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COSTA MESA, Calif, May 8, 2012 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced the introduction of a family of new OneConnect® Network Xceleration™ solutions for the High Performance Networking (HPN) market. Emulex is bringing its new family of OneConnect (OC)e12000 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) Network Xceleration solutions to market in partnership with Myricom, an industry leader in delivering high performance, latency optimised Ethernet solutions for vertical market applications. This multi-generational marketing and development partnership leverages Myricom's deep expertise in HPN, specifically low latency, high packet-rate, vertical application optimisations, and Emulex's broad enterprise reach, high volume, enterprise-hardened hardware roadmap, and global go-to-market channels. "By partnering with Myricom, Emulex is offering I/O connectivity solutions that broaden our... (more)

Violin Buys GridIron

Violin Memory, the flash storage house reportedly looking to go public this year, has bought GridIron Systems, a start-up whose software accelerates enterprise applications such as online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehouses, virtualization and Big Data analytics. GridIron sells a box called TurboCharger that's supposed to make applications two-10 times faster. Violin isn't saying what it paid but the price is rumored to be between $200 million and $300 million. GridIron raised about $30 million in VC funding from Mohr Davidow, Foundation Capital and Trinity Ventures. Violin says GridIron brings its arrays complementary application acceleration and SAN-based caching technologies. According to Violin CEO Don Basile "The expanded talent, technology and intellectual property position Violin Memory at the forefront of the ongoing transformation of enterprise... (more)

Oracle-Sun: IBM Reportedly Behind Delay

Well, well, well, a little bird points to IBM as gumming up the works with the European Commission so Oracle and Sun can’t close their deal. Oracle of course picked up Sun after IBM’s negotiations with Sun failed and Oracle made IBM the intended target of the proposed acquisition in an ad on the front page of the Wall Street Journal last week so the idea that IBM is whispering in the EC’s ear makes perfect sense. And IBM has plenty of practice using the European Commission to attack its enemies. Just ask Microsoft. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison claims the European Commission’s prolonged investigation of Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun, which isn’t expected to finish much before the agency’s mid-January deadline, is costing Sun $100 million a month in revenues and a weakened revenue stream will impact how many employees Sun gets to keep if and when the acquisition i... (more)

Data Center Predictions for 2009 - Part 1: Cloud Computing gold rush to intensify; Nationalization will invoke wealth portfolio evaluation!

We are heading for a cold and chilly K-wave winter (coincidentally I see that it is a Dutch link). This according to some will have started by 2008 and may, if the past few years has been any baseline, continue until 2014. Although there are numerous variables that may be thrown in. One major positive variable that is, if no sinister forces try to steal away our freedom and thoughts*, capable of generating and spreading enormous amount of wealth globally, is the internet, the web. This wealth is, as Alfred Nobel said, contentment and depending of what will keep you content in the future, you may have access to acquire it immediately. The variable will definitely be the today much hyped and clearly misunderstood phenomena we call Cloud Computing. During my last keynote at a recent CloudCamp in Brussels, we had several vendors- including Microsoft, Amazon, Quest etc, ... (more)

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Beta Draws Industry Interest

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) announced that the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio of products has transitioned to Beta and is on track for final delivery later this year. These products are part of the company's outlined strategy to offer solutions that expand the scope and market reach of its virtualization and cloud technologies. By sharing Red Hat's broad hardware and ISV ecosystem, the products will offer customers flexibility, operational choice and efficiency, while expanding the market adoption of virtualization. In February, Red Hat announced its 2009 virtualization strategy and roadmap, which included plans to deliver the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio, featuring server, client and management products designed to enable ubiquitous adoption of virtualization across the enterprise. Red Hat has worked with customers and partners over the ... (more)

