Inside Advanced Scale Challenges|Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Pure Storage Acquires Cloud Backup Startup

Pure Storage Acquires Cloud Backup Startup

Pure Storage has boosted its ability to manage big data migrating to the cloud with the acquisition ...

Dell EMC’s New Servers for Transition to the ‘Disaggregated,’ Software-Defined Data Center

Dell EMC’s New Servers for Transition to the ‘Disaggregated,...

 Dell EMC today launched a new high-performance server line, the PowerEdge MX, that the company said sits ...

Talend Links Big Data to Azure SQL Warehouse

Talend Links Big Data to Azure SQL Warehouse

Data integrators continue to roll out connections between huge data stores and public cloud data warehouses. The ...

Supercomputer-Powered Enterprise AI Platform from NetApp and Nvidia

Supercomputer-Powered Enterprise AI Platform from NetApp and Nvidia

Bestowing the blessings of AI, machine learning and deep learning upon more than the 1 percent means ...

Storage

August 21, 2018(0)
Pure Storage has boosted its ability to manage big data migrating to the cloud with the acquisition of privately-held StorReduce. Terms of the acquisition, which closed earlier this month, were not disclosed. StorReduce, Sunnyvale, Calif., was founded in 2014. The software-defined storage specialist focuses on storage applications designed to help users migrate on-premises backups of big data to the ... Full article
August 21, 2018(0)
 Dell EMC today launched a new high-performance server line, the PowerEdge MX, that the company said sits squarely in the middle of traditional and next-generation AI-oriented workloads, supporting both with a composable infrastructure that simplifies adoption of data- and compute-intensive technologies (read: GPUs and FPGAs) as they become available. The no-mid-plane design of the PowerEdge MX is built for ... Full article
August 17, 2018(0)
Data integrators continue to roll out connections between huge data stores and public cloud data warehouses. The latest comes from Talend, which this week unveiled a data fabric “uploader” designed to help ingest big data to Microsoft’s upgraded cloud analytics platform, Azure SQL data warehouse. The data migration specialist (NASDAQ: TLND) said Thursday (Aug. 16) its connector would facilitate ... Full article
August 3, 2018(0)
Bestowing the blessings of AI, machine learning and deep learning upon more than the 1 percent means easing entry into the mysteries of AI. This requires new combinations of technologies with capabilities otherwise possessed only by data scientists, those AI-capable unicorns worth their body weights in gold and who are so often lured by bags of gold from the ... Full article
July 26, 2018(0)
There’s an institutionalized, seemingly intractable and ever widening gap in enterprise IT between data growth and HPDA’s (high performance data analytics) ability to access more than a small piece of it and convert it into “actionable insight.” Sadly, there’s plenty of life left in the trite, tiresome old truism about “drowning in data and starving for insight.” As things ... Full article
July 23, 2018(0)
Intel Corp. and SAP are joining forces with Google to offer cloud virtual machines supporting persistent memory for in-memory workloads running on the SAP HANA relational database manager. The partners announced the Google cloud virtual machines would support the upcoming release of SAP HANA workloads running on Intel’s Optane DC persistent memory. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) said the cloud virtual ... Full article
July 20, 2018(0)
Google and VMware are collaborating on a new cloud plug-in connecting a pair of VMware tools designed to enable provisioning of virtual machines and storage on the search giant’s cloud. The partners this week released a preview version of a Google cloud plug-in for VMware’s vRealize orchestrator and support for the public cloud on the VMware’s platform for automated ... Full article
July 11, 2018(0)
“Big data” has come to mean different things to different people, morphing from the huge data volumes too big for traditional databases to handle, to the infrastructure required to ingest, store and analyze varieties of structured and, increasingly, unstructured data. As this big data construct expands to include streaming and archived data along with sensor information and transactions, the ... Full article
July 10, 2018(0)
IBM today announced a new all flash-based entry to its storage products portfolio, a fusion of high performance storage technologies that the company said combines low latency IBM FlashCore technology integrated with multi-cloud software-defined IBM Spectrum Storage solutions. The NVMe-optimized all-flash arrays come in two models – FlashSystem 9110 and FlashSystem 9150 – in 2U enclosures that include dual ... Full article
July 5, 2018(0)
