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Straight from our experts at VMware, follow these technical tips to learn what you need to know to get started with VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. From choosing the right service offering to migrating your workloads and administering resources, reference these tips as you extend your da...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DreamHost, a global leader in Web hosting and cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. DreamHost is a global Web ho...
“We’ve embraced every version of VMware vCloud Connector released by VMware,” commented Dante Orsini, iland’s SVP of Business Development as Iland announced it’s leveraging VMware vCloud Connector Advanced Edition. Customers will be able to securely connect their VMware environments to...
Three-year-old DataStax, born to commercialize Cassandra, the cloud-oriented, open source NoSQL Big Data database initially developed by Facebook for its own search purposes, and now considering an IPO, has raised a $45 million D round led by Scale Venture Partners. The new money bri...
Ben Golub, the former CEO of Gluster, the storage venture gone to Red Hat for $136 million, is now CEO of another promising venture-backed open source start-up, two-year-old dotCloud. DotCloud first came to market toting a multi-language Platform-as-a-Service that proved revenue-pro...
Technology sure does make strange bedfellows. The federal government’s newest cloud service provider is one that may elicit surprise. It’s the same agency that oversees farm policy and food safety – the US Department of Agriculture. The USDA has been certified to provide Infrastruc...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
The OpenNebula Project has just announced the beta release of OpenNebula 4.2, the first update of the fourth series of its widely deployed OpenNebula cloud management platform, a fully open-source solution for data center management and enterprise cloud computing. With a sysadmin-centr...
VMware has sold off its partially open source Zimbra messaging and collaboration assets to Telligent, which means to merge with Zimbra to form a new software company offering what it called “the first unified social collaboration suite built for the post-PC era.” Terms were not disclos...
Folks at MapR Technologies have made MapR M7, their Big Data platform for NoSQL and Apache Hadoop applications, available at Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR). M7 is supposed to offer ease of use, dependability and greater performance for NoSQL and Hadoop. Amazon EMR is said to make i...
Paris-based open source cloud computing company eNovance, the world’s seventh-largest contributor to the OpenStack initiative, has gotten a $7.78 million investment from Entrepreneur Venture, BNP Paribas, Oséo and its long-time backer Odyssée Venture. The money is earmarked to suppor...
A new study has found that IT complexity already existing within an organization is one barrier to implementing a cloud system. NTT Europe recently completed a study that found 56 percent of CIOs and senior IT leaders see complexity of their own Information and Communications Technolo...
“We are a very unique product, being a Distributed Database as a service, kind of meeting in between Big Data, NoSQL and mobile,” explained Sam Bisbee, Director of Technical BD at Cloudant, stated, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 12th ...
Red Hat has raided VMware, which it sees as its biggest rival, and carried off Scott Munson, VMware’s director of global strategic alliances responsible for developing and executing a strategic and technical alliance collaboration model that leveraged key partner strengths and initiati...
Few things in this world are guaranteed, but when it comes to the health of a small business, guaranteeing you're backed up in the event of a disaster is of the utmost importance. There are so many ways that cloud computing can streamline a business, yet one real advantage often goes...
"The whole method behind Solar VPS is to have fun with cloud hosting. We've build a system around our offering called the Solar System and that's our pane of glass that allows our customers to interface with everything that they do with us," explained Ross Brouse, COO of Solar VPS, in ...
Foxconn wants to hire 3,000 people to support the development of new devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and TVs based on Mozilla’s Firefox operating system. That’s three times the 500-1,000 engineers it initially said it wanted to develop HTML5 and cloud applications fo...
AppScale Systems, a newly surfaced start-up that has its own AppScale Cloud Platform, an open source runtime system for web applications and mobile application back-ends, just introduced its first commercial product, ScaleSafe, which automates failover and migration of cloud apps and d...
That’s some serious savings, even in a state where just about everything seems to cost just a bit more. A recent study has found that moving common software applications used by 86 million U.S. workers to the cloud could save enough energy annually to power Los Angeles for a year. Th...
DataTorrent, which just launched Hadoop’s first real-time stream processing platform, has gotten an $8 million A round to push the widgetry. It lets companies analyze, monitor and act on data instantaneously, executing tens of millions of data items a second. The funding was led by...
Kaminario, a flash storage start-up backed by $75 million in VC funding, is guaranteeing that overall performance degradation will never exceed 25% should the user experience system failure. What that means in English is the widgetry will still be able to deliver data at 75% of its us...
