Monthly Archives: August 2017

  • Harvey: Hurricane Preparation Tips for Data Center Managers

    As Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Texas coast, expected to make landfall around Corpus Christi either tonight or Saturday morning as a dangerous Category 3 storm, the men and women who work in data centers in the area are undoubtedly earning overtime as they prepare for the storm’s onslaught. Keeping data centers operational during natural disasters can be critical to the health and safety of the affected area’s residents, as they supply the lines of communications for many first…

  • 9 tech crazes that made us lose our minds in the ’90s

    Get up to speed on “The Nineties” on CNN, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Video game graphics that blew our minds look like sand paintings in retrospect. Even though we had the Internet, we hadn’t yet perfected its primary uses (cat videos and abusing strangers on social media). Palm pilots and Tamogatchis happened. It was a mess! But it was a beautiful mess, and the crazes we once could barely believe were real are now ones we can look back…

  • Actifio Joins Ready for IBM Storage Program

    Boston, MA — August 24, 2017 — Actifio, the Enterprise Data-as-a-Service (EDaaS) company, today announced a partnership with the Ready for IBM Storage Program to accelerate enterprise digital transformation initiatives for DevOps, analytics and hybrid cloud. Actifio’s Big Database Solution is now available as a validated IBM PartnerWorld solution, enabling Actifio to support VAR, MSP and enterprise partners worldwide. The Ready for IBM Storage program integrates and validates partner offerings with IBM technology to enable end-to-end use cases, simplify deployment,…

  • Comparing Private and Public Cloud Threat Vectors

    Comparing Private and Public Cloud Threat Vectors Many companies moving from a private cloud to a cloud service are unaware of increased threats. Because most companies that have followed relatively traditional IT strategies are now considering putting mission-critical applications and data into the public cloud, it’s worth examining the differences in private versus public clouds when it comes to threats that applications and data encounter. When I talk to customers about the differences, I use a metaphor of what’s happening…

  • Managing data in a multi-cloud world

    For years, Southeast Asian logistics company Ninja Van has been relying on a public cloud infrastructure service to power its operational systems that work out delivery routes and assign packages. But as its business grew, it has had to contend with a growing cloud bill. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United…

  • Amazon Prime is offering students six months free membership – here’s how to get it – Manchester Evening News

    Amazon Prime is offering students six months of free video and music through a new package that also includes exclusive access to tickets for big live events. Anyone heading to university can get a free six-month trial of Prime Student – as the streaming and shopping giant steps up the competition with rivals Apple and Google. Prime Student membership includes can enjoy a range of benefits including unlimited one-day delivery on millions of items including same-day delivery in selected post-codes;…

  • Strategize wisely for a legacy application migration to cloud

    Administrators in charge of legacy applications might feel swept aside by the boom of cloud-native applications, but even small changes can bring legacy apps onto cloud resources. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy…

  • WD My Passport Ultra Review (4TB)

      August 18th, 2017 by Lyle Smith WD My Passport Ultra Review (4TB) paging_filter The My Passport Ultra drive is a portable HDD that features USB 3.0 connectivity and the company’s usual slick-looking design. Designed for consumers and professionals on the go who to store large amounts of data, the new My Passport Ultra is available in a maximum capacity of 4TB. This new release features an updated design, higher capacity, and improved performance compared to the previous generation. To…

  • VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud offers integrated enterprise solution – TechGenix

      IBM and VMware recently announced a partnership to offer VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud. The two companies originally teamed up to offer VMware’s solution offerings on the IBM Cloud in February 2016. Then they took that collaboration a step further at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. Now, VMware is explaining more about what makes this offering a major game changer. What is VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud?   Essentially, VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud brings together…

  • Is $1 Million Enough to Retire?

      It surely sounds like a lot, but once you do all the math, you might be sadly surprised. Here’s why. Go to www.addthis.com/dashboard to customize your tools iStockphoto byline1_id; 241 byline2_id; 0 byline3_id; 0 By Taylor Schulte, CFP, Founder and CEO | Define Financial May 2017 Contact Me Understanding how much you need for your retirement isn’t easy. It may feel like all you know is that it’s a big number. And with so many variables in play, it…

  • Life in North Korea: Remarkable Photos of Everyday Life in Pyongyang

    AFP photographer Ed Jones is one of the few western journalists allowed to enter North Korea on a regular basis. In addition to photographing mass military parades and spectacular propaganda events venerating the country’s leaders past and present, Jones captures daily life on the streets of Pyongyang. His photos are remarkable for just how unremarkable everything seems—commuters traveling to and from work, children playing football or visiting museums—but as has been well documented, they do not reflect the reality of…

  • Foreigners are buying US residential real estate at a record clip

    A tumultuous political environment isn’t scaring international buyers from investing in US residential real estate. Foreign investment in US residential real estate hit a new high this year,  driven by an increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, according to a new survey by The National Association of Realtors. Foreign buyers and recent immigrants bought $153 billion of residential property, which represents a 49% jump from last year. “The political and economic uncertainty both here and abroad did not…

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