Intel to set up new group to focus on hardware security

Computer Weekly

Chip maker is reportedly planning to form a new group to focus on hardware security as it scrambles to limit the impact of recently discovered security flaws in chip designs

U.S. console-hardware spending hits mammoth $427 million in April

Venture Beast

Console-hardware spending jumped to a near record for an April month in the United States. Nintendo Switch sales continue to dominate. Read More.

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IGMP: Managing Host Group Tables

IT Toolbox

If the underlying hardware supports multicast, IP uses the hardware multicast facility to send and receive IP multicast datagrams

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Building an Agile IT Group

Eric D. Brown

Like the data center in most organizations, IT groups have been undergoing a transformation over the last few years. Many organizations have been pushing data center transformation projects while neglecting the transformation of the IT group itself.

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Storage roundtable: flash, hardware, and supporting the channel

Computer Weekly

MicroScope gathered together a group of storage industry representatives to discuss hardware, the growth of flash, and their channel strategies

IGMP: Translating Between IP and Hardware Multicast Addresses

IT Toolbox

When a host leaves a host group, it calls procedure hgarpdel to remove the ARP cache entry and inform the hardware

Everything must boldly go! Defunct asteroid mining company’s hardware put up for auction

GeekWire

If you have a sudden yen to replicate outer-space conditions, it behooves you to check out today’s online-only auction of the hardware left over from Planetary Resources , the Redmond venture that aimed to create a trillion-dollar asteroid mining industry.

Apple WWDC 2020: iOS 14, ARM Macs, hardware rumors, and what else to expect

The Verge

The company is still expected to unveil the first look at the future of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — the various suites of software that power all of Apple’s hardware.

Amazon group that created Kindle and Echo is working on technology for COVID-19 testing

GeekWire

Amazon is enlisting its cutting-edge Lab126 hardware group, best known for creating its Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and Echo smart speakers, to help build out its own COVID-19 testing capabilities.

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Open Rights Group calls for control of spies’ use of zero-days

Computer Weekly

Wikileaks’ publication of documents detailing CIA hacking tools has prompted calls for government to control spy agencies’ use of vulnerabilities in widely used hardware and software

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Synergy Research Group hails 2016 as landmark year for cloud services growth

Computer Weekly

Market watcher's latest cloud market tracker suggests services market is growing three times faster than off-premise hardware and software market

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Nintendo Switch powers U.S. console sales to $235 million in May

Venture Beast

Nintendo Switch was the driving force behind huge hardware revenues in the U.S. in May, beating both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Read More.

Why You Don’t Need a Hardware Refresh

ITGCT

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.

3 Reasons Why Manufacturers in CT Need to Stop Buying Hardware

ITGCT

Though it may seem logical to rely on hardware to meet those needs, this isn’t actually the path that many should follow, particularly in the modern era. There are a number of essential reasons why manufacturers in CT need to stop buying hardware and focus their efforts elsewhere.

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.

Tech Moves: Madrona grows investment team; MicroVision, Axon add board members; and more

GeekWire

Seattle-based venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group announced that Anu Sharma is joining its investment team as a principal. Spitzer retired in 2017 from Google where he oversaw operations for Google Glass and developing VR hardware. Anu Sharma. Madrona Photo).

Host Europe Acquired for $667 Million » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

Private equity firm Cinven Group will acquire European web hosting provider Host Europe Group for approximately $667 million from Montagu Private Equity, reports The WHIR. For more details, see Host Europe Group Acquired by Private Equity Group Cinven at The WHIR. Amazon has cut prices for dedicated EC2 instances – an instance on single-tenant hardware that is particularly attractive to enterprise customers. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events.

Bay Area Internet Acquired by Private Equity Firm » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Private equity firm The Stephens Group has acquired Bay Area Internet Services (BAIS), a colocation provider in Santa Clara with a Tier IV facility. DH Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to BAIS, and The Stephens Group partnered with the vXchnge management team on the transaction. ” The Stephens Group has been active in the Internet infrastructure space of late. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events. colocation » Silicon Valley.

SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Presentation on SBS 2011 Essentials and.

