Mitch Wagner
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Is Microsoft Planning Reorg Around Cloud?
Mitch Wagner  
6/30/2017   12 comments
To intensify its focus on the cloud, Microsoft plans a global sales reorganization and job cuts, according to reports.
Startup Platform9 Scores $22M Funding for Cloud Management
Mitch Wagner  
6/30/2017   2 comments
Four-year-old Platform9 supports OpenStack and Kubernetes enterprise cloud management.
Microsoft's Cloudyn Buy Boosts Multi-Cloud Strategy
Mitch Wagner  
6/29/2017   2 comments
Microsoft bought Cloudyn, which helps enterprises contain costs of running applications on Microsoft and competitors' clouds.
Cisco & Microsoft Are Collaborating: Arista Should Be Worried
Mitch Wagner  
6/29/2017   3 comments
Cisco and Microsoft are working on standardized APIs that marry the performance and resilience of Cisco switches with the flexibility of white box equipment. And Microsoft is Arista's biggest customer.
Cisco Makes 'Intuitive' Bet to Reconquer Networks
Mitch Wagner  
6/28/2017   4 comments
With its 'network intuitive' strategy, Cisco is looking to take control of enterprise networks in exchange for delivering security and massive business value.
Cisco, Microsoft, in 'Major,' Mysterious Cloud Deal
Mitch Wagner  
6/28/2017   5 comments
Microsoft and Cisco are in a deal involving Nexus switches on Azure. We don't know a whole lot more.
Apple Hugs Cisco in Big Enterprise Push
Mitch Wagner  
6/26/2017   7 comments
The two companies are partnering to pitch themselves as the secure platform for enterprise networking.
Deluxe Corp. Checks In With Private Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
6/26/2017   18 comments
Billion-dollar Deluxe Corp. is leveraging a private cloud to transform from check-printing to a full suite of services for financial companies.
Google vs. Apple: When Your Computer Breaks, Where Are You Better Off?
Mitch Wagner  
6/26/2017   23 comments
Hardware always fails. When the inevitable failure comes, are you better off storing your data in Apple iCloud or Google Cloud?
Amazon Says Walmart Bullies Vendors Off AWS Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
6/22/2017   18 comments
Walmart is pushing some of its vendors to find alternatives to Amazon Web Services. Amazon says that's bullying.
Oracle Earnings Soar on Cloud Growth
Mitch Wagner  
6/21/2017   2 comments
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) topped $1 billion for the first time, with strong growth in platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service (PaaS and IaaS) as well.
Liberty Mutual Aspires to Be 'Software Company That Sells Insurance'
Mitch Wagner  
6/21/2017   11 comments
It's a familiar problem: Developing solutions with proprietary technology just takes too long, and IT faces pressure from customers and users to get more agile. Liberty Mutual turned to Cloud Foundry for results.
Juniper Pushes Network Virtualization
Mitch Wagner  
6/20/2017   1 comment
Juniper introduced Cloud-Grade Networking, adding telemetry, automation, security and machine learning to help enterprises make the transition to the cloud.
Amazon Steals Big Microsoft Customer With Whole Foods Purchase
Mitch Wagner  
6/18/2017   4 comments
Microsoft bragged about having Whole Foods as an Azure, Active Directory and Office 365 customer. Are those bragging rights going to Amazon now?
Cloud Foundry Takes Diversity 'Exceptionally Seriously'
Mitch Wagner  
6/16/2017   6 comments
As a little African-American girl fascinated by computers, Kyla McMullen says she wanted to turn herself into a white boy to fit in, but now she's standing out as a woman in tech.
Comcast Looks to Beat Customer Hate With Private Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
6/15/2017   5 comments
Comcast is boosting its dismal customer satisfaction ratings with a private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud built on Cloud Foundry.
Google & Microsoft Tout Multi-Cloud,but Where's Amazon?
Mitch Wagner  
6/15/2017   4 comments
Amazon was conspicuous by its absence from a discussion of moving workloads between multiple cloud providers.
Microsoft Goes for Cloud Foundry Gold
Mitch Wagner  
6/13/2017   1 comment
Beefing up Azure support for the open source platform-as-a-service software, Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as a gold member.
Inside Apple's New 'Business Chat'
Mitch Wagner  
6/13/2017   10 comments
Apple wants companies to communicate with their customers over Messages, and is building tools to do it.
Verizon: Enterprises Scoff at Phony White Boxes
Mitch Wagner  
6/12/2017   Post a comment
When it comes to white box networking, enterprises demand the real deal, Verizon says.
To Stop AI From Going Rogue, Make It Neurotic
Mitch Wagner  
6/9/2017   9 comments
Make AI doubt its own usefulness in order to make sure we can switch it off, according to researchers at the University of California Berkeley.
Lloyds Inks 1.3B Cloud Deal With IBM
Mitch Wagner  
6/9/2017   9 comments
Lloyds Banking Group signed a ten-year agreement, valued at US$1.66 billion, to move to a private cloud.
Facebook Getting Pushback on Open Source Hardware Initiative
Mitch Wagner  
6/8/2017   Post a comment
Getting startup and investor pushback on Telecom Infra Project.
Apple's Cloud Strategy Will Save the iPad
Mitch Wagner  
6/8/2017   18 comments
Early predictions that iPads would replace the PC aren't wrong. They were just premature.
Is Facebook Moving WhatsApp off IBM?
Mitch Wagner  
6/7/2017   1 comment
Facebook is reportedly looking to bring its messaging service to its own data centers, costing IBM a marquee customer.
Apple Adding 'Business Chat' to Messages, for Enterprise Customer Service
Mitch Wagner  
6/6/2017   6 comments
Going against Facebook and Twitter, Apple is offering businesses channels to connect with customers.
VMware Lets You Fiddle With Your Hybrid Cloud to Cut Costs
Mitch Wagner  
6/6/2017   2 comments
The updated vRealize cloud management suite lets users move workloads to wherever they're cheapest – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or on-premises VMware-based private cloud.
Apple Tunes Up Siri & Cloud Services
Mitch Wagner  
6/5/2017   13 comments
Cloud services took center stage at Apple's annual spring product launch, with a new music speaker to rival Amazon Echo, as well as added cloud hooks in the new version of iOS.
For Boys Town, Private Cloud Ain't Heavy
Mitch Wagner  
6/5/2017   8 comments
The not-for-profit, providing childcare and healthcare across the US, is moving to a private cloud infrastructure to provide IT agility while keeping costs down.
Beware the Blockchain Bubble
Mitch Wagner  
6/2/2017   5 comments
Plans to use blockchain for business call to mind another word starting with 'B.'
Cloud Growth Spawns Worries, Mary Meeker Reports
Mitch Wagner  
6/1/2017   5 comments
Enterprise cloud spending is nearly equal to spending on conventional data centers, but security is still a concern, along with other potential problems.

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