Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • Quantum computing might have just gone to a whole new level | World Economic Forum

    A pair of researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed what they’re calling the “ultimate” quantum computing method. Unlike today’s systems, which can currently only handle dozens of qubits, the pair believes their model will be able to process more than a million. Today’s working quantum computers are already more powerful than their traditional computing counterparts, but a pair of researchers from the University of Tokyo think they’ve found a way to make these remarkable machines even more powerful….

  • This is what it was like to send an email in 1984

    Want to send an email? All you have to do is pick up your smartphone and bang, it’s done and sent! All in a few minutes, tops. But rewind over years, and sending electronic mail was uncharted territory… kind of what virtual reality is like for us today. Back in the early 80s, sending emails was one of the most technologically advanced way of general communication, and nothing highlights that more than this clip from Database – a tech show…

  • Six of the most extreme places your data can be stored around the world

      As we use more and more data in our everyday lives, have you ever wondered where that data is stored? We take a look at six of the more extreme places around the globe, including a desert, an Arctic archipelago and a mountain, where just some of this data is stored. [Read more: Google Maps’ most weird and wonderful discoveries] Arctic World Archive Sharing a landscape with these beautiful creatures above, is the Arctic World Archive. It also counts…

  • Innovation drives innovation: Top 5 storage predictions for 2018

    In 2018, new vendors will continue to respond to requirements of emerging applications across industry verticals 2017 was a fascinating year in the data storage industry: key events were the breakthrough of software-defined storage (SDS) and the fast adoption of non-volatile memory express (NVMe). 1. SDS will replace traditional storage arrays thanks to Server SAN The concept of SDS meets the requirements of many modern data centres: instead of bulky, expensive proprietary hardware-based solutions, standard servers can be leveraged with…

  • What is Blockchain?

    What is blockchain? Simply put, a blockchain is just a list of digital records (blocks) that are chained together using cryptography. The financial industry today contains all types of middlemen – payments processors, banks, and credit card companies are just a few. These intermediaries help to establish trust between buyers and sellers and ensure the accuracy of data in the transactions. However, adding additional people and steps to the process oftentimes leads to cost increases and reductions in speed. Enter…

  • Better Analytics Need Better Storage

    Modern analytics applications are only as good as the data they are given. Data resides in storage pools, so in order to make the most of it, the enterprise will need to convert legacy storage systems to meet the particular needs of analytics-driven workflows. But this is likely to be a tall order. For one thing, modernizing storage to meet an entirely new operational model is rather difficult without disrupting legacy data models. And secondly, the fact is that even…

  • Five requirements of a leading IoT edge platform

    Enterprises and the public sector worldwide are looking for ways to increase security, improve productivity, provide higher levels of service and reduce maintenance costs. Many of them are using IoT technologies to improve their critical business processes or to drive innovation across their product lines. According to MachNation forecasts and the IoT Edge ScoreCard 2018, worldwide IoT application enablement revenue will be $1.8 billion in 2017 growing to $64.6 billion by 2026 at a compound annual growth rate of 49%….

  • Diamanti Named a 2018 “Trend-Setting Product in Data Management” by Database Trends and Applications

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Diamanti, creators of the first hyper-converged infrastructure appliance purpose-built for containers, today was highlighted as a “Trend-Setting Product in Data Management” by Database Trends and Applications. It is the second product accolade for the container infrastructure startup in less than a year — earlier in 2017 Diamanti was named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” for its bare-metal hyper-converged container platform. “Diamanti believes that an increasing number of companies will migrate to containers…

  • White House unveils report on modernizing government IT

      The White House released a report Wednesday on modernizing the government’s information technology, urging agencies to move to cloud storage. The report also outlined general steps the government should take to ramp up its modernization efforts. The recommendations include bolstering security for the highest risk and most valuable technology, consolidating networks to save money and adopting broader tech tools that aren’t agency-specific to save money. “It is imperative for the Federal Government to leverage these innovations to provide better…

  • Pearl Harbor hero recognized 76 years after saving 6 from sinking USS Arizona | Fox News

      mobile.png, mobile@2x.png (retina size) from dialog tablet.png, tablet@2x.png (retina size) from dialog place largest non-retina size here Joe George is credited with saving at least six sailors aboard USS Arizona as it was sinking after being struck several times by Japanese planes. (U.S. Navy) WASHINGTON –  An American hero is finally getting recognition 76 years after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Ahead of Thursday’s anniversary, the secretary of the U.S. Navy posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with…

  • Ben Gibson Named CMO, Nutanix

    Ben Gibson CMO, Nutanix Was also CMO of F5 Networks, Veritas and Aruba Networks. This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.12.06 Nutanix, Inc. announced the addition of Ben Gibson to its executive team as CMO. He will oversee development and implementation of a global marketing strategy designed to accelerate adoption of the company’s enterprise cloud solutions. “Whether by design or by accident, the multi-cloud era is here. Customers are demanding the freedom to build, develop and operate their…

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