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BMC nabs former Cisco cloud CTO Phil Harris

Phil Harris was appointed CTO by BMC this week

BMC Software has appointed Phil Harris to the role of senior vice president and chief technology officer, according to Harris’ LinkedIn page.

Cisco, IBM launch integrated cloud hardware

Cisco and IBM are teaming up on converged hardware solutions

Cisco and IBM are teaming up to offer integrated server solutions that combine Cisco’s UCS technology with IBM’s Storwize storage system. The VersaStack deal is Cisco’s first big integrated infrastructure announcement since its divestment from VCE in October.

Why EMC is acquiring most of Cisco’s stake in VCE

EMC is taking ownership of VCE

EMC announced it has acquired most of Cisco’s stake in VCE, the company jointly created by the two companies (along with VMware and Intel) in 2009 to sell converged compute, networking and storage offerings – Vblock Systems. The move is a sign growing competitive tensions among EMC, VMware and Cisco are coming to a head.

Mobility, BYOD top spending priorities for datacentre operators

Dutch datacentre operators are planning to up investments in system upgrades to support mobility and BYOD initiatives

The next two years will see a rise in datacentre projects designed to support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and mobility initiatives, according to recently published research from Telindus and VCE. The research is yet another sign maturing enterprise mobility strategies are likely to start translating in new spending on datacentres technologies.

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