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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)

Firm Interactive Partners with Green House Data for Their Cloud Services and Channel Program

Cheyenne, WY, April 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Denver based application development and cloud integration company, Firm Interactive, has selected Green House Data for their cloud hosting services. Additionally, Firm Interactive has entered into a channel partner program agreement with the cloud provider. As one of the first VMware Service Providers to operate under an environmental business model, Green House Data’s cloud infrastructure offers enterprise class technology, including high performance EMC SANs, Dell Servers and Brocade switching. The facility is entirely powered by renewable wind power and operates 40% more energy efficiently than traditional data centers. In addition to cloud hosting, the company offers colocation, managed hosting and disaster recovery services. “We selected Cheyenne, Wyoming based Green House Data for many reasons, but top of the list are... (more)

Icahn Lashes Out at Dell Board & Dell Himself

After joining with Southeastern Asset Management in signing an open letter to Dell’s special board committee – which is wrestling with Michael Dell’s offer to pay $13.75 a share, 10 cents more a share, to change how the stockholders vote on his leverage buy-out offer is counted – telling the special committee he expected them to tell Michael Dell “no” – activist investor Carl Icahn wrote another open letter to Dell shareholders characterizing Michael Dell as a “whining” “sore loser” and major corporate “liability” and castigating the Dell board for “making a mockery of what little is left of corporate democracy at Dell.” He tells them that “If my past record is any indication, I believe you will be happier and richer if you join me in voting against the Michael Dell/Silver Lake deal....It is time for Michael Dell and the Dell Board to go.” Dell stock, which closed... (more)

Dell Download Store Adds Adobe

The Dell Download Store today added another top-tier software publisher – Adobe Systems Incorporated – to its U.S. roster of convenient, competitively priced downloads. Dell’s online software superstore, established in January, features downloads from a variety of publishers, including four of the largest software providers in the U.S. – Adobe, Microsoft, Intuit and Symantec. The News The Dell Download Store becomes the first non-Adobe site where people can go to download Adobe software such as Acrobat®, Photoshop® Elements and Premiere® Elements. The agreement is similar to an arrangement announced with Microsoft on June 11. Advantages include: The choice and convenience of buying popular software via downloads. Savings of up to 15 percent off suggested retail prices when Adobe products are downloaded from Dell. Avoidance of shipping costs and elimination of pa... (more)

Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Managers at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! As Cloud and SaaS applications become mission-critical to organizations, IT managers are being asked to integrate these new applications with existing on-premise applications and business processes. Successful cloud integration projects require collaboration between both the IT managers and business users to fully understand the business process requirements and technological challenges. In their session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Rick Nucci, Founder and CTO of Boomi, and Pradip Sitaram, senior vice president and CIO, Enterprise Business Partners, will cover a set of business and technical "Best Practices" for cloud integration, drawing on insights gained from thousands of cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premise integration projects. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bios: Rick Nucc... (more)

The Workspace of a Modern Programmer

Ten years from now software developers will commute to work only if they’re invited to a corporate party or they have to work for an old fashioned client. Software professionals (not the average 9-to-5 workers) will have a freedom to equip home office to their taste. In our company we already work in this mode trying to minimize/eliminate the commute time as much as possible, and I’d like to share with your the home office setups from three concrete people of our company, circa April 2013. But first I’ll touch on the monitor connectivity solutions that might be useful for some of you. Computer professionals should be having computers with more than one monitor. Hooking up the monitor number two is easy. Your laptop has this video output (VGA, mini DVI, etc.) that presenters use while delivering their powerpoints via projectors. Every time I was working on a project ... (more)

Dell Offers Ubuntu-Powered Cloud Servers

Canonical has released Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), which will run on Dell PowerEdge C2100 and C6100 servers in an integrated solution enabling Dell's U.S.-based customers to easily deploy Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This standard edition will allow software developers and IT organizations to run cloud proof-of-concept programs by providing an optimized, pre-configured testing and development environment. Workloads can easily be shared with external providers for capacity growth due to Ubuntu's open-source implementation of the de facto cloud-computing standard provided by Amazon Web Services. The availability marks the completion of a cooperative engineering effort to give businesses an easy way to build and deploy world-class private cloud infrastructures that work with the most popular public cloud providers. PowerEdge C Servers and Ubuntu software wil... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Curves Ahead: PaaS Carefully

We’re seeing a lot of changes in the IT landscape. Oracle buying its way into the Cloud, AMD wants in on the server business, Dell is no longer a PC company, and some legacy players are learning about the Cloud market the hard way (see: Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud). Harris claims customers have a preference for on premise (private cloud) solutions, though a McKinsey survey mentioned in the article indicates CIOs will take a “balanced” approach (read: Hybrid Cloud). Besides, acquiring on-premise IT business won’t get easier in the Federal government space with its shift to a Cloud First Policy, nor in State government (see Time For State And Local Govs To Head To The Cloud). Is the Cloud chasm too wide for legacy players (like Harris) to cross? Everyone in the industry is positioning for the game of the century as a result of the disruptive Cloud forces. As I wri... (more)

Dell Moves to Block Cisco’s Daylight

Reportedly prodded by IBM, Dell has moved to try to eclipse a hush-hush Cisco attempt to ride roughshod over software-defined networking (SDN) and rally the industry behind a proprietary Cisco standard in a consortium code-named Daylight. News of the counter-insurgency is reportedly supposed to hit the wires Tuesday. Cisco and a few friends have reportedly been putting together an SDN consortium code-named "Daylight." It was supposedly meant to create an open source SDN controller with Cisco as the reference architecture for OpenFlow and SDN. And the move supposedly had it in for VMware. At least that's been the buzz around town. The consortium reportedly included Cisco, HP, NEC and Citrix. Evidently Cisco is still ticked over its buddy VMware buying Nicira, the promising SDN and network virtualization start-up, last year. According to SDNCentral, the only folks... (more)

Dell + (EMC+VMW) = A $67B Gamble | @CloudExpo #BigData #Microservices

Yesterday, Dell announced the largest technology M&A in history with a proposed $67B buyout of EMC and VMware (via EMC’s 80% ownership of VMW). The combined company will have over $80B in revenue, employ tens of thousands of people around the world and sell everything from PCs, servers & storage to security software and virtualization software. Not to be overlooked is the fact that Dell and EMC will be private companies and free from the scrutiny of activist investors. Dell has to borrow a ton of money to make this deal, like $40B debt. The annual interest payment will be $2.5B! This deal has three entities – Michael Dell’s own investment, Silverlake Partners, and Singapore based Tomasek. On paper this seems like the two companies bring complimentary values – Dell sells to small to medium size companies and EMC addresses the larger enterprise needs. The big attract... (more)

Oracle & Dell Create Turnkey SME Systems

Oracle and Dell have cut themselves a new global deal that makes Dell the "exclusive" distributor - now there's a stretch - of Oracle's new 10g database, or rather Oracle Standard Edition One, pre-installed on Dell's Intel boxes and targeted at SMBs. The potential two-way Dell PowerEdge 2600s and 2650s will run either Windows or Red Hat Linux and cost $4,995 per CPU or $149 per user. Oracle's software comes on a shrinkwrapped CD and the Oracle license automatically kicks in when the seal is broken. Only the Red Hat configuration is immediately available. The object of the game is to lower the cost of business critical computing for a broader range of customers, including China, where Dell's server sales were up 85% last year. China is Oracle's fastest-growth market, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said. The joint push in China, which recently started with Dell moving the Or... (more)