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Google Buys Xively for $50M to Build IoT Muscle
Mitch Wagner  
2/16/2018   Post a comment
Google is buying the Internet of Things platform from LogMeIn, which bought Xively in 2014 for $12 million.
Oracle Helps Enterprises Untangle Organizations
Mitch Wagner  
2/13/2018   2 comments
Oracle launched Enterprise Data Management Cloud to help enterprises track the surprisingly gnarly problem of figuring out how individual groups and business units fit into the organization.
Oracle's Hurd: 90% of Apps Will Integrate AI in 2 Years
Scott Ferguson  
2/12/2018   4 comments
Artificial intelligence and automation will become more integral to the enterprise, and 90% of all apps will have integrated AI capabilities by 2020, according to Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.
Citrix Acquires Cedexis to Boost Cloud Application Performance
Mitch Wagner  
2/12/2018   1 comment
Citrix is looking help enterprises and cloud providers speed cloud application performance.
Tata Consultancy's Strategic Pivot Has Cloud Implications
Mitch Wagner  
2/8/2018   1 comment
TCS is looking to add products to its traditional service offerings to help both enterprises and service providers make the transition to network virtualization and the cloud.
Microsoft Offering OneDrive Free to Competitors' Customers
Mitch Wagner  
2/6/2018   6 comments
Microsoft will let some users of Box, Dropbox or Google use OneDrive free until their contract with the competition runs out.
Cloud Market Growth Accelerates, Alibaba Joins Top Providers
Mitch Wagner  
2/5/2018   3 comments
The top cloud providers, previously numbering four, need to find room for another chair at the table.
Is the Cloud Drowning Juniper?
Mitch Wagner  
2/1/2018   1 comment
Changing demands by cloud providers are driving down revenues for Juniper, and at least one analyst thinks the problem isn't going away anytime soon.
Microsoft's Cloud Bet Keeps Paying Off
Mitch Wagner  
1/31/2018   13 comments
Azure alone grew at a whopping 98% year-over-year in Microsoft quarterly results reported Wednesday, driving quarterly revenue of $28.9 billion, up 12% year-over-year.
IBM Cloud Taps Into Nvidia GPUs for AI & HPC
Scott Ferguson  
1/31/2018   6 comments
IBM is now offering access to Nvidia's Tesla V100 GPUs through its cloud offerings to help accelerate AI, HPC and other high-throughput workloads.
IT Departments: Losing Control, Still Getting Blamed
Mitch Wagner  
1/24/2018   13 comments
The 'shadow IT' trend is growing worse, as more and more cloud data is not controlled by IT. And yet IT often gets blamed when things go wrong, according to studies.
Rainforest Raises $25M for Crowdsourced Software Quality Testing
Mitch Wagner  
1/23/2018   3 comments
Rainforest is like Lyft for software quality assurance, maintaining a fleet of testers who are available to developers at a moment's notice.
IBM & Maersk Set Sail With Blockchain
Mitch Wagner  
1/22/2018   Post a comment
The two companies are forming a joint venture to use blockchain to streamline international shipping.
Stanley Black & Decker CIO Drills Down Into Industrial IoT
Scott Ferguson  
1/22/2018   14 comments
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the factories making Stanley Black & Decker tools and other equipment.
Cisco Ex-Boss John Chambers Launches VC Firm & Praises Eating Insects
Mitch Wagner  
1/18/2018   5 comments
The former Cisco CEO and chairman has launched a VC firm with investments including Internet of Things, customer experience and this is where the bugs come in agritech.
Workday Acquires Machine Learning Startup SkipFlag
Scott Ferguson  
1/17/2018   1 comment
Workday is looking to build out its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities with the acquisition of startup SkipFlag.
Comcast Taps Amazon As 'Preferred' Cloud Provider
Mitch Wagner  
1/16/2018   1 comment
Comcast is turning to Amazon Web Services as it looks to augment waning traditional pay-TV with added services such as home security and mobile access. But what does 'preferred' mean?
