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Primeur weekly 2011-10-03

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The perfect data manager ...

The Cloud

Cloud computing - current scenario, trends & key players, according to ReportsnReports ...

ROLF Group signs with HP to move technology infrastructure into the Cloud ...

IBM expands business partner initiative with new Cloud channel offering ...

Red Lambda's MetaGrid software transforms security and operations for customers with big data IT, network and Cloud infrastructures ...

Desktop Grids

Desktop Grid middleware XtremWeb-HEP 7.6.0 released ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches its new mainframe family gcos 7 systems leveraging Extreme Computing technologies ...

Airbus completes data centre transformation with HP PODs ...

"Efficient use of GPU-accelerators to solve large problems" contest third tage starts ...

Unique supercomputer complex presentation held at the Tomsk State University ...

T-Platforms Company has become a Top50 leader in the Russian supercomputer list ...

USFlash

Scientists release most accurate simulation of the universe to date ...

Mongolia's National Agency of Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring orders a Cray XE6m supercomputer ...

How graphene's electrical properties can be tuned ...

Japan's KEK Research and IBM agree to develop powerful KEK central computer system ...

Intel Labs announces latest Science and Technology Center focused on next generation of pervasive computing ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects NetApp as the storage foundation for one of the world's most powerful supercomputers ...

Oracle achieves world record result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark ...

Canon and Oracle join forces to integrate Canon's imaging technologies with Oracle ...

Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud demonstrates extreme performance in processing data from smart meters ...

Oracle announces Hybrid Columnar Compression support for ZFS Storage Appliances and Pillar Axiom Storage Systems ...

Oracle unveils the world's fastest general purpose engineered system - the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 ...

Oracle launches next generation SPARC T4 servers ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 servers deliver record-breaking performance results ...

SDSC and SDSU share in $4.6 million NSF grant to simulate earthquake faults ...

Stampede charges computational science forward in tackling complex societal challenges ...

Red Lambda's MetaGrid software transforms security and operations for customers with big data IT, network and Cloud infrastructures

28 Sep 2011 Orlando - Red Lambda Inc., a software company transforming security and operational intelligence for "Big Data" IT environments, has launched an Early Release Programme for MetaGrid - next generation security and operational intelligence software powered by the company's AppIron Grid Platform. MetaGrid is designed to address the Big Data dichotomy faced by providers of IT, network and Cloud infrastructures that generate up to petabytes per day of operational data.

Big Data can obscure security and operational threats and, at the same time, it can reveal opportunities to increase operational efficiency and unlock enormous business potential. Red Lambda is the first to combine leading-edge Big Data technologies to create an ultra-scalable, purpose-built software platform designed to keep pace with the increasing volume, variety, and velocity of IT operational data and find the threats and opportunities buried within it.

The first four customers currently deployed under Red Lambda's Early Release Programme are prominent players in network and Cloud infrastructure, social web, and government contractor arenas. Although they are very different businesses, they all share the need to gain unified situational awareness across their operations and network security domains, uncover and respond to threats and anomalies on-the-fly, and find actionable insights that can help transform their business and improve bottom and top-line performance.

"The data explosion is just as real in IT as elsewhere. And just as with other aspects of the

intelligence-driven enterprise, "Big Data" offers new challenges - and new opportunities", stated Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director with Enterprise Management Associates. "Much more information is available than ever before that can help organizations identify previously unrecognized threats, sharpen defenses, and acquire the awareness needed to develop more effective risk management programmes and improve IT efficiency."

IDC's 2011 Digital Universe Study forecasts that data creation and storage will reach 1.8 zettabytes (trillion gigabytes) in 2011 and grow to an astounding 35 zettabytes by the end of the decade. Moreover, 80% of data will traverse enterprise IT systems at some point during its lifecycle. In the wake will be an unprecedented amount of operational data - structured and unstructured data that emanates from or affects IT infrastructure. Operational data sources can include telemetry, traffic, device, sensor, events, and transient application data from IT systems as well as external contextual data such as news, closed caption, weather, social, geographical, and global threat feeds.

