Showing posts from July 3, 2017

IBM +Cisco for Simplified Object Storage

At the core of stakes, we have the ability to easily and efficiently store and manage cloud-scale application data in their data centers. 
Companies using Cisco UCS servers can now manage their data intensive workloads securely and efficiently on-premises with the IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) System, now available as a VersaStack Solution for Cloud Object Storage.
The technology is designed to offer modern, flexible storage for unstructured data for use cases such as active archive, backup, content repository, enterprise collaboration and cloud application development.
The combination of the Cisco UCS S3260 Storage Server, C220 Rack Servers and Cisco Nexus 9K switches with IBM Cloud Object Storage System is on an interesting curve to be ideal for data intensive workloads, supporting IT organizations with an easily scalable solution.

The growth of unstructured data in the enterprise

When it comes to unstructured data, we talk about video, audio, image and documents, to name a few. The growth of unstructured data in the enterprise is driving the need for a highly scalable, cost effective storage architecture. Cisco is collaborating with IBM to extend VersaStack with a new cloud object storage solution, which is built on UCS S3260 storage server, 40G fabric and IBM Cloud Object Storage that can scale from terabytes to petabytes in minutes.

IBM Cloud Object Storage can redefine the availability, security and economics of data storage

One can observe that, requiring less storage, power, floor space, personnel and cost than traditional storage options, IBM Cloud Object Storage aims to redefine the availability, security and economics of data storage. It is built for cloud native applications; unstructured data like video, audio, image and documents; and archive and other data protection needs.

Scala is the language of cognitive development

For those who are unfamiliar, developers are turning to Scala for their most complex use cases, due its ability to handle streaming data and massive scale. Modern frameworks such as Spark, Kafka and Akka are written in Scala. The convergence of data volume and the introduction of cognitive/AI technologies is increasing both opportunity and complexity for developers building enterprise applications in the new era of cognitive computing.

Advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive solutions in the enterprise

Joint solutions from IBM and Lightbend Build Integrated Platform for Cognitive Development will be designed to provide a complete toolchain for Java and Scala developers to easily build and deploy AI and cognitive applications in both on-premise and cloud environments.
The Lightbend Reactive Platform is projected to be available in the coming weeks through IBM’s Cloud as an integrated bundled solution with WebSphere Application Server. For more information, please visit:

Business Continuity Management recognized as a valuable addition to data breach incident response planning

It is interesting to observe that, Business Continuity Management is recognized as a valuable addition to data breach incident response planning. Executing business continuity management strategies to respond to data breach incidents is increasingly a top business priority for companies worldwide.
Companies using BCM and disaster recovery services reduce the total average time to identify and contain a data breach incident.
For many analysts, Automating and orchestrating these disaster recovery and business continuity plans will help to not just protect sensitive data, but also ultimately boost productivity, strengthen competitiveness in the marketplace, and deliver greater return on investment in the long term.

Internet in terms of energy consumption

When it comes to Internet, we talk about terminals (Smartphones, connected devices, sensors, computers…), networks (Fiber optic, WiFi, 3G, WIMAX, modem, etc...), Data centers (servers, switch, cooling systems, etc.), software, services, and people who also generate huge amount of data. In effect, Internet is increasingly huge in terms of users (+ 3 billion), data, infrastructure, energy consumption and economic, and geopolitical power. Within this dynamic, we have the energy that is at the core of stakes. It is well-estimated that, terminal daily consume 40GW of electricity (the equivalent of 4 nuclear reactors); Data centers consume 40GW of electricity, and networks more than 40GW of electricity. As you discover, internet is now a huge industry with endless opportunities and power. Numerous initiatives are underway to reduce the huge consumption of energy. Then, one can observe that, it is possible to make data centers reactive when required by implementing the ‘’stand by’’ option with…