Sean Daniel

Presentation on SBS 2011 Essentials and Standard on top of HP hardware, by yours truly! User Group at the beginning of February for a presentation on Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Standard running on HP hardware. Yahoo SBS Support Group. SeanDaniel.com [tech].

Enterprises are still spending on data centers. What gives?

David Linthicum

Synergy Research Group’s review of enterprise IT spending during the last 10 years shows that “annual spending on cloud infrastructure services has gone from virtually zero to almost $100 billion.” However, “enterprise spending on data center hardware and software has been stagnant through much of the decade.” 2019 was the first time that enterprises spent more on cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS than on hardware and software related to data centers.

Enterprises accelerate spending on cloud but don't cut costs for data centers. What gives?

David Linthicum

Synergy Research Group’s review of enterprise IT spending during the last 10 years shows that “annual spending on cloud infrastructure services has gone from virtually zero to almost $100 billion.” However, “enterprise spending on data center hardware and software has been stagnant through much of the decade.” 2019 was the first time that enterprises spent more on cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS than on hardware and software related to data centers.

Isilon's OneFS -- The Definition Of A Modern File System? - Chuck's.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As part of the EMC World festivities, EMC's Isilon group is announcing a few new features available today -- as well as previewing their next release, dubbed Waikiki.    And does so on largely commodity hardware. Chucks Blog.

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Bitcoin Gets Liquid: BitFury Buys Immersion Cooling Specialist

Data Center Knowledge

Bitcoin hardware specialist BitFury Group said today that it will acquire cooling specialist Allied Control. One of Bitcoin’s biggest players is turning to immersion cooling to address the shifting economics of cryptocurrency mining.

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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Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: Hardware Sizing for MOSS 2007 – HP Tools

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Web/Tech Weblogs Add me to your TypePad People list Subscribe to this blogs feed See how were connected « WPC 2007 Expo Notes | Main | “We need a Corporate Facebook” » July 24, 2007 Hardware Sizing for MOSS 2007 – HP Tools A few months ago, I attended a fine Microsoft training class featuring their Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) selling and delivery model.

Convergence presents org-chart challenges

Virtualized Greek

Examples include Nutanix on the hardware side and VMware VSAN or EMC ScaleIO on the software side. It’s this simple challenge that foreshadows the operational challenges of who manages the design and implementation of these solutions within the operations groups. Operations groups need help defining structures that make choosing and implementing these solutions palatable for large enterprises. PC & Server Hardware Virtualization Convergence

Fountainhead: The Beginning of the Non-Dedicated Device World?

Fountainhead

After all, millions of people own identical hardware/software configurations of iPhones, Android-based phones, tablets, laptops and other devices. Burton Group blog. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Thursday, January 10, 2013. The Beginning of the Non-Dedicated Device World? What makes your phone your phone? Or, for that matter, what makes your desktop, your laptop or your tablet yours?

Join World Renowned Big Data Cyber Security Architect Eddie Garcia at 27 Jan Breakfast

CTOvision

Ways to leverage Intel hardware for enhanced security performance. Seating is limited for this intentionally small group session. By Bob Gourley. Eddie Garcia is regarded as one of the nation''s greatest Big Data security architects.

Convergence presents org-chart challenges

Virtualized Greek

Examples include Nutanix on the hardware side and VMware VSAN or EMC ScaleIO on the software side. In a normal transaction, a storage vendor can go to the leader of the enterprise storage group and sell a storage array. Who pays for maintenance or how is it divided between desperate groups? It’s this simple challenge that foreshadows the operational challenges of who manages the design and implementation of these solutions within the operations groups.

Amazon Aurora development team wins the 2019 ACM SIGMOD Systems Award

All Things Distributed

This week, the developers of Amazon Aurora have won the 2019 Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) Systems Award.

Fountainhead: An Ideal Datacenter-in-a-Box

Fountainhead

Essentially the punchline is this: Weve taken the most commonly-purchased hardware configuration and management tools used by mission-critical IT Ops, and integrated them into a single product with a single GUI that you can install and use in ~ 1 day. Burton Group blog.

