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Fancy that. Dell said Monday that its “current in-house multi-tenant public cloud IaaS will be discontinued in the US in favor of best-in-class partner offerings” that it’ll deliver as a single-source supplier. While it’s preaching the gospel of customer choice, it’s saving badly nee...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Zyrion Inc., the leading provider of Cloud and IT Monitoring software solutions, has been named “Entrance Carpet Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, Ne...
Apptio, which knows how to gauge the total cost of IT services, has gotten a mighty $45 million E round that it means to invest in its platform and its international expansion, immediately in Western Europe. Counting the new money the company has now seen $136 million in funding sinc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech Corp., the leading provider of agreements-based billing™, commerce and compensation solutions, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in Ne...
Cloud computing is more than a buzz-phrase it’s a transformative IT paradigm shift. The emphasis in the cloud is on elasticity, scalability, agility and open. Not just open standards but open APIs and open source. The delivery of software is also going through a paradigm shift. Open so...
Companies around the world are collecting massive amounts of data everyday that’s sitting around and not being utilized. Take for example the fact that companies collect demographic and location-based data via mobile devices all the time, but have to figure out how to monetize that dat...
A week after it confirmed the existence of the thing, Microsoft Tuesday disclosed a few more tidbits about its Windows 8 upgrade, codenamed Blue. The widgetry’s gonna be called Windows 8.1, as suspected, and it’s gonna be free for existing Windows 8 and RT customers. A preview wi...
Twitter has bought a little four-man Palo Alto start-up called Ubalo that was started in early 2011 “to make large-scale computing easier and more accessible to a technical audience” according to its web site. The object was to scale coding on multiple machines using the same widgetr...
Google’s stock topped $900 a share Wednesday ahead of the opening of its annual I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco, raising its market value to over $304 billion, something no high-tech firm has ever done before. There’s the inevitable talk of it hitting $1,000. Apparently ...
Boston-based Cloudant and its NoSQL distributed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), which have gone to the VC trough four times since the company was started in 2008, have gotten what appears to be their first real money to grow on: a $12 million B round led by Devonshire Investors, the pri...
Dell Tuesday moved up its fiscal Q1 earnings call up five days to this Thursday May 16 at 4:45 p.m. ET. It didn’t say why it changed the schedule. CNBC’s David Faber, who was first out with the news, said he heard Dell is going to come with earnings below consensus and that the miss ...
MetraTech, a provider of agreements-based billing, commerce and compensation solutions, on Tuesday announced the availability of MetraNet 7.0. With this latest release, MetraTech builds upon its agreements-based billing and real-time Commerce Decision Engine with the introduction of Be...
IT has more opportunities than ever before with the growth in users, devices, data and secure cloud services. This creates not only a more enriching experience for users, but more opportunities for businesses. The key to capitalizing on these opportunities is to have the right tools in...
If Carl Icahn wants to buy out Dell he’s going to have to cough up some specific plans for the board’s special committee handling the company’s attempt to go private, a strategy Icahn deems akin to “grand theft.” Rather than take Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners’ $13.65 a share,...
Microsoft wants to buy Nook Media LLC, the Barnes & Noble’s digital and college books joint venture, for a billion dollars according to TechCrunch, which says it’s got internal documents to prove it. With Windows 8 in mind Microsoft bought 16.8% of the operation last year for $300 mi...
CloudVolumes started out a couple of years ago as SnapVolumes and shed its stealth cocoon in November when it announced $2.3 million in seed financing and began beta testing its enterprise-class Instant Workload Management (IWM) solution to what IDC has dubbed the “virtualization manag...
Roughly six months after Windows 8 came out at the end of October, Microsoft Tuesday confirmed reports that it’s been tinkering with the operating system to make it more popular. The radical redesign is supposed to have confused the buying public and created enough of a learning curv...
New cloud-based service leverages applications and insights within Ariba Network to streamline and enhance settlement and reconciliation of business commerce. Ariba, an SAP Company, and Discover Financial Services has unveiled Ariba Pay. The new service, to be offered by Ariba, is exp...
Activist shareholder Carl Icahn and another of Dell’s large shareholders, Southeastern Asset Management, have come up with a new alternative proposal to Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buy-out offer to take the company private. The pair sent the special committee of Dell’s board another...
