While the big names of EMC and VMware may have justified the $67 billion price tag on Dell's acquisition of the companies, it's the smaller businesses of the EMC federation that have the real promise.
Dell will step up its assault on the enterprise with today's announcement of its planned acquisition of EMC. The deal gives Dell solid footholds in the storage and cloud markets.
AppDirect raises another $140 million, demonstrating confidence in the continued viability of the cloud marketplace.
Amazon Web Services is serious about helping the enterprise get data into the cloud, as it unveiled a custom appliance to support what appears to be the most sophisticated sneakernet on the planet. Called the AWS Snowball, the dedicated storage appliance looks like a rugged suitcase, and stores 50 terabytes of encrypted data.
Dell and EMC are reportedly in talks to merge, a deal that could see some pieces of the EMC Federation spun off.
IBM has agreed to acquire Cleversafe, an object-based storage vendor. The move aims to boost IBM's cloud business unit and help customers cope with mounting volumes of unstructured data.
Even though Concur is a much smaller and younger company than SAP, its leaders said it has a lot to teach its new parent.
Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box, announced yesterday at BoxWorks multiple updates and two Box Platform offerings. The announcements make clear that Box realizes it needs to add features that will draw in more paying business users.
Data and file protection is arguably one of the most important jobs IT pros have, yet it's one of the things they feel least confident about doing properly.
As with many cloud-based file storage providers, Box users have very little control over where and how files are used once they leave the service's environment. Data security vendor Vera announced a set of tools this week that give Box users a high level of control over documents leaving Box's ecosystem.