Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Arista targets Big Data, IP storage with 100G leaf switches

Disk storage market grows with inclusion of ODM vendors | IBM climbs on the Docker bandwagon

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Arista targets Big Data, IP storage with 100G leaf switches
Also, extensions to its switch operating system lets users deploy 40G Ethernet over single or multimode fiber. Read More


Get Smart with Your Data
Regardless of the age of your current equipment, now is a great time to consider a storage refresh. Modern technologies like hybrid-flash, all-flash arrays, and cloud storage integration present attractive options to effectively increase storage capacity, reduce cost per gigabyte, and increase the overall performance of your data center. Discover the Benefits of New Storage Technologies Today!


Guide to Managing and Lowering Mainframe Software Charges
Monthly license charges (MLC) are rising by 7% or more each year, and account for 30% of total mainframe costs. Yet managing MLC costs is an inexact science. This best practice guide provides a step-by-step process to reduce mainframe MLC costs up to 20% without compromising business critical services. Learn More

Disk storage market grows with inclusion of ODM vendors
Disk storage sales grew more strongly in the third quarter, helped by sales of non-branded storage gear sold directly to datacenters.Third-quarter disk storage sales jumped 5.1 percent year over year, reaching US$8.8 billion, according to research firm IDC. This was a change from the anemic growth the market saw earlier this year, brought on by falling demand in mature markets.Sales of server-based storage with high capacity were up 10 percent in the third quarter. But the big bright spot was the influx of storage systems from original design manufacturers (ODMs) which design and produce hardware to other companies’ specifications. In the storage market, these manufacturers are bypassing traditional brands, selling directly to cloud service providers that put the equipment to use in hyperscale datacenters.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IBM climbs on the Docker bandwagon
Docker fever continues to spread across the enterprise IT landscape. Following similar moves by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google, IBM is equipping its enterprise cloud services to run the Docker virtualization containers.Delivered as part of its Bluemix platform services, the IBM Containers service is currently in beta and will allow users to launch and run Docker containers on the IBM Cloud.The service will support all of Docker's native features as well as Docker's new orchestration services, which administrators could use to stage and manage complex Docker-based workloads.MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 12 Free Cloud Storage options IBM also has forged a partnership with Docker, the company managing the open source virtualization software, to further develop Docker Hub Enterprise. That's Docker's management software that can be used either in the cloud or on-site in a private cloud deployment.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


An Insightful Approach to Optimize Mainframe MLC Spend
This paper, "An Insightful Approach to Optimizing Mainframe MLC Costs," discusses how you can penetrate the complexity of IBM mainframe MLC products and the MLC price model to gain insight into the MLC cost drivers and leverage that insight to optimize MLC spend. Learn More

Dropbox pursues enterprises with new Business API
Though it offers a business-tier plan, Dropbox has historically lacked a full-blown business platform on the order of Box and its APIs. That's about to change with the introduction of the Dropbox for Business API.The API is an attempt by Dropbox to leverage the massive user base it's built up both inside and outside of enterprises. The company is gambling that a sufficient number of companies haven't already made a commitment to a competitor.MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 12 Free Cloud Storage options Dropbox's existing APIs allow the development of apps that connect to Dropbox. The new Business API set connects Dropbox to more than 20 third-party services in seven categories: e-discovery and legal hold, data loss prevention, event analytics (for events generated by Dropbox activity logs), DRM and encryption, single sign-on, backup and migration, and custom workflow creation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Cisco seen building momentum in Nexus 9K, ACI
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Five Levers to Lower Mainframe MLC Costs
This paper discusses five levers you can use to lower your mainframe MLC costs by up to 20 percent or more. Explore best practices and real-world examples of dramatic savings through a mainframe MLC optimization strategy based on higher visibility, predictability, and automation. Learn More

Knowledge Vault helps CIOs stay in control of cloud-based email and storage
For CIOs and IT departments that are concerned about losing control as more applications become cloud-based, analytics company Knowledge Vault offers some relief, starting with in-depth monitoring of Office 365 usage.The growing popularity of hosted services has started to change the way IT departments work. But one thing that remains the same is the need to keep track of who has access to what and how data is being shared, according to analytics company Knowledge Vault, which Monday general availability of its Microsoft Azure-based cloud-based analytics-as-a-service platform.Out of the gate, the platform can be integrated with Office 365 and on-site Exchange installations. Salesforce and Box integration is currently under development and will be released in the first quarter of next year. Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox are currently in review. Each platform is integrated with the help of an independent connector.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Imagine traveling in an airliner without access to any of your personal electronic devices
The reason you’re being asked to imagine the horror of air travel with no electronics is that counterterrorism officials here and abroad are reportedly considering just such a restriction in response to heightened concerns about bombs in carry-on luggage.That’s on top of considering a ban on carry-on luggage.From an NPR story: Another possible remedy: banning electronic devices from the passenger cabin. Officials are discussing whether to require that electronics such as cellphones, iPads and computers be placed in the cargo hold with checked baggage, which goes through a much more rigorous screening process. Detecting a bomb, if there is one, would be more likely.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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