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Storage titan EMC has quietly acquired Texas-based iWave Software, whose Automator suite streamlines the provisioning and management of storage systems, data centers and private clouds. No price was mentioned. It will be another Storage-as-a-Service ornament for EMC’s Advanced Storag...
One of the major criticisms of private clouds is that the end user still has to build, manage and maintain the infrastructure to the extent that they are continuing the ‘keeping the lights on’ approach of IT. Ultimately this lacks the economic benefit that makes cloud computing such an...
They’re dropping like flies to OpenStack’s siren song. The open source cloud platform’s latest conquest is EMC, whose VMware subsidiary already did a seemingly unthinkable thing a few months ago and joined the rival band as a gold member. EMC is only joining as a corporate-level sp...
EMC and VMware confirmed Tuesday that they’re reshuffling their assets and forming a so-called cloud and Big Data “virtual organization” called the Pivotal Initiative under EMC’s chief strategy officer, VMware’s former CEO Paul Martiz. VMware is contributing Cloud Foundry, SpringSour...
SAP HANA promised to not just make databases dramatically faster like traditional business warehouse accelerator systems but instead speed up the front end, enabling companies to run arbitrary, complex queries on billions of records in a matter of seconds as opposed to hours. The vendo...
VMware is going to spin off most of its non-core assets to parent company EMC where they’ll come under the tutelage of former VMware CEO Paul Maritz and former Pivotal Labs CEO Robert Mee according to GigaOm. The blog, which now expects the move as soon as next week, has been chasing...
A CIO should not be concerned with buying technology from different silos and vendors but instead acquiring solutions that solve business problems. Long gone are the days when it was acceptable for a CIO to proudly boast the magnitude of their data centres and the large technology grow...
EMC has named John Roese, nicked from Huawei, as CTO. He replaces Jeff Nick, who has moved over in a similar capacity working with chief strategist Paul Maritz, the former CEO of VMware, who’s got a mystery job at VMware’s parent company EMC. Maritz is said to be focused on Big Data ...
What if the approach to infrastructure was one of a green fields approach or seamless migration to a pretested, pre-validated, pre-integrated, prebuilt and preconfigured product, i.e., a true Converged Infrastructure? What impact could that possibly have on the success of Visible Ops a...
Well, heck, no wonder Pat Gelsinger took the job running VMware after he was promised he would be made CEO of VMware parent company EMC when Joe Tucci retired, the very reason he bolted Intel. Tucci just doesn’t want to go. After saying he would go this year and then saying he woul...
In the past two years, international IT giants, including IBM, Oracle, EMC and SAP, have been engaged in an upsurge of acquisition in the big data market, spending more than $1.5 billion in acquiring related data management and analysis companies. Big data becomes a new hot term after ...
How much flash (or DRAM) based Solid State Device (SSD) do you want or need? IBM recently took a flash step announcing it wants and needs more SSD capabilities in different packaging and functionality capabilities to meet the demands and opportunities of customers, business partne...
Is VMware slowly becoming the new Oracle? That was the question being asked after the backlash to their initial vRAM licensing model at the launch of vSphere 5. With VMware's somewhat quick retraction, it was ensured that any unsavoury Larry Ellison comparisons were quickly put to bed....
Cloud application auditing and security company, SaaSID, has announced its partnership with big data and business analytics company, EMC Greenplum. EMC is a global leader in cloud computing, enabling the world's largest organisations to store, manage, protect and analyse their infor...
Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) has announced that its new LightPulse® 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapter (HBA) technology is available for use across a broad range of Dell servers, storage and switches, designed to meet the demands of today's highly virtualised data centres, la...
Paul Maritz, the CEO of EMC subsidiary VMware for the last four years, is stepping down and will be replaced by president and COO of EMC Information Infrastructure Products Pat Gelsinger, the 30-year Intel veteran who might have wound up as CEO there if he had stayed and Paul Otelli...
Paul Maritz, the one-time high-ranking Microsoftee who’s been CEO of VMware for the last four years, is stepping down and will be replaced by EMC COO and Intel veteran Pat Gelsinger, the Wall Street Journal says. The story broke late Monday night in a scoop by CRN. Nobody was sure if...
Paul Maritz, the one-time high-ranking Microsoftee who has been CEO of VMware for the last four years, is out of a job, according to CRN, replaced by EMC COO and Intel veteran Pat Gelsinger. Nobody’s sure if Maritz is staying or going. Gelsinger has been bruited as a possible rep...
Keylogging has taking center stage, and it now deserves our proper attention. After all, keyloggers have been identified as the #1 Global Threat to consumers, corporations and government agencies in the recent 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Symantec Corporation coined ...
As an exhibitor at Cloud Expo New York, EMC Corporation is offering special passes to SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and serv...
