SSD controllers may run your applications someday

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | August 6th, 2014 Applications should work more closely with storage, even turning over some CPU work, Samsung says. It’s time for enterprise applications and storage to work more closely together, even to the point where SSDs become a pool of computing power, according to Samsung Semiconductor. The company…

Arista targets at Big Data, IP storage with 100G to leaf switches

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 15th, 2014 Also, extensions to its switch operating system lets users deploy 40G Ethernet over single or multimode fiber. Arista Networks this week unveiled a fixed configuration top-of-rack switch with 100G Ethernet uplinks for congestion-sensitive big data, streaming video and IP storage workloads. Arista also rolled out extensions…

AWS rolls out enterprise document storage and sharing

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | July 10th, 2014 The service, called Zocalo, was highlighted at an Amazon Web Services event. Amazon Web Services is offering a new document sharing service with management and security features designed to appeal to businesses. Werner Vogels, Amazon chief technology officer, introduced the service, called Zocalo, at the…

Microsoft says new hybrid storage options can cut costs up to 60%

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By Tim Greene, Network World | July 10th, 2014 Microsoft Azure StorSimple storage options mix on premises with cloud resources. Microsoft is coming out with new hardware and cloud management features for its StorSimple hybrid storage offering that promises lower costs and better data protection. The new products, available Aug. 1, include two models of…

Terabyte boost of OneDrive for Business starts

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By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | July 4th, 2014 Microsoft begins putting additional storage in Office 365 users’ accounts. Microsoft has begun rolling out the one terabyte of storage it promised to users of OneDrive for Business two months ago. OneDrive for Business, previously called SkyDrive Pro, lets employees store, share and sync work documents. Most…