Cloud Computing

Why a DIY Big Data Stack Is a Better Option

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Shion Deysarkar.

Today, many conversations within the big data community are centered around the rise of the standard, big data stack, which includes utilities like HDFS, HBase, and other increasingly-popular applications. While settling on a standard big data stack is deeply important to the big data industry as a whole, I’m nonetheless questioning the operational and competitive consequences for companies who choose to buy into this standard without first considering the value of building their own proprietary solution.

Where We Are Today: Limited Choice

New ISACA audit programs include cloud computing focus

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Dhwani Pandya.

Bulked-Up MegaPath Charts Course For Channel Growth

Grazed from CRN.  Author: Chad Berndtson.

For Greener Data Centers, Give Servers an Oil Bath

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Katie Fehrenbacher

Motive Systems Goes to the Cloud with M-Files

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author:  Editorial Staff.

There is a new version of M-Files document management software on the market. It’s a cloud-based version of the popular Motive Systems solution.

Rise Creates a Channel Partner Program for SMB Cloud-Based Services

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Rise, a division of Fasthosts Internet Ltd., has expanded its channel-focused cloud computing offerings for SMBs. The expansion corresponded with the announcement of the company’s first U.S.-based channel partner, Titanium Ant.

Why Intel's Bullish on Virtualization

Grazed from ServerWatch.  Author: David Needle.

Virtualization has proven to be a key asset to IT departments faced with shrinking technology budgets and demands to do more with less. Enterprises dealing with so-called server sprawl, the ready addition of new server hardware to meet increased demand for IT services, have been turning to virtualization as a way to consolidate those physical machines to save both money and space.

Partnering with Microsoft: Good, Bad, or Something in Between?

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Sharon Florentine.

Love ’em or hate ’em, or something in between, there’s no denying that Microsoft is a powerful presence in the IT industry. From operating systems to office productivity suites to servers and virtualization, the company casts a long shadow over almost every area of information technology.

Dell pulls out of battle with HP for 3Par

Grazed from BBC.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Dell has pulled out of bidding for 3Par after rival Hewlett-Packard raised its offer for the data storage company to $33 a share, or $2.1bn (£1.34bn).

"We took a measured approach throughout the process and have decided to end these discussions," said Dave Johnson, a Dell senior vice president.

Dell, whose $32-a-share bid had been agreed by 3Par's board, said it was entitled to a $72m break-fee from 3Par.

HP and Dell have battled for 3Par since Dell bid $18 per share in mid-August.

Although 3Par had backed Dell as preferred bidder, a statement issued on Thursday said HP's most recent offer was superior.

StorageCraft and Symform Pair Up to Create Business Continuity Suite

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Editorial Staff.

StorageCraft Technology Corp. is partnering with cloud computing services provider Symform on a cloud backup solution for SMBs.