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Alibaba CEO Jack Ma’s most heartfelt wish will reportedly come true next week when he’s able to put something of a period – or at least a coda – to Yahoo!’s rocky involvement with his company. It’s gonna cost him though. All Things Digital, that Yahoo know-it-all, says Yahoo has ag...
Windows Server 2012 Storage Space subsystem now virtualizes storage by abstracting multiple physical disks into a logical construct with specified capacity. The process is to group selected physical disks into a container, the so-called storage pool, such that the total capacity collec...
Cloud services and solutions play a critical role in the cloud ecosystem. With the cloud comes increased complexities and an increased need for integration, aggregation and automation capabilities. This is a disruptive change for both business and IT, and constitutes a series of challe...
A two-and-a-half-year-old Berlin-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) start-up you never heard of called ProfitBricks thinks it can take on Amazon Web Services and win. By its lights the likes of Amazon, Rackspace, Savvis and GoGrid are all first-generation and it’s not. It cla...
Baidu, China’s biggest PC-based search engine, said Monday in Beijing that it’s going to put upwards of $1.6 billion in a new cloud computing center. It declined to give details but the sum it says it’s willing to spend is a powerful lot of money in any currency. One report suggest...
A billion dollars more or less – poof – disappeared off of Intel’s books Friday morning when it lowered its Q3 revenue guidance to $13.2 billion plus or minus $300 million, down about 7.3% from a range of $13.8 billion-$14.8 billion or a mid-point of $14.3 billion. It also withdrew i...
Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, announced that its Cloud Path software as a service is now generally available for migrating Windows and Linux server images to public clouds with no infrastructure to buy or maintain and no upfront costs or fees. The fully-automated migration...
Police responded to Dell’s campus in Round Rock, Texas, Monday night (Labor Day) around 9:30 after gunshots were reported and a witness said someone with a gun was riding around a parking lot on a bicycle. It’s unclear how many shots may have been fired but three windows were broken in...
Scale-out networking using fast, fat and flat network topologies deliver the best ROI when building private or public cloud computing networks. A key ingredient of such high performance and highly efficient network designs is the Ethernet switch system that connects server, virtual mac...
Workday, the cloud-based HR company started by the guys who built PeopleSoft, is inching closer to going public. The company filed to go public in July but took advantage of a provision in the regulations to postpone disclosing its financials. As it happens it lost $46.9 million in t...
IDC has cut its prediction of PC growth this year from 5% to 0.9% or about 367 million units. It will be the second consecutive year of growth below 2%. The researcher figures US shipments will drop 3.7%. Dell last week reported quarterly sales off 14% year-over-year, HP was down 1...
The latest skinny about Amazon has it assembling an IP team to acquire and license patents as part of its defense against the dark arts practiced by Google and Apple to protect their mobile devices and digital content. Reuters says the mighty retailer is looking for someone who can “...
Acer CEO JT Wang claims Microsoft will upset the historic balance between hardware and software by selling its own tablets and has warned it to “think twice” about it before creating “a huge negative impact for the ecosystem” and ticking off other brands too. He is the first head of ...
Amazon Web Services is now offering new features for customers looking to run high-performance databases in the cloud by launching Elastic Block Store (EBS) Provisioned IOPS. Provisioned IOPS (input/output operations per second) are a new EBS volume type designed to deliver predictab...
Box, the cloud storage and file-sharing start-up, has gotten a massive $125 million E round. That makes roughly $284 million since Box started in 2005. Most of the new money – $100 million, in fact – is coming from General Atlantic, which is also contributing one of the operating par...
RPost, the company that owns Registered Email, has gotten two new patents that cover the systems and methods service providers use to track e-mail delivery or failure using server logs. RPost says the protocol-level technology was novel in 1999 when RPost first filed for the patents ...
If you want a current look into the state of enterprise software deliver at a global level, then this is the book for you. The book kicks off with a nice overview of the complexities involved with software delivery at an enterprise level. He then details what a typical software delive...
Microsoft has never reported a loss in its 26 years as a public company until Thursday when a gargantuan $6.19 billion write-down on aQuantative, the online ad agency it acquired in 2007 for $6.3 billion to compete against Google, plus $540 million in deferred revenue on Windows 8 nomi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Cla...
