• What is composable infrastructure?

    Composable infrastructure treats compute, storage, and network devices as pools of resources that can be provisioned as needed, depending on what different workloads require for optimum performance. It’s an emerging category of infrastructure that’s aimed at optimizing IT resources and improving business agility.The approach is like a public cloud in that resource capacity is requested and provisioned from shared capacity – except composable infrastructure sits on-premises in an enterprise data center. IT resources are treated as services, and the composable…

  • Can Supercomputers Break Down Data Silos?

    The Iridis Supercomputer. Credit: University of Southampton The race to build ever-more powerful supercomputers often seems somewhat superficial, a simple game of one-upmanship between research institutes and universities where academic performance and potential is measured in cores and petaflops. The announcements heralding a new supercomputer are often quite drab, focusing in on just the raw numbers involved, rather than how the computer actually benefits their academic homes, which spend lofty sums of cash on buying and maintaining them. The University…

  • Cloud Storage Management: Benefits and Challenges

    Cloud Storage Management: Benefits and Challenges Data growth is putting tremendous pressure on enterprise IT, and in many cases, IT managers are turning to cloud storage to help them deal with that data growth. In fact, when the Interop ITX 2018 State of Infrastructure Report survey asked which factors were driving the most change in organization’s IT infrastructure environment, 55 percent of respondents chose “growth of storage/data,” making it the number one response, by far. How quickly is data growing?…

  • How to download personal Facebook data

    At the bottom of Facebook’s Settings page, there’s a line that’s easy to miss: “Download a copy of your Facebook data.” It’s been there for years and it’s not particularly hidden, but few people ever had cause to click it. The data inside was not particularly usable for a Facebook user, except on Facebook. But with all the controversy surrounding Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the data of 50 million user profiles was misused, many users are reexamining their own…

  • Three Macro Trends in Enterprise Data Storage

    Three Macro Trends in Enterprise Data Storage The enterprise storage market is changing rapidly in response to extreme data growth. Storage media capacity and performance, the ubiquitous cloud, compliance in a complex world, and the ability to analyze data for business value are all aspects of industry change. Among all this development, three defining trends stand out: software-defined storage, hyperconvergence, and artificial intelligence. These three areas have a deep impact on the entire data center and drive significant storage innovations….

  • Data deletion policy key to reducing breach risks, Canadian privacy pros told | IT World Canada News

    There is a lot of technology for sale to help CISOs and privacy officers mitigate the risk of data breach. But one of the easiest and cheapest is the Delete key. In other words, keep only the data the organization needs. Cameron Fraser “The biggest risk for keeping information too long is simply a [data] breach,” Cameron Fraser, access to information and privacy co-ordinator at the office of the Auditor General of Canada, told a privacy conference Wednesday in Toronto….

  • Innovation Or Destruction? AI Is Likely The Harbinger Of Both

    Alarmist headlines abound about how AI and robots are stealing jobs from humans. The fears are spreading beyond concern over blue-collar jobs. Now there are greater worries that even white-collar jobs that require additional training and education will be replaced by artificial intelligence and AI-powered robots. Crunchbase News turned to AI expert, SparkCognition CEO and Founder Amir Husain, to get his thoughts on the matter. Austin-based AI startup SparkCognition ­has raised $56.5 million over the past year and $73.5 million…

  • Vendor Q&A Series: Brian Rosenberg, Juniper Networks

        Describe your company in five words.  Networking, security solutions vendor. Related articles   Tell us about how your channel program works. New features for 2018 include two new cloud specializations, as well as new partner specializations in cloud, security, datacenter and software development and enhanced specialization-based rebates for business growth. What do you think is the most challenging trend in the channel today? Why? The move to cloud. It threatens traditional resale models. It creates a need for…

  • Today’s channel rundown – 21 March 2018

        Welcome to today’s channel rundown, containing vital news and analysis on the channel’s comings and goings. Read all about it below: Related articles   CompTIA’s certification CompTIA is to offer a new certification that covers both wired and wireless networks. The IT trade association says the Network+ certification is the first of its kind in the industry. Tazneen Kasem, CompTIA product manager, says the credential is important as “networks have grown increasingly complicated with the introduction of the cloud,…

  • Austin Bomber ID’ed As Mark Anthony Conditt: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Facebook Mark Anthony Conditt. The suspect in five bombings that left two people dead and five others injured in Austin, Texas, has died after a confrontation with police in Round Rock, authorities said Wednesday morning. He has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, NBC News reports, citing two federal law enforcement sources. Conditt, a 24-year-old white male, was identified as the serial bomber suspect on Tuesday after two devices, one that exploded, were located in FedEx facilities near Austin. Those…

  • Cloud Computing: Will 2018 be the Year of Rapid Growth?

    Cloud computing keeps on playing an essential part in organizations! Additionally, with a developing requirement for solid data storage facilities, numerous organizations move every one of their information to the cloud. Having developed from individual cloud storage, cloud computing now offers an advantageous means of storing and recovering expansive information volumes. There are different reasons why the cloud is so famous. By offering some advantages such as decreased costs, enhanced IT support, remote access, maintenance and management, cloud computing helps…

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