Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review: Microsoft's hybrid cloud storage -- overpriced, underwhelming

Amazon promises a mightier MySQL with Aurora release | Box updates storage app with iOS 8 widget and more

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Review: Microsoft's hybrid cloud storage -- overpriced, underwhelming
Microsoft bought its way into the storage hardware appliance market with the purchase of StorSimple almost two years ago. With the release of the StorSimple 8100 and 8600 hybrid cloud storage arrays, Microsoft has fully integrated these physical devices with Azure for seamless cloud connectivity. Read More


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Amazon promises a mightier MySQL with Aurora release
With Wednesday's preview release of a new database service called Aurora, Amazon Web Services claims to have supercharged the open source MySQL with the high performance, reliability, and scalability characteristics typically associated with commercial database systems—at the fraction of the cost for these products. Read More

Box updates storage app with iOS 8 widget and more
Cloud sync-and-share company Box thinks it's pretty much nailed down its sales pitch to the enterprise: Keep all your data accessible to everybody on every device, with all the regulatory compliance needs of the modern enterprise. Now comes what may be the harder part: Getting people to want to use the dang thing. Read More

Google updates cloud with new virtual technologies and price cuts
Continuing to keep pace with chief cloud rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, Google has made a number of improvements to its Google Cloud Platform services. Read More


Moving Data and Apps to the Cloud: 3 Key Considerations
In this live discussion join Rohit Ghai, COO of the Information Intelligence Group of EMC, as he shares valuable insights on what to consider when shifting an IT landscape to the cloud. Learn More

Room to grow: Tips for data center capacity planning
Here are some important points to keep in mind as you plan for growth -- especially for your Internet-based services and applications. Read More

Fujitsu brews up cloud platform to test IoT ideas
Fujitsu wants to promote Internet of Things (IoT) technologies by launching a cloud-based development platform. The Human-Centric IoT platform allows Fujitsu customers to try out their ideas for IoT applications and works with Fujitsu sensors, networks, middleware and applications, according to the electronics manufacturer. Read More

Sophos CEO: We're betting entirely on the cloud
Sophos is betting entirely on the cloud in a bid to make it easier for understaffed IT departments to manage cyberattacks. Read More


Redefine Your Mission-Critical Cloud with VMAX3
This webinar examines how EMC's VMAX3 storage solution provides unprecedented reliability, agility, cost-effectiveness and power in today's demanding storage environments. Learn More

Enterprises moving Big Data workloads to public cloud
It's no secret that many IT professionals in large enterprises look down at public clouds — they don't consider them reliable, secure or safe. But that perception may be shifting, at least when it comes to big data workloads. Read More

What would a world with infinite, free cloud storage look like?
In an interview last week with The Information, Box CEO Aaron Levie predicted "a future where storage is free and infinite." That may be a trifle optimistic for a real-world time frame, but the there's no question that Levie is right about the direction in which the industry is trending. Read More

HP and Nokia join forces to build cloud-based networks for operators
Nokia Networks and Hewlett-Packard are collaborating on a platform that aims to let operators to roll out new services faster by moving to a cloud-based infrastructure. Read More

Tidemark software adds predictive analytics to help CFOs use big data in forecasting, budgeting
Tidemark is adding predictive analytics functions to its cloud-based financial planning and analysis software to help companies include unstructured big data sources, like social media messages and sensor information, into forecasting and budgeting decisions. Read More


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