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SAS Updates Data Management Software

SAS this week announced updates to its data management software that include Big Data virtualization.

Cisco Betting $1 Billion on the Cloud

Networking and hardware giant Cisco Systems Inc. this week announced it was investing $1 billion to expand its cloud business by developing an "intercloud" -- a network of clouds.

Continuuity Tool to Manage Big Data Clusters Goes Open Source

Continuuity Inc. recently announced it was open sourcing its Loom software used to manage Big Data clusters in the cloud.

Cloudera Eyes More Hadoop Community Contributions with $160 Million in Financing

Some major investors this week infused Cloudera with $160 million in funding, much of which the company said will be used to invest in engineering resources to extend its Apache Hadoop community contributions.

Choosing Between Scaling Up and Scaling Out in Enterprise Storage

Making a game plan before purchasing your storage solution will help to point you in the right direction.

New Tech Bringing Larger Storage Capacity Options

From helium-filled drives to "pixie dust," here's some of the disk innovations that are bringing larger capacity drives for less money.

Evaluating Enterprises' SSD Choices

Here's a look at the three top flash drive types.



Physical Storage Options for Enterprises

Here's a look at some of the options IT has to choose from.

Which Data Protection Is Right for You?

Due to the nature of data protection, what's right for one enterprise may not be right for yours. Here's some tips to consider when finding a solution to secure your data.

Watson Supercomputer Power Offered to Develop Enterprise Mobile Apps

To generate interest in its enterprise-class Watson supercomputer platform now being offered as a service, IBM is encouraging mobile app developers to harness its "cognitive computing" power in a developer challenge contest.

NEC Updates Software-Defined Networking Suite

NEC Corp. announced version 5.1 of its ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite, highlighted by a new Unified Network Coordinator (UNC).

Hadoop Upgrades Address Enterprise-Scale Data Analytics

Recent updates from the open source Apache Software Foundation should help enterprises looking to capitalize on the promise of Big Data analytics.

NetApp Announces Scale-Out Storage Systems

NetApp recently announced unified, scale-out storage systems designed to let enterprises manage and control data via one storage and data management platform.

Trend Micro Announces Enterprise Endpoint Sensor Protection

Trend Micro Inc. recently announced enhancements to its enterprise-wide security platform designed to provide a better unified threat defense against known attacks while also detecting and responding to new targeted attacks now in widespread use.

Outlook and QuickBooks: Data Recovery Should Not Come Down to a Coin Toss

Data backup should be as important to your business as an insurance policy. It is crucial to find a method that protects every level of your data.

Top 5 Capabilities Your Project Management Solution Should Have

To get your development projects under control, consider these five key capabilities when choosing a project management solution.

The Year That Self-Service Won

The cloud made self-service BI accessible. What's ahead for IT and business users?

2013 Storage Trends

Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, takes a look back at the major events and trends in storage this year and asks what this means for 2013.

The Year Ahead: Disposable Storage Infrastructure

The cloud continues to be a hot topic for IT. Here are three storage trends to watch in 2013.

Mainframes and IT: The Year in Review

This year saw more ups than downs, at least for mainframe boosters.