Red Hat and Hortonworks fuse Hadoop and cloud in new partnership

Red Hat and Hortonworks are integrating a number of technologies to give joint customers a more seamless experience running their Hadoop workloads on private cloud or virtualized infrastructure. In an upstart market worth billions, it helps to have friends like Red Hat.

Can privately held Dell be a cloud power?

Without the nagging distractions of shareholders, will Dell be able to execute on ambitious cloud-and-services plans to grow beyond hardware? As of today, we’ll start finding out.