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ANALYSIS

Is ScaleIO EMC’s Next VMware?

On its face, EMC's recently acquisition of ScaleIO seems pretty straightforward. The company said the deal will further strengthen its Flash portfolio by combining ScaleIO's highly scalable server software with PCIe Flash card solutions, like EMC XtremSF. ScaleIO will operate within the EMC Flash Pr...

ANALYSIS

IBM’s Smart CSL Buy

Over the past three-plus decades, it's hard to think of a business computing-related technology that's driven more fundamental value than virtualization, and it's for a very simple reason: Since hardware evolves at a far faster pace than software, systems tend to deliver far more performance than ne...

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The Azure Tinge of Microsoft and Oracle’s Cloud Ambitions

Technology vendor partnerships come in two general flavors: 1) strategically transformative relationships that aim to develop and deliver something essentially new; and 2) tactically accretive relationships that strengthen the partners' individual efforts. The first sort typically occurs between com...

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Getting the Best Out of IT Partnerships, IBM-SAP Style

There's no shortage of partner initiatives at most annual IT vendor events, but that was especially apparent at SAP's recent Sapphire NOW conference in Orlando, Fla. In large part, it's simply the nature of the event beast. Vendors work for weeks or even months on conference-related announcements, h...

PRODUCT REVIEW

Sky HDTV Could Make Your Cord-Cutting Decision Easy

It's hardly a surprise that cable and satellite television service providers are in trouble. Take decades of complacency, add in mostly awful customer service, mix liberally with resistance to change, and you have an industry heading toward self-inflicted extinction. These aren't the only issues tro...

ANALYSIS

Yahoo and Summly: CliffsNotes for the Mobile Era?

The IT industry is no stranger to youth worship, but Yahoo's multimillion-dollar deal for Summly pushes that notion into cradle-robbing -- well, high school-robbing, anyway -- territory. That's because the punchline beneath the headlines is the age of Summly founder. Nick D'Aloisio, 17 -- and a litt...

ANALYSIS

Dell’s XPS 18: Radically Rethinking the Tablet

From the first day of the tablet computing revolution -- April 3, 2010, when Apple's iPad became publicly available -- users have willingly traded limitations in computing form/function for innovations in access/interface. In part, that was because Apple maintained a careful line between the iPad an...

ANALYSIS

VCE’s Next Wave of Innovation

Taken together, VCE's recently announced new offerings qualify as a generational step forward not only for the company, but also for the cause of converged infrastructures and, most importantly, for VCE customers and partners. Prior to this, the company's Vblocks delivered dramatic improvements in c...

ANALYSIS

IBM’s New PureSystems Promise to Ease Big Data, Cloud Adoption

Business IT solution development generally follows specific trends and overlapping eras. The first, calculation, occurred as digital products and services wholly replaced adding machines and other mechanical business devices. The second, computation, mirrored the evolution of digitized solutions for...

ANALYSIS

Graph Search: Cultivating Big Data in Facebook’s Walled Garden

Facebook's recently announced beta of its new Graph Search resulted in the sorts of stories and headlines one has come to expect from a company whose every move is subject to media dissection. Some were skeptical about the value of the feature, especially its built-in restrictions: leveraging Facebo...

ANALYSIS

CES 2013: Sorting the Nuggets From the Dross

CES, the international consumer electronics show conducted every January in Las Vegas, is easier to hate than it is to love. Hype drowns out substance. Innovative and interesting products are easily overshadowed by rooms literally full of craptastic junk. Travel/logistics can be a nightmare -- esp...

REVIEW

Road Test: Dell’s XPS 12 Pushes the Computing Envelope

We in IT love inflection points -- events that somehow amalgamate past events and/or indicate how and why the future will be significantly different. The world of personal computing is entering, if not an inflection point, then an inflection process. This is due to the confluence of two converging t...

ANALYSIS

Past, Present and Future Converge at EMC

This year's EMC Industry Analyst Summit included numerous highlights familiar to regular IT conference attendees: a self-generated report card on the previous year's activities and a discussion of plans for the year ahead, for example. Few, however, offer the level of access EMC does by holding cand...

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Intel’s Two-Pronged Evolution

It's hard to think of an IT vendor with a stronger leadership position than Intel, but the company is having trouble shaking off the perception that it is on the ropes or headed for disaster in some of its core markets. On one hand, Intel's mission-critical Itanium platform suffered when Oracle and ...

ANALYSIS

AMD ARMs for Data Center Brawl

The success of ARM-based processors in mobile phones and tablets has had a tectonic effect across numerous IT markets, but one of their most intriguing opportunities is in data centers. It seems contradictory that a CPU architecture designed for power efficiency and lightweight applications would...

ANALYSIS

Dell’s Percolating Enterprise IT Evolution

The organisms that survive longest are those that most successfully adapt to shifting environments and circumstances. That's a core concept behind the evolution of biological entities, and it also applies directly to business organizations, including IT vendors. Supporting evidence, both historical ...

OPINION

IBM Ratchets Up Power for the Enterprise

In commercial IT, "enterprise systems" have long been defined as the technologies that provide large organizations the highest levels of compute performance and critical attributes such as reliability, availability and scalability. But enterprise IT infrastructures have never been about technology a...

OPINION

Dell Takes the Long View With Hyper Scale Computing

Technologically inclined businesses and other organizations have long enjoyed what I call IT "trickle down": Continuing, rapid development results in the mainstreaming of hardware, software and services that were originally unthinkably expensive and specialized. This doesn't mean that higher-end ...

OPINION

VMworld 2012: Passing the Torch – and the Ammunition

Chief executive transitions in the IT industry often tend toward melodrama or at least bald quirkiness: The number of ignominious CEO departures at HP and Yahoo could qualify both companies for their own telenovelas. After successfully acquiring Sun Microsystems, Oracle unceremoniously booted CEO Jo...

OPINION

AWS Glacier: Grinding Down the Competition?

Hardly a day goes by that one IT vendor or another fails to announce one "fastest/biggest/bestest" achievement or another, attempting to poke in the eye or drive straight into a ditch any and all previous claims. But it is ironic that while there is no shortage of ambition in the technology industry...

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