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Today we will be talking about VCE's cloud infrastructure product, the Vblock. Gartner's recent study that through next year 60% of enterprises will embrace some form of cloud adoption, has enlightened the competitive cloud vendor market. But at the same time, does the cloud industry need to be driven by vendor competition or vendor collaboration? Archie Hendryx of VCE Technology Solutions discusses this very matter. EM360°: Could you tell us about VCE and why cloud has played a big part in your company's solutions? Archie: VCE is a unique start up company formed via joint investments from EMC, Cisco, VMware and Intel that has been operating for just over three years. Its focus is solely on building the world's most advanced converged infrastructure, the Vblock. The Vblock is a pretested, prevalidated and preconfigured and more importantly pre-integrated infrastruct... (more)

Green Storage: MAID to Do More Than Just Spin Down

The fundamental Green problem of all data centers is that they cost a fortune to power up, which in turn produces heat which then costs a fortune to cool down. Within this vicious circle a bastion was set up to counter this, namely ‘Green Storage', which has mostly taken shape in the form of virtualized storage, data deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, DC power and SSDs. Add to the circle power conservation techniques such as server virtualization and archiving onto nearline storage, and you have most companies claiming they are successfully moving towards being ‘Green... (more)

Sun’s Oracle Merger – A marriage made in heaven or a deal with the devil?

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 With only the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ custom to follow, the ORACLE/SUN marriage (or dare I say SUN/ORACLE) is now finally complete. After months of legal wrangling which has caused nothing but embarrassment and dwindled SUN’s stature within the market sphere, reports also came out that half of Sun's 27,000 staff will be made redundant. Thus initial indications are clear that Oracle, known for its past agnosticism to open source has an eye for the merger being based on maximizing profit. In the meantime ... (more)

Commentary: Sun’s Oracle Merger

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer With only the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ custom to follow, the Oracle/Sun marriage (or dare I say Sun/Oracle) is now finally complete. After months of legal wrangling which has caused nothing but embarrassment and dwindled Sun’s stature within the market sphere, reports also came out that half of Sun's 27,000 staff will be made redundant. Thus initial indications are clear that Oracle, known for its past agnosticism to open source has an eye for the merger being based on maximizing profit. In the meantime Sun’s competitors are probably smiling... (more)

Infiniband Incorporates Ethernet to Maintain Its Future

Back in 2005 we all knew that Fibre Channel and Ethernet would eventually support transmission rates of 10 Gbit/s and above and now in 2010 that day has pretty much dawned on us. In the excitement of those days what was always a concern was that the host's I/O bus would need to transmit data at the same rate. But with all the advancements of PCI-E, the nature of all parallel buses is that their transmission rate can only be increased to a limited degree so how was this potential barrier ever going to be solved? The solution being penned around at the time was InfiniBand. Not only... (more)