Technology Short Take #33

Scott Lowe

What happens when multiple VXLAN logical networks are mapped to the same multicast group? First up, Jason goes off on a rant about network virtualization , briefly hitting topics like the relationship between overlays and hardware, the role of hardware in network virtualization, the changing roles of data center professionals, and whether overlays are the next logical step in the evolution of the network. Servers/Hardware.

Is your enterprise software committing security malpractice?

Network World

Well, apparently that’s nothing compared to what enterprise security, analytics, and hardware management tools are doing. Focusing on a specific group would detract from the broader point that this important issue requires more attention from enterprises.”

Technology Short Take #76

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Stay tuned for a quick review of the hardware once it arrives. Zhenyun Zhuang and the LinkedIn Engineering time have a post on not letting Linux control groups be uncontrolled. One key takeaway from the article is that control groups (cgroups) don’t reserve memory, so it’s still quite possible for memory contention to occur. Welcome to Technology Short Take #76, the first Technology Short Take of 2017.

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New offer in high res graphics VoIP appliance market

IT Toolbox

The VoIP industry continues to evolve the hardware it uses, including in the key area of processing and graphics. The latest step towards that goal comes from DSP Group, which develops wireless chip solutions. Companies want to deliver the most popular features using more affordable and cost-effective designs. Its DVF101 new chipset has been designed to provide an improved

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7 Security Areas to Focus on During COVID-19

CEB IT

This is also a good time to reach out to suppliers to see what hardware they have and whether you can get it to the right people if needed. Make sure someone from the security team is part of the crisis management working group to provide guidance on security concerns.

Mick's IT Blogs: Report UAC Status to SMS or SCCM

Mick's IT Blog

It then initiates a hardware inventory to report the MIF file back to the SMS/SCCM. 6) Initiate SMS Hardware Inventory. REM Initiate SMS Hardware Inventory. If oClientAction.Name = "Hardware Inventory Collection Cycle" Then. Start group. End group. Micks IT Blogs. My blog is here to help solve issues I have encountered and solved, publish scripts I have written, and educate others in understanding areas that are not well covered. -->. Micks IT Blogs.

Technology Short Take #65

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. VMware’s Cloud-Native Apps group recently released v0.8 This one isn’t quite virtualization, but isn’t quite hardware either, so we’ll throw it in here. Psst, hey Frank: “Mac” is the hardware from Apple, “MAC” is an acronym that stands for Media Access Control (in networking circles, as in “MAC address”) or “Mandatory Access Control” (in security circles). Welcome to Technology Short Take #65!

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Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition is getting closer scrutiny from EU regulators

The Verge

Antitrust regulators and consumer advocacy groups are increasing their scrutiny of Google’s planned acquisition of fitness tracker firm Fitbit. Worry from regulators has also been matched by consumer advocacy groups. The Fitbit Inspire HR fitness tracker.

Technology Short Take #63

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Russell Pope at Kovarus recently wrote about using security groups to manage the VMware NSX distributed firewall. In talking with customers, I find that one of the things that really challenges their thinking is how to best utilize security groups to their maximum effect. Networking Hardware Security Storage Virtualization Linux OpenStack OVS Microsoft NSX Docker VMware vSphereWelcome to Technology Short Take #63.

Amazon engineers develop face shields for frontline workers

The Verge

A team of Amazon engineers from its drone delivery unit worked with a group of 3D printing volunteers to develop reusable face shields for frontline workers, the company announced in a blog post Thursday. The face shield design | Amazon.

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IDF 2014 Day 1 Recap

Scott Lowe

There were no major data center-centric announcements yesterday (day 1), but I suspect there will be some today (day 2) in a mega-session with Diane Bryant (SVP and GM of the Data Center Group at Intel). The first one, on virtualizing the network, did highlight an important development regarding hardware offloads for Geneve, the next-generation network overlay encapsulation protocol. General Hardware IDF2014 Intel

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US spending on video games just hit a new quarterly record

The Verge

billion — up 9 percent from the year before, according to industry analyst NPD Group ( via Bloomberg ). Hardware sales in total topped $770 million. Photo by James Bareham / The Verge.