How Hot Is Automated Tiering?
Last week, a CEO at a large storage manufacturer predicted that automated tiering, the process of moving data between different tiers or classes of storage, was over-hyped. The executive's comment quickly brought responses from other storage manufacturers claiming the contrary. Most vendors position automated tiering as a "must have," and as is often the case with this type of topic, a digital food fight broke out.
SaaS Collaboration Software Gets Upgrade
Central Desktop has launched Central Desktop 2.0, the latest version of the company's SaaS collaboration product. The 2.0 version offers tighter integration with e-mail and an upgraded user interface. The software lets users create collaboration workspaces that include components such as discussion forums, blogs and wikis. Users can also create and track tasks, exchange messages and files and link to outside services such as Twitter and Facebook.
Sify Launches On-Demand Storage Service In Partnership With Hitachi Data Systems
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in consumer Internet and Enterprise services in India with global delivery capabilities, announced today the launch of its innovative SLA driven utility based On-Demand storage service to manage the complete lifecycle of enterprise information, from its inception to its final disposal. The fully managed, utility-based, On-Demand, scalable storage platform is powered by Hitachi Data Systems.
Cloud Storage Enabled Applications
CommVault's recent announcement of enabling cloud storage as an additional backup target for their application created a bit of buzz in the cloud storage community. As it should. CommVault along with Atempo, Symantec and others that are making cloud storage just another button to click will go a long way in its adoption. I think what is more interesting is the use of cloud storage by Independent Software Developer's (ISV) that are not your typical storage guys.
GIPS Brings Video Conferencing Tech To iPhone Developers
Video processing solutions vendor Global IP Solutions (GIPS) has announced the expansion of its video conferencing technology to include Apple's iPhone platform. GIPS VideoEngine Mobile enables developers incorporate real-time chat or multi-point video conferencing within their iPhone OS applications, dealing with the delay and jitter issues tied to most IP networks. Most likely, not many end-users have heard of GIPS but have used their video technology at one time or another. The GIPS VideoEngi
Cisco and TANDBERG Provide Technology Roadmap Update Prior to Transaction Close
Cisco and TANDBERG today provided details about the integrated product portfolio that will be unveiled after the close of Cisco's voluntary public cash offer to acquire all outstanding shares in TANDBERG. Cisco and TANDBERG remain competitors until close. The companies anticipate regulatory approval in the first half of calendar year 2010.
Are You Ready For IPv6?
If you're still on the fence about planning for IPv6 you might find this interesting: In 2010, U.S. Government agencies will require IPv6-compliant products in IT acquisitions. To find out what you should be thinking about in when it comes to IPv6 gear, we hooked up with Timothy Winters, a senior manager over at the University of New Hampshire InterOperabilty Laboratory (UNH-IOL), one of two organizations currently accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to p
Unified Communications Platforms: The Big Crunch Theory
The communications universe has exploded outward in a Big Bang that now includes billions of people creating and accessing data from mobile phone applications, internet applications and corporate documents. Our inability to efficiently share and correlate all this raw data has slowed the acceleration of human productivity. As acceleration slows, the technology will experience a Big Crunch, the collapse into unified communications platforms.
Arts College Designs High-Tech Network For Voice, Data And Video
Known for its art, design, architecture and film studies, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) may not be what comes to mind first when thinking of high-tech campuses. However, the private college has built a savvy, high-speed IP network that supports thousands of students and faculty across multiple campuses, including a multitude of applications including voice, rich media, high-definition video, computer clusters, or render farms built to render computer-generated imagery (CGI) and m
Agito Brings Enterprise VoIP Over 3G To Combat Roaming Charges
Agito Networks has unveiled its new Agito Global Enterprise solution, pushing the bounds of its fixed mobile convergence (FMC) products even further. Along with support for the latest devices, including the iPhone/iPod Touch platform, Agito is also bring enterprise VoIP over 3G networks to remote handhelds. By pushing desktop traffic over the wireless data networks instead of voice, Agito hopes to rein in the high costs of keeping in touch overseas.