1. Articles in category: IT Infrastructure

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    1. How to get your network and security teams working together

      It's not surprising that network and security teams aren't always on the same page. After all, networks need to be fast and efficient, while security is about slowing things down and implementing extra steps to help meet security measures. While both teams are a part of the IT department, and need to work together in the event of a breach, each group has its own objectives and expectations.

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    2. The Future of Networking is in the Cloud.

      By the year 2020 IDC expects more than 60 percent of all IT spending will be on cloud-based services. Given that, it’s pretty clear that the network of tomorrow is going to be largely cloud-based. As with all things IT, it’ll be a gradual evolution. This post, offers four tips on how to gradually and effectively migrate aging IT infrastructure and applications to the cloud.

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    3. Cloud computing as a utility is going mainstream

      From a technology perspective, the idea of delivering computing services from the cloud has gone mainstream. Every day, it seems, we end up hearing about or interacting with a new service or app that gets its capabilities from the ephemeral and, frankly, sometimes baffling idea of computers in the sky. Well, okay, not exactly — advanced computing topics aren’t always known for their precision of language and clarity of meaning — but we all do use lots of online resources that are powered by servers and other computing devices that we can’t see or touch.

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    4. Google says its databases are enterprise ready

      Google is continuing its campaign to entice enterprises to its public cloud platform by rolling out database services stable enough to serve businesses' production workloads.To that end, the company announced the general availability of three database-focused products: the second generation of Cloud SQL, its managed database service; Cloud Datastore, its NoSQL document database; and Cloud Bigtable, its NoSQL database service that powers products like Gmail.

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    5. Global public cloud spend set to double by 2020

      According to the analyst house’s Worldwide Semi-annual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide, the revenue generated by the public cloud services market will hit $195bn in 2020, up from $96.5bn this year. Benjamin McGrath, senior research analyst for software as a service (SaaS) at IDC, said the next five years would see the use of public cloud software explode in the enterprise.

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    6. IoT is now growing faster than smartphones

      If there were any doubt that IoT is for real, one fact ought to dispel it: For the first time, U.S. mobile operators are adding IoT connections to their networks faster than they’re adding phones. In fact, cars alone are getting connected to cellular networks faster than anything else, according to statistics compiled by Chetan Sharma Consulting for the second quarter of this year.

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    7. Workspace Virtualization

      Virtualized workspaces have been around for more than 40 years, starting with IBM’s VM and MVS mainframes, and more recently with virtual desktops (VDI), desktop as a service (DaaS), workspace as a service (WaaS), and as an application of converged infrastructure (CI). But for all that history and different approaches from companies like Citrix and VMware, market acceptance of client virtualization (i.e., software solutions that virtualize both full desktops and applications) has been low.

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    8. Gap between biggest and smallest cloud infrastructure firms is growing

      Synergy Research Group's second-quarter cloud infrastructure services tracker reveals that the gap between the market's biggest and smallest players is getting wider. Its data shows that the “big four (Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft ) ” are already much larger and growing more quickly than their nearest competitors, which include Oracle, Rackspace, Salesforce, HPE and Fujitsu.

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    9. Hyperconverged Infrastructure Meets the Storage Monolith

      Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is emerging as a way to improve the delivery speed and efficiency for IT services by overcoming bottlenecks in how IT resources are deployed. Hyperconverged infrastructure accomplishes this by aggregating servers, storage, and networking into homogeneous resource pools to enable dynamic scaling, ease of management, and improvements in agility, utilization, and cost reduction.

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    10. Google uses DeepMind AI to cut data center energy bills

      The amount of energy consumed by big data centers has always been a headache for tech companies. Keeping the servers cool as they crunch numbers is such a challenge that Facebook even built one of its facilities on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Well, Google has a different solution to this problem: putting its DeepMind artificial intelligence unit in charge and using AI to manage power usage in parts of its data centers. 

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    11. After conquering the iPhone, chip designer ARM chases supercomputers

      Having dominated the mobile world for some time, ARM -- the company whose CPU design is in Apple's iPhone -- is now going after the fastest computers in the world. The chip-design company wants to graduate its processor architecture and take on complex calculations that drive tasks like weather modeling, economic forecasting and scientific research -- the domain of high-performance computing (HPC).

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    12. Time to Grow Your Desktop as a Service?

      One of the benefits of a VDI/DaaS for organizations is that data is never saved locally to devices. For mobile devices/laptops that can suddenly turn up missing, information can’t be compromised, because it is only displayed as pixels on a screen. The very nature of remote data/local presentation inherent to VDI/DaaS is especially valuable if there is a failure to a desktop or other device.

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    13. China loads up on chip technology with new ARM license

      China loads up on chip technology with new ARM license

      China already has the world's fastest computer with its homegrown chip, but the country hasn't stopped loading up on technology to make more of its own chips.

      ARM announced Tuesday it has licensed the ARMv8-A architecture to Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology, a joint venture between China's Guizhou province and a subsidiary of Qualcomm.

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    14. To succeed in IoT, hire a chief data officer

      For many businesses, ownership of the Internet of Things lies within a number of C-suite titles. But IoT demands an interdisciplinary approach, whether the desired outcome is to streamline internal processes, introduce new customer experiences or uncover new revenue. This requires collaboration among multiple business units, some of which traditionally work independently from each other.

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    15. Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

      Larry Ellison doesn't do "cheap." The Oracle chairman isn't interested in selling the low-cost one- and two-socket servers that make up a huge slice of the server market but yield little profit for the companies that make them. Even if he did, that business is pretty much sewn up by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell and the "white box" makers from China and Taiwan. But Ellison's also a realist, and he knows customers are gradually turning away from his pricey Unix systems in favor of x86 boxes to build scale-out private and hybrid clouds

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    16. 19 Techniques to Control the Chaos in Data Storage

      There’s very little in this world that can’t generate data – anything that has measurable activity will do it. That includes nearly everything in the business environment, and organizations’ demand for that information is insatiable. But before data can be analyzed and acted upon, it needs to be captured, stored, and organized. The challenge is picking the right approach – this requires careful analysis to find the point where the right technology solution intersects with your specific requirements and capabilities.

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    17. Post-Brexit price hikes hit cloud and datacentre community, as currency fluctuations bite

      Britain’s decision to exit the European Union (EU) is causing the cost of using US-based cloud services to rise for some UK businesses. Cloud and datacentre analysts claim IT buyers are already feeling the pinch from the outcome of the EU referendum. Not all cloud users will be exposed to these types of price increases in the wake of the referendum, but those who previously opted for on-demand pricing plans will need to brace themselves.

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    18. Scality upgrades for enterprise adoption of object storage and S3

      Object storage specialist Scality recognises de facto supremacy of Amazon S3 and includes directory features to allow enterprise production use of object-based private and public cloud storage. Scality has also announced the availability of an open-source S3 server that customers can use to roadtest S3 deployments in-house. Taken together the announcements represent that Scality have recognised an increasing demand from enterprises for object storage options in the datacentre and via public cloud, as well as throwing its weight behind S3 as a de facto standard for cloud object storage.

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    19. Australian datacentre investments rocket due to latest enterprise IT trends

      IT trends such as big data, internet of things (IoT) analytics and mobile working are forcing organisations in Australia to invest in datacentre services with the value expected to be more than AUD 2bn by 2021. These tech trends require more bandwidth, storage, computing power and security, which according to Frost & Sullivan is driving the datacentre services market. Frost & Sullivan’s Australian Data Centre Services Market 2016report revealed that spending on datacentre services in Australia grew by 18.3% in 2015, reaching a total of AUD 976m. 

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