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  • Docusign and Pivotal Both Look Poised for Strong IPOs

    Though the IPO floodgates haven’t quite opened up for consumer tech unicorns, they have for their enterprise tech counterparts. This year has already seen web/cloud security software firm Zscaler (ZS) , subscription-management software firm Zuora (ZUO) and (with the qualifier that the company services both consumers and businesses) cloud storage giant Dropbox (DBX) deliver strong IPOs. And several other enterprise software/services providers, confident that the waters are now safe to jump into, have filed to go public. Here’s a look…

  • Semiconductor Industry Topped $429 Billion in 2017, Highest Growth Rate in 14 Years – IHS Markit

    The semiconductor industry closed out 2017 in blockbuster fashion, posting the highest year-over-year growth in 14 years. Global semiconductor revenue grew 21.7%, reaching $429.1 billion in 2017, according to IHS Markit Ltd, in critical information, analytics and solutions. WW Ranking of the Top 10 Suppliers of Semiconductors in 2017 (ranking by revenue in $ million) Click to enlarge Recording year-over-year growth of 53.6%, and its highest semiconductor revenue ever, Samsung replaced Intel as the new market leader of the semiconductor…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Oracle Layoffs 2017: Staff Cuts Trim Storage Hardware Sales Team

    Oracle Layoffs 2017: Staff Cuts Trim Storage Hardware Sales Team Oracle layoffs hit the database company’s North American storage hardware sales team amid continued Oracle Cloud deployment & migration initiatives.   by Joe Panettieri • Dec 10, 2017 Targeted Oracle layoffs have hit the database company’s North America storage hardware sales team, multiple sources confirm to ChannelE2E. Oracle’s server hardware team will take on the storage sales responsibilities, though the company’s top priority remains Oracle Cloud, the sources say. The…

  • Data center cooling market set to explode in the coming years

    The worldwide market for data center cooling equipment will reach $20 billion by 2024, a massive jump over the $8 billion spent in 2016. That is the finding of a report from Global Market Insights (GMI), which says cooling systems account for approximately 40 percent of the total energy consumption on average. Data center operators have been obsessed with lowering their PUE, or power usage effectiveness, the ratio of power consumed by the hardware to power consumed to cool it….

  • IBM Storage Tape Support for LTO-8 Type M Media

    IBM Storage Tape Support for LTO-8 Type M Media In first half of 2018 This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.11.15 Preview: IBM Storage Tape support for IBM Linear Tape-Open 8 Type M media Alongside the launch of LTO Ultrium Generation 8 tape drives, IBM plans to introduce multiple options for initializing M8 media to enable new LTO-7 cartridge capacity to be increased by up to 50% on LTO-8 drives. Customers who purchase new LTO-7 cartridges initialized as…

  • Intel Doubles Capacity For Its Optane DC P4800X SSD

      November 9th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong Intel Doubles Capacity For Its Optane DC P4800X SSD paging_filter Today Intel announced that it has doubled the capacity for its data center Optane DC P4800X SSD. The drive will soon be available in both HHHL AIC and a hot-swappable 2.5” U.2 form factor in both its initial 375GB capacity and the new 750GB capacity. The introduction of higher capacities and new form factors make this drive a more attractive option for data…

  • How Pat Gelsinger saved VMware

    Author Detail 3Col corrections Premium Content Flag – provides a class hook for isPremiumTruncation and Not Embargoed As a boy growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Patrick Gelsinger expected he’d become a farmer like his father. An early aptitude for technology set his life on a far different path. Gelsinger spent 30 years at Intel as a technician and chip architect, working on microprocessors and game-changing innovations like USB and WiFi. He rose to become the company’s first chief technology officer….

  • The Decentralized Cloud And The Future Of Data Are Here

    In light of the recent Equifax hack, exposing over 143 million Americans confidential information, one must ask, can we really trust these giant corporations with our most sensitive data? Equifax is just another number on the list of companies that have failed to keep their customer’s data safe. In July 2017, Verizon had a data breach and lost 14 million customers information.The list goes on for 2017, going to show that storing data in a central location is very susceptible…

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