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There are some books I think every CIO, IT Director, Enterprise Architect, Software Architect, Business Analyst, Developer, and Database Administrator should read. This book is one of them. This book is now part of that list. This book is not only packed with knowledge it also contain...
A US federal judge Wednesday found Apple guilty of colluding with five publishers and artificially driving up the price of e-books before it entered the market with the debut of the iPad in 2010. Apple is bound to appeal after the court fixes on a penalty next week. The Justice Dep...
OVH.com has unveiled its next generation of custom-made dedicated servers dubbed “2013 Reloaded” and designed specifically for hybrid Cloud infrastructures. The new servers are perfect to boost the performance of already deployed solutions – like Big Data, databases, critical applica...
Michael Dell’s scheme to take the company he started in his dorm room 30 years ago private for $13.65 a share got backing Monday from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the biggest of the shareholder advisory firms. The news, which represents a sudden about-face for ISS compar...
“There are a lot of new things happening with Stackato and Private PaaS, and we acquired Appsecute that focused on multi-cloud management and we will be drawing those features into Stackato later on in the year,” explained Jeff Hobbs, CTO & VP, Engineering at ActiveState, in this SYS-C...
Many organizations want to expand upon the IaaS foundation to deliver cloud services in all forms – software, mobility, infrastructure and IT. Understanding the strategy, planning process and tools for this transformation will help catalyze changes in the way the business operates and ...
Panzura, the flash-based NAS start-up whose widgetry is used to store data off-premises in the cloud, has gotten a $25 million D round and the investors this time include SanDisk, the flash memory storage house, which kicked in enough to rate a board seat. Panzura’s other investors i...
Google rivals are pressing the European Commission to reject Google’s proposed antitrust settlement as “totally inadequate” because the search firm would still have “too much scope” to favor its own products in its search results. The EC said it’s gotten “very negative” feedback from...
Microsoft has created Microsoft Ventures as a way to unify its sundry venture efforts by housing them under one roof and giving entrepreneurs a single point of engagement. It describes Microsoft Ventures as broad-based with a holistic approach, featuring a community evangelism progra...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SHI International Corp., one of North America's top 20 largest IT solutions providers, has been named "Diamond Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in...
This book is not what I was expecting it to be. I was expecting a book with a ton of screenshots explaining what was wrong with each one, and then providing a solution to the problem. I also expected screenshots of all the different controls you can use and for them to be shown in diff...
Microsoft and Engine Yard, the Platform-as-a-Service, announced a strategic alliance Wednesday to deliver a commercial-grade open source-based platform on top of Windows Azure’s on-demand infrastructure. Engine Yard Cloud will be available in the Azure Marketplace beginning July 31. ...
Neebula Systems announced four recent customer implementations as more companies are investing in automated information technology (IT) operations to help improve their availability of IT services. Among them - Amdocs, Bechtel, Raritan, San Antonio Water System - are medium- to large-...
Without any fanfare Microsoft last Friday released a feature-limited copy of its cloud-based Office 365 for iOS formatted to fit the little screen. It’s only for the iPhone, not the iPad, which is presumably too close to Microsoft’s own tablet ambitions. There is of course the slow...
Microsoft and Nokia, which abandoned or rejected other operating systems for Microsoft’s Windows Phone smartphone system a couple of years ago, reportedly got a pretty good way down the road in their recent discussions about Microsoft buying its handset business before the talks fatall...
Telerik, an end-to-end provider of development tools and solutions for building cross-platform and mobile applications, has announced the latest evolution of Telerik DevCraft, the ultimate toolset for professional .NET developers. With this release, Telerik sets the standard for .NET m...
OVH.com, the leading Web hosting company with the world’s largest data center, located in North America, will showcase its dedicated cloud infrastructure offerings, at Cloud Expo NY, which will be held at New York's Javit's Center, June 10-13, 2013. As a leading Cloud provider since ...
The cloud security challenge is about more than new technologies, architectures and business models. It is about change. The organizational process of cloud adoption and migration executed by disparate IT teams and business units delivers point cloud and security solutions that create ...
Nicos Vekiarides, CEO and co-founder of TwinStrata, Inc., an innovator in cloud-integrated storage solutions, will present on the roles of traditional and cloud storage in the era of Big Data to attendees of Cloud Expo New York, June 10-13 at the Javits Center in New York City. TwinStr...
