Hewlett-Packard is hoping that mutual self-interest will trump the internecine warfare between HP and Oracle over the latter company’s decision to hire former HP CEO Mark Hurd.
As more enterprises consider moving to cloud computing, security in the cloud remains a major concern, particularly the ease in which hackers can gain access to data.
The era of Big Data arrived in full earnest this week when IBM decided to acquire Marlborough, Mass.,-based Netezza Corporation, a maker of data warehousing analytics for a whopping $1.7 billion in cash. IBM’s decision came hours after Oracle announced a cloud-based Exadata Elastic Service at Oracle World in San Francisco.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveiled his company’s entry into the private cloud computing system battles on Sunday, upping the stakes between Oracle and rivals like IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
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.