Smartsheet Acquires Converse.AI for Conversational Workflow Automation
Mitch Wagner  
1/16/2018   9 comments
Bolsters natural-language capabilities for Smartsheet's service that aims to automate business processes.
Cradlepoint Cooks Up Cloud Connectivity
Mitch Wagner  
1/16/2018   Post a comment
Cradlepoint's cloud service provides 4G LTE wide-area network connectivity for enterprise branches, vehicles and the Internet of Things.
Are Public Clouds Interchangeable Commodities, Like Light Bulbs?
Mitch Wagner  
1/15/2018   Post a comment
'Pluggable cloud' means moving workloads from one public cloud to another to get the best deal. Deloitte Consulting's David Linthicum is skeptical.
Dropbox Reportedly Filing for IPO
Scott Ferguson  
1/12/2018   1 comment
Cloud storage and file sharing firm Dropbox has filed confidentially for an IPO, according to Bloomberg. The company is valued at over $10 billion.
IBM Planning to Reassign 30,000 Technology Services Jobs Report
Mitch Wagner  
1/12/2018   1 comment
About a third of staff would be 'productively redeployed,' with about 10,000 of these IBM positions marked for attrition, according to a report on The Register.
CloudHealth, ParkMyCloud Partner to Rein in Enterprise Cloud Costs
Mitch Wagner  
1/11/2018   5 comments
CloudHealth and ParkMyCloud are combining technologies to let cloud users figure out how much they're spending on cloud and automate optimizing workloads to reduce costs.
Cloud Market Soared to $180B in Revenue in 2017 Study
Scott Ferguson  
1/5/2018   Post a comment
The market for cloud computing continued to grow in 2017, with revenues surpassing the $180 billion mark for the year, a 24% growth rate over 2016, according to Synergy Research.
Data Center M&A Booms, As Enterprises Change IT Priorities
Mitch Wagner  
1/5/2018   Post a comment
As enterprises focus more on improving IT capabilities, and less on owning data center real estate, the shift is driving a boom in data center M&A activity, according to a report from Synergy Research.
Microsoft Is a 'Deeply Open Source Company,' Says Azure CTO Russinovich
Mitch Wagner  
1/4/2018   Post a comment
Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich describes the company's attitude toward open source, edge computing, and blockchain in a brief but wide-ranging interview with Enterprise Cloud News.
Microsoft Acquiring Avere to Expand Cloud Data Storage
Scott Ferguson  
1/3/2018   Post a comment
Microsoft has inked a deal to acquire Avere Systems to help customers better store data in the cloud and hybrid environments.
Are Amazon & Salesforce Ditching Oracle?
Mitch Wagner  
1/3/2018   5 comments
Both Amazon and Salesforce are looking to get away from Oracle, according to a report from The Information.
Arris Builds Cloud Platform for Next Decade
Mitch Wagner  
1/2/2018   Post a comment
Networking vendor Arris is transitioning from 15-year-old on-premises infrastructure to the cloud, and hoping that transition will put the company in the innovation forefront for many years.
LinkD, Construction App Startup, Has Enterprise Cloud Needs
Scott Ferguson  
1/2/2018   Post a comment
In order to get its app out to the construction industry, LinkD formerly WireFlare needs enterprise-level cloud help. It found a willing partner in Oracle.
Hyperscale Data Centers Continued to Grow in 2017
Scott Ferguson  
12/26/2017   4 comments
A report finds that the number of hyperscale data centers scattered across the globe continued to grow in 2017. By the end of the year, there were nearly 400 of these facilities worldwide.
AWS, Azure Lead $35B+ Public Cloud Market
Scott Ferguson  
12/21/2017   11 comments
A report from financial analyst firm Jefferies finds that the combined IaaS and PaaS markets were worth more than$35 billion in the third quarter, with AWS and Azure leading the way. SaaS revenues stood at an additional $33 billion.
Flixbus Rides the Cloud to Make Buses Sexy
Mitch Wagner  
12/21/2017   27 comments
Flixbus is using the cloud to connect 250 regional bus companies to provide long-haul service in Europe.
