EMC's move to buy Virtustream positions it to offer infrastructure as a service and take a larger piece of the cloud pie. EMC is also trying to look a lot more like IBM and other tech giants that offer managed services.
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Cisco said its new storage area networking system will be more cost effective and tie into various architectures and protocols more easily.
IBM, already gunning for more hybrid cloud deployments, rounds out its stack of hardware and software for enterprises.
The German Climate Computing Center has tapped IBM for storage smarts as it gears up to replace its Blizzard supercomputer.
Enterprises want a mix of proprietary and open source code and EMC taking the plunge with its ViPR Controller, which manages its arrays as well as systems from third parties.
EMC CEO Joe Tucci said that aside from woes in China and Russia the company wasn't "executing as crisply as we had expected."
IDC analysts said Dell and IBM wound up "in a statistical tie," as each held roughly nine percent a piece.
The companies hope that the alliance will fuel breakthroughs in a range of areas from mobility though Big Data to the IoT.
Big Blue plans to launch a series of applications designed to take advantage of the building software defined storage movement.
The network data storage provider reported a net income of $177 million, or 56 cents per share.
The next upgrade phase of the Melbourne Cricket Ground will see the installation of a new Wi-Fi network and LED lighting system by IBM, Cisco, and Cockram.
General Electric, which is bulking up its technology unit to focus on the industrial Internet, names a former EMC exec CTO of GE Software. A former IBMer is now VP of software research at GE Software.
The network data storage provider beat EPS expectations by one cent, but missed on revenue targets.
The $80 million cash deal will allow the network data storage provider to expand the flexibility of its data backup and protection services.
Intel has released the latest generation of its Xeon E5 processor family, with a range of features aimed at boosting performance, cutting power draw and making it easier to use in virtualised environments.
Latest figures from analyst IDC paint a picture of continued falling demand for high-end storage in the second quarter, which is now also affecting the mid-range.
Infinidat is focused squarely on the high-end enterprise storage market. Against the likes of EMC, NetApp and IBM how can they possibly succeed? Building a better product is a great start.
EMC said its XtremIO all-flash storage array is on a $300 million annual run rate and is landing new customers.
IBM goes full speed ahead in Gartner's Magic Quadrant report for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances.
For EMC, the wave of products is critical given storage sales have stagnated as customers ponder their technical roadmaps.
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