Centrify, which made its bones making Microsoft’s popular Active Directory accessible to Redmond’s enemies list, is spreading its wings and snuggling up closer to Microsoft at the same time by throwing it something of a lifeline. See, Microsoft expects Office 365 to be one of the fas...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Panzura optimizes enterprise data sto...
Cloud computing is the #1 topic for most CIOs this year. In her Lunch Keynote at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Krishna Subramanian, VP Marketing & Business Development at Citrix Systems, will walk you through how customers have transformed the way they do business using Citrix C...
The hybrid cloud provides compelling benefits to the enterprise – the security of the private cloud combined with a public cloud’s scale and scope. However, hybrid clouds also experience similar challenges. Increasing traffic demands combined with their dynamic nature can result in cos...
The world’s first vendor neutral marketplace for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) cloud computing is being built. This marketplace fills the current gap in the value chain by offering standardized products and by addressing the needs of providers and consumers of cloud computing reso...
I had the good fortune to attend a session this morning atClickSoftware's ClickConnect Europe 2013 with Gartner's Research Director Dr. Richard M. Marshall. Here are some of the notes I took from the session: By 2017 Microsoft will sell as many mobile operating systems as Apple. Thi...
Agile enterprises are increasingly moving towards Platform as a Service (PaaS) due to its ability to instantly provision resources for application delivery, elastic storage and database services. But PaaS not only allows cost and labor efficiency, it can also drive innovation and reven...
It’s a standard refrain heard in enterprise IT departments around the world – “I want to move to the cloud, but what about data security, uptime and user response time across a nearly infinite number of devices to support?” Because of this, fear gets in the way and enterprises reap onl...
The special committee of Dell’s board and its JP Morgan advisers figure the Carl Icahn-Southeastern Asset Management counter to the $24.4 billion Michael Dell-Silver Lake buy-out offer can’t be done without another $3.9 billion in financing. They’ve sent a 37-page slide presentation ...
Google is reportedly hot to mate with Waze, an Israeli map merchant that’s got a mobile satellite navigation application that renders real-time traffic. The two are in talks that could flounder at any point according to Reuters. But the first talks to hit the rocky shoals were report...
Nimble Storage, one of the darlings of the new storage breed – darling if for no other reason than it’s managed to collect $98 million from the VC crowd since it started in 2008 – that’s pretty darling – has been waving around the plans for a new Microsoft private cloud that’s pre-conf...
Organizations of all sizes are challenged because of an industry-wide deficit of information security professionals. Compounding this problem is the steady adoption of cloud-based services, including software and infrastructure as a service, where information security is not always a c...
Once upon a time, children – though this might sound like a fable, it’s a true story – little AMD scared the bejesus out of mighty Intel and forced it to change all it’s carefully laid 64-bit server chip plans. Until it did AMD ruled the server roost and made a little money. Then A...
IDC has once again looked into its crystal ball and sees worldwide PC sales dropping by 7.8% this year as compared to last and figures next year they’ll drop another 1.2% compared to this year, brutal news for the likes of PC and Dell. The researcher, which previously said PCs would ...
Google is getting pushback from the European Commission, which wants it to come up with a better set of remedies to settle its antitrust case against Google’s search practices, the EC’s competition chief Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday. He also said the EC has gotten complaints about Go...
Federal prosecutors have accused the Costa Rica-based digital-currency firm Liberty Reserve and its founder of running a $6 billion money-laundering operation that authorities say made it a “bank of choice for the criminal underworld,” the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Five m...
At pennies per virtual machine-hour, the economics of cloud computing are both compelling and daunting to replicate. Whether you are building your own cloud infrastructure, building a public cloud or choosing a cloud service, there are key strategy and technology decisions that make th...
Economic uncertainty surrounding the U.S. government sequester, European debt crisis and weakening GDP in China has resulted in volatile spending patterns across most segments of the market. According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (May. 28, 2013 06:45 AM EDT  Reads: 21,567
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Dave Eichorn, Global Data Center Practice Head at Zensar, will share a case study describing how a utility services company handled the migration of its Microsoft platform to the cloud. Challenged with the time-consuming task of open...
Cloud computing must have been brushing up on its bedside manner. HIPAA requirements now stipulate everyone in the health-care industry must begin migrating patient records and other data to cloud computing. By 2015, all medical professionals with access to patient records must utiliz...
As enterprises deploy private IaaS clouds into production they are reevaluating their future application delivery models. SUSE and WSO2 believe that private PaaS will leverage the automation and scalability of Private IaaS solutions, such as OpenStack-based SUSE Cloud, to deliver the s...


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