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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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Deduplication or Compression

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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Cloud News

  • Aereo Decision: the Cloud at a Crossroads? April 21, 2014
    Broadcasters’ latest legal target is 2-year-old upstart Aereo—which retransmits over-the-air broadcast television using dime-sized antennas to paying consumers, who can watch TV online or record it fo […]
    Richard
  • Amazon, Google: a Battle to Dominate the Cloud April 16, 2014
    The cloud is just a vast mass of computers connected to the internet, on which people or companies can rent processing power or data storage as they need it. All the warehouses of servers that run the […]
    Richard
  • A Big, Perhaps Watershed Week of Cloud Annoucements March 30, 2014
    Google harmonized its cloud computing business to a single entity, with a pricing model intended to hold customers by enticing them to build ever cheaper and more complex software.  Cisco announced it […]
    Richard
  • Developers Hit With Big, Unexpected AWS Bills, Thousands on GitHub Exposed March 24, 2014
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is urging developers using the code sharing site GitHub to check their posts to ensure they haven’t inadvertently exposed their log-in credentials. When opening an account, u […]
    Richard

Big Data News

  • IT as a Business: Now We Have New Tools April 23, 2014 6:43 pm
    IT should be run as a business, so says Gaurav Rewari, founder and CEO of Numerify, a cloud-based analytical applications company that comes out of stealth today. And IT is a business that is badly in need of management, especially as on-premise applications move to the cloud. “We’re in the midst of a great migration,” said Rewari. He compares it to zebras c […]
  • Will IBM's Mail Next Stand Out in Enterprise Email? April 23, 2014 5:20 pm
    IBM claims its Mail Next email platform is about having fun and making things easy on people who are trying to get work done. Will it be? We won’t know until at least the fourth quarter when Big Blue releases it under the Connections brand. We do know this: People are interested. Tweets exploded when IBM announced the product at its January IBM Connect confe […]
  • Why Hortonworks' Hadoop Pitch May Be Perfect April 23, 2014 4:28 pm
    Hortonworks business strategy certainly has its naysayers. They claim the venture capital backed company won’t be able to generate the kind of revenues Wall Street investors expect without selling proprietary software that compliments or extends open source Apache Hadoop or any other open source software, for that matter. This sort of talk falls on deaf ears […]

Mobile & Social News

  • Apple looks for execs to lead mobile payments push April 22, 2014
    Apple has been interviewing senior execs from the payments industry as it looks to develop a plan to offer online and physical payments through its devices, according to Re/code. The company has been […]
    Richard Handford
  • Nike goes cold on FuelBand hardware - report April 22, 2014
    Sportswear firm Nike has laid off the engineering team responsible for developing hardware for its FuelBand fitness tracker, according to CNET. The 70-strong team working on Nike’s range of wearable h […]
    Ken Wieland
  • Payments firm Square in talks with Google, others about possible sale April 22, 2014
    Mobile payments firm Square has discussed a possible sale to Google because it is running out of cash, according to The Wall Street Journal. Discussions between the two companies about an acquisition […]
    Richard Handford
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