The word on Pivotal, the new big data venture spun out of EMC and VMware, is that it might pose a serious challenge to Amazon Web Services, which has eaten into both companies’ sales by making it affordable to rent computing and storage resources.
So far the “VM” in VM-aware storage stands more for VMware than for virtual machine. Most vendors in this market develop their systems for VMware vSphere, the dominant hypervisor on the market.
March 26, 2013 – Platfora has equipped its namesake in-memory platform for Hadoop to bring the interest in big data closer to business users and keep the complex data processes behind the curtains.
Without some kind of storage optimization or a lot of expensive storage, VDI projects stall well before companies scale their environments.
Call them cloud controllers, cloud storage enablement or maybe cloud-integrated storage. Just don’t call them cloud storage gateways, at least not when you’re talking to any of the vendors who sell these intelligent cloud storage systems.
IT pros called in on big data projects are finding that the typical approach doesn’t play nice on enterprise-grade virtualized infrastructure.