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SAP Seals Altiscale Deal

SAP Seals Altiscale Deal

SAP completed it acquisition of big data analytics startup Altiscale Inc. this week, saying it would fold ...

Datadog Extends App Monitoring Tool

Datadog Extends App Monitoring Tool

As more enterprise data, applications and other workloads shift to the cloud, vendors of cloud monitoring services ...

Targeting AWS, Oracle Adds Cloud Analytics

Targeting AWS, Oracle Adds Cloud Analytics

As it challenges public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out a cloud-based analytics ...

Why Disaster Recovery Isn’t Resilience

Why Disaster Recovery Isn’t Resilience

From ransomware to server failures to user errors, the online threat environment is increasingly complex. Outages aren’t ...

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September 29, 2016(0)
SAP completed it acquisition of big data analytics startup Altiscale Inc. this week, saying it would fold Altiscale's data cloud and Hadoop services into its existing SAP HANA cloud and emerging analytics efforts. Reports that SAP (NYSE: SAP) was pursuing Altiscale, based in Palo Alto, Calif., began surfacing in August. SAP did not disclose details of the acquisition, but ... Full article
September 27, 2016(0)
IBM’s aggressive push into the data analytics market continued today with the announcement of Project DataWorks, a Watson initiative that IBM said is the first cloud-based data and analytics platform to integrate all types of data and enable AI-powered decision-making. Project DataWorks is designed to make it simple for business managers and data professionals to collect, organize, govern, secure ... Full article
September 23, 2016(0)
As more enterprise data, applications and other workloads shift to the cloud, vendors of cloud monitoring services are expanding their offerings to help DevOps teams troubleshoot issues related to distributed applications running on hybrid clouds, application containers and other micro-services. The latest comes from Datadog, a provider of monitoring services for cloud applications. The New York-based vendor released a ... Full article
September 21, 2016(0)
As it challenges public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out a cloud-based analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure. Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: AMZN) with an upgraded ... Full article
September 15, 2016(0)
While global server shipments remained roughly flat during the second quarter, cloud services are expected to billow this year on the strength of growing infrastructure and application software services. Market tracker Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) forecast this week that public cloud services would grow 17.2 percent this year to more than $208 billion. Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service offerings lead the way ... Full article
September 14, 2016(0)
Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. continues to invest in enterprise infrastructure developers, leading an early funding round and forming a partnership with bare metal server automation startup Packet. The partners announced a $9.4 million Series A funding round on Wednesday (Sept. 14) along with a strategic partnership that will bring Packet's bare metal cloud services aimed at developers to the ... Full article
September 12, 2016(0)
As more vendors unveil their enterprise-grade distributions of OpenStack Mitaka released in the spring, developers are already preparing the launch of the new OpenStack upgrade dubbed Newton. Several vendors including Red Hat and OpenStack cofounder Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) have released cloud distributions based on Mitaka. Rackspace said Monday (Sept. 12) its private cloud based on the latest release is ... Full article
September 7, 2016(0)
If bigger is better, the new IT behemoth Dell Technologies Inc. that combines the holdings of Dell and storage leader EMC Corp. fits the bill with the completion a $60 billion merger of cloud, storage, virtualization and hardware components that will seek to be all things to all enterprise IT customers. "We think scale matters," Michael Dell asserted Wednesday ... Full article
September 1, 2016(0)
An estimated 41 percent of enterprise workloads are currently running in public and private clouds, a total that is expected to rise to 60 percent over the next two years as enterprise embrace hybrid cloud infrastructure for emerging applications such as analytics and distributed business applications. In a survey of cloud deployment models released Thursday (Sept. 1) by 451 ... Full article
August 17, 2016(0)
In an attempt to keep pace with its cloud rivals, Google has acquired a cloud enterprise services startup and its platform for buying and selling enterprise software in the cloud. Orbitera's platform helps independent software vendors and systems integrators distribute services on the cloud. At the time the acquisition was announced, the Los Angeles-based startup listed itself as a ... Full article
August 11, 2016(0)
A Google-backed startup emerging from stealth mode this week is pitching a concept called the "real world web," a cloud-based platform designed to capitalize on emerging virtual reality technology to deliver "mixed reality." Big league ballparks are among the early adopters. Xperiel emerged Thursday (Aug. 11) to announce a $7 million initial funding round that includes several Google (NASDAQ: ... Full article
August 5, 2016(0)
Among the array of sensors being incorporated in Internet of Things architectures are fleets of drones being used to deliver cloud-based data such as hyper-local weather reports. The Weather Company, a cloud-based weather data platform acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM) last October, said this week it would work with AirMap, a provider of "airspace management services" for unmanned aircraft ... Full article
August 2, 2016(0)
Growing deployment of distributed applications on scale-out and cloud databases has, vendors claim, fueled the need to protect critical application data, resulting in data governance standards that mandate backup and recovery capabilities as part of the application stack. Those requirements prompted database recovery software specialist Data IO to forge a partnership with public cloud giant Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ:AMZN) ... Full article
July 21, 2016(0)
So-called "cloud first" strategies are expected to propel IT spending over the next five years as more enterprises transform themselves into digital businesses, a new forecast predicts. In a cloud spending survey released Thursday (July 21), market watcher Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) estimated that the cloud transition underway for several years would influence more than $1 trillion in IT ... Full article
July 15, 2016(0)
Weather and the cloud go together. Take AccuWeather, the State College, PA-based consumer and commercial weather services provider. Demand for weather forecast information from media outlets, from business customers and, most of all, from the public fluctuates widely (though on average it’s increasing by tens of thousands of data requests per day). If a storm is bearing down on ... Full article
July 13, 2016(0)
AT&T (NYSE: T) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) will collaborate on Internet of Things (IoT) development as part of an arrangement that combines IBM's cloud and cognitive computing platform with the carrier's global network. The partners said Wednesday (July 13) the combination would be used to create open-source tools for specific IoT applications. The companies also are betting that demand ... Full article
July 6, 2016(0)
The steady shift to cloud native infrastructure continues with a partnership between enterprise software vendor Pivotal and Linux specialist Canonical that will provide secure images from Canonical's Linux distribution Ubuntu on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry. The partners said Wednesday (July 6) they also would continue working to "harden" the Cloud Foundry distribution of the Ubuntu operation system to comply ... Full article
June 30, 2016(1)
Cloud security vendors are betting that more enterprises are looking to outsource their security operations just as they have turned over management of parts of their IT infrastructure to public cloud suppliers. A new study released this week by a cloud security-as-a-service vendor finds that about half of those surveyed are investing more in security operations after adopting cloud ... Full article
June 29, 2016(0)
The steady, seemingly inexorable, shift to enterprise hybrid cloud infrastructure is being driven by factors ranging from the disaggregation of storage from computing resources in the datacenter to the emergence of new network topologies and constructs such as the Internet of Things (IoT), observers say. The shift to hybrid cloud platforms also is being hastened by maturing application container ... Full article
June 24, 2016(0)
Amazon Web Services extended its cloud reach deeper into government IT infrastructure with an announcement this week that it has been certified to handle a larger share of federal workloads. The public cloud giant (NASDAQ: AMZN), which provides secure cloud services for the CIA and defense agencies, said Thursday (June 24) the U.S. region of its GovCloud platform has ... Full article

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