IBM today announced that International Data Corp. (IDC) has ranked IBM as the top ranking supplier of Software Defined Storage Platforms (SDS-P) in its latest Worldwide Storage Software QView for the second quarter 2014, based on software revenue. The ranking reflects widespread adoption of IBM’s SDS-P technologies by clients looking to gain faster, more reliable access to their growing data volumes.
I’m a Mac. My conversion began around 2009 when I started doing more event coverage for a former job. The need stemmed from having aligned systems with my cameraman so we could edit video faster. Since the change, the only time I’ve looked back is when I wanted to play computer games. Now keep in [...]
Today, we announced we’re shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. This is a pretty big deal (no pun intended). When I first entered this industry the idea of fitting this much capacity on a single hard drive was far from reality. Granted, I’m a little bit of a techie and tend to get overexcited [...]
As organizations look to take advantage of the emergence of cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, IBM today announced that this trend is driving interest in IBM systems in geographies around the world.
By Brenda Caine, Marketing Programs Manager I’m the first to admit that I have a hard time prioritizing the activities in my life. I’ll clean the house, pay the bills, go to the gym, read my email, check the latest news online, wash the dishes, plan a vacation, and redo my will and give all […]
“Making video games is expensive.” Eitan Glinert – Founder – Fire Hose Games Truer words were never spoken. Game development is expensive regardless of whether you’re an 800-pound gorilla like Electronic Arts or Activision or if you’re the scrappy upstart like Fire Hose Games. But Fire Hose Games is approaching it differently. An approach that [...]
Photo Credit: Spiceworks Have you seen Spiceworks’ 2014 STATE of IT report yet? Not only is it packed full of really great information, it’s a beautiful piece of content (Well done, Spiceworks!). You should definitely check it out, but there’s a lot to consume so let me break down some of what the data is [...]
One of the things I find to be the most amazing about the Internet is how people have spare time to create such interesting content. I know it’s my own time management because of TV or video games, but thanks to the wonderful World Wide Web, you can find anything from video mashups to movie [...]
Tired of being chased by marketers armed with buzzwords and slogans? Here’s a suggestion: The next time you get asked if you are a decision maker, tell them “No, but I tell them what to decide”. Here at Seagate we get it. That’s why we’re stoked that July 25th is the 15th annual SysAdmin Day. While [...]
So, just in case you didn’t get the memo that data is growing exponentially, XO Communications published this neat infographic to make it crystal clear. I like to hang up a new infographic at my desk every week or so; this one wins the prize for this week. Remember when a terabyte was a big deal? [...]
IBM today announced that Vissensa, a UK-based managed service provider (MSP), has taken delivery of the IBM Enterprise Cloud System, which will help the company offer new and improved cloud services to its customers.
Let’s take a quick count – Spotify, Slacker, Pandora, Last.fm, Rdio, and iHeartRADIO. I think that may be all the streaming music services that I’m subscribed to, but I’m still probably missing a couple. Yet what about my CD’s? Many are out of print and aren’t even available on the aforementioned services because they’re outdated [...]
Big Data. Analytics. Business Intelligence. You’ve heard it all before. These are terms that likely resonate with anyone in a strategic business function. Security professionals are no exception. Whether we’re talking casinos and airports, or retail environments and financial institutions, the video surveillance market is growing in complexity, and intelligent video surveillance is becoming a [...]
IBM and Pure Storage today announced that Pure Storage has acquired over 100 storage and related technology patents from IBM and the companies have signed a patent cross-license agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The idea of backing up your computer is a good one and shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But some people (and sometimes myself included) need a gentle reminder of why backing up your computer is a good idea. So let’s break it down for you. To protect your content – Financial documents, movies, [...]
. Guest Post by Steve Pipe – Seagate Corporate Communications Seagate was a winner in the American Technology Awards (ATAs) Showcase in Washington, D.C. last week. The company was honored in the Server and Storage Technology category for its Kinetic Open Storage platform. Launched in October, 2013, the Kinetic platform eliminates the storage-server tier of traditional [...]
At the IBM Edge2014 conference, IBM today released preliminary study findings of 750 global organizations revealing less than 10 percent are fully prepared to address the proliferation of cloud computing, analytics, mobile devices and social media.
Our “brothers-in-storage,” Backupify, released this pretty spiffy infographic highlighting the history of data storage that is too cool not to share. It’s really cool to look back at where storage has come and where it’s going. I couldn’t help but get a pinch giddy on the latest episode of Mad Men, when they referenced the importance [...]
IBM today announced a collaboration with Coriell Life Sciences, a provider of genetic analysis at point of care, and CareKinesis, Inc., a Medication Risk Mitigation® pharmacy services firm, to bring personalized medicine to the elderly based on analyzing and storing genetic data in a secure cloud environment.
—By Cinwoo Lee With the theme of “Hard Drives: Harmony in Digital Daily Life,” a photo contest held by the South Korea Design Team drew nearly 100 photo submissions. Among those, 32 images were selected for display at the design center. The idea behind the contest was to promote the importance of digital storage and [...]
It’s been six months since Seagate announced the Kinetic Open Storage Platform, and in those six months a lot has happened. Seagate realizes that for such a dramatic shift in how storage is architected in the data center, a number of ecosystem dependencies must be addressed. If you look at what Seagate has done over [...]
During this years SXSW festival, we had a chance to catch up with indie-rock band Now, Now to chat about the songwriting process and creative collaboration. Check it out! SeagateCreative: You guys are in the process of recording the follow-up to your acclaimed album, Threads, how’s that coming along? Now, Now: We’re still quite deep [...]
IBM today announced that researcher and IBM Fellow, Dr. Stuart Parkin, is the winner of the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize, awarded every two years by the Technology Academy Finland (TAF), an independent foundation aimed at supporting scientific research and new technologies that will benefit humanity. Dr. Parkin is selected for his discovery and invention of the “spin valve,” which enabled a more than 1,000-fold increase in the ability of computer hard-disk drives to store data. This groundbreaking technology gave us the ability to organize, archive, analyze and share vast amounts of human history, culture and knowledge in digital form. The prize is worth 1 million Euros.
Last week, Electronic Arts announced that their online gaming service, Origin, would transition to only digital downloads or computer games putting the nail in the coffin for discs. The writing for this has been on the wall for some time, not only in the computer gaming market, but the console one as well. Before jumping [...]
. Video surveillance is so much more than just a means to provide elevated levels of security. It benefits us in myriad endeavors from civil engineering and education to retail and marketing, to name a few. Whether it’s understanding traffic patterns to design a better highway or mass transit system, studying how students respond and [...]
By the time you’re reading this, South by Southwest is in full swing and Seagate’s all over Austin — not just at the Convention Center on Cesar Chavez, but powering Daytrotter’s recording sessions at Good Danny’s studio house on 3rd Street, and throwing down massive loud music for days with House of Vans at Austin’s [...]
. Being a parent of an eleven year old and a 14 year old, I am more than a little familiar with the term “screen time.” If you have kids of any age you know what I mean, but let’s not blame the kids for this. We adults are all too guilty of excessive screen [...]
South by Southwest is doing something interesting this year for the music component of the festival by introducing a Music Hackathon Championship. If you’re not familiar with or have never been to a hackathon, it’s a pretty interesting concept. Basically, you complete in collaborative computer programming for a particular project. For the event at SXSW, [...]