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Discussing 2015 Trends with George Crump and Greg Knieriemen

by Hu Yoshida on Dec 16, 2014

December 10 I had a webcast discussing IT trends for 2015 with George Crump of Storage Switzerland  and Greg Knieriermen Technology Evangelist for HDS who is known outside of HDS for his podcasts “Speaking in Tech’ which is distributed by the Register
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2015 Trends: Big Data, Internet of Things, Data Lakes, and Hybrid Cloud

by Hu Yoshida on Dec 4, 2014

IT Trends in 2015: Hitachi - Inspire the Next

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2015 Trends: Continuous Infrastructure

by Hu Yoshida on Nov 26, 2014

This post is a continuation of my blog series on top trends for 2015. These three trends under continuous infrastructure that support Business Defined IT

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2015 Trends: Convergence, Automation, and Integration

by Hu Yoshida on Nov 21, 2014

This is a continuation of ten 2015 trends which I started in my last post . These three post refer to three key enablers for Business Defined It.

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Business Defined IT Will Drive the IT Trends in 2015

by Hu Yoshida on Nov 15, 2014

For the past several years I have published top ten IT trends for the coming year, based up on my observations of the current year. Next year the trends will be an extension of this year’s trends, but with more clarity and urgency. You have already seen disruption in the market place as vendors struggle to align with the changing demands of the business. For 2015 these trends will be driven by the need for IT to embrace the third platform that IDC has identified that is built on the mega trends around mobility, cloud, social and big data. I believe these are business trends that define IT and will be the bases for the major IT trends in 2015 and beyond. This is my first post in a series that expands on Business Defined IT and summarizes the other trends that I will cover in the next 3 posts. Feel free to comment with your opinions.

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Social Innovation with Public Safety Solutions

by Hu Yoshida on Nov 5, 2014

On Monday, April 15th of last year, two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and injuring hundreds. The FBI immediately set up a command center and began scanning every available video of the target area. They located two suspects in the videos, but could not get a clear, frontal picture that they could match to their terrorist databases. The decision was made on Wednesday to release the video clips on television and enlist the public’s help in identifying the suspects. The public responded and the suspects were identified immediately. Unfortunately the suspects also knew they were identified and they hijacked a car and were planning to go to New York City to plant more bombs. There was a shoot out Thursday night and one suspect was killed after killing a police officer and severely wounding another.

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High Speed Backup and Restore for Databases

by Hu Yoshida on Oct 24, 2014

Surveys show that backup and restore remain at the top of the list of concerns for data centers. Each year as volumes increase, the struggle to meet SLAs and manage backup windows increases. Many enterprises with very large databases have come to rely on techniques such as simultaneously backing up data through multiple backup streams (multi-streaming) and backing up multiple sources to a single backup device (multiplexing). While these techniques can speed up backup dramatically, it makes it difficult to dedupe using traditional hashing techniques, which results in increased storage costs for backup.

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by Hu Yoshida on Oct 17, 2014

At VMworld Europe 2014 in Barcelona, VMware executives announced that Hitachi Data Systems has joined the EVO:RAIL partnership.

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VSAN for Direct Attach Storage and VVOL for Enterprise Storage

by Hu Yoshida on Oct 9, 2014

In June of last year 2013, VMware announced VSAN. VMware Virtual SAN is embedded in the VMware vSphere kernel and enables clusters of servers with direct attached hard disk drives and solid state drives (HDD and SSD) to create a shared datastore. The management architecture of VSAN enables administrators to specify storage attributes, such as capacity, performance, and availability, in the form of policies on a per VM basis. VSAN brings the benefits of software-defined storage to direct attached storage. Since it eliminates the need for a storage controller, it requires SSDs for read and write caching and the support of the hypervisor for other storage controller functions like provisioning, snap shots, clones, data replication, and data protection. Does this mean that storage arrays will go away to be replaced by commodity HDDs and SSDs?

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Signatures, PINs and Finger Veins

by Hu Yoshida on Oct 3, 2014

According to the Business Insider “The cost of global payment card fraud grew by 19% last year to reach $14 billion. The cost of U.S. payment card fraud grew by 29% to $7.1 billion.”

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