VMware, Puppet, EMC & SAP: Better Together

If you already have orchestration and automation in place, and you’re interested in adding SAP to your already automated environment, this should get you started. If you’re already a happy user of Puppet and/or Razor, and you want to use either or both in your SAP environment, this may help you start a conversation with ...

EMC finally gets into the all-flash game with first XtremIO units

  SUMMARY:Rivals love to point out that EMC is late to all-flash storage. But now that it’s shipping its new XtremeIO arrays, that may not matter since EMC is, after all, EMC. In one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets, EMC on Thursday is launching solid-state storage arrays resulting from its purchase of XtremIO a year and a ...

Cisco acquires storage maker

EMC alliance in jeopardy? Cisco today made a major move in the storage market with its plan to acquire Whiptail, a maker of solid state memory and data storage systems, for US$415 million. The deal, according to Cisco, will help its Unified Computing System (UCS) — a bundled solution combining networking, servers, storage and virtualisation ...

EMC gets flashier with latest hybrid storage array

  photo: Flickr / getinet SUMMARY:EMC sees the appeal of flash storage but maintains that hybrid arrays still suit most customer requirements. tweet this Last week was VMware’s time to shine. Now parent company EMC is strutting its stuff — in Milan — unveiling an updated VNX hybrid storage array that it claims is now built with fast flash storage ...

Software-defined storage: Answering frequently asked questions

A new concept and a niche product just a couple of years ago, software-defined storage has found its way into the mainstream data storage market as most storage vendors are now offering some type of software-based storage networking product. Software-defined storage (SDS) can be difficult to understand. It’s often lumped with other products under the ...

Software-defined storage: Making sense of the data storage technology

Learn what software-defined storage is, where it’s headed and tips for working with the technology. GUIDE CONTENTS 1. – What is software-defined storage? 2. – Examining software-defined storage’s past, future 3. – Software-defined storage in action 4. – Toigo on software-defined storage use Software-defined storage, also sometimes referred to as a storage hypervisor, is a term ...

VMware and EMC promise app building platform for Amazon, other clouds

Pivotal platform-as-a-service tools will enable cross-cloud app building. Pivotal Senior VP Scott Yara discusses building apps across clouds. Pivotal VMware and EMC recently spun out several cloud computing and big data product teams to form a new, jointly owned subsidiary called “Pivotal.” Today, Pivotal said it has begun operations and will deliver a set of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) ...

EMC’s Amazon Challenger Comes Out

Jim Wilson/The New York TimesPaul Maritz, chief executive of Pivotal, a Web services company spun out of the assets of EMC and VMware. A well-financed competitor to AmazonWeb Services became official Monday. Pivotal, a company spun out of assets ofEMC and VMware, two tech companies each with billions in revenue, became an independent firm, ahead of a formal ...