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Flash Storage Systems Offer Durability and Reduced Latency
Flash-based storage systems are expected to overtake traditional HDD-based systems within the next 10 years, driven by speed, reduced latency and a small form factor that lends itself to hyperscale data centers and cloud services. Exactly when and how this will happen remains to be seen, but flash seems to be gaining traction as data centers and service providers struggle to manage, store and analyze ever-increasing amounts of data...
HP's 3PAR StoreServ Storage Line Boasts New All-Flash Array
HP is showing off just how powerful flash can be in the data center. It's announced a set of new features in its HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage system, and a new all-flash array (AFA) is a major centerpiece of this new line...
Flash Memory Likely to Overtake HDD Storage for Hyperscale Cloud Apps and Services
It's possible that flash memory will make traditional disk storage nearly obsolete within 10 years, at least according to a new forecast from Wikibon...
Intel and Micron Announce Optane 3D Xpoint Memory to Be Added to SSDs in 2016
After weeks of nervous speculation, Intel has shaken up the server market with the announcement that the cross point memory technology it has been working on with Micron Technology will be debuting in commercial products next year...
Finding: Enterprise Storage Market Growing but Very Much Fragmented
IDC says the worldwide market for flash-based array storage reached $11.3 billion last year, driven by complex workloads and a need to build out data centers to deliver a variety of enterprise storage services...
Dell's Storage SC Series with Flash Support Incorporates Breakthrough Technology
Dell's innovative new enterprise Storage SC Series arrays with flash support are being made available this month, in a major breakthrough in the flash storage and technology arena...
Intel Skylake CPUs and 100-series Chipsets
Intel's Broadwell CPU, which was recently released in June after about a six month delay due to problems with the new 14nm manufacturing process, represents the company's fifth generation chipset...
Chip Breakthrough Claimed by Intel and Micron
We live in a generation of needing to be connected to everything, all of the time. This has led to faster networks, quicker download speeds and immediate access...
Intel's Acquisition of Altera Explained
The tech world was abuzz recently when it was announced that Intel Corp. agreed to buy Altera Corp. for $16.7 billion to defend its presence in data centers...
SolidFire CEO Wins Cloud Executive of the Year Award
SolidFire has announced that its CEO Dave Wright has been named the winner of the Business Intelligence Group's Stratus Award for Cloud Executive of the Year...
Intel Says Highest Number of CPUs Sold in Second Quarter
When buying a computer in the past, seeing that a PC was powered by Intel was usually the deciding factor. Intel dominated the market as being the most reliable processor...
Abandoning Moore's Law Could Save Intel Over $1 Billion
In 1957, Gordon E. Moore founded a company known as Fairchild Semiconductor. In 1965 he detailed in a paper an observation he'd made which described a doubling every year in the number of components per integrated circuit, which he later revised to every two years...
Intel Will Add to Its Growing Chipset List with Skylake
Intel's Broadwell CPU represents the company's fifth generation chipset. Since it was introduced in January, it appears that it has become the default laptop processor of choice. There has also been a lot of comparisons between Intel's fourth generation Haswell processor...
Intel, HP Alliance Drives Better Application Deployment to Support Innovation
In the digital age, it's hard to believe we can continue to get bigger and better when it comes to application deployment, but standing still has never been an option...
Dell Makes its Mark in the HPC Market with its Upcoming PowerEdge C6320
The high-performance computing (HPC) market is doing well, and Dell should be making its mark in that segment of the market with its upcoming PowerEdge C6320 in a 2U chassis...
Reports of HDD's Demise May be Exaggerated
When you combine that market shift with the growing popularity of solid-state drives (SSD), it would seem that the days of hard disk drives (HDD) are numbered. But maybe not...
Apollo-Lake-I Chips Take Intel Further into Internet of Things
Intel is moving more into the Internet of Things with its latest chip offerings, according to The Motley Fool...
Flash Storage Can Have Positive Effects on Many Markets
There is a chain of command to which businesses must answer if they want to be successful with their data. In the area of data usage, it is important to first access information in timely manner...
SolidFire Debuts 'Oxygen'; Version 8 of its Element OS for Storage Systems
After much anticipation, SolidFire has rolled out 'Oxygen' which is Version 8 of its Element operating system for storage systems...
UNICOM Engineering Releases New High Performance Appliance Platforms
UNICOM Engineering, a global provider of application platforms, deployment solutions and lifecycle support services for software technology developers and OEMs, is introducing two new high performance appliance platforms for price-sensitive applications...
