Cloud Computing

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Is demand for data storage or supply driving increased storage?

    ContentItemController, generated at 17:43:56 Fri Mar 9, 2018, by pv-ecmappma2.techtarget.com Sergey Nivens – Fotolia Evaluate Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering. Is demand for data storage or supply driving increased storage? Figuring out whether we’re storing more data than ever because we’re producing more data or because constantly evolving storage technology lets us store more of it isn’t easy. RefineryController, generated at 17:43:56 Fri Mar 9, 2018, by pv-ecmappma2.techtarget.com EzinePromoController, generated at 16:48:37…

  • Dropbox and Salesforce forge major integration pact

    Video: Dropbox tends to freelance worker needs with Showcase Dropbox and Salesforce have announced a significant integration pact that will more tightly link their platforms for joint customers. The primary integrations center around Salesforce’s Commerce Cloud, Marketing Cloud and Quip platforms, and creating native, two-way access between these platforms and Dropbox. More specifically, executives from both Salesforce and Dropbox said the companies are focused on two key areas as the integrations roll out: Brand engagement and digital asset management, and…

  • Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: February 2018

    Here are the 10 most popular articles that ran on Data Center Knowledge in February: Why Mainframes Aren’t Going Away Any Time Soon – IBM’s former systems and technology CTO explains when it makes sense to buy a mainframe and what the advantages are. Meet Your New Data Center Manager: REMI the AI Persona – Facilities management specialist CBRE and startup LitBit say it won’t be long until data center staff work alongside AI counterparts. Oracle to Launch 12 Cloud…

  • Still soaring: Cloud computing trends for 2018

    All signs point toward the continued growth of cloud computing, but what cloud computing trends or changes are we expecting to see in 2018? While it can sometimes be hard to predict, many cloud computing providers have already announced new changes they are planning or have already rolled out. Additionally, businesses and corporations have made their voices heard to understand what they want from cloud computing trends in 2018. If we look at the monetary predictions, Forrester sees public cloud…

  • 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…

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