Tuesday, June 30, 2015

IBM, Box partner on cloud analytics technologies

QNAP's TVS-463 Golden Cloud Turbo NAS ... wow. | Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio

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IBM, Box partner on cloud analytics technologies
IBM and online storage firm Box have formed a wide-ranging cloud technologies partnership that will allow Box users to apply Watson Analytics know-how to their content while IBM customers can use Box's content collaboration platform.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Cut Costs & Boost Performance with Software Defined Storage
A transition is underway from standard data center infrastructures to cloud-enabled, software-defined ones that permit resources to be scaled in response to evolving business needs. Software Defined Storage (SDS) brings the benefits of virtualization to storage infrastructure by enabling a modular approach that abstracts software from hardware. Learn More


5 Reasons Your Storage Snapshots Aren't Working
Snapshot-based data protection solutions were supposed to solve our backup challenges, weren't they? Then why are your backups still broken? If your snapshots are manually-managed or of the build-it-yourself variety, there may be several reasons that they aren't working very well. Learn more about the top reasons your snapshots are failing. Learn More

QNAP's TVS-463 Golden Cloud Turbo NAS ... wow.
The Network Attached Storage market has never been hotter and when you look at the latest crop of NAS products you can see that all of the vendors are really upping their games. I’ve recently been testing an excellent example from this competitive market: The QNAP TVS-463 Golden Cloud Turbo NAS and I’m really, really impressed.The TVS-463 Golden Cloud Turbo NAS (which I’ll henceforth refer to just as the “TVS-463”) comes in a gilded housing that looks pretty spiffy next to all of the other black or nacreous white cases used by most other vendors. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Data Integration in Large Scale Data Environments
This webcast addresses data integration grid platforms and how they manage data integration tasks (data ingestion, movement, transformation, cleansing, updating, etc.) that are required for success with large data volumes. Join this session to learn about best practices and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn More

Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio
Red Hat continues to make inroads into the enterprise storage software market, improving two of its core storage technologies and striking partnerships with key IT system resellers.The company has updated both its Ceph and Gluster storage system software, in time for the Red Hat Summit, the company’s annual user conference, held this week in Boston.Although Red Hat was initially known for its corporate-ready version of Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it has been expanding its open source-based stack to accommodate additional needs of large organizations, including software to manage large amounts of storage.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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eGuide: Hybrid IT
In this eGuide, Computerworld examines how hybrid IT decisions should be made and what the future might hold for this technology. Read on to learn how hybrid IT can help your organization. Learn More

12 hot application container startups
The container revolution is upon us.Companies from Red Hat to IBM, Amazon Web Services to Microsoft and even VMware are all into containers. And where there is a hot new technology, there are of course hot startups.In the past year interest and buzz about containers has soared. A recent survey from research firm Forrester found that 31% of developers said they’ve used Docker or containers in the past year. “That’s a big number of global developers for such a new technology,” says Dave Bartoletti, who tracks containers for Forrester. Another 9% say containers are already in production -- a respectable number for such a young market.MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 12 Free Cloud Storage options Fundamentally containers are a way to virtualize the operating system to managing code and applications. There are challenges around managing containers though, from coordinating the network, to assigning storage for them. Startups from across the industry are tackling these issues and more, and here’s a closer look at 12 of them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

The rise of SSDs over hard drives, debunked
In spite of a recent report to the contrary, solid-state drives (SSDs) will not surpass hard disk drives (HDDs) in either price or capacity any time soon, according to industry analysts.In fact, hard drives will remain the dominant mass storage device in laptops and desktops for years to come.For example, a data center-class HDD with 6TB of capacity sells for $185 today and will drop to about $165 by the end of the year -- about .03 cents per gigabyte, according to market research firm Gartner. A 4TB HDD for a laptop sells for $95 to computer manufacturers or about .02 cents per gigabyte.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Will Docker be acquired?
Containers are all the rage right now with big vendors like Red Hat, EMC, Cisco, HP, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services all supporting them. And the biggest startup in that world is Docker. It begs the question: Will Docker be acquired?+MORE FROM NETWORK WORLD: Standards are coming for containers +Docker CEO Ben Gollub shot down any talk of acquisitions when asked about it last week. “We’re really focused on building what could be one of the most significant projects and companies of this time,” he told me in advance of Dockercon kicking off this week in San Francisco.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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