Each week, Eaton scours the Internet to bring you the top five industry stories of the moment. The theme of this week seemed to be ‘allies and adversaries’ as two major companies prepare to collaborate and another defends its territory.
Nicira Acquisition is VMware’s Smartest Move Yet| InformationWeek
VMware announces its intention to acquire Nicira-often billed as the virtual networking company-for $1.26 billion.
“There's been some noise about the Nicira price tag, but VMware can afford it, and the synergy is clear: Nicira is to networking hardware what VMware was to x86 server hardware in that it splits the workload from the underlying hardware resources…”
4 Reasons Why IT Matters More Than Ever| NetworkWorld
NetworkWorld looks into the four reasons why IT matters more than ever in our world of ever-changing technology.
“…IT is where the battle for the customer is won. It's a key weapon, a competitive advantage and nothing less than a necessity you can't afford to be without.”
Google announces a Cloud Platform Partner Program, offering partners tools, training, and resources to provide cloud service through Google’s infrastructure.
“Google will make available to partners technology resources such as Compute Engine to configure and manage applications running on Google’s infrastructure; Google BigQuery to import and analyze data; and Google Cloud Storage for archiving, backup and recovery, and primary storage solutions.”
Wi-Fi and 3G Hubs Banned from Olympics| NetworkWorld
As the Olympics kick off this week, be warned of the tech devices that are prohibited from the Games.
“The London Olympics will be the first since the launch of Apple's iPad and the explosion in iPhone apps and Android apps but there's a long list of tech devices that are banned from the Games…”
With some major players hot on its heels, can Amazon defend its place as the default IaaS provider?
“In the past few months, Google, HP, and Microsoft have announced they're getting into the IaaS game. Amazon now dominates the space, but can it fend off the invading tech giants? Smaller players like Rackspace … are also intent on grabbing a piece of Amazon's pie.”