It is reported that Hewlett-Packard Enterprise announced to acquire SGI for $275 million on Thursday. HPE claimed that this acquisition would be accomplished in Q1 2017 if it is approved by regulators.
HPE has been splitting some unwanted business sections in past months. For example, it sold the controlling interest of Mphasis for $825 million in April. Its IT service was split off in May and integrated to Computer Sciences as a new associated enterprise.
It was rumored in July that HPE would sell a software department of Autonomy to private equity. It even rumored some private equities would acquire the whole HPE.
As far as it concerned, HPE seemed to promote its data analysis business and super computer system by acquiring SGI. Antonio Neri claimed:”SGI has innovative technology and service, inducing the first-class huge data analysis and high performance computing solution. It offers the supplements of mature data center solutions.”
SGI was established in 1981 and named Silicon Graphics, Inc.. In the past years, lots of SGI former employees sought jobs in other large-scale technology companies, such as Intel, NIVIDA and Cray.
SGI has facing pressure from Sun Microsystems. It applied bankruptcy protection in 2009 and sold its business to Rackable Systems. Rackable Systems then integrated SGI technology to its product lines and renamed it as “SGI”.
HPE has great interest in in-memory super computer of SGI. Such UV super computer must be applied with IMDB. IMDB increases data processing speed which is suitable for data analysis. May SGI brings new breakthroughs for HPE business.
Box, cloud file synergistic and shared service provider, announced to release Box Shuttle service. This new service will put software and consulting work together in order to help enterprises to transfer data to Box effectively. Until now, this service is still on trial and is supposed to introduce it on the market in autumn.
Box will make full use of Box Shuttle service to help enterprise to realize the data transfer by offering advice. This service plays an important role to those enterprises do not reply much on their own storage infrastructure. So far, Box attracted some top 500 enterprises, including Coca Cola, Eli Lily, GE and Pfizer. Box has a promising prospective.
Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, expressed during the interview of VentureBeat that it encountered the next problem is how clients to obtain and save their data from the database and transfer those data to cloud platform.
Box avails of Shuttle service to integrate software business, consulting business and some other sections to solve the difficulties that may meet during the data transfer.
In fact, the other cloud providers apply their own means to help enterprises to transfer data to cloud platform as well. Google for Work has a lots of partners to support the promotion of Google Drive. Microsoft also has its own partner to promote OneDrive service. Besides, Amazon AWS released the Snowball service which enabled enterprises to upload data on Snowball, then transfer to AWS. However, Shuttle applies another means to transfer data. Levie claimed that enterprises could transfer data all at once to its platform.
Levie assumed that its clients might avail Snowball service some day to upload data from AWS S3 and then to transfer it to Box. He claimed that the Box Shuttle service charges at least $ 2,000.
Apple just made a deal with German database giant SAP in order to introduce more iPhone and iPad devices to enterprises around the world.
This is the latest agreement concerning enterprises-focused that Apple signed. Apple already teamed up with IBM and Cisco. To increase its revenue and profit, Apple has been working hard to attract more major clients and establish business relations with them.
The cooperation between Apple and SAP will be concentrated with HANA platform. HANA is the interacted database system that SAP uses for accounting projects. The database aims to store a great amount of business data, including the inventory level, transaction information and other details. It is so called Enterprises Resource Management.
Tim Cook stated in the statement that:” As a leader of enterprise software industry and 76% of trade transactions have been done via SAP system, therefore, SAP becomes the ideal cooperative partner to Apple. SAP system would help us change global modes of business for iPhone and iPad devices.”
In fact, SAP developers would help Apple to launch new iOS applications which are compatible with SAP data based on this cooperation. The latest SDK software will accelerate the launch of those applications.
SAP will develop the localized applications for iPhone and iPad in accordance with the terms they signed. SAP claimed that the localized applications will be designed on the basis of Swift. Swift is the programming language that launched by Apple.
This cooperation is another milestone to Apple. Even though Apple has enrich experience in selling iPhone and iPad to enterprises, it is still lack of knowledge, skills and experience in building database which could compete with SAP. The cooperation with SAP will be a important part for Apple’s sustainable development.
When Microsoft didn’t use the opportunity to push customers to buy new hardware, it made a mistake at its recent developers conference an analyst said today.
“On behalf of the Windows 10 team, we’re happy to welcome all of these customers to Windows 10, whether they have a new PC, a five-year-old PC, or a Mac [emphasis added],” said Terry Myerson, the executive who leads the company’s devices and operating systems group, after touting a new number of active Windows 10 users. Continue reading
The report that IBM submitted to SEC on Tuesday indicated that its acquisition deal of Cleversafe was over $1.3 billion. Cleversafe’s data storage software can be used in public and private cloud computing system.
IBM announced to acquired Cleversafe in last October but it did not reveal the specific details. According to its latest report, Cleversafe acquisition was the biggest merger deal IBM made last year. IBM spent over 1.3 billion to acquire it, reputation is included into the cost.
With the decline revenue of IBM existing products and services, its CEO Ginni Rometty wishes to make more profit by promoting cloud computing business. It focuses on building internet services to connect the private or exclusive servers with the public data center. IBM is eager to split off from Amazon or other cloud server providers.
Most of cloud computing revenue of 2015 were from basic services, including software, hardware and private cloud services. The IBM report showed that the revenue of cloud computing business reached $10.2 billion last year, including $5.6 billion basic service revenue.
Cleversafe was established in 2004 for launching the data storage system that used for enterprises and public cloud servers. Pitchbook predicted that the market value of Cleversafe would be over $ 200 million based on the financing value of 2013.
The report indicated that it spent $3.6 billion to complete 14 acquisitions in 2015. The second large acquistion went to Merge Healthcare. It might spend over $1 billion to acquire.
The cooperation between IBM and Apple again made a great progress – IBM Cloud became the first cloud computing plat that supports Apple’s Swift programming language.
Swift has earned its own development space through iPhone’s application developers. And with the help of IBM, Swift will push harder to the market of enterprise users, providing IBM Cloud with a unique function that competitors like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft don’t have. Continue reading
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Fell troublesome to run Windows 10 on you Mac using Boot Camp? Why not try Parallels Desktop 11 to seamlessly transfer between Windows and Mac OS? Parallels Desktop for Mac is software providing hardware virtualization for Macintosh computers with Intel processors. Users can use OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 side by side without rebooting, including full support for Windows and Mac apps.
According to the developer of a tool that blocks such upgrades, Microsoft has been preparing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs for a more aggressive Windows 10 upgrade strategy that the company will kick off shortly.
“Over Thanksgiving weekend I started getting reports that the Windows Update ‘AllowOSUpgrade’ setting was getting flipped back on on a number of peoples’ PCs, and it keeps re-setting itself at least once a day if they switch it back off,” said Josh Mayfield, the software engineer who created GWX Control Panel. The tool was originally designed to make the “Get Windows 10″ (hence GWX) applet go away after Microsoft installed it on consumer and small business Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs starting in March, then activated in June. Continue reading