description of "hyperscale" now accounts for 68 percent of the cloud infrastructure services market, a researcher found. Synergy Research Group said this week is has identified 24 companies that meet it definition of hyperscale operators. Those companies offer infrastructure, platform and private hosted cloud services. An additional 59 percent offer software services. In ... Full article
April 11, 2017(0)
Advanced-scale storage specialist DataDirect Networks (DDN), whose solutions populate the upper-rung of the Top500 supercomputing list, today announced new “cross-region” features to its WOS object storage platform that support multi-site AWS connectivity as well as new data protection and disaster recovery capabilities. According to DDN, Extended ObjectAssure offers low-cost data protection along with control for local-only rebuilds the company ... Full article
April 10, 2017(0)
Global IT spending faces "headwinds" that include a rising U.S. dollar and a continuing slowdown in the server market as potential customers flock to the cloud. All this is reflected in anemic forecast for datacenter and over IT spending by market analyst Gartner Inc. In its quarterly forecast, Garter (NYSE: IT) pegged global IT spending at $3.46 billion this ... Full article
April 7, 2017(0)
Despite repeated assurances that Internet of Things security issues are being addressed, so-called "in-the-wild" attacks on poorly secured devices reveal that securing the IoT still has a long way to go. The latest threat comes from a new malware strain known as BrickerBot that, according to security experts, intentionally "bricks" IoT devices, meaning the malware renders the computer's motherboard ... Full article
April 6, 2017(0)
New market intelligence emerges each week about the steady enterprise shift to the cloud as companies conclude they must upgrade their IT infrastructure to compete. A "cloud transformation" study released this week by market analyst 451 Research found that 80 percent of the organizations it surveyed expect to overhaul IT operations over the next five years. Of those, 22 ... Full article
April 5, 2017(0)
VMware is selling its cloud operations to a European cloud-hosting provider that is aggressively expanding its U.S. operations. French cloud provider OVH will acquire VMware's vCloud Air business in a deal expected to close by the end of June. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. After completion of the acquisiton, OVH said it would operate the service as ... Full article
March 31, 2017(0)
Dell Technologies, the computer hardware and storage giant, reported brisk fourth-quarter hardware sales fueled by its acquisition of storage leader EMC. For its full fiscal year, however, the company reported a sizeable operating loss tied to the EMC deal. The holding company (NYSE: DVMT) that owns Dell and EMC along with majority ownership of VMware, also claimed leadership in ... Full article
March 30, 2017(0)
Responding to what it says is growing demand for deploying SQL databases in the cloud, IBM this week rolled out a transactional database as a service on its SoftLayer cloud infrastructure. The move reflects the steady advance of cloud-native data platforms along with a growing number of analytics and transaction databases provisioned in the cloud. The company (NYSE: IBM) ... Full article

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