Monthly Archives: November 2017

  • Data center cooling market set to explode in the coming years

    The worldwide market for data center cooling equipment will reach $20 billion by 2024, a massive jump over the $8 billion spent in 2016. That is the finding of a report from Global Market Insights (GMI), which says cooling systems account for approximately 40 percent of the total energy consumption on average. Data center operators have been obsessed with lowering their PUE, or power usage effectiveness, the ratio of power consumed by the hardware to power consumed to cool it….

  • Fujifilm Introduces TCO Calculator

    Valhalla, N.Y., November 29, 2017 FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, the leading global manufacturer of data storage media, today introduced a new proprietary TCO Calculator to help IT professionals assess the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of automated tape systems compared to low-cost disk and cloud-based archive data storage. This free online tool, developed by storage economics expert Brad Johns Consulting and sponsored by Fujifilm, calculates 5- and 10-year scenarios for the Total Cost of…

  • 11 Amazon Alexa skills you didn’t know your Echo could do

    Editor’s Note: we’ve refreshed this article because Amazon Alexa products are on super-sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Read on below to see the many reasons you need an Alexa, and if you don’t have one, we’ve also laid out the best deals you can get on the internet right now! Hurry before they sell out! If you have an Amazon Alexa-enabled device like the Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show, you’ve probably used the basic everyday voice commands,…

  • The 7 Best Data Visualization Tools In 2017

      Big Data and the ever-growing access we have to more information is the driving force behind artificial intelligence and the wave of technological change sweeping across all industries. But all the data in the world is useless – in fact it can become a liability – if you can’t understand it. Data visualization is about how to present your data, to the right people, at the right time, in order to enable them to gain insights most effectively. Luckily…

  • Marvell to Acquire Cavium for $6 Billion

    Marvell to Acquire Cavium for $6 Billion Storage representing 46% of combined revenue This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.11.22 Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Cavium, Inc. announced a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, under which Marvell will acquire all outstanding shares of Cavium common stock in exchange for consideration of $40.00 per share in cash and 2.1757 Marvell common shares for each Cavium share. Upon completion of the transaction,…

  • How the biggest cyber security disasters could have been avoided

    Some 60% of Australian businesses experienced at least one security breach a month in 2016, compared with just 23.7% in 2015, according to a Telstra report. 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 Policy….

  • Michael Raam No Longer CEO of Weka IO

    Michael Raam No Longer CEO of Weka IO Real surprise as the file storage company accelerates. By Philippe Nicolas on 2017.11.15 Michael Raam, CEO of Weka IO since August 2015, has indicated on his LinkedIn page that he ends his CEO role at Weka IO this month. He’s still listed on the Weka leadership page as November is not ended and probably will stay listed until a substitute is announced. It’s a surprise as the company accelerates with a recent…

  • Storage dictionary in 18th edition evolves with the times

    Storage developer Carlos Pratt is a busy man, having recently left his job at IBM to work at a stealth-mode cloud startup, but his passion is words—Pratt in his spare time leads a team producing the Storage Networking Industry Association’s ever-changing dictionary. The dictionary team published its 18th edition online in September 2017 and in print last month. This year’s digital version is 330 pages and adds definitions for many aspects of non-volatile memory, which is a modern twist on…

  • Sherry Lautenbach Named SVP of Americas Sales, Nutanix

    Sherry Lautenbach SVP of Americas Sales, Nutanix IBM veteran for over 23 years This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.11.17 Nutanix, Inc. appointed Sherry Lautenbach as SVP of Americas sales. She will be responsible for leading sales execution and strategy for the company’s largest geographic region. “Nutanix offers an incredible opportunity for companies to transform the way they build and manage private, public and edge clouds,” she said. “I’m impressed by the outstanding net promoter scores it has…

  • IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0 Release – What’s coming !

      IBM Spectrum Scale Version 5.0 has been announced at Super Computing 2017 and is scheduled for general availability by the end of December 2017. So what should you expect from this release of the solution that IDC has rated the world’s No 1 Software Defined Storage – a one stop-shop for unstructured data workloads that require the very best performance and scalability? This latest release has been developed to meet the needs of the US Department of Energy CORAL…

  • IBM Announces New HPC Software

    November 14th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong IBM Announces New HPC Software paging_filter Today, right in time for SuperComputing 2017, IBM announced new software aimed at delivering faster time to insight for High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), such as Spark, Tensor Flow and Caffé, for AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. This new software will be deployed for the Department of Energy’s CORAL Project at both Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore. The software includes new AI…

  • Data Storage and Encryption Should Top the CISO’s To-Do List

    In today’s digitized world, data storage and encryption are surely top of mind for most chief information officers (CIOs). But given the increasing regulations and privacy implications surrounding data security, these measures should also be on the chief information security officer (CISO)’s agenda. Most organizations need to house massive amounts of data to comply with privacy regulations, enable cognitive activities, and facilitate the construction and analysis of attack patterns. At the same time, an effective data storage strategy promotes security…

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