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Software-Defined Infrastructure Enables Greater Innovation in IT

If you google the acronym IT, you will see definitions that look like this one from Wikipedia which has been unchanged over the last 30 to 40 years: "Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other [...]

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NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT ENTERPRISE STORAGE

TBR's Data Center Server and Storage Market Forecast indicates revenue growth in the global data center flash storage market will exceed all other server and storage sub-segments from 2014 to 2018, rising at a 22.9% CAGR to more than $13.5 billion while external data center disk storage revenues will shrink at a 5.3% CAGR to [...]

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Joint Webinar with VMware and HDS - Delivering Simplified Scalable IT with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and Hitachi Storage

I began 2015 with blog on Hitachi Storage for Virtual Volumes, arguably the most discussed storage technology in recent years. In February of this year Hitachi Data Systems announced the early support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs), simplifying customers’ cloud journey and extending the value of Hitachi’s rich infrastructure solutions. VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes [...]

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Hitachi Partners To Build A Big Data Marketplace for Copenhagen's Green Initiative

On March 2, 2015 Hitachi Consulting was chosen to build an innovative Big Data Platform for Denmark’s capitol, Copenhagen, to improve the quality of life in the Copenhagen area, to stimulate business activity, and to help achieve its ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by 2025. What is unique about this Big Data platform is [...]

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Transforming the IT Culture: Going Beyond Collaboration to Innovation

Today all CIO’s are adjusting to the world of SMAC, Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. IDC refers to this as the third platform, which is changing the focus of IT as mainframes and client/server models have done in the past. Crawford Del Prete, the Chief Research Officer of IDC, has been quoted as saying that [...]

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ENIGMA: Cracking an Encryption Engine

On the way home from New York last week I saw the movie “Imitation Game”, which is the story of Alan Turing who led the effort to break the Enigma code with fellow mathematicians at Bletchley Park in the UK during World War II. Although, I rarely watch movies on long plane rides, I was [...]

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SAP HANA GOES OHANA

My father was born in Hawaii, where Ohana means family. In the Hawaiian culture ohana binds family and friends, to work together and remember one another. So when I think about HDS and SAP the word OHANA comes to mind. Why you ask? Because Hitachi and SAP’s partnership is entering its 21st year and we [...]

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SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering and Hitachi UCP

I received a question on my last post about the Dynamic Tiering feature announced in SAP HANA SPS 9. The question is how this differs from paging. The simple answer is that Dynamic Tiering is a database management feature while paging is a memory management feature. While SAP HANA is an in-memory database, it is [...]

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