EMC has bought cloud storage start-up Syncplicity, which, as one might suspect from its name, does one-click file syncing and sharing as well as real-time backup. Users are supposed to be able to access, manage and share files across PCs, Macs, mobile platforms and file servers like ...
EMC is making servers to go in arrays so they can cuddle up to apps inside VMware virtual machines and reduce latency, an idea EMC’s had kicking around in varying degrees of discretion since last year. The Register saw two of them at EMC World in Vegas this week. It said one looked...
In a previous post, I touched on the need to have APIs for managing storage in cloud environments.  In this post, I’ll talk about how the way in which storage is deployed in cloud environments has to change. For the last 10 years, the advent of Storage Area Networks (SANs) has cr...
The Wyse P20 for VMware View is a secure, easily managed zero client that provides stunning graphics performance for advanced applications such as CAD, 3D solids modeling, video editing and advanced worker-level office productivity applications. About the size of a notebook, this dedic...
There’s been a cacophony of hyperbole and at times marketing fluff from vendors and analysts with regards to Reference Architectures and Converged Infrastructures. As IBM launched PureSystems, NetApp & Cisco decided it was also a good time to reiterate their strong partnership with Fle...
This is the first of a two part series on my latest experiences with HHDD and SSD's About two years ago I wanted to start installing solid state devices (SSD's) into my workstations and laptops. Like many others, I found the expensive price for the limited capacity gains of th...
EMC is reportedly hot to buy three-year-old Israeli flash storage start-up XtremIO. According to Globes on Sunday, EMC is dangling $400 million-$450 million in front of its quarry and closing in for the kill. Supposedly EMC rivals including NetApp have also been after XtremIO. On...
If the weekend IT press is to be believed, EMC are on the verge of acquiring solid-state array vendor XtremIO in a deal worth around $450 million.  This would be a remarkable outcome for a company that is still technically “in stealth mode” and has no obvious revenue or cus...
"Our strong results show that we are addressing the major trends in clouds, big data, and trust," said EMC's CFO David Goulden, as the company reported first-quarter 2012 revenue of $5.1 billion, up 11% over last year's $4.6 billion.
Aspera, Inc. on Tuesday announced that its patented fasp transport technology will be demonstrated as part of numerous partner solutions at NAB 2012. Aspera enables a growing ecosystem of partners in the areas of cloud computing, network-attached storage and digital media production an...
Gladinet supports many cloud storage services in its Starter and Professional Edition (Gladinet Cloud Desktop). It supports the same list of cloud storage services in its Cloud Server product. These products support direct client side connection to the many cloud storage services.
EMC Tuesday confirmed a report that it had bought 22-year-old privately held web development house Pivotal Labs for its agile development methodology and its widely used Pivotal Tracker tool. How much EMC spent buying the San Francisco-based software consulting operation wasn’t discl...
Talend and MapR Technologies announced on Wednesday that Talend Open Studio for Big Data, an open source big data integration solution, has been certified to use with MapR’s Hadoop Distribution, providing users of Hadoop in the enterprise with high performance and scalable integration ...
Back in March 2009, when Cisco announced the launch of their UCS platform and subsequent intention to enter the world of server hardware, eyebrows were raised including my own. There was never any disputing that the platform would be adopted by some customers, certainly after seeing ho...
HP on Monday announced that cloud services provider CenterBeam has selected HP Converged Infrastructure to support the increased capacity demands of its cloud service offerings and joined the HP CloudAgile Program. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based CenterBeam provides midsize businesses with en...
George Crump from Storage Switzerland recently wrote an article, arguing that it is better to deploy SSDs in a storage array instead of as a server cache. The article was sponsored by Pure Storage which happens to sell SSD based storage arrays.
VMware has announced continued collaboration with its partner community to deliver secure infrastructures for the cloud. VMware is delivering a new generation of jointly integrated security and compliance solutions with a broad network of committed, trusted security partners -- includi...
EMC and VMware are going into the cloud business with Atos, the big, publicly owned, Paris-based global IT services firm, intending to take an equity position in Canopy, an end-to-end cloud company Atos is setting up using EMC and VMware technology. The companies said Wednesday when ...
vSphere 6.0 - What's Needed? - The new vSphere 5.0 storage features such as VAAI, Storage DRS, Site Recovery Manager 5 and VASA, highlight the fact that whether on a virtualized or non-virtualized platform, application performance is heavily affected by its underlying storage infrast...
EMC moved to make Hadoop safe for the Joe Blow big company that wants to figure out what’s in all that unstructured data it’s got. It’s integrated the Hadoop file system into its Isilon scale-out NAS storage and lets the two of them cuddle up with its Hadoop-digesting Greenplum analy...