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Yahoo! Japan: 50TB/Day Data Transfer in Trans-Pacific Search for Lower Energy Costs

Yahoo! Japan: 50TB/Day Data Transfer in Trans-Pacific Search for Lower Ener...

Transferring data from one data center to another in search of lower regional energy costs isn’t a ...

The Road Ahead for Dell EMC

The Road Ahead for Dell EMC

Who is Dell EMC and why should you care? Glad you asked, is Jim Ganthier’s quick response. ...

AWS Embraces FPGAs, ‘Elastic’ GPUs

AWS Embraces FPGAs, ‘Elastic’ GPUs

A new instance type rolled out this week by Amazon Web Services is based on customizable field ...

Exabytes Hit the Road with AWS Snowmobile

Exabytes Hit the Road with AWS Snowmobile

Big data, meet your big rig. Amazon Web Services took containerization technology to new levels yesterday when ...

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Transferring data from one data center to another in search of lower regional energy costs isn’t a new concept, but Yahoo! Japan is putting the idea into transcontinental effect with a system that transfers 50TB of data a day from Japan to the U.S., where electricity costs a quarter of the rates in Japan. DataDirect Networks and IBM Japan ... Full article
Who is Dell EMC and why should you care? Glad you asked, is Jim Ganthier’s quick response. Ganthier is SVP for validated solutions and high performance computing for the new (even bigger) technology giant Dell EMC following the September completion of Dell’s acquisition of EMC, announced last year (the largest in the history of the technology industry). Ganthier says ... Full article
The evolution of Hewlett Packard Enterprise as an infrastructure software vendor advanced this week with the release of a "micro datacenter" offering that targets exponential data growth and the rise of hybrid cloud adoption. HPE (NYSE: HPE) said Monday (Dec. 5) that its converged IT and "facilities" platform combines management control with datacenter computing, storage and networking with an ... Full article
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New Big Data Platforms Helping Enterprises Become Truly Data-Driven

This may be the Idea Economy, but it still takes more than just an idea to be successful.

In order to survive, today’s companies must continually convert their most innovative ideas into value more quickly than the competition. Read more…