Following from the launch of Service Pack 1 (SP1), Liquid Technologies Ltd, a private software supplier, based in the UK, have announced that Liquid XML Studio 2012, their flagship xml software, right now features better XML C# code generation functionality. The most up-to-date 2012...
Remember BSM – business service management? A few years ago it was a hot IT trend that purported to help reduce costs by mapping specific business services to the underlying hardware and software that delivered them. The problem was that the mapping process was incredibly labor and tim...
Racemi has closed a $7 million Series B round of venture financing to further develop and market its software for migrating workloads to cloud computing. Racemi's software automates migration of existing workloads to all the major cloud platforms. This means it is no longer necessary ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that (ISC)² has been named “Association Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of cer...
Right after the successful release of Liquid XML Studio 2012, a sophisticated xml editor and all-inclusive XML toolkit and IDE, Liquid Technologies are delighted to declare the launch of Service Pack 1, containing a host of extra features along with general functionality and stability ...
IT departments are experiencing storage capacity needs doubling every 12-18 months, 50x the amount of information and 75x the number of files. IT managers are dealing with growing constraints on space, power and costs to manage their data center infrastructure. Intel is helping busines...
Enterprise IT organizations want to deploy a virtualized data center fabric that will provide the foundation for agile private cloud computing. Getting there does not have to be difficult, but it does require a new approach to data center infrastructure design – an approach that is non...
As an exhibitor at Cloud Expo New York, AT&T is offering special passes to SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company and one of the most hon...
Here we are less than three days before Facebook’s historic $100 billion IPO and General Motors or “people familiar with the matter” let slip to the Wall Street Journal that GM’s going to stop advertising on the social networking site because the paid ads are ineffective. The big Ame...
Most technology companies - especially Software companies do marketing all wrong. They make marketing all about "them". I call it "me-me-me" marketing. Marketing for technology should be about "the customer" - and how to make the customer successful. There are a few examples of so...
Dell has turned up with the very first cloud-directed microservers using Xeon processors built on Intel’s teeny-weeny 22nm process with sexy TriGate transistors. It will be amusing to see if AMD sends its recent SeaMicro microserver acquisition, which used to be tight with Intel, out...
In spite of the great strides the cloud industry has made in addressing security and integration concerns, large enterprises (e.g., banks, insurance companies, health care firms) continue to be reluctant to adopt the cloud for mission-critical applications. Further, resistance to cloud...
As much as the trial judge in the case between HP and Oracle over Itanium would like them to settle, Reuters reported an Oracle lawyer saying it wouldn’t happen. No surprise there. The judge the other day refused to settle the matter himself by finding for one side or another. Probab...
VMTurbo has added application delivery visibility to its intelligent workload management software for cloud and virtualized environments. The new Operations Manager 3.1 basically assures companies that it’s okay to virtualize business-critical applications because it can ensure servic...
Organizations in every industry, regardless of size or geography are embracing cloud computing as a way to reduce the complexity and costs associated with traditional IT approaches. This reality is driven by three related shifts: Customer, employee and partner expectations are changi...
The first wave of cloud computing enabled data center consolidation. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Cary Landis, senior cloud architect at NJVC, will discuss how the next wave, Platform as a Service (PaaS), will enable application consolidation. It will be more co...
Cloud technologies are moving at a rapid pace. The compelling drivers are the need for on-demand business solutions, lower cost for IT and the ability to deliver the rich experience that users need and expect. Enterprises are wrestling with private vs. public vs. hybrid cloud solutions...
Independent industry security expert Gunnar Peterson provides the analysis and decision support that will enable you make an informed choice when evaluating Security Gateways. Guide describes security architecture capabilities, common business use cases, and deployment considerations....
Xoreax’s acceleration solution distributes an application’s computational-intensive processes by harnessing idle CPU resources in the local network and/or public cloud. Xoreax uses unique process-level virtualization technology with a very low footprint to create a robust and fault-tol...
The sky is full of clouds. Some are perfect for companies needing outsourced IT, but others are built specifically for scalable Internet-enabled apps and solutions. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Duke Skarda, CTO of SoftLayer, will explore the difference between...
Microsoft – for reasons that haven’t been plumbed enough to satisfy skeptics – has set up a wholly owned open source subsidiary. Given history that’s an unusual step. It’s called Microsoft Open Technologies and it’ll be run by Jean Paoli, an XML standards expert whose interoperabilit...


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