Inktank's founder blabs to El Reg about Ceph's ERASURE TIERS
Red Hat may have just agreed to buy Ceph-backer Inktank, but that hasn't slowed down the open source project.
Symantec: Antivirus is 'DEAD' – no longer 'a moneymaker'
Symantec, a company that has made huge amounts of cash as the largest antivirus software vendor for the last quarter of a century, looks to be getting out of that business and into fixing hacking problems rather than stopping them.
NASA space shuttle landing site to turn commercial
The Florida facility used by NASA as a landing site for its retired space shuttle fleet could see new life as a commercial spacecraft facility.
THREE BILLIONTH person to come online in early 2015
Sometime in the first weeks of 2015, someone will become the three-billionth person to connect to the internet.
SCOTUS asked to overturn patent-troll's charter
The tech world – and plenty of others, The Register suspects – is waiting with a little trepidation to hear the outcome of a patent battle between Akamai and Limelight Networks that's currently occupying the brainspace of the US Supreme Court.
VMware seasons its cloud with a sprinkling of ye olde spinning rust
Storage on VMware's vCloud Hybrid Cloud Service (vCHS) just got worse, for the best of reasons.
Microsoft hints at smaller Surface
Microsoft has invited media to a “small gathering” at which it will discuss its Surface fondleslabs.
Casino chain Affinity's credit card system popped AGAIN
US Casino operator Affinity Gaming has had its credit card processing system hacked for the second time in less than a year.
The amazing .uk domain: Less .co and loads more whalesong
LogoWatchIf you're a Brit "at the forefront of the contemporary online landscape", then you've doubtless already eyed the .uk domain - the "short and sharp" dot thingy for "fearless, modern, digital natives", set to launch on 10 June.
Scariest NSA revelation yet: Spooks are RUBBISH at CIPHERS
The NSA (yes, that NSA) has triggered a bit of a Tweet-storm, followed by helpless fits of giggles among geeks, by posting a job-ad-Tweet that used a simple Roman-style substitution cipher.
Reg man says '拜拜' to Honkers, ponders Asia's future role in tech world
Phil Muncaster, The Reg's man in Hong Kong, has said his final '拜拜' - that's bye-bye in simplified Chinese - to the special administrative region. Before he moved on, we asked him to assess his two-and-a-bit years covering Asia's technology industries. Here's his assessment on where Asia sits in the technology world. – Ed.
Did cosmic radiation nuke $25 satellite swarm? 100 snoozing Sprites face fiery death
Bad news for lovers of amateur space exploration: a crowd-funded project that managed to send aloft 100 tiny satellites around Earth looks set to fail.
Streaming brilliant: Netflix signs access agreement with Verizon
CommentIt looks like Netflix has opened the floodgates with its Comcast deal to connect directly to its IP broadband network, and a queue of top-tier operators may have formed – with Verizon at the front.
Danger, Will Robinson! Beware the hidden perils of BYOD
When I first became involved with networked PCs, the company I was working with was upgrading its NetWare 2.0a installation to 2.15. We were pushing the boundaries of networking with our three-way gateway connecting Ethernet, Token Ring and PCnet.
Emulex racks up fifth loss-making quarter as FIVE-YEAR Broadcom broadside ends
AnalysisIt's Emulex's fifth loss-making quarter in a row and a whopping loss at that.
El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse back on the bacon
PicsWe're pleased to report that the El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse has emerged in fairly good shape from last week's Live Below the Line challenge, although team member Toby Sibley hasn't told us whether he walked up the aisle on Saturday or had to be carried by his best man.
CTERA gets bitten by EMC's snake, develops ViPR compatibility
Deep breath: cloud storage gateway and cloud services platform product startup CTERA has gone and got itself snake-bitten – it’s now ViPR compatible.
50+ crowd are wolfing down tablets: Silver foxes are even migrating to the Twitters
As outlined by the recent surveys by UK comms watchdog Ofcom (PDF) and tech services company Kana, not only are older people using tablets, they are also using the internet more.
Hacktivists hijack BNP Twitter account, crayon over leader Griffin's too
Hacktivists from Anonymous took over the Twitter feeds of the extreme British National Party and its controversial chairman Nick Griffin over the weekend.
Oi, EMC users! HALVE your weight with this WEIRD OLD TIP
HP has released a product to import data from ENC VNX and CLARiiON CX4 arrays into its 3PAR storage, allowing customers to move to Meg W's StoreServ arrays – and, at least according to HP, dealing with storage obesity en route.
Don't let hackers know Mandiant founder checks his email on an iPad. Oh.
Infosec 2014Mandiant boss Kevin Mandia says he has cut back on email and only uses an iPad to check his inbox as he fends off counterattacks from hackers.
Review: GFI Cloud eliminates need to nursemaid Windows
How do you take care of a network's worth of PCs if you are short of time and resources?
PEAK APPLE: Mystery upstart to hurl iLord from its throne 'by 2020'
Venture capitalist Fred Wilson reckons Apple will no longer be the top dog of tech by 2020.
