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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Citrix & Dell Partner on Server Virtualization

Citrix announced the availability of Citrix XenServer software factory integrated on Dell PowerEdge servers. Citrix and Dell have partnered to make integrated server virtualization technology a reality for customers of all sizes. The initial products now available to Dell customers worldwide include the Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition and Citrix XenServer Dell Enterprise Edition as part of factory-integrated solutions designed to make it even easier for customers to begin implementing their virtualization strategies. The Citrix XenServer Dell products are virtualization solutions that feature integrated Dell management agent technology. As a result, customers can use the same familiar Dell OpenManage System Management software on their existing Dell servers to help increase server and storage utilization. By coupling Citrix XenServer with Dell’s PowerEdge serv... (more)

Icahn Sends Dell Committee Another Letter

Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management sent Dell's special board committee an open letter first thing Monday morning urging its members, who are supposed to be watching out for the interests of Dell shareholders, not to change the rules governing the upcoming shareholder vote on whether to accept Michael Dell's offer to buy the company. Icahn and Southeastern claimed that Michael and private equity house Silver Lake Partners are trying to subvert the rules they had agreed in writing could not be waived by demanding that shares that aren't voted not be counted. The rules agreed on would count abstentions as "no." In exchange Dell and Silver Lake would raise their bid from $13.65 a share to $13.75. According to the letter, Dell and Silver Lake "have been unable to achieve the required stockholder approval and have now offered to pay a dime for a new method of vo... (more)

Dell Brings CenturyLink into the Dell Cloud Partner Program

Dell on Thursday announced it is expanding the Dell Cloud Partner Program to include CenturyLink and its new CenturyLink Cloud, giving customers added choice and flexibility in their cloud computing pursuits. Through the Dell-CenturyLink alliance, Dell customers globally now have access to a slate of public cloud services, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which can be deployed across CenturyLink's global data center footprint. In addition, customers gain the added benefit of having Dell serve as the single-source supplier through the Dell Cloud Partner Program, providing centralized solution integration, control and direct support. Jeremy Ford, executive director and general manager, Dell Cloud Services, noted that "CenturyLink's best-in-class public cloud offerings combined with Dell's leading end-to-end, scalable sol... (more)

Managing Hybrid Cloud Environments: The New Reality for Delivering ITaaS

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! IT leaders and practitioners need to know how to embrace shifting business and end-user expectations, and the cloud is a vital part of everyone's strategy to address this challenge. But how do you go about selecting the right cloud services? How do you manage them without adding new management tools for every platform? Since almost all organizations will end up with a hybrid cloud, it is imperative to know how to manage such an environment seamlessly, allowing for the efficiency and agility promises of the cloud to remain real. In their session at 14th Cloud Expo, James Urquhart, Technologist & Director of Cloud Management Solutions at Dell, and Jeremy Ford, General Manager of Cloud Services at Dell, will examine the role of IT, the critical decision checkpoints, and approaches to managing hybrid cloud computing environm... (more)

SADA Systems Ranks No. 1506 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 285%

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SADA Systems, a global leader in providing cloud computing and strategic IT solutions, today announced that Inc. magazine has ranked SADA Systems NO. 1506 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. SADA Systems makes the Inc. 500|5000 for the 7th year, reporting a 3-year growth of 285% while adding 59 new positions over the course of those 3 years. SADA Systems' increased its revenue from $7.3 million in 2010 to $28.4 million in 2013. This growth can be directly att... (more)

Opus Group Named To The 33rd Annual Inc. 5000 List Of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Opus Group, LLC (Opus Group) has been named to the 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company's impressive three-year sales growth of 199% earned it the ranking of #2034 on the 2014 list. As an Inc. 500|5000 honoree, Opus Group now shares a pedigree with companies like Intuit, Zappos, LinkedIn, Under Armour, Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle and other well-known names that gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138725 "We are honored to be recognized as one of the country's fastest growing companies," said Alex Guo, Managing Member of Opus Group. "During our eight years in business, we have seen steady revenue growth and, within the past three years alone, Opus Group has tripled... (more)

Dell + Linspire = New Linux Desktop Offering in Europe

According to an Associated Press report, Dell has just launched a Desktop Linux offering in Europe, a new line called the Dell Optiplex desktop. Targeted to businesses, educational institutions, and general computer users, the computers will be shipped by Dell pre-installed with the English or Italian version of the Linspire 4.5 OS and will include Dell's gold technical support, says the report. "All Dell computers sold by Questar will be equipped with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software and file compatibility with Microsoft Office," the report continues - adding that customers "will also receive a one-year free membership to the Linspire software download warehouse." One early commentator summed up his reaction as follows: "In an office environment where the servers and workstations are Linux (as they are in increasing numbers throughout Europe) th... (more)

Project MegaGrid Features Cisco, Dell, EMC, Intel, and Oracle

Project MegaGrid, launched in December 2004 by Dell Inc., EMC Corporation, Intel Corporation, and Oracle, announced that Phase II of the multi-year initiative has produced dynamic provisioning best practices to manage heavy workloads in a grid computing environment. The four sponsors have combined certain core technologies and technical resources to ease the burden of integration for their customers, and to develop a complete enterprise grid computing solution that outperforms traditional SMP offerings at a fraction of the cost. Project MegaGrid also announced that Cisco Systems, Inc. has joined the initiative to lend its considerable networking expertise and technical resources to the practice of building enterprise grid computing environments. While Phase I of the initiative focused on the scalability and performance of a comprehensive database, server and networked... (more)

Dell's First AMD Servers Materialize

Dell wheeled out its Intel heartbreakers at Oracle OpenWorld, touting the price/performance, performance per watt and simplicity of its first two Opteron servers. The one-time Intel loyalist started selling AMD PCs in September. Dell calls these servers the PowerEdge 6950, a four-socket model, and the PowerEdge SC1435, a two-socket rack-dense unit. And it says it's integrated Dell OpenManage with Oracle Enterprise Manager. Intel basically said it would try to block and tackle further AMD additions to the Dell line. The 6950, which starts at $6,499, is billed as 20% more power efficient than Dell's previous-generation four-socket Intel boxes and "eclipsing" conventional performance levels. It includes four 2.6GHs Opterons and is aimed at database, server consolidation, virtualization and RISC migration applications. The Dell-Oracle team are promising simplified mana... (more)

Dell's Delisting Warnings Mount

Dell has gotten another one of those delisting warnings from the Nasdaq, this one telling it that it hasn't filed its 10-K for the year ending February 2 and so it's out of compliance with the rules. Dell has matching notices covering Q2, Q3 and Q4. There's still no indication when it might have its numbers ready. Michael Dell at Oracle World (Photo copyright  SYS-CON) Dell Retail Experiment Called Off Dell has reportedly pulled the plug on that retail store it was going to put in West Nyack, New York as an experiment. Remember the Polar Bears With polar bears wondering where their next ice floe will be coming from, HP has vowed to cut its energy use worldwide by 20% by 2010 and IBM has pledged to reduce its greenhouse emissions by 7% by 2012 primarily through conservation. Backdating Watch Disney calculates that Pixar's Jobs-era backdating adventure could cost it an... (more)