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New cloud-collaboration tools from Avaya ease the way for enterprises to deal with the growing trend toward Bring You Own Device. The adoption of UC and CC as a service (UCaaS and CCaaS) brings utility-based pricing to cloud-service providers (CSPs) so they can offer varied and flexib...
MapR Technologies, the Hadoop technology concern, has gotten a $30 million C round of financing led by new investor Mayfield Fund. Existing backers Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures participated. The new money brings total funding to $59 million. The new financing...
Late last Thursday a Reuters exclusive hit the wires saying IBM and EMC as well as other unidentified folks are talking acquisition with SoftLayer Technologies, the Dallas-based cloud and web hosting company founded in 2005. It said the price could be over $2 billion and that SoftLayer...
Flash house Fusion-io has acquired low-profile British start-up ID7 and with it the primary developers of SCST, the open source storage subsystem used by EMC, HP and IBM and anybody else dabbling in storage for Linux boxes.
Amazon has dropped more crumbs in the forest to entice the enterprise to ultimately abandon its own infrastructure for its doubtlessly cheaper public cloud. It’s making its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), which used to be separate service, a free default. It said in a blog that the an...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, has been named “Platinum Plus Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) ...
On Wednesday Dell joined the Object Management Group – an international open standards organization that’s always been a little bit over its head – and proposed an SDN standardization working committee that it will chair within the OMG technology working groups. The companies that ar...
Citrix on Thursday announced it has received the highest possible rating of “Strong Positive” in Gartner Inc.’s “MarketScope for Enterprise File Synchronization & Sharing (EFSS).”¹ The report assesses Citrix ShareFile™, the foundation of the company’s follow-me data strategy. Citrix wa...
iSCSI? No problem! Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 include native support for a software iSCSI initiator as well as MPIO ( Multipath IO ) for resiliency and load balancing of storage IO over multiple network paths. In this article, we’ll walk through the process of connec...
In the name of the software-defined data center VMware says it’s going to merge its vCloud Networking and Security product line with Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) and come out with a single product family based on common technology. It’ll be called VMware NSX and sho...
After taking giant bites out of Apple, Android chief Andy Rubin is apparently sated. He’s stepping away from his fiefdom, according to a blog post by Google CEO Larry Page, to look for something else to do inside of Google. Chrome and Apps chief Sundar Pichai, who turned down a job...
VMware has started a new Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit and hired Bill Fathers, the former president of Savvis, the cloud computing and managed hosting outfit, to run it. VMware, whose stock is at its lowest ebb in three years, made the announcement at a Strategic Forum for Inst...
EMC, as widely expected, is spinning out Pivotal, its cloud-ified Big Data-analytics initiative, as a free-standing company apparently under former VMware CEO and now EMC’s chief strategy officer Paul Maritz, who’s been hatching the fledging since before Christmas when the idea was fir...
Egnyte, the file-sharing, file-storage, not to mention backup hybrid cloud for business, is integrating with third-party public cloud storage starting with the ever-popular – and increasingly cheap – Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure and NetApp StorageGrid so its EgnyteP...
Reportedly prodded by IBM, Dell has moved to try to eclipse a hush-hush Cisco attempt to ride roughshod over software-defined networking (SDN) and rally the industry behind a proprietary Cisco standard in a consortium code-named Daylight. News of the counter-insurgency is reportedly ...
Riverbed Technology on Monday announced the availability of new product capabilities, developer tools and a supporting community that allow IT professionals to customize and adapt their IT infrastructure to meet the demands of their business and improve the experience of their users. A...
Red Hat has transitioned into a leadership role for the OpenJDK 6 project, effectively extending support for the technology and its users. The move reinforces Red Hat’s commitment to the broader Java community and its future as a leading platform for mission-critical enterprise applica...
Toshiba, the big NAND Flash memory chip maker, and Violin Memory, a maker of arrays using those chips, started cuddling deeper under the bedclothes Monday because of an expanded strategic alliance that’s supposed to give Violin full visibility and control of the supply chain, manufactu...
Reports have resurfaced of Google starting a same-day delivery service in San Francisco called Google Shopping Express for local shops to rival Amazon’s ambitions for its Prime business. Couriers will evidently pick up the parcels. TechCrunch claims the service will cost somewhere ...
Big businesses are finding out they have something in common with their smaller counterparts. Both like to save cash, and both like to be prepared in the event of a disaster. And they have an affinity for the cloud. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal found large organizations...
