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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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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Leveraging Analytics For Smarter Storage Systems

Almost since their inception, storage systems have been keeping log files that track everything that is going on with that storage system. Over the years the type and granularity of data that is captured has increased, and today these systems are essentially a big data generator in their own right. The problem is that most of these storage systems don’t provide any meaningful analysis of the data being captured, and the analysis...

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Cisco Extreme Makeover: Meraki, Cloud & Software Licensing
Jan28

Cisco Extreme Makeover: Meraki, Cloud & Software Licensing

Towards the end of 2012 Cisco anted up $1.2 billion for Meraki, a developer of wired/wireless LAN and security products managed via the cloud, and primarily targeted at SMBs. While SMBs are at best an adjacent-market opportunity, “Meraki filled a hole in the company’s portfolio”, it has been wildly successful, and has been one of the “consistently strong performers at the company over the past few years”, said analyst Zeus...

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They’re Baaaaaaaaack: IBM Announces z13 Mainframe
Jan14

They’re Baaaaaaaaack: IBM Announces z13 Mainframe

Due for general availability on March 9, IBM’s z13 mainframe is targeted at three of the hottest IT trends – mobility, cloud and Big Data/analytics – and Big Blue’s mantra that infrastructure (i.e. hardware) matters. “Every time a consumer makes a purchase or hits refresh on a smart phone, it can create a cascade of events on the back end of the computing environment,” said Tom Rosamilia, SVP, IBM Systems, in a...

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