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The impacts on storage and compliance from Blockchain, robots and IoT
November 24, 2017 12:07 am|Comments (0)

At Web Summit in Lisbon, key issues for storage and compliance included the internet of things (IoT), Blockchain, biometrics and always-available health data.

In this podcast, Computer Weekly storage editor Antony Adshead talks with the CEO of Vigitrust, Mathieu Gorge, about the implications for storage and compliance of always-available healthcare data, biometric security methods and the data generated, Blockchain, and human-robot interaction in internet of things deployments.

Antony Adshead: What is Web Summit, why is it important, and what key themes emerged with regard to storage and compliance?

Mathieu Gorge: The Web Summit has been held every year for the past 10 years. It grew from 400 people to more than 59,000 people this year, and is currently held in Lisbon. The founder is Paddy Cosgrave, who started it in Dublin, but it got so big it needed a new home.

Web Summit is organised in different tracks. There are tracks for startups, for scaling companies and for enterprises. It’s a mix of 24 different summits; some focus on software as a service (SaaS), some on compliance and others on next-generation IT, which is primarily the IoT and robots at the moment.

It allows people to get a feel for everything web-based, and any type of new solutions that are coming out. It also has a number of keynote speakers that come in from large organisations, but also innovative startups. It’s always excellent to learn and it’s very good for networking.

Adshead: Could you expand on key themes that emerged with regard to storage and compliance?

Gorge: If I look very briefly at four key things, the first one is startups. There is always a number of them that pitch every day at Web Summit.

There was a trend around solutions to do with health data; how we build solutions that allow consumers to have a full overview of their health status in such a way that it’s available and securely stored on the cloud, and that they can get access to that information anywhere and anytime so they can get treatment anywhere in the world. There were a number of innovative solutions there that were showcased.

The second was security and compliance; new ideas on how we can provide strong authentication and identity management. There was a lot of focus on biometrics, looking at your eyes, fingerprints and a mix of different things.

These are not necessarily groundbreaking, but there was an emphasis that wasn’t there last year. It was coupled with the question of how we store those credentials from a security perspective. Is it stored on the go, in vaults or in dynamic storage? Again, there are a number of startups in that domain.

Focusing on Blockchain

Third is Blockchain. There were a number of keynotes around Blockchains; some around what an initial coin offering is, how it works, why it is good for startups and the industry, and what it allows you to do. It was interesting to see heavy hitters like Tim Draper speaking on the main stage.

Finally, there was the concept of the IoT, focusing on the advent of the first robots coming out in the market and how those devices become intelligent through AI. From a storage and compliance perspective, they accumulate information about humans and our interaction with robots. One of the key questions asked how we make sure this is done in a correct and secure way; as well as how we make sure it is done in compliance with the new EU GDPR, because it’s going to be very hard to track everything.

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DEWA's MORO signs MoU with SAP to provide innovative data storage & cloud computing services
July 27, 2017 1:40 am|Comments (0)

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s data hub subsidiary, Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC (MORO), has signed a Memorandum of …


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Cloud Computing and Storage
February 4, 2017 10:50 am|Comments (0)

EEL 6761: Cloud Computing and Storage (Fall 2016). Announcements: We will use all kinds of cloud resources for the course projects, including GENI …


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Engineering firm uses cloud storage to speed file loads, and then unplugs its MPLS net
September 8, 2016 1:11 pm|Comments (0)

Woodard & Curran is a $ 200 million integrated engineering, science, and operations company based in Portland, Maine, but has offices scattered across the country. Kenneth Danila, Director of Information Systems, recently helped migrate the company to a cloud based storage system from Panzura to eliminate long delays in sharing huge engineering files, and that shift enabled the company to swap out its expensive MPLS network. Ancillary benefits included a painless way to migrate from one cloud supplier to another (AWS to Azure), and a way to limit the threat of ransomware.  Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Danila in his Dedham, MA office. 

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DigitalOcean Intros Developer-Specific Cloud Block Storage
July 17, 2016 2:30 pm|Comments (0)

Block Storage, a highly available and scalable SSD-based cloud service, enables developers to attach extra disk space to DigitalOcean Droplet cloud servers.

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DigitalOcean Intros Developer-Specific Cloud Block Storage
July 15, 2016 10:50 pm|Comments (0)

Block Storage, a highly available and scalable SSD-based cloud service, enables developers to attach extra disk space to DigitalOcean Droplet cloud servers.


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Top 5 storage vendors shows massive shift to the cloud
June 28, 2016 8:30 pm|Comments (0)

There’s a changing of the guard afoot in the storage industry, and it’s getting cloudy.

Each quarter 451 Research Group surveys it members in its Voice of the Enterprise series. Late last year, the company’s research revealed a dramatic reshaping of the storage market both in terms of which vendors enterprises consider strategic storage partners and where their future storage will be housed.

+ MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: Gartner says cloud will be the “default” application deployment option by 2020 | Deutsche Bank says one-third of finance apps will be in the cloud within 3 years +

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Amazon Simple Storage Service spurs on-premises storage
June 10, 2016 2:30 am|Comments (0)

As it closes in on becoming a $ 10 billion run rate per year enterprise IT juggernaut, the cloud computing platform has changed the IT landscape …


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Investors Have Their Heads in the Cloud Storage Sector
May 21, 2016 7:15 pm|Comments (0)

… of $ 54.9 billion in annual spend going to cloud infrastructure by 2019, one major concern still remains about the future of cloud computing.

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Box Partners With Amazon And IBM In Cloud Storage In A Bid For Big Businesses That Distrust The U.S.
April 12, 2016 3:30 pm|Comments (0)

Box’s new partnership with Amazon and IBM to store customer data internationally. is all about wooing big customers who don’t trust their data with the U.S. But can it make a difference for Box’s bottom line?


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