HP and Oracle have announced their combined effort to deliver hardware that runs Oracle business software in a private cloud environment. It’s one of a number of announcements by tech companies working with Oracle at the annual Oracle Open World convention in San Francisco. Storage vendor EMC is also announcing a number of new consulting services intended to help customers move their Oracle applications and EMC storage into a private cloud.
The traditional IT outsourcing industry will be dead in five years, AT Kearney’s Arjun Sethi predicted in a recent interview with our sister site CIO.com. The culprit? Cloud computing services. Sethi’s vision of the future of the IT services industry is quite clear, but he’s unsure of the specific implications this industry transformation poses to traditional IT outsourcing customers.
Novell is reportedly looking to split up the company and sell it in separate pieces. It is now in "advanced talks" with at least two buyers, including VMware, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.
Brian Tobey, corporate vice-president of manufacturing, supply chain, information and services at Microsoft, told Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in London that the company was moving its IT structure into the cloud to eliminate the traditional approach of dealing with partners in a supply chain via “one-to-one telephone connections”.
A researcher has calculated the 2,000,000,000,000,000th digit of the mathematical constant pi – and a few digits either side of it.
Nicholas Sze, of tech firm Yahoo, said that when pi is expressed in binary, the two quadrillionth "bit" is 0.
Mr Sze used Yahoo’s Hadoop cloud computing technology to more than double the previous record.
It took 23 days on 1,000 of Yahoo’s computers – on a standard PC, the calculation would have taken 500 years.
Rolf Jester, Gartner’s Distinguished Analyst and Asia-Pacific vice president for IT services, pointed out that cloud is not yet a major threat to outsourcing because deals that have been struck or are being negotiated, will remain valid for five to 10 years and are delivering value to businesses.
Burlington, Mass.-based Certeon, a software-based, hypervisor-agnostic, WAN optimization solution company, has recently taken steps to further embrace the channel with a restructuring of its partner program. The change is intended to help partners deliver high-performance, cost-effective WAN optimization to the virtualization, disaster recovery, and cloud computing markets.