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“We’ve embraced every version of VMware vCloud Connector released by VMware,” commented Dante Orsini, iland’s SVP of Business Development as Iland announced it’s leveraging VMware vCloud Connector Advanced Edition. Customers will be able to securely connect their VMware environments to...
Let’s see, where were we? Oh, yes, Dell’s special committee had rejected a sweetened offer of $13.75 a share because it didn’t want to throw out the shares sitting on the fence that didn’t vote “yes” or “no” on the buy-out offer to take the company private, leaving it looking likely ...
The Dell board’s special committee has rejected Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners offer to pay $13.75 a share for the company in exchange for not counting shares that don’t vote one way or the other on the buy-out as being against it. In a letter to Michael Dell and Silver Lake m...
Three-year-old DataStax, born to commercialize Cassandra, the cloud-oriented, open source NoSQL Big Data database initially developed by Facebook for its own search purposes, and now considering an IPO, has raised a $45 million D round led by Scale Venture Partners. The new money bri...
SolidFire, the Colorado-based all-SSD purveyor, has gotten a $31 million C round led by strategic investor Samsung, which is supplying the 960GB flash drives in its latest storage system. The round brings SolidFire’s total outside investment to $68 million. The widgetry, called the...
Apple only has 10 more days before an International Trade Commission’s import ban on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 and earlier takes effect on Monday, August 5. That is unless the White House vetoes it, something that hasn’t happened since President Reagan over 25 years ago, or, i...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Appcore, provider of the industry’s only complete automated cloud management platform, has been named “Bronze 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 Sa...
Over the past few months I have noticed a change in the enterprise mobility space. Cloud mobility, once a distant vision, now seems to be a mainstream topic. I have seen a shift from companies believing it necessary to set-up their own internal mobile platforms, mobile infrastructure...
QLogic on Friday announced that its FabricCache adapter has been dubbed by CRN as one of "The 10 Coolest Flash Storage Products Of 2013 (So Far)." FabricCache revolutionizes enterprise application performance by delivering server-based cache acceleration to virtualized and clustered ap...
“We’re leading the charge into the cloud for American businesses,” said SOA Software EVP Roberto Medrano as SOA Software announced that its API Management solution is a Finalist in the American Business Awards “APIs are the backbone of the new, interconnected world of web commerce – we...
My colleague and Cognizant's Co-Director of theCenter for The Future of Work, Ben Pring shares in this guest post, his insights into the idea of "Code Halos" and the role they play in digital transformations and SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud). The concept of "Code Halos" i...
CoreSite, provider of network dense, cloud enabled data center solutions,has announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Tom Ray, CoreSite's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to record a solid quarter of growth for CoreSite, and importantl...
The shareholder vote on whether to sell Dell to its founder Michael Dell and private equity house Silver Lake Partners, postponed last week to July 24 when the initial count wasn’t breaking Michael’s way, has been delayed again until Friday August 2. The Dell-Silver Lake consortium ha...
The convergence of market transitions, ranging from collaboration and video to virtualization and cloud-based services, is fundamentally changing the way customers acquire and use technology. As new advanced services and products are introduced, organizations that strengthen their com...
I think this book is a perfect place to start for those new to the Windows Phone 8 application development. The author covers a wide variety of topics at a level deep enough that you understand the topic and its context. A majority of my experience on Microsoft devices was with embedd...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
Over the last year there have been an influx of new graphical user interfaces (UIs) as monitoring and dashboard vendors scramble to keep up with large enterprises increasingly focused on understanding the business impact of IT, and Netuitive is no exception. Today’s enterprises are ...
“SharePoint in the cloud – that is what we do in a nutshell. SharePoint is a complex platform and we try and simplify that by saying we’ll take care of it, we’ll put it out there in the cloud and we’ll manage it for you,”explainde Rob LaMear, CEO & Founder of Fpweb.net, in this SYS-CON...
Ping Identity, the 11-year-old Denver company that provides secure cloud-ified single sign-on to half of the Fortune 100 and reportedly has its eye on going public next year, has raised a $44 million F round led by private equity house W Capital Partners, brought in to help with the IP...
Cloud brokers were recognized and described by Gartner analysts as the `Intermediary services that support fast cloud adoption`. From their customers’ perspectives cloud brokers are the system integrators (SI) or the `cloud enablers` that support fast adoption and maintenance of cloud ...
The OpenNebula Project has just announced the beta release of OpenNebula 4.2, the first update of the fourth series of its widely deployed OpenNebula cloud management platform, a fully open-source solution for data center management and enterprise cloud computing. With a sysadmin-centr...
