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Hitachi Data Acquires BlueArc in Big Data Deal


Hitachi Data Systems has acquired network attached storage (NAS) specialist BlueArc Corporation in an all cash transaction, the companies said today. The deal consummates a long partnership between the two companies, and provides Hitachi Data Systems with an ongoing play in the market for unstructured Big Data. Read More

Spotify Picks Carpathia for US Infrastructure

A screen shot of the Spotify online music service, which recently launched in the U.S. with support from Carpathia Hosting.

The long-awaited U.S. debut of the online music service Spotify has generated a lot of buzz in recent weeks. The service, which has 10 million users in Europe, is hosting its servers with Carpathia Hosting, which helped Spotify manage demand during the initial surge of users upon the service’s American launch. Read More

Regulations a Barrier to Cloud Growth in Europe

Europe needs to become not only cloud-friendly but cloud-active to fully realize the benefits of cloud computing. That’s the view of ETNO (The European Telecommunications Network Operator‘s Association) in a recently-issued paper on cloud computing development in Europe. Read More

VMware Launches Micro Cloud Foundry and vSphere 5

On Tuesday Vmware announced the beta availability of Micro Cloud Foundry, calling it the industry’s first open Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution. Cloud Foundry delivers access to frameworks and a rich ecosystem of application services from VMware, third parties and the open source community. Read More

Video: A Closer Look at CloudSwitch

How will the acquisition of CloudSwitch boost Verizon’s cloud capabilities? In this video, co-founder Ellen Rubin provides an overview of CloudSwitch’s technology and how it can help enterprises manage clouds across in-house data centers and public cloud platforms. Read More

Verizon Buys CloudSwitch to Boost Hybrid Clouds

Verizon Communications continues to build its cloud services through acquisitions. Verizon said today that it has bought CloudSwitch, whose software makes it easier for enterprises to build hybrid clouds in which virtual machines can move between data centers and cloud platforms. Read More

Horizon Wins Three Federal Cloud Deals

Horizon Data Center Solutions has deployed cloud computing solutions for three federal agencies, the company said today. The announcement comes just one month after Horizon became one of the first vendors to secure an Authority to Operate (ATO) as a cloud services provider to the U.S. Government. Read More

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