Pluribus launches cloud controller

Claims cloud-in-a-rack concept could make data center operations more cost-effective
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Infrastructure vendor Pluribus Networks has launched a cloud controller system that it claims will cut the cost and lower the hardware footprint of data centers.

Pluribus makes building blocks for IT infrastructure by combing the compute, network, storage and virtualisation elements of infrastructure into a single box, a system it has dubbed the ‘cloud in a rack’.

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High-profile breaches throw a wrench into security policy management

Enterprises are revisiting their security policy management processes in wake of high-profile breaches, but security fundamentals can't be ignored.
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Silver Peak VRX line of replication accelerators grows with VRX-6

The field of replication accelerators grows with the addition of the VRX-6 to the Silver Peak VRX line of software products.
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How Hadooped is SQL Server PDW with Polybase?

Now for SQL Server… continuing the thread on RDBMS-Hadoop integration (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7) I have suggested that we could evaluate integration architecture using three criteria: How parallel are the pipes to move data between the RDBMS and the parallel file system; Is there intelligence to push down predicates; and Is…
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North Carolina reform proposes fines for ducking ACO participation

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory proposed state Medicaid reform that fines providers for not participating in an accountable care organization.
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CloudOpt launches service to speed big data across Rackspace cloud

Offering could drastically reduce file-to-server transfer time
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WAN optimizer CloudOpt has announced that its cloud data acceleration offering - Speed-as-a-Service – is now available through Rackspace’s public cloud data centers. 

Speed-as-a-Service (SaaS) could cut data transfer times between Rackspace’s cloud files and cloud servers so much that the cost falls by 90%, according to CloudOpt. 

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New Hitachi VSP G1000 storage virtualization array goes active-active

Hitachi Data Systems rolls out new flagship enterprise storage array and virtualization software that allows active-active clusters across locations.
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That Was The Week That Was… in Capital Markets

Fours years ago, the American capital markets nose-dived by as much as 10% over the course of a few jaw-dropping seconds and absorbed everyone’s attention on the role of algorithmic trading, and especially, on the traders behind this ultra-fast high-frequency trading (HFT). These HFT traders use many different strategies to gain the tiniest fraction of a profit many thousands of times per millisecond. Their trading can be characterized as extremely dynamic trading with short holding periods and lightening velocity.

Since then, there has been a raging debate as to HFT’s legality and fairness. As a result, today’s equity markets are perceived by some as being evil and illegal, whilst others see it as an extremely effective device for the efficient allocation of capital and the creation of liquidity in the market. Are the detractors right when they contend that high-frequency trading does nothing more than gouge slower-moving investors, add to market volatility and risk future flash crashes? Or do the traders have a argument when they say that their activities add liquidity and lower costs for investors?

Most recently, we have seen the HFT debate’s fires fanned with more headline grabbing news of FBI scrutiny, the New York Attorney General considering an investigation into HFT and newly published books from Michael Lewis (“Flash Boys”) and Sal Arnuk and Joe Saluzzi (“Broken Markets: How High Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices on Wall Street are Destroying Investor Confidence and Your Portfolio”).

Dr. Richard Bentley, Vice President, Financial Services at Software AG, in his article (HFT Reaches New Heights) suggested that “HFT firms do have an advantage over non-HFT traders – speed,” while Regulators “fail to get to grips with HFT mainly because they lack the cutting-edge technology that HFT firms deploy.”

In The Wall Street & Technology, Dr. John Bates, CTO, Intelligent Business Operations & Big Data and Member of the Group Executive Board, Software AG noted “the outpouring of emotion is puzzling, as none of this is news. Regulators have been trying to get to grips with HFT; even before the May 2010 “Flash Crash,” when an algorithm sent the market spinning out of control and caused the biggest one-day point decline in the DJIA.”

In this article, Dr. Bates explains that… “HFT is actually just normal-but-very-quick-trading, which profits from very short-term pricing anomalies between two or more products or liquidity sources. This is called arbitrage and is a common trading practice.”

The problem has been that there are “bad apples”, who are looking for ways to manipulate the markets for their own end, and many banks have done very little to monitor and prevent dishonest traders from behaving the way they do.

According to Dr Bates in CIO Review Magazine (Pages 24/25)… “Market surveillance, the compliance function aimed at monitoring market abuse, market manipulation and improper behaviours, has been a laggard compared to its trading counterparts. Some liken this to traders driving Ferraris and the surveillance team chasing them on bicycles!”

In the Huffington Post, Dr. Bates suggests…” the technology now exists for self-learning monitoring systems that can detect potentially anti-social [rogue] trader behaviour. This includes looking for known patterns of abusive behaviour, as well as patterns of behaviour that deviate by a significant degree from “the norm”.

Whatever your position in this debate, it is certain that HFT’s rocky ride is set to continue. New regulation to constrain and control the practice is a given and is already happening – alongside the emergence of more fit-for-purpose “high frequency” surveillance technologies. What remains to be seen is the effectiveness of these measures, and what the future holds for HFT; no doubt Michael Lewis will have plenty of fodder for his sequel whatever the outcome!

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Splunk app promises data center managers complete visibility

Version 3.1 of operation information system launched for VMware
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Data center intelligence provider Splunk has launched version 3.1 of its operational information system, Splunk App for VMware.

The system aims to give data center managers complete operational visibility into virtualized environments, claimed the vendor.

New features in the system include 200 pre-configured reports and a built-in correlation with storage systems, that promises to give data center operations managers a penetrative insight into data stored on NetApp’s ONTAP system.

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