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Moving Machine Learning from Test to Production: High Performance Data Management

Moving Machine Learning from Test to Production: High Performance Data Mana...

If advanced scale computing were a high school, machine learning would be the coolest kid at the ...

LinkedIn Spearheads Common Server Effort

LinkedIn Spearheads Common Server Effort

A standards effort driven by LinkedIn that seeks to "redefine" future datacenter infrastructure will initially focus on ...

Distributed Systems and the Economic Power of Commoditization

Distributed Systems and the Economic Power of Commoditization

IDC recently reported that the number of data centers is declining and, at the same time, the ...

NVMe Gaining Traction For Datacenter Storage

NVMe Gaining Traction For Datacenter Storage

As flash based storage makes inroads in the datacenter, a growing list of IT infrastructure vendors are ...

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May 26, 2017(0)
If advanced scale computing were a high school, machine learning would be the coolest kid at the cool kid lunch table, and that kid’s name would be Nvidia. Already a Wall Street sweetheart coming into 2017, Nvidia stock has gone into orbit this month with earnings far in excess of expectations and the revelation that SoftBank has amassed a ... Full article
May 24, 2017(0)
A standards effort driven by LinkedIn that seeks to "redefine" future datacenter infrastructure will initially focus on a common form factor for servers, according to the founding members. Along with LinkedIn, which was acquired by Microsoft NASDAQ: MSFT) last year, other founding members of the Open19 Foundation launched on Tuesday (May 23) are Flex, GE Digital (NYSE: GE) Hewlett ... Full article
May 9, 2017(0)
As flash based storage makes inroads in the datacenter, a growing list of IT infrastructure vendors are embracing networking technologies like Non-Volatile Memory Express, or NVMe, as a way to leverage low-latency flash solid-state drives. Among the converts are networking specialist Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), which announced support this week for NVMe over fabrics as a way to scale ... Full article
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 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 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 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 11, 2017(0)
The vibrant storage sector is churning out a steady stream of products, tools and network platforms as datacenter operators struggle to keep up with and secure torrents of terabytes. Much of the focus in storage technology development focuses on hyper-converged infrastructure as datacenter operators look to cut costs while boosting performance. Baked-in security and new management tools also are ... 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)
The tidal movement toward hybrid on- and off-prem IT is well underway and well understood. But the data management challenges of multi-site implementations, with data and applications straddling multiple storage and compute environments on-site and in a public cloud, can be highly complex. Deeply funded start-up Elastifile, formed in 2013 and now coming out of stealth, has been toiling ... Full article
April 4, 2017(0)
The number of all-flash storage options continues to grow as datacenters burst at the seams and operators look for ways to connect legacy and flash storage while reducing cost. The latest entry comes from Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX), which like other purveyors of all-flash arrays claims to have made the performance gains of all-flash storage arrays more affordable. The ... 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 28, 2017(0)
As all-flash arrays make inroads in the datacenter, switch makers are coming up with new access approaches leveraging all-flash storage as a way to break through network bottlenecks while adapting to data-driven workloads. With that in mind, networking switch specialist Brocade has upgraded its Fibre Channel switch technology to 32 gigabits per second performance while adding a monitoring feature ... Full article
March 22, 2017(0)
Avere Systems, the hybrid cloud data storage and management vendor, announced its latest funding round this week that included new investor Google Inc. The $14 million Series E round included existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital and Western Digital Capital. Avere has so far raised $97 million, and said Tuesday (March 21) it ... Full article
March 21, 2017(0)
A new IBM cloud service targeting the development and deployment of cognitive applications will utilize the Docker container engine running on the Kubernetes container orchestrator. IBM's container service running on its Bluemix application development cloud was among a batch of cloud and related Watson data analytics products along with an OpenStack partnership unveiled this week at a company event ... Full article
March 20, 2017(0)
Intel Corp. has begun shipping new storage drives based on its 3-D XPoint non-volatile memory technology as it targets data-driven workloads. Intel's new Optane solid-state drives, designated P4800X, seek to combine the attributes of memory and storage in the same device. The result is a new "data storage tier" intended to overcome growing storage bottlenecks in datacenters. Intel said ... Full article
March 14, 2017(0)
Seeking to stimulate flagging server sales, a software-defined storage appliance from Lenovo leverages its server platform combined with a storage virtualization software and storage area networking from partner DataCore Software. Lenovo (HKSE: 992) said this week its storage appliance designated DX8200D leverages storage virtualization to wring optimum capacity from existing SAN arrays. The pre-integrated storage appliance is intended to ... Full article
March 9, 2017(0)
Facebook unveiled new compute and storage servers this week along with custom training server platform as part of a server "refresh." Along with its Bryce Canyon storage server and Yosemite v2 and Tioga Pass compute servers, the social media giant announced its Big Basin server used to improve the training of neural networks. The next-generation GPU-based server would allow ... Full article

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