SolidFire Breathes Air into Next-Gen Data Center
SolidFire has released Oxygen, Version 8 of its Element all-flash storage operating system, which is meant to court data center operators looking for reliable performance to support cloud services...
Intel Skylake Processor Has Major Potential for Desktop Market
Intel is hoping to bring all the benefits of wireless to the desktop along with major performance enhancements with its new Skylake processors, set to be unveiled in August...
David Wright a Finalist for EY Entrepreneur Award as SolidFire CEO
SolidFire, a developer of flash storage systems for enterprises, has called the EY Entrepreneur of the world the "most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs." This year, David Wright, the founder and CEO of SolidFire, has been listed as a finalist for the award in the Mountain Desert region...
G4S Adds Salient Video Security to Symmetry Portfolio
Systems integrator G4S Technology will integrate video surveillance solutions from Salient Systems into its Symmetry security management portfolio...
Intel Turning to RFID to Reduce 'Lost' Devices in the Data Center
We all likely know the heartbreak of a lost smartphone, or a lost tablet, but imagine how much worse that loss is at the data center level, when entire chunks of inventory and major assets go missing. Many of these "lost" assets can be attributed to lack of updates in the asset database, but Intel may have a solution for these losses in the form of new radio frequency identification (RFID) systems built into standard Intel chipsets...
Intel Finally Releases Limited Number of Quad-Core Broadwell Processors
After much fanfare and hype, Intel is finally releasing a limited number of its much heralded quad-core Broadwell processors. The company first announced the fifth-generation of its Core line of chips last fall, and a version including the Iris Pro Graphics solution was touted at a March Game Developers Conference...
Lightspeed: a POS 'Unicorn' for Montreal?
Lightspeed, a specialist in point-of-sale technology for retailers and restaurants, wants to be the "Montreal unicorn."..
Leaked Intel Slides Offer Insight on Xeon Roadmap
What appears to be a set of leaked Intel slides, made available last week, indicates the product roadmap for the company's Xeon platforms..
Intel's Haswell Microarchitecture Xeon Chips: Machine Learning's Future
With the amount of data being collected around the world it is easy to see that the need to analyze, understand and know how to use it becomes a very important factor...
Tick-Tock: Intel Readies Haswell Chips for High-End Servers
Intel is releasing its "Haswell-EX" Xeon E7 v3 processors soon, tossing competitive fuel on the high-end server fire...
IBM, Intel Address Big Data, Rapid-Time Business Insight with New Products
IBM and Intel continue to innovate to help address big data and the move to uncover more business insights on a shorter timeline...
UNICOM Goes Proactive with Overseas Stocking Locations
In today's fast-paced business world where time does indeed mean money, even a one-day delay in a needed upgrade can be prohibitively expensive. Factor in a global economy where supplies might be time-zones away, and you could have a real problem. Fortunately, progressive companies are taking steps now to forestall such issues going forward...
At Last: Intel Xeon Processor E7 v3 Product Launched
It was a long time coming, but worth the wait. That seems to be the general market reaction to Intel's latest launch, the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families...
Intel's Skylake Processor Line: More Graphics Power Coming?
There are already reports suggesting that the Intel Skylake processor may prove to be one of the most impressive mobile processors that Intel has ever unveiled...
Can Intel's Experimental Silicon Preserve Moore's Law?
In a world of smart devices and connected everything, the expectation for our technology form factors is that everything will become smaller and more powerful over time, not to mention cheaper...
Intel's Skylake Specs Show Speed and Performance Gains
The specs have been released for Intel's Skylake silicon, which promises to be a significant improvement in performance (10 percent better by most estimates) over the existing Haswell-based processors...
Intel Slates Fifth-Gen Broadwell Chips for Desktops for Mid-2015
Intel's silicon schedule continues to leak out, with the latest showing that its fifth-generation Broadwell processors should launch for the desktop market in mid-2015, targeting mini-PCs and all-in-ones...
Cray, Intel Ink a Multi-Year Pact to Develop Supercomputers
Cray and Intel have signed a multi-year agreement to work on supercomputing technology. The two have also won a contract to build two supercomputers for the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory...
Cray, Intel Ink a Multi-year Agreement to Develop Supercomputers
Cray and Intel have signed a multi-year agreement to work on supercomputing technology. The two have also won a contract to build two supercomputers for the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory...
