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As a CXO I want Big Data Analytics but I’m really worried about Big Data Protection…

What’s so big about big data? Let’s start with a few stats… 1. IDC says 1.8 zettabytes of data were created and replicated in 2011, and 1.8 trillion gigabytes are expected to be created and replicated in 2012. This is

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The world says #centralize but could #decentralization be more cost effective & practical?

Yes, desktops and disaster recovery are now being used in the same sentence, or at least they should be. True, management and some other costs are decreased, but what about the infrastructure to support it? Assuming an average user consumes

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Letting Go: Not Everyone Wants Their Data Floating In the Cloud

A certain famous Beatle is letting go. According to CNET, Paul McCartney and MPL Communications, his own media company, has partnered with HP to archive his personal media library hosted by HP. McCartney’s library is supported by HP’s Converged Infrastructure

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Taking Your Company Public – Public Cloud, That Is

On-demand IT service, increased efficiency, best-in-class technology and above all, a great reduction in IT costs and resources – to the decision makers, the benefits of utilizing the cloud for their firm’s IT needs are highly alluring.  Despite all of

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Tiered Storage Management – Oh The Possibilities!

The best way to manage and support data is based on its importance to your business.  It is vital and can save you loads of administrative time and money if the right kind of data is stored in the right

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Primary Storage Optimization Using Real Time Compression

The main difference between primary and secondary storage requirements lies in their performance and redundancy requirements.  Primary data is touched frequently and needs fast and easy access, but storage optimization processing introduces latency.  As a result, the access latency requirements

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The Mainframe Comeback

Although many computer experts have joked about these massive computers, mainframes remain in use in today’s world.  Despite the fact that most organizations turn to supercomputers for high performance computing, it has remained a 3.5 billion dollar investment over the

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Data Deduplication And Its Uses

For those companies trying to manage their storage, the term deduplication may very well be in your present vocabulary.  And for those thinking about making your storage more efficient, gaining an understanding of exactly what deduplication is, and how it

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Content Addressable Storage

The amount of data we have access to grows exponentially.  With this constant increase of information, it can be hard for companies to manage the mass amounts of data they come across daily.  Now if we throw backup into the

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Do I De-Dupe or Compress the Production data block?

Depending on the manufacturer and their implementation, the answers will vary. To retrieve a de-duplicated block, I must rehydrate. Do I have the space? Is that another daily storage management problem? Depending on how I compress, in-line or while at rest and whether the compression time is

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Big Data News

  • Quick Start Guide to Archiving Documents in the Cloud August 27, 2014 3:14 pm
    If you’re considering whether your organization should go with cloud-based archiving for some of your documents, take a two step approach in your decision making. First, understand what your archiving requirements are — whether on premises or in the cloud. Then clarify what the pros and cons are of on premises versus cloud based archiving and decide which ap […]
  • IBM Pumps Up the SoftLayer Data Volumes August 27, 2014 2:36 pm
    IBM is pumping up the SoftLayer volume again, this time with the announcement that it is opening a new SoftLayer data center in Australia, with another due to be opened later in the year. It also announced the availability of new bare metal servers that can be deployed in less than 30 minutes and billed by the hour.The latest SoftLayer data center continues […]
  • Salesforce1 Community Cloud Promises LinkedIn Experience August 27, 2014 2:30 pm
    LinkedIn, you should be flattered. Salesforce wants to be like you. The CRM giant is touting its Salesforce1 Community Cloud, a platform launched today that company officials call a "LinkedIn-like" experience that’s personalized, mobile and connected to businesses.  Salesforce has "decreased the friction of going into communities," Lisa H […]

Mobile & Social News

  • California to require smartphone 'kill switch' in 2015 August 26, 2014
    California has become the second state in the US to pass legislation that requires smartphones to have a ‘kill switch’ that can remotely block stolen phones from being reactivated, making them less va […]
    Joseph Waring
  • Ouya partners with Xiaomi on gaming August 25, 2014
    Ouya, a US-based video gaming startup, has announced a tie-up with smartphone maker Xiaomi to help it tap into China’s booming video game market. The companies are discussed a revenue sharing arrangem […]
    Joseph Waring
  • China plans homegrown OS for PCs, smartphones August 25, 2014
    The Chinese government is taking the lead in developing an OS for computers and smartphones that can compete with the market leaders, Microsoft, Google and Apple, state news agency Xinhau said yesterd […]
    Joseph Waring
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