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IT pros get a handle on machine learning and big data

Despite its benefits, machine learning can also go very wrong. Beginners need to understand their input data, project scope and purpose, and the machine learning algorithms at work.

  • Premiered: 07/15/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA IT TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA Machine Learning TBA predictive modeling TBA Optimization TBA scale-out TBA Apache TBA Apache Mahout TBA Apache Madlib TBA High Performance TBA High Performance Computing TBA HPC TBA storage architecture TBA Storage TBA In-Memory TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA AI TBA Artificial Intelligence
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Making Sense of the Internet of Things with Converged Infrastructure

With its flexibility and scalability, converged infrastructure can be a good solution to the influx of IoT data.

  • Premiered: 03/22/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Windows IT Pro
Topic(s): TBA Internet of Things TBA IoT TBA converged TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA convergence TBA IT infrastructure TBA Servers TBA Storage TBA network TBA flexibility TBA scalability TBA Data protection TBA storage architecture TBA Hadoop TBA Apache TBA Spark TBA Apache Spark TBA structured data TBA Mike Matchett
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Cohesity Data Platform: Hyperconverged Secondary Storage

Primary storage is often defined as storage hosting mission-critical applications with tight SLAs, requiring high performance.  Secondary storage is where everything else typically ends up and, unfortunately, data stored there tends to accumulate without much oversight.  Most of the improvements within the overall storage space, most recently driven by the move to hyperconverged infrastructure, have flowed into primary storage.  By shifting the focus from individual hardware components to commoditized, clustered and virtualized storage, hyperconvergence has provided a highly-available virtual platform to run applications on, which has allowed IT to shift their focus from managing individual hardware components and onto running business applications, increasing productivity and reducing costs. 

Companies adopting this new class of products certainly enjoyed the benefits, but were still nagged by a set of problems that it didn’t address in a complete fashion.  On the secondary storage side of things, they were still left dealing with too many separate use cases with their own point solutions.  This led to too many products to manage, too much duplication and too much waste.  In truth, many hyperconvergence vendors have done a reasonable job at addressing primary storage use cases, , on their platforms, but there’s still more to be done there and more secondary storage use cases to address.

Now, however, a new category of storage has emerged. Hyperconverged Secondary Storage brings the same sort of distributed, scale-out file system to secondary storage that hyperconvergence brought to primary storage.  But, given the disparate use cases that are embedded in secondary storage and the massive amount of data that resides there, it’s an equally big problem to solve and it had to go further than just abstracting and scaling the underlying physical storage devices.  True Hyperconverged Secondary Storage also integrates the key secondary storage workflows - Data Protection, DR, Analytics and Test/Dev - as well as providing global deduplication for overall file storage efficiency, file indexing and searching services for more efficient storage management and hooks into the cloud for efficient archiving. 

Cohesity has taken this challenge head-on.

Before delving into the Cohesity Data Platform, the subject of this profile and one of the pioneering offerings in this new category, we’ll take a quick look at the state of secondary storage today and note how current products haven’t completely addressed these existing secondary storage problems, creating an opening for new competitors to step in.

Publish date: 03/30/16
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The power and benefits of encouraging IT disruption

IT can't remain a reactive cost center and cheerful help desk, but must become a competitive, cutthroat service provider and powerful champion of emerging disruptive technology.

  • Premiered: 09/18/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA Capacity TBA Performance TBA Data Center TBA scale-out TBA scale-up TBA storage architecture TBA flash storage TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA data warehouse TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA non-volatile memory TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA containerization TBA container TBA containers TBA Security TBA Data protection TBA Machine Learning TBA Google TBA Facebook TBA Apple TBA Cloud