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"Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services,” said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, as Microsoft Corporation and ...
In previous blog we introduced ‘Private PaaS‘ as a major segment that will drive overall Enterprise Cloud adoption. We touched on how Appscale enables a ‘Google in a Box’ for the PaaS segment, along with others like Apprenda and Cloudbees. Openstack for the...
Welcome to another of our series of “VMware or Microsoft?” articles. Yesterday I watched general session keynote coming out of VMworld, and thought I’d jot down and share some notes about what was announced, and perhaps how what was announced compares to products or capabilities in Mi...
There is only one world-class Cloud event on earth, and that is Cloud Expo® – which in November returns to Silicon Valley for 13th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 4–7, 2013. According to a recent survey the TechAmerica Foundation, high-volume Big Data Analy...
According to current analysis by Frost & Sullivan analysis, only five percent of households across Africa have access to the Internet. This staggering (if accurate) statistic emerged at a Frost & Sullivan Growth Innovation Leadership event (GIL 2013: Africa) which recently took pla...
“Our proven technology is displacing legacy boxes that were designed for yesterday’s storage needs across a wide range of industries. What they have in common is breakneck growth of storage needs that were poorly addressed by old-fashioned products from EMC and others," said John Morri...
It's that time of year again. Time for the industry's most influential infrastructure gathering, VMworld. And, as has become an annual occurrence, I jot down some pre-show thoughts about the event (
"This round of funding will accelerate our current expansion around the globe," said SOASTA CEO Tom Lounibos this morning, as he announced the closure of $30 million in a so-called "growth-stage investment" to help SOASTA extend its leadership position in the rapidly evolving and high-...
Joining Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan in the SYS-CON.TV Times Sq. studio on the eve of 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York are: Bruce E. Otte - Director, IBM Platform and Workload Services at IBM; Lisa Larson - Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions at Rackspace; Gr...
“Due to the continued solid performance associated with Actuate’s BIRT and BIRT iHub business, as well as management’s confidence in the future of this business, we believe executing on this more substantial share repurchase program reflects our commitment to delivering value to our sh...
Gary Kovacs, who said in April he was stepping down as CEO of Mozilla to find something “more commercial,” has turned up as CEO of publicly held Internet and mobile security software house AVG Technologies NV, based in Amsterdam and San Francisco. AVG has upwards of 150 million...
"We are a fast-firing, hard-charging, startup of professionals who are passionate about building clouds using OpenStack," wrote Cloudscaling founder and CTO Randy Bias today as he announced that he and the company's Board of Directors, having decided that a change in leadership is need...
What are the remaining barriers perhaps still preventing some companies from moving some of their on-premise computing to the Cloud, in whole or part? What specific Cloud implementations can we be most proud of, to date? In this CEO Power Panel at 12th Cloud Expo, moderated by Cloud Ex...
After joining with Southeastern Asset Management in signing an open letter to Dell’s special board committee – which is wrestling with Michael Dell’s offer to pay $13.75 a share, 10 cents more a share, to change how the stockholders vote on his leverage buy-out offer is counted – telli...
XirSys, a California-based tech company recently launched by the founders of Influxis, officially announced today that it is now providing cloud accounts for developers interested in testing the BETA services for their WebRTC hosting platform. WebRTC is being touted as the leading dis...
Dell CEO Michael Dell told the Wall Street Journal in an e-mail exchange over the weekend that he intends to stay with the company if his multibillion-dollar offer to buy the joint and take it private isn’t approved by the stockholders. He also said that he won’t support Carl I...
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...
Intel wants to re-architect the data center to rapidly deliver new services efficiently and at scale through the cloud in an age of massively growing network connections and scads of real-time unstructured data, not to mention its need to ensure its own continued relevance and growth. ...
Juniper Networks’ CEO Kevin Johnson, recruited from Microsoft in 2008, is supposed to step down once the company finds a replacement. The move surprised the market, which concluded it was unplanned and comes before any real money was made Juniper’s board has formed a se...
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...
Jim Hagemann Snabe, whose contract was supposed to run through 2017, has apparently tired of his half of SAP’s CEO job and will be stepping down next May leaving the post solely to Bill McDermott, a 51-year-old American. The plan then is for the 47-year-old Dane, who’s been responsib...