Microsoft and Engine Yard, the Platform-as-a-Service, announced a strategic alliance Wednesday to deliver a commercial-grade open source-based platform on top of Windows Azure’s on-demand infrastructure. Engine Yard Cloud will be available in the Azure Marketplace beginning July 31. ...
Teradata Wednesday unveiled the Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop, which it touted as offering “the most open, flexible and comprehensive options” to deploy and manage Apache Hadoop. The widgetry offers customers flexible new Hadoop-based product platforms, software, consulting services,...
2013 is turning into a big year for Big Data. Colorfully described by one commentator recently as being "like Moneyball for geeks", Big Data is - quite literally - the Next Big Thing. The big data analytics marketplace is truly heating up in terms of interest, activity, technology and ...
Cloud computing is the game changer for the life sciences industry, according to an article on PharmaBiz.com. Globally, pharma majors are deploying cloud technology because it provides data security, compliance and transparency, according to Vikram Anand, associate vice president, clo...
The personal cloud will be the main catalyst in bringing services otherwise unavailable to developing nations. While businesses have been deploying cloud technology for some time, it's only recently that personal cloud services have emerged. The rise of the personal cloud means conten...
Over the weekend Barron’s put out a piece touting AMD’s chances of taking share in the mainstream server market that belongs to Intel with its SeaMicro microserver acquisition, a development that would tickle its tiny stock price, if it ever happened. But even the thought of it, althou...
Red Hat made its power play Wednesday. One it’s been itching to make for a couple of years. One that it hopes will ultimately jam a stick through the spokes of VMware’s front wheel. And to make sure that happens it’ll be telling everybody who’ll listen that its widgetry is a third the ...
Metacloud plays hardball. It has no patience with pilots or proofs-of-concept. It’ll only do production Infrastructure-as-a-Service installations, which is kind of uppity for a start-up that only hit the radar last October – even if it did come out of the closet with an unidentified ...
One of the cloud’s biggest draws is the capability to virtualize computing resources, allowing it to be consumed with the click of a mouse. But behind that simple click is an enormous infrastructure challenge that has recently been cited as a major cause for slower enterprise adoption....
In the old world of IT, if you didn't have hardware capacity or the budget to buy more, your project was dead in the water. Budget constraints can leave some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations on the cutting room floor. It’s a true dilemma for developers and inno...
Our more interconnected planet is accelerating the adoption and convergence of next-generation architectures, in the form of cloud, mobile and instrumented physical assets. Organizations that can effectively balance optimization and innovation, will be in a position to leverage new sys...
Calling it a full-fledged tree-hugger may be a slight overstatement, but cloud computing is being viewed as an eco-friendly service that reduces the number of machines and the carbon footprint of enterprises. Thanks to virtualization and server utilization rates of around 60-70 percen...
It is common to see providers deploy cloud instances using automation, but what happens when these same principles are applied to the provisioning of the infrastructure? In his General Session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Jean-Sebastien Bruneau, Cloud Architect at OVH.com, w...
Hadoop is delivering on its promise to provide Big Data analytics for enterprises at a fraction of the cost of proprietary MPP systems. The combination of industry-standard hardware and open source software is the key combination behind this success. In his session at the 12th Intern...
Last week the OpenNebula project launched a survey to collect feedback from their community regarding what is their preferred interface for cloud consumers and how they should invest their resources in cloud API enhancement and development. The survey was open for two days receiving fe...
OpenStack is quickly becoming the de facto standard for Open Cloud platforms. What makes OpenStack the future of Cloud Computing and how can someone get started learning this new technology? In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Ken Hui, an Open Cloud Architect at Rack...
In their session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Chris Swenson, Director, Platform Operations at WebMD Health Services, and Ilya Musayev, a CloudStack Contributor at The Apache Software Foundation, will explain how the most common enterprise setups of bare metal and some virtuali...
Google Apps Script is a cloud based JavaScript environment which allows you to write powerful applications and workflows around Google Apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Sheets and more. The development is entirely within a browser and it's free and easy to get started. At this session, ...
The Open Group is planning a tweet jam around what it calls Platform 3.0 issues -- big data, cloud computing, the consumerization of IT and other current trends. Over recent years a number of technologies -- cloud, mobile, big data, social -- have emerged and converged to disrupt the ...