Upgrade to HEAT Service Management

FrontRange has announced a significant upgrade to its HEAT® Service Management solution that provides a complete, closed loop lifecycle approach to centrally monitoring and managing an organisation’s IT assets. Advancements in this new release include improved capabilities within the Service Catalogue and the Workflow Automation Platform. HEAT Service Management 7.2 is now generally available.

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Ethernet storage delivers up to 10x performance boost

Coraid® Inc has been selected by Siemens MR Magnet Technology, a leading designer and manufacturer of superconducting magnetic resonance imaging magnets for medical applications, to revitalise its storage infrastructure. Two Coraid EtherDrive SRX4200 arrays have replaced an existing ailing iSCSI system to seamlessly integrate with the company’s CommVault disaster recovery software and LTO tape archive technology, providing a high-performance and robust back-up infrastructure.

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MapR Technologies closes $30 million in new funding

MapR Technologies, Inc has closed a new round of funding, securing $30 million in series C financing. New investor Mayfield Fund led the funding round, which also includes participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures bringing total funds raised to $59 million.

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Citrix NetScaler delivers deep visibility for mobile and cloud services

New NetScaler Insight Center brings network big data analytics to the data centre.

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Alcatel-Lucent unveils new cloud-based enterprise solutions

Launch of OpenTouch™ Suite for Cloud provides an efficient, collaborative experience for today’s workers, with partners in three regions already signing up to be the first to deploy the technology.

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UK businesses struggle to match IT skills with cloud computing demand

Almost half of UK businesses (48 per cent) are finding their cloud deployments hampered by a lack of cloud computing skills amongst IT professionals, according to a new report by Rackspace, the open cloud company.

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Hadoop security comes under scrutiny

Dataguise has announced the results of a recent survey on the importance of securing sensitive data in Apache Hadoop environments. The study was conducted at the O’reilly Strata Conference and the RSA Conference where survey participants highlighted the need to secure sensitive information in Hadoop deployments, reducing the risk for non-compliance.

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Red Hat veröffentlicht JBoss Portal Platform 6

Red Hat, der weltweit führende Anbieter von Open-Source-Lösungen, hat JBoss Portal Platform 6 allgemein freigegeben

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Micro Focus unterstützt Universitäten und Studenten bei der COBOL-Ausbildung

  Rund 70 Prozent aller Geschäftsanwendungen sind nach wie vor in COBOL geschrieben – und COBOL unterstützt etwa 85 Prozent aller täglichen Business-Transaktionen. Entwickler mit COBOL-Know-how zu finden, wird für Unternehmen allerdings immer schwieriger. Die bessere Förderung der COBOL-Ausbildung nimmt Micro Focus jetzt mit seinem stark erweiterten Academic Program in Angriff.

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“Software defined Storage” auf den WorldHostingDays 2013:

  Der DataCore Storage-Hypervisor im „Pay as You Serve“–Modell

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LSI® TrueStore® PA5200 preamplifiers increase hard disk drive areal density

Superior signal-to-noise ratio allows system designers to push hard disk drive areal density and reliability to new levels.

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Commtech appointed Value Added Distributor for X-IO

Commtech has been appointed by Storage industry innovator X-IO Technologies to manage its full range of high performance storage solutions. Commtech will distribute the entire X-IO portfolio of solutions including its Hyper ISE and ISE storage systems, through its channel of resellers and systems integrators in the UK and Ireland.

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GreenBytes receives patent for Deduplicated Snapshot Replication

GreenBytes®, Inc. says that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the company a patent (U.S. No. 8,370,305) for its method of minimizing the amount of network bandwidth needed to copy data between deduplicated data storage systems. The patent recognizes GreenBytes’ proprietary method for replicating snapshots by utilizing the company’s zero latency inline deduplication technology, which is a key component in GreenBytes’ award-winning IO Offload Engine and vIO solutions for desktop virtualization.

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84% of IT managers are yet to make the most of cloud computing

Abiquo survey reveals alarming statistics on lack of cloud strategy and integration.

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Videos

Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
The opening of Telehouse South at its London Docklands campus might represent something of a change for Telehouse, as it represents an ‘ambitious and aesthetic’ refurbishment of an existing data centre, as opposed to a new build, but it continues the company’s focus of providing high level colocation facilities, where latency, cloud, connectivity and sustainability all have key roles to play. Mark Pestridge, Senior Customer Experience Director, Telehouse Europe, explains all.
Kinesh Patel, the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of SevenRooms., explains how a combination of data, personalisation and automation is providing a digital dividend for the restaurant and wider hospitality sector as it seeks to optimise both the customer experience and post-pandemic flexibility and profitability.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.

Expert Opinions

Ben Bloomfield, Head of Strategy at CIN, argues mobile gaming is one of the use cases he can see driving the edge toward critical mass in the coming years.
Under pressure from big merchants and watchful regulators, the two mega app stores Apple and Google made concessions last year that gave merchants monetisation options outside of their stores. For example, in June 2020, the European Commission opened an anti-trust investigation to “assess whether Apple's rules for app developers on the distribution of apps via the App Store violate EU competition rules.”
By Shai Haim, Radware’s 5G network security specialist.
By Dr Sina Joneidy, senior lecturer in digital enterprise at Teesside University International Business School.