"Security, as is most aspects of IT operations, has been a Big Data problem for years", stated Robert Bird, Red Lambda's Founder and Chief Technology Officer. "AppIron and MetaGrid fuse massively scalable Grid computing, relational stream processing, and breakthrough artificial intelligence into a single, cohesive solution that transcends the capabilities of conventional approaches and delivers true situational awareness."

MetaGrid is a new software application that runs on the company's AppIron Grid Platform and is designed to unify operational silos and situational awareness, visualize and analyze network security and operational anomalies, and automate IT operations.

Big Data creates big challenges when it comes to unification of operational data. Centralized and appliance-based solutions fall short in their ability to process petabytes a day of operational data. As a result, salient data is often siloed, filtered-out or excluded all together in order to reduce the load and "backhaul" requirements. MetaGrid leverages AppIron's Grid architecture and GridStream relational stream processing to move the computation to the data and not the other way around.

Collecting more data without better visualization and analysis can leave security operations teams overwhelmed rather than informed. Today’s signature-based analysis only looks for threats that are known or anticipated - but what about the unknown unknowns? Red Lambda’s patent-pending Neural Foam represents a breakthrough in knowledge discovery analytics. It's based on a lifelong-learning neural network algorithm that can analyze and reduce billions of data records - on-the-fly - into a manageable set of clusters, and provides bit-level universal anomaly detection on a timescale that can be years in duration. MetaGrid's data visualization and exploration capabilities make it easy for security operation teams to identify threats and further correlate, classify, drill-down and search data for intelligence or forensic purposes. Neural Foam increases IT operations effectiveness by providing complete situational awareness, dramatically reduced false positives, and an efficient way to zero-in on anomalies that represent real risk to the organisation.

Capitalizing on actionable insights requires the ability to take action quickly. MetaGrid incorporates incident management and a workflow and autonomics engine to provide intelligent automation of threat notification, response, mitigation, and remediation actions.

“Leading up to our Early Release Programme we have met with over 20 of the world’s most sophisticated IT and service delivery organizations representing cloud and service providers, financial services, web properties, and government organizations, and we have been elated with the response to our MetaGrid offering", stated Bahram Yusefzadeh, Chairman and CEO of Red Lambda. "These customers have a vision for how they can harness their IT Big Data to improve their security posture, streamline IT operations and unlock business value; they have been waiting for a security and operational intelligence platform built for Big Data that can make it a reality."
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Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-10-03

Special

The perfect data manager ...

The Cloud

Cloud computing - current scenario, trends & key players, according to ReportsnReports ...

ROLF Group signs with HP to move technology infrastructure into the Cloud ...

IBM expands business partner initiative with new Cloud channel offering ...

Red Lambda's MetaGrid software transforms security and operations for customers with big data IT, network and Cloud infrastructures ...

Desktop Grids

Desktop Grid middleware XtremWeb-HEP 7.6.0 released ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches its new mainframe family gcos 7 systems leveraging Extreme Computing technologies ...

Airbus completes data centre transformation with HP PODs ...

"Efficient use of GPU-accelerators to solve large problems" contest third tage starts ...

Unique supercomputer complex presentation held at the Tomsk State University ...

T-Platforms Company has become a Top50 leader in the Russian supercomputer list ...

USFlash

Scientists release most accurate simulation of the universe to date ...

Mongolia's National Agency of Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring orders a Cray XE6m supercomputer ...

How graphene's electrical properties can be tuned ...

Japan's KEK Research and IBM agree to develop powerful KEK central computer system ...

Intel Labs announces latest Science and Technology Center focused on next generation of pervasive computing ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects NetApp as the storage foundation for one of the world's most powerful supercomputers ...

Oracle achieves world record result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark ...

Canon and Oracle join forces to integrate Canon's imaging technologies with Oracle ...

Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud demonstrates extreme performance in processing data from smart meters ...

Oracle announces Hybrid Columnar Compression support for ZFS Storage Appliances and Pillar Axiom Storage Systems ...

Oracle unveils the world's fastest general purpose engineered system - the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 ...

Oracle launches next generation SPARC T4 servers ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 servers deliver record-breaking performance results ...

SDSC and SDSU share in $4.6 million NSF grant to simulate earthquake faults ...

Stampede charges computational science forward in tackling complex societal challenges ...