IBM, ARM Form Alliance to Simplify the Integration of IoT

IBM and ARM just announced the formation of an alliance that will make it much easier for developers who are building products that use ARM’s mbed operating system to link their devices to IBM’s specially designed cloud for the Internet of Things, reported our sister site, The VAR Guy. This is specifically appealing for companies […]


VMware’s Easy Button for Private OpenStack Cloud

OpenStack has emerged as the leading technology option for enterprise private clouds. But when an IT manager decides they want to create a private OpenStack cloud in their data center, they quickly find that the term “OpenStack” doesn’t represent a single path with a single set of implications. It is a multitude of paths, each […]


California Officials Greenlight Water-Saving Data Center Cooling Tech

California building regulators recently approved a type of free data center cooling technology that saves water, writing the change into the part of the state’s building standards code that deals with energy efficiency of buildings. Data center operators in California can now install economization systems that use specialized refrigerant fluid as a medium for exchanging […]


Amazon Adds Open Source Elasticsearch Platform to AWS Cloud

Elasticsearch, the open source, distributed Big Data analytics platform, is at the center of Amazon‘s newest cloud service, Amazon Elasticsearch, which the company rolled out this week. Elasticsearch is a Java-based open source framework for searching textual documents at massive scale. It is designed to be highly scalable and compatible with cluster-based distributed-computing infrastructure. The […]