Oracle Buying Construction Specialist Aconex for $1.2B
Scott Ferguson  
12/18/2017   6 comments
Oracle is paying $1.2 billion for Aconex, an Australia-based company that specializes in cloud-based applications for the construction industry.
Google Nabs Former Cloud Holdout Etsy
Mitch Wagner  
12/15/2017   6 comments
Etsy once said the cloud wasn't for them, but now they're taking their IT to Google Cloud, in a pairing-off against mutual competitor Amazon.
Cisco: Enterprises Will 'Spend Differently'
Mitch Wagner  
12/11/2017   4 comments
As Cisco transforms from hardware sales to recurring software and services revenue, enterprises need to get used to different spending patterns.
Cisco Acquiring Cloud Optimization Specialist
Scott Ferguson  
12/8/2017   2 comments
For its latest acquisition, Cisco is buying, a small cloud optimization specialist that looks to help cut the cost of managing multiple clouds.
Make-a-Wish Foundation Soars to Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
12/8/2017   1 comment
The Make-a-Wish Foundation is looking to Salesforce to streamline the process of fulfilling dreams for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Arista Takes Aim at Cisco: 'Legacy Routers Are a Thing of the Past'
Mitch Wagner  
12/6/2017   5 comments
Routers are dead, but routing continues to be important, Arista says.
Dell Brings Hyperconverged Appliances to Latest PowerEdge Servers
Scott Ferguson  
11/30/2017   3 comments
Dell EMC is adding support for its VxRail and XC series hyperconverged appliances to the company's own 14th generation PowerEdge servers.
AWS Draws Disney in as Cloud Customer
Scott Ferguson  
11/29/2017   13 comments
Amazon Web Services has scored another big customer win with signing The Walt Disney Company on as a public cloud customer. The NFL and Expedia have also signed up with AWS.
Microsoft & SAP Expand Their HANA, Azure Partnership
Scott Ferguson  
11/28/2017   3 comments
Microsoft and SAP are already partnering on various cloud projects, but now the two companies are drawing even closer. The new deal includes internal support, as well as new ways to reach additional customers.
HPE OneSphere Looks to Manage Multiple Clouds Through SaaS
Scott Ferguson  
11/28/2017   1 comment
HPE OneSphere is the company's latest offering to manage multiple clouds. The platform uses a SaaS portal to deliver the management services and can deploy resources as need to developers and other parts of the enterprise.
UPenn CIO: Cloud Is Here, Resistance Is Futile
Scott Ferguson  
11/27/2017   12 comments
At the University of Pennsylvania, CIO Tom Murphy is looking to bring a cloud-first philosophy to the 277-year-old institution. To get there, he needs buy-in from students and faculty.
HPE: Can the New Boss Bring Back the Magic?
Mitch Wagner  
11/27/2017   5 comments
Meg Whitman was the leader HPE needed to streamline for the new century. Can new CEO Antonio Neri finish the job?
Forrester: Don't Give Up on Private Clouds, Yet
Scott Ferguson  
11/22/2017   2 comments
In looking ahead toward 2018, Forrester finds that private clouds are poised for a comeback, despite the focus on public cloud provides such as AWS and Azure.
Microsoft Doubles Down on Open Source, Analytics for Developers
Scott Ferguson  
11/16/2017   3 comments
To increase development in the cloud, Microsoft is continuing to invest in open source and data analytics technologies. At its Connect show, Redmond rolled out new tools to assist the company's legions of developers.
Google Cloud Spanner Updates: Better Uptime, More Support
Scott Ferguson  
11/15/2017   Post a comment
Google Cloud Spanner, the company's globally distributed database, is getting several updates, including multi-region support, as well as an improved SLA that offers near-perfect availability.
Cisco Creates $1B Financing Program for Smart Cities
Scott Ferguson  
11/14/2017   4 comments
Cisco is looking to delve further into smart cities and IoT technologies with a $1 billion financing program for those communities looking to make investments.
Quip Wants to Kill Email Attachments
Mitch Wagner  
11/10/2017   25 comments
Quip's vision is embedding discussion around business documents rather than swapping documents in email.
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