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HP Cloud Object Storage and Cloud CDN Go Live Aug 1

HP Cloud Object Storage and Cloud CDN Go Live Aug 1

HP announced that two of its cloud services will exit the beta testing stage and enter general availability (GA) on August 1, 2012. HP Cloud Object Storage and HP Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) have received a sufficient amount of positive customer feedback and system testing to warrant an end to their public beta phase. HP is also backing its GA services with a service level agreement (SLA) of 99.95% monthly uptime. HP Cloud Object Storage is a scalable cloud-based data storage and retrieval system where every object the user uploads is stored in three geographically separate availability zones to ensure... more »
Peruvian Government Uses Teradata Solution for Efficient Big Data Analysis

Peruvian Government Uses Teradata Solution for Efficient Big Data Analysis

SUNAT a major agency operating under Peru's Economy and Finance Branch, has selected and deployed the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance to integrate and centralize its data. The success of SUNAT's adoption suggests Teradata is making strides in its goal of reaching its full potential in big data analysis. Teradata's  Teradata staff says the data technology will help SUNAT “meet the challenge of managing and analyzing large data volumes to comply with customs requirements and tax collection processes for Peru's evolving economy.” Seeking to develop integrated systems and tighten control over compliance and modernizing processes, SUNAT required updating technology infrastructure for better... more »
OpenStack Is Two, but Cloud Standards Still at Ground Zero

OpenStack Is Two, but Cloud Standards Still at Ground Zero

Now that the cloud has been around long enough to transition from cutting edge to proven technology, standards have become a topic of discussion. Businesses have no guarantee that applications and content hosted in one cloud service will be easy to integrate or migrate to another cloud service. Standards may not be sexy, but they help reduce the risk of vendor and product lock-in, improve interoperability and allow effort to be focused on differentiators instead of commodity features. However, just defining cloud computing took years, so formally standardizing it is unlikely move quickly. A number of organizations like the Open Group and... more »
Judge Orders Apple to Advertise: "Samsung Did Not Copy iPad"

Judge Orders Apple to Advertise: "Samsung Did Not Copy iPad"

Today’s mobile news roundup features: the court ordering Apple to advertise that Samsung did not copy the iPad; Nokia’s regretful decision; and the Fake Skype app for Android. Apple to advertise “Samsung did not copy the iPad” Earlier this month, UK Judge Colin Birss ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not copy Apple’s iPad as it was “not as cool” as the iPad and consumers could not possibly mistaken a Galaxy Tab 10.1 for an iPad. Now, the same judge is ordering Apple to publish an advertisement on their UK website stating that Samsung did not copy the iPad.  Apple is to... more »
It's a Small Big Data World

It's a Small Big Data World

The saying that "We live in a data-driven society" is an understatement - we live in a data driven world. A recent CSC infographic explains how data is getting bigger faster, detailing trends in the spread of data into the future. The transnational connections that technological advances have helped us forge and strengthen are shrinking our world, as it gets easier for us to get closer and learn more about each other. Most of our data is interrelated and compiled of information from various countries. Massive amounts of data are generated at lightning speed, but it's still a small big... more »
Siri's Sister Trapit Rolls Out iPad App, Stays Focused on Core AI

Siri's Sister Trapit Rolls Out iPad App, Stays Focused on Core AI

Trapit is an interesting little service that acts as a hybrid between a search engine and a recommendation app, with a number of social components that go on top. Today the startup is introducing an iPad application to give users access to their content directly via a mobile client.  It's one of the biggest updates from Trapit since its beta launch last November, addressing a key market for growth and one that I'd noted as important for Trapit's ongoing development in an initial review of the web app. Trapit aggregates data from about 120k handpicked web sources and applies an AI... more »
Cisco Acquires Virtuata, Enhances Secure Virtualization Capabilities

Cisco Acquires Virtuata, Enhances Secure Virtualization Capabilities

Cisco has acquired the California-based privately held Virtuata and that will help the networking giant to provide enhanced security for virtual machines. As reported on their official blog, Hilton Romanski, Vice President and Head of Corporate Business Development at Cisco said that the networking infrastructure giant will leverage the Virtuata’s innovative capabilities to enable consistent and enhanced security for virtual machines allowing customers to accelerate the deployment of multi-tenant, multi-hypervisor cloud infrastructures. “Cloud and virtualization are significant disrupters in the market. When customers move to these environments, security concerns arise where infrastructure is shared across multiple applications, business units or even... more »
OpenStack Celebrates 2 Years Anniversary, Rapid Adoption

OpenStack Celebrates 2 Years Anniversary, Rapid Adoption

This week OpenStack turned two. The open-source cloud initiative was started by Rackspace and NASA in 2010 and within 24 months, the project managed to gain hundreds of supporters and even beat a few milestones set forth by Linux. In the 84th week of OpenStack’s existence the project already had 166 different organizations supporting it. That compared with the 180 active contributors that Linux managed to bring aboard in 828 weeks, according to some statistics that Rackspace released recently. There’s no doubt that OpenStack managed to gain a ton of momentum, and it’s doing a pretty good job at preserving it. Rackspace... more »
OUYA Might Find Synergy with Services Such as Amazon’s Game Connect

OUYA Might Find Synergy with Services Such as Amazon’s Game Connect

The newly minted Android-based gaming console OUYA (recently upgraded to all caps and pronounced “oh-yeah” by many) has been catapulted into the public consciousness via an overwhelmingly supported Kickstarter campaign and brings a free-to-play gaming philosophy. Also on the near horizon, Amazon.com rushed to market with GameCircle and Game Connect, services designed to support the Android-based Kindle Fire with gaming apps. In some ways, it’s got to be obvious that Game Connect’s free-to-play focus would have some excellent peanutbutter-in-my-chocolate connections to make with OUYA’s philosophy. From what we understand about the OUYA is that they want to open up their entire... more »
Datameer Partners with Dell for Hadoop Integration

Datameer Partners with Dell for Hadoop Integration

Datameer is now a part of Dell’s Emerging Solutions Ecosystem, meaning its data visualization software will be integrated with Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, the manufacturer’s core analytics solution. It’s compromised of Cloudera’s Hadoop distro and the Crowbar configuration framework which the manufacturer developed in house, and later open-sourced. Datameer’s software packs over two dozen connects that can be used to integrate both structured and unstructured data streams into an environment. Just as important, the firm’s offering provides data visualization that allows an expanded group of users to be more active with data. That translates into data scientists being able to be more... more »

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- Stuart Miniman

The use of open source software continues to accelerate and expand in the marketplace, especially in areas where technology is significantly disrupting established business models. IT organizations should be actively seeking to understand how open communities operate, how different licensing models work, and how they can be more actively engaged with both the vendors and communities that are shaping open source software.

- Stuart Miniman

The full stack of software around containers (including Docker) is diverse and changing at a fast pace. This research walks the software stack and examines the

- David Floyer

CIOs understand that a clear cloud strategy is critical for IT today. Wikibon believes the biggest mistake organizations can make is converting major applications into the public cloud (including SaaS) without thinking about the implications to their existing business process workflows. Wikibon recommends that IT develop and implement a hybrid cloud strategy using the existing management workflows and compliance processes for both the public and private cloud components in the hybrid cloud.

- David Floyer

In 2014, Wikibon defined a new category "Server SAN" that sits at the intersection of software-defined storage, hyperscale methodologies and converged infrastructure. This article is the executive summary of primary research that gives the status of the market, examines the vendor ecosystem, lays forth the revenue and 10 year forecast and gives direction for expansion beyond simple "hyperconverged infrastructure". This information is available for public consumption, the full research is available to Wikibon clients.

- David Floyer

In this research paper, Wikibon looks back at the introductory Server SAN research, adjusts the Server SAN definition to include System Drag, and increases the speed of adoption of Server SAN based on very fast adoption from 2012 to 2014. The overall growth of Server SAN is projected to be about a 23% CAGR from 2014 to 2026, with a faster growth from 2014 to 2020 of 38%. The total Server SAN market is projected to grow to over $48 billion by 2026. The traditional enterprise storage market is projected to decline by -16% CAGR, leading to an overall growth in storage spend of 3% CAGR through 2026. Traditional enterprise storage is being squeezed in a vice between a superior, lower cost and more flexible storage model with Enterprise Server SAN, and the migration of IT towards cloud computing and Hyperscale Server SAN deployments. Wikibon strongly recommends that CTOs & CIOs initiate Server SAN pilot projects in 2015, particularly for applications where either low cost or high performance is required.

- Stuart Miniman

If containers are at the center of a shift in how applications are developers and delivered, and their pace of growth and change is unprecedented in IT history, this could have a massive ripple effect on both suppliers and consumers of the ecosystem of IT technologies.

- George Gilbert

Mainstream IT, LoB execs and application development professionals each provide different yet critical perspectives to Systems of Intelligence. IT exes must be in a position to deliver the right infrastructure (e.g. cloud, on-prem, etc.) with the proper performance and SLA profile to support LoB requirements. Line-of-Business execs must have enough knowledge to specify the real-time needs of applications while application development pros must ensure the right skills are in place to deliver and maintain services to Systems of Intelligence over a full life cycle.

- George Gilbert

Premise 16 years ago proprietary flavors of Unix domina […]

- Stuart Miniman

Hyperconvergence is the current state – next generation of converged – better, faster, more distributed than original converged, but still just the beginning. Wikibon’s Server SAN research agenda is to show where we are today and give guidance for the future of this space.

- David Floyer

Wikibon recommends that CIOs put in place a four-point plan for implementing an all-flash datacenter strategy: 1/ Migrate to an All-flash Datacenter by 2016 2/ Proof of concept for Developer Data Sharing - Expect 2 x Productivity & 3 x Code Quality 3/ Reorganize Data Center Operations around Principle of Application Data Sharing 4/ Use IT Budget Savings to Fund Systems of Intelligence This research provides a technology understanding, the business case, and the strategic first steps on the road to an all-flash datacenter.