Datastax Integrates Solr and More in Latest Release

Klint Finley | March 21st

Datastax annuonced the new version of its commercial Apache Cassandra distribution today. The biggest new feature in DataStax Enterprise 2.0 is the integration of Solr on top of the Cassandra stack. Since Cloudant announced Cloudant Search...»

Old Meets New When RingCentral Brings Fax To Box, Dropbox, Google Docs

Matt Weinberger | March 21st

Cloud-hosted Internet telephony provider RingCentral is bringing an old technology into the modern IT landscape with the introduction of CloudFax, promoted as the first-ever fully cloud-integrated fax solution - which may be akin to developing a new,...»

ScaleXtreme Bringing Cloud Automation to iOS

Maria Deutscher | March 21st

ScaleXtreme is a maker of server automation software that has been very busy with R&D over the past few months. The  latest update from the company addresses the mobile and general BYOD trends many...»

Texas School District Chooses VCE to Power Students

Maria Deutscher | March 21st

The Tyler Independent School District, the largest in Northeast Texas, is leveraging technology from the EMC-backed VCE to power over 27 schools--a total of about 20,000 students and faculty. "Looking to expand students' ability to...»

Is 14.4TBytes of Data Storage for $52,503 a Good Deal? It Depends!

Greg Schulz | March 21st

A news story about the school board in Marshall Missouri approving data storage plans in addition to getting good news on health insurance rates just came into my in box.



SpaceX Plans For Affordable Trip to Mars

Mellisa Tolentino | March 21st

Elon Musk, known for co-founding PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, finally figured out how to cutback the cost of a trip to Mars to only $500,000.  Though he hasn’t unveiled the details...»’s New Robots and the Limits of IT Services

Matt Weinberger | March 21st

It was announced this week that is dropping no less than $775 million to purchase Kiva Systems, a company that manufactures robots for use in warehouses (Kiva prefers the term "material handling technology," but...»

Zayo Acquisitions do a Double Take: Arialink Buy Beefs Up Networking Rivalries

Maria Deutscher | March 21st

The networking industry’s M&A scene has been very active recently, with several major deals announced throughout the past few weeks. The Zayo Group, a fiber infrastructure solutions provider, can now account for not one...»

Top Tweets from the Grave and Other Ways We’re Celebrating Twitter’s 6th Bday

Mellisa Tolentino | March 21st

It's Twitter's 6th birthday, and now that the popular microblog is emerging from its elementary years, we're taking the opportunity to look at Twitter's influence as an international network, maintaining the pulse of nations. ...»

How Can We Use Big Data to Enable Better Cybersecurity?

Kyt Dotson | March 21st

The path to 2011 has been filled with numerous new security threats—and some old ones that have learned new tricks—as the Internet continues to expand, computers get faster, storage gets smarter, and connectivity increases these threats...»