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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...
Yearly prediction blogs are so clichéd hence why I’ve always tried to avoid writing one. Despite this I’ve always made a mental note of technology, products or companies that I thought were going to really do well in the upcoming year. Back in 2008 I felt VMware were going to really ta...
EMC on Wednesday announced it plans to establish an R&D center in the Skolkovo Foundation's Innovation Hub in Russia that will focus on development of cloud infrastructure solutions and Big Data analytics technologies for Bioinformatics and Energy Efficiency. EMC also plans to collabo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of c...
EMC CEO Joe Tucci is gonna keep his eventual replacement waiting a while longer. When the company posted pretty Q4 results the other day Tucci said he won’t be stepping down this year as planned. He said the board asked him to stay into 2013 and that “after much soul-searching” he ...
Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, is participating in Cisco Live 2012, Cisco's flagship annual technical training, networking and educational event in Europe, running from January 31st to February 3rd, 2012 at the ExCel Centre, London, UK. The event offers v...
You may have seen Amazon’s announcement of the AWS Storage Gateway beta. Truth be told, the cloud storage gateway market is starting to catch fire. Amazon’s move validates the need for an iSCSI cloud storage gateway to easily deliver cloud storage into business environments and ackn...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the beta of their new storage gateway functionality that enables access of Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services) from your different applications using an appliance installed in your data center site. With this beta launch, Amazon joins other s...
"Hadoop is an enormous opportunity in big data and cloud computing as companies today need to store and analyze massive amounts of structured and unstructured data," stated Shawn Price, President of Zuora, as it was announced that he has joined Datameer's Board of Directors. Founded...
Cloud computing is transforming IT infrastructure, applications and end-user device layers, ushering in a wave of disruptive change unlike anything the industry has ever experienced. EMC is committed to accelerating our customers' journey to private, public or hybrid clouds through the...
2011 was a year where despite the economic constraints everything Big was seemingly good: Big Data, Big Clouds, Big VMs, etc. Caught in the industry's lust for this excess, 2011 was also the year I lost count of how many overprovisioned resources to ‘Big' Production VMs I witnessed. Mo...
Roll back several years and certain vendors had you believe that Fibre Channel was dead and that the future would be iSCSI. A few years later and certain vendors were then declaring that Fibre Channel was dead again and that the future was FCoE. So while this blog is not a iSCSI vs FC ...
As cloud computing and virtualization rapidly evolve, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is working in a preferred three-way strategic collaboration with partners EMC (NYSE: EMC) and VMware to develop tools and services that make it easier for customers to adopt cloud and run SAP systems in next-gener...
SAP AG has announced significant new advances in the core areas of its cloud strategy: business network solutions, applications for lines of business, cloud platform development, online channels and virtualization. Customer adoption and partner success fuel these advancements to the SA...
Hence no surprise that when the seemingly simple concept of Cloud Computing took off, so did the emergence of an abundance of acronyms and synonyms reaping a new breed of I.T. professionals who were the only ones that could correctly understand them i.e. ‘The Cloud Specialist’. Despit...
Dell and EMC have finally split after a profitable 10-year run. Dell’s not going to resell anymore EMC products like its Clariion SAN arrays, Celerra NAS servers, Data Domain deduplication appliances and VNX NAS/SAN combo arrays. Instead it will sell its own widgetry in competition w...
The Greenplum side of EMC has unveiled what it claims is the industry’s first complete Big Data analytics appliance. The thing is a tweak of the company’s two-socket Xeon EMC Greenplum Modular Data Computing Appliance (DCA) and combines a shared-nothing MPP relational Postgres databa...
EMC, well, at least its Greenplum unit has put together a thousand-node multi-tenant analytics platform to accelerate the development and testing of the disruptive but persnickety open source Apache Hadoop software. That’s 1,000-odd hardware nodes or 10,000 nodes when you count virtu...
EMC Corporation announced a collaboration with Adobe Systems Incorporated to deliver the Adobe Creative Suite®5.5 Production Premium video production software with EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage capabilities. As rich-media file sizes continue to dramatically increase and deadlines sh...
