Unprecedented hardware problem brings down Australian Stock Exchange

Computer Weekly

Financial regulator launches probe after hardware failure in main database led to problems for stock exchange market system

Traditional datacentre hardware revenues hit by digital transformation efforts

Computer Weekly

Technology Business Research report sheds light on the impact that cloud, virtualisation and hyper-convergence are having on traditional datacentre hardware revenues

Microsoft debuts Project Olympus to boost open source datacentre hardware development

Computer Weekly

Microsoft wants to give open source datacentre hardware developers earlier access to its designs to speed up the time it takes to bring new products to market with Project Olympus

Guide to Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking giant is the world’s biggest open source hardware design factory Read More. Blades Cooling Data Center Design Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Power Storage

Twisted Pair Ethernet Hardware Troubleshooting Part 2

IT Toolbox

Starting at the Data Link layer, ARCNET, IEEE 802, or Ethernet LANs have been frequently implemented for network access

Twisted Pair Ethernet Hardware Troubleshooting Part 1

IT Toolbox

For networks with multiple layers of hubs, the OUT port on one hub connects to an IN port of the higher-layer hub

Cisco Signals Success in Focus Shift from Hardware to Software

Data Center Knowledge

Optimistic forecast indicates strategic focus on software to compensate for slumping hardware sales is paying off Read More. Cisco Networking Technology

LinkedIn Pushes Own Data Center Hardware Standard

Data Center Knowledge

Can Open19 take hold given OCP’s wide support, including by Microsoft? Read More. Blades Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Infrastructure LinkedIn Open Compute Racks and Enclosures

Supercomputing Predictions for 2016


Wondering where supercomputing is heading in 2016? This is something to keep an eye on throughout 2016. Cray’s DataWarp products are a few examples of attempts to combine software and hardware innovation around data-tiering. As 2016 moves forward, we will see the coherence between analytics and supercomputing develop. Katie Kennedy. Here are some well informed assessments brought to you by Cray. New Processor Technologies.

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How Far has Face-Tracking Technology Come in 2016?


This is the technology behind Snapchat’s filters, impressive on mobile hardware, and it points to the most promising aspect of face-tracking technology: its implications for socializing in the digital sphere. Where do you think face-tracking technology will go towards the end of 2016?

Report: Cloud Providers Will Spend $23B on Data Center Hardware This Year

Data Center Knowledge

IDC predicts 19 percent uptick in hardware spend by public cloud providers, while traditional IT spend contracts slightly Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Colocation Infrastructure Networking Storage

Spirit of Competition: Nutanix Certifies Cisco USC Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

No deal or joint product, but channel partners can now offer certified Nutanix-on-UCS solutions Read More. Cisco Convergence Featured Nutanix certification Greg Smith (Nutanix) ucs Virtualization

Server shipments fall as firms use cloud and virtualisation to cut hardware costs

Computer Weekly

Gartner’s latest global server sales tracker highlights the toll that cloud and virtualisation are taking on the market

It's just like hardware, only softer, right?

ComputerWorld IT Management

But one of the network/hardware guys decided to apply, and received the promotion to IT/software manager based on his years with the company." IT/software manager is leaving this company, and that means an opportunity for someone who already understand the business's IT issues from the inside, reports a pilot fish on the scene. Some in the department put in for the position, believing they were qualified to be the next IT/software manager," fish says. "I

Amazon unveils new data center hardware to get you securely into the cloud

Tech Republic Data Center

At the 2016 re:Invent conference, AWS CEO Andy Jassy unveiled two new products, the Snowball Edge and Snowmobile, to make it even easier to get your data into the cloud

HPE Bets on Core Data Center Hardware Sales to Drive Profits

Data Center Knowledge

Getting out of low-margin services business, company now has to boost hardware sales volume Read More. Blades Hewlett-Packard Infrastructure

12 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now

Network World

It's not a stretch to say that most organizations have at least some old hardware and software still in use. Walker White, president of BDNA, a company that tracks and analyzes end-of-life (EOL) data for hardware, software and medical devices, says that the main problem with out-of-date software and legacy hardware is that once they pass their EOL cycle, the vendor no longer maintains or supports the products, resulting in security vulnerabilities and risk to organizations.

