In a sign that object storage is going mainstream inside both traditional enterprise data centers as well as the cloud, IBM (IBM) announced it is acquiring Cleversafe for an undisclosed amount.
Michael Vizard 1
Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.
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- October 5, 2015
While the Internet of Things (IoT) clearly represents a multi-trillion dollar opportunity, the cost of entry into the building and delivering IoT solutions in many cases is surprisingly modest.
- October 1, 2015
For most of the past year Dell has been training a select group of its salespeople on how to better take advantage of various social media outlets such as LinkedIn and Twitter to better engage customers. Now Dell is gearing up to expose a select group of its channel partners to the same training.
- September 30, 2015
HP's latest brag-worthy workstations offer better margins for the solution provider and an opportunity to sell a richer portfolio of graphics applications.
- September 29, 2015
Hitachi is looking to bring its business intelligence and data integration software capabilities to bear under the auspices of a Social Innovation Business Unit.
- September 28, 2015
Whether it’s at a concert venue or the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there are a lot transactions being processed these days outside of traditional retail outlets. In fact, for that reason there is a lot usage of Square, a device that attaches to a smartphone or tablet to enable a remote credit card transaction.
- September 24, 2015
One of the rarer opportunities in the channel is a truly “greenfield” application that pulls along a massive amount of IT infrastructure. For that reason the channel as a whole should be looking to drive more adoption of big data analytics applications. In fact, with that goal in mind, Dell has been steadily building out a reference architecture for Hadoop that runs on top of its PowerEdge servers.
- September 22, 2015
With the delivery of Microsoft Office 2016 today Microsoft (MSFT) is expanding the breath and scope of the most widely used set of productivity applications in two critical new directions.
- September 22, 2015
Juniper Networks (JNPR) has launched a Solutions Incubation Program as part of an outreach effort that is tied to the company’s OpenLab program.
- September 21, 2015
Coming off the VMworld 2015 conference this month it’s fairly apparent that VMware (VMW) is still firmly in control of the traditional enterprise data center. Despite nascent threats to supremacy in the form of OpenStack and Docker containers for the foreseeable future VMware appears to be firmly rooted at the center of the virtual IT universe.
- September 14, 2015
The Node.js Foundation, which was formed earlier this year, just released version 4.0 of Node.js.
- September 10, 2015
- September 10, 2015
Mobile application management vendor Apperian is looking to the channel to expand its customer base.
- September 9, 2015
One of the more challenging things about Hadoop from a solution provider perspective is figuring out how to make money on an open source platform that goes beyond merely selling the cluster that the big data framework is running on.
- September 8, 2015
With the rise of hyperconverged systems, the opportunity to sell parallel I/O storage has never been better.
- September 3, 2015
Looking to make it simpler to build Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, IBM (IBM) and ARM (ARMH) today revealed a broad-ranging alliance designed to make it simple to integrate IoT endpoints and gateways with back-end analytics software from IBM.
- September 2, 2015
After a tumultuous nine months during which Dell attempted to integrate its SonicWALL business unit with the rest of its operations, the most channel-centric of all of the company’s business units has regained some of its autonomy.
- September 1, 2015
In what may prove to be a major boon in terms of driving the adoption of open networking products based on Linux, Cumulus Networks this week announced at the VMworld 2015 conference that both Dell and Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) will be bundling its open networking software along with software from VMware.
- August 31, 2015
Visit most any Fortune 2000 company these days that spends a lot of money on relational database software and chances are you’ll find a proof-of-concept project in which the internal IT organization is, at the very least, experimenting with some form of a so-called NoSQL database to run an online transaction processing (OLTP) application.
- August 28, 2015
In the world of containers the open source Kubernetes orchestration framework created by Google (GOOG) has emerged as the dominant framework for managing containers such as Docker and Rocket. Now Google is gearing up to extend the reach of Kubernetes to virtual machines.