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VMware Stresses Integration in Hybrid Cloud Platform

VMware Stresses Integration in Hybrid Cloud Platform

VMware unveiled its “unified hybrid cloud platform” this week, stressing “tighter integration” of new public cloud services ...

OpenStack Developer Gets Another Boost from Intel

OpenStack Developer Gets Another Boost from Intel

OpenStack developer Mirantis is on the receiving end of another big investment round led by Intel Corp., ...

Beyond Metrics: Convince Your CFO to Invest in Cloud

Beyond Metrics: Convince Your CFO to Invest in Cloud

Cloud adoption is no longer unfamiliar territory for businesses. According to the IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study ...

DreamFactory, Verizon Team Up on Developer Cloud Portal

DreamFactory, Verizon Team Up on Developer Cloud Portal

A recently formalized partnership between DreamFactory and Verizon Partner Solutions allows enterprise developers to write IoT and ...

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August 31, 2015(0)
VMware unveiled its “unified hybrid cloud platform” this week, stressing “tighter integration” of new public cloud services with a software-defined datacenter approach designed to speed the building and delivery of business applications at scale. “Applications are a key differentiator in every business sector,” Mark Chuang, VMware’s senior director of product marketing and management, stressed in an interview. “Delivery is ... Full article
August 24, 2015(0)
OpenStack developer Mirantis is on the receiving end of another big investment round led by Intel Corp., which headed a previous $100 million funding round last October in the pure-play OpenStack software vendor. The cloud partners announced Monday (Aug. 24) that Intel Capital and other investors would sink another $100 million into Mirantis. The chipmaker has also committed to ... Full article
August 18, 2015(0)
Cloud adoption is no longer unfamiliar territory for businesses. According to the IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study 2014, almost three-quarters of organizations have applications or infrastructure running in the cloud today, up from 57 percent in 2012. As a result, most businesses have moved beyond the simple cloud adoption phase to creating a broader cloud strategy. Rather than asking, ... Full article
August 17, 2015(0)
A recently formalized partnership between DreamFactory and Verizon Partner Solutions allows enterprise developers to write IoT and mobile applications that securely access legacy databases, among others, in everything up to mainframes, and ultimately move their workloads into scalable development, test and production deployments on Verizon Cloud. Developers can write apps using the REST API backend available on the DreamFactory-Verizon Partner Solutions ... Full article
August 14, 2015(0)
IBM is launching a new set of analytics and data warehousing services on its Bluemix platform-as-a-service in a push to add more analytics capabilities to cloud-based applications. Among the Bluemix upgrades announced on Thursday (Aug. 13) are streaming analytics service and a cloud data-warehousing tool called dashDB. The latter integrates massive parallel processing. IBM said the new cloud tools ... Full article
August 13, 2015(0)
The technology forecast for Columbus, Ohio, is mostly cloudy. The capital of The Buckeye State has attracted so many datacenters from the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM over the last year that the city is claiming the title of the “Big Data Capital of America.” IBM joined a growing list of Columbus cloud operators in July ... Full article
August 6, 2015(0)
Capitalizing on momentum generated by the release of a production-ready container cluster manager, OpenStack vendor Mirantis and hyperscale Linux developer CoreOS are combining the former’s OpenStack distribution with the latter’s software stack designed to move application containers into production. The partnership announced on Thursday (Aug. 6) would allow a commercial version of Google’s Kubernetes software container management platform to ... Full article
August 5, 2015(0)
As part of its effort to provide customers with complete Internet of Things solutions, GE enhanced its Predix IoT platform to include infrastructure-as-a-service. The new Predix Cloud will leverage GE’s expertise in IT and operational technology, and allow organizations to use machine data faster and more efficiently, according to GE. The cloud will provide asset connectivity, machine data support, ... Full article
August 4, 2015(0)
Addressing what it says is the growing need for more flexible infrastructure to deploy and run new applications, Hewlett-Packard rolled out a “hyper-converged infrastructure appliance” delivering a virtual server and storage platform designed to be configured in minutes. HP also said it has acquired a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) portfolio from a Canadian partners that also will boost its Helion cloud ... Full article
