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  • Need for 'big data' analytics drives vendors' acquisitions

    Acquisitions such as <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9212918/Teradata_buys_Aster_Data_boosts_big_data_wares">Teradata's planned purchase of Aster Data Systems</a> announced Thursday are driven by the growing demand for technologies that can help enterprises mine massive volumes of unstructured data, analysts said.

  • Vendors race to protect data in cloud security services

    At the RSA Conference today, two industry titans laid out what appear to be competing efforts to build an array of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> controls for cloud-based service providers.

  • VMware taps ex-Microsoft execs to battle Microsoft

    VMware's Paul Maritz has given up his title of president to four senior executives who will serve as co-presidents of the EMC-owned company as it increasingly goes up against Microsoft in the virtualization market.

  • Carnival Cruise Lines sails with iSCSI

    Like many enterprise IT shops, Carnival Cruise Lines relied on Fibre Channel-based <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/19/Storage">storage</a> area networks (SANs) over the past 20 years to support its 43,000 employees and dozens of ships. But, when it came time to refresh its technology, the cruise line skipped the traditional forklift upgrade of monolithic boxes in favor of an Ethernet-based, modular architecture.

  • Mozy's move could bring storm to unlimited cloud storage

    Facing consumers with an appetite for cloud storage that has increased 50 per cent over the past year, the world's largest consumer online storage provider said on Monday that it will no longer offer unlimited storage and will increase fees for the limited online storage it's now selling.

  • EMC to buy Isilon Systems for US$2.25 billion

    EMC announced Monday it is buying NAS (network-attached storage) vendor Isilon Systems for roughly US$2.25 billion. Both companies' boards have approved the deal, which is expected to be finalised later this year.

  • How private cloud shakes up traditional IT roles

    Rather than a traditional datacenter, the private cloud uses highly virtualized pools of compute, storage and network capabilities to optimize IT performance and utilization while providing the business with services that improve efficiency and agility. This offers organizations a way to circumvent the increasing complexity, inflexibility and cost of IT environments to be more competitive in the market place through greater efficiency, control, choice, quality of service and, most importantly, business agility. We need to spend more of our budgets on building new value and assets rather than spending precious dollars on, "keeping the lights on." Introducing the cloud!