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"While we’ve already begun executing aggressively, this financing will help us further fuel delivery and adoption of our PaaS," said CloudBees Founder & CEO Sacha Labourey as he announced recently that CloudBees had secured $4 million in Series A financing led by Matrix Partners with p...
"Drawing on Unisys expertise in IT outsourcing and managed services, our new Hosted Secure Private Cloud Solution gives our clients a way to implement a new kind of private cloud environment that is both practical and cost-efficient for their business," said Sam Gross (pictured), VP of...
At an event aimed at lawyers and called "Doing Business in the Electronic Age," EMC VP and Deputy General Counsel Krish Gupta has been emphasizing how cloud computing is the future of business. Virtualization and cloud computing are the top two priorities of CIOs, Gupta said.
“The recent additions to our portfolio, including Cloud Connect and Critical Sites, make logical business sense for those looking for best-in-class hosted solutions as alternatives to expensive and inefficient on-premise IT infrastructure,” said Rackspace CTO John Engates as his compan...
Is Web 3.0 maybe going to be less the utopia we've been envisaging and more like the real, physical world, with all the real-world limitations that follow along with it...?| The latest WikiLeaks ("Cablegate") affair, coming as it does at the very end of the first decade of the 21st ...
Chicago-based "social buying" site Groupon will not, after all, be acquired by Google for approaching $6 billion. That's because Groupon's investors and its CEO Andrew Mason have reportedly ended the "direct negotiations" between the two companies that Reuters was already reporting on ...
“We look forward to drawing upon Bernard Liautaud’s unsurpassed expertise in building a global software business as we consolidate Abiquo’s position as the leading software company in the growing Cloud management market,” said Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm as it was announced Tuesday that Li...
Announced Monday as a free service for existing corporate customers during the pilot phase (November 2010 through February 2011), German giant T-Systems - with 45,300 employees - has unveiled an Infrastructure as a Service offering. Access to this public cloud from €4 billion T-Systems...
"I see a great, expansive future for our industry and for our company," wrote Ray Ozzie in his October 28, 2010, internal memo to Microsoft's executives, "a future of amazing, pervasive cloud-centric experiences delivered through a world of innovative devices that surround us." Ozzie t...
"Security officers and professionals now must figure out how to address the new security challenges that arise as hundreds or thousands of ... new devices and their associated applications are introduced into the enterprise infrastructure," said Patricia Titus, chief information securi...
The social networking community and advisory analyst firm Horses for Sources - a multi-disciplinary group of analysts and experts in global sourcing strategies across both IT services and Business Process Outsourcing domains - has conducted research together with the London School of E...
In this fast-moving high-level discussion at the 7th International Cloud Expo, held in Santa Clara, CA, November 1–4, 2010, Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan discusses the proof points of the Cloud from a business perspective with John Keagy, CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid; Tony ...
“Large enterprises are increasingly interested in data center optimization and cloud computing technologies,” said Bryan Wolf, Managing Director of Intel Capital, as Adaptivity - known throughout the industry as The IT Blueprint Company - announced today that it has raised an additi...
"If you want to make God laugh, just try and make plans for the future..." For better and for worse, I will remember the 2010 New York Marathon as one of the best I have ever participated in.
“Using Adaptivity’s Design Studio: Open Data Center Edition to create tailored blueprints strengthens IT’s ability to address security, efficiency, and simplification in the design of cloud based applications,” said Billy Cox, Director of Cloud Builders Strategy at Intel, as at Cloud...
Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opened Monday at the Santa Clara Convention Center to an audience in the main Keynote Room so large and that the very first speaker, standing up to introduce the keynote by Oracle's Dr Mohamad Afshar, declared that he could see with his own eyes that "interest...
In this brand new SYS-CON.TV Power Panel, recorded in Times Square on the eve of Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, which was held in Santa Clara, CA, November 1 -4, 2010, Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan discusses the State of the Nation with regard to Enterprise Cloud Computing with...
"The combination of the Abiquo platform and IP developed in conjunction with our partners has enabled BlueFire to today provide a no compromise approach to give our customers complete flexibility to define their own environments – just like a physical datacenter, but without the need t...
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.
Keith Curtis, author of 'After the Software Wars' has published an Open Letter to the American author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, in which he sings the praises of free software and laments that "Proprietary software and a lack of cooperation among our software scientists has ...