July 27, 2015(0)
Chipmaker Intel and OpenStack leader Rackspace are joining forces to promote enterprise applications and cloud scaling within OpenStack source code. As part of a new cloud initiative announced by Intel, the partners said they would establish an OpenStack Initiative Center that would include an OpenStack developer cloud with a pair of 1,000-node clusters. The Hybrid Cloud Testing Cluster will ... Full article
July 24, 2015(0)
The threat of business disruption is forever present, as is the harm these outages can do to a business and its reputation. In fact, according to the 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management, the average cost incurred for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information costs an organization about $154. And ... Full article
July 23, 2015(0)
It’s open season for open source development, the latest example being a cloud-based platform launched this week by IBM along with the release of 50 projects designed to speed enterprise adoption of cloud-based development as well as new applications related to analytics and other cloud technologies. The collaborative platform called DeveloperWorks Open and unveiled this week aims to give ... Full article
July 21, 2015(1)
Having demonstrated cloud’s flexibility and agility, IT departments now are tasked with reining in costs and centralizing control over often dispersed deployments of cloud across their organizations. After all, enterprises that negotiate and commit to longer term contracts, thereby helping providers plan capacity and ensure capital for infrastructure investment, can reap savings of up to 44 percent versus on-demand ... Full article
July 21, 2015(0)
The Linux Foundation said this week it is launching a new container orchestration initiative aimed at advancing the development of native cloud applications and services. The consortium of companies led by Google has formed the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) to help application developers leverage open-source technologies like containers. The effort targets “dynamically scheduled” cloud native applications and services ... Full article
July 9, 2015(0)
IBM will supply cloud and other IT services to a new gas pipeline company spun off earlier this month from a large energy infrastructure supplier. IBM said Thursday (July 9) its five-year IT services deal with Columbia Pipeline Group Inc. is worth $180 million. Along with cloud services, IBM said it would provide the gas pipeline company with analytics, ... Full article
July 8, 2015(0)
Through its newly announced ability to offer Nvidia Tesla K80 dual-graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerators on bare metal cloud servers, IBM Cloud’s SoftLayer infrastructure now enables organizations to use supercomputing clusters without increasing their current infrastructures. The cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider is targeting businesses of all sizes, from startups to international enterprises, across an array of verticals such as ... Full article
July 6, 2015(1)
As head of infrastructure at DZ BANK, Dr. Jan Vitt is cautiously leading the conservative German financial institution’s investment into cloud. Germany, after all, has some of the most stringent privacy and security regulations in the world, and DZ BANK must adhere to its nation’s rules, as well as industry and European Union protocols. However, DZ BANK does operate several private ... Full article
July 2, 2015(0)
As more organizations rely on cloud service providers, they must consider how to handle unexpected outages that could impact day-to-day operations or the long-term capacity to access data or systems from their service provider. What, for example, happens if a service provider is out of business for three days? What happens if the company permanently closes its doors? Today, 88 ... Full article
June 30, 2015(0)
Whether cloud falls under the bailiwick of IT or a business operation, gaining insight into data about usage, security, and other key metrics is an important – but sometimes difficult – capability to glean. In fact, about 60 percent of 275 infrastructure and operations professionals in the United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore said lack of operational transparency, compliance ... Full article
June 26, 2015(0)
IBM’s partnership this week with Box, the enterprise collaboration software vendor, extends the reach of IBM’s cloud services such as Bluemix along with its Watson artificial-intelligence technology to another large service provider. IBM and Box (Los Gatos, Calif.) said the global partnership announced Wednesday (June 24) targets worker collaboration in the cloud. The partnership combines the Box cloud-based content ... Full article
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