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Serving as an affordable introduction to Android apps, Nokia has launched
Nokia X in Malaysia.
The device features the free Here Maps, Nokia MixRadio, and free cloud
storage from Microsoft using OneDrive. Read Original Content
Bank of America Merrill Lynch sponsored an investors' conference in Taiwan
March 17-21 that foc... (more)
By Bob Gourley
We produced this list as an aid to the enterprise CTO seeking information on
the most capable mission-enabling infrastructure technologies. This is a
companion piece to our list of the top analytical technologists on our
Analyst One website. Our methodologies are at the bottom of this list.
We trust you will find this list interesting and informative. Have some new
technologies to suggest for the list? Let us know at our Contact Page.
The CTOvision Big Data Top Enterprise Technologies List Aerospike: Aerospike
delivers the first flash-optimized in-memory database and the most reliable
NoSQL database for revenue critical, real-time big data applications. The
database of choice in advertising, Aerospike is the user store and system of
engagement for Internet-scale, interaction platforms, such as AppNexus,
Bluekai, eXelate, The Trade Desk and [x+1], pr... (more)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added EBS Optimized support for enhanced
bandwidth EC2 instances (read more here). This industry trends and
perspective cloud conversation is the second (looking at S3) in a three part
series companion to the AWS EBS optimized post found here. Part I is here
(closer look at EBS) and part III is here (tying it all together).
For those not familiar, Simple Storage Services (S3), Glacier and Elastic
Block Storage (EBS) are part of the AWS cloud storage portfolio of services.
With S3, you specify a region where a bucket is created that will contain
objects that can be written, read, listed and deleted. You can create
multiple buckets in a region with unlimited number of objects ranging from 1
byte to 5 Tbytes in size per bucket. Each object has a unique, user or
developer assigned access key. In addition to indicating which AWS region, ... (more)
PALO ALTO, Calif., and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
CTERA Networks, the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced that
Ricoh Canada Inc., the subsidiary of the global technology leader
specializing in office imaging equipment, document management and IT
services, has launched a new cloud storage service for its business customers
using CTERA's cloud storage platform. The Ricoh-branded service, RCloud
Services: Backup & Recovery, offers hybrid cloud/local backup, mobile access
to files, and secure file sync & share capabilities as a managed service,
based on cloud infrastructure hosted entirely in Canada.
Ricoh Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Americas Corporation
with its head office located in Toronto, with over 2,100 employees
nation-wide. Earlier thi... (more)
Today I read the results of a report from Google titled, How In-store
Shoppers are Using Mobile Devices that states the following, "One in three
shoppers uses their smartphones to find information instead of asking for
help from a store employee. In some categories 55 percent say they do this
when shopping for appliances, 48 percent for electronics, 40 percent for baby
care and 39 percent for household care." Those numbers point to a
significant change in retailing. They point to a self-help transformation
enabled by mobile devices. Companies that want to thrive in retail must
embrace these behaviors by acknowledging them and adapting their strategies.
Here are some more interesting results from the report:
79 percent of smartphone owners are smartphone shoppers 62 percent utilize a
smartphone to assist with shopping at least once a month and 17 percent
utilize mo... (more)
London, United Kingdom, November 28, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Storage Made Easy
today announced the general availability of the SME Cloud Control Appliance,
their on-site enterprise file share and sync (EFSS) application.
Unlike other Enterprise File Sync and Share products the SME product is
storage agnostic and works with a mix of existing public cloud data and
on-premise cloud data.
Jim Liddle Storage Made Easy CEO stated, "The SME Cloud Control Appliance
fills a market gap for a solution truly designed for Enterprise customers who
already have many private data stores and who have also either embraced cloud
in a limited way or who have cloud sprawl control problems.
"SME is device agnostic, storage agnostic, App agnostic, and also
infrastructure agnostic. In contrast, SME’s competitors are adding to cloud
sprawl problems rather than providing solutions. Companies don't nee... (more)
When you think of Red Hat, you have to acknowledge its contribution to the
Linux interface but now there is a new kid on the block whom Red Hat wants to
befriend. That is none other than the OpenStack which is seen in their new
release of OpenStack-friendly release of the cloud Storage Server. The latest
Red Hat Storage Server (RHSS) 2.1 has succeeded in combining two well known
and well used units, namely the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 and
oVirt. Therefore, you get an open source platform for virtualization and an
XFS File System storage. So the user gets to deploy the open storage which
is software-defines along with the performance, manageability and
capabilities of an enterprise level software.
The new RHSS 2.1 release is packed with features which the user has been
looking out for and after a long research on market needs, Red Hat has
launched it... (more)
Memopal (www.memopal.com) announces the release of ‘Memopal Cloud
Search’, the new tool that simplifies and speeds up online file search.
Searching dozens and dozens of folders in your remote archive to find the
document you need out of hundreds of thousands of other files may be
difficult and time consuming.
‘Memopal Cloud Search’ makes searching in your remote archive easier and
increases search speed, letting you enjoy all the advantages of how you
usually organize files and folders on your computer. In fact, Memopal applied
the Grid Computing concepts used by leading search engines to online backup.
This improves indexing and searching is faster. Memopal states it can search
a 2-million file archive in under 50 milliseconds.
Memopal also implemented efficient result ranking techniques to display the
user’s most important files first. The Memopal algorithm is ba... (more)
ParaScale and Alfresco Software have announced a cloud-based integrated ECM
solution co-locating Alfresco Content Management and ParaScale Cloud Storage
software on the same hardware. Unlike traditional ECM architectures, the
combined solution enables organizations to store and access content without
adding management overhead or cost; offers simple configuration and setup;
and ensures high-performance and easy scale-out.
Managing content effectively has become an indispensable part of running an
efficient business. Content growth requires a sophisticated ECM solution that
can scale users and content volumes simply and at low cost without massive
up-front capital expenditure. Legacy applications may run in the cloud but
modern Content-as-a-Service approaches consuming services resident in the
same cloud are required to inherit the benefits of a Cloud Service
Many in the IT industry seem to enjoy arguing exactly what does and does not
constitute a cloud service. As I mentioned in my post on the controversy over
private cloud services, I do not feel that these arguments are productive. We
should focus on results and business value instead of arguing about
semantics. However, the current crop of cloud storage solutions have many
important differences from traditional SAN and NAS storage, something that
seems to surprise many end users I meet. Cloud storage capacity is not your
fathers blocks and files!
Primary, Secondary, and Tiered Storage
Most IT infrastructures contain a wide variety of storage devices, but these
have traditionally been divided into two categories:
Primary or production storage serves active applications and is accessed
randomly. The primary category includes most familiar direct-attached disks
(DAS), s... (more)
As I discussed in my previous post, What Makes Cloud Storage Different from
Traditional SAN and NAS?, today's cloud storage is unique from the SAN and
NAS (and even CAS) that has gone before. Beyond the cost and flexibility
benefits inherent in public cloud computing resources of all sorts, cloud
storage is unique in its openness, programmability, and the possibilities it
opens for distribution and collaboration.
These compelling benefits, along with an explosion of cloud hype, have led
every company with a product even remotely "cloudy" to jump into the market.
In my corner of the IT world, everyone from hosting providers to software
vendors to traditional array manufacturers are putting forth cloud storage
products. As the wise among us already know, these cloud products are not all
of equal merit!
It has struck me that there are really three kinds of cloud storag... (more)