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"I'm pleased with our results, both financial and strategic," said Mark Templeton, president and CEO at Citrix, as Citrix Systems, Inc. yesterday reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. "We focused on execution to leverage new route...
“With enterprises, web application companies and service providers searching for true elastic infrastructure solutions, we are seeing increasing prospect and sales activity surrounding our Open Cloud System,” said Michael Grant, CEO of Cloudscaling. “To support that growth," he continu...
Appcelerator, who’s got a mobile development platform called Titanium 3.0, and SOASTA, who does cloud and mobile testing and has a mobile test automation solution called TouchTest, have integrated their widgetry to make things easier for developers. It’s said to be the first inte...
Virtualization maven VMware, EMC’s prized possession, has hit a nasty pothole and plans to regroup. It’s going to cut roughly 7% of its workforce or 900 people on the expectation that its revenues are going to drop because corporate customers and federal accounts, it bread and butte...
"Cloud computing’s not a panacea and it’s not the ideal solution for every business situation," wrote Oracle SVP Bob Evans recently in Forbes, "but at the same time, it’s no longer some nebulous (pardon me) theory whose risk is high and whose potential benefits are impossible to quanti...
"We have seen radical shifts in compute and networking infrastructure in the past few years away from monolithic, hardware-focused architectures to software-defined scale-out resources that are managed and controlled entirely through software," said CEO Kevin Brown as Coraid, a leading...
Dale Fuller, described by Wikipedia as “one of Silicon Valley’s first-generation software executives, entrepreneurs and developers,” has stepped down as president and CEO of MokaFive, the desktop virtualization provider. He is being replaced by Dave Robbins, the former chairman and C...
Symform, the distributed cloud backup service, has a new CEO. The recent incumbent, Matthew Schiltz, is, as they say, “pursuing new opportunities,” replaced by the company’s original backer Mark Ashida, former managing director of OVP Venture Partners and a Symform board member. Th...
As soon as Apple’s fiscal first-quarter numbers hit Wall Street Wednesday, its stock dropped. Thirty minutes into the after-hours conference call it was down 8% to under $475 after losing 30% of its value since it hit a $705 all-time high in September and was roundly cheered as t...
Adaptive Computing, which just got a dozen new cloud patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office, figures it’s got one of the largest private cloud patent portfolios around. It also says it’s seeing rapid cloud growth due to its product ınnovation, up 244% last year.
Tapping no successor yet, Jack Ma, 48, said Tuesday he would be resigning as CEO of Alibaba on May 10 because he is no longer young enough for the Internet business. “The Internet belongs to young people,” he said. “This year, most of the Alibaba leaders who were born in the 1960s wi...
HP has gotten what the Wall Street Journal calls “expressions of interest” from possible suitors for its problematic Autonomy unit, which HP has accused of cooking the books to gull it into paying over $11 billion for the UK software business in 2011. Others reportedly have their...
Depending on who you listen to, Dell, once the world’s largest PC vendor fallen on hard times, could have a deal to go private through a leveraged management buy-out in place in the next six weeks (The Wall Street Journal) or in the next week or two (CNBC). On the other hand, Ton...
JFrog (www.jfrog.com), the company that's revolutionizing the way software is built, announced today the availability of Bintray, the industry's first social platform for storage and distribution of software libraries. Bintray is the new way for developers to publish, download and shar...
Another year, another dollar… or something like that. It’s time for an update on the 6 things I think I think for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) in the coming year! 1. Hybrid Cloud Computing 2012 Perspective: Hybridization WAS key in 2011 and I’m doubling down in 2012. If you’v...
Oracle Tuesday came in with slightly better-than-expected results in its second fiscal quarter ended November 30. Revenues were up 3% to $9.1 billion, ahead of Wall Street’s consensus of $9.03 billion. Oracle’s own guidance had estimated an increase of zero to 4%. It cleared n...
Dell may not have much of mobile profile but it said late Tuesday that it’s gonna buy Texas-based Credent Technologies, the 11-year-old purveyor of data protection solutions to control, manage and secure data sent from mobile end-points to servers, storage and the cloud. Dell did...
What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the year ahead.
The Akamai Board of Directors announced Monday that Dr. Tom Leighton will succeed Paul Sagan as CEO of Akamai effective January 1, 2013. Sagan announced earlier this year that he intended to step down as chief executive by the end of 2013. Leighton and Sagan will remain Akamai director...
