Fusion-io achieves more than nine million IOPS from a single ioDrive2

Fusion-io has achieved 9.608 million Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) from a single 365 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive2. This performance breakthrough is made possible using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that integrate flash into host systems, allowing it to bypass normal bottlenecks in the operating system. These APIs are now being used by dozens of industry-leading software companies to update their applications to embrace the future of software defined datacenters.

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EMEA server revenue decline decelerates in 4Q12

According to the latest EMEA Server Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC), factory revenue in the EMEA server market reached $3.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, a decrease of 7.4% when compared with the same quarter of 2011. This rate of decline was slightly softer than in the previous quarter when revenue was down 10.4%. 4Q12 shipments reached 569,000 units, for an annual decline of 11.1%. The quarter-on-quarter performance displayed a different landscape with double-digit growth in the value area and revenue up 32.2% with shipments growing by a more subdued 8.2%. This roughly reflected seasonality trends.

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Varonis says leaky apps and cloud data insecurities are the new corporate norm

Commenting on a New York Times story about the governance issues that portable devices and their leaky apps create for companies, Varonis Systems says that mobile access to cloud-based data - and replication to the device itself - has become the new corporate norm. “Organisations are losing track of where their critical data is stored, so controlling, monitoring and auditing that data is becoming more and more difficult. IT must be able to offer the functionality that its end users need to collaborate, but without losing control”, says David Gibson, VP of Strategy with the data governance specialist.

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Fujitsu delivers ‘peace of mind’

Fujitsu introduces a new solution intended to provide peace-of-mind for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) that rely on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to do optimized business. Launched at CeBIT, the new Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX420 introduces simplified clustering technology designed to help extend system uptime and protect business continuity in the event of an ICT system failure.

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Talend expands Big Data integration platform with support for Amazon Redshift

Open source integration provider committed to the support of newest Data Warehouse as a Service platform for big data integration and quality in the Cloud.

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Cloudant cements UK expansion

Cloudant’s database-as-a-service now available via Rackspace’s new UK data centre.

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World premiere for DataCore VDS

At CeBIT 2013, DataCore Software is showcasing the latest advances in its SANsymphony™-V Storage Hypervisor and introducing the new DataCore VDS (Virtual Desktop Server) software platform to European solution providers in search of simple, affordable VDI solutions to target the large base of small to mid-size businesses.

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LSI to ship high-performance 12Gb/s SAS Products

12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip and I/O controllers deliver performance required for next-generation server and external storage platforms.

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Cancer Research UK future proofs data centre strategy

Leading UK charity benefits from increased flexibility and resilience.

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EVault joins OpenStack community

EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company, is joining the OpenStack community, a global community of technologists, developers, researchers, corporations and cloud computing experts delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system. EVault will be both contributing to ongoing OpenStack development, and working to add OpenStack support to its cloud storage services.

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SaaSID announces Cloud Application Manager 2.0

New dashboard provides CIOs with ‘single pane of glass’ view of Web application use for compliance.

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Videos

Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.
Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.

Expert Opinions

The success of environmental policymaking is inextricably linked to the deployment of high-frequency data and artificial intelligence (AI). Geoff McGrath, Managing Director of CKDelta, discusses the role of holistic, data-driven decision making in responding to the climate crisis and driving down carbon emissions.
By Sharon Einstein, General Manager, Customer Engagement Analytics, NICE.
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