Stories by Lucas Mearian

SMBs overwhelmed with data turn to cloud services

Millions of small- and medium-sized businesses are vastly underserved by suppliers of data protection hardware and services, even though the organizations have many of the same needs as large enterprises, a new research report revealed.

Written by Lucas Mearian13 Oct. 10 02:25

IBM unveils virtualized, highly scalable mid-range storage array

Calling it a "game changer," IBM today announced a modular storage array that can scale from 12 to 240 drives and accept legacy storage from competitors through a virtualization engine, which allows the storage to be managed as a single pool.

Written by Lucas Mearian08 Oct. 10 06:19

OCZ's hyperfast SSD with 3X SAS speed set to ship

OCZ is set to begin shipping later this month its first solid state drive (SSD) using a new proprietary interface that's said to be three times faster than serial-attached SCSI (SAS).

Written by Lucas Mearian05 Oct. 10 05:53

Wall Street not bullish on cloud

Wall street firms have been slow to take full advantage of the potential financial and resource savings available through cloud computing because they have security and regulatory concerns, say IT executives.

Written by Lucas Mearian27 Sept. 10 20:08

Coders must reprogram how they write for Wall Street

As high-performance computing (HPC) becomes more important in helping financial services companies deal with a rising tsunami of data, there's growing angst on Wall Street about a dearth of skilled programmers who can write for multicore chip architectures and parallel computing systems.

Written by Lucas Mearian25 Sept. 10 03:40

Industry standards arrive for testing SSD endurance, reliability

The leading developer of standards for the microelectronics industry today announced new metrics for determining the endurance and reliability of solid-state drives (SSD), allowing users to more easily select the best products for applications.

Written by Lucas Mearian23 Sept. 10 14:24

EMC to help digitize Baseball Hall of Fame collections

EMC today announced that it is sponsoring a project to digitize the collections of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and make them globally accessible via the Internet.

Written by Lucas Mearian22 Sept. 10 07:33

Wall Street eyes cloud computing -- cautiously

While the potential benefits of cloud computing, such as resource flexibility, are appealing to many IT executives, security and regulatory concerns are either limiting or preventing its use by Wall Street financial firms.

Written by Lucas Mearian22 Sept. 10 03:40

STEC releases faster SSDs for data centers

STEC Corp. on Tuesday released its highest endurance and performance solid-state drive (SSD) family to date. The drives are aimed at enterprise-class servers that can handle up to 30,000 I/O per second and have more than a five-year lifespan.

Written by Lucas Mearian15 Sept. 10 06:03

SanDisk enters set-top box market

SanDisk today announced a joint agreement with middleware vendor NDS MediaHighway that will allow it to sell its solid-state drives (SSD) to set-top box makers.

Written by Lucas Mearian10 Sept. 10 06:34