HP’s ousted CEO Leo Apotheker, who’s taken the heat for the company’s disastrous Autonomy acquisition, ain’t gonna take the fall alone. He told Bloomberg Friday that Ray Lane, HP’s non-executive chairman, a partner at Kleiner Perkins and an ex-Oracle president, shares the blame a...
“This year we’ve seen enterprises turn increasingly to Dell Services to help modernize and adapt their IT environments to manage the growing challenges and opportunities presented by these disruptive forces," said Suresh Vaswani, president, Dell Services, as Dell's CEO Michael Dell use...
After a six-month search, CA Technologies, one of the biggest American software companies, has hired Michael Gregoire, the former CEO of Taleo, the cloud-based talent management ISV that Oracle bought in April for $1.9 million, to replace its retiring CEO Bill McCracken next year. ...
"Everyone cares about health in a deeply personal way," blogged former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz on Tuesday as he alerted the world to the existence of his new website, PictureofHealth.com.
Dave DeWalt, who sold McAfee to Intel for $7.7 billion last year, more than Intel has ever paid for an acquisition, has been named CEO of the fast-growing security start-up FireEye, which he figures to take public next year while he focuses on growth over profitability. FireEye lets ...
JFrog (www.jfrog.com), the creator of Artifactory Binary Repository, announced today it has been selected as a winner of Red Herring's Top 100 Global award, a prestigious list recognizing the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, celebrating startups' innovati...
After being denied asylum in Guatemala, where he fled to escape Belize police seeking to question him about a murder, John McAfee, 67, the eccentric founder of the antivirus firm named after him, was rushed by ambulance to a hospital Thursday from the immigration detention center where...
BYOD was arguably the biggest buzz word of 2012 and is now an unstoppable, user-driven wave which will continue to make a major impact on the IT world in 2013 and beyond. Smartphones, tablets and laptops all come under this category, as well as desktop PCs used remotely from home. BYO...
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Cloud, a leading DevOps optimization company, today announced the appointment of cloud computing and enterprise software executive Steve Brodie as the company's CEO, effective immediately.
While the adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise offers all sorts of benefits, too many organizations are forgetting about risks. Yes, the benefits of cloud computing are very real. I’m certainly not a cloud denier (and they, like Flat Earthers, do still exist), but one costly...
Intel CEO and president Paul Otellini, 62, has apparently tired of beating back the dragons that periodically threaten to devour the company and has decided to retire early. Intel CEOs have all previously stepped down when they were 65, when retirement is mandatory, with their design...
Intel CEO Paul Otellini told his board last Wednesday that he wanted to wrap up his tenure in May according to the Wall Street Journal. That gave the company four days by SEC rules to announce his decision to go despite the fact he has no heir apparent. The paper said “one high...
Dell on Friday announced the acquisition of Gale Technologies, a provider of infrastructure automation software that allows organizations to streamline the deployment of on-premise and hybrid clouds for self-service access to infrastructure. Dell also announced the formation of its Ent...
“We'll continue to see the long tail of legacy technology in use for years,” observed Brian Patrick Donaghy, CEO of Appcore, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. Donaghy continued, “New applications are being written today that are much more efficient, ...
In an utterly surprise move Monday, Steven Sinofsky, the guy in charge of Windows, left the company a few weeks after the Windows 8 and Surface tablet launch. His job will be split between Julie Larson-Green, who will run Windows software and hardware engineering, and CFO Tami Re...
“I’m not expecting consolidation in the infrastructure space, except for acquisitions that have to hire strong engineering teams,” noted Renat Khasanshyn, CEO of Altoros Systems and Venture Partner at Runa Capital, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. ...
Both OpenStack.org and the OpenStack ecosystem intend to go into orbit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley today, November 5th. Jonathan Bryce, the Executive Director of the newly-formed OpenStack Foundation, and who has spent his entire career building the cloud, is to give the opening keyno...
What does Cisco's Cloud CTO have in common with the CTOs of Rackspace, Progress Software, Eucalyptus Systems, SOA Software, and the Cloud CTO of Symantec, as well as the CEOs of Nebula, Cordys, Adaptive Computing, and Virtustream, and the Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation...
“In some segments, the price of cloud computing will go up as providers offer higher-end solutions designed to cater to complex enterprise requirements,” observed John A. De Goes, CEO & Founder of Precog, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “However,” ...
Four companies moving to SaaS, four different challenges, four different markets and four different solutions. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Jan Aleman, CEO of Servoy, will provide four separate, real case studies detailing how these SaaS companies met the chal...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in two weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo - let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for t...