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Microsoft and Facebook's transatlantic cable completed

In 2018 'MAREA' will move ads and Azure from USA to Spain at 160 terabits per second

Construction of Microsoft and Facebook's jointly-funded submarine cable has ended.…

Cloud washes Dell off perch atop storage market

Backup appliance sales go off a cliff, traditional array vendors just aren't growing

Sales of purpose-built backup appliances have dropped markedly, with year-on-year dips of 16.2 per cent by revenue and 14.9 per cent by capacity according to analyst firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker for 2017's second quarter.…

Cisco puts UCS director on death row, to be replaced by cloudy 'Intersight'

The Borg assimilates the infrastructure-as-code message

Cisco has announced that UCS Director will ascend into the cloud as part of a new infrastructure management service named “Intersight”.…

Blame Canada? $5.7m IBM IT deal balloons to $185m thanks to 'an open bag of money'

With all their hockey hullabaloo, and that crazy payout too

A CA$5.7m IBM contract to update payroll systems for the Canadian government has turned into a CA$185m boondoggle for the Great White North. That's $4.62m and $150m in US currency, respectively.…

Nothing to see here, folks, literally... Citrix mysteriously pulls NetScaler downloads

Builds yanked offline for a week in bug riddle

Citrix has temporarily suspended its NetScaler downloads due to an unspecified, and possibly security-related, issue.…

Recreate Your Job in the Age of Digital Transformation

Whether you work in the C-suite or in a line role, if you don't want to be left behind, figure out how to evolve so you can help the company meet its digital business objectives.

Data-wranglers Trifacta go public with Google Cloud collaboration

Pair takes aim at $20bn analytics market

California-based self-service data biz Trifacta has today launched its Google-friendly data preparation service into public beta.…

An IT Pro Takes the Dive into Deep Learning

IT professional Rich Casselberry experimented with deep learning using online tools and came away with interesting results.

Debunking 8 Big Data and Analytics Myths

As with other emerging tech concepts, big data and analytics are haunted by myths.

Chief digital officer and sales director leave O2 amid ongoing shake-up

Roles yet to be filled

Two senior top brass at UK telecoms outfit O2 have stepped down amid a period of major transition for the mobile operator.…

Toshiba sells memory biz for $18bn, becomes the Bain of Western Digital's existence

Japanese company sells memory biz to private equity and WD flings sueballs to stop it

Toshiba has picked a Japanese-American consortium assembled by Bain Capital Private Equity as the buyer of its memory business. Jilted suitor Western Digital has immediately tried to stop the transaction happening.…

Oracle introduces bring your own license programme

The Future of Data Science is Augmentation, not Automation

Three industry leaders took the stage at SAS Analytics Experience and provided broad perspectives on how far we've come in analytics over the last 10 years and where we are today.

Dell EMC refreshes its entry-level arrays

Behold the new SCv3000 arrays, with auto-tiering, all-flash, twin controllers, 2PB raw capacity all in 3U for <$10k

Dell EMC has refreshed its cheapest storage appliance by giving us the SCv3000, a successor to the SCv2000.…

Hitachi Data Systems is no more! Arise the new 'Hitachi Vantara'

HDS, Pentaho and Hitachi Insight Group join forces, promise data-driven IoT fun

Hitachi Data Systems is no more: the venerable storage vendor has been subsumed into a new outfit called “Hitachi Vantara” that says it “helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society.”…

Oracle promises SLAs that halve Amazon's cloud costs

Larry Ellison also pledges 'Autonomous Database' to cut the cost of – gulp – the people who run databases

Oracle chair and chief technology officer has pledged to undercut Amazon Web Services pricing by 50 per cent for infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service, in part by increasing use of automation.…

Technology Can Reduce the Cognitive Overload in the C-Suite

As analytics-based technologies mature they promise to better guide executive decisions by delivering only the most relevant information.

Google intros content sorting for Natural Language AI

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