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  • Comment: The UK tech scene is about more than London

    We hear on a daily basis how ?Silicon Roundabout? and the London technology sector are revitalising the UK economy. However, a recent Techworld exclusive revealed that funding is being pulled for the regeneration of the Old St area, while government quango Tech City UK revealed earlier this year that it's changing its focus from London to the UK as a whole. Both stories suggest that London?s start-up crown may be up for grabs in the near future.

  • 7 tips for protecting your AWS cloud

    This week disappointing news came from service provider Code Spaces, a company that provided support for devops application management. Code Spaces, which was hosted in Amazon Web Service's cloud, ceased operations. after suffering a distributed denial-of-service attack by a perpetrator who demanded ransom and then began deleting data when company officials logged into their AWS account to stop the attack.

  • Michael Dell: On SDNs and networking for the masses

    Dell is synonymous with home and business PCs, and data center servers. Yet Dell also has an ambitious software-defined networking activity underway called the Open Networking Initiative, where it partners with SDN software companies like Cumulus Networks and Big Switch Networks to bundle operating systems and applications on Dell switches.

  • How IBM announced System/360 to the world

    This is the text of an IBM Data Processing Division press release distributed on 7 April, 1964, System 360 a family of computers build with the then revolutionary concept of a single, unified architecture.

  • In-memory technologies move databases to real time

    Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence.

  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

    , the open source software management company, picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year, based on stats collected from the

  • 6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

    IT pros blow the whistle on the less-than-white lies and dark sides of the tech business

  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • Where we stand with SDN

    One gauge of industry progress on the software-defined networking front is the momentum of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the user-lead group that is spelling out the core SDN standards and championing the cause.

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Italian Fitness Equipment Manufacturer Adds Storage Muscle with HGST

For more than 25 years, Technogym has designed, manufactured and sold the world?s most advanced fitness equipment. More than 20 million people use Technogym equipment every day in more than 100 countries. And chances are, if the world?s best athletes are exercising during the Olympics, they are working out on a Technogym system. Technogym had a goal to increase database engine operations by a minimum of three times. To achieve this, the company?s IT staff engaged the services of Cinetica s.r.l., a local storage consultant and systems integrator, to tune its relational database and optimize the performance of its overall IT infrastructure.
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Nexenta Enterprise Storage Solutions with HGST SSDs Increase Storage Performance

A shift is underway in the enterprise data storage market. The need to cost-effectively store large amounts of data is growing exponentially. Nexenta uniquely complements virtualized environments?from the datacenter to the cloud?by delivering best-of-breed data protection with the most efficient and scalable storage infrastructure. NexentaStor provides 70-80% savings over proprietary solutions, and capitalizes on the benefits of ZFS technology to manage cloud and other massive storage deployments.
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LinkedIn Scales to 200 Million Users with PCIe Flash Storage from Virident

LinkedIn is the world?s fast-growing professional networking site that allows members to create business contacts, search for jobs and find potential clients. LinkedIn forms a vital link for more than 200 million professionals in more than 200 countries and territories who count on the LinkedIn network and consider it vital to their day-to-day professional life. They use it to stay connected with business contacts, expand their professional networks, develop closer relationships and build personal brand equity. LinkedIn has a diversified business model with revenues from member subscriptions, advertising sales and talent solutions.
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Helium Taking HDDs to New Heights

HGST's HelioSeal HDD technology is intersecting the HDD market at the right time as enterprise datacenter customers require a clear path to sustained storage TCO reductions. The platform will also ease the way for the integration of future HDD technologies such as SMR, HAMR, or bit-patterned media (BPM) to deliver even higher-capacity disk drive products designed to address an array of diverse enterprise storage applications and use cases, including cold storage solutions. This white paper demonstrates how HGST?s HelioSeal HDD technology can deliver against the increasing capacity demands of the enterprise and the Cloud whilst also drastically reducing TCO by up to 30%
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12Gb/s SAS: Key Considerations For Your Next Storage Generation

The delivery of a 12 Gb/s SAS is just the start ? SAS has a future roadmap looking at 24 Gb/s and beyond where SATA does not extend beyond 6 Gb/s ? and performance above 1 million IOPS is looking more and more possible. The advantages include a future-proofed solution with higher throughput, no compromise on distance and superior value in SANs. This white paper examines the developments, advantages and future challenges and the significant opportunities for adopters of SAS within the enterprise.
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