FBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump

(Bloomberg) — The FBI, National Security Agency and CIA are likely to gain expanded surveillance powers under President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress, a prospect that has privacy advocates and some lawmakers trying to mobilize opposition. Trump’s first two choices to head law enforcement and intelligence agencies — Republican Senator […]

HPE to Offer Flash Storage ‘as-a-Service’ to Compete with the Cloud

In a kickoff announcement just prior to its annual Discover conference in London, HPE told attendees it has begun offering its 3PAR StoreServ flash-based on-premise storage platform on an “as-a-Service” basis, at prices starting at 3 cents per “usable gigabyte” per month. There are telltale asterisks accompanying that announcement, suggesting that […]

Plan Hybrid IT Like You Would Plan Your Family Vacation

  Christine Shriver works in marketing for CoreSite. Whether we are talking about technology or travel, one thing is clear: It’s 2016, and we want things to be efficient, safe and flawless. We plan our vacations around these requirements, why not plan our IT infrastructure the same way? So, if […]

Will data sovereignty tie data centers down?

The internet is global – and that is a headache for national tax and privacy regimes. Recent moves by national governments have led to the concept of “data sovereignty” where data is either forced to reside in one country, or moves there to get the best privacy rules. It’s all […]

Oracle Bare Metal Cloud: Top Considerations and Use-Cases

In keeping with the modern trends of cloud – get ready for yet another public cloud provider: The Oracle Bare Metal Cloud. Now, before you start saying “not another cloud vendor …” we really should take a look at this market and see where there are real opportunities. First of […]

Top Five Data Center Stories – Week of Nov. 21

For your weekend reading, here are this week’s most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge: New UK IBM Cloud DCs ‘Infused with Intelligence,’ But Maybe Not for Its Own Ops: When IBM announced this week its plans to expand its UK-based operations for IBM Cloud with the addition of four data […]

Why License Software as a Service For Your Business?

Kim Kuhlmann is a Senior Customer Advisor for HPE SLMS Hosting. One of the most significant and recent examples of software evolving into an as-a-service model (SaaS) happened recently with Microsoft’s move to offer a monthly cloud-based subscription package for the Windows 10 operating system (Secure Productive Enterprise E3, and […]

New UK IBM Cloud DCs ‘Infused with Intelligence,’ But Maybe Not for Its Own Ops

If cognitive intelligence algorithms are so great, how come the same service providers that are offering them for their own customers, don’t take advantage of them for their own sake?  These AI tools could potentially improve their own automation, their responsiveness to traffic bottlenecks, and conceivably their own power consumption. […]

Microsoft Invests in Quantum Computing Division with Key Appointments

By WindowsITPro Microsoft is making a significant investment in its quantum computing division with the addition of several new executives, including the appointment of long-time Microsoft executive Todd Homdahl who will lead the scientific and engineering effort. Microsoft has also hired two leaders in the field of quantum computing, Leo […]

Report: SaaS Dominates Cloud Usage in India

Brought to You by The WHIR Cloud adoption is rapidly increasing in India, as roughly two-thirds of organizations using cloud services have done so within the past two years, according to research released this week by the Cloud Security Alliance and Security-as-a-Service provider Instasafe Technologies. The organizations presented the State of […]