The company's new Integrated Systems offerings are aimed at such workloads as virtual desktops, private clouds, and SAP and Microsoft environments.
The company focuses on SQL Server 2014's in-memory capabilities in its bid to siphon enterprise database workloads from rival Oracle.
The move is the latest by a top-tier tech firm to partner with a Hadoop distribution company to expand their big data efforts.
The executive said he would listen to Elliott Management's ideas but questions whether any company should shed such a strategic asset.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Elliott Management will tell CEO Joe Tucci that shedding VMware will help boost EMC's stock.
This can run a single SQL query on Oracle's own 12C database at the same time as in Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.
Barely 90 days after Red Hat acquired Inktank, a major new release of Inktank Ceph Enterprise debuts.
Common business customers now will get unlimited cloud storage for the price of subscribing to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud service.
New-generation data storage is all about NAND flash solid-state media, often simply referred to as flash. There's no question that it ranks among the hottest trends in the IT business and has been on that list for several years. As a result of this upsurge in demand, the market has become crowded with companies offering flash storage systems, including the biggest names in the data storage business. The reason? It's all about performance; the faster the media can absorb data, the more data can be stored and the more work can be done. Big data workloads, becoming more common in daily production all the time, are a major factor in all of this because performance is required for the vast number of enterprises dependent on data-driven applications. However, flash is not perfect; it's expensive and has a shorter lifespan of usability compared with hard-disk drives. Thus, for many enterprises, the best storage system marries flash with hard disk, using the benefits of each. This eWEEK slide show, developed with our own reporting and industry insight from Nimble Storage, offers pros and cons on this topic.
Microsoft and NetApp have been trying to partner with as many complementary companies as possible to make marketshare inroads.
Open-source cloud storage is set for a policy-based future. These policies enable cloud administrators to be more flexible with their storage back end.
NEWS ANALYSIS: EU members are laying the groundwork for a cease-and-desist action that could be a landmark case involving social networks and telecoms.
Microsoft continues to strengthen its cloud-based safety net for businesses by acquiring cloud backup specialist InMage.
The new-gen MDM system, already well into development, will be launched sometime later this quarter.
The company's next-generation XC system, powered by Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi chips, will help protect the country's nuclear stockpile.