DDN Adds Joseph Cowan to Board

DataDirect Networks, maker of big data-driven storage systems, announced that Joseph L. Cowan will be joining its board of directors. “Joseph Cowan has extraordinary insight into the solutions required by customers in analytics-driven, data-intensive industries...

Cisco Forecasts Massive Cloud Growth by 2015

Networking gear provider Cisco released its first Global Cloud Index study, a new series that focuses on future global datacenter and cloud traffic. According to the inaugural issue, cloud traffic will multiple by 12 within the next 3 or so years at 66 percent, a...

NexGen, Fusion-io for Upgraded SAN Offering

NexGen Storage has forged a partnership with flash-based hardware acceleration solutions maker Fusion-io to combine the latter’s technology with its own.  The company said the ioMemory powered NexGen n5 Storage System, a hybrid mid-range SAN that’s designed to cut...

EMC Balances Out M&A and R&D

Storage vendor EMC has a very rounded-out strategy that combines a lot of acquisitions, which represent perhaps the bulk of the company’s investments, and in house development. Joe Tucci confirmed this during a keynote last month where he provided some official...

ActiveState Offers Free Tool for Developers

ActiveState’s Stackato Micro Cloud comes out of beta today, and will remain a free offering to developers.  Stackato is the company’s Cloud Foundry-based open platform-as-a-service, which differentiates itself by being vendor agnostic with support for public and...