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Eucalyptus Systems, the open source private and hybrid cloud merchant that just tied up with Amazon, has gotten a $30 million C round on top of the $25.5 million it’s already gotten. It says the C round was oversubscribed. The funding was led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). ...
Open-Xchange, the supplier of email and collaboration software for cloud providers, on Wednesday announced an agreement with UnoEuro - a leading Scandinavian provider of cost-effective hosting and email services. In the coming months, UnoEuro will consolidate and replace its existing ...
IBM has gotten as predictable in its acquisitions as it used to be in its suits. It’s buying another analytics house. This time it’s Varicent Software from up Toronto way. And again IBM isn’t saying what it’s paying. Nine-year-old Varicent does analytics software for compensation an...
In case nobody noticed, IBM put its reputation on the line the other day. It said it had distilled all the years of experience it got from tens of thousands of customer engagements around the world – and nobody can compete with that – into a box, an “expert integrated system” that it...
What Is OpenNebula ? It is cloud management solution – industry standard open source cloud computing tool to manage the complexity and heterogeneity of distributed data center infrastructures. OpenNebula is a fully open-source management toolkit for on-premise Infrastructure as a S...
HTC Monday licensed patents from Intertrust Technologies, which has developed a trove of fundamental DRM and so-called trusted distributed computing IP. Then it went a step farther than other Intertrust licensees and bought 20% of Intertrust’s SyncTV subsidiary for an undisclosed sum...
Open source cloud infrastructure automation specialist Opscode has gotten a $19.5 million C round from new backer Ignition Partners with follow-on investments from existing financiers Battery Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The new money means the not-yet-four-year-old start-up...
Amazon Web Services has been quietly reaching out to big business recently looking for business, sources have told us. And in that vein Thursday it agreed to work with open source private cloud peddler Eucalyptus Systems so companies can have an on-premise cloud that nicely migrates wo...
EMC Tuesday confirmed a report that it had bought 22-year-old privately held web development house Pivotal Labs for its agile development methodology and its widely used Pivotal Tracker tool. How much EMC spent buying the San Francisco-based software consulting operation wasn’t discl...
Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud computing platform, on Wednesday announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of its OnDemand Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies a company's leadership amongst its peers, and game-cha...
This was an interesting bug… I was working on a Web application, where Adobe Flex client was sending an instance of an ActionScript WrapperObject to the Java server, which was supposed to invoke some JBDC code to run an SQL Insert statement saving the data from the Java version of Wrap...
Scott McNealy, often mistaken for one of Sun’s founders – technically he wasn’t but he was so identified with the company for so long people assume he was – has been hinting about a new start-up called WayIn on Twitter, according to GigaOm. Actually Twitter’s the way WayIn will launc...
Red Hat took a flying leap Wednesday and landed with both feet on the cloud where it hopes to knock VMware, which it perceives as its biggest enemy, for a loop. It announced that it’s going into both the Infrastructure-as-a-Service and the Platform-as-a-Service business, pushing past...
Cloud Expo New York, June 6-9, 2011 early bird registration will expire on Friday. Register now for a Gold Pass for the 8th International Cloud Expo on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City and save $500 on your full conference pass. Gold Pass Delegates will receive ful...
See what excited the COBOL world this January. Watch the launch video and see Visual COBOL in action. The demo shows how to build COBOL applications within VS2010, and Eclipse IDEs integrating with .NET and other UI technologies… and much more, including COBOL applications running on a...
COBOL has evolved and is breaking free. Visual COBOL R3 gives you FREEDOM, CHOICE and MORE: FREEDOM to deploy wherever you want, JVM, .NET, AZURE, CHOICE of development environment, VS2010 or Eclipse and MORE COBOL language enhancements to deliver MORE productivity, faster. Read the Vi...
Micro Focus Visual COBOL delivers the richest development experience for COBOL programmers available on Windows and Linux. Using the Eclipse rich client platform as an integrated development environment (IDE), the needs of the COBOL programmer are the primary focus. In parallel, the en...
Micro Focus COBOL for JVM introduces a unique, high-performance COBOL environment for developing COBOL applications to be deployed in a Java framework such as the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) or a Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) application server. In addition to using Visual COBOL for Ecl...
Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-...
So what do I mean by this? Well if we take a brief look at history we have seen good ideas and new technology provided by the industry that has taken a number of years to really take a hold in the market space. I think the most recent example of this is the slow adoption of USB. USB...
As widely reported this week, the United States General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a contract to Unisys to create a secure cloud-based email and collaboration platform. The solution will be based on Google Apps for Government and is expected to save $15M over the next fi...
Google is supposed to unveil a beta Chrome OS on a generic Atom-based netbook Tuesday and put the Google-branded thing into limited circulation in the run-up to a commercial product next year. Reportedly no more than 65,000 of this first-stab widget will be made as an appeal to develop...
Oracle’s new best friend Mellanox Technologies said Monday that it’s buying sometime rival Voltaire for $8.75 a share, which works out to $218 million cash, roughly a 36% premium. Less what Voltaire’s got in the bank, it’s going for $176 million. Oracle recently bought 10.2% of M...
It took Novell more than two days after the announcement that it's being bought for its chief marketing officer John Dragoon to say on the company's web site that Novell's Unix copyrights will stay with Novell. God knows it wasn't answering the phone. What Dragoon says still mean...
In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1-4, 2010) at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem.
Three months after publicly starting down the road to imprint its NDA on the cloud by establishing a large-scale open source cloud platform called OpenStack free for anybody to use, Rackspace Hosting, its BFF NASA and a reportedly growing OpenStack community made their first official c...
Dell not only lost 3Par, the object of its techno-lust, to HP, its madcap pursuit of 3Par also really ticked off EMC, its storage partner of long-standing. The pair is now in what sounds a lot like marriage counseling trying to repair their relationship and establish a new basis of ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and ...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added Read Replicas to its Relational Database Service (RDS) to make it easier to scale MySQL deployments to meet the performance demands of high-traffic web applications. Read Replicas lets users create one or more copies of a MySQL Database Instance a...
Add Java to the list of rebellious Sun properties bucking Oracle hegemony. According to the Register, before Oracle OpenWorld the Java Community Process (JCP), the only entity that's supposed to be able to approve changes to Java, quietly passed a resolution demanding that Oracle sp...
TIBCO has brought OpenSpirit Corporation, which sells data and application integration solutions to the oil and gas industry, on undisclosed terms. Its widgetry gathers data from multiple sources to help spot likely deposits. The privately held Texas concern has 200 clients in 57 count...
Enterprises today are implementing agile development methodologies, to ensure that their software reaches the user as quickly as possible. Getting this application tested thoroughly is a very important. Frameworks and newer IDE's have made the task of the programmer easier and have tre...
It wasn't long ago that Green Computing was not part of any conversation. To be sure, there were concerns about monitor radiation, and disgust that the West was sending old systems to developing nations so that very poorly paid laborers could bust them up and be directly exposed to the...
One of the advantages Pulse is pushing out to its one million developers is the ability to manage four years of Eclipse platform technologies from a single dashboard, including Eclipse 3.0, also known as Helios. Getting developers on board. That’s the challenge technologies from Linux...
Compuware Corporation on Monday announced the general availability of Compuware Workbench, an innovative new open environment for managing mainframe application development. Through an Eclipse-based graphical user interface (GUI) with a single-launch point for Compuware's mainframe pro...


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