UNICOM to Shine at RSA Security Conference
As the world of technology gets more complicated by the day, the number of security threats seems to be rising exponentially. Hackers are always in the headlines, breaking into seemingly unbreakable systems with devastating consequences. It's enough to cause insomnia in even the most diligent CTOs...
Solution Architect: The Partner You Didn't Know You Needed
It's a problem that comes up more frequently than you might imagine: You or someone on your team has developed an awesome app, something you know your customers want or need. Now what do you do?..
Intel Braswell Chip Will Power the Next Generation of Chromebooks
There's news that Google is giving Chrome a major push with several new products including two new laptops costing under $150 from Haier and Hisense...
Take a Survey on Intel's Haswell; Maybe Win a New Dell
Is your company considering a transition to Intel's Haswell Microarchitecture? Take the UNICOM Engineering "Transitioning to Intel Haswell Microarchitecture" survey to share your thoughts and for a chance to win a Dell Venue 11 Pro...
Looking Up: Intel's Skylake Silicon Promises a Big Performance Jump
A new leak of Intel's silicon schedule shows that the chipmaker is ticking along on its planned introduction of the high-end architecture codenamed Skylake, with Celeron, Pentium and other versions ready before the end of the year...
UNICOM Makes Growth Easier by Highlighting Coming Challenges
UNICOM Engineering is a leading provider of application platforms, deployment solutions and lifecycle support services for software technology developers and OEMs worldwide. As such, it takes a lead role in educating others about its role in this field...
Unicom Engineering Offers a Roadmap to the Xeon Processor Future
It's easy to say that technology changes, but carrying out those changes can be a difficult process. Unicom Engineering, meanwhile, saw that particular point coming, and offered up a new whitepaper explaining how to make the jump to the new Intel Xeon E5 servers...
AHCS Supports Critical Applications with SolidFire's All-Flash Storage Array
Automated HealthCare Solutions (AHCS), a provider of technology solutions for the healthcare industry, recently switched to SolidFire's all-flash storage platform to ensure 100 percent uptime...
Apple Reportedly Circles Back with Intel for the iPhone
Intel will reportedly outfit Apple with LTE modem chips for iPhones sold in emerging markets in Asia and Latin America starting next year...
Eyeing a Post-PC World, Intel Makes a Big Pivot to Software
Intel may be best known for its "Intel Inside" role of powering the majority of the world's PCs, but the world's largest chipmaker is staking its future on software and apps...
UNICOM Asks: Are You Considering Haswell EP?
Are businesses starting to adopt the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 series CPUs introduced last year, also known as "Haswell EP"? A new survey by UNICOM Engineering is looking to find out...
Intel Announces Fifth Generation of Broadwell Processor with Iris Pro Graphics
Intel is making a major play in the graphics arena with the fifth generation of its Broadwell (Core) processor...
UNICOM Engineering Focused on Enhancement and Expansion with IBM Buyouts, New Tools
UNICOM Engineering, a division of UNICOM Global specializing in application platforms and lifecycle support, has announced a number of key enhancements to give its customers better management tools and capabilities...
Solidfire Gives a Lifetime Guarantee for Storage
Solidfire has announced that it now is offering a lifetime wear guarantee on all its hard drives, and also announced it is decoupling its highly touted storage software to work with solutions beyond the storage appliances the company offers...
Intel Sets its Mobile Chip Sights on Chinese Market
As Qualcomm dominates in both the U.S. and Europe, Intel is looking to make inroads in China...
SolidFire's Enterprise Bookings Heated Up Through 2014
Looking back on 2014, it was a big year for SolidFire. Described as "the #1 Solid-State Array", the company recently announced major growth on several fronts...
Radisys Works with Oracle to Offer VoLTE and RTC Services
Radisys announced it has been working with Oracle in an effort to offer communications service providers a more wide-ranging, scalable, multi-service delivery solution for VoLTE, WebRTC, and several other real-time services...
Smarter IT Management Leads to Big Savings for Intel
In 2014, Intel managed to deliver its highest revenue year ever. According to Intel, this was made possible due to the fact that it is rapidly changing the business by expanding its product portfolio, evolving user experiences and diversifying the customer base...
Scaling with Automation: An IT Differentiator
For most startups, scaling into the big leagues is the end goal. For networks, scaling traffic and usage (and monetization) is the heart of the business case...
Intel Purchases Lantiq, Expands IoT Initiatives
Intel has expanded its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio even further with the recent purchase of Lantiq, a connected home startup specializing in smart home gateway and intelligent access networks...
