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Fujitsu Builds Big Data Processor on Ceph

Fujitsu Builds Big Data Processor on Ceph

Addressing the growing need for speedier processing in big data storage systems that handle everything up to ...

Edge Caching: Key to Edge-to-Cloud Computing & Storage

Edge Caching: Key to Edge-to-Cloud Computing & Storage

Today, our enterprise workforce is on the go.  You're likely one of those people.  The worker who ...

Hybrid Infrastructure Gets Composable

Hybrid Infrastructure Gets Composable

Growing demand for distributed applications delivered by micro- and other agile services are fueling the shift to ...

Modernizing Infrastructure: The Future of Data

Modernizing Infrastructure: The Future of Data

The modern business is built around automation. Virtualization and remote applications have afforded corporations unprecedented control of ...

Storage

October 2, 2018(0)
Inspur, the no. 3 server vendor in the world (Gartner) is taking aim at the biggest, shiniest golden ring in the entire data center server marketplace: hyperscale and AI infrastructure for tier one social media and cloud services providers – companies whose server purchasing decisions move markets and mountains of money. The China-based company, which already has a server ... Full article
September 20, 2018(0)
Addressing the growing need for speedier processing in big data storage systems that handle everything up to data analytics, Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratories has come up with a technology said to provide high-speed data processing of big data in distributed storage systems. Tokyo-based Fujitsu Labs said this week its platform implemented on the Ceph distributed storage framework addresses the current ... Full article
September 19, 2018(0)
Today, our enterprise workforce is on the go.  You're likely one of those people.  The worker who checks into the office from home, or from a wifi hotspot in your car and from offices anywhere in the world.  In fact, today the vast majority of a business’s data is produced outside the main office.  It’s often mission critical data, ... Full article
September 5, 2018(0)
Growing demand for distributed applications delivered by micro- and other agile services are fueling the shift to composable and disaggregated infrastructure as enterprises look for new ways to provision and manage on-premise and cloud infrastructure. A new forecast by market tracker IDC predicts a surge of disaggregate hardware and composable software as digital transformation efforts accelerate. (Composable/disaggregated infrastructure, or ... Full article
August 28, 2018(0)
The modern business is built around automation. Virtualization and remote applications have afforded corporations unprecedented control of their operations, often allowing them to solve problems before they even occur. However, with the rise of IoT devices, that automation now needs to accommodate far more than simple data analysis. Every enterprise contains thousands of connected devices, each outputting its own ... Full article
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

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