Cloud-to-things integration with OpenFog standard

The OpenFog Consortium’s OpenFog Reference Architecture for fog computing has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The new standard, known as IEEE 1934, relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical...
Improved switch market bodes well for year ahead

Improved switch market bodes well for year ahead

The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $6,29-billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), a healthy increase of 10.9% year over year, while routers saw $3,31-billion in revenue in 1Q18, a 1,4% decrease. These rates are according to...
SSD gains in popularity, grows shipments

SSD gains in popularity, grows shipments

The market for solid state drives (SSD) expected to gain traction over the coming years. This is due mainly to the benefits that SSD has over hard drives (HDD) such as high reliability and performance efficiency which are seeing the take-up of SSD in the data centre...

Warning signs that it is time to replace your SSD

While solid state drives (SSD) are more stable than hard drives, age can eventually cause them to fail. It is therefore important to know what signs to keep an eye out for, which could signal an impending failure. According to Tony Yu, South African country manager at...

Enterprise storage shipments, revenue up

Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue was up 13,7% year over year to just under $13,6-billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker. ...

How to modernise your organisation

There is no question that companies need to transform their technology stacks, both to improve their competitiveness and to remain relevant in the market. Studies confirm that digitally transformed companies are able to bring new products to market 44 times faster and...