Intel Plans Major Transition for Silicon Lineup
The silicon release schedule has been leaked for Intel Corp, providing valuable clues as to the roadmap for PC development and investment in the coming months...
Intel Business Sales Being Driven by vPro Chips
While some people might proclaim that this is the "Post-PC Era," for many companies, it's still the PC Era, according to Intel...
Radisys Introduces Intelligent Data Plane Load Balancer for Scaling Virtualized Networks
Radisys, a provider of traffic distribution platforms, media processing engines and wireless access technologies, recently announced the launch of its FlowEngine TDE-1000 Intelligent Load Balancer...
Intel's NUC Mini PC Line Revealed
Intel haS quietly announced the launch of its new Intel NUC desktop mini PCs, and the buzz is that these machines will be equipped with Broadwell Core i3 and Core i5 processors...
Microsoft's Purchase of Revolution Analytics: Big News for Data
Microsoft Corp. is serious about embracing the open-source community and will acquire Revolution Analytics. Microsoft and Revolution Analytics announced the news in blog posts on their respective sites...
Virtual Desktops Can Be Helpful for 'Herding' End Users and a Growing Number of Devices
Whether workers are treated fairly and ethically by their employers is a hotly debated topic, but in most cases, they generally fare better than a herd of cattle...
This Year's Technology is Shaped in Part by Six Familiar Forces
There are six major technologies are projected to be a big part of 2015 in technology, and these six include some very familiar names...
Global Logistics Companies Set Sights on Turkey
Turkey is being eyed by global logistics companies as the "it" location for managing operations in Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa...
Data Center Colocation, Managed Hosting Services on Analysts' Radar
Virtual technology is significant enough in the modern-day tech landscape that it has put the colocation and managed hosting services market on the radar of analysts...
Report: Intel Investing $300 Million in Workplace Diversity Fund
Intel has taken a big step by establishing a $300 million fund to improve the company's diversity. If the plan ends up being successful, it would boost the number of women and minorities in the technology field...
IoT Applications and Services Laying the Foundation for a Trillion-Dollar Market
If 2014 was all about the growth and development of cloud computing, 2015 may very well be centered on the Internet of Things (IoT)...
Tick-Tock: Intel, Partners Deliver Ever-Increasing Advancements
Intel's new Haswell microarchitecture is just the latest example of how the company and its OEM partners continue to advance performance in an affordable and predictable way...
Gartner Survey: IT Execs Have Different Motivators for Cloud Adoption
IT decision makers are rapidly embracing cloud services including SaaS, IaaS and PaaS, but their reasons for adopting these services vary according to a recent Gartner survey...
Recent Hacks Prove Need to Increase the Safeguard of Data
The recent Sony hacking not only has highlighted the importance of having a robust security platform, but the value of establishing best practices when members of an organization are communicating electronically...
Mark Conley Joins SolidFire to Accelerate Its CloudBuilder Channel Program
One of the fastest-growing startups offering an SSD storage solution is SolidFire, and as the company looks to increase its global customer base and channel partners, it has been receiving a large amount of funding and acquiring new talent...
Intel Talks Up its Internet of Things Strategy
About a year after officially launching its Internet of Things business unit, Intel is working hard to define its strategy and get IoT technology into the hands of consumers...
GENBAND Joins Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand NFV Ecosystem Program
Since its inception in 2011, the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Ecosystem Program, designed to accelerate market development for Network Functions Virtualization, has been gathering supporters for the common good of interoperable NFV...
'Bring Your Own App' Initiative Brings Security Concerns With It
There's much to look forward to in the New Year, including a desire for endpoint protection that goes above and beyond protection inside your organization's four walls, an increased emphasis on analytics and pressure to calm the growing Bring Your Own Application (BYOA) storm...
Intel Plans $1.6 Billion Investment to Upgrade China Chip Plant
The ongoing global demand for smartphones and tablets is a reason for continued strong growth in semiconductor consumption and will continue to be a factor in the coming years. As such, Intel is going 'all in.'..
Silicon Valley Has New Dell 'Internet of Things' Lab
In a partnership effort with Intel, Dell has opened an Internet of Things Lab in Silicon Valley. One point that makes this unique is that the lab is for customers...
Survey Says SaaS is 'Mission Critical'
Software as a service (SaaS) has become an attractive alternative to the standard software installation where a user has to build the server, install the application and configure it...
Lightspeed Systems Brings Cutting-Edge Tech to the Classroom
It's up to tech players to give education facilities the boost that they need, and Lightspeed Systems is setting out to do just that...
