• Microsoft Rolls Out Kubernetes Support And The Docker Steamroller Keeps Moving

     

    Docker: the open source initiative that takes Linux applications and wraps them up in a nice tight package that means that those applications can be scaled and deployed quickly and easily. Azure: Microsoft’s attempt to deliver a compelling cloud computing infrastructure platform to the world. At first glance one would [...]

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  • Netskope Delivers Box’s Business Development Function–And Vice Versa

     

    Here’s an example of an announcement that purports to be a deep integration but is little more (in my view) than an opportunistic way for two organizations to meet their different business goals. The first party is cloud collaboration and file sharing vendor Box who, while regarded as one of the [...]

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  • Netskope Delivers Box’s Business Development Function–And Vice Versa

     

    Here’s an example of an announcement that purports to be a deep integration but is little more (in my view) than an opportunistic way for two organizations to meet their different business goals. The first party is cloud collaboration and file sharing vendor Box who, while regarded as one of the [...]

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  • On The Way To An IPO, Nutanix Raises A Massive $140M

     

    It was only a few months ago that Nutanix, a five-year old converged infrastructure provider, raised over $100M in funding and today they’re at it again with the announcement of $140M in Series E funding. The round is based on a whopping $2B+ valuation and speaks to the massive opportunity [...]

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  • Kato.im Wants To Disrupt Broken Business Email–But Can Business Email Be Disrupted?

     

    Email is a funny thing. While many knowledge workers consider an overflowing email inbox as the bane of their existence, multiple attempts to find alternative solutions have proven unsuccessful. Email might be fundamentally broken, but it is still the …

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  • Volometrix Attempts To Measure Employee Productivity–But Is It A Flawed Model?

     

    We’re seeing a tectonic shift in the way organizations work. Distributed team, global collaboration, remote-working and cloud tools all make agility ever more possible within organizations. But it also makes it harder to really assess employee, and by extension organizational, efficiency. This is the problem space that Volometrix is looking [...]

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  • Google Gets Serious About Its Cloud Platform–Targets Verticals

     

    VideoThere has been much discussion over the past year or two as to just how committed Google is to executing upon its chance to be one of the big cloud infrastructure vendors. Sure they have the technical know-how and scale, but do they have all the c…

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  • SoftLayer Delivers Bare Metal, Rapid Deployment And Hourly Billing–Best Of All Worlds?

     

    It’s the week of VMware’s annual VMworld event (disclosure – VMware is covering my travel and expenses to attend the event), so expect a raft of announcements from both VMware and its partners, and all the myriad VMware competitors trying to rain on the virtualization king’s parade. An example of the latter [...]

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  • Good Idea, Bad Use Of Jargon–Feedvisor Raises $6M For Its ‘Algorithmic Repricing Platform’

     

    The idea of applying analytics to day to day business decisions is an increasingly attention-grabbing direction for vendors to go. Seemingly every operation within an organization can have analysis applied to it to make it more effective – marketing, sales, finance, supply chain management – there’s a big data story to all [...]

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  • VMware Gets Docker Love–Announces A Raft Of Integrations And Partnerships

     

    It was only a matter of time until VMware kind of virtualization realized that Docker, the containerization initiative that is setting the world on fire, constitutes both a very real risk and a massive opportunity. Despite the hyperbole suggesting that Containers will disrupt virtualization in the near future, virtualization remains an [...]

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