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Oracle CEO Hurd Stays Ellison's Course
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Oracle flexes its muscle with a wave of SaaS releases and high-profile customer interviews. But is it leading or following in the cloud?
Atlantic.Net Challenges Amazon With Cheap Cloud Server
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
For 99 cents per month, the cloud service courts startups and developers with virtual servers that offer fast spinup, low cost, and 100% uptime.
15 Surprising Facts About Indian Outsourcers
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Thinking of outsourcing with Infosys, Wipro, or Tata? Here are some points worth knowing about the IT services heavyweights.
7 Cool Products At Interop New York
Slideshows  |  9/27/2014  | 
Interop New York spotlights innovative products covering SDN, BYOD, PaaS, data center management, and more. Take a look.
Amazon Reboots Cloud Servers, Xen Bug Blamed
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
Amazon tells customers it has to patch and reboot 10% of its EC2 cloud servers before Oct. 1.
Make Internet-Ready Products, Or Else
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
Internet of Things pioneers say the fourth industrial revolution looms -- like it or not.
OpenStack Can Be 'Rosetta Stone' Of Cloud
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
Nebula chief strategy officer Chris Kemp explains OpenStack's ambitions to be the universal translator between public and private cloud systems.
One Big Idea For Data Center Storage
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
A single, global file management system turns data center-centric thinking inside out. It grants ease of access around the world but keeps control centralized.
Private Clouds Come Down To Earth
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
Intrigued by the concept of a converged infrastructure but worry you lack the expertise to DIY? Dell, HP, IBM, VMware, and other vendors want to help.
Open Data Center Alliance Pushes TOSCA
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
Cloud standards group ODCA pushes TOSCA standard for workload mobility across cloud service providers. Where is Amazon?
Local Governments Embrace Cloud: 5 Benefits
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
The federal government is aggressively promoting cloud computing, and the trend is trickling down to city and county agencies like Mecklenburg County, N.C.
CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership.
5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Slideshows  |  9/22/2014  | 
Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
Choosing A UC Vendor: 5 Tips
News  |  9/20/2014  | 
Choosing the right UC system can be confusing and expensive. KelCor analyst and Interop speaker Brent Kelly offers five tips to help you save money and stay in control.
Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Red Hat reports 19% increase in revenue, subscriptions, and earnings per share in Q2.
VMware Keeps VMworld Promises With Product Upgrades
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
VMware made a series of end-user computing enhancements and NSX software-defined networking upgrades.
VMware's Former CTO Herrod On IT's Future
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Steve Herrod explains how his technologist's vision and experience help him pick investments for venture capitalist firm General Catalyst Partners.
Rackspace Not For Sale, Rejoins Cloud Battle
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Rackspace, after posting a strong second quarter, says it's not for sale and it will push its 'managed cloud' offering with renewed vigor.
WaveMaker PaaS Bets On Docker
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
WaveMaker Enterprise platform now offers Docker deployment option, along with Studio rapid app development toolkit.
Docker Gets $40 Million: Full Steam Ahead
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Docker will use its third round of funding to double staff, including engineers and a direct sales force pointed at enterprise buyers. The company's enterprise data center momentum keeps growing.
Beware Cloud Companies Bearing Self-Service Plans
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
There's such a thing as too much convenience. Cloud service providers should take a lesson from the banking industry.
Personalized Medicine Rests On Cloud At H.D. Smith
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
As-a-service infrastructure, apps enable healthcare distributor to focus more on core business innovations, says H.D. Smith CIO David Guzman.
What HP Gains In Eucalyptus Cloud Deal
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
HP signs letter of intent to buy Eucalyptus, names CEO Marten Mickos head of its cloud unit. More open-source company acquisitions expected as HP builds out cloud offerings, analyst says.
Former Red Hat CTO Joins Google
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Brian Stevens abruptly leaves Red Hat, shows up at the Googleplex as VP of product management for its cloud platforms unit.
EMC: VMware Not For Sale
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Contrary to a New York Post report and an investor's pressure, EMC says it's not considering selling off its VMware virtualization subsidiary.
Red Hat Satellite Brings System Management To Cloud
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Red Hat Satellite 6, the latest version of its Enterprise Linux system management, now works across data centers and clouds.
Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
Amazon On-Demand Vs. Reserved Instances: Cost Comparison
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Critics think on-demand might actually be a better deal than Reserved Instances, but Cloudability study shows otherwise.
VMware Cozies Up To Chef
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
VMware integrates the open source configuration engine Chef, a favorite of DevOps teams, into its vCloud Air cloud service. Here's what it means for hybrid cloud operations.
Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Delve, a new Office 365 product, will know which content is important to you before you do.
Microsoft Enables Fast Migration Into Azure
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Microsoft's Migration Accelerator makes it easier for VMware and Amazon Web Services customers to move workloads into Azure.
VMware Project Fargo: Faster VM Creation
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
VMware's Project Fargo uses "forking" to accelerate virtual machine startup, while a second initiative known as Project Meteor combines the technology with CloudVolumes' application layering.
Your Next Cloud Move
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Our 2014 State of Cloud Survey shows IT has realized the easy gains from SaaS. Now it's time to dig into PaaS, containers, performance, and more.
DigitalOcean Adds Docker-Optimized Hosts
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
DigitalOcean partners with CoreOS to host servers geared to run Docker containers.
VMware: We'll Solve End User Device Management Mess
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
VMware Workspace Suite will combine PC, laptop and mobile device management via virtualized workspaces. VMware's AirWatch acquisition plays a big role.
How To Spot An Obsolete Communications Strategy
Commentary  |  9/3/2014  | 
Consider these topologies and approaches to lower costs, improve productivity, and drive new business.
Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
4 Startups To Watch At Interop
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Interop New York's Startup Hot Seat lets you ask startup leaders about intriguing new products, from cloud services to network automation tools. Take a sneak peek at the lineup.
Software Licensing: Move From Defense To Offense
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Avoiding audits and vendor fines isn't enough. Take control of licensing to exact deeper software discounts and match purchasing to actual employee needs.
Cloud Won't Cure Licensing Woes
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Think options in the cloud will solve licensing woes? Not so fast.
5 Signs You'll Face A Software Audit
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
When vendors spot these red flags, they may use them as reasons to run a licensing audit.
US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match
Slideshows  |  8/30/2014  | 
The US Open upgrades its tech for 2014 with new data sets, improved analytics, and immersive mobile apps backed by IBM predictive cloud infrastructure.
Red Hat Counters VMware With OpenStack Software Appliance
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
Red Hat offers test drive appliance to gain OpenStack users, enhances its production version, moves to manage Amazon, Microsoft workloads.
HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Crank Up Power
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
HP tries to grow its lead in server market with ProLiant Gen9 servers that offer more computing power and lower costs.
VMware: VMs And Containers Better Together
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
VMware takes pains to say that Linux containers will complement, not replace, virtual machines.
Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
VMware COO Clarifies Focus
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
In an interview, COO Carl Eschenbach explains how VMware plans to outstrip the competition and why it's offering OpenStack.
GE Powers Internet Of Agriculture
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
GE helps grain-equipment company TempuTech put sensors, big-data analysis, and cloud-based reporting to work with an Internet of Things service.
Why VMware Is Embracing OpenStack
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
VMware is going to unusual lengths to work with open source cloud technology at the same time that it's trying to establish its own hybrid cloud service. What's going on?
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