ShapeBlue Partners with SolidFire to Deliver Next-Gen Storage for IaaS
ShapeBlue, a leading global CloudStack integrator, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with SolidFire, the storage industry's leading Solid-State Array...
Intel Execs: 'The Data Center Will Stabilize the Company'
Intel is headed into the data center and the heart of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) revolution, two segments where the company thinks it can stabilize its bottom line...
Cloud App Deployment Skyrocketing Due to Spreading Knowledge
Companies are actually migrating to the cloud at record rates and enterprise cloud application deployment is on a major upswing...
The Cloud Processing Wars Are On as AWS Ups the Ante
Cloud infrastructure leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) just got a star player on its team, with Intel's announcement that they have designed custom Xeon processors to power AWS's new server instances...
Partnership Combines Two Technologies for Optimal Security
With Salient's CompleteView Video Management System and IDV Solutions' Visual Command Center Enterprise Risk Visualization (ERV) software, security operations professionals can see a location of interest in an instant...
SYNNEX to Distribute SolidFire Infrastructure Designs to Simplify Cloud Application Deployment
A new distribution and integration agreement has been forged between SolidFire, which provides all-flash storage systems for data centers, and SYNNEX Corporation...
Doing More with Less: What is Hyper-Converged Infrastructure?
Hyper-converged systems can bring the advantages of easy designs, decreased administrative overhead, and simplified vendor management to highly virtualized environments...
Intel Preps for the Future by Investing Today
PC chipmaker Intel seems to have seen the future and concluded that it might not be where the company's past fortune was found. Hence, the company announced a series of new investments this week in mobile technologies, drones and virtual reality, which may well secure its ongoing success...
NIST: The Cloud Has Five Ecosystem Stakeholders
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a cloud computing vision: to apply standards and foster a clear understanding of the ecosystem that supports the cloud model...
UNICOM Engineering Golf Classic Brings $18,000 for Charities
The UNICOM Engineering Golf Classic, which took place October 7 on The Tribute Golf Course in The Colony, raised both awareness and better than $18,000 for a set of the company's favorite charities...
IAM Solutions Should Seamlessly Secure Legacy Infrastructure Along with Cloud Resources
Cloud computing and the massive momentum behind the BYOD trend are leading to a fundamental shift in the way security is deployed...
SolidFire Raises $82M for Flash Memory Expansion
SolidFire is getting noticed for its ability to help companies store data in new ways. The flash-storage company recently raised $82 million in new funding, which is a nice chunk of change to help expand in the storage arena...
GENBAND Features New OTT, Platform-as-a-Service, and Wi-Fi Solutions
GENBAND, a developer of software-based real time communications solutions, recently showed off its new Simply Mobile framework at the Futurecom Expo in Sao Paulo, Brazil...
Blogger Suggests Dell OEM Could Greatly Influence Future of Computing
A tech news columnist recently wrote about the most secretive division at Dell, and it is through that division where he believes lies the future of personal and shared public computing...
Lifecycle Management: The Right Appliance Partner is Everything
When properly constructed and deployed, appliance platforms have the ability to simplify software installation challenges, improve manageability, increase availability and accelerate time to value...
TechGuard Reaches Internationally with Manufacturing Partnership
TechGuard Security, a cyber-security company that was created to U.S Federal Government defense initiatives, recently intended to spread its PoliWall security appliance beyond the borders of the U.S...
UNICOM Expands Global Support Services
UNICOM Engineering, a leading global provider of deployment solutions, app platforms and lifecycle support services, has expanded its inventory management solutions. One improvement is growth of the company's stocking capabilities...
It's Come to This: Sanctions on Export of Certain Dual Use Parts to Russia
Based on military action in eastern Ukraine and Russia, the European Union has placed new sanctions on the shipment of dual-use parts to this region...
Radisys Upgrades to Latest Intel Chips for Better SDN and NFV Support
Wireless networking leader Radisys has just announced that it has upgraded its x86 portfolio of solutions to use the latest Intel processors for better virtualized networking efficiency...
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UNICOM Engineering Helps Bandura®, a TechGuard Security® Company, Expand Globally
Bandura® is a wholly owned subsidiary of Techguard Security®, which provides
technologies and services that protect critical networks from cyber attack. Its flagship product, developed by TechGuard, is the PoliWall® appliance, a hardware device that sits between firewalls and edge routers to stop threats at the network edge by blockingmalicious traffic...