Are You Ready For High Speed Storage Interfaces?
A new wave of high speed storage interfaces is on the way offering improved storage I/O performance To see the expected performance improvement you have to do more than simply add drives with the new interface and install a host bus adapter in the server, you have to make sure every link in the I//O chain is ready.
Twitter Uncertainty Spooking Investors
Venture capital for Twitter startups has dropped 50%, largely due to confusion about the microblogging service's purpose and functions, reports CBI Insights.
Jury Decides: SAP To Pay Oracle $1.3 Billion
Oracle wins its landmark copyright infringement case in a landslide, as the jury awards an unprecedented figure. The case is likely to be appealed, and its outcome will linger for years.
Does SSD Make Sense In The Small Data Center?
Solid State Storage is often thought of as being used in one of two extremes. Either in the high end enterprise to acceleration databases or in the consumer netbook, smartphone market. The truth is that solid state storage can be used in a wide variety of applications in businesses of all sizes. The small data center with two to three servers should not exclude SSD from it's consideration.
Facebook Traffic Up 60%
Social media site is by far the most popular online destination, generating 25% of page views and 10% of Internet visits, finds Hitwise.
Server Virtualization's Encapsulation And Its Impact On Backup
In our last entry we discussed how the encapsulation of the millions of files that make up a single server into a single file has changed what we expect from storage and the network infrastructure. The same encapsulation may have an even more dramatic impact on data protection that will fundamentally change the way you protect and recover data. It may also change who the 'go to' data protection vendors a
Server Virtualization's Encapsulation And Its Impact On Storage
To say that server virtualization changes everything is an understatement. In storage though I don't think we understand or give credit to just how much of a game changer storage virtualization really is. For storage managers and backup administrators it has brought new capabilities, new requirements and new problems to solve.
Twitter Testing Analytics Tool
Microblogging site expected to allow users to track the most successful tweets, the most influential followers, and which tweets caused people to unfollow them.
Trace the EMC Documentum Family Tree
It seems timely to publish The Real Story Group's EMC-Documentum family tree, as there has been a change in senior management there recently... Mark Lewis is no longer in charge of Documentum at EMC. That's a big change and will clearly have repercussions...
Auditor Faults DHS Intelligence Data Sharing
Limitations in the Department of Homeland Security's IT systems are causing long delays in sharing counter-terrorism information with regional personnel, finds inspector general.
Desktop Twitter Programs Revealed
Desktop Twitter clients offer some advantages over browser-based options for the more than 175 million registered Twitter users navigating the tens of millions of daily Tweets. Desktop clients free user from the limited range of controls and UT metaphors found in the browser, and there's less chance of being bitten by a web-based exploit. Moreover, third-party browser-based clients, such as HootSuite and Slipstre.am, hint at different ways of interacting with Twitter. It's no wonder that third-p
Microsoft Tops 2010 BI Survey
In a finding that bodes well for Microsoft SQL Server, a new InformationWeek report shows 49% of firms are using the vendor's business intelligence tools.
SSD Lessons From The iPad
In their latest quarterly filings Apple stated that they have sold over 4.2 million iPads, exceeding most people's expectations. So popular is the iPad that Apple is taking some of the lessons learned on the product and incorporating them into their next generation of notebooks starting with the MacBook Air. One of those lessons is how Apple is integrating Solid State Disk (SSD) into the product line. Enterprise storage manufacturers need to pay attention and learn a lesson.
Oracle V. SAP: Writing Is On The Wall
At the halfway point of the tech trial of the year, we have solid clues as to what SAP will argue and what the jury will decide. Less certain is the lasting impact on the software industry.