Dell Ships Blue Thunder SDS 2.0
Mar03

Dell Ships Blue Thunder SDS 2.0

Like FalconStor Software (FreeStor), IBM (Spectrum), EMC (ViPR), and virtually every other IT hardware or software vendor that can recognize an opportunity, Dell is busy pushing its software-defined storage agenda (Blue Thunder). It may only account for a small fraction of the enterprise storage market, but while that market is growing at 5.1%, SDS is exploding at a CAGR of 35.20% over the period 2015-2019. Last month Big Blue pledged...

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Challenges with SSL/TLS Traffic Decryption…

As I’ve mentioned in several recent blogs, enterprise organizations are encrypting more and more of their network traffic. A majority (87%) of organizations surveyed as part of a recent ESG research project say they encrypt at least 25% of their overall network traffic today. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

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Aruba Just The $2.7B Tip Of HP’s Acquisition Iceberg?

HP has announced it will shell out $2.7 billion to acquire Aruba Networks, which trails only Cisco in selling wireless networking equipment, but is far ahead of HP. Acquiring Aruba will change that, says IDC analyst Crawford Del Prete. “This definitely moves them to be competing more with Cisco than any other (Wi-Fi) networking supplier today.” Aruba had revenues of $729 million in fiscal 2014, and has reported compound annual revenue...

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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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