Nirvana, that neatly named service emerged courtesy of the nuclear industry and US General Atomics to deal with what are termed Data Junkyards, or tens of millions of files from present and past users that accumulate over the years, with no way of identifying their technical or business value.
EMC, Cisco and VCE are evolving with VCE to become an EMC business. Cisco and VMware continue as strategic partners and investors, with Cisco having an approximately 10% equity interest in VCE. Its charter focuses on simplifying the deployment of hybrid clouds, including a full range of converged infrastructure offerings, applying its innovations and expertise to a broad range of hybrid cloud solutions.
Internet security company Zscaler has released its 2014 Fall Zscaler Internet security and compliance platform. This includes new capabilities for APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) protection, guest Wi-Fi security, global administration, policy management and reporting with instant assessment of security risks.
After more than 10 years of active service, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is to receive an intergalactic flash memory reformat. The process is Opportunity’s first memory upgrade and will see the next generation motor vehicle trawled for worn out memory cells. Although the reformat is occurring 54.6 million kilometres from the earth, it stands as a reminder that everyone should consider reformatting their flash memory drives every once in a while.
Gaberlunzie has been alerted that there's a new browser on the loose, Hola, which over the past 20 months has emerged with over 30 million users already installing it - to show that they want a more open, and more private Internet.
The JPMorgan Chase bank cyberattack impact affects 76million households and 7million small businesses reports "NYTimes" putting the intrusion among the largest ever. Security specialist Alert Logic offers users some advice.
New research co-funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) is to focus on cyber-security aspects of UK's critical infrastructure as vital industrial control systems running power and manufacturing plants, the national grid, and the country's rail network system.
This month the University of Amsterdam (below left showing solar panels) is starting a research project on the use of big data within companies and governmental institutions. A survey has been set up in cooperation with ORTEC Consulting Group in order to gather information about the adoption and implementation of big data applications among businesses.
UK companies looking to do business with Russia and the Baltic might consider Netnod, the Scandinavian gateway into Europe for Russia and Baltic ISPs. There is an amazing set of networks on both oil and gas pipelines across the territory.
Over 40% of accountants in the UK top 100 practices, surveyed by CaseWare (the accounting and financial reporting software provider) say that efficient broadband connections remains the greatest problem for UK accountants working away from the office, with 8% totally unable to access work files outside the office.
As KPMG and Imperial team on a combined Data Institute, the UK government is to provide £42 million, over 5 years, to fund the Alan Turing Institute and has asked the EPSRC (Engineering and physical Sciences Research Council) to act as key partner to realise this and position the UK as a world leader in the analysis and application of Big Data. Accordingly the EPSRC now invites UK universities to submit expressions of interest in joining the consortium to establish the Institute.
Despite the European Court of Justice overthrowing the Data Retention Directive as too broad and with too few safeguards to protect against abuse of privilege, meaning that UK mass surveillance of citizen communications lacked legality, the UK Government has subsequently introduced primary legislation to restore its powers and ISPs are to collect, store and share data on demand with public sector workers under the RIPA law.
Data Centre & Cloud specialists Onyx Group are celebrating once more as they have been named as one of the official Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Specialist Cloud Service supplier to the UK public sector. Back in May, G-Cloud 5 went live in the CloudStore and again number of suppliers and services grew. The iteration sees 1132 suppliers, up by over 10% from G-Cloud 4 applications, and 9236 new services added to the store. There has also been a great increase in SMEs, with now 87% on the G-Cloud 5 framework.
University of Glasgow and Queen’s University, Belfast, along with 12 industry partners, are creating a new CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) an initial 50 PhD students in integrative photonics and its applicability to data storage and information processing.
The public European open cloud has arrived and with CloudVPS Compute based in the Netherlands and cloud users can create and manage large networks of cloud servers, simply and on demand, within an enterprise-class infrastructure.
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