Tuesday, March 31, 2015

5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching

Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage | USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

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5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching
Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage
With all the photos, videos, apps and tunes you have, the storage on your smartphone may not be enough. With that in mind, Intel is researching new ways to up the storage capacity in mobile devices and PCs without hurting the size or price of devices..To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up
With Apple’s latest MacBook and Google’s newest Chromebook just out and featuring the new USB Type-C connector, we’re on the lookout for peripherals that use the interface, and storage devices appear to be first out of the gate.Because the Type-C connector can be used to recharge laptops, it may ultimately do away with the need to carry bulky power adapters. Like older USB technology, Type-C will also connect monitors, external storage drives, printers, cameras and other peripherals. One beauty of the system is that cables have the same connector on both ends, and can be inserted into ports without worries about which side is up or down.Storage devices will eventually benefit from Type-C’s USB 3.1 protocol, which can transfer data at 10Gbps (bits per second), double that of USB 3.0. But the first peripherals we’re seeing support only USB 3.0 speeds.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Gigabit Speed Wireless Networks with 802.11ac
With the development of 802.11ac, WLANs surpass the gigabit speed barrier. Watch this webinar recording featuring author of "802.11ac: A Survival Guide" (O'Reily), Matthew Gast, for a discussion on 802.11ac and why it's posed to become the 802.11 standard of choice and how to incorporate it into your network plans. View now>>

Amazon Cloud Drive's unlimited storage plans undercut rivals
Amazon Cloud Drive is taking the “bang for your buck” throne away from Microsoft with new unlimited cloud storage plans.Amazon's unlimited plan costs $59.99 per year for all file types. A separate photo-only plan costs just $11.99 per year, and includes an additional 5 GB for other files. Both plans come with a three-month free trial. (Amazon Prime subscribers already get unlimited photo storage at no extra cost.)MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 12 Free Cloud Storage options The only other company offering unlimited storage is Microsoft, through its Office 365 service. Microsoft's Office 365 Personal plan includes unlimited OneDrive storage and one installation of Office for $70 per year. An Office 365 Home plan includes unlimited storage for five users, plus five Office installs, for $100 per year.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Building IT for worst-case scenarios
The World Bank had been through six IT leaders in as many years when Stephanie von Friedeburg took the role in 2012. A 20-year development and investment veteran of the World Bank Group and an expert in Russian studies, von Friedeburg had previously taken on the unexpected role of CIO at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group focused on private-sector development. After she spent several years turning around that IT organization, the World Bank’s then president, Robert Zoellick, tapped her to tackle the organization’s larger IT group.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

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Understanding the Network Impact of 802.11ac
Watch this webinar recording featuring Forrester Research for an overview of the current 802.11ac technology, a discussion on how high-speed Wi-Fi & application control impacts your network architecture, and take a look at how a proper network strategy can save you 40% or more on your investment. View Now>>

Will open source save the Internet of Things?
To some degree, open source is already present throughout the Internet of Things value chain. Cloud apps that collect and analyze data are heavily dependent on open source software and standards, for example.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

RSA Conference bans 'booth babes'
In what may be a first for the technology industry, RSA Conference 2015 next month apparently will be bereft of a long-controversial trade-show attraction: “booth babes.”While RSA does not use the term “booth babe” specifically, language reportedly in this year’s exhibitor contract makes clear what style of salesmanship is no longer welcome at this event, according to a post by security expert Bill Brenner on the LiquidMatrix blog. That language reads: All Expo staff are expected to dress in business and/or business casual attire. Exhibitors should ensure that the attire of al staff they deploy at their booth (whether the exhibitor’s direct employees or their contractors) be considered appropriate in a professional environment. Attire of an overly revealing or suggestive nature is not permitted. Examples of such attire may include but are not restricted to:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

'When will IPv4 become obsolete?'
On Reddit’s forum devoted to networking – r/networking – a user asks: “I know that IPv4 is all out of addresses, and most devices are running both IPv4 and IPv6. How long is it going to take before we no longer see both addresses on a device, but only IPv6? 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? Does anyone have an estimate?”Oh, yes, they do; in fact, 82 Redditors offer their views on the matter. Here are a few that represent the general tenor: Well since I still support IPX for some legacy apps ... in 100 years. Right after POTS dies. And then only after another 30 years. General IPv6 adoption is 18 months away. My college prof told me this in 1995, and he's still right. Not in our career lifetime. IPv6 will take off during the year of the Linux desktop. You'll pull IPv4 from my cold, dead hands... But there were also a fair number of more nuanced replies:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Meet the White House's new open source-happy IT director

"First Geek" David Recordon comes from Facebook, open standards world.


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