Security Follows Compute to the Edge

Edge compute has become more prevalent as technologies like IoT are beginning to be deployed and more enterprises are becoming more distributed. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has a strategy to ensure security throughout the chain, from the datacenter to the edge.

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OpenStack Grows Up: Observations From The OpenStack Summit

The annuals OpenStack Summit in 2016 was held in Austin, TX, giving me plenty of opportunity to spend time with vendors and customers to see where things are heading. Interestingly, “maturity” was one of the most common themes among both groups.

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Everspan Changes Archiving

With the ability to store over 180PB of data in a small form factor that can last for up to 100 years, Everspan is delivering an optical archiving solution for those industries that demand a low-cost archival solution with a nearly infinite lifespan.

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Has Optical Archiving Come of Age?

For years, tape ruled the archival roost, but unfortunately tape was an expensive and time consuming proposition due to its service life and fragile state. Hard drives became an archival medium but were more expensive, consumed more power and were heavy. Optical archiving can change all of this, led by Sony, an innovator in data storage.

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Bringing Intelligence to the Cloud Edge

As more data is being collected at the edge, the need for processing in place is growing as networks simply cannot handle the deluge. In this environment, ARM has the performance and low power CPUs that make processing at the edge a more reasonable proposition.

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High Availability For Private Clouds

Because private clouds are typically run on-premises, alongside traditional IT applications, businesses expect resiliency and reliability. OpenStack does not have those capabilities out of the box but Stratus can bring high availability to OpenStack.

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Can IBM Revitalize 8P with x86?

For years the 8P market has been in decline, primarily because these complex systems required significant R&D and long product cycles, falling behind business needs. IBM’s unique design enables a more modular and scalable 8P to address these challenges.

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HP Apollo 6000 and 8000 Advanced Cooling Solutions

Density compresses the problems with heat and makes it even more difficult to drive high performance. Optimal cooling can help to overcome this challenge, enabling both high performance without overtaxing the data center. HP’s advanced cooling solutions enable the Apollo 6000 and 8000 to deliver outstanding HPC performance. 

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Is “Scalable Blade” an Oxymoron?

Blade servers were designed for density, but many applications require vertical scalability in order to respond to increases in business. The IBM Flex System X6 is a family of compute nodes that enable this vertical scaling to tackle even the most complex applications.

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