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As Object Storage Booms, Analytics Issues Emerge

As Object Storage Booms, Analytics Issues Emerge

With object-based storage capacity predicted to grow at double-digit annual rates over the next several years, attention ...

VMware Sharpens Focus on Hybrid Cloud

VMware Sharpens Focus on Hybrid Cloud

VMware this week takes the wraps off the latest versions of its server virtualization and software-defined storage ...

Intel Accelerates FPGAs into Server Mainstream with Dell EMC, Fujitsu

Intel Accelerates FPGAs into Server Mainstream with Dell EMC, Fujitsu

 The rapid emergence of heterogeneous, accelerated computing in the advanced scale computing market took a step forward ...

Software Investments Propel IT Spending

Software Investments Propel IT Spending

Enterprise software and infrastructure services continue to fuel the growth of global IT spending to levels not ...

Storage

April 19, 2018(0)
With object-based storage capacity predicted to grow at double-digit annual rates over the next several years, attention is turning to shortcomings such as barriers to data visibility and difficulties in performing analytics using object storage. A new vendor survey finds that “object storage has gone mainstream,” with 72 percent of respondents using Amazon Web Services’ Simple Cloud Storage Service ... Full article
April 17, 2018(0)
VMware this week takes the wraps off the latest versions of its server virtualization and software-defined storage platforms with an emphasis on hybrid cloud deployments, broader application support and—in the case of its vSphere platform—a three-fold reduction in memory usage and resulting performance gains via the introduction of a persistent memory feature. The latest versions of VMware’s (NYSE: VMW) ... Full article
April 10, 2018(0)
Enterprise software and infrastructure services continue to fuel the growth of global IT spending to levels not seen in a decade, according a new spending forecast. Gartner Inc. report this week that macroeconomic factors such as a weak U.S. dollar along with robust telecommunications spending have boosted its quarterly forecast for IT spending growth to 6.2 percent, the highest ... Full article
April 5, 2018(0)
Claiming for itself the title of the world’s highest performance file storage system, Qumulo this week announced a new “enterprise-ready and cloud integrated” NVMe all-flash solution that the company said delivers 16GBs/second in a minimum configuration four-node system. The new Qumulo P-series enables Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) software to run on advanced, industry-standard hardware components, including high-speed NVMe, Intel ... Full article
March 29, 2018(0)
Chip makers have been scrambling to find new applications for their wares, focusing on the Internet of Things, big data and emerging machine learning applications requiring more processing power. For now, it looks like they are succeeding. Driven by insatiable demand for memory chips, the global semiconductor industry had its biggest year in more than a decade. Annual revenue ... Full article
March 26, 2018(0)
Organizing data is a challenge. The digital universe, according to International Data Corporation (IDC), doubles every two years. Based on current projections, it’s expected to reach 44 trillion gigabytes in 2020.1 And recent updates by IDC predict it will reach 180 trillion gigabytes in 2025. In most organizations, the amount of unstructured data has grown to unprecedented levels. In ... Full article
March 19, 2018(0)
A trio of chip makers will collaborate on a reference architecture for speeding deployment of NVM Express over storage network fabrics. Cavium Technologies, which specializes in processors for cloud datacenters, announced the NVMe-over-fabrics collaboration with chip makers Marvell and Microsemi Corp. at the opening of this week’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in San Jose. The partners said they ... Full article
March 19, 2018(0)
 The interest in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) appliances is widespread, replacing, and in some sense displacing, the hype around all-flash arrays as “the” hot topic in previous years. Organizations are turning to the HCI model due to one key benefit: simplicity. Users are no longer willing – or forced – to spend time on planning, building and implementing three-tier architecture ... Full article
March 12, 2018(0)
Serial entrepreneur Ben Golub, co-founder and former CEO of application container pioneer Docker Inc., has landed at a blockchain-based cloud startup called Storj Labs. The Atlanta-based company launched in 2015 is attempting to ride the wave of decentralized infrastructure fueled by blockchain technology and associated digital ledgers to offer cheap, encrypted cloud storage. Storj Labs announced Monday (March 12) ... Full article
