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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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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IT services market endured a dismal end to 2012

Last year was the worst for IT services contract activity since 2002, according to research from Ovum. Performance in the three months to the end of December 2012 fell well below the levels seen in the same period of 2011, ensuring that annual IT services contract activity fell to its lowest level for 10 years, both in terms of total contract value (TCV) and deal volume.

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CenturyLink deploys Ciena 100G packet optical technology

Ciena’s solutions increase capacity and provide a scalable and programmable OPn network architecture optimized for delivering high performance consumer, enterprise, data center and wholesale services.

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Videos

Interview with Liz Parnell, Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, at Rackspace Technology. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Leon Ward, VP of Product Management, ThreatQuotient, shares some early findings of the company’s ‘The State of Cybersecurity Automation 2022’ research report, which finds a dramatic increase in security automation activity, as well as highlighting the importance of managing expectations when it comes to implementation versus outcomes.
Interview with Mallory Beaudreau, Customer Portfolio Director – EMEA at Apptio. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Chelsea Slater, CEO at InnovateHer. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.

Expert Opinions

By Luke Neville, Managing Director, i3 Solutions Group.
Q&A with Eva Sóley Guðbjörnsdóttir, Deputy CEO and CFO, atNorth
Flooding the data center with cold supply air, in combination with an appropriate hot aisle containment solution, makes for a cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly facility, as Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering, explains.