Monthly Archives: November 2017

  • Transform Any Document into a Searchable PDF with Adobe’s Scan App

    Using your phone to scan documents isn’t anything new. With apps like Scanner Pro and Turbo Scan out there, if you own a smartphone there’s pretty much no reason you need to break out the ol’ flatbed scanner to digitize anything anymore. Heck, even just snapping a photo of a document sans app could probably get the job done in most cases. Even if you’ve already found a favorite scanning app, Adobe’s new app, aptly named Abobe Scan, is one…

  • IBM Storage Tape Support for LTO-8 Type M Media

    IBM Storage Tape Support for LTO-8 Type M Media In first half of 2018 This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.11.15 Preview: IBM Storage Tape support for IBM Linear Tape-Open 8 Type M media Alongside the launch of LTO Ultrium Generation 8 tape drives, IBM plans to introduce multiple options for initializing M8 media to enable new LTO-7 cartridge capacity to be increased by up to 50% on LTO-8 drives. Customers who purchase new LTO-7 cartridges initialized as…

  • Google Study Finds Phishing Is Top Online Threat

    Internet data breaches threaten the usernames and passwords of billions of people, but bad actors find phishing is the most effective way to hijack their victims’ online identities, according to researchers at Google and the University of California-Berkeley. In a year-long study of online black markets, the researchers found that 25 percent of phishing victims were at risk of a Google email account takeover after their credentials were exposed, compared to 7 percent of victims of third-party data breaches and…

  • IBM’s Cloud Object Storage Group Unveiled New Functions

    IBM Cloud Object Storage is the foundational data store for IBM Cloud that helps companies in managing data growth. The integration of IBM Cloud Object Storage with the Watson Data Platform has become the recent biggest news. This integration would provide companies with a persistent storage layer for ad hoc analytics, predictive analytics, real-time streaming, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for software developers and data scientists. With the merge, users can now scale their computing and storage resources independently,…

  • Flash Is Redefining The Way We Travel

    By 2022, the global travel industry is expected to grow to ten percent of the global GDP or a yearly revenue of around $10 trillion. With lifestyles becoming crazier and high-paced by the day, what every single individual looks forward to is a lavish break once a year and a quick get-away on weekends. With high disposable incomes and rising standards of living, more and more people resort to travel to bust stress! Now, doesn’t that explain the growth projection?…

  • Storage: A Key Linchpin Of Enterprise Data Strategy

    .entry-header I had a great time speaking at SHIFT 2017. In particular, I enjoyed speaking about the importance of storage as it relates to strategy and overall enterprise performance. I wanted to highlight some real-world examples of how business and industries have used Intel® Optane™ technology to deliver new levels of performance. What Is Intel Optane Technology? Intel Optane technology is all about driving bigger memory and faster storage with consistently high performance. It’s a revolutionary and entirely new memory…

  • Infinidat Now Using Machine Learning to Optimize Storage Performance

      Infinidat, which specializes in petabyte-scale data storage systems, on Nov. 14 launched the latest release of its InfiniBox core operating software, v4.0, that now uses machine-learning algorithms to produce high performance. The rise of enterprise digital transformation requires new ways of thinking about information storage, the company said. Infinidat offers a new storage architecture that is fundamentally different from the consumer-centric cloud storage platforms of the last decade and earlier legacy enterprise storage systems. Unlike conventional enterprise storage systems…

  • Blockchain and storage for critical digital assets

    Blockchain, at root, is a distributed database in which individual transactions are verified across a peer-to-peer network of nodes. As such, it is a method of storing, managing and maintaining sets of information with great potential. 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…

  • Crucial BX300 SSD Review (480GB) – Now Featuring 3D MLC NAND

    Crucial BX300 SSD Review (480GB) – Now Featuring 3D MLC NAND Sean Webster November 7, 2017 1 Comment It seems like it was just yesterday that I was holding the Crucial M4 in my hands and I was ready to upgrade my first gen i7 system with my first SSD ever, let alone with the first SATA 6Gb/s SSD ever. While my X58 motherboard had the latest SATA 6GB/s ports provided by Marvell chipset, those in the know always opted…

  • Violin Names Rick Ruskin Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Violin® Systems LLC, the enterprise storage industry leader for extreme performance with consistent low latency and data services, announced today that it has named technology industry sales veteran Rick Ruskin as senior vice president of worldwide Sales. In this role, Rick will be responsible for sales, systems engineering and worldwide sales operations, reporting to Ebrahim Abbasi, CEO and President. “Expanding our go-to-market leadership team is of paramount importance as we re-embark on our…

  • Cyber expert says cloud storage is hackers’ next target

    The cloud is among likely future targets of hackers, as are internet-connected home electronic devices, says a local law enforcement official who specializes in the field. San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Varnau is the law enforcement coordinator for the Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team, that goes by the acronym CATCH. The multi-agency task force formed in 2000 “to apprehend and prosecute criminals who use technology to prey on citizens,” according to its website, www.catchteam.org. CATCH members are…

  • SD Times news digest: TensorFlow 1.4, Prometheus 2.0 and Altova’s MobileTogether 4.0 – SD Times

    Google has announced the release of TensorFlow 1.4. TensorFlow is an open-source software library for machine intelligence. As part of this release, the machine learning framework Keras is becoming part of the core package. Keras integrates with other core parts of TensorFlow including the Estimator API. The Dataset API has also been added to the core package, as well as support for Python generators. This release also introduces a new function, which will simplify training, evaluation, and exporting Estimator models….

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