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EMC has clipped the wings of the erstwhile president of its storage division David Donatelli, who suddenly resigned last Monday and tried to flit to rival HP to run its storage, servers and networking. EMC sued to enforce his one-year non-compete and got the preliminary injunction it a...
In a surprise raid, HP Tuesday carried off the president of EMC's Storage Division David Donatelli - the guy responsible for the bulk of its rival's revenues - and made him head of its $19.4 billion-a-year Enterprise Servers and Storage (ESS) unit throwing him its Cisco-competitive Pro...
HP has blended its Insight Control suite with Microsoft’s System Center, a k a ICE-SC, to create what it calls the industry’s first integrated management environment, a perch it will occupy until its rivals copy the move. It’s supposed to lower infrastructure costs and improve uptime. ...
In case you missed it Oracle announced this morning that it will be acquiring Sun Microsystems. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion. This news means the technology landscape is about to radically change and quite possibly, Sun hardware is now dead. The software aspe...
Well now the fat is in the fire. A ticked-off HP is coming out against Cisco with both guns blazing. It claims it’s been working for years on the kind of all-in-one compute-storage-network-fabric-power-and-cooling convergence that Cisco says it has. HP says it’s had such a thing in min...
Well now the fat is in the fire. A ticked-off HP is coming out against Cisco with both guns blazing. It claims it's been working for years on the kind of all-in-one compute-storage-network-fabric-power-and-cooling convergence that Cisco says it has. HP says it's had such a thing in min...
Despite crippling losses, filing for Chapter 11, massive job cuts, the abrupt departure of its CEO and CFO, a search for somebody to buy it or merge with it, incapacitating debt, delisting threats and a patent suit, Spansion, the spun-off former AMD-Toshiba joint venture, has finally r...
Late last year I received a phone call from McKinsey & Co in regards to helping provide some insights into the cost benefits of moving to a cloud computing environment. For one reason or another we were not able to connect to complete the discussion, which after the last couple days se...
HP, whose third-rank Unix franchise could have been really pushed to the back of the bus if Sun took IBM up on its offer a couple of weeks ago and they combined forces, has enhanced its Serviceguard software and its HP-UX 11i operating environment to lower planned downtime and associat...
Trapped down a dark alley with nowhere else to go, Sun is ready to restart takeover talks with IBM provided IBM puts more starch in its commitment to actually close the deal despite whatever regulatory hurdles it has to vault, according to Bloomberg, which has it from two people "famil...
According to the latest numbers out of Gartner and IDC, HP has overtaken Dell in the US PC market for the first time since, gee, 2001. Dell lost the lead worldwide to HP in 2006. In Q1 Dell's US market share dropped to 26.3%, down 4.1%, while HP captured 27.6% of American shipments, up...
In reporting the company's numbers Tuesday evening Intel CEO Paul Otellini said that "We believe PC sales bottomed out during the first quarter and that the industry is returning to normal seasonal patterns." If true, there will be dancing in the streets but even if true there are goin...
EMC Tuesday rolled out a spanking new built-from-the-ground-up high-end storage architecture for the cloud and its federated kin, the virtual data center, a k a the internal cloud, widgetry that's been a couple of years in development. Dubbed the Virtual Matrix Architecture, it promise...
Tech Mahinda, an Indian outsourcing firm 31% owned by BT, has won the auction for 51% of the scandal-rocked Satyam Computer Services for a mere $580 million, not much for a company that was valued at $7 billion a year ago. Tech Mahinda offered $1.16 (58 rupees) a share, a 23% premium; ...
Despairing of getting an answer from just about anybody's customer service these days, people are turning instead to Twitter to solve their product problems. And seeing an opportunity to monetize that fact Salesforce.com has promised an extension of its two-month-old Service Cloud call...
Cloud computing offers a fantastic opportunity to businesses of all sizes. However, there are pitfalls that no-one wants to talk about. This session will talk to some of the darker sides to cloud computing - those around security and availability. Understanding where the issues lie wil...
The racks and racks and racks of commodity servers that make the Web 2.0 world and now the cloud possible are really lousy at it. They're slow, underutilized, don't scale worth a hoot, eat power and space, and now they're multi-core. They need extensive data partitioning, application-l...
VMware has taken on the distinct scent of Microsoft again. It just hired another ex-Microsoftie for its senior ranks. Besides CEO Paul Maritz and second-in-command, COO Tod Nielsen, both Microsoft émigrés, there's now chief development officer and EVP Richard McAniff, late corporate VP...
Software-as-a-Service brings together many of the best characteristics of corporate IT systems and the Internet to form a new method of software delivery that is reliable, flexible and cost effective; however, this model is not without its challenges, particularly with regard to profit...
Rackable Systems, the large-scale server wannabe, said Wednesday that it's buying the now bankrupt SGI for roughly $25 million in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities. The once-great SGI closed at 41 cents a share Tuesday with a market cap of $4.78 million.
The three finance guys were arrested over the weekend. The company's founder, his brother, Satyam's ex-managing director Rama Raju and the company's ex-CFO Srinivas Vadlamani were arrested in January when the long-running scheme finally unraveled. They have remained in jail.
One topic that keeps reoccurring in my various conversations is the sudden interest in cloud centric M&A activities thanks in part to the recent IBM / Sun rumors. Being that I continuously find myself in the midst of a lot of the back room, off the record type conversations I thought I...
Sun's board rejected a formal IBM offer for the company Saturday as too low, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apparently the price IBM offered was $9.40 a share or less, down from a reported $9.55 late last week. IBM pulled its roughly $7 billion offer off the table on Sunday, acc...
Satyam, the corrupt Indian outsourcer whose founder lied about its revenues for years, has changed the rules of the redemptive sale of a majority 51% stake in the company. It was supposed to be a sealed bid auction, winner take all. Now it says – evidently trying to wring every dime ou...
The Wall Street Journal, flourishing its unidentified sources, said Thursday afternoon that the price IBM is willing to pay for Sun had drop from between $10 and $11 a share to between $9 and $10 and that Sun is willing to accept the cut - yeah, like it wouldn't - provided IBM gives it...
HP may dump Windows for Android in some of its netbooks, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper says HP’s got programmers testing the freebie Linux-based cell phone operating system for a potential netbook and hasn’t decided yet whether to market it.
In the end, it’s all about money – how much do you spend for just maintaining the status quo, and how much on supporting truly differentiating business initiatives. This drives an imperative for dynamic infrastructures, increasing resource utilization and reducing labor costs, and for ...
HP has come up with widgetry such as its so-called Sea of Sensors, 32 observations posts that track thermal activity and adjust fans, memory and I/O for cooling and efficiency. Users can also pick from four power supplies to match their workload, a technique that promises 92% or better...
Microsoft has emitted a squeal of protest much like a stuck pig over a secret "Open Cloud Manifesto" that it says is quietly being handed around the industry seeking signoffs. It doesn't identify the author or authors of this manifesto but figures its supporters - one would guess organ...
In a completely uncharacteristic and counter-culture move – the recession has slashed a lot of dividends – Oracle is going to pay out its very first dividend. It’s going to pay five cents a share starting in May at the cost of about a billion a year. No, it’s not coming out of Larry’s ...
The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday morning that the company was expected to inform what the paper could only call “a large number” of American workers that their jobs were either being eliminated or sent to India. [email protected] suggests the layoffs will be on Thursday. IBM’s earning...
Goldman Sachs expects Cisco’s advance into servers to have no impact on HP or IBM in the intermediate term. The broker reckons Cisco’s ramp will be slow and user trials of its high-end systems long. It also figures that the fact that its server seems to be compatible only with its own ...
Michael Dell claimed Tuesday that simply the talk of a Sun-IBM tie-up is an "enormous opportunity" for Dell servers since it creates an air of uncertainty around the future of Sun's Solaris-based boxes and accelerates the move to x86 Linux machines. According to reports Dell's CEO said...
The folks at the Wall Street Journal who brought us tales of IBM buying Sun for $6.5 billion-$8 billion last week were saying by Friday that due diligence was holding up any announcement. The paper seemed to think that IBM lawyers were paying particular attention to Sun's many differen...
HP’s got a new entry-level family of NonStop Integrity servers to target at smaller emerging markets and the NonStop installed base still using Mips-based products whose monthly maintenance and support costs, it says, will take a dive if they trade up. It’s got in mind SMEs in healthca...
VMware CEO Paul Maritz and former SGI senior VP Beau Vrolyk are angel investors in the San Mateo, California start-up Apture, where Vrolyk is executive chairman. They were part of Apture’s first venture round worth $4.1 million led by Clearstone Venture Partners. Apture, which is a way...
Cisco CEO John Chambers Monday became the latest in a long line of visionaries to come down from the mountain top with an architectural roadmap to the Promised Land at an exploitable industry inflection point. If the purportedly game-changing next-generation platform scheme succeeds, C...
Cisco CEO John Chambers Monday became the latest in a long line of visionaries to come down from the mountain top with an architectural roadmap to the Promised Land at an exploitable industry inflection point. If the purportedly game-changing next-generation platform scheme succeeds, C...
CEO Joe Tucci said for what must be the umpteenth time Tuesday that EMC has no intention of parting with its roughly 84% majority stake in virtualization leader VMware. The occasion was EMC’s first analyst day in a dog’s age. EMC has been under pretty constant market pressure since VMw...
CEO John Chambers and "senior executives from several market leading partners" are supposed to wax eloquent on the "evolution of the data center" and Unified Computing, which, as we understand it, is a way of getting the blades to talk directly to the storage servers complements of Cis...