Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

The Internet of Things: Buzzword or Big Business?

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With trillions of end-point ‘things’, device cloud platforms, subnets for humans, machines, sensor networks and rampant innovation being fostered globally, the Internet of Things could have the same disruptive potential as the Internet itself. As businesses gear up to get involved in this new marketplace, many are seeing the opportunity for enormous revenue as well as disruptive innovation. Read More

Skyhigh Networks Gets $20 Million to Detect Rogue Clouds

It was a stormy week in the cloud, as an outage at Amazon Web Services affected some customers and sparked discussion about resiliency strategies. (Photo by BCP via Flickr.

Do you know where your corporate data is living? Some of it may reside in cloud services without your knowledge. In a Series B financing round cloud visibility and control company Skyhigh Networks has raised $20 million to develop software to discover “shadow IT” usage. Read More

IBM, HP Power Big Data Analytics With SAP HANA

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SAP HANA (High Performance Analytics Appliance) is the powerful in-memory database technology from German enterprise software powerhouse SAP. Now HP and IBM are rolling out new solutions to help customers leverage HANA in big data analysis. Read More