Nebula Seeks to Remake Cloud Infrastructure With Commodity Hardware Appliance

In the era of big data, when the technology spread across businesses in all industries collects and produces ever-increasing volumes of information, sophisticated storage and analytic capabilities are proving to be a competitive differentiator. After all, what good is an ocean of data if the firm doesn’t have the ability to store and process it?  To many observers, the answer is in the cloud. But within the rather broad framework of cloud computing, businesses face an array of obstacles. For the risk-averse, the public cloud model might not be a good fit. Then again, proprietary offerings from vendors like Microsoft or EMC can be costly and complex to deploy, and they can deliver more features than the client actually needs or wants. In addition, many firms simply aren’t in the position to build their own cloud configuration in-house.


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