UK security company Octavian has developed the industry's first onsite manned security app for smartphones and tablets, to increase its security offer to clients. Available exclusively to clients of Octavian Security, the new app will enable clients to access all security informatio...
The tweet from @sweetlew, a.k.a. New Relic CEO Lewis Cirne looked ordinary enough: Very excited to have @plscurrie join the @newrelic board! http://t.co/KEWab00wYY — Lew Cirne (@sweetlew) July 18, 2013 But Cirne's tweet sent a signal across Silicon Valley that his compan...
IT automation house Puppet Labs has bought fellow traveler Cloudsmith and the two concerns are reportedly already functioning as single company. It’s the first time Puppet has swallowed a whole company even if Cloudsmith and its seven people are more like just a...
With 72 hours to go before shareholders vote on Dell’s fate Thursday, T. Rowe Price, whose mutual fund controls a little over 4% of the stock, reiterated its intention to vote against the $24.4 billion privatization plan claiming it undervalues the company. It didn’t say it would v...
Microsoft is reorganizing, a business it’s likely to be at for at least the next year before it or anyone else knows if it’s working although the scheme has immediately garnered a Doubting Thomas or two dubious that the restructuring will help Microsoft create more popular, saleable pr...
"Cities play a vital role in our lives - both now and in the future. Microsoft's CityNext initiative puts people first and builds on this new era of collaborative technology to engage citizens, business and government leaders in new ways," said Laura Ipsen, corporate vice president of ...
No sooner had Michael Dell and Silver Lake gotten the go-ahead for their takeover scheme from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Monday than Glass Lewis and Egan-Jones, the two other important if not quite as influential proxy advisors, fell into line behind ISS and advised Dell ...
Michael Dell’s scheme to take the company he started in his dorm room 30 years ago private for $13.65 a share got backing Monday from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the biggest of the shareholder advisory firms. The news, which represents a sudden about-face for ISS compar...
Tod Nielsen, whose name is probably more recognized because of his dozen years at Microsoft than his recent turns at VMware, Borland or Oracle, is now CEO of Heroku, the cloud application development platform that’s part of saleforce.com thanks to its $212 million acquisition in 2010. ...
Citrix founder Ed Iacobucci died at home in his own bed Friday after a 16-month fight with pancreatic cancer, the same thing that killed Steve Jobs. He was 59. Friends said his last few weeks were difficult. He didn’t deserve that. He was much too nice. He had led the design team...
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 ...
Larry Ellison is paying for dissing the cloud gods. He missed his numbers for the second time in a row in his fiscal fourth quarter ended in May, historically Oracle’s strongest quarter, raising questions about Oracle being able to adapt and compete in the new cloud world.
Last Friday calm seemed to be descending on Round Rock, Texas. Reports were circulating that activist shareholder Carl Icahn was losing the stomach for scuttling the Michael Dell-Silver Lake Management plan to buy the company for $24.4 billion and take it private.
“The cloud opportunity is helping C-suite leaders reshape customer experience," said Paul Papas, Global Leader Smarter Commerce, IBM Global Business Services, as IBM today unveiled an extensive array of cloud solutions designed for the C-suite. “As part of IBM's digital front office...
n the cloud doesn't matter whether you are running on an Open Source platform or not - it is NOT free because you pay for the service. And for long Open Source project have been funded through the services premiums that you pay. I would argue that Open Source vendors have mastered the ...
Twilio (http://www.twilio.com), the cloud communications company, has announced the completion of a $70 million Series D round of funding. New investors include Redpoint Ventures, who led the round with existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). The...
Amelia Vargo More and more people are choosing to live in HMOs. Whether this is due to the ‘bedroom tax’ or simply because of convenience or affordability, there is definitely an increase in demand for this type of property. Rental yields tend to be much more impressive on HMO propert...
Dr. Radoslav Danilak, CEO and co-founder of Skyera Inc., will present on next-generation flash memory technologies to attendees of Cloud Expo New York, June 10-13 at the Javits Center in New York City. Skyera will also show its 44-terabyte skyHawk, a complete enterprise solid-state sto...
Coraid, a provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, will be speaking at Cloud Expo on the use of software-defined storage to build large, scalable cloud architectures. Cloud Expo, now in its fifth year, is an annual conference dedicated to senior technologists that focuses on h...