IT infrastructure has long been an enterprise commodity – relatively cheap and abundant. But hardware is no less important in solving today's IT challenges, from big data and the cloud, to mobile, social and security, says Doug Balog, the general manager for IBM Power Systems.
While Ceph gained prominence as the open source software-defined storage tool commonly used on the back end of OpenStack deployments, it's not strictly software for the cloud. With the latest new enterprise feature addition, Ceph has begun to see adoption among a new class of users interested in software-defined storage for big data applications.
Before he lost his arm serving as a Marine in Iraq in 2005, Jonathan Kuniholm was pursuing a PhD in biomedical engineering. Now as a founder of the Open Prosthetics Project Kuniholm is working to make advanced, inexpensive prosthetics available to amputees around the globe through the creation and sharing of open source hardware designs.