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A new instance type rolled out this week by Amazon Web Services is based on customizable field programmable gate arrays that promise to strike a balance between performance and cost as emerging workloads create requirements often unmet by general-purpose processors. The public cloud giant (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the new "F1" instance along with a separate GPU service on Wednesday ... Full article
Big data, meet your big rig. Amazon Web Services took containerization technology to new levels yesterday when it unveiled plans to use 45-foot trailers equipped with scads of disk and fast fiber optic connections to help customers upload 100 petabytes of data into the cloud. AWS CEO Andy Jassy introduced the new big data big rig, dubbed Snowmobile, yesterday ... Full article
"Traditional" enterprises, a label attached to established companies struggling to make the transition to cloud and other digital platforms, get a failing grade when it comes to upgrading their IT infrastructure when compared to so-called "digital natives". According to yet another vendor survey on the state of digital transformation, this one released Thursday (Dec. 1) by Red Hat (NYSE: ... Full article
By any measure, Amazon Web Services is already a monster in the field of analytics via pre-built Hadoop, Redshift, Kinesis, and deep learning services. With today’s unveiling of its new Amazon AI offering and a new ad-hoc query mechanism for data stored in S3 called Athena, the company is extending its considerable lead. According to AWS CEO Andy Jassy, ... Full article
Citing conservative global spending, easy access to virtual machines and a need for reinvigorated vendor value propositions, industry watcher Gartner Group reported today that worldwide server revenues declined 5.8 percent in the third quarter of 2016 year over year, with shipments down 2.6 percent. Among the top five vendors, only Cisco increased revenue in the third quarter, while Huawei ... Full article
Hewlett Packard Enterprise continued the selloff of its enterprise software assets this week in an expanded deal with open source specialist SUSE to acquire its OpenStack and Cloud Foundry technologies. SUSE said Wednesday (Nov. 30) it is acquiring "technology and talent" connected with HPE's (NYSE: HPE) OpenStack infrastructure service along with its Cloud Foundry platform services. Terms were not ... Full article
American Airlines has selected IBM Cloud as its public cloud services provider to develop, among other enterprise systems, what IBM said will be the industry’s first PCI-compliant ecommerce solution on a shared cloud platform. The multi-year deal builds on a relationship between the two companies that extends back to IBM’s development in the 1950’s of American’s first centralized electronic ... Full article
Among the growing list of security threats expected to expand in the coming year are hackers probing emerging software-defined infrastructure for vulnerabilities. According to a security forecast released this week by Intel Corp.'s (NASDAQ: INTC) McAfee Labs, exploits targeting the embattled Windows operating system will give way to more aggressive attacks against infrastructure and virtualization software. The 2017 threat ... Full article
A cynic might conclude that “image” has more than a little to do with the phenomenal interest in containers and microservices right now. But just like the security required beyond the “image,” container technology is now beginning to offer far more to the agile enterprise. Nearly two decades ago containers, as we call them today, began as methods to ... Full article
Coming in at less than half the price that it says public clouds charge for flash storage, HPE today announced a new initiative that delivers all-flash HPE 3PAR StoreServ starting at $0.03 per usable GB per month. HPE also gave the first public demonstration of its much-anticipated “The Machine,” a “memory-driven computing” proof-of-concept prototype under development for several years ... Full article
As the data continues to pile up, so too does the stiffening competition to store and manage it. The latest gambit comes from energy-efficient Sweden, where the Scandinavian nation's parliament has approved a tax measure designed to attract datacenter construction: Beginning January 1, 2017, Sweden will substantially lower the electricity tax rate as a complement to its strategy of ... Full article
Creating the make-believe world of Disney Animation is no doubt the result of arduous work. Still, it’s harder than you might think, consuming Top500-class supercomputing resources that produce an eye popping level of detail (400,000 hairs on the rendering of a field mouse), which comes together to deliver a convincing sense of reality-based fantasy that has driven the creation ... Full article
Last week at SC16, Intel revealed its product roadmap for embedding its processors with key capabilities and attributes needed to take artificial intelligence (AI) to the next level. It also used its Intel AI Day event in San Francisco on November 17, as a platform to reveal the code-names of two projects that will result in new silicon rolling out ... Full article
At first blush, and maybe second blush too, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) purchase of SGI seems like an unambiguous win-win. SGI’s advanced shared memory technology, its popular UV product line (HANA), deep vertical market expertise, and services-led go-to-market capability all give HPE a leg up in its drive to remake itself. Bear in mind HPE came into existence just ... Full article
I live in Colorado, where our water comes mostly from snow melt. We see a lot of snow, which means water is plentiful. When I turn on the tap, I don’t think about where it comes from or what pumping stations or pipes it passed through. It’s just there – on-demand. Delivering IT services would be much easier if ... Full article
The elevation of Microsoft Corp. to the status of "platinum" member of the Linux Foundation has angered open source advocates who worry the software giant will flex its market muscles and, in the words of one critic, "commercial company interests increasingly are taking over" the open source movement. The Linux Foundation asserted last week that the move underscores Microsoft's ... Full article
The assertion that the "API economy" is upon us gained a measure of credence this week with a high-profile investment in a startup behind an open-source API platform designed to connect existing software for emerging applications. San Francisco-based RapidAPI, a marketplace intended to allow developers to find application programming interfaces and manage them in one place, emerged from stealth ... Full article
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The brick and mortar of an industrial Internet of Things is arriving with a security framework designed to balance the safety and reliability requirements ...
At first blush, and maybe second blush too, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) purchase of SGI seems like an unambiguous win-win. SGI’s advanced shared memory ...
ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 2 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new hybrid cloud all-flash storage solutions developed to modernize and transform storage deployments, providing a strong bridge ...
HPC has always been a fountain of innovations that eventually become mainstream. These innovations have been both technological as well as in business models. ...
ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 7 -- Today IBM announces that IBM has expanded the infrastructure choices for companies considering using the SAP HANA platform to ...