Just what is Dell's cloud strategy?

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  Cloud Computing, Dell

Nirvanix, meanwhile, is quietly growing in the public cloud storage market. The company operates 10 data centers around the world and has Comcast, Fox and NBC/Universal as customers. IBM resells Nirvanix public cloud offerings, too, after the companies inked a five-year agreement with IBM Global Services last year. Nirvanix Vice President of Marketing Steve Zivanic says white labeling Nirvanix cloud storage is a natural fit for IBM and Dell, even though they both are working on OpenStack, which has its own storage option that Rackspace has leveraged to build its cloud service from. But Zivanic says OpenStack is not proven at petabyte-scale deployments. "It's not ready for prime-time," he says, compared to Nirvanix's install base.

Network World staff writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing and social collaboration. He can be reached at BButler@nww.com and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW.


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