Supersize your IT infrastructure ahead of Black Friday

The 24th November is Black Friday, which marks the largest online retail event of the year and sees discounted items available across major high street outlets and at online retailers. According to data prepared by price comparison site GoCompare, which surveyed approximately 2 000 individuals, the projected UK consumer spend this Black Friday will be around the £3 billion mark, with 49 per cent expecting to shop online. So with Black Friday consumers poised to spend, how prepared are the ‘e-sellers’?





SNIA Europe 'comes of age'

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Europe celebrates its 18th anniversary this year as the body dedicated to educational programmes designed to advance storage and information technology in the EMEA region. Since its founding, the organisation has helped end users understand the storage solutions available to them and empowered them to make the right investment decisions.


NEC supplies TOP500 supercomputer to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany

NEC Deutschland GmbH has delivered an LX series supercomputer to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), one of Germany’s leading research universities and part of the German Gauss Alliance consortium of excellence in high-performance computing (HPC). The new HPC cluster ranks 65th in the most current TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world from November 2017 and 51st in the Green500 list of the most energy-efficient supercomputers.




Hybrid IT insights

There is no better way to understand trends in any industry than by going directly to those leading the way in that space. With this in mind, Schneider Electric commissioned a new 451 Research study designed to shed light on hybrid IT environments at large enterprises from across the globe. This research was conducted through intensive, in-depth interviews with C-suite, data centre and IT executives and offers peer lessons and perspective into innovative deployment of technologies others in the industry can use to evaluate and manage their own hybrid landscapes.





Atos 'revolutionises' enterprise AI

Atos launches BullSequana S, its new range of ultra-scalable servers enabling businesses to take full advantage of AI. With their unique architecture, developed in-house by Atos, BullSequana S enterprise servers are optimized for Machine Learning, business‐critical computing applications and in-memory environments.



DDN partners with HPE

DataDirect Networks has entered into a partnership with global high-performance computing (HPC) leader Hewlett Packard Enterprise to integrate DDN’s parallel file system storage and flash storage cache technology with HPE’s HPC platforms. The focus of the partnership is to accelerate and simplify customers’ workflows in technical computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning environments.








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