Five reasons why Storage-as-a-Service is the logical next step in your technology transformation

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Businesses are juggling an increasingly complex data and IT environment, in which they are faced with overwhelming amounts of data and vast numbers of applications. Many current on-premises storage environments, with infrastructure that typically has reached the end of its service life, are not sustainable. The result: inefficiencies, the inability to leverage innovative capabilities, poor […]

Cloud seeding your data: When the internet isn’t fast enough for your migration

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“Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.”–Andrew Tanenbaum, 1981 That was true then, and it’s true now. Moving data within a cloud is easy — that’s what 40 Gigabit Ethernet is for — but getting that data there in the first place… not so much. Sneakernet may […]

Progress for cloud-enabled robots

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Robots have become smart, but when you use cloud resources to run them, they can become even smarter – and faster. While cloud-enabled robotics has been around in some form since 2011, some companies have recently taken the field from theory to practice. PerceptIn, for example, is prepping cutting-edge surveillance robots that incorporate proprietary object-recognition […]

The rise of container orchestration storage standards

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Containers are everywhere and thanks to Docker, CoreOS, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), we have container standards pretty much nailed down. When it comes to container orchestration, we have three major contenders, Docker Swarm, Mesosphere, and Kubernetes, with Kubernetes pulling into the lead. But, when it comes to container orchestration storage standards we […]

DXC Agility Platform now integrated with Hitachi Automation Director

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Building out a DXC Technology Agility Platform blueprint just got better.   Blueprints are the way in which you map multiple technologies (operating systems, applications, load balancers, databases, data files, etc.) together to make a single service offering by dragging and dropping the different images, assets and technologies together. Blueprints allow application owners to build services ranging from a […]

Cloud spend outpacing traditional IT, spurring security investments

According to a newly released report from IDC, the share of cloud IT infrastructure sales in the third quarter of 2016 has climbed to 39.2% of all IT infrastructure spending, up from 34.7% a year ago. According to IDC: Revenue from private cloud infrastructure sales grew 8.2% to $3.3 billion, and public cloud 8.0% to $5.1 […]

IT’s the way that you say it: The pitfalls of parlance

Have we allowed an obsession around priority setting to allow marketers to influence our judgement? It may be an early tangent, but think of how a traditional Western meal is described. It comprises a main element, usually a significant protein source, and then in another breath, the accompaniments. Has this approach of descending significance, when […]

Technology Perspectives’ end-of-year review 2015

We started the Technology Perspectives (twitter) blog in July 2015, so I thought it would be good to do a bit of a review of where we’ve travelled in the last six months and as it’s nearly the end of the year now seems like as good a time as any. By Graham Chastney, Principal Solution Architect […]

Blockchain in healthcare: From theory to reality

This month, I’ve been looking at a very interesting topic that is receiving an increasing amount of attention within the IT landscape; Blockchain. Blockchain is a public ledger of transactions, which was originally founded to cater to Bitcoin transactions. Although Blockchain is much more well established within the financial services sector, it is gradually making […]

Storage Basics Part 5 – or DAS ist gut ja!

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  I can’t believe we are at part 5 in this series already, hopefully for any newcomers to the subject you have been able to pick up some concepts and terminology, and for those with prior experience, a refresher in some areas. In this post we sign off from the basics by looking at a […]