Cisco: Where We’re Going (Part 3of3)
Dec19

Cisco: Where We’re Going (Part 3of3)

SAN JOSE: Looking to recapture its glory days of consistent double-digit growth, 30-year-old Cisco Systems, networking’s 800-pound gorilla, is currently stuck in commodity hell, suffering the outrageous slings and arrows that have beset two of the computer industry’s four pillars – compute and storage. Fortunately, the fourth pillar – software – has proven more resilient than the hardware, and as we learned at last...

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IBM Expands Cloud Centers/Partnerships/Clients

IBM announced a broad expansion of its global cloud computing network to 48 cloud centers. The company will reach enterprise customers at 11 new locations, including IBM Cloud centers in Frankfurt, Mexico City and Tokyo. These centers further expand IBM’s global cloud footprint which includes facilities in Mumbai, London, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Toronto, Dallas and Raleigh, N.C. which opened this year. The...

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Red Hat and IBM Ratchet-Up Linux Partnership

Red Hat’s recent announcement of its Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta noted that the new OS provides a variety of enhancements and innovations, including support for Ceph userspace components, Docker v1.2, FreeOTP (a two-factor authentication application) and OpenLMI (a standardized remote API), plus improved interoperability with Windows file and print services. But Red Hat also announced that Enterprise Linux 7.1 will support POWER8 on IBM...

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Intel Moves to Storm IoT Market

Intel had a coming out party for their Internet of Things effort last week. They are one of the few vendors in the space that seem to understand that you need to start with a Gateway/Hub in order to automate and secure the results. Why? The individual devices will be incredibly hard to secure individually because it would require too much headroom and you’ll still have to manage patches and updates with something. Early companies in...

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Catalogic Tackles the Explosion of Data Copies Problem

Is it a problem if you don’t know that you have it? The answer may very well be: yes. In fact, Catalogic Software would argue that the problem of copy data management is very real, even though you may not be aware of it. Let’s see why that is the case and what Catalogic Software is doing about it. Copies, copies everywhere: the need to shrink and manage A “production” copy of data is the official working copy of that data....

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