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.

IBM Advances Big Data Platform, PureData System For Hadoop

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To expand on its Big Data platform, IBM has announced new technologies for data acceleration and new Hadoop System advancements, including an industry-first innovation called “BLU Acceleration,” which combines a number of techniques to dramatically improve analytical performance and simplify administration. Read More

Nuage Launches Network Automation Platform

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Nuage Networks, a cloud networking provider backed by Alcatel-Lucent, has launched its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP), a new software-defined networking platform that will allow companies to quickly scale their cloud operations. Read More

UK Provider Six Degrees Acquires BIS

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UK data center services provider Six Degrees Group announced that it has acquired independent data center operator BIS. BIS operates five data centers across London and provides corporate colocation and private cloud services. Read More

Blue Waters Supercomputer Debuts At 11.6 Petaflops

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Pushing into a new frontier in the field of U.S. supercomputing with 11.6 petaflops of power, the $350 million Blue Waters supercomputer was dedicated last week at the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The Cray supercomputer is made up of over 300 cabinets, with 25,000 nodes, over 380,000 cores, aided by more than 3,000 NVIDIA GPU’s, and has over 25 Petabytes of usable storage. Read More