ARM targets enterprise with 32-core, 1.6TB/sec bandwidth beastie
UpdatedARM has released more details about the innards of its cache-coherent on-chip networking scheme for use cases ranging from storage to servers to networking – specifically, its CCN-5xx microarchitecture family and its newest member, the muscular CoreLink CCN-508.
Tesco to tout its own smartphone – now THAT'S an unexpected item in the bagging area
Tesco is preparing to launch its own high-end smartphone later this year, chief executive Philip Clarke revealed today.
Paragon Group consumes tits-up print house Service Point
Specialist print biz Paragon Group has acquired Service Point UK, saving the jobs of "more than" 400 staff less than a fortnight after it was placed into administration.
Experienced HPC compo kids welcome eager Brazilians to cluster-wrestling match
HPC blogIn our last story, we looked at the local Chinese undergrads who are competing for cluster-building glory at the Asian Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC14) in Guangzhou, but there are plenty of competitors who are keen to grab the title and take it home – to the United States, steamy Brazil or even to the slopes of the Urals in Yekaterinburg.
SAP cloaks HANA in terabyte dress for VMware's dance hall
UpdatedVMware and SAP have partnered to let a virtualized breed of the in-memory data muncher HANA run on customer-owned hardware as well as in the public cloud.
EMC aims Elastic Cloud Storage band at Amazon, Google
EMC WorldEMC is in Vegas to gamble, and had all of its software-defined storage bets on show at its EMC World storagefest – everything from Project Nile and ViPR 2.0 to its massively scale-out ScaleIO server SAN.
How to tune your Oracle database's performance
WorkshopIt's the call that every Oracle database admin (DBA) dreads: the "too slow" call. Users, or their managers, may argue that online performance is so bad that it stops staff from doing their jobs. Batch jobs such as billing runs may run too slowly. Customers may be walking away from an Oracle-driven ecommerce site because pages are taking too long to refresh.
Gods of tech distribution smile on Blighty in Q1
Distributors in almost half of the countries across Western Europe failed to register sales growth during Q1 but those with ops in Blighty were not among them.
Watch a bank-raiding ZeuS bot command post get owned in 60 seconds
VidWeb thieves may get more than they bargained for if tech pros follow the lead of one researcher – who demonstrated how to hack the systems remote-controlling the infamous ZeuS crime bot in 60 seconds.
Atom, GitHub's code editor based on web tech, goes open source
Code-sharing site GitHub has announced that Atom, its highly customizable code editor, has left beta and its full source code is now available to world+dog under the MIT open source license.
RBS Group hopes £750m IT shakeup splurge will prevent next bank mainframe meltdown
RBS Group has spent £750m overhauling its IT – which includes replacing the systems at the heart of its mainframe mega-meltdown in 2012.
Cold War spy aircraft CRASHED Los Angeles' air traffic control
The Federal Aviation Administration has claimed a major glitch that grounded dozens of flights last week was caused by a Cold War-vintage reconnaissance aircraft.
Nokia: What to do with our euro BEELLIONS... Eh, let's spaff some on connected cars
Nokia has just announced that one of the things it is going to do with its newly acquired money mountain is to invest $100m of it (€71.7m, £58.9m) in connected cars.
Twitter jitters: Investors turn into quitters as shares hit the sh...
Shares in Twitter fell more than 11 per cent today as the six month lock-up period for early investors and staff expired.
Iran brands Facebook boss Zuckerberg an 'American Zionist', bans WhatsApp
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, whose company recently bought WhatsApp for an eye-watering $19bn, has reportedly been described as an "American Zionist" in Iran.
Samsung will ... sigh ... appeal $119m Apple patent verdict
Thought the years-long court battle between Apple and Samsung had come to a close with last week's verdict, did you? Bad news, then; Samsung has announced that it will be appealing the $119m jury ruling.
US broadband providers holding last-mile traffic ransom, ISP alleges
Consumer broadband providers in the US are deliberately ignoring traffic congestion on their networks, resulting in dramatically degraded service to customers, one major ISP has claimed.
VMware brings Cloud Foundry up on vCHS as EMC spins-up CF-based software
VMware has finally launched Cloud Foundry on its vCloud Hybrid Service cloud alongside a broader partnership with big daddy EMC.
Report: Climate change has already hit USA - and time is RUNNING OUT
The US government–mandated Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has released a mammoth 841-page report on the impact of climate change on the US, region by region, focusing on its effects on water, human health, agriculture, urban life, and more.
Apple files patent for typo-sensing buttons
Apple has patented a system for detecting when a user may have inadvertently pushed a button on a device.
Epson takes on Google Glass with wired 'augmented reality' glasses
Think Epson and you've probably got printers on your mind, but the firm also makes wearable computing devices, and has released its latest effort in the area for less than half the current price of Google's forthcoming Glass headware.
Google buddies up with Intel for this year's big Chromebook push
Intel, Google, and several hardware partners held a press event in San Francisco on Tuesday to announce a fresh batch of devices based on Chrome OS, the launch of which Intel said made it "the No. 1 microprocessor in Chrome OS systems."
App.net: 'Good news, we've made money; bad news, we're all fired'
Ad-free social network App.net has clawed enough cash from subscription revenues to let it be "profitable and self-sustaining," – albeit without any employees.