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  • IBM, Cloud Constellation Look at the Evolution of Data Storage Architectures – Via Satellite –

    IBM, Cloud Constellation Look at the Evolution of Data Storage Architectures As worldwide security growth moves to more than $96 billion in 2018, research firm Gartner is predicting an increase of 8 percent from 2017 for cybersecurity investment. Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats, and the evolution to a digital business strategy. Responding to this need, Cloud Constellation has released a joint white paper with IBM detailing how data storage…

  • 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…

  • Data Center Connectivity Startup PacketFabric Raises $25M

    PacketFabric, the data center connectivity startup that’s built a software-defined networking platform that stretches across 150 colocation facilities located across the US, has raised a $25 million Series B funding round, provided by its original backer, the healthcare and biotech company NantWorks. PacketFabric’s private Layer 2 Ethernet network is designed for easy, automated connectivity provisioning and transfer of large amounts of data. The aim is to give data center users a way to provision network links the same way someone…

  • 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…

  • Integral unveils 512GB microSD card, coming this February

    A 512GB microSD card was unveiled as far back as mid-2015, but that never came to market. Maybe this new one will work out better – Integral Memory promises it will arrive in Febuary (but theres no price yet). The new 512GB card is rated class 10, UHS-I U1 meaning it guarantees a minimum of 10MB/s sequential writes. That should be enough for 4K shooting and plenty of it it half a terabyte of memory! Thats sustained sequential speed, the…

  • 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…

  • Job Opening: Data Center Systems Engineer

    Description: A current TS/SCI security clearance is required. Those applying without an active Top Secret/SCI clearance will not be considered. The selected candidate will establish and implement scanning and remediation procedures to ensure all end-user workstations are updated and compliant. Proactively ensuring all Assets are in Compliance with DISA IAVAs/STIGs. o Configuration Standardization Tracking o Troubleshooting System Changes o Reporting Compliance Status o Establish a good working relationship with enterprise administrators. o Knowledge Base Management. o Build a Working KB…

  • Bertrand Yansouni Named VP of WW Channel, Rubrik

    Rubrik, Inc. appointed Bertrand Yansouni as the company’s VP of WW channel. In this role, he will develop and lead the global vision and strategy for channel partners, including VARs, distributors and solution providers. He will report to Mark Smith, EVP of global sales and business development. He has helped design and execute highly leveraged go-to-market strategies at market-defining enterprise technology companies for over 25 years. In his most recent role as Google Cloud’s VP of global partner sales and…

  • The best emerging storage tech of 2017

    Storage technology is evolving faster than any time in the last 40 years. Here are my picks for the best technologies to emerge in 2017. My consulting focuses on emerging technology, especially in data storage. Storage is taking a larger and larger piece of the IT budget, and with the growth of IoT, Big Data, and AI, that trend will only continue. That’s why we need new technologies to improve our not-terribly-resilient storage infrastructure. Flash While flash is not new,…

  • 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,…

  • The Best Products of 2017

      When you test as many products as the PCMag analysts do, it’s not surprising that they all start to look alike. Every box seems to have the same features, every game the same mechanics, every technology is simply keeping up with the digital Joneses. Then, once in a while, something truly amazing stands out. Those are the products we’ve gathered here, the top 100 of close to 2,500 tested by our staff in 2017. That’s only 4 percent of…

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