FalconStor Lassos A Piece of SDS’ 35% CAGR
Feb27

FalconStor Lassos A Piece of SDS’ 35% CAGR

If llamas can stage a prison break in Arizona, then why can’t the struggling  FalconStor Software try and find freedom by busting out to the hottest storage commodity? Software Defined Storage (SDS) is still in its infancy, said storage guru George Crump, Storage Switzerland. “FalconStor’s new FreeStor solution promises to mature the category in a hurry.” By ‘freedom’, FalconStor means an approximate 2X surge...

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There’s No Free Lunch: Lenovo and Superfish

Lately, I’ve been reading or rereading some classic sci-fi novels, including The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (published originally in 1966) which many consider Robert A. Heinlein’s greatest work. The story traces the revolutionary uprising of a former lunar penal colony against its ruling authority on Earth via the reminiscences of Manuel “Mannie” Garcia O’Kelly-Davis, a computer technician who becomes a leader in the...

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Lenovo’s Crapware Mess: Lessons Learned

It hasn’t been a great month for Lenovo, which has been doing very well otherwise. Currently the company is the worldwide market leader in PCs, has the most powerful corporate PC brand, just picked up IBM’s x86 server business and, with Motorola, it has become one of the world-wide powers in cell phones. Oh, and its Yoga Tablet 2 rivals Microsoft’s Surface as the strongest alternative to the iPad. But Lenovo also put a questionable...

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IBM and Juniper Announce Smarter Networks Partnership

IBM and Juniper Networks announced an initiative to provide real time insights into network behavior to help customers, such as communications service providers (CSPs), improve mobile experiences, address Internet of Things (IoT) application demands and discover new opportunities gleaned from big data. The pair plan to achieve this by enabling the design/delivery of next generation high performance network analytics solutions,...

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Is HP Predictive Analytics A Game Changer?
Feb24

Is HP Predictive Analytics A Game Changer?

Over the last week HP has mounted another assault on Cisco, landed a massive German fish and announced it will deliver open-sourced predictive analytics at Big Data scale. Of the three, the HAVEn (Hadoop-Autonomy-Vertica-Enterprise security-n/apps) analytics announcement looks the most interesting. HP Haven Predictive Analytics ‘accelerates and operationalizes’ large-scale machine learning and statistical analysis,...

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Big Data Deployment Trends (Part II)

In my first post of this blog series on big data deployment models, I discussed some of the fundamental choices enterprises must make and shared a somewhat tongue-in-cheek flowchart to help people think about their options on how to host a new big data environment. This time, I’d like to share some Enterprise Strategy Group research that shows the preferred infrastructure models for the leaders of upcoming big data, business...

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