Historical IBM Microcomputer Hardware/Software LAN Products

IT Toolbox

The concept of an overarching connectivity architecture such as SAA was one approach to managing these compromises. One clearly evident (if not explicitly stated) IBM strategy in managing outside competition was to coopt popular technology

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3D XPoint et al to force architecture and software changes

Computer Weekly

New solid state technologies such as 3D XPoint will be a second tier of memory, bringing change to hardware architectures and software to be rewritten, says SNIA solid state group chair

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Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc. Hardware Matters. I can think of a few by myself :)  Software Shapes Hardware.

DARPA explores new computer architectures to fix security between systems

Network World

Keeping a system completely disconnected from all means of information transfer is an unrealistic security tactic,” says Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on its website , announcing an initiative to develop completely new hardware and software that will allow defense communications to take place securely among myriad existing systems, networks, and security protocols.

How To Transform An IT Architecture

The Accidental Successful CIO

Just exactly how does one go about transforming an IT architecture? The first of these questions is whether or not the new architecture is going to be flexible enough. Once you’ve made the switch, are you going to find yourself ending up with a rigid architecture?

Fujitsu Launches All-Inclusive Hardware-Middleware IT Solutions

Data Center Knowledge

Integrated Systems portfolio includes eight principal use cases and specific architectures for specific workloads. Read More. Convergence

Accelerated PCAP: An Architecture for Precision Packet Capture and Analysis on High-­?Speed Networks


Enabling PCAP at 10/40/100 Gbps speeds and beyond necessitates that the processing of captured packets be pushed to the point of ingest, leveraging hardware acceleration to maintain precise, lossless capture at these speeds. By Charles Hall.

Thinking About Intel Rack-Scale Architecture

Scott Lowe

You may have heard of Intel Rack-Scale Architecture (RSA), a new approach to designing data center hardware. Some software that combines disaggregated hardware capacity over a rack-scale fabric to create “pooled systems” When you look at Intel RSA this way—and this is the way that it is typically positioned and described—it just doesn’t seem to make sense. Why should they buy this architecture instead of just buying servers?

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Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything.   While that's quite true, there's a much smaller group who sees something far more impactful -- a complete re-thinking of cloud-scale IT infrastructures: both software and hardware. Chucks Blog.

Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

Storage IO Blog

It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) and hardware less are still trendy, and while some might view the cloud or software-defined data center (SDDC) virtualization, or IoT folks as the culprits, it is more widespread with plenty of bandwagon riders. To me what’s ironic is that many purveyors of of SLBS also like to talk about hardware. The post Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

10 hardware breakthroughs that could revolutionize IT strategy

10 Things

Advances in technology are driving the need for hardware innovations--such as better VR gear, new chip architecture, and on-the-job wearables

Architecture Matters in Big Data Modernization: See why in our examination of the Cloudera and Intel partnership


The paper captures design considerations for enterprise technologists that flow from the engineering work both Cloudera and Intel have been putting into both open source technologies and hardware design. Download “Examining New Mission-Enabling Design Patterns Made Possible By The Cloudera-Intel Partnership” EDH-Architecture-Implications-of-Cloudera-Intel-Partnership.pdf – Downloaded 83 times – 956 kB.

Various Hardware (SAS, SATA, NVM, M2) and Software (VHD) Defined Odd’s and Ends

Storage IO Blog

The following are a collection of odd’s and end’s devices and tools for hardware and software defining your environment. Comment converged Education I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics little data Performance and Capacity post server ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization GbE hyper-v M2 NVM NVMe P2V pcie SAS sata SSD vmware Windows

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IDF 2013: Rack Scale Architecture for Cloud

Scott Lowe

This is IDF 2013 session CLDS001, titled “Rack Scale Architecture for Cloud.” Kumar mentions that Krzanich mentions rack-scale architecture (RSA, not to be confused with a security company of the same name) as one of three pillars of accelerating the data center, and this session will be diving a bit deeper on rack-scale architecture. However, the current architectures aren’t sufficient. Reference architectures and orchestration software.

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Remembering Banyan VINES-Part 5

IT Toolbox

Their closed architecture also made it difficult for hardware and application developers to run their code within the Banyan environment without getting Banyan directly involved in the code

EMC Refreshes Data Protection Portfolio » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

At a Backup to the Future event this week EMC announced a broad array of new hardware and software products that enable customers to deploy new Protection Storage Architectures. ” The three key tenets of the EMC Protection Storage Architecture are protection storage, data source integration and data management services. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events. Cloud Computing » Services » Storage. EMC Refreshes Data Protection Portfolio.

Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview

Storage IO Blog

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HPE increases ‘The Machine’ memory pool 20-fold

Computer Weekly

The Machine is HPE’s proof-of-concept next-generation hardware architecture that aims to overcome the limits of today’s IT by using large memory arrays

Panasas upgrades scale-out NAS to ASD-100 and ASH-100 nodes

Computer Weekly

New Panasas appliances upgrade CPU and RAM to double throughput while changing hardware architecture. Clustered NAS specialist says all-flash and tiers of flash are on the roadmap

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.

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.

Lenovo and VMware to Develop, Market Joint Infrastructure Solutions

Data Center Knowledge

Partnership expected to deliver end-to-end architectures for infrastructure consisting of Lenovo hardware and VMware software Read More. VMware

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Using Accelerators to Close the Real-Time Intelligence Gap


You can download a white paper showing how this can be accomplished, complete with reference architecture, here. An excerpt from the paper discusses how to combine Napatech accelerators, a messaging system like Apache Kafka, and a streams processing system like Apache Storm to accomplish this: Napatech accelerators use hardware, FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), to perform in-line event processing and line rate packet analysis at 1/10/40/100 Gbps speeds. By Charles Hall.

The Future is Converged: How to Overcome Infrastructure Integration Challenges

Data Center Knowledge

Storage infrastructure will soon move to primarily pre-validated hardware and software systems, known as reference architectures, writes Radhika Krishnan of Nimble Storage.

Top 10 Cheap Upgrades to Boost any Computer


In this case, we are referring to hardware slowdown which could be remedied through computer repair or upgrades. Sometimes you just need to replace one or two hardware parts to give new life to an old and slow PC. Hardware Misc Tech Blog - Featured Software Troubleshooting

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Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O related Tradecraft Overview

Storage IO Blog

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March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 18, Issue 3 (March 2018) Hello and welcome to the March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. If you are wondering where the January and February 2018 update newsletters are, they are rolled into this combined edition. In addition to the short email version (free […] The post March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Business VoIP vs Traditional PBX Systems


A VoIP phone can be a simple software-based virtual telephone or a hardware device that looks like a common telephone. PBX telephone systems are available as hosted or virtual solutions (sometimes also called Centrex), and as internal solutions to be used on your own hardware.


Data Infrastructure Resource Links cloud data protection tradecraft trends

Storage IO Blog

Data Infrastructure Resource Links Server Storage I/O Network By Greg Schulz – www.storageioblog.com January 25, 2018 Various data infrastructure resource links. The following are a collection of server storageioblog data infrastructure resource links.

Private clouds are dead—but there’s an afterlife

David Linthicum

Other factors included complexity of installation and configuration, as well as the fact that you still owned hardware and needed data center space. I still consider the concept of a “private cloud” a useful architectural pattern, in some cases.

StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries

Storage IO Blog

Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent listed on the StorageIO industry links page?

5 Facts about Datacenters Every Administrator Should Know


Although data centers themselves are getting greener , the newer datacenters utilize more powerful hardware which may outperform older hardware significantly while taking up more power resources. Architecture Big Data Cloud Computing Business Data center HVAC Ponemon Institute

Non Disruptive Updates, Needs vs. Wants

Storage IO Blog

backup BC and DR Cloud convergence database DCIM I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics Performance and Capacity server ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization Availability ha hardware IO ndca ndcl network software storage Do you want non disruptive updates or do you need non disruptive upgrades?

X15 Software Launches X15 Enterprise: A Hadoop-based machine data management solution


X15 Enterprise’s Hadoop-based architecture, scalability and openness enables organizations to easily access their machine data with a wide variety of analytics tools.”. X15 Enterprise offers an impressive array of features and capabilities, including: Modern, open and extensible architecture.

DDN raises the bar as data intensive analytics push storage systems


Codenamed “WolfCreek,” DDNs next-generation hardware platform that will power products such as DDNs SFA (Storage Fusion Architecture) product line, packs upwards of 60GB/s of sustained bandwidth into just four rack units (RU)! Analysis Architecture Big Data CTO