Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • Is There A Future For Box?

    In Q4, we doubled the number of Box Governance deployments to almost 200. Organizations like Genentech, Bain Capital and Home Depot all adopted Box Governance as part of choosing Box. Box Platform will power the content and collaboration elements of these new applications, adding hundreds of millions of users to our addressable market. This is an important expansion of our business model. Several new deals in Q4 included Box Platform as part of a larger box rollout and there was…

  • What temperature is your data?

    When it comes to #data, most people don’t equate it with having a temperature. In reality, data doesn’t have a temperature that you can measure in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius, but there are valid reasons to characterize your data by its temperature. How do you characterize the temperature of your data? An easy way to think about it is to classify data as being hot, warm or cold. Hot data is data that is frequently accessed. Warm data may have…

  • Microsoft’s futuristic storage solution

      Bickering about the paltry amount of #storage on the cheapest new iPhone might become a thing of the past… at some point in the distant future. Microsoft is currently experimenting with DNA material for the purpose of holding massive amounts of #data. How massive? Try a billion terabytes, or a zettabyte. The best part about it is that the whole DNA storage receptacle would weigh just 1 gram. That said, the research is not done, and we shouldn’t expect DNA…

  • IBM Expands All-Flash Storage

    Calling it the foundation of its cloud and cognitive computing strategy, IBM has significantly expanded its all-flash #storage platform portfolio with the announcement today of three new array products aimed at managing massive amounts of #data associated with cloud-based, high-performance workloads. Targeting hyperscale, cloud data centers and cloud service providers (CSP), the systems utilize IBM’s FlashSystem self-optimizing technology, boasting minimum latency of 250μs (microseconds). “With the FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R, IBM has really set a new level of expectations…

  • Trend Report: The Rise of Live Video Streaming

    We’ve been talking a lot at feedly about how trends are coming and going at what feels like a faster rate than ever. That made us think: What can we do to help you stay on top of these new ideas? So today we introduce a new series on Trendspotting—one look at something new that is changing the way we work. Are you spotting a trend that you want to know more about? Please leave us a note in the…

  • Critical Capabilities for Object Storage

    Growing investments in Mode 2 IT projects and cost reduction efforts in core enterprise workloads are driving the demand for object storage. Here, we compare 12 object storage products against seven critical capabilities in use cases relevant to infrastructure and operations leaders. By 2019, more than 30% of the #storage capacity in enterprise #data centers will be deployed with software-defined storage (SDS) architectures based on x86 hardware systems, which is an increase from today’s less than 5%. Object storage is…

  • 14 Big Data Companies Worth $1 Billion or More

    Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of #data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. Big data is a big thing. If you’re confused about what “big data” is, we were too, until we…

  • The Top 5 Jobs Startups Are Hiring for in 2016 | Inc.com

    I recently spoke with Elise Voss, CEO and co-founder of UpScored, a New York City-based career platform that uses #data science to help candidates discover personalized job recommendations. According to the company, there has been a paradigm shift in what people want out of their careers. The need for more responsibility, faster career progression, and flexible work hours has become more important than ever before. UpScored recently took a deeper look at trends in the startup job market. The team analyzed tens…

  • IBM Watson Health providing free storage

    If you are an academic researcher or part of a non-profit organization that is interested in building a ResearchKit app, #IBM Watson Health is providing free #storage and utilization of their Watson Health platform. IBM Watson Health is providing up to 1 terabyte of #data storage for up to 3 years for free. In order to participate your ResearchKit study needs to already be IRB approved. Several academic centers and many medical societies have launched ResearchKit apps within the past…

  • IBM Research builds ‘cognitive’ system to cut big data storage costs

    IBM researchers are developing a cognitive storage system designed to automatically differentiate high- and low-value data and determine what information to keep, where to store it and how long to retain it.   Zurich-based IBM Research scientists Giovanni Cherubini, Jens Jelitto, and Vinodh Venkatesan introduced the concept of cognitive #storage in a recently published paper in the IEEE’s Computer journal. The researchers consider cognitive storage a way to reduce costs to store big #data. The IBM Research team drew inspiration for cognitive…

  • How Data Storage Is Changing And How To Change With It

        Certainly, we have been witnessing that in the way we manage information for decades, and the rate of change keeps accelerating. According to Moore’s Law, processors double in speed about once every two years. The speed at which we can reliably transfer data from place to place also continues to increase constantly. We used to build monolithic applications to run various operations, but we found ourselves trapped in what had become “legacy applications” years later. Our response, more…

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