As you may already know, SPDY (pronounced "SPeeDY") is a new networking protocol introduced by Google and designed to reduce the web latency associated with HTTP. With SPDY, web pages load up to 64 percent faster than HTTP alone, according to Google. It accomplishes this by adding a se...
Microsoft Sunday slashed the price of its poorly selling ARM-based Windows-incompatible Surface RT by $150 to $349 for the 32GB model. That’s without the cover that also functions as a touch-sensitive keyboard. With the magnet cover the price is $449. The bigger 64GB model has been c...
In a previous article, I summarized that Gartner was seeing increased inquiries and spending on IT analytics platforms from buyers that traditionally purchased application performance monitoring tools. This suggested that one of Gartner's "five pillars of APM" - namely analytics, was t...
After circulating Google’s concessions among its rivals, the head of the European Commission’s antitrust unit Joaquin Almunia says that its proposal won’t cut the mustard and that it’ll have to do better to quiet complaints that it’s unfairly blocking competitors’ search results. If ...
Microsoft’s little adventure into tablet land has cost it a $900 million charge to cover its slashing prices on its hard-to-move ARM-based Surface RT widgets earlier this week by as much as 30%. But that was only part of its fiscal Q4 story of missed revenue and profit expectations T...
Don’t correct me if you’ve heard this one before: Information wants to be free. The Internet, cloud services plus mobile devices offer limitless possibilities to experience this freedom. With Big Data, information wants to be relevant, too. There are now more mobile phones in the world...
In the world of information security, small businesses and the security needs of small businesses are often overlooked, particularly in the realm of application security. When looking at the investment required to build a robust application security program, it really doesn’t make sens...
Dell early Thursday morning put off the stockholders’ vote on whether it should be bought for $13.65 a share by founder Michael Dell and private equity house Silver Lake Partners after the yes votes reportedly proved narrowly short of approval. No results were officially disclosed. Th...
EMC is buying ScaleIO and its scalable server-based Elastic Converged Storage (ECS) software. It said it’s paying cash but not how much although the chatty Israeli business press put the price at between $200 million and $300 million. The start-up is supposed to strength EMC’s Flas...
Coraid on Tuesday announced the general availability of its latest and fastest file storage appliance – the Coraid ZX4000. "Public cloud scalability, economics and resilience models are setting a new agenda for IT," said Coraid CEO Kevin Brown. The ZX4000 delivers flash-enhanced perfor...
For many companies with whom I talk, there isn’t a lack of IT talent when it comes to security--just a lack of hours in the day, computing resources and necessary headcount with specific expertise to change the culture from reactive to proactive and strategic risk management. Executive...
HyTrust, the cloud automation security company, has gotten a new funding and strategic pal in In-Q-Tel (IQT), the venture arm of the CIA and other American black ops. HyTrust said the undisclosed investment, which is supposed to tickle its technology at scale, was a direct result of ...
More and more, small and medium-sized enterprises have become the victim of cybercrime. However, there is no reason that they should endure it sorrowfully. An authentication platform, for example, can be a solution for password hacking. There was a time when mostly banks and large com...
Following several discussions with fellow bloggers and industry executives, I found it quite fitting that the natural cloud leaders are the top software and web giants: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. While Amazon’s AWS is The public cloud today Google recently reported that it is doubli...
In a previous post, I demonstrated how to add more depth to the analysis of a Compuware APM Web Load Test by combining the external load results with the application and infrastructure data collected by the Compuware PureStack Technology. But, now that we have tested the system once, w...
Asigra, the Toronto backup and recovery house that set the industry standard for capacity pricing back in 1992, aims to do it again but this time make it harder for rivals like Symantec, HP, EMC and CA to follow its example without paying it a tax since it’s got a patent pending on its...
In this article I want to revisit the subject of the 4th dimension as it relates to enterprise mobility and and its importance to many industries and business processes. First, let's review our definition of 3D and 4D. Three dimensional is made up of length, width and height in one c...
After three shareholder advisors backed Dell’s privatization plan, Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist shareholder who’s trying to squeeze more money out of his recently acquired ~9% position in the company, now second only to Michael Dell’s 16% holding, posted an open letter to Dell ...
Microsoft is reorganizing, a business it’s likely to be at for at least the next year before it or anyone else knows if it’s working although the scheme has immediately garnered a Doubting Thomas or two dubious that the restructuring will help Microsoft create more popular, saleable pr...