In case you missed it, Oracle has a ten million dollar challenge (here, here
and here) to prove that their servers and database software technologies are
5 times faster than IBM.
Up to 10 winners open to U.S. Fortune 1000 companies running an Oracle 11g
data warehouse on IBM Power system. Offer expires August 31, 2012 with
configuration terms. See this URL for official rules:
Click here to view entry form or click on form below.
Taking a step back for a moment, if you forgot or had not heard, Oracle
earlier this summer had their hands slapped by the US Better Business Bureau
(BBB) National Advertising Directive (NAD) over performance claims and ads.
IBM complained to the BBB that unfair marketing claims about their servers
and database products were being made by Oracle (read more here).
Not one to miss a beat or bit or byte of dat... (more)
It’s no secret that doing nothing is often considered a safe bet. The
psychology behind inaction is well understood, particularly in the case of
IT — the path of least disruption is usually maintaining the status quo
rather than trying something new,
But once in a while, a decision of inaction can prove very costly. For
instance, would you ignore leaky plumbing in your home? Barring any flooding
or damage, there may not be much urgency to act — perhaps until the water
bill arrives, at which point you experience a change of heart. But what if
the leak preexisted before you moved ... (more)
GARDEN CITY, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/09 -- Data Storage Corporation
(OTCBB: DTST) announces the creation of a Board of Advisors. Comprised of
individuals well known in their respective fields, the new Advisory Board
will provide Data Storage Corporation's governing body with their expertise
and consultation in several areas, including strategic long term planning.
"We are extremely fortunate to have such amazing and talented individuals
join the Data Storage Corporation team. We look forward to working with the
Board Members, and taking advantage of their skills and knowledge,... (more)
This post is part of a series examining the issues involved when moving
applications between internal data centers and public clouds.
One of the advantages of cloud computing is that someone else is managing the
infrastructure – including the servers, network devices and storage
systems, not to mention the data center power conditioning, cooling and fire
suppression equipment. One of the costs of offloading this infrastructure
is that the cloud becomes something different and separate from your data
center. In most deployments today, the cloud is almost com... (more)
Given the popularity of email and diverse ways that it is used for managing
various forms of unstructured data attachments including photos, video,
audio, spreadsheets, presentations and other document objects, there are
corresponding back end challenges. Those back end challenges including
managing the data storage repositories (e.g. file systems and storage
systems) that are used for preserving and serving email documents along with
enabling regulatory or compliance mandates.
Email archiving is an important enabler for regulatory compliance and
e-discovery functions. However ... (more)
The U.S. EPA is ready to release DRAFT 3 of the Energy Star for data center
storage specification and has an upcoming web session that you can sign up
for if are not on their contact list of interested stake holders. If you are
not familiar with the EPA Energy star for data center storage program, here
is some background information.
Thus if you are interested, see the email and information on the next page,
sign up and take part if so inclined as opposed to saying that you did not
have a chance to comment.
Dear ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Manufacturer or Other Interested Pa... (more)