EMC President Jeremy Burton came on the Structure Show podcast this week to talk about the company’s current plan to deliver hybrid cloud-storage systems and its future plan to provide the infrastructure underpinning the next generation of big data and internet-of-things applications.
The storage giant has some secrets up its sleeve including how its acquisition of the Andy Becholsheim-backed DSSD startup will help fire up high-performance next-gen apps.
Hybrid cloud blueprint recommends lots of VCE, EMC and VMware gear with support for AWS, Microsoft Azure and vCloud Air public clouds coming next year.
EMC is taking on more of Cisco’s stake in VCE, maker of Vblock converged hardware. One reason? VCE partners Cisco and VMware have been at each other’s throats.
EMC-VMware spinoff Pivotal is putting its money behind Tachyon, an in-memory distributed file system developed by the same research lab that created Apache Spark. The goal is to improve the company’s “data lake” strategy by giving applications a faster way to access and share data.
Last year, General Electric invested $105 million in Pivotal; Now it’s starting to deploy Pivotal’s big data analytics capabilities both in house and to buyers of its jet engines.
EMC’s CEO has not met with activist investor Elliott Management yet, but when he does, he’ll likely argue that breaking up (the federation) is hard, and the wrong thing to do.
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Pivotal’s new SVP of R&D Hugh Williams came on the Structure Show podcast this week to talk about the promise of big data and how he thinks his new employer is poised to deliver on it. But, he notes, there’s still work to do.
EMC-VMware spinoff Pivotal has hired Hugh Williams as its senior vice president of research and development. Williams was most recently a VP at eBay responsible for the technological platforms that underpin the site’s customer experience.
It was pretty much all Amazon all the time last week, although Pivotal, IBM, and Apcera shoehorned some news in as well.
The EMC-VMware spinoff integrates the GemFire in-memory database with its Hadoop offering. The goal? Faster feedback cycles.
The emergence of Industrial Internet is not only going to make older industries more efficient, by making them data-smart, but in addition this will lead to more opportunities and create new jobs, GE economists argue in a new report, The Industrial Internet@Work.
Xtreme Labs brings more mobile app development and support capabilities into Pivotal’s orbit.
Will we see an Amazon-VMware team of rivals? Actual availability of the promised vCloud Hybrid Services cloud, a clarification of VCE status? Stay tuned for VMworld news.
As it tries to make inroads into the internet of things GE has decided it will become a big data company, building Hadoop-based software to help its customers automate their industrial assets.
Javier Soltero, CTO of applications and SaaS for VMware and Kevin Henrikson, who worked on Zimbra, both signed on with Redpoint Ventures.
EMC CTO John Roese has a tough, but important job trying to keep EMC, VMware and Pivotal all moving in the same direction. While the three are separate companies, their fates are also very much aligned.
EMC says ViPR will abstract out a company’s storage and automate how it gets divvied up by the workload. The company will roll out its software-defined data center plan this week.