Amazon's New Snowmobile: An Exabyte-Scale Data Transfer Service

No this isn't your average hard-drive backup. Assuming your company has a (really) large amount of data which needs to be shifted to the cloud, Amazon's new Snowmobile service will now deliver a truck to your premises. Not just any truck mind. AWS

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Huawei FusionCube Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Now Available Via First Distribution

A New Converged Solution for High-Performance Data Centre Efficiency Huawei FusionCube provides outstanding Data Center performance to meet the toughest demands for real-time access to business data. In just one day, it can generate reports for up to

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Controlling Your Cloud in the Cognitive Business Era

By admin | big data, Big Data, cloud, Cloud, IBM | 0 Comments | 5 September, 2016

* This blog post is the final entry in a series by IBM on Cognitive Business Computing * In the Cognitive Business Era business leaders need to be able to quickly determine and request the development of new business capabilities. This

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What Is Data Centric Design?

  * This blog post is part of a series by IBM on Cognitive Business Computing * In our last article, we discussed how analytics acceleration helped to deliver faster insights using infrastructure designed for complex analytics. In order to accelerate

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IBM Spectrum Computing: Faster Insights in Big Data Environments

IBM's Spectrum Computing platform, which uses intelligent workload and policy-driven resource management to optimise resources across the data centre, on premises and in the cloud, now offers new cognitive, resource-aware scheduling policies that help

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Veritas' Core Beliefs About Data

By admin | big data, Big Data, Veritas | 0 Comments | 30 May, 2016

  One of First Distribution's newly-signed vendors, Veritas, was named a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, which offers IT managers in organisations solutions for compliance and e-discovery, while reducing

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EMC World 2016: Roundup

One of the IT world's major conferences took place recently in Las Vegas, with EMC hosting their annual EMC World event from 2-5 May. Naturally the event was packed with news and exciting developments from the company, as

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What Makes Motorcycle Racer John McGuiness So Fast?

By admin | big data, Big Data, EMC, Videos, videos | 0 Comments | 10 May, 2016

Perhaps you have heard of a very famous motorcycle race called the Isle of Man TT? Hosted annually on the Isle of Man, it has been dominated in recent years by legendary racer, John McGuiness. A racing legend with countless victories, including 23

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Oracle Announces New Cloud Storage Options

  Oracle has announced new cloud storage options that enable organisations with large volumes of rich media to store, manage, and retrieve content for low cost. By integrating Oracle DIVA, the industry-leading content storage management application, with

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Reasons Why Big Data May Not Be Paying Off for Companies Yet

By admin | big data, Big Data, Industry, industry | 0 Comments | 10 February, 2016

Fortune has published an insightful article which details three major obstacles facing companies as they attempt to use big data to their advantage. Big data has been one of the majorly hyped terms around the industry for the last

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