Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cisco, EMC consortium debuts new cloud gear

Dropbox Desktop Bug Sends Some Users' Files to the Trash | Analysts react to Symantec split announcement

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Cisco, EMC consortium debuts new cloud gear
VCE, the converged infrastructure consortium of Cisco and EMC, this week unveiled new and enhanced data center IT systems, including an all-flash memory platform for mixed workloads. VCE is a leading vendor of integrated compute, storage, switching and virtualization infrastructure, a market it says, citing data from IDC, is growing 43% per year to $11.2 billion by 2017 from $3.6 billion in 2013. Other converged infrastructure offerings include the FlexPod reference architecture from Cisco and NetApp, “hyper-converged” systems from VMware, SimpliVity and Nutanix, and those from IBM, HP, Hitachi, Dell and Oracle.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Dropbox Desktop Bug Sends Some Users' Files to the Trash
One more dispatch from the "don't go all-in on cloud storage" department Read More

Analysts react to Symantec split announcement
On Thursday, Symantec said that it would separate into two business units; one that focuses entirely on security, while the other sticks to information management.Symantec's announcement follows similar ones from Hewlett-Packard, which said they would spin off their PC and printer business into a new company called HP Inc., and eBay, which said that PayPal would be turned into a new publicly traded company.In a statement, Michael Brown, Symantec's president and CEO, said that separating would provide each business the flexibility and focus needed to drive growth and enhance shareholder value.MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: Free security tools you should try The concept of growth and value has been something Symantec has had to struggle with over the years. Many business leaders were left disappointed after Symantec's $10.2 billion acquisition of storage vendor Veritas in 2005.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Application-Aware Storage
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Microsoft tightens integration between Outlook Web App and OneDrive for Business
Microsoft wants to promote the use of OneDrive for Business among Office 365 customers, so it’s building links between the work cloud storage service and Outlook Web App (OWA), the suite’s browser-based email interface.Over the coming weeks, Microsoft will roll out an option in OWA’s interface to attach OneDrive for Business URL links to messages, in addition to the conventional option of attaching files stored in the sender’s hard drive.When email recipients click on the OneDrive for Business link, they’re taken to a file hosted in Microsoft data centers, so that they and their colleagues can co-edit the document using Office Online—the browser-based version of the Office productivity apps suite—and see each other’s changes.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IDG Contributor Network: How satellite loops could store data – or not
Here’s one of the wackiest ideas I’ve come across in a long time. But it’s so seductive an idea—however bizarre—that I have to share it.Reddit user Scruffy_nerf_herder poses the question: How much data could be stored in a satellite transmission?His question revolves around the idea that satellites are way up there and the distance could allow for a kind of wireless data storage.Hard drive in orbitThe High Earth and geosynchronous orbit is about 22,000 miles above earth. That’s about one tenth of the way to the moon. And, as you know, if you watch satellite television, there’s data getting pumped up there and then back down again, on a regular basis.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Backup and Recovery Best Practices with Tintri VMstore
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It's cheap and easy to make your own portable hard drive from an old PC drive
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Symantec reportedly in talks to split into storage and security units
Taking a cue from Hewlett-Packard and eBay, Symantec is said to be in talks to carve out the company into two entities.One of the entities will focus on storage while the other will address the security business, reported Bloomberg, citing people who asked not to be identified because the conversations are private.An announcement of the split, which is supported by CEO Michael Brown, could be made in a few weeks, according to the report.Symantec’s spokeswoman Kristen Batch said via email that the company does not comment on rumors.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

This 60-year-old photo says a lot about diversity in technology
As you’re no doubt aware, the lack of diversity in the technology industry has been quite the hot topic over the last week or so. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella thoughtlessly telling female workers to trust that Karma would bring them the raises they deserve set off a firestorm of criticism and online discussion. The controversy could ultimately be a good thing if it leads to real changes in women’s opportunities and treatment in the workforce. But despite all the discussion, I’m not confident that we’re about to be make real strides in diversity anytime soon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Why are so many reporting that Nadella apologized when he did no such thing?
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hasn’t come within a mea or a culpa of apologizing for his assertion Thursday that women should avoid asking for a raise, yet countless media outlets are reporting that he has in fact done so. Business Insider: “Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Apologizes: ‘If You Think You Deserve A Raise, You Should Just Ask.’” Christian Science Monitor: “Satya Nadella apologizes: What's Microsoft's record on women?” The Times of India: “Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologizes for saying 'women don't need to ask for a raise.'” The Daily Mail: “Microsoft CEO apologizes for telling women not to ask for raises and instead put their trust in KARMA.” There are countless more, despite the fact that Nadella has not apologized.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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