09 November 2013 - News article from Juku.it
05 November 2013 - Link to article from Computer News Middle East.
With enterprise storage now costing significantly more to run than it does to buy according to many estimates, the need to cut those operational costs or at least to slow their rise is paramount.
Full article available here.
29 October 2013 - The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Europe, today announced its new Board of Directors elected by its members for the 2013-2015 term.
08 October 2013 -
By Glyn Bowden, SNIA Europe & UK Country member (Lucr)
First published in Storage Networking Solutions - Sept 2013
One where the data does not move at all!
Ive been working with some clients on their Big Data service. I purposely put Big Data in quotes as to me its a marketing term rather than the name of a specific technology. I think weve all heard it referred to when actually a real technology term should have been used. It gets used interchangeably with analytics for example, where actually analytics has had a perfectly good name, analytics, since it became a thing many years ago. It also gets bandied around as the cure for all ills and this is where the problems begin and the reason behind my opening question.
08 October 2013 -
By Jason Blosil, SNIA ESF Chair (NetApp)
First published in DataCentre Solutions Europe - Sept 2013
Since its inception, discussions about IT have typically been led with hardware. As much as we would like to have believed that software was the it (and it largely was), we discussed IT purchases and architectures in terms of the equipment being deployed more than the software. Perhaps it was because the software was so dependent upon the hardware? Applications running on mainframes wouldnt run on another vendors hardware. Even with the introduction of open platforms with Intel and Microsoft, most manufacturers would modify the software to only run on their hardware. Stickiness was a factor.
24 September 2013 - SNIA Europe's Benelux Committee spearheaded the first academy session hosted at the Dell offices in Amsterdam last Thursday 19th September.
10 September 2013 -
Von Alex McDonald, SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative Chair (NetApp)
Deutsche Fassung: Christine Schmidt
First published in Datacentre Solutions Dach - September 2013
BYOD vier Buchstaben, die im oberen Management oder bei Finanzchefs leises Unbehagen auslösen sollten. Das Akronym steht für Bring Your Own Device und entstand durch eine neue Technologie, die die Welt im Sturm erobert hat: das Tablet. Da sie viel leichter mitzunehmen sind als ein Laptop und viel bessere Vernetzungsmöglichkeiten als ein Mobiltelefon bieten, sind diese Hybrid- Geräte inzwischen zum beliebtesten Device geworden. Außerdem ermöglichen sie hohe Flexibilität: Egal ob man eine Präsentation zeigen, ein Foto machen, schnell Notizen machen, im Internet surfen, E-Mails abrufen oder jemanden anrufen möchte all das kann man mit dem leicht zu transportierenden Device.
03 September 2013 - There are just a few weeks to enter the Tech Trailblazers Awards. Enterprise IT start-ups that are 5 years old or younger, privately owned and privately funded (including Angel, Seed and VC up to and including C-series) should enter now for a chance to win at www.techtrailblazers.com.