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WANdisco showcases the future of cloud migration at AWS re:Invent 2016

As Amazon’s AWS re:Invent 2016 took over Las Vegas we showcased our patented Active Data Replication technology to many of the 32,000 attendees. A large crowd watched our VP of Product Management Paul Scott-Murphy talk about “Extending Hadoop and Spark to the AWS Cloud”. Others visited our booth to meet our identical twins Gary and Larry who represented how our patented technology enables exactly the same data to be available at multiple locations.


During the conference we gave away thousands of free WANdisco t-shirt emblazoned with the words “Imagine identical data. Anywhere. Anytime....

Dec 06, 2016

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Not all dinosaurs are extinct: IBM's reinvention

Time has been running out for legacy tech businesses like IBM. Few clients today are willing to pay for the inconvenience of physical technology on their premises given there is no longer any need to devote office space to servers. This new reality has been reflected in IBM’s declining revenues and continued job cuts – the company slashed 5,000 jobs in March and then announced another round of cuts in April. Overall 14,000 jobs are set to be eliminated.


IBM’s track record shows it has often failed to capture the potential of new technology. This is the company that developed the first c...

Sep 26, 2016

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Why Active Data Replication™ is vital to the Internet of Things

The advent of the Internet of Things [IoT], in which everyday objects have network connectivity allowing them to send and receive data, means we are witnessing the explosion of a network that is growing at an incredible pace.

 

Gartner says 6.4 billion connected 'things' will be in use worldwide by the end of 2016. Cisco thinks that figure will rise to an extraordinary 50 billion by 2020. Whatever the actual numbers, the fact is more and more data is being created as the IoT becomes increasingly ubiquitous. This has the potential to open up virtually endless opportunities and connections but w...

Sep 25, 2016

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The 8 fallacies of distributed computing are becoming irrelevant

In 1969, the U.S. Department of Defense created ARPANET, the precursor to today’s internet. Around the same time, the SWIFT protocol used for money transfers was also established. These are both early examples of distributed systems: a collection of independent computers that appear to users as a single coherent system.

Many come to know they have a distributed system when the crash of a computer they’ve never heard of affects the whole system. This is often the result of assumptions architects and designers of distribution systems are likely to make.

In 1994, Peter Deutsch, who worked at Sun ...

Sep 01, 2016

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What the Brexit vote will mean for data sovereignty

The only certainty about Brexit, the UK’s departure from the European Union, is that it is going to create uncertainty in terms of data sovereignty, particularly in the field of cloud computing. Data sovereignty refers to data being held in a country in adherence to the laws of that state. That is fine if your company is based in a single location and single market but it becomes trickier if you have diverse locations and lots of different laws with which you need to comply.

When the UK is part of the European Union it has the same data sovereignty laws as other countries in the EU ...

Jul 15, 2016

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