March 2, 2018(0)
NVMe has quickly become the storage medium of choice for high performance applications. Its streamlined protocol, optimized for transactions to flash memory, is very lightweight relative to the legacy storage protocols like ATA and SCSI. The manner in which NVMe leverages the PCIe bus also has the advantage of eliminating a translation layer between the processor and storage. Using ... Full article
March 2, 2018(0)
The National Science Foundation has launched a partnership with VMware to advance edge computing infrastructure required for the Internet of Things (IoT). Separately this week, NSF unveiled a $30 million investment in computing and information sciences targeting advances in areas such as AI systems, quantum computing and biomedical imaging. The partnership with VMware (NYSE: VMW) seeks proposals from university ... Full article
March 1, 2018(0)
Alibaba, the e-commerce giant from China, is taking a run at AWS in the global public cloud computing market with new offerings aimed at the surging demand for AI and HPC solutions among European enterprises. From Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain, Alibaba Cloud (aka AliCloud) launched new performance-oriented “bare metal” instances, which can be pooled together to create ... Full article
February 28, 2018(0)
Seeking to capitalize on the growth of object storage and the reluctance of companies to delete data that could one day prove useful, cloud object storage specialist Cloudian has announced a partnership with an investment firm founded by a former Cisco System executive. Cloudian and investor Digital Alpha said the $125 million storage joint venture aims to accelerate adoption ... Full article
February 22, 2018(0)
There was a simpler time when system tuning consisted of adjusting a relatively few number of knobs, a manual and not overly demanding task that brought out the best in systems performance. But now, as we move toward accelerated enterprise systems networked from data center to public cloud to mobile and sensored devices at the edge, simplicity in systems ... Full article
February 9, 2018(0)
Intel has addressed the drive for increasingly powerful processing at the edge of systems and networks with the launch this week of the Xeon D-2100 SoC, designed to support workloads that require more compute, analytics and data protection closer to endpoint devices. The announcement follows last month’s revelations of “Spectre” and “Meltdown” security vulnerabilities that could force CPUs to ... Full article
February 7, 2018(0)
Global spending on semiconductors jumped a hefty 17 percent in 2017, driven by demand and corresponding price hikes for memory in datacenters and early industrial deployments of the Internet of Things. While memory prices and demand are expected to stabilize this year, a new round of AI and IoT deployments could fuel continuing growth in chip consumption, market watchers ... Full article
January 30, 2018(0)
Just days after reports surfaced of a major management overhaul at Dell EMC, this week new reports emerged that Dell Technologies – the umbrella organization that encompasses a raft of tech companies either developed or acquired by Dell, including VMware – may be acquired in a “reverse merger” by…. VMware. Neither Dell nor VMware are commenting publicly on a ... Full article
January 29, 2018(0)
The promise of quantum computing comes with a major downside: "Cryptographically useful" quantum machines will threaten public key encryption used to secure data in the cloud, a new report warns. The Cloud Security Alliance also found in a report released last week that companies are aware of the growing security risk associated with quantum computing but have so far ... Full article
January 26, 2018(0)
Reverberations from Dell’s acquisition of EMC in October 2015 – at $67 billion, the biggest in the history of the technology industry – have extended into 2018 with the news that the company’s core server and storage business units will absorb its Converged Platforms and Solution Division (CPSD), formerly located within Dell EMC’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), according to ... Full article
January 23, 2018(0)
Like over-reliance on a single food source (potatoes, Ireland, 1845) or a single energy source (OPEC oil, United States and other industrialized countries, 1973), the rapidly growing global adoption of public cloud services platforms carries with it risk – risk with the potential to cause a least temporary operational havoc for cloud users, their customers and cloud service providers, ... Full article

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