Cloud Computing

  • Data Centers to 5G: Bring It On!

    Brian Lavallée is Senior Director of Solutions Marketing for Ciena. There’s no doubt that 5G will affect all parts of the network – from end users, to both man and machine (things) to data centers, and everything in between. In fact, according to IHS Economics and IHS Technology’s report from 2017, 5G is expected to lay the groundwork for technologies such as making self-driving cars more responsive to traffic changes or IoT sensors becoming more intuitive and integrated into smart buildings…

  • Hybrid Cloud Computing and Data Storage: Key Hybrid Cloud Trends

    With so many organizations operating in hybrid cloud environments, there now exists many lessons learned that can be of material assistance to those about to embark on that journey. Here are some best practices from the experts for using hybrid cloud computing to make your storage more efficient. Hybrid Cloud or Not? Rather than blithely barreling into the hybrid cloud, organizations would do well to think carefully before pulling the trigger. While hybrid deployments allow organizations to dip their toes…

  • The buzz of bitcoin: Cryptocurrency for sale at vape shops, bars and gas stations – Naperville Sun

    People are buying digital currency in what might seem unlikely places. Unlike banks and currency exchanges, where people can trade foreign currency and U.S. dollars, a Naperville vape shop, an Aurora gas station, and bars in Elgin and St. Charles are some of the spots where people are purchasing cryptocurrency, which some see as the future of money. Naperville is home to two ATM machines — Vape N Tobacco at 1224 W. Ogden Ave. and the lobby of Van Buren…

  • What is hyperconverged infrastructure, and why should you care?

    Spend more than an hour in a meeting with any major software company and you’re bound to hear the buzzword “hyperconverged infrastructure,” but what is it, and why should you care? Industry analyst Zeus Kerravala explained it for us in a question-and-answer session. We played the role of skeptic. SEE: Virtualization policy (Tech Pro Research) TechRepublic: We think we understand what hyperconverged infrastructure means, but how would you explain it? Zeus Kerravala: “It’s kind of a weird term. There was…

  • Western Digital: Fiscal 2Q18 Financial Results

    (in $ million) 3Q17 3Q18 9 mo. 17 9 mo. 18 Revenue 4,888 5,336 9,602 10,517 Growth 9% 10% Net income (loss) 235 (823) (131) (142) Western Digital Corp. reported record revenue of $5.3 billion for its second fiscal quarter ended Dec. 29, 2017. Operating income was $955 million with a net loss of $823 million, or ($2.78) per share. The GAAP net loss for the period includes a provisional net tax charge of $1.6 billion primarily due to the…

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

    Through blockchain, Roberto Galoppini sees an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: His organization, FileZilla, can offer users free online data storage while also allowing them to earn valuable cryptocurrency. Galoppini, director of strategy for FileZilla, the popular, open-source FTP client, said his service is planning to shift direction this year by using a peer-to-peer (P2P), distributed storage platform from Atlanta-based Storj Labs Inc. that will be managed via blockchain. FileZilla, which has been piloting the Storj decentralized…

  • Annual IBM revenue rises, thanks to cloud, flash storage – Storage Soup

    ContentItemController, generated at 08:04:23 Tue Jan 23, 2018, by pv-ecmappma2.techtarget.com News Stay informed about the latest enterprise technology news and product updates.   Annual IBM revenue rises, thanks to cloud, flash storage GuideController, generated at 08:04:23 Tue Jan 23, 2018, by pv-ecmappma2.techtarget.com   LatestContentController, generated at 20:11:42 Mon Jan 22, 2018, by pv-ecmappma2.techtarget.com A data storage blog offering commentary on the storage industry, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at developments in storage management, SAN, NAS, backup, disaster recovery and…

  • Derren Lu Named CEO, Synology

    Synology Inc. appointed Derren Lu as CEO of the company, effective immediately. He takes the reins from Vic Hsu, who has contributed to the company’s consistent growth over the past year and expanded its presence in emerging markets. “With substantial software development and management experience, Lu has demonstrated outstanding leadership and strategic execution capabilities,” said Philip Wong, founder and chairman. “I am confident Lu will provide his expertise to propel the company forward for the next level of innovation.” Formerly the CTO of Synology, Lu has…

  • Interview With Rick Clark, President and CEO, Aptare

    He is: He was: CIO of Sanrise Inc. (acquired by EMC) President and CEO of Aptare Inc. (1993-2000) Director, professional and education services, at Plexus Software Project manager, software engineering, at Plexus Software StorageNewsletter.com: Founded in 1993, Aptare is an established profitable company, how did you start the project? Did you raise money or brought your own finance? Rick Clark: Aptare started as a professional services company in 1993. We were instrumental in various extremely large IT projects in the mid-1990s…

  • Scientists warn we may be creating a ‘digital dark age’

    Science, Tech & Environment Scientists warn we may be creating a ‘digital dark age’ Science Friday January 01, 2018 · 11:30 PM EST Wikimedia Foundation servers You may think that those photos on Facebook or all your tweets may last forever, or might even come back to haunt you, depending on what you have out there. But, in reality, much of our digital information is at risk of disappearing in the future. Unlike in previous decades, no physical record exists…

  • Big Data 2018: Cloud storage becomes the de facto data lake

    As we bat cleanup with our 2018 predictions for big data, we’re going to pick up where Big on Data bros Andrew Brust and George Anadiotis have left off. Yes, it’s getting harder and harder to stay oblivious to the impact of AI, with implications from the geopolitical to the mundane and the positively creepy. It’s getting harder to miss the growing impact of IoT on everything from our homes to the way hospitals deliver care, autonomous cars are driven,…

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