Traditionally, IT’s role included reacting to problems in the data center. This resulted in frustration, headaches and wasted time. After an issue cropped up, staff searched through log files and interpreted graphs to find the cause. IT staff often contacted vendor support, spending hours on the phone through multi-tiered escalations. The result — time-consuming trial-and-error, expensive overprovisioning and missed ... Full article
July 3, 2018(0)
Twenty-two months after completing its $67 billion megadeal to ingest EMC Corp., Dell Technologies has again gone public with the issuance of a publicly traded tracking stock and the buyout of earlier investors in the EMC deal. The complex transaction allows founder Michael Dell and financial partner Silver Lake to maintain majority control of the IT giant. Michael Dell ... Full article
July 2, 2018(0)
 We’ve been reading about it, researching it and discussing it, maybe even rolling out small implementations for years. Now growing numbers of enterprises across every vertical are adopting data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies as an essential tool for short and long-term business success. Business requirements to grow revenue while keeping costs low and the need to efficiently leverage ... Full article
June 28, 2018(0)
HPC in the cloud is one of those “insanely great” ideas that, failing to fire, year after year recedes before our expectations. Until, that is, last year, according to industry watcher Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360, which he said was a “break-out year” for HPC in the cloud. At Intersect360's annual HPC market update at ISC18 in Frankfurt yesterday, ... Full article
June 27, 2018(0)
Borne on the rising wave of emerging high performance data analytics (HPDA) and machine learning use cases, along with global government spending on development of exascale-class system the HPC server market grew at a healthy year-over-year rate of just under 10 percent in 2017, according to industry watcher Hyperion Research (formerly IDC’s HPC analyst group). At its mid-year HPC ... Full article
June 25, 2018(0)
Cray Inc. is coming to the aid of harried application developers with a new workflow software suite designed to accelerate AI implementation by combining analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities with existing HPC and emerging AI environments. The supercomputer vendor (Nasdaq: CRAY) unveiled its Urika-CS AI and analytics software suite during this week’s International Supercomputer Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The AI ... Full article
June 22, 2018(0)
Amid a flurry of cloud and networking initiatives announced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise was a commitment to invest $4 billion over the next four years to develop new technologies and services that would connect soaring data volumes at the network edge to “any cloud.” The company (NYSE: HPE) unveiled its “intelligent edge” initiative during a company event this week ... Full article
June 19, 2018(0)
On the heels of an over-subscribed $93M series D funding round announced two weeks ago,  high performance file storage specialist Qumulo today launched a new product series that it says breathes new life into what typically is cold, hard-to-access archival data, making historical data more visible, performant and usable for operational and high performance analytics workloads. Qumulo’s Nearline Archive ... Full article
June 11, 2018(0)
If another indication were needed of the explosive growth in cloud services, AI-based workloads and Linux in the enterprise - along with their attractiveness to investors - it’s the acquisition of fast-growth Penguin Computing, announced today by Smart Global Holdings for $85 million. Penguin, the 20-year-old advanced scale hardware solutions provider, develops open, Linux-based cloud and HPC solutions ranging ... Full article
June 5, 2018(0)
HPE announced several storage networking-related products today, along with the global expansion of its “Complete” reseller model for virtually engineered third-party solutions. Designed to support multiple network protocols and multiple vendor partners, the combined announcements encompass some of the data storage industry’s leading lights, including Qumulo, Cohesity, Cloudian and Hedvig – along with HPE’s own Nimble Storage and Simplivity ... Full article
May 30, 2018(0)
In the evolving world of cybersecurity, enterprises need access to cyber insurance that accurately reflects their current security posture and that covers both direct and indirect expenses. The same challenge, of course, applies to the insurers issuing the policies. Unfortunately, the evolving threat landscape and rising incidents of attacks has created difficulty in matching packages with premiums, and as ... Full article

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