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At the OpenStack Summit this week NetApp submitted a prototype and proposal for consideration by the OpenStack Foundation Technical Committee and the unity at-large for file share service capabilities. OpenStack doesn’t have native management support for file-based storage systems so...
Sometime this quarter Intel expects to close on its just revealed intended purchase of Mashery, a seven-year-old multi-tenant SaaS start-up that manages API technology – APIs being the lingua franca of the Internet. Intel already has its own Expressway API Manager. Terms were not d...
VMware and Linux house Canonical are collaborating so users can deploy VMware widgetry such as vSphere and Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) with Canonical’s OpenStack distribution. The Canonical distribution is called the Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure and it’s supposed to be...
Explore the basics of SSD technology and its application to cloud computing. Learn about common system interfaces from Sata to PCIe, sequential and random performance, latency, Quality of Service, and RAS features for cloud data center application. In their session at the 12th Intern...
Red Hat Monday announced an Early Adopter Program for its enterprise Red Hat OpenStack widgetry and the availability of what it calls RDO, a freely available community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and their derivatives. It also ann...
Rackspace said Monday that it’s going to build and run a global cloud network for service providers like telcos. It blogged that “This cloud network will run the Rackspace public cloud – the largest OpenStack-based public cloud in the world – at global scale, creating a networked clo...
"By widening the scope of collaboration under The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community can set the bar even higher for innovation," said Peder Ulander, VP of Open Source Solutions at Citrix, as Citrix and The Linux Foundation today announced that open source community developmen...
The Hadoop framework and SSD technology augment cloud data systems ranging from analytics to on-line transaction processing (OLTP) to data warehousing. The resulting balance of processing, networking, SSD storage, and Hadoop optimization results in improving Big Data sort responsivenes...
Having decided that mobile is the place to be, Rackspace is offering developers free purpose-built mobile cloud stacks based on OpenStack to help them “design, build, test, deploy and scale mobile apps” on its cloud. The stacks are supposed to reduce complexity and save deployment ti...
Tools used by data center and cloud operations teams to manage infrastructure have zero visibility of network traffic in the public cloud or virtual network. And what you can’t see, you can’t manage or secure. A new approach is required to gain visibility to traffic in virtual networks...
Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs will be stepping down sometime later this year he told employees Thursday. Mozilla will be looking for a new chief executive and Kovacs will stay there until that person is found. He wants “something more commercial” to entertain him and will stay on the boa...
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Ronald Bradford, Founder & CEO of Effective MySQL, will cover experiences from consulting with many clients that (mis-)use AWS. Topics include managing and optimizing AWS costs, evaluating new AWS features, CLI automation for web sca...
At first blush, it sounds like a mystic’s riddle, somewhere in the vicinity of the sound of one hand clapping. But in reality, it’s a setup that makes perfect sense: Rackspace runs its OpenStack cloud in another OpenStack cloud. “We’re running our cloud inside of a cloud,” John Engate...
“Without a doubt, cloud computing is making it more difficult to track data, which further complicates analyzing data,” noted David Reoch, Senior Director of Cloud Solutions at Gigamon, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “The enterprise is at a critic...
SugarCRM is launching a turnkey Private Cloud, a dedicated SugarCRM-managed private instance of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications using Amazon for its cloud. It claims “exceptional” service levels of between 99.5% and 99.95%. It’ll be available in the US, Irela...
A few weeks ago Cisco, the king of networking, figured out a way out to control the current move to this newfangled software-defined networking (SDN) business. So it put in train an effort to create an open standards SDN consortium code-named Daylight. The non-disclosure agreement it i...
NETWAYS GmbH has just announced its partnership with C12G Labs to provide services, consulting, and private- and hybrid-cloud-services based on OpenNebula. NETWAYS has been an active promoter of OpenNebula and a collaborator of C12G Labs since 2011 when they organized the first OpenNeb...
GreenBytes, a transcontinental virtual desktop start-up with feet planted in both England and the US, has raised a $7 million C round from existing investors Generation Investment Management LLP and Battery Ventures. That makes $31.5 million altogether. The company says it will use t...
The OpenStack movement is about to release Grizzly, the seventh and latest release of the open source infrastructure cloud platform for building public, private and hybrid clouds. Among other things it was on time. The widgetry is on an every six-month release schedule. The changes ...
Gartner has been looking toward the future, and what it sees is a future in the cloud. Gartner believes that service-led solutions – software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) – will usurp more traditional sourcing methods by 2015...

