Jack Clark

Currently a reporter for ZDNet UK, I previously worked as a technology researcher and reporter for a London-based news agency.

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Hitachi storage arm launches enterprise SSDs

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has entered the enterprise solid-state drive market on with the Ultrastar family of drives.The SSD400S Ultrastar drives come in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB variants.

November 16, 2010 by Jack Clark

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IBM and 14 partners in smart cloud initiative

On Friday IBM announced that it is leading a joint research initiative with 14 European partners to develop a new type of storage architecture for the cloud.The initiative — VISION Cloud (Virtualised Storage Services for the Future Initiative) — is to develop a new metadata-based approach to data storage.

November 15, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Brocade releases new family of switches

Brocade brought out a new switch family on Monday as part of its Brocade One converged datacentre strategy.First announced in June, the new VDX switches come in two variants and combine 10Gb Fibre-channel over Ethernet (FCoE) networking technology with a Brocade-developed software layer called Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS).

November 15, 2010 by Jack Clark

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IBM: Sugar cube-sized supercomputer in 10 to 15 years

IBM has a new technique that could yield ultra-small supercomputers.On Thursday Dr Bruno Michel said at an event at IBM's Zurich Labs that IBM is using a new technique of processor arrangement to work towards tiny, miniaturised supercomputers.

November 12, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Amazon cloud storage gets multipart upload feature

Uploads to Amazon Web Service's public cloud storage can now be broken into up to 1024 distinct chunks.AWS's storage cloud Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) began offering the multipart upload feature to customers on Thursday.

November 11, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Manchester Council offers public data for download

Manchester Council has begun releasing council data in open formats.Since Tuesday, the open data section of the website has carried data on subjects such as benefits reception points, locations of motorcycle and disabled parking in the city centre and the locations for mobile library stops.

November 10, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Marvell debuts ARM server chip

Chipmaker and ARM-licensee Marvell has announced a quad-core ARM processor, designed specifically for enterprise-level cloud computing applications.The company announced the new ARMADA XP processor on Monday.

November 10, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Stock exchange latency dictating datacentre market

The appetite for low latency connections to financial markets is driving demand for co-location space within stock exchange datacentres, a financial technology consultancy has said.Speaking at the DatacentreDynamics conference in London on Tuesday, James Dow, chief technology officer for financial technology consultants CS Technology, said: "The world of the exchanges is changing.

November 9, 2010 by Jack Clark

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