Success by Design in cloud data management

InsightaaS: As businesses move past the exploratory stages of cloud into its use as a production-grade component of corporate infrastructure, we are seeing new cloud management issues emerge. Most organizations have moved beyond “should we use cloud?” and “should we look at IaaS, PaaS and/or SaaS” to issues associated with enterprise-level IT operations. Some of [...]

Class 395 Bullet train

Enterprise ready Hadoop by RainStor 1

It’s a common question: is Hadoop enterprise ready? Viewed from one angle, this is a moot question. Hadoop, v1.0 and v2.0, are already in wide-spread use. But according to data archive vendor RainStor, which is trying very hard to turn Hadoop into a production database, only a small percentage of big businesses are relying on [...]

DC for less than the price of power?

Notwithstanding the industry’s fixation on growth in cloud services markets, the colocation business is alive and well. While many individual players are executing on expansion plans in this area, aggregate research has uncovered similar cause for optimism. For example, in Datacenter Dynamics’ most recent review, North America Data Center Key Trends Report 2013-2014, study authors [...]

Jason Gaal, CEO, ROOT Data Center

Paul Lewis

Vitamin Y: Paul Lewis on why “You don’t have a Big Data problem”

Context: Paul Lewis is a CTO with a deep interest in Big Data. Now with Hitachi Data Systems after holding IT executive positions at Davis + Henderson and other firms, Lewis has a deep understanding of the importance of data to business strategy, and the relationship between that data and storage strategies, and between storage [...]

Discover 2014 a showcase for Apollo, Sharks, HPC and The Machine

“We are back!” Meg Whitman proclaimed from the main stage of this year’s HP Discover conference in Las Vegas this week.  Referring obliquely to fallout from some questionable acquisitions and fierce competition in some of HP’s core markets over the past couple of years, the CEO pointed to financial recovery achieved through streamlining and restructuring [...]

Martin Fink, CTO HP with memristor