Datameer will soon be updating its Big Data analytics application that was built for the Hadoop ecosystem. The latest version, Datameer 5.0, will have new capabilities through the Smart Execution engine, which the company noted can intelligently and dynamically select the best-of-breed compute framework at each step in the Big Data analytics process.
Rackspace is expanding its presence in the channel with a new distribution agreement with Arrow, which has added Rackspace's managed cloud offerings to its ArrowSphere platform. The agreement will expand Rackspace's reach in both the United States and Canada.
Cloud virtual private server hosting provider Atlantic.Net is looking to attract more startup customers with the launch of its "aggressively priced" Go plan, which offers cloud-based servers for 99 cents.
Rackspace is rebooting several of its servers over the next few days, similarly to what Amazon Web Services began last week (and should be ending today).
Earlier this year Cisco Systems (CSCO) outlined a federated computing strategy dubbed InterCloud that would tie multiple data centers together via a common Cisco network fabric. Starting today, the company is shipping that Cisco InterCloud Fabric and is creating a channel around InterCloud, signing up 30 new partners to participate in its cloud initiative, which currently spans 250 data centers located in 50 countries.Content Classification: Curated
Microsoft (MSFT) will be slashing the prices of several Azure cloud services as of Oct. 1. Although Microsoft has been quoted as saying the price cuts were not made because of competitive reasons, the action seems in line with the continuing price war that competitor Google (GOOG) has said is only beginning.
Cloud-enabled managed hosting and on-demand infrastructure provider SingleHop is interested in building out its ecosystem of technologies and partners that are fully integrated with its cloud offerings. To begin with, the company is partnering with security-as-a-service vendors.