BlackBerry And The China Military Supermicro Server Hack

I’m at the BlackBerry Security Summit this week and wouldn’t you know it, while I’m here Bloomberg blasted out a story indicating pretty much all the major companies that use Supermicroservers may have been hacked. BlackBerry is talking about the need for a different approach to security and mostly focusing on the spreading nightmare that IoT represents for security but, with this alleged hack, maybe we should be thinking about what...

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Whatever Hyperconvergence Is or Isn’t, It Is Hot!
Aug04

Whatever Hyperconvergence Is or Isn’t, It Is Hot!

HP is expanding its hyperconverged infrastructure portfolio with the 2U, 4-node ConvergedSystem 250-HC StoreVirtual (CS250) appliance. Designed for virtual desktops and remote office productivity, as well as offering an easy path to hybrid cloud, it is ‘configurable in minutes for nearly half the price of competitive systems.’ “We’re focused on bringing more choice to our customers,” said Rob Strechay, Director,...

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Hyperconverged – Hyper Market Acceleration

Why does this all matter? Convergence, whether it be full hyperconvergence or better engineering between infrastructure components that is delivered in a pre-configured turnkey manner, is here to stay. Traditional and emerging IT vendors are going to quickly have to determine how to stand out from the pack and light up their go to market campaigns and sales initiatives. Some vendors in this general market, VCE for example, are focused...

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Death, Taxes And Moore’s Law
Sep08

Death, Taxes And Moore’s Law

Of the fundamental certainties in life – death, taxes, my sports teams losing and Moore’s Law – only one can eagerly anticipated, like Grantley-EP, the code name for the newest member of Intel’s server chip family. Up to three times the performance of its predecessors, the Xeon E5-2600 v3 – available in 26 models – was officially launched this week, along with servers from the likes of Dell, IBM, Lenovo, and Supermicro. HP...

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Piston Unveils “The Last OpenStack You’ll Ever Try”
Mar03

Piston Unveils “The Last OpenStack You’ll Ever Try”

Calling it the last OpenStack you’ll ever try, the new release of Piston OpenStack 3.0 has been generating a lot of controversy, if not interest. Unveiled last week, it had to compete with sub-Arctic weather, RSA security conference, Mobile World Congress, the Winter Olympics and Russian brinkmanship in the Ukraine. Then there was the little misunderstanding that saw Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. uninvited from next month’s Red...

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