Category: News

August 26, 2010 Off

Hewlett Packard trumps Dell again with fresh 3Par offer

By Hoofer
Grazed from BBC.  Author: Editorial Staff.

The move comes just hours after Dell agreed a deal to take over 3Par, having matched HP’s earlier bid of $1.6bn, tabled on Monday.

HP said its offer was "superior" and it was in a better position than its rival to execute the deal.

Observers are now waiting to see if Dell can again match HP’s offer.

HP said it expected the deal for 3Par to be completed by the end of the year.

"Not only is our offer superior to Dell’s proposal, HP remains uniquely positioned to execute on the combination given the number of synergies between the two companies," said the computer maker’s Dave Donatelli.

August 26, 2010 Off

NetEx Partners with Veeam

By Hoofer
Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Editorial Staff.

WAN optimization software developer NetEx is partnering with data protection and recovery solutions provider Veeam Software. The two companies are working to supply licensed users of Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware with free HyperIP software.
 

The companies are calling the agreement “exclusive,” entitling Veeam users to a free one-year subscription to the 2 Mb/s HyperIP (VM edition).

August 26, 2010 Off

Gartner: The six elements of cloud analytics and SaaS BI

By Hoofer
Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Jeff Kelly.

You may think you know what business intelligence (BI) or data analytics in the cloud means, but think again.

Analytics in the cloud doesn’t refer to just a SaaS-based BI application or a hosted data warehouse (although it does include these things) but to any one of six critical elements, according to a new report by Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner.

Failure to understand the details of cloud analytics could mean disaster for future projects, said Gartner analyst Bill Gassman, co-author of the report.

August 25, 2010 Off

TCO Tool Compares Cloud Versus In-house Development Costs

By Hoofer
Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: John Storts.

The potential for increased agility and speedier deployment is what should drive an initiative to shift software development into the cloud, rather than strictly basing a decision on cost savings, according to Info-Tech Research Group. But, cost is a huge factor in this decision. Improvements to agility and deployment won’t mean quite as much if the expense of the move (or projected expense increases) outweighs them.

August 25, 2010 Off

Cloud for Point-of-Sale

By Hoofer
Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Ben Kepes.

If cloud software is really going to provide the revolution that many of us predict, we need to see tools adopted by mainstream users. While we’ve seen some exciting tools at the infrastructure level that bring efficiencies for IT, and some application level tools that make sharing and collaboration easier for knowledge workers, we’ve yet to see much in the way of the cloud delivering benefits for mass-market businesses. A new startup from New Zealand aims to help with that by providing a retail point-of-sale (POS) solution that brings cloud benefits in an application designed for retailers.

August 25, 2010 Off

Using CMDBs and service catalogs to build private clouds

By Hoofer
Grazed from TechTarget.  Author:  Bill Claybrook.

With a few exceptions, discussions around private clouds do not include IT Infrastructure Libraries (ITILs), configuration management databases (CMDBs) and service catalogs, but that is quickly changing. Steve Todd, in particular, has noted that when designing the software architecture for a private cloud implementation, one architectural component becomes central: the CMDB.

August 24, 2010 Off

PaaS Assessment Tool: Can Your App Development Be Done in the Cloud?

By Hoofer
Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: John Storts.

Thinking of moving your application development platform offsite and into the cloud? Before making that decision, you’ll want to determine if such a move is right for the your organization’s business needs. You’ll need to know if your development team is ready and if the applications being produced are appropriate for the cloud.