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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)

Lastline Secures $10 Million Funding Round

Lastline, an advanced malware defense platform provider, has raised $10 million from new investors Dell Ventures and Presidio Ventures, as well as existing investors Redpoint Ventures and e.ventures. With the new round of funding, Lastline will continue to focus on serving its rapidly growing, global enterprise customer base as well as new and existing partnerships to improve information security and threat intelligence worldwide. This round of funding adds to the $13.7 million raised in earlier rounds to bring total funding raised to nearly $24 million since the company’s founding in 2011. “Today's strategic investment in Lastline expands our commitment to bring innovation and breakthrough technology to our customers,” said Victor Chang, Director of Dell Ventures. “Combining Dell IP with Lastline technology positions us to deliver differentiating solutions to help ... (more)

Unleashed Technologies Included in Inc. Magazine's Annual Inc. 500|5000 List for Second Year

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inc. magazine today ranked Unleashed Technologies NO. 2327 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. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138373) "Being recognized for our explosive growth for two years running is a tremendous achievement for our team," commented Unleashed Technologies CEO, Michael Spinosa. "Our dedication to building superior web and hosting solutions, and a relentless pursuit of client satisfaction has been a major contrib... (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)

Commercial & Open Source Choices for Building Your Private Cloud & Why?

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! Picking the ideal platform for your private cloud strategy is a critical decision - when do you pick commercial VMware and Microsoft-based solutions? When is an OpenStack solution a good option? In their session at 14th Cloud Expo, Brent Doncaster, a Sr. Strategist for Product Marketing in Dell's Cloud Solutions team, and Michael Elliott, an Enterprise Cloud Evangelist at Dell, will reveal how leading organizations are aligning their needs with the various cloud platforms to optimize their agility, efficiency and service quality objectives. Explore Cloud Expo® Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bios: Brent Doncaster is a Sr. Strategist for Product Marketing in Dell's Cloud Solutions team. In this role, he leads the design and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives for Dell's portfolio of cloud solut... (more)

Pivot3 Unveils Hyper-Converged Blade Appliance

Pivot3, a leading supplier of hyper-converged solutions, is pleased to announce its Hyper-Converged Blade Appliance, an innovative solution that vastly simplifies modular VDI deployments for customers who want to achieve enterprise scalability with a very large number of users without the increased complexity and cost of external storage architectures. The Pivot3 blade appliance uses Pivot3’s vSTAC OS software to define and control a common pool of storage capacity for all virtual machines, and to create a hyper-converged infrastructure that seamlessly fuses storage, compute and networking resources for a high-quality desktop experience When implemented with Dell M820 Blades, the Pivot3 blade appliance delivers significantly increased density resulting in a reduced physical footprint with lower rack space requirements while achieving maximum performance and protecti... (more)

ad:tech Singapore2010 Set to Provide New Insights into Key Digital Trends Shaping the Marketing and Branding Industry

Singapore, May 26, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - ad:tech Singapore 2010, to be held on 3-4 June at Suntec Convention Centre, will bring together movers and shakers of the global digital marketing industry to share insights into the major digital trends in 2010. Marketers from all levels and backgrounds can expect intense debates and thought-provoking discussions on wide-ranging topics from Industry veterans and thought leaders including Andrew Pickup, Chief Marketing Officer, Microsoft - APAC, Julian Persaud, Managing Director of Google Southeast Asia, Francesco Lagutaine, Chief Marketing Officer (APAC) for Citigroup, as well as Shawn Warren, VP Marketing, Asia Pacific, Kraft Foods. In addition, delegates can get insights and updates on global best practices, learnings and case studies on how marketers can leverage the digital wave for increased brand awareness and growth... (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 + (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)

Cloud Expert Bernard Golden Joins ActiveState as Vice President of Strategy

Video Interview: Bernard Golden discusses new role helping companies overcome IT challenges with Stackato and he predicts the next disruption in cloud computing VANCOUVER, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - ActiveState today announced that Bernard Golden, one of the world's leading experts in cloud computing has joined the company as Vice President of Strategy. Named in Wired.com as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard has extensive experience working with organizations to help them adopt and integrate cloud computing effectively. He will help ActiveState customers apply best practices and meet their goals as they leverage the cloud with ActiveState's Stackato® solution. "Cloud computing is becoming the rule for enterprises," commented Bernard Golden, VP of Strategy, ActiveState. "Organizations across the gamut of industries, CPG, telecom, banki... (more)