Stories by Stephen Lawson

EMC hopes to extend ViPR Controller's reach with open-source release

EMC will release its ViPR Controller storage automation and control software as an open-source project, letting third parties develop their own services and applications on top of it and possibly make ViPR work with more parts of enterprise storage environments.

VCE's VxRack systems want to be Vblocks for the next generation

EMC's VCE division wants to take the engineered systems approach it's honed with its Vblocks into next-generation mobile and cloud applications.

EMC's XtremIO gets bigger, packs in more flash

EMC says enterprises like its XtremIO all-flash storage array, so in version 4.0, the company is offering more of it.

Oracle says it could win if a rival buys Salesforce

Oracle will probably come out ahead if one of its rivals buys Salesforce.com, because it would turn Oracle's superior focus into an even greater advantage, according to Co-CEO Safra Catz.

Salesforce said to be fielding buyout offers

Salesforce is working with financial advisors to field bids after being approached by an unnamed party about a possible buyout, according to a Bloomberg report.

HDS big-data tools should help IT, mobile health workers

Hitachi Data Systems is aiming its big-data expertise at health care and enterprise IT departments with specialized products for combining types of information.

US trade judge rules against Microsoft in phone patents case

Microsoft has lost the latest round in a patent-infringement case that could lead to an import ban on its phones.

Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

A developer edition of Box will allow enterprises to build applications on top of the company's content collaboration and sharing capabilities without using the Box user interface or requiring users to have a Box account.

EMC Syncplicity lets enterprises manage their own encryption keys

Some enterprises that are happy to put their data in a public cloud prefer to keep the keys to that data under their own control. That's the message online file sync and sharing services are sending lately.

Why the journey to IPv6 is still the road less traveled

The writing's on the wall about the short supply of IPv4 addresses, and IPv6 has been around since 1999. Then why does the new protocol still make up just a fraction of the Internet?

Size matters in mobile, but Nokia may find bigger isn't better

Size is power in the mobile networks business, but it's only one of the reasons Nokia is acquiring Alcatel-Lucent.

The future is now: You may already be using IPv6

You've probably heard about the looming shortage of Internet addresses, even if you've never gone looking for one. But depending on what websites you visit and how you get to them, you may be helping to solve it.

IBM, Fujifilm show tape storage still has a long future

IBM and Fujifilm have figured out how to fit 220TB of data on a standard-size tape that fits in your hand, flexing the technology's strengths as a long-term storage medium.

How Romania's patchwork Internet helped spawn an IP address industry

If you need an IPv4 address, which is an increasingly rare commodity, there are some people in Romania who may be able to help you.

The Pentagon's groundbreaking IPv6 project hasn't broken much ground

The U.S. Department of Defense hasn't followed through on its commitment to convert to IPv6, the new Internet standard designed to make room for an explosion of new connected devices.