Clustrix, the start-up with the NewSQL database that’s supposed to have no size limits, has raised a $16.5 million C round to build out distribution for the scale-out cloud database and push it into real-time analytics, e-commerce and web-scale applications. Counting the new money th...
The OpenNebula project has just announced the immediate availability of OpenNebula 4.0 Eagle. The project has come a long way since the first "technology preview" of OpenNebula five years ago. During these years it has witnessed the rise and hype of the Cloud, the birth and decline of ...
A mini Y2K event for applications stranded on those old, obsolete servers. The challenge is clear. EOL means no more patches and security vulnerabilities increase on a daily basis. For those wishing to keep their machines running, this is a situation that requires action.. There are t...
A year after opening a formal investigation into how Motorola Mobility enforces its patents, the antitrust arm of the European Commission has sent the company an SO or statement of objections saying it’s misusing the standard-essential patents (SEPs) it’s got on mobile phones. The mis...
Server virtualization was just the beginning of the journey to IT-as-a-Service. Businesses today are looking for on-demand access to cloud resources by extending beyond their data centers without sacrificing performance, agility and security. They want to maximize their existing invest...
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Henrik Rosendahl, Senior Vice President, Cloud Solutions, at Quantum Corporation, will explore trends in cloud-based backup and DR, and how current approaches to cloud data protection fall short. He’ll look at in-house vs. subscripti...
With more than one million downloads to date, Citrix XenServer has become a leading server virtualization platform powering some of the world's largest production clouds. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Tim Mackey, XenServer Evangelist at Citrix Systems, will off...
“Just as consumers tap into personal networks like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon.com to connect with friends and family, share and shop, companies are leveraging digital networks to more efficiently engage with their trading partners and collaborate across the entire commerce process,” ...
Multi-tenant environments bring a new set of challenges when it comes to security. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Omar Khawaja, Global Principal, Security Solutions, at Verizon Terremark, will provide a structured and sequenced data-centric security approach to ...
A growing number of organizations looking at building APIs are wondering what existing capabilities they can leverage. Many concepts are common to APIs and Services while others are not, but should be. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Alistair Farquharson, CTO of ...
Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software that streamlines the process of migrating workloads to public clouds, has announced that it has been selected by cloud hosting provider HOSTING to expedite customer onboarding to its enterprise-class managed cloud hosting infras...
A long time ago, before gray hairs appeared on my head, I was an IT manager. My title was B2B E-Commerce Manager for a computer manufacturer. I remember sitting in long meetings discussing how successful Dell Computer was with their just in time manufacturing and just in time supply ...
Relational databases are notoriously ornery and resistant to being distributed across the cloud and the global cloud’s multiple data centers, multiple regions in multiple countries stocked by multiple service providers – and that includes that popular favorite MySQL, used by some of th...
The cloud is fundamentally changing how organizations build, deploy and pay for Business Intelligence (BI) applications and how they manage the proliferation of Big Data. With cloud-based analytics projected to grow at 85% per year, organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to S...
Security-as-a-service leader is first to the cloud-based market with a security solution that combines the key capabilities of user credentialing and authentication with single-sign-on for both SaaS and legacy applications. CloudAccess, a provider of unified security solutions from th...
Google’s proposal to the European Commission to resolve the long-standing antitrust charges against its vertical search activities involves labeling or setting off its own services to distinguish them from rival specialized search engines and showing links “to three rival specialized s...
What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Which cloud model is right for your company? How can y...
Microsoft announced Tuesday that ZTE, one of the world’s biggest handset producers, had come to terms and signed a worldwide patent license agreement that will see Microsoft paid a royalty on all of the phones, tablets, computers and other devices the Chinese company makes that run Goo...
Sometimes activist hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management LLP has up and plopped something like $1.9 billion into Microsoft’s stock with the expectation that it will amass more on the theory that the company is fundamentally undervalued.
Microsoft shrugged off the precipitous downturn in PC sales and the diffident reception given Windows 8 Thursday when it posted record fiscal Q3 results. It returned 72 cents a share, up 19%, on revenues of $20.49 billion, up 18%, beating expectations of 68 cents, but coming up light...
Asian suppliers told the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft has been sampling components including a 1.5-inch display for a potential touch-enabled smartwatch that would compete with a purported watch from Apple and others coming from Google and Samsung as well as the Martian Passport ...


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