Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Re-examining Cisco’s Intercloud strategy

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Re-examining Cisco's Intercloud strategy
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Linksys unveils a storage companion for its WRT-series routers, and a passel of other devices at CES 2015
LAS VEGAS—Belkin's Linksys division took the wraps off a host of new networking gear at CES on Sunday, including two new Wi-Fi routers, a new NAS box, two new range extenders, antenna upgrades for its existing routers, and—at long last—an open-source Wi-Fi driver for its lauded WRT1900AC router (as part of a new firmware release available here). With a couple of exceptions, all the other new products will be available this spring.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Are PC hard drives destined to die at the hand of the cloud? Maybe, analysts say
LAS VEGAS—As more and more users store their data on the Internet, does the need for local hard drives diminish? Fortunately for hard drive makers, the answer is a definite maybe, a panel of analysts said Sunday.At the Storage Visions conference prior to CES, analysts said that PCs and consumer devices will still have need for "hot," frequently-used data. Less important data will be stored on the Web and accessible via cloud storage. But others argued that the trend to offer terabytes of cloud storage for next to nothing indicates that local hard drives and SSDs are on their way out.+ Read all of the coverage from CES 2015 +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Energy-aware software design can reduce energy consumption by 30% to 90%
This column is available in a weekly newsletter called IT Best Practices.  Click here to subscribe.  Over the years, "green IT" has become synonymous with hardware that is more energy efficient than previous generations of similar devices or components. For instance, devices might have a power saving mode or power management capabilities that let them draw less power when they are idle. Another example is smarter data center cooling techniques that use less energy despite higher rack density. Certainly there have been many improvements in reducing the energy consumption of servers, storage devices, office printers, laptops and desktop PCs.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

AT&T builds on Internet of Things offerings with cloud-based data store
LAS VEGAS -- AT&T today announced new design tools and a managed service for enterprise-based developers to use in building Internet of Things (IoT) apps and services.The new AT&T M2X Data Service is based on a cloud-based data store, which is designed to make it easier to collect and analyze data from far-flung devices connected to large businesses.The service launched in beta last year, but is now commercially available, AT&T officials said at their annual Developer Summit staged just before International CES here. AT&T didn't disclose prices.MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 12 most powerful Internet of Things companies Companies already using M2X Data Service in beta include Emerson and its partner Manitowoc Foodservice, Rockwell Automation, Ericsson, Samsung, WiPro and Numerex. Numerex is using the M2X service and software to provide remote site oil and chemical distribution equipment monitoring.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Directory-as-a-Service lets you extend Active Directory to all those items AD can't support
Startup JumpCloud was making waves with its server management tools when it occurred to them what they really had was a cloud-based alternative to Active Directory that could address all those resources AD can't reach – like Macs, tablets, Linux servers and smartphones. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with JumpCloud CEO Rajat Bhargava to learn about the effort.You recently repositioned your product to offer a cloud-based directory service. Tell us how that came about.There were two core components to our product. One was server user management, basically controlling who can access servers and how and when, and all that stuff. The second was for server orchestration, which is basically executing tasks on servers. Over the summer some customers and prospects said, "If you look at this 15 degrees differently, you're actually solving a really interesting problem. You guys have created a system that for servers today, can authenticate, authorize and manage those devices. And if you take those three words -- authenticate, authorize and manage -- that's what Active Directory does. So If you were able to solve that for desktops and for Macs and started being more cross-platform and put it in the cloud, you've come up with a next generation, cloud-based alternative to Active Directory."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

'Find My iPhone' foils thieves once again
You might think that smartphone thieves would be smarter by now.Not so, according to this account of a robbery early Sunday morning from the Boston Police Department: While en route to the scene, officers received a description of a male suspect accompanied by a female who had attacked and "pistol whipped" a victim. … Officers were additionally informed that the suspects had stolen a purse and two cellphones. Using the "Track My iPhone" (sic) app from one of the officers' cellphones, the officers and the victims were able to track one of the stolen phones to the area of Bushnell and Van Winkle Streets, where the phone appeared to be traveling along the path of the MBTA Red Line trolley route toward Mattapan Square.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



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