August 22, 2017
A rack of Tegile's IntelliFlash N Series NVMe arrays scales to 60 PB of effective capacity. Tegile promises 3 million IOPS in a single array with full data services at low latency.
July 13, 2017
Scality's new open source initiative is a multi-cloud management vision to help customers match specific workloads to the best cloud service. Zenko is based on Scality S3 Server.
July 12, 2017
As a standalone company, DataGravity is no more. But the startup’s data-aware storage technology will live inside of HyTrust's cloud security products. HyTrust, based in Mountain View, Calif., ...
June 28, 2017
M-Files is adding AI functionality to its platform to better assist in document search, focusing on what a document is, rather than where it is.
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Data context is the network of connections among data points. Those connections may be created as metadata or simply identified and correlated. Continue Reading
Adoption of cloud computing has no doubt been slowed by worries about the security of those out-of-sight servers and resources. While reasonable, those worries have given way over time to acceptance and even optimism.
In this month's Modern Infrastructure cover story, TechTarget’s Trevor Jones writes about why security issues in cloud computing are not the impediment to adoption that they once were. In fact, some organizations are coming to the conclusion that their workloads run more securely in a public cloud than in an on-premises environment. Cloud service providers possess security expertise and experience at levels that aren’t as readily available on a typical IT staff, and certifications give confidence that providers can actually do all they claim to do.
The public cloud is not a risky place to do business, though its safeguards are different from those you've put in place to protect your own data center. These differences are most clearly seen when looking at the shared-responsibility model, which addresses many of the security issues in cloud computing. Users and providers must each do their part. Otherwise, the risks will become apparent, and cloud computing won't be what you need it to be.
This issue also looks at how a new wave of products in development brings memory and storage technologies closer together. Nonvolatile dual-inline memory modules, for example, combine the speed of memory with the persistent qualities of storage in some interesting ways. Also included is an article on how some IT shops that have adopted flash storage are simultaneously impressed and disappointed with the results. Costly flash products invariably improve performance, but they won't solve every problem or clear every bottleneck.Continue Reading
Learn how scale-out NAS and object storage systems work, their pros and cons, manageability and how they integrate with your storage infrastructure. Continue Reading
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Big data vendors routinely push the notion of ingesting all of your data into a data lake. But in many cases, doing so is an unnecessary step that could cause data ingestion problems. Continue Reading
The Salesforce developer certification measures click skills or code skills. Here is a guide to knowing the code skills necessary to pass the Force.com Developer certification. Continue Reading
The deduplication process reduces the amount of data in a storage system, but dedupe in the cloud may be more valuable to the cloud provider than the customer. Continue Reading
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Content management systems can help an organization support the entire content creation process, from production to delivery -- but there's much to consider in WCM systems. Continue Reading
Uwe Sieber's excellent tool DriveCleanup clears stale Win10 storage metadata, so Device Manager shows what's present on your PC, and no more. Continue Reading
The growing use of mobile devices by business users broadens the risk of data inconsistencies, a hazard that an integrated process for managing metadata and master data can help address. Continue Reading
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Collecting and analyzing NetFlow data can help organizations detect security incidents and figure out their cause. Expert Frank Siemons explains how NetFlow works. Continue Reading
Content without context isn't going to cut it anymore. Here's how snackable content can help shape a user's experience with your information or brand. Continue Reading
Data-aware storage yields new insights and management capabilities. But challenges include meeting IT organization's needs, tying in with existing systems and the cloud alternative. Continue Reading