Tag Archives : Compute


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 [...]


Jason Gaal, CEO, ROOT Data Center

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 [...]


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 [...]

Paul Lewis

Martin Fink, CTO HP with memristor

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 [...]


Dell technology enabling Spin VFX growth curve

Background: Toronto-based visual effects studio Spin VFX is in growth mode. Fuelled by increasing viewer appetite for adventure and fantasy content, the Emmy-award winning studio is building considerable reputation in the video world for its work on projects such as Game of Thrones, The Borgias, and The Twilight Saga, high profile items in the studio’s [...]

Ali Neishaw, president and executive producer, Spin VFX