Pertino, the start-up that figures its software-defined WANs can reinvent cloud-era networking for the masses, has raised $20 million in B series funding led by new investor Jafco Ventures with existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners kicking in. Th...
Boston Limited, which – don’t be fooled – is in England – is peddling the world’s first commercially available ARM-as-a-Service (AaaS), a cloud service offering engineers remote access to preconfigured systems so they can move their server apps – specifically x86 server apps – to ARM. ...
Every year for the past six years, a consortium of software companies has collaborated to conduct a survey on attitudes and adoption of open-source software in business. The 2013 Future of Open Source survey is now open and taking responses until March 28. Open source analyst group 451...
A brand new Red Hat spin-off wants to support servers whether they’re physical or virtual, on-premise or in the cloud. It’s called AnsibleWorks and the open source automation software it’s promoting is called Ansible. The Ansible open source project was run up last year by one of t...
The European Commission Wednesday levied a fine of €561 million ($733 million) on Microsoft for failing to keep its legally binding 2009 promise to offer European Windows users a choice of rival browsers. Microsoft claimed an accidental technical glitch prevented the new Windows 7 Se...
Big Blue put its back into OpenStack Monday at its Pulse conference in Las Vegas, almost a year after lending its name to the open source cloud platform started by Rackspace and NASA – which has abandoned it. It announced that “its cloud services and software will be based on an open...
Riverbed Technology, the application performance outfit, has some new solutions developed in collaboration with its buddy VMware that are supposed to provide a reliable and consistent desktop virtualization end-user experience in organizations that deploy VMware’s Horizon View 5.2. T...
Intel has gone into the open source Apache Hadoop business with its own distribution, which it calls the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop or simply the Intel Distribution. Its reason for joining the Hadoop push is to sell more high-end Xeon server chips into scalable Hadoop clust...
As you go, so goes your company. At least in terms of which cloud apps you use that find their way into the workplace. Showing that work imitates life, a CDW report surveyed 1,242 IT professionals and found that a major driver of corporate cloud adoption is users’ experiences of consu...
Rackspace has bought ObjectRocket, a year-old MongoDB Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) start-up. ObjectRocket’s open source MongoDB solution is supposed to broaden the Rackspace OpenStack cloud platform and expand Rackspace’s ability to help customers run Big Data in the cloud. The ac...
There's still a need for a more focused and refined understanding of what Cloud service level agreements should be and ultimately a more concerted approach towards the applications. So while neologisms such as speed, agility and flexibility remain synonymous with Cloud Computing, its s...
Hortonworks said Tuesday that it’s put Apache Hadoop on Windows with its new enterprise-grade, production-tested Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for Windows. The 100% open source widgetry is the first and only Apache Hadoop distribution for both Windows and Linux. There’s an identica...
Nexenta Systems, the self-proclaimed leader in software-defined storage with a decent enough following to support its claim, has raised another $24 million in D series financing, making its total haul from venture capital $59 million. The new investment was led by new investor Four R...
Rackspace has slashed the price of its cloud bandwidth and content delivery network (CDN) services by 33%. It’s also implementing tiered pricing for its OpenStack products, starting with Cloud Files, its object storage service. Most of the new pricing will kick in over the next few w...
The cloud is changing not only how businesses access applications and provide services to their customers, it’s changing the way they view their own employees, according to a recent report. With the impact of cloud computing on data access and the availability of cloud storage, job de...
Baidu, which is often called the Google of China, has apparently won the race to become the first company to deploy servers based on ARM smartphone chips in a “large-scale” production environment in its data center. It’s using a custom version of Marvell’s low-power 32-bit quad-core ...
Compuware Corporation has partnered with Hortonworks to optimize the performance of Hadoop applications on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). The integration of the Compuware application performance management (APM) solution with Hortonworks Data Platform provides complete visibility...
HP is selling webOS, the last vestige of its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm in 2010. The once promising operating system is going to LG, the giant Korean electronics firm, which means to use it in smart TVs. According to CNET, which broke the story, LG is getting the webOS source co...
Cloud computing allows US businesses to reduce their total IT costs by a significant 26 percent, according to a new study released on Wednesday. In addition, a majority 62 percent of respondents agree cloud computing has helped them boost profits. “Businesses of all sizes, from the v...
For $25,000, which gives it no say in the technology, Seagate is now a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation and a member of the Open Compute Project (OCP). It’s looking for partners to advance its storage fortunes given the data explosion and the cloud’s role in storing that...