Mellanox claims a first with hyper-scalable enterprise framework

18 July 2018

Mellanox Technologies claims to have launched the industry’s first truly scalable, open framework for private cloud and enterprise data centres.

The company says its Hyper-scalable Enterprise Framework enables organisations to build a high performance 25G, 50G and 100G hyperscale Ethernet network using industry standard hardware and commercial and open-source software, and without the need for a hyperscale budget or resources.

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Fear of data hacks leads to drop in use of unlicenced software

18 July 2018

Twenty one per cent of software installed on computers in the UK in 2017 was not properly licenced, according to the 2018 Global Software Survey from BSA: The Software Alliance.

This represents a one-percentage point decrease compared to the organisation’s previous study that was released in 2016.

The study reveals that the commercial value of unlicenced software installed in the UK was £1.05bn.

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Quobyte to manage storage for ‘super-data-cluster’

18 July 2018

JASMIN currently processes an average of 1-3PB of data daily with expansion to 300PB expected by 2022.

JASMIN currently processes an average of 1-3PB of data daily with expansion to 300PB expected by 2022.

 

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Scientific Computing Department will use Quobyte’s Data Center File System to manage the JASMIN phase 4 ‘super-data-cluster’.

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and the UK Space Agency, JASMIN provides the UK and European climate and Earth-system science communities with a globally unique data intensive analysis and computational e-infrastructure.

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Hospitals maintain data centre health with SITE

18 July 2018

Secure I.T. Environments (SITE) has announced two separate data centre projects with hospitals.

Towards the end of June, the Bedfordshire-based firm said that it has now completed the new 41m² secondary data centre at the Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital which is part of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, the largest health organisation in Wales.

The hospital is currently undergoing a major redevelopment and modernisation programme which included the need to establish a new energy efficient secondary data centre within its premises.

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