Most enterprises today manage and consume IT services across an infrastructure that combines the standard on-premises IT maintenance on private and public clouds. Because of this, IT needs to respond to developer and business initiatives with the required cloud speed to optimize the company’s perfect mix of IT and still manage to lower the capital and operational expenses.
After the recent round of ransomware attacks of wanna-cry, the business world got a serious wake-up call, with many having no strategy for these sort of attacks. However, by using experiential planning, you can ride out the storm with no issues.
What is a ransomware?
This is a type of malicious software from crypto-virology that involves threats to publish classified information or initiate perpetual blockage to such data on condition that the ransom sought is not paid. Ransomware usage by cybercriminals has been on the rise as more government agencies and private firms continue adopting e-data storage systems. Cyber criminals seek to kidnap sensitive data or use lock screen attacks as the means through which they can compel their victims into paying the ransom they ask. In the past decade, many firms and organizations have been victims of ransomware leading to increased awareness of the need to take steps that will ensure they are safe. As more firms adopt the use of big data, there is anticipation that more cases of ransomware are likely to be on the rise.
The Tokyo Institute of Technology teamed up with HPE to build what has been named the most powerful computer in the world. What’s more, the HPE SGI 8600 system is not an ordinary super machine, it is a machine designed with environmental sustainability in mind.
Climate change scientists have expressed concerns that computers continue to demand a lot of energy whilst in operation. Additionally, these devices have become so ubiquitous that it is difficult to find a home without a desktop or a laptop computer. In factories, industries, and big institutions mainframes are more likely to be found. Research institutions are likely to use both the main frame and super computers.
HPE Unveils New Advances in Firmware Security
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently unveiled their newest advances in silicon-based security, including new methods specifically designed to address firmware attacks. With cyber security increasingly becoming an issue for both corporations and governments alike, HPE is confident that their new advances will help to balance the playing field and bring back a measure of security to clients. Aside from addressing security concerns, HPE also announced that they have made improvements to their software-defined infrastructure, which provides clients with new tools for economic flexibility and responsiveness.
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) has partnered with Hedvig to create a cloud storage platform for Hewlett-Packard servers. Hedvig is a former Facebook and Amazon engineer and is popular for the creation of the Cassandra database. Hedvig’s software will be offered with Hewlett-Packards Apollo 4200 Servers as a distributed cloud storage service.
This new platform has two types of memory offerings, 48 TB and 96 TB configurations. The platform has been designed with a specific set of enterprises in mind. These are private, multi-data, and hybrid enterprise data centre clouds. According to Hedvigs, the configuration of the new platform will also support personal cloud storage for various hypervisors such as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.
The $20k asset write-off as well as promising to lower general tax rates for small businesses was one of the major platforms that the Treasurer called his 10-year enterprise tax plan, which was introduced in the 2016 budget. The major change to the $20k asset write off is that in the 2017 budget it is available to all businesses up to and including $10 million annual turnover. In the 2016 budget, it was limited to businesses up to and including those with a $2 million annual turnover. Read more
Building vs. buying is an age-old conundrum for businesses and individuals alike. One is often initially less expensive than the other, but the comparisons don’t stop there. Sometimes what might seem like the more expensive option turns out to be the better plan in the long run. So how can an IT professional gauge their decision making and make sure they are making the best possible choice given budgets, schedules and the goals of the enterprise?
Searching for the right server technology for your data centre can be a trying experience. Competing concerns like cost, processing power, memory and electricity consumption can make finding the right hardware a stressful and tedious experience. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has made this task easier with the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9, winner of the CRN Best Server of 2016. Engineered for general use and highly extensible, the ProLiant server can be customised to fit any use case or budget.
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