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Primeur weekly 2013-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

Supercomputers for all: The next frontier for Europe's high performance computing ...

The Cloud

DataDirect Networks ushers in a new era of scale, speed and data insight for web-scale and Big Data applications ...

Cybersecurity researcher joins the ranks of the 'brilliant' ...

IBM commits $1 billion to fuel Linux and open source innovation on Power systems ...

Siemens plans North American HR technology Cloud migration to Oracle Fusion HCM with help from KPMG ...

HP announces Cloud-driven enhancements to application and catabase archiving solution ...

EuroFlash

AMS-IX starts new regional Internet exchange hub in Mombasa, Kenya, in collaboration with KIXP ...

Altair announces most successful UK technology event to date ...

Graphene photodetector integrated into computer chip ...

PRACE pre-commercial procurement of whole system design for energy efficient HPC ...

Severo Ochoa (SO) programme at Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Quantum entanglement only dependent upon area ...

University of Leicester hosts national supercomputing meeting, showcasing science from the smallest and largest scales ...

USFlash

Six vendors complete test event to become part of OpenFabrics Alliance Interoperability Logo Programme ...

OpenFabrics Alliance announces formation of OpenFramework Working Group ...

DataDirect Networks and ASG partner to offer a private Cloud solution for high performance, high availability archive and collaboration ...

DataDirect Networks to power business-critical broadcast system servicing for Starz ...

Connecting the future ...

$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for Big Data in life sciences ...

Supercomputing the transition from ordinary to extraordinary forms of matter ...

Cray adds large memory and shared memory solutions to its line of Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers ...

On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing ...

Bold idea for 'Big Data' ...

NASA uses supercomputer to create future climate projections for the United States ...

Supercomputer sheds weight, gains mobility, and becomes "Server-on-the-Go" ...

Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips ...

Scaling up personalized query results for next generation of search engines ...

HP announces Cloud-driven enhancements to application and catabase archiving solution

19 Sep 2013 Palo Alto - HP Autonomy has updated its market-leading information governance portfolio with HP Application Information Optimizer (AIO) 7.1, which introduces a cloud-based approach to managing legacy structured data, and offers additional connectivity to market-leading databases and greater ability to leverage HP Autonomy's information processing engine, the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL).

The typical organisation maintains hundreds to thousands of distributed applications and databases, each containing a mixture of active, "live" information, and inactive, unused data. While much of the software industry's focus has been on bringing governance to unstructured, human information, gaining control of structured application and database data remains one of the biggest challenges and opportunities for organisations of all sizes. Failure to pro-actively understand and manage this information bloat leads to unnecessarily high data-storage and database-maintenance costs, increased compliance and litigation risk, and untapped potential in leveraging the data for improved business performance.

HP AIO enables organisations to overcome these challenges and convert their application and database data liabilities into information assets. The solution accesses, understands, classifies and relocates outdated and inactive structured data from production databases and legacy applications, and moves this information into lower-cost data repositories, where it can be managed, applied in other applications or defensibly deleted.

Part of HP Autonomy’s comprehensive information governance portfolio, the solution enables organisations to pursue a phased, hybrid approach to governing their data. Organisations can use HP AIO to identify and move data to on-premises archiving and records management systems for analysis and long-term management.

HP AIO 7.1 also can run on any cloud server, such as HP Cloud Services, and supports both public and private Cloud applications. As a result, organisations can embrace a move to the Cloud at their own pace, and in alignment with a larger information governance strategy.

“Businesses are increasingly looking for innovative data management products to help them drive down costs and improve productivity with their plans for the Cloud", stated Johnny Joe, executive vice president and managing director at Alphaworks, an HP partner and a global provider of enterprise-level IT solutions. “HP Application Information Optimizer takes a unique and easy-to-use approach to transitioning companies of all sizes to the Cloud. We believe that more and more companies will be looking at this HP solution to lower their on-premises footprint."

HP AIO 7.1 also includes new capabilities for greater connectivity and intelligent understanding and processing of database and application information:

  • Added IBM DB2 archiving: HP AIO now can search and extract data from IBM DB2 databases, allowing customers to cast an even wider net on structured data to be governed. The solution creates a transparency layer by allowing application access to the combined data from the source and archive IBM DB2 databases.
  • Expanded IDOL search across hybrid environments: HP AIO harnesses the power of Autonomy IDOL to enable users to perform enterprise searches for data within all production and archive databases across their hybrid landscape.

HP AIO allows customers to dramatically reduce their storage footprint, minimize back-up costs, retire old databases and applications, and ensure data is managed with the same policies and rigor as its "live" data. The solution reduces storage costs by up to 48 percent and reduces back-up time by up to 50 percent.

The solution is a key component of HP’s information governance portfolio. In June, HP Autonomy announced Legacy Data Cleanup, a new solution that helps organizations govern and defensibly dispose of outdated and unnecessary unstructured data. Autonomy Legacy Data Cleanup, combined with HP AIO, offers organisations a complete solution for governing their entire legacy data environment, from unstructured to structured information.

“While Cloud-based computing and storage is a growing trend, the reality is that customers are often reluctant to make the switch for fear of losing control of data and risking the security of sensitive company information", stated Mike Sullivan, general manager, Protect Enterprise, HP Autonomy. "AIO 7.1 directly addresses this customer anxiety by allowing them to explore the transition into Cloud-based storage at their own pace, moving data across environments piece by piece at a comfortable pace."
Source: HP

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Primeur weekly 2013-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

Supercomputers for all: The next frontier for Europe's high performance computing ...

The Cloud

DataDirect Networks ushers in a new era of scale, speed and data insight for web-scale and Big Data applications ...

Cybersecurity researcher joins the ranks of the 'brilliant' ...

IBM commits $1 billion to fuel Linux and open source innovation on Power systems ...

Siemens plans North American HR technology Cloud migration to Oracle Fusion HCM with help from KPMG ...

HP announces Cloud-driven enhancements to application and catabase archiving solution ...

EuroFlash

AMS-IX starts new regional Internet exchange hub in Mombasa, Kenya, in collaboration with KIXP ...

Altair announces most successful UK technology event to date ...

Graphene photodetector integrated into computer chip ...

PRACE pre-commercial procurement of whole system design for energy efficient HPC ...

Severo Ochoa (SO) programme at Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Quantum entanglement only dependent upon area ...

University of Leicester hosts national supercomputing meeting, showcasing science from the smallest and largest scales ...

USFlash

Six vendors complete test event to become part of OpenFabrics Alliance Interoperability Logo Programme ...

OpenFabrics Alliance announces formation of OpenFramework Working Group ...

DataDirect Networks and ASG partner to offer a private Cloud solution for high performance, high availability archive and collaboration ...

DataDirect Networks to power business-critical broadcast system servicing for Starz ...

Connecting the future ...

$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for Big Data in life sciences ...

Supercomputing the transition from ordinary to extraordinary forms of matter ...

Cray adds large memory and shared memory solutions to its line of Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers ...

On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing ...

Bold idea for 'Big Data' ...

NASA uses supercomputer to create future climate projections for the United States ...

Supercomputer sheds weight, gains mobility, and becomes "Server-on-the-Go" ...

Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips ...

Scaling up personalized query results for next generation of search engines ...