Monthly Archives: October 2018

  • The Data Silo Narrative Is Outdated

    The Data Silo Narrative Is Outdated   by AdExchanger // Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 – 12:39 pm “Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Jordie van Rijn, an independent email and eCRM marketing consultant. We’ve all heard the story about data silos, which are unconnected monsters filled with unused zombie data. This scary tale is a marketing conference favorite. But it’s wrong….

  • Understanding the economic advantages of a hybrid cloud environment

    One hears a lot of talk regarding private clouds as the first step on a company’s cloud adoption journey. That may be a good start, but without adding the public cloud’s inherent multiplexing efficiency for a hybrid solution, the cost advantages of shared infrastructure will not be fully achieved. By most definitions, a private cloud does not share infrastructure among consumers. Al servers, storage, and network assets are owned, controlled, and paid for, by the company owning the private cloud….

  • Scality Names Jason Donahue Chairman of the Board as it Strengthens Leadership and Expands Customer Base

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Scality, leader in software for distributed file and object storage and multi-cloud data control, today announced that it has named veteran executive and experienced corporate board leader Jason Donahue to its board of directors as Chairman. Donahue comes to Scality’s board of directors with extensive experience in technology and a track record of success as a CEO and board member, including with Cloudmark, Acronis and Apptix. In his various roles, he has been…

  • Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) faces a big data challenge

    Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) faces a big data challenge Emerging ‘BaaS’ industry can’t become a soaraway success without solving the data capacity problem Good BaaS providers take care of keeping the blockchain infrastructure and its associated artefacts up and running, providing support activities like bandwidth management, allocation of resources, and hosting requirements. Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) is starting to gain real traction as an offering. This is no surprise. The technical complexities and operational overheads involved in creating, configuring, and operating blockchain solutions can…

  • HyperX’s Savage Exo 480-GB external SSD reviewed

      Storage is likely one of the last stops for gamers looking to convert dollars into fun. One might expect that games would at least load faster on more expensive drives, but our testing over the years has repeatedly disproved that theory. But that doesn’t stop manufacturers from trying to seduce the gamer market with outlandishly named and styled SSDs. Even with that in mind, would any company be crazy enough to attempt to sell gamers on external solid-state storage?…

  • DNA for data storage

    DNA for data storage PUBLISHED: 14:36 19 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:36 19 October 2018 Author Start Mike Scialom Author End Cambridge technology set to replace servers Article Start Richard Hammond is head of synthetic biology at Cambridge Consultants Cambridge Consultants has been busy innovating in exciting new fields. The Science Park-based specialist technology firm this week revealed a partnership with Boston-based CATALOG Technologies to encode data in DNA. CATALOG has created the technology – it means the contents of…

  • Researchers May Have Found the Key to Engineering Electronic Brains

    The inner workings of the human brain represent some of the biggest mysteries for scientists across many disciplines. This is understandable when we consider that the organ houses an unfathomable amount of knowledge whose precise function we still don’t completely understand. Due to this enormous data storage and processing capability, no doubt, researchers over the years have put energy into developing electronic brains which can mimic at least some of the remarkable tasks of the human brain, among which include…

  • IBM officially launches POWER9 in SA

        Petra Buehrer, offering manager of Power Systems Software.   IBM officially unveiled its POWER9 enterprise servers at a South African customer and partner roadshow presented in partnership with ITWeb in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. IBM’s Power Systems, catering for the “most demanding, data-intensive computing on earth”, are designed to take enterprises into a multi-cloud artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled future. The new ‘scale-up’ POWER9 servers are designed with choice and flexibility in mind, says IBM, to support multi-cloud environments,…

  • Vcinity Exits Stealth Mode, Says Its Technology Is ‘Flipping The Cloud On Its Head’

    Vcinity, a startup developer of technology it says provides access to data stored anywhere from any device without impacting users’ performance, this week came out of stealth mode. Vcinity gives customers the ability to access data wherever it is and run applications using that data from anywhere, said Harry Carr, founder and CEO of the San Jose, Calif.-based company. “The application and the data may be far apart from each other, but the users don’t know,” Carr told CRN. “Distance…

  • Violin Acquires X-IO Storage, Axellio Spun Off

    October 16th, 2018 by Adam Armstrong Violin Acquires X-IO Storage, Axellio Spun Off paging_filter Today Violin Systems and X-IO Technologies announced that Violin Systems, strengthening the company’s high performance solutions, would acquire the X-IO Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) business. X-IO will become Axellio, Inc. that will focus on edge computing and HCI business. While financial terms were not disclosed the transaction is expected to be completed within 30 days. For Violin, this means a larger variety of solutions spanning from…

  • Cloud Storage Service Market predicts steady growth till 2017-2022

    Cloud Storage Service Market predicts steady growth till 2017-2022   The Cloud Storage Service Market report offers tremendous development openings crosswise over creating and additionally created economies. The examination report means to give factors affecting the Cloud Storage Service Market and increase all conceivable data concerning market. The examination of reports gives an acceptable outcome to the client. The Cloud Storage Service Market investigate report gives an in detail Study of the significant Cloud Storage Service industry driving players alongside…

  • Total Compensation of WD’s Executive Officers – Part One – StorageNewsletter

    This is the first on a three parts analysis of the salaries and compensations of the executives of the top 3 storage companies in the world: Micron, WD and Seagate. Next part will be published tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. Most paid executives in the WW storage industry Ranking Company Name and position FY Salary Total compensation 1 WD Steve Milligan, CEO 2018 $1,250,000 $19,738,381 2 Micron D. Mark Durcan, former CEO 2017 $912,692 $15,701,652 3 Micron Sanjay Mehrotra,…

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