EMC to acquire Greenplum

Storage giant EMC will acquire privately-owned data warehousing vendor Greenplum; plus more daily news.

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EMC to acquire Greenplum
Storage giant EMC will acquire privately-owned data warehousing vendor Greenplum. The vendor is set to become the cornerstone of EMC's data-computing product unit. The terms of the cash deal were not disclosed, but it is expected to close in the third quarter.

More server blades for PRIMERGY BX900 Dynamic Cube x86 blade system
Fujitsu has unveiled three new server blades for its flagship PRIMERGY BX900 'Dynamic Cube' x86 blade system. The new additions combine the Fujitsu Dynamic Infrastructures range and Intel's Xeon processor technology. New additions include the four-socket PRIMERGY BX960 S1, a second-generation PRIMERGY BX920 S2, and a processor refresh for the mid-range PRIMERGY BX600 blade system, with PRIMERGY BX620 S6 blades.

Scottish and Southern Energy chose nlyte Software for data centre migration
Scottish and Southern Energy are using the data centre performance management (DCPM) suite from vendor nlyte Software to help replace its existing data centres. Scottish and Southern Energy are moving to new facilities, in Hampshire, due to the fact that they ran out of data centre space. The company also decided to migrate to new data centres, as their old systems had reached their end of life. nlyte's DCIM software has supported Scottish and Southern Energy to move all of its existing operations into the firm's two new facilities.

Vizioncore releases new vConverter
Vizioncore has released a new version of vConverter, which now supports Microsoft Hyper-V systems and VMware environments. vConverter enables physical systems to be converted into an image file on virtual servers within either Hyper-V, VMware environments or within mixed environments. A new virtual-to-physical recovery feature means physical systems can be converted, replicated and recovered on virtual systems with the option to recover the images back to physical systems.

Avnet integrates Bell business
Avnet has completed its acquisition of Bell Micro and the integration of the two distributors. The $631 million acquisition will see Avnet Technology fully integrate Bell's Latin America, EMEA business, and North American data centre business. Avnet Electronics Marketing will integrate with Bell's North American embedded business.

Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk.

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