• More Moves In The Cloud Price War–Atlantic.net Launches 99 Cent Servers

     

    One thing is sure in the infrastructure space and that is that prices are continuously trending downwards – it’s one of the irrefutable rules of the industry that the vendors keep moving in lockstep with each other to drop prices. Normally the price drops we hear about come from the bigger [...]

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  • Intralinks Rolls Out Customer Managed Encryption Keys

     

    On an almost daily basis I’m approached by file synchronization and sharing vendors who are focused on articulating a proposition that works within the setting of the largest enterprises. For these companies, the most important criteria is security, and hence vendors need to jump through a bunch of hoops to [...]

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  • Rackspace And An Example Of How NOT To Respond To A Critical Fault

     

    A couple of days ago Amazon Web Services announced a widespread rebooting that would occur over the next few days (see my coverage here and here). Subsequent details confirmed that the problem was an issue with the Xen hypervisor that AWS’ service is built upon. As I wrote about the [...]

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  • Is A Red Hat/Mirantis Divorce On The Cards? It’d Be No Surprise

     

    The OpenStack initiative is a rapidly changing one. A few years ago hardly a day went by without an announcement of a funding event for one-or-other OpenStack vendors. Some of those chickens have come home to roost and we’ve seen significant amounts of acquisition activity in the space and, by [...]

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  • Update On The Xen-Alypse–All You Need To Know

     

    Yesterday or, confusingly, today (depending on your time zone), I wrote about the fact that Amazon Web Services was doing a mass reboot of many of its servers, and the downstream impacts this will have on customers (and, the end users of those customer…

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  • Is Email Dead? Tipbit Is Adamant It’s Not

     

    I wrote recently about collaboration vendor Kato.im. The company believes that for many collaboration needs, email is a broken paradigm that needs to be displaced. The scourge of many of our working lives, massive inboxes, reply-to-all, no context and …

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  • Cue The Cloud Naysayers–Amazon Web Services Set To Nuke Bulk Servers

     

    Ouch. This one has to hurt. Amazon Web Services, the biggest, best known and by far the most dominant cloud infrastructure vendor just advised customers that an urgent patch is going to be rolled out over the next week. According to a blog post by Thor…

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  • Microsoft Delivers End User Insights With Delve

     

    VideoBig data is an awesome term but, frankly, it’s something that is hard for most people to grasp. This is in part due to the fact that there aren’t many particularly good examples of big data being presented to end users in a way which is simple and which extend [...]

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  • Logentries Plus New Relic. Enterprise Synergies Or Unnecessary Complexity?

     

    There is an interesting move in enterprise technology that takes organizations from a monolithic approach towards technology, to one where composability is the norm. To explain these terms we need to look at the way enterprise IT has traditionally been delivered. The orthodox approach towards enterprise IT has been to acquire a [...]

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  • Connecting Telephony To CRM–Invoca Tips Its Hat To Commercial Reality

     

    It’s easy to believe the hype from digital marketing proponents and take for granted that digital channels account for the vast majority of inbound sales calls to organizations. This is a view that is attractive since it is significantly easier to integrate digital communications into sales and marketing platforms than [...]

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