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Benchmarks Reveal Bare Metal Outperforms Virtualized Public Cloud For “Fast Big Data” Applications

Benchmarks Reveal Bare Metal Outperforms Virtualized Public Cloud For “Fast Big Data” Applications

Benchmarks Reveal Bare Metal Outperforms Virtualized Public Cloud For “Fast Big Data” Applications  Cloud Spectator finds dramatically higher throughput, lower latency and better price-performance for real-time big data running Aerospike’s in-memory NoSQL database on Internap compared with Amazon Web Services and Rackspace  ATLANTA and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. – July 16, 2014 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ:…

Russia’s New Data Storage Law: Protecting Information Or Silencing Dissent?

Russia’s New Data Storage Law: Protecting Information Or Silencing Dissent?

Russia’s New Data Storage Law: Protecting Information Or Silencing Dissent? News broke late last week that Russia’s lower house of parliament had passed a law which required all internet companies operating inside the country to store Russian citizens’ personal data with the borders of its territory. The law is scheduled to come into effect on…

Veracode Recognized As “Leader” In The Gartner Magic Quadrant

Veracode Recognized As “Leader” In The Gartner Magic Quadrant

Veracode Recognized as “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for Third Consecutive Report BURLINGTON, MA–(Source: Marketwired – Jul 7, 2014) – Veracode, the application security company, today announced that it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s 2014’s “Application Security Testing Magic Quadrant”. The quadrant is based on an…

Austrian Retail Giant SPAR Chooses SAP HANA Infrastructure From Hitachi Data Systems

Austrian Retail Giant SPAR Chooses SAP HANA Infrastructure From Hitachi Data Systems

European Retailer Relies on SAP HANA In-Memory Computing on the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform to Make Quicker Business Decisions SANTA CLARA, CA–(Source: Marketwired – Jul 1, 2014) – Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announces that SPAR Austria Group has chosen Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP)…

The New Wave On The Cloud: Object Based Storage

The New Wave On The Cloud: Object Based Storage

The New Wave On The Cloud: Object Based Storage Is your data exponentially growing? Are you using orthodox storage systems like Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS)? Cloud computing with its numerous benefits and innovative capabilities now offers a novel way of working with data through ‘Object based storage model’. Due to…

Survey Suggests Data Loss And Unauthorized Access Are Key To Internet Of Things

Survey Suggests Data Loss And Unauthorized Access Are Key To Internet Of Things

Survey Suggests Data Loss and Unauthorized Access Are Key to Internet of Things The high performance network security, enterprise, and data centre firewall company Fortinet have just released the results of their latest survey and found that data loss and unauthorised access are the most important issues facing the internet of things today. The survey,…

Applications For Cisco’s Fall 2014 Entrepreneurs In Residence Program Now Open

Applications For Cisco’s Fall 2014 Entrepreneurs In Residence Program Now Open

Applications For Cisco’s Fall 2014 Entrepreneurs In Residence Program Now Open SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 23, 2014) – Following Cisco’s inaugural Entrepreneurs in Residence Cohort in March 2014, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is announcing that applications for the fall 2014 class are now open. As an innovation program Cisco® Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) supports early-stage entrepreneurs…

Cloud Infographic: The State Of Converged Infrastructure

Cloud Infographic: The State Of Converged Infrastructure

Cloud Infographic: The State Of Converged Infrastructure The results of Zenoss’ annual State of Converged Infrastructure Study  are in: Converged infrastructure has become mainstream. Unlike last year, when most adopters were technologies companies, in 2014 the financial industry has embraced converged infrastructure, reporting improved productivity (78.7%) as well as improved customer satisfaction (73.3%). Overall adoption is…

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2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

Engine Yard Joins North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research and Industry Collaborators to Unveil 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Results SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2014) – Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, today announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey,…

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things There are many interesting ways in which companies are looking to connect devices to the cloud. From the vehicles to kitchen appliances the internet of things is already a $1.9 trillion dollar market based on research estimates from IDC. Included is a fascinating infographic provided by AriaSystems which shows us some…

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cyber Security: The New Frontier The security environment of the 21st century is constantly evolving, and it’s difficult to predict where the next threats and dangers will come from. But one thing is clear: the ever-expanding frontier of digital space will continue to present firms and governments with security challenges. From politically-motivated Denial-of-Service attacks to…

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow  Online Education is a very exciting topic for many as it opens up many new doors and opportunities. We’ve touched on areas such as Massive Open Online Sources (MOOC) which provides tremendous levels of cloud based interconnectivity. We’ve taken a look into higher education,  the increased demand for online courses as well as…


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