Schools to trial bodycams – but where will the data go?

14 March 2017

The school teachers will use tech similar to that being used by the Metropolitan Police.

The school teachers will use tech similar to that being used by the Metropolitan Police.

Two UK secondary schools are reportedly planning to trial body-worn cameras to help deal with unruly behaviour.

But technology experts are warning this may lead to data storage problems.

Tom Ellis, principal lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, said classroom teachers at the two schools are being given the option of using the cameras to film “when necessary”.

The schools have not been named. Body-worn cameras have already been in use at schools in the US since 2015.

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Collision of black holes unleashes BEAST

14 June 2016

Nexsan’s E-Series and BEAST storage systems are helping LIGO's scientists deal with more than 6.4PB of research data.

Nexsan’s E-Series and BEAST storage systems are helping LIGO's scientists deal with more than 6.4PB of research data.

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) is using Nexsan’s unified solutions to store more than 6.4PB of research data that confirm a major prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

LIGO was developed by Caltech in collaboration with MIT. It consists of two widely separated interferometers – one in Hanford, Washington and the other in Livingston, Louisiana.

They are operated in unison to detect the presence of ripples in spacetime, or gravitational waves, that were first predicted by Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity in 1915.

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Software defined storage vital for creating “unfettered” scale

07 June 2016

The new StorSelect DX8200C combines Lenovo’s servers with Cloudian’s HyperStore smart object storage software.

The new StorSelect DX8200C combines Lenovo’s servers with Cloudian’s HyperStore smart object storage software.

Lenovo claims its new object storage appliances will disrupt the $87 billion data centre technology market. 

The company will use Cloudian HyperStore as the object storage software for its new StorSelect DX8200C appliance. It claims the device will deliver HyperStore’s full S3 compatibility, unlimited scalability, multi-tenancy and data policy management in an easy to deploy and support appliance. 

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Disk is ‘dying’ as adoption of hyperconverged infrastructure and software-defined storage accelerates

14 January 2016

The future of storage in the data centre according to respondents in ActualTech Media and Atlantis Computing’s survey.

The future of storage in the data centre according to respondents in ActualTech Media and Atlantis Computing’s survey.

There has been accelerated growth of hyperconverged infrastructure and software-defined storage in data centres, according to research conducted by ActualTech Media in partnership with Atlantis Computing.

Its survey of 1,267 data centre leaders reveals that while 75 per cent of organisations currently use disk-based storage, only 44 per cent have it as part of their future infrastructure plans.

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