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Dell reaches for the clouds with Boomi deal

Grazed from BBC.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Computer giant Dell has announced a deal to buy cloud-computing company Boomi for an undisclosed price.

Dell has been looking to acquire cloud computing technology, which allows users to access files or services remotely over the internet, rather than just from their own local servers.

It recently lost a bidding war with Hewlett-Packard for cloud firm 3Par, despite being the preferred bidder.

Dell is the world's third largest computer maker.

It said the deal for Pennsylvania-based Boomi would "help businesses reap the full benefits of cloud computing".

Another Cloud Integration Company Bought by Big Vendor

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Loraine Lawson.

When Michael Dell teased that Dell planned to announce a cloud acquisition today, it was assumed he meant something along the lines of networking capabilities. Wall Street theorized it would be Brocade, which specializes in data center networking, or Rackspace, which offers cloud-based servers and managed Web hosting.

 

Absolutely Essential Vim/vi Commands

Grazed from ServerWatch.  Author: Joe Brockmeier.

The Case for Open Source Search in the Enterprise

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Haydn Shaughnessey.

On the Hunt for 'Elastic Computing'

Grazed for IT Business Edge.  Author:  Arthur Cole.

The enterprise is quickly transitioning from the concept and design phase of cloud development to a deployment and operations phase. In many ways, this is where the rubber meets the road in that we will soon learn what the cloud can actually do as opposed to what has been promised.


Part of this proof-of-concept period is the idea of elastic computing. Can a cloud environment actually provide the kind of dynamic infrastructure that will allow users to pick and choose the operating environments, applications and data sets to achieve their self-defined goals?

HDS Puts More Skin In Cloud Storage Game

Grazed from Network Computing.  Author: Steve Wexler.

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation is extending its cloud reach with enhancements to its object storage solution -- Hitachi Content Platform -- and the introduction of an on-premises intelligent storage cache for distributed sites -- Hitachi Data Ingestor. HCP v4 adds  simplified and automated replication, more granular multitenancy and chargeback capabilities, while HDI is being called the new "on ramp" to HCP, a way to simplify cloud adoption by providing standard file serving access - NFS or CIFS - to stored content.

HP Pushes 'Instant On' Vision of Enterprise Cloud Services

Grazed from ServerWatch.  Author: David Needle.

To read some of the breathless accounts touting the benefits of cloud computing, you might think most companies have already ditched their traditional on-premises infrastructure and jumped whole hog into the cloud.

But the reality is that the cloud is better-suited to certain applications and, for compliance, security and other reasons, many enterprises aren't ready to transition their computing infrastructure to a set of cloud services powered by systems they don't own.

Oracle buys 10% of tech firm Mellanox

Grazed from YNet News dot com.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Oracle Corp bought 10.2% of Mellanox as it seeks to strengthen its presence in the hardware side of data centers, where the Israeli firm is a player.

 

Oracle already uses Mellanox's InfiniBand switch technology to build products like the Exadata database appliance and Exalogic, which helps companies manage cloud computing.

 

But Oracle, which bought the shares in the open market, has no plans to make an unsolicited offer to take over Mellanox, the companies said on Thursday.

 

HyperOffice Debuts Cloud-Based Project Management Offering

Grazed from eWeek.  Author: Nathan Eddy.

Hurtling Down the Cloud Computing Path

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

Although nobody seems to fully agree on the definition of cloud computing, both IT organizations that consume these services and the IT services companies that provide them are convinced that cloud computing will cut their costs.