Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dell looks to wow clients with a new type of converged system

  Nasuni raises the bar for hybrid cloud storage | Docker gets some competition with new Joyent, Canonical containers

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Dell looks to wow clients with a new type of converged system
Dell kicked off its customer conference in Texas this week, almost exactly a year after it became a private company, and on Wednesday announced a new type of server that Michael Dell bragged has the most compute density of its kind.Dell took some learnings from its Data Center Solutions group, which builds systems for hyperscale clients like Facebook and Yahoo, and applied them to the new system targeted at enterprise customers.Called the PowerEdge FX2, it's based on a 2U (3.5-inch) enclosure with shared power, cooling and management components, into which customers can slide different combinations of storage and compute depending on the workload at hand.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Nasuni raises the bar for hybrid cloud storage
  As growth in cloud-based storage products continues to accelerate, enterprise vendors have taken cloud storage to the next level. The hybrid model, which utilizes both local and offsite storage, offers organizations a way to more seamlessly scale up and manage large amounts of data with a single-vendor service.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


Docker gets some competition with new Joyent, Canonical containers
Watch out, Docker! You're no longer the only container-based virtualization technology on the block -- spurred by the sudden success of Docker, platform services provider Joyent and Linux distributor Canonical have each open-sourced their container technologies.Joyent's collection of container technologies could be used as the basis for running large-scale, big-data analysis jobs, and Canonical's new container comes with additional safety measures for mission-critical workloads, according to each company. Be sure not to miss: 12 Free Cloud Storage options Earlier this week, Google announced that it would be providing software to run Docker containers on its cloud services. It was the latest win for the rapidly ascending Docker, which is now the dominant container technology on the market. Containers are lighter and faster alternatives than the full virtual machine hypervisors offered by VMware, Citrix and Microsoft. Google uses the containers to run its cloud services.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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How to Say Goodbye to Windows Server 2003
Organizations need to adopt a repeatable, sustainable pattern for dealing with operating system obsolescence. Redmond Magazine's "Decision Maker" columnist, Don Jones, and Tim Davis from Flexera Software discuss how organizations can start creating a consistent Application Readiness process that will serve for decades to come. Learn More>>

Microsoft to marry Office with Dropbox for cloud productivity
In the latest example of Microsoft partnering with a major competitor, the company has struck a deal with Dropbox to improve interoperability between Office and Dropbox's cloud storage and file sharing services for consumers and businesses.The partnership, announced Tuesday, creates a "coopetition" relationship, since Microsoft's OneDrive and OneDrive for Business compete against Dropbox's namesake consumer service and against Dropbox for Business.The motivation is to make life easier for the company's vast number of shared customers, which currently store 35 billion Office files in Dropbox. While in a perfect Microsoft world, all Office users would rely on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, Dropbox has amassed a user base of about 300 million people. Meanwhile, Office has 1.2 billion users.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IDC: Public Cloud to be $127B industry by 2018
  Research firm IDC's latest estimate pegs the public IT cloud market at $56.6 billion this year, and it's expected to grow to a $127 billion within four years.The public cloud computing market is still in the early stages of adoption, with rapid growth forecasted for the upcoming years. IDC predicts the cloud market to grow at a compound annual rate of 22.8% each year, which is six times faster than the growth in the overall IT market. By 2018, IDC expects that cloud spending will account for half of software, server and storage spending growth.+MORE AT CLOUD CHRONICLES: How much bigger is Amazon's cloud vs. Microsoft and Google? The answer is surprisingly large... +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Seagate Gives Ethernet-Connected Drives Their Own IP Address
Seagate today is unveiling a new hard drive that can be used as an object-based storage device for cloud or scale-out unstructured data stores. Read More

Brocade beefs up campus with SDN, new stackable
  Brocade this week rolled out new and enhanced campus switches designed to better support mobility, social networking and cloud data traffic in the enterprise.Brocade enhanced its existing ICX 7750 switch, unveiled the new ICX 7450 device, and added OpenFlow 1.3 support to all members of the ICX line. Brocade also released new and enhanced campus networking products under its joint development agreement with wireless LAN vendor Aruba Networks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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