A New Market Opportunity From Within The LBS and UGC Markets

Identifying people, objects and data by their geographical location has always been crucial, though it has provided limited commercial value. However, the rapid evolution and commoditisation of the communication services technologies has led the way to the development of this activity as a business opportunity. One way to identify the data and objects by their physical location is by geotagging them - the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as photographs, video, websites, RDF or RSS feeds and is a form of geospatial metadata. Geotagging has emerged as a new market opportunity within the rapidly growing LBS and UGC markets. As the LBS market grows, the number of geotagging applications and platforms being launched around its ecosystem is increasing. The Location-Based Services and Location- Based Advertising markets have gro... (more)

Red Hat and Microsoft Expand Virtualization Interoperability Options

Virtualization Journal Red Hat announced that customers can now deploy fully supported virtualization environments that combine Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In response to customer demand for interoperability in their IT environments, Red Hat and Microsoft have completed testing and validation for mutual customers using server virtualization. Joint support from Red Hat and Microsoft for these configurations is available today. In February 2009, Red Hat and Microsoft announced agreements to validate and support the companies' corresponding virtualization and operating system platforms. The agreements have enabled today's delivery of expanded virtualization interoperability through the cross-certification of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows Server. Customers can now deploy tested and supported heterogeneous, virtualized Red Hat... (more)

The Next Sea Change Is Cloud Computing

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD), today announced results for the third quarter ended October 31, 2009 Tech Data CEO Bob Dutkowsky said in an interview with CRN: "I've been at this 35 years and I've seen sea changes come and go. If you step back for a moment and look from a broad perspective, we've lived through the mainframeclient/server world and the Internet world. And now, the next sea change is cloud computing. The reality is that visionaries talk about sea changes before things change at the enterprise or SMB level. The way we look at the cloud is there's potential for sea change there, centralizing the capacity to lower costs and improved efficiencies. Yes, there will be change there. Is it going to happen overnight; that today we're in a world of data center solutions and tomorrow we're in the cloud? It's not going to work that way." In May 2008, the ... (more)

Five Cloud Computing Predictions for 2010

Opening Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - I guess that I’m a bit late in the game here to throw my predictions into the clouds but late is better than never, right? It has been an exciting year for us here at GoGrid. We had many stellar and innovative announcements which you can read about here. Before I quickly go into some of my thoughts for 2010, it makes sense to see how well I did for 2009. My original predictions were here and were as follows (coupled with a quick analysis). Cloud Reduce the Effect of the Recession – Businesses definitely did not spend as much last year, however, the interest in the cloud as a financially viable way to “survive” gained traction throughout the year. All major cloud providers (including GoGrid) showed growth during the year despite the recession. Broader Depth of Clouds – the cloud continued to grow throughout the ye... (more)

HP and Microsoft Announce Cloud Computing Partnership

HP and Microsoft on Wednesday announced a three-year agreement to invest $250 million to significantly simplify technology environments for businesses of all sizes. The companies plan to deliver new solutions that will: be built on a next-generation infrastructure-to-application model; advance cloud computing by speeding application implementation; and eliminate complexities of IT management and automate existing manual processes to lower the overall costs. This agreement represents the industry’s most comprehensive technology stack integration to date – from infrastructure to application – and is intended to substantially improve the customer experience for developing, deploying and managing IT environments. With this strategic partnership, HP and Microsoft will collaborate on an engineering roadmap for data management machines; converged, prepackaged application... (more)

Get Off the Bus and Explore Cloud Computing Today

CloudSwitch Session at Cloud Expo A year ago I attended a session at Cloud Expo in New York. The presenting company told the audience that “cloud exploration services” were now available. Enterprises could purchase these packaged services to discuss, probably at length, how to identify candidate applications for cloud usage. I’ve been there and done that – as a former professional services manager for such a “Big 4” data center automation company, I’ve participated in many such “school bus” campaigns. Often the end result is that everything is said, and little gets done. According to this philosophy, you can’t just go out and try the cloud for yourself – instead, professional services are needed, and plenty of them. After the expenditure of months of time and large sums of money, you might be lucky enough to get a report of some applications that would be suitable t... (more)