The launch of vSphere 5 and its new storage related features will set the precedent for a complete rethink on how a new datacenter’s storage infrastructure should be designed and deployed. vSphere 5’s launch is not only an unabashed attempt at cornering every single aspect of the serve...
Nortel Networks on Friday completed the sale of its 6,000 treasured patents and patent applications to the purpose-built Rockstar Bidco consortium consisting of Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, RIM and Sony for a dazzling $4.5 billion. Quoting people supposedly in the know, the pap...
Virtualization and the Cloud have brought unprecedented benefits but they’ve also brought challenges. One such challenge that is dangerously being overlooked is that of the silos that exist within most IT infrastructures. Indeed it’s the silos that have led to the new phenomenon that i...
Start-ups don’t generally come out of deep stealth mode sporting a strategic reseller alliance. So let’s call MapR’s arrival a breech birth indicating it might have legs. MapR Technologies, whose name betrays the fact that it’s in the Hadoop business, is the proprietary Hadoop distri...
Iomega, the EMC unit, has put out a new StorCenter PX family of NAS devices for SMBs and distributed enterprises designed by EMC’s high-end Symmetric engineers. The scalable dual-core Intel-based widgets can handle a hefty 12TB in a rack-mount array and a heftier 18TB in a desktop en...
It seems from a couple of press reports that EMC now has its very own VC arm – EMC Ventures – that it put together in February under Mark Lewis, the chief strategy officer of its Information Infrastructure Products unit run by Intel émigré Pat Gelsinger. VentureWire, which broke the ...
The Microsoft-led deal to buy 882 Novell patents for $450 million so Attachmate can buy Novell for $2.2 billion has changed according to what the Open Source Initiative (OSI) – which objected to the deal from the beginning – said Friday it was told by German regulators at the Federal C...
EMC has sent Mozy, the Utah-based consumer-y cloud storage operation it acquired in 2007, over to live at VMware, its majority-owned enterprise-geared virtualization operation, leaving observers to wrestle with what, if anything, the move signals about VMware. VMware CTO Steve Herrod...
EMC said Monday that it’s bought NetWitness Corporation, a privately held network security analysis operation in Virginia that lets security teams detect and remediate advanced threats like insider threats, zero-day exploits, targeted malware, advanced persistent threats, fraud, espion...
The CPTN quartet – Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and EMC – may have made some progress persuading American trustbusters to let them buy that flock of Novell patents – that Red Hat and the open source contingent don’t want them to get – because CPTN refiled Wednesday with the Bundeskartellam...
EMC Corporation, a provider in information infrastructure solutions, on Monday announced a global agreement with SDL (LSE: SDL), a provider of Global Information Management solutions. This will complement EMC's existing relationships in Web Content Management (WCM) and Web Engagement M...
Harris Corporation, EMC Corporation, and the Virtual Computing Environment Company (VCE) on Wednesday announced a strategic alliance to jointly develop and market new trusted multi-tenant cloud solutions to further accelerate the adoption of cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) by ...
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and VCE CEO Michael Capellas, the guy who sold Compaq to HP and now heads the VMware-Cisco-EMC alliance, will be whispering cloud advice into the ear of the US government as co-chairmen of a new Cloud2 commission set up by the 30-year-old TechAmerica Fou...
AT&T on Monday announced enhancements to its cloud-based offers, a new cloud-based mobile application, and increased third-party development and industry activity to deliver cloud capabilities that can help businesses reduce IT costs. The company also said it continues to work with IB...
Cisco, EMC and VMware have abandoned the clumsy and confusing bifurcated structure that has marked their formal alliance since it got off the ground in November of 2009 in favor of a single cloud-chasing company, the Virtual Computing Environment Company – VCE. The Acadia joint ventu...
EMC Corporation on Tuesday presented its enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (eGRC) strategy designed to help organizations become more agile, gain greater visibility into their data, and drive a trusted operational framework across the enterprise. Supported by a new set of EMC ...
Greenplum, the EMC property, is putting out a free Community Edition of its shared-nothing massively parallel database along with equally free analytic algorithms and a newfangled data mining tool. It says the widgetry is for “experimentation, development and research purposes” and h...