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posted in September 2014
Oracle CEO Hurd Stays Ellison's Course
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Oracle flexes its muscle with a wave of SaaS releases and high-profile customer interviews. But is it leading or following in the cloud?
Atlantic.Net Challenges Amazon With Cheap Cloud Server
News  |  9/30/2014
For 99 cents per month, the cloud service courts startups and developers with virtual servers that offer fast spinup, low cost, and 100% uptime.
Microsoft Azure DocumentDB: Customer Test Drive
News  |  9/29/2014
Microsoft NoSQL database (and MongoDB competitor) gets a trial run at Xomni. So far, so good, but search options and SDK "need work."
Oracle CTO Ellison Claims Cloud Supremacy
News  |  9/29/2014
Oracle OpenWorld 2014 opens with vintage Ellison keynote highlighting SaaS gains, "massively upgraded" PaaS, and new engineered systems.
7 Cool Products At Interop New York
Slideshows  |  9/27/2014
Interop New York spotlights innovative products covering SDN, BYOD, PaaS, data center management, and more. Take a look.
Amazon Reboots Cloud Servers, Xen Bug Blamed
News  |  9/26/2014
Amazon tells customers it has to patch and reboot 10% of its EC2 cloud servers before Oct. 1.
OpenStack Can Be 'Rosetta Stone' Of Cloud
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
Nebula chief strategy officer Chris Kemp explains OpenStack's ambitions to be the universal translator between public and private cloud systems.
9 Innovative Products: Designers Of Things Conference
Slideshows  |  9/24/2014
Wearable, 3D printing, and Internet of Things technologies are in their infancy. But these products show that design can satisfy both the head and the heart.
Open Data Center Alliance Pushes TOSCA
News  |  9/24/2014
Cloud standards group ODCA pushes TOSCA standard for workload mobility across cloud service providers. Where is Amazon?
Building Mobile Developer Skill Sets: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
As more companies become mobile app developers for the first time, here's advice on managing two big challenges.
Apcera Emerges, Gets Snapped Up By Ericsson
News  |  9/23/2014
Apcera, started by Cloud Foundry chief architect Derek Collison, launches new platform for software deployment, a policy imposition system.
Salesforce.com Platform Helps Companies Build Mobile Apps
News  |  9/23/2014
Salesforce.com introduces ExactTarget Journey Builder for Apps to support engaging, marketing-savvy mobile applications.
CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration
News  |  9/22/2014
CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership.
5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Slideshows  |  9/22/2014
Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth
News  |  9/19/2014
Red Hat reports 19% increase in revenue, subscriptions, and earnings per share in Q2.
Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
News  |  9/19/2014
Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
VMware Keeps VMworld Promises With Product Upgrades
News  |  9/18/2014
VMware made a series of end-user computing enhancements and NSX software-defined networking upgrades.
VMware's Former CTO Herrod On IT's Future
News  |  9/17/2014
Steve Herrod explains how his technologist's vision and experience help him pick investments for venture capitalist firm General Catalyst Partners.
Rackspace Not For Sale, Rejoins Cloud Battle
News  |  9/17/2014
Rackspace, after posting a strong second quarter, says it's not for sale and it will push its 'managed cloud' offering with renewed vigor.
WaveMaker PaaS Bets On Docker
News  |  9/16/2014
WaveMaker Enterprise platform now offers Docker deployment option, along with Studio rapid app development toolkit.
Docker Gets $40 Million: Full Steam Ahead
News  |  9/16/2014
Docker will use its third round of funding to double staff, including engineers and a direct sales force pointed at enterprise buyers. The company's enterprise data center momentum keeps growing.
Beware Cloud Companies Bearing Self-Service Plans
Commentary  |  9/16/2014
There's such a thing as too much convenience. Cloud service providers should take a lesson from the banking industry.
Microsoft's Minecraft Buy: 6 Interesting Facts
News  |  9/15/2014
Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
Facebook Announces WebScaleSQL Upgrade For MySQL
News  |  9/15/2014
Partners Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter tweak WebScaleSQL branch of MySQL to fix bugs, improve speed, and run "at scale."
What HP Gains In Eucalyptus Cloud Deal
News  |  9/15/2014
HP signs letter of intent to buy Eucalyptus, names CEO Marten Mickos head of its cloud unit. More open-source company acquisitions expected as HP builds out cloud offerings, analyst says.
Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Commentary  |  9/15/2014
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
Former Red Hat CTO Joins Google
News  |  9/12/2014
Brian Stevens abruptly leaves Red Hat, shows up at the Googleplex as VP of product management for its cloud platforms unit.
EMC: VMware Not For Sale
News  |  9/12/2014
Contrary to a New York Post report and an investor's pressure, EMC says it's not considering selling off its VMware virtualization subsidiary.
Tableau Unveils Enterprise Tools
News  |  9/12/2014
BI vendor Tableau shows off live connection to enterprise cloud apps and promises 4X speedup of database engine to cater to large numbers of users.
Red Hat Satellite Brings System Management To Cloud
News  |  9/11/2014
Red Hat Satellite 6, the latest version of its Enterprise Linux system management, now works across data centers and clouds.
Amazon On-Demand Vs. Reserved Instances: Cost Comparison
News  |  9/10/2014
Critics think on-demand might actually be a better deal than Reserved Instances, but Cloudability study shows otherwise.
VMware Cozies Up To Chef
News  |  9/9/2014
VMware integrates the open source configuration engine Chef, a favorite of DevOps teams, into its vCloud Air cloud service. Here's what it means for hybrid cloud operations.
Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
News  |  9/8/2014
Microsoft claims Delve, a new Office 365 product, will know which content is important to you before you do.
Microsoft Enables Fast Migration Into Azure
News  |  9/8/2014
Microsoft's Migration Accelerator makes it easier for VMware and Amazon Web Services customers to move workloads into Azure.
Salesforce.com Launches $100 Million Mobile Development Fund
News  |  9/8/2014
Salesforce.com establishes dedicated fund for startups building mobile apps on Salesforce1 platform.
Your Next Cloud Move
News  |  9/8/2014
Our 2014 State of Cloud Survey shows IT has realized the easy gains from SaaS. Now it's time to dig into PaaS, containers, performance, and more.
DigitalOcean Adds Docker-Optimized Hosts
News  |  9/5/2014
DigitalOcean partners with CoreOS to host servers geared to run Docker containers.
VMware: We'll Solve End User Device Management Mess
News  |  9/4/2014
VMware Workspace Suite will combine PC, laptop and mobile device management via virtualized workspaces. VMware's AirWatch acquisition plays a big role.
Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
News  |  9/2/2014
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
Software Licensing: Move From Defense To Offense
News  |  9/2/2014
Avoiding audits and vendor fines isn't enough. Take control of licensing to exact deeper software discounts and match purchasing to actual employee needs.
5 Signs You'll Face A Software Audit
News  |  9/2/2014
When vendors spot these red flags, they may use them as reasons to run a licensing audit.
Cloud Won't Cure Licensing Woes
News  |  9/2/2014
Think options in the cloud will solve licensing woes? Not so fast.


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