Posts Tagged Private Cloud
You know that cloud computing is a hot topic when friends and family that have never seen a data center start asking what “cloud” is [thank you Microsoft for confusing them with the “To the Cloud” ads ads]. The delineation and categorization of various cloud solutions has been a favorite discussion of the Clouderatti. Business customers that are showing interest in cloud want improvements in efficiency and cost, not dogmatic or semantic arguments over definitions of cloud. The tough questions for businesses looking through the various options are:
The latest acquisition of Archer Technologies fills a gap in EMCs solution ecosystem with a best-in-class GRC software platform. With the Archer acquisition, and the development of an integration layer across EMC products, EMC creates the opportunity to speak more definitively about its capability to provide GRC solutions for core IT assets and operations and across the enterprise. The acquisition also provides a competitive play for EMC against other infrastructure technology providers including Oracle, with its GRC Manager, Microsoft with GRC Solution Accelerators and Sharepoint, CA, with its own GRC Manager, and others interested in their piece of the still-developing GRC marketplace.
My Wall Street buds are convinced EMC is going to be acquired by Cisco. I alluded to the possibility of an EMC merger in this post and started to develop a scenario as to why it’s inevitable. While I think it’s quite possible I don’t think it’s as much a fait accomplis as do some and I think it makes less sense than I originally thought, especially from the buyers’ perspective.
Scenario for why EMC may be acquired