• Joyent Announces New Funding Round–Can It Reinvent Itself Into Relevance?

     

    Joyent is a funny sort of a vendor. Its path has been complex to say the least. It is the creation of a decade’s worth of mergers, pivots and executive shifts. Since 2007 the primary focus of the company, spearheaded by then CEO Jason Hoffman, was the …

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  • Bitnami Enables Deployment Of Its Application Catalog To Google

     

    Bitnami is a cool little vendor doing something fundamental (if, arguably, a little unexciting). The company has a marketplace (it calls it a launchpad) from where organizations can deploy a huge variety of open source and commercial applications. With…

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  • Birst Pushes To Differentiate A Third Party Analytics Platform

     

    When Salesforce.com announced Wave, its analytics offering, there was much speculation about what it meant for other vendors. The general consensus was that it would be negative for vendors offering lighter weight analytics products but beneficial for …

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  • Pure Storage Joins The OpenStack Foundation

     

    OpenStack is the open source cloud operating system that people either love or hate – its detractors say it is an immature and over-hyped technology. At the same time proponents say that OpenStack gives that ideal solution – the ability to build AWS-like scalable clouds, but to do so using open [...]

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  • Capriza Raises $27 Million To Mobilize Legacy Enterprise Apps

     

    Anyone who is used to using consumer mobile applications and hasn’t spent much time in enterprise IT would be forgiven for wondering why enterprise applications are generally so difficult to use and unfriendly. Over the past few years the gap has gotte…

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  • Skyhigh’s Cloud Adoption Report–Updating The Numbers

     

    Skyhigh Networks is a vendor that offers enterprises a platform focused on ensuring compliance and security – it goes without saying that for Skyhigh, lots of usage of unsanctioned applications helps justify its existence. It is for this reason that Skyhigh produces a regular report looking at cloud adoption within enterprises. The [...]

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  • EMC Moves Fast To Retain Relevance And Survive–More Acquisitions Announced

     

    EMC is one of those traditional technology vendors that people groan about. Despite being a massive player, with big revenues and committed customers, they’re not in the “cloud cool kids club”. That is to say they don’t fit nicely in a cloud view of the world. Their traditional revenue streams [...]

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  • Kato Goes Enterprise–Because Collaboration Is The Theme Du Jour

     

    Last week news broke that enterprise team collaboration vendor Slack was in the midst of a funding round that was valuing the company at around $1 billion. A heady valuation for a young company. The reasons are clear, as innovation and agility become t…

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  • Pertino Jumps On The “Networking For Docker” Stage

     

    Considering the amazing uptake that Docker has received since its inception, it is understandable to think that every possible issue related to the project has been solved. But when one reflects upon the fact that Docker is only a year or so old, it st…

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  • How The Worm Turns–NetApp Starts Talking Hybrid Cloud Fabric

     

    Mahatma Gandhi famously said (although many dispute that it came from his lips) the line “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”. It is a line almost perfectly constructed for the technology industry where the same sentiment has been changed into [...]

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