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Adaptivity, Inc, the company that is putting "IT Blueprinting" on the map of Enterprise IT, is adamant: IT must invest in architecture and engineering, and it must do so right away, here and now in 2010, 2011 and beyond. An innovative IT executive, with an...
So TechCrunch, founded on June 11, 2005 by Michael Arrington, was acquired yesterday - September 28, 2010 - by AOL. In announcing the acquisition - on TechCrunch itself, naturally! - AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong wrote, in addition to saying that the TC acquisition was "a great complement to...
"This represents a resounding validation of RightScale's leadership in cloud management and our tremendous potential for expansion in the fast-evolving cloud computing market," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale this week, as the company announced that it has closed a new round o...
Describing it as "Cloud-in-a-box," Oracle used the opening day of Oracle OpenWorld to launch Exalogic Elastic Cloud, with CEO Larry Ellison delivering a keynote in which he personally pulled the wraps off.
Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem - now expanded to a list of 250 and growing daily thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account (@jg21) and a very kind mention by ReadWriteWeb - there have been suggestions that a...
Who is buying Novell? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that VMware is in talks to acquire Novell's Linux software unit. Novell, adds the Journal, is in "advanced talks with at least two buyers." VMware's primary interest would be in purchasing Novell's SUSE Linux operating system b...
In an announcement made Tuesday at the company HQ by the CEO of Twitter, Evan Williams (@ev), who bought one of the world's most famous domains for just $7,500, Twitter revealed its new look.
"By filing this vindictive lawsuit against Oracle and Mark Hurd, the HP board is acting with utter disregard for [the Oracle-HP] partnership," thundered Larry Ellison Tuesday in a statement. “Oracle has long viewed HP as an important partner,” the Oracle CEO noted, adding “The HP Board...
News agencies around the world are reporting that HP is taking its former CEO Mark Hurd to court, just 24 hours after Oracle announced Monday that he'd been appointed Co-President of Oracle.
"There is no executive in the IT world with more relevant experience than Mark [Hurd]" declared Oracle's founder & CEO Larry Ellison yesterday, as Oracle announced that Charles Phillips, who as Co-President with CFO Safra Catz has evolved Oracle's field culture toward a more customer-c...
The report in the Wall Street Journal of the possibility that Oracle is about to hire ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd are being circulated Sunday the length and breadth of the World Wide Web.
"To understand the need for the Open vSwitch, you have to realize that while CPU virtualization, including hardware support, has evolved rapidly over the last decade, network virtualization has lagged behind pretty badly." This statement, and many more besides, occurs in a blog publish...
Citrix announced Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VMLogix, a leading provider of virtualization management for private and public clouds. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2010, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions, and...
As Dell and HP slug it out to capture 3PAR, Cisco may be adopting a quieter acquisition style and attempting - according to TechCrunch anyway - to acquire Skype. Citing someone it refers to only as "one of our more reliable sources," the Silicon Valley-based site claims Cisco has alrea...
The draft specification of CloudAudit - an API aimed at providing a common interface and namespace to enable automated the auditing of cloud infrastructures with respect to any number of compliance frameworks - has just been released to the IETF. CloudAudit, according to the draft, pro...
Eucalyptus Systems, the specialist in delivering private cloud software, has raised $20M in round of VC financing that takes its total funding now to $25.5M. The news comes hard on the heels of the announcement - in March 2010 - of Mårten Mickos as the company's CEO. Mickos, formerly C...
According to Alexei Oreskovic of Reuters, the purchase of $120M in Facebook stock by Elevation Partners - a private equity firm whose partners include U2 frontman Bono - values the social networking company at a staggering $23BN.
As the delegates arriving in Prague today from all corners of Europe (and USA, Australia) in readiness for Cloud Expo Europe are aware, where cloud computing is concerned the Enterprise IT industry has gone from asking 'What?' and 'Why?' to asking 'How?' and 'When?' - making 2010 the y...
Microsoft's Vince Menzione, General Manager for Microsoft's partner strategy in the US public sector, has been underlining his company's "end-to-end commitment to cloud computing." In a magazine interview this week Menzione declared: "All of our salespeople will be leading with cloud.....
Further cementing its position as the fastest-growing and highest-energy cloud computing event in the world, the 6th International Cloud Expo being held at the Prague Hilton in the Czech Republic on June 21-22, 2010, will also feature - on June 21st - a @CloudCamp unconference. Clou...