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Big Bang Meets Big Data

Square Kilometer Array (SKA) South Africa, a business unit of the country’s National Research Foundation is joining ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) in a four-year collaboration to research extremely fast, but low-power exascale computer systems aimed at developing advanced technologies for handling the massive amount of data that will be produced by the SKA, which is one of the most ambitious science projects ever undertaken…

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Healthcare providers rely on efficient and reliable networks for the secure transfer of patient data. With patient care and privacy regulations top-of-mind for healthcare organizations today, the secure delivery of this information is of utmost concern, especially against the backdrop of a disaster recovery situation. After having weathered Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Singing River Health System has made a concerted effort to strengthen its business continuity and disaster recovery systems with Brocade® networking solutions, implementing 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance using Brocade VDX® and Brocade FCX switches in the data center and at the campus edge…

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Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, today announced Compuware APM AJAX Edition 4, the industry's most advanced cross-browser diagnostics tool. This new version enables developers to test and diagnose performance issues across all recent and legacy browser versions in Internet Explorer and Firefox. To date, nearly 100,000 development and testing experts have downloaded AJAX Edition and rely on it to solve the most challenging client-side performance problems. This new tool is free and can be downloaded here…

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Unum is a leading provider of financial protection benefits at the workplace, serving 171,000 businesses in the U.S. and U.K. As part of a business-critical transformation of its data center, the company wanted a self service workload automation solution so business users and application developers could handle their own application job requests more efficiently and effectively. Providing self-service was a win-win move that improved productivity and service for both the business users and the IT staff…

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Systems Maintenance Services Inc. (SMS) has acquired U.K.-based Exquip Network Services Limited (d/b/a Olympic Support or “Olympic”). Olympic is a global provider of IT asset maintenance and services supporting contracts in more than 80 countries. The acquisition of Olympic expands the SMS client account base and establishes its direct presence in Europe. SMS will offer Olympic’s client base an enhanced suite of multivendor IT asset lifecycle services, along with an expanded global delivery footprint via its more than 80 owned service centers throughout North America and Asia…

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The public cloud services market is forecast to grow 18.5 per cent in 2013 to total $131 billion worldwide, up from $111 billion in 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), including cloud compute, storage and print services, continued as the fastest-growing segment of the market, growing 42.4 per cent in 2012 to $6.1 billion and expected to grow 47.3 per cent in 2013 to $9 billion…

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