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I know you have heard of patent trolls, those sham companies that are created to assert patent-infringement claims to shake down firms for money or other assets. They have been around for a long l...

Xyratex, the UK data storage house that spun out of IBM in a management buy-out 20 years ago, is now a strategic supplier to AMD, which picked the Brit’s OneStor Modular Enclosure as a building block for its Big Data and storage-intensive solutions. The Xyratex widgetry has been opti...
MuleSoft and its integration platform Wednesday got a $37 million investment led by NEA, bringing the company’s total financing to $81 million. Other investors include Salesforce.com, as well as existing backers Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Lightspeed Ventu...
Red Hat has hired Radhesh Balakrishnan out of Microsoft’s Asia-Pac region where he was responsible for the Windows Azure cloud platform business, to lead its virtualization technologies and solutions worldwide, which includes Red Hat OpenStack and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Tech...
"I came to HP cloud services because of the approach HP is taking with the cloud and how this opportunity was really a culmination of everything I've been doing in the industry," noted Margaret Dawson, former VP of Marketing at Symform, about her recent move to HP Cloud Services as VP ...
Symantec recently took a stroll down memory lane to revisit the first seeds of cloud computing that took hold more than a half-century ago. Symantec created an interactive timeline that illustrates the history of cloud computing, highlighting just how far the technology has progresse...
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has made CloudStack, which it took in as an incubator project a year ago, a Top-Level Program (TLP). That’s supposed to mean that Citrix, which donated the IaaS OpenStack rival to Apache after acquiring it from Cloud.com in 2011, doesn’t have much...
Big Switch Networks figures it’s going to touch off a revolution in open software-defined networking (SDN) when it introduces what it expects will be the industry’s first thin switching software platform, called Switch Light, later this year. The revolution is aimed at breaking the l...
The OpenNebula Project has just announced the beta release of the fourth major version of its widely deployed OpenNebula cloud management platform, a fully open-source enterprise-grade solution to build and manage virtualized data centers and enterprise clouds. The project has come a l...
Rackspace has acquired Exceptional Cloud Services in what it calls a strategic move to add to its toolset for developers deploying and managing applications in the open cloud. The deal will bring it error tracking and Redis-as-a-Service solutions that are currently used by more than ...
Rackspace and Red Hat were patting each other on the back Thursday morning after they got a patent suit against Linux thrown out on its ear by the usually plaintiff-friendly federal court in the Eastern District of Texas. Uniloc USA, a so-called non-practicing entity (NPE) or patent ...
Red Hat, the largest Linux seller, came up shy of revenue expectations Wednesday when it posted its fiscal fourth quarter ended February 28. Its shares dropped roughly 14% after-hours then stabilized around minus 4% or $49.19. Before the Thursday open it was down 5.4%. In the quarte...
Correlsense, a Massachusetts application management and IT monitoring ISV, is partnering with Red Hat around OpenShift, Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). OpenShift customers and community will get access to SharePath, the Correlsense application performance management solution....
In the hypercompetitive online gaming world a couple of milliseconds of lag can be the difference between virtual life and death, and the inability to scale up with demand can kill an entire game title. In the last two quarters, more than 60 new gaming companies have moved to SoftLayer...
Red Hat, Inc. and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. announced on Friday that they have won a federal court decision granting early dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit brought by the patent assertion entity Uniloc USA, Inc. Plaintiff Uniloc USA, Inc. is a frequent litigator, having brought pate...
“The industry has already achieved significant headway on lowering costs for cloud-based services in 2012,” said Dale Wang, Senior Product Manager at XO Communications, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “However,” Wang noted, “trust is probably an ar...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudant, the distributed database-as-a-service, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo & 3rd International Big Data Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Cloudant provides...
GPU maker Nvidia Tuesday diversified away from its traditional PC market to sell its first server product – complete with software. The new widgetry moves ultra-fast graphics-intensive tasks from pricey workstations to low-end PCs. Nvidia calls the 4U server-like widgetry the Grid ...
inovex GmnbH has just announced its partnership with C12G Labs to support the deployment and operation of OpenNebula-based enterprise cloud infrastructures, and the automation and migration of legacy systems. With OpenNebula as their software platform, inovex experts can set up cloud i...
10gen wheeled out an enterprise edition of MongoDB this week as part of a new subscription level, certified for deployment on several operating systems and making good on why the company raised $42 million last year. The widgetry includes Kerberos authentication for security, reported...