Microsoft makes Windows 10 hardware change for PC security

Network World

Microsoft is rolling out a change in minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices, and expects hardware makers to comply in order to make their devices more secure. Starting Thursday, PC makers should include a hardware-based security feature called TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0

Aging Hardware Could Corrupt Evidence in Megaupload Case

Data Center Knowledge

Defendant's former service providers Cogent and Carpathia refuse to be responsible for preserving data on DOJ's behalf Read More. Shared

Nvidia Surges in 2016 Using Graphics Chips to Challenge Intel

Data Center Knowledge

CEO Huang says performance result of years of investment in hardware, software aimed at enabling computers and cars to think for themselves Read More. Blades

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Why You Don’t Need a Hardware Refresh


Businesses are in a position where they need to be able to leverage the “latest and greatest” in terms of hardware and software to maintain a competitive advantage, but are also balking at the upfront investment normally required at the same time.

Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events

Storage IO Blog

Here is the updated Server StorageIO fall 2016 webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics. The post Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events appeared first on StorageIOblog.

TechNet Augusta 2016 “Cyber in the Combined Arms Fight”


Exponential growth in software (while Army is still a hardware based organization). ChrisScott. This is the first in our series of posts based on our attendance at AFCEA’s TechNet in Augusta. Other coming posts will dive into details of Army Mission Needs for Networking, Integrated Electronic Warfare, Tactical Radios, Defensive Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Training, and the Army’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

Tech Vendors Must Evolve Or Crumble: The Report You Must Read

Forrester IT

The Evolve Or Crumble: Prepare For The Fate Of The Hardware Incumbents report will make you think and prepare you to make what may be difficult, but necessary decisions about your own future! hardware. IT Infrastructure Infrastructure Software cloud disruption evolution hardware vendorsWhich companies do you feel are the dominant players in the technology industry?

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HyperGrid launches HyperCloud containerised hybrid cloud platform

Computer Weekly

Hyper-converged appliance maker HyperGrid promises full two-way workload portability between on-premise hardware, private cloud and public cloud services in HyperCloud launch

Android gets patches for serious flaws in hardware drivers and media server

Network World

The June batch of Android security patches addresses nearly two dozen vulnerabilities in system drivers for various hardware components from several chipset makers. The largest number of critical and high severity flaws were patched in the Qualcomm video driver, sound driver, GPU driver, Wi-Fi driver, and camera driver. Some of these privilege escalation vulnerabilities could allow malicious applications to execute malicious code in the kernel leading to a permanent device compromise.

7 Ways of Reducing Your Business Expenses in 2016


Given below are the 6 major different ways of reducing your business expenses this 2016. Consider Hardware Updates. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post 7 Ways of Reducing Your Business Expenses in 2016 appeared first on Information Technology Blog.

Infrastructure as code: What does it mean and why does it matter?

Computer Weekly

The emergence of software-defined hardware has given rise to the phrase “infrastructure as code” to describe the way these environments are managed

Hypergrid adds metered usage and networks to hyper-converged kit

Computer Weekly

Hyper-converged appliance maker will allow customers to pay for what they use in hardware that will now add networking

Mirai botnet hits Post Office Broadband and Kcom customers

Computer Weekly

Broadband providers Post Office Broadband and Kcom are among a number of operators to have been hit by a hack targeting Zyxel routing hardware

Self-checking chips could eliminate hardware security issues

Tech Republic Security

Researchers may have found a way to validate chips, so all concerned parties are satisfied the silicon is backdoor-free

OLPC redux: Spin-off delivers successors to low-cost hardware

Computerworld Vertical IT

Non-profit One Education has an ambitious plan in a competitive PC market: To sell Windows 10 tablets and laptops inspired by the innovative spirit of One Laptop Per Child, which designed groundbreaking, low-cost PCs almost a decade ago. One Education, an OLPC spin-off, is making what it considers successors to OLPC's XO devices, which are now out-of-date. OLPC released its first XO laptop in 2007, but the organization is now splintered and focusing on education tools.

Nand flash shortage to push up solid-state drive prices

Computer Weekly

Flash storage chip supply is being squeezed by smartphone manufacturers’ demand, increased notebook and datacentre hardware demand, and difficulties switching to 3D Nand production

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Pivot3 adds Edge Office SME/ROBO hyper-converged appliances

Computer Weekly

Hyper-converged infrastructure maker adds all-flash SME and remote office server-storage hardware with VMware hypervisor to vSTAC SLX products based on NexGen buy

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What CIOs Can Learn From Bank of America’s Trip Into The Cloud

The Accidental Successful CIO

What this means for you is that a great number of your IT support staff are spending their time keeping both your hardware and your software versions up-to-date. Right now hardware is typically allocated for each line of business.