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HPE, Portworx Partner to Speed Container Workloads

HPE, Portworx Partner to Speed Container Workloads

The explosion of on-demand applications like ride hailing and movies is said to be fueling the shift ...

Apple’s Datacenter Push Rattles Cloud Market

Apple’s Datacenter Push Rattles Cloud Market

Apple's announcement this week that it would spend more than $10 billion over the next five years ...

A Close-Up Look at the World’s Largest HPC System for Commercial Research

A Close-Up Look at the World’s Largest HPC System for Commercial Research

For decades, high performance computing has driven more accurate, detailed and faster seismic exploration. As oil and ...

Dual Role Emerges For Microservices

Dual Role Emerges For Microservices

Microservices, the agile architecture on which applications are built as a collection of different smaller services rather ...

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January 19, 2018(0)
The explosion of on-demand applications like ride hailing and movies is said to be fueling the shift to cloud-native and container-based application frameworks that can meet growing performance requirements. With that in mind, stateful container specialist Portworx unveiled an approach this week designed to quickly deploy and scale container workloads. Teaming with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Portworx said Thursday (Jan. ... Full article
January 18, 2018(0)
Apple's announcement this week that it would spend more than $10 billion over the next five years on datacenter construction promises to shake up the public cloud market. Responding to provisions of a U.S. tax overhaul approved in December, Apple announced Wednesday (Jan. 17) it plans capital expenditures totaling more than $30 billion through 2023. It also announced repatriation ... Full article
January 10, 2018(0)
Securing critical data while simultaneously making it more accessible is the challenge for enterprise IT departments, a new vendor survey finds. In a report released Wednesday (Jan. 10), big data integration specialist Syncsort said it examined what data protection and IT strategies companies are deploying to counter hackers, data breaches, service disruptions linked to natural disasters along with "escalating ... Full article
January 4, 2018(0)
The turbulent—and profitable—memory chip market has a new leader: Samsung Electronics has overtaken Intel Corp. as the world's largest memory supplier, ending Intel's 25-year reign. Gartner reported Thursday (Jan. 4) that the South Korean electronics giant surpassed Intel during 2017 in terms of market share and revenues. Overall, global chip revenues grew a healthy 22.2 percent, driven by soaring ... Full article
January 3, 2018(0)
Microsoft continued its foray into the high-end cloud storage sector with a deal this week to acquire hybrid cloud data storage and management vendor Avere Systems. The deal announced on Wednesday (Jan. 3) follows Microsoft's acquisition last August of Cycle Computing to bolster its "big compute" initiatives on the Azure cloud. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) said the Cycle and Avere ... Full article
December 19, 2017(0)
Hyperion Research, formerly the HPC research and consulting practice within IDC, has become an independent company with Earl Joseph, the long-time leader of the IDC HPC team, acquiring the company as a sole proprietorship. He becomes CEO of Hyperion Research, LLC. The year-end resolution of Hyperion’s status had been expected. Under the terms of the sale of IDC to China ... Full article
December 12, 2017(0)
High performance storage specialist Quantum today announced a scale-out NAS appliance that the company said is the first to bring together the qualities typically found in enterprise-class storage solutions (tools and management capabilities) with those found in technical and scientific computing (capacity and scaling to accommodate rapid data growth). The new product, called Xcellis Scale-out NAS, targets what Quantum ... Full article
December 6, 2017(0)
We interviewed Karl Freund, lead analyst for deep learning and HPC at Moor Insights & Strategy, at SC17 in Denver to discuss the fertile crossover between AI and HPC – specifically, how new machine learning techniques are rapidly evolving to take on previously unsolvable business and scientific problems. He also reviewed major new developments spanning, in his words, "silicon, ... Full article
December 1, 2017(0)
The billowing cloud market that is growing at an estimated 40 percent annually is being driven to new heights by the enterprise embrace of multi-cloud strategies along with a shift toward cloud native technologies ranging from application containers and serverless computing to analytics and machine learning. Those are among the key findings of the latest public cloud survey released ... Full article
November 22, 2017(0)
The annual supercomputing confab, SC17, was held last week in Denver, and there were many important announcements. Stories about science, silicon and systems all vied for attention and center stage at this ~12,000 person event. I’m certain I missed a few important bits and bytes, but here’s my observations from what will go down as one of the most ... Full article
November 22, 2017(0)
Having turned around the aircraft carrier the Silicon Valley icon had become, Meg Whitman is leaving the helm of a restructured Hewlett Packard. Her successor, technologist Antonio Neri will now guide what Whitman asserts is a more "nimble" company through the uncharted waters of unrelenting change and hyper-scale disruption. Whitman, 61, announced Wednesday (Nov. 21) she is resigning as ... Full article
November 21, 2017(0)
Public cloud giant Amazon Web Services announced a new "secret region" this week designed to complete its portfolio of data classifications for U.S. government workloads. AWS said Monday (Nov. 20) that 17 U.S. intelligence agencies and government contractors with "secret-level" network access could run analytics and other workloads in the CIA cloud. AWS won a $600 million Commercial Cloud ... Full article
October 31, 2017(1)
A few months after we started Qumulo in 2012, VMware bought Nicira, a hot software- defined networking company, for $1.25 billion. As always, whenever a company without products in general availability fetches that kind of money, it attracts attention. Within six months, my good friend, Datrium’s Brian Biles, had refined the nascent Wikipedia entry for software-defined storage (SDS) to ... Full article
October 27, 2017(0)
More evidence is emerging of the inexorable shift of analytics and related workloads to the cloud, with adopters feeling more confident about hybrid infrastructure in their search for ways to become more agile, a new cloud study finds. While a sizeable number of executives remain skeptical that proprietary data will remain secure in the cloud, the Google-sponsored survey released ... Full article
October 18, 2017(0)
The powerhouse team of Apple and General Electric are joining forces to offer predictive data and analytics industrial apps from Predix, GE’s IIoT platform, to Apple iPhones and iPads. Today, the two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for Apple’s iOS, tools for developers to make their own industrial IoT apps. The companies said Predix SDK ... Full article
October 5, 2017(0)
Cloud-native applications being delivered via application containers now have the option of using what open-source leader Red Hat calls "container-native" storage integrated with the latest version of its RedShift container platform. Red Hat released an update to its container platform this week as the latest version of its Kubernetes-based container application platform unveiled in August. That was preceded late ... Full article
September 26, 2017(1)
If the AI hype cycle were a dial setting on a washing machine, it would now be in the spin cycle phase. It’s intense. The talk and hopes for AI are so exciting, there’s so much potential, we wait breathlessly for an incredible new age of smart systems that will revolutionize not just IT but, like, the whole world, ... Full article
September 21, 2017(0)
When it comes to storing data, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a runaway success. With trillions of files under management spanning many exabytes worth of data, S3 is the largest digital storage system in the known universe. But things rarely stay the same for long in the IT business, and S3’s outright dominance is spawning attacks from several ... Full article
September 19, 2017(0)
In an overt attempt to overtake – or at least enter the arena with – the Big Three public cloud services providers, Oracle today unveiled new public cloud offerings that it says will transform how cloud services are bought and consumed. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s splashy webinar announcement today is straight out of the Business 101 Playbook: when you’re ... Full article
September 18, 2017(0)
The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting new ways to "transport" data that is increasing ending up in the cloud. With an eye on remote users with limited network access, IBM this week literally rolled out a portable data storage device designed to securely migrate as much as 120 ... Full article

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