InMage Meets Short & Long term DR Goals for MCR Safety
April 15, 2014 – 9:50 pm | Comments Off

The Challenge:
MCR’s IT team supports the computing needs of over 350 employees at their headquarters in Collierville, TN, manufacturing facility in Glenwood, AR, and two distribution centers across the U.S. MCR has migrated the majority …

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400GbE and High Performance Computing
April 20, 2014 – 12:49 pm | Comments Off

The last time the IEEE 802.3 Working Group addressed the “Next Rate” of Ethernet was when 10 GbE was Ethernet’s fastest rate. That effort resulted in the development of two new rates — 40 GbE and 100 GbE. The justification for two rates was that 40 GbE was intended to provide the upgrade path for servers, while 100 GbE would target network aggregation applications.

However, the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Ad hoc, performed a year-long industry study of bandwidth requirements. Its assessment demonstrated that industry bandwidth requirements are continuing at an exponential pace — growing by a factor of 10 every five years.

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AMD meets Q1 earnings targets amid datacenter-driven cost cutting plan
April 20, 2014 – 12:42 pm | Comments Off
AMD meets Q1 earnings targets amid datacenter-driven cost cutting plan

The semiconductor maker reported a net loss of $20 million, or three cents per share (statement). Non-GAAP earnings were two cents per share on a revenue of $1.40 billion, down 12 percent sequentially but up …

Hortonworks: the Red Hat of Hadoop | #RHSummit
April 20, 2014 – 12:23 pm | Comments Off
Hortonworks: the Red Hat of Hadoop | #RHSummit

Red Hat has long been lauded for their approach of focusing on and building a sound infrastructure upon which all of their subsequent innovations were built. Their open source approach was and continues to be …

Cloud 2.0: Graphics-as-a-Service transforms design
April 20, 2014 – 11:49 am | Comments Off
Cloud 2.0: Graphics-as-a-Service transforms design

The era of cloud 2.0 is ushering in possibilities for design that hadn’t previously existed. It isn’t quite time to throw out your Computer Aided Design (CAD) workstations, just yet. But any company involved in …

The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils
April 20, 2014 – 11:30 am | Comments Off
The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends to accurately predict peak flu …

Application Aware Networking and the Enterprise
April 18, 2014 – 11:23 pm | Comments Off
Application Aware Networking and the Enterprise

Following up on last week’s blog on application aware networking, it’s worth noting that this is not a new idea and in fact has been part of the development plans for a number of leading …

Study: Hybrid Cloud Computing, PaaS Drive Cloud System Management
April 18, 2014 – 11:17 pm | Comments Off
Study: Hybrid Cloud Computing, PaaS Drive Cloud System Management

A new forecast by TechNavio says the cloud system management market will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.51 percent during the five year period from 2013 to 2018.  The forecast comes …

How Cloudera plans to stand out from the Hadoop herd
April 18, 2014 – 11:01 pm | Comments Off
How Cloudera plans to stand out from the Hadoop herd

Amid all the recent noise about Hortonworks and Pivotal, it’s been easy to overlook another major Hadoop player, Cloudera, and the milestone release earlier this month of its own product, Cloudera Enterprise 5. Now that …

Google enhances cloud analytics offerings with Hadoop connectors for GCE
April 18, 2014 – 10:49 pm | Comments Off
Google enhances cloud analytics offerings with Hadoop connectors for GCE

Despite playing an instrumental role in the development of Hadoop and making numerous other major contributions to the validation of the broader Big Data movement, Google has fallen behind in the cloud analytics race, allowing …