In recent months BlockChain technology has made leaps and bounds in its growth towards commercial applications. While it promises great improvements in many areas there are some serious side effects for your organisation’s infrastructure moving forward. Massive companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM have made a significant investment in this new technology with a desire to expand and grow their businesses in the future. Blockchain has grown courtesy of the cloud feature within the world of computing, and the new technology is raising questions over what exactly or rather who exactly should be using this technology.
You can never be completely safe when it comes to data security matters with the current rise in cases of cyber-attacks. These vicious attacks are a nightmare not only to individuals but also prominent organizations. Irrespective of personalities or business size, cyber-attacks are a menace. Cyber-attacks are vicious with a reason. Attackers not only invade your privacy but also put victims in vulnerable situations. For corporations, such attacks are brutal enough to bring them out of business. To individuals, the attacks have gone to the extent of causing the loss of many lives and huge debts arising from identity theft. However, you can reduce chances of such occurrences by instituting various cyber security measures as we will see in this piece.
Technology has advanced to the point where we can go throughout our day and solve complex problems that people in the past have struggled with. With this advancement comes a great deal of brand new and unexplored technology. This new technology has many applications that can help us in our lives and make some of the problems we have much easier to find solutions to. It is hard to go through modern life and not experience the effect that computers have on our well-being and quality of life.
Chief Information Officers and other information technology leaders realize the importance of maintaining their information technology infrastructure capabilities in line with technological advances so their customers can get the services and performance they expect to keep their business growing. Large or small, all businesses have been impacted by the increasing availability of artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Whether it’s advanced analytics or machine learning, traditional IT infrastructure configurations don’t necessarily deliver the best performance for these applications. Artificial intelligence applications and services are notorious for consuming large amounts of data and requiring fast networks and storage with low I/O latency. A good system engineer will realize the key infrastructure attributes needed for high-performance AI solutions and incorporate those in its systems design.
ARN continues to celebrate and reward excellence across the Australian ICT channel with the Annual ICT Industry Awards, 2017. This year EMPR Australia has been nominated for not just one, but for TWO AWARDS within the Distributor category – Hardware Distributor and Specialist Distributor! We are so very proud of this achievement as being finalist testifies to our accomplishment within the ICT industry. Being recognised by the channel community as a contender for these prestigious awards alongside multi-billion dollar companies reinforces our vision and mission to serve the Australian Channel to the highest standard.
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.
Never a company to rest on its personal computing laurels, the brand continues to churn out exciting upgrades to eager tech users. This year is no different. The company has released several new products recently. Following are just three of Lenovo’s latest offerings that are worth the upgrade.
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.