Software-Defined Storage for Dummies

Leverage software-based infrastructure and commodity hardware to create an environment with all the availability, data protection, and administration benefits of hardware-led environments at a fraction of the cost and complexity. Learn about the tools

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 IT World Canada Team

SanDisk acquisition broadens enterprise flash storage

Flash card maker SanDisk Corp. has been quietly moving into enterprise flash storage for some time. Last week it accelerated that move by striking a US$1.1 billion deal to buy publicly-traded Fusion-io (NYSE:

Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Hadoop bulks up for enterprise

If you need clusters to process big data then Hadoop is the leading platform for consideration. And why not? The open source framework for processing large datasets is available for free to try

Published on: June 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The Next Stage of the Dense Computing Revolution

Download  “The Next Stage of the Dense Computing Revolution - Ultra-dense servers and low-power processors” to find out how this new class of ‘shrinking’ servers works in tandem with low-power processors to achieve

Published on: May 20th, 2014 IT World Canada Team

IT has to regain control from business users, conference told

IT departments need to wrestle back power from management to show their importance, two vendor officials have told a conference of information technology professionals. How they do it depends on a mix of

Published on: May 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP, Foxconn to make servers for service providers

Hewlett-Packard and Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn announced a joint venture to build a line of low-cost, “cloud-optimized” servers aimed at service providers. The two companies aim to carve out a piece of the

Published on: May 2nd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Vancouver company’s dashboard gives visibility into power use

IT systems need electrical power to operate, but a management in number of organizations still don’t know exactly how much their data centres cost and why. For those enterprises Vancouver’s TSO Logic has

Published on: April 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Considerations on cloud backup

The cloud offers any number of solutions to problems for organizations, but arguably the most important is backup. With increasingly faster connections, backing up offsite to the cloud in more than one location

Published on: March 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The friendly co-pilot: After the ink has dried

I had worked closely with a client in completing an outsourcing deal, and, understandably, he was feeling pleased and a little complacent after the signing ceremony as much effort had gone into executing

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane