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With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] starting next week, here's a look at one of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in New Yor...
Cloud storage start-ups don’t seem to be lacking for money. Panzura just raised $25 million in a reportedly oversubscribed D round that should take it to profitability. That makes $58 million since it got started in 2008. It’s the one that claims to have the mos...
CloudByte, the little start-up whose software-defined, software-only ElastiStor widgetry guarantees cloud service providers (CSPs) quality of service (QoS) to every application from a shared storage platform, has hired former SanDisk general manager Greg Goelz ...
"We really do things differently than anyone else in this space," declared SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby, in a Q&A published yesterday in conjunction with IBM's announcement of its definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. "We provide bare metal dedicated servers with t...
Salesforce.com, the poster child of the cloud computing era, has agreed to pay a giant $2.5 billion – at an equally giant 53% premium – for ExactTarget, the Indianapolis-based company that got started very late in 2000 intent on stuffing marketing e-mails from m...
"For organizations just getting started the move to cloud is about rapidly turning on IT infrastructure," said Nicos Vekiarides, CEO & Co-Founder of TwinStrata, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "For mature organizations where IT has started to becom...
CloudPassage, the security SaaS start-up, has gotten a big, embracing US patent on its Halo cloud infrastructure security technology. It’s patent No. 8,412,945 B2. It’s reportedly the first company to get a US patent on universal cloud infrastructure security.
With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] hurtling rapidly towards us, let's start to take a look at the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Ce...
With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] hurtling towards us, let's take a look at the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York ...
The world’s first vendor neutral marketplace for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) cloud computing is being built. This marketplace fills the current gap in the value chain by offering standardized products and by addressing the needs of providers and consumers of cloud computing reso...
VMware covered its flank Tuesday when it went into the public cloud business hoping to prevent its installed base of 500,000 strong from skipping off to the likes of Amazon or Azure – which are reaching out to the enterprise – simply because it didn’t have an Infrastructure-as-a-Servic...
Intel’s new broom has begun to sweep, meaning its new CEO Brian Krzanich, in office four days, started reorganizing the place reportedly to make the old girl more focused and spry. The one-time plant manager has taken direct control of the company’s chip design unit, its fabled Arch...
It could have been worse. HP posted its Q2 results Wednesday when the market closed and came in with earnings down 32% on an adjusted bottom line that beat Wall Street’s tempered estimates. All its geographies and all its product units punked out but the company claimed to be exe...
Adaptive Planning, which likes to stress that it’s the first and only pure Software-as-a-Service outfit in the performance management space, has taken in a $45 million D round, bringing its total funding to a nice round $100 million.
“Our cloud disaster recovery service enables VMware users to recovery data and applications seamlessly at a fraction of the cost, making disaster recovery, business continuity and compliance with recovery objectives and regulations attainable for nearly any organization,” said Nicos V...
Dell’s board has again asked billionaire Carl Icahn and his buddy Southeastern Asset Management for more information about their proposal to take over the company. Icahn asked Dell for more information after Dell posted its quarterly results last week and Dell flatly said “no.” It...
If zettabytes of data exist, why is less than 1% of the world’s data being analyzed today? Seasoned entrepreneur and startup CEO Radhika Subramanian believes that the inability to analyze and gain value from Big Data is that organizations are taking a services-centered approach. As the...
Companies around the world are moving into on-premise private cloud environments. Many connect their private cloud to their public cloud service providers. In his session at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York [June 10-13], Brian Patrick Donaghy will talk about examples of what worke...
Need to scale your data tier? The foundation of every application is the database layer, and today application architects have more choices than ever. With these choices come new questions: Which database technology is best for your application? How can your application take advantage ...
SAP, the third-largest software company in the world after Microsoft and Oracle, says it’s moving all data into main memory and all systems to the cloud. The company’s newly announced HANA Cloud Platform is going to be the foundation of its whole cloud po...
SOASTA has beefed up its CloudTest platform with the new Spring Release. Production loads of mobile and web apps can now be tested on over 750,000 cloud-based load servers worldwide simulating hundreds of thousands of users. It was already su...
The traditional databases of the 20th century were never designed to scale to meet 21st century data demands. Google alone processes about 24 petabytes of data/day. With the added complexity of heavily virtualized hardware and storage plus apps being moved in and out of private, hybrid...
Fusion-io’s two co-founders, CEO David Flynn and chief marketing officer Rick White, up and quit Wednesday sending the company’s stock into a nosedive, down better than 26% to $13.29 at noon, a record low. They are off to turn early-stage investors. Fusion board member, Shane Robin...
Cloud Computing is booming and so is Cloud Expo – now with Big Data and Software-Defined Networking as fully integrated themes. Here are the nine tracks we are serving up for you June 10–13 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center and below this brief note from me is a complete A–Z of...
The economics of business are radically changing due to the way in which software and services are being delivered thanks to cloud computing. In his upcoming session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Mike Kavis, Chief Technologist at Kavis Technology Consulting, will cover the fo...
The company said Thursday morning that the board had unanimously picked Intel COO Brian Krzanich to replace Otellini, who in a surprise move decided to step down early a few months ago apparently with the taste of failure in his mouth given the market’s rejection of the desktop and Int...
MapR Technologies, the Hadoop house, Wednesday released M7, a Big Data platform that’s supposed to remove the usual trade-offs involved in deploying a NoSQL database on Hadoop. The widgetry packages Hadoop with HBase, the open source NoSQL database modeled after Google’s BigTable...
With Cloud Expo New York (12th Cloud Expo) now under six weeks away, let's remind you in greater detail about all the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference...
Eucalyptus Systems, Amazon’s private cloud partner, was expected to announce a new 3.3 release of its open source cloud platform Monday that promises its greatest compatibility with AWS yet. Its new capabilities are also supposed to make Eucalyptus the solution for developing and...
"In June of 2013 we are shipping Eucalyptus version 3.3 and again we present features to you that other cloud platforms are only dreaming of," blogged Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos today. "We are adding three new services for scalable cloud workloads," he continued, "Auto Scaling, Elast...
Flash house Fusion-io has bought NexGen Storage, a developer of software- defined hybrid storage appliances based on Fusion ioMemory. It paid around $114 million in cash and approximately $5 million in stock. It also assumed all unvested NexGen employee equity awards. The 50-ma...
What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Which cloud model is right for your company? How can y...
An Enterprise PaaS must truly be agnostic to the underlying elastic infrastructure, and fully support open standards. So the big question is whether the Pivotal Initiative will be able to break away from its roots with EMC and VMware and the associated ties to VSphere?
Riverbed CEO and co-founder Jerry Kennelly has joined the board of the up-and-coming Nimble Storage, which has designed a hybrid storage architecture that integrates Flash and high-capacity drives and promises as much as 10x faster application performance at a reduced TCO. Nimble CEO...
Despite what the Wall Street Journal says PCs have not quite reached “typewriter-level numbers.” That being said Intel, which supplies the bulk of PC chips, still saw its first- quarter profits plunge 25% year-over-year to $2.05 billion, or 40 cents a share, down from $2.74 billi...
RW Baird & Co. is projecting $10 billion in revenue for Amazon Web Services by 2016. As Alex Williams of TechCrunch puts it, "The estimates reflect Wall Street’s growing confidence in cloud services and the need that analysts see in letting their customers know that a shift is underway...
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...
Neul, the Cambridge startup developing products and services to realise the industrial internet, announced today that it has hired Stan Boland as its new CEO.
Tony Dyson, the creator of R2-D2 moves all his hosting to Supreme Servers11 April 2013 - Tony Dyson, the creator of R2-D2 from the Star Wars franchise, and now launching a new range of eBooks for Children, has moved all of his hosting requirements to CWCS Managed Hosting's sister compa...
Told ya so. Told ya so. Told ya Ron Johnson, who designed Apple's retail stores, wouldn't make it as CEO of JC Penney's. Coming up with clever retail store designs and finding chi-chi locations is a lot different than running a 111-year-old department store chain as JC Penney's discov...