• Because The File Sync And Share World Is Intense–Bitcasa And Whitelabel Success

     

    There is a huge amount of competition in the file synchronization and sharing space. While high-profile companies Box and Dropbox get most of the media attention, they certainly aren’t alone. Large platform vendors – Google, Microsoft and Citrix have their own products (Drive, OneDrive and ShareFile respectively). At the same time [...]

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  • Bracket Reworks The Virtual Private Cloud

     

    There are different drivers for using public and private cloud. Public cloud tends to be easier, quicker and cheaper while private cloud tends to be better when it comes to compliance issues. Several years ago Amazon Web Services (AWS) tried to find the best of both worlds by offering Virtual Private [...]

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  • Amazon Introduces Directory Service–More Pieces Of The Enterprise Puzzle

     

    For any existing enterprise looking to utilize the public cloud, there are a bunch of important things to think about. Unlike a startup which has no legacy systems to think about, existing enterprises need to think about how the public cloud will inter…

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  • Spikes Security Raises $11M To Remove Endpoint Browsers And Replace Them With Something Better

     

    The single biggest way that the bad people attack enterprise IT is via the internet browser and specifically browser-borne malware. It’s not a huge surprise, browsers are the lowest common denominator and an alluring place to focus attention – general users are, after all, more likely to visit risky sites than [...]

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  • The End Of Pretend? Cisco Looks Set To Partially Exit VCE Joint Venture

     

    Technology commentators, and especially those who cover cloud computing, have long scratched their heads over the long term prognosis for VCE. VCE is a joint venture between VMware, Cisco and EMC and seeks to take technology from all three companies (c…

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  • Google Scoops Up Firebase–Mobile Database Startup To Become Part Of Google Platform

     

    Google today announced that it is buying San Francisco database stratus Firebase. Firebase, which will become part of the broader Google Cloud Platform, is an interesting approach towards mobile applications – its database allows developers to store and synchronize data in real time. With Firebase, developers are able to easily sync [...]

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  • SingleHop Unveils Its Virtual Private Cloud–Too Late Or True Value?

     

    SingleHop is a global provider of hosted IT infrastructure – it delivers an automation platform that allows vendors to create scalable and effective clouds. In this respect it competes with a number of other vendors – iLand, HP, Citrix and IBM among them. It also competes with VMware which is [...]

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  • Way To Gain A Headline–Mirantis Scores Biggest Ever Open Source Series B Funding

     

    Mirantis is a vendor well known for its attention-grabbing incidents. Long seen as the bad-boy of cloud infrastructure, the company hasn’t been backwards at being seen in the center of a storm. Today however sees the company make headlines for an entirely different reason, it is announcing the largest ever Series [...]

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  • More Legacy Vendor Turmoil–IBM Drops Profit Target, Reality Bites

     

    Seemingly on a daily basis we get another example of how tectonic shifts in the technology world are impacting on vendors. Yesterday it was the news that, counter-intuitively, increased sales of its cloud products look set to hurt SAP’s 2014 profit levels. In guidance SAP said it now expects that it [...]

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  • Cazena Announced $8M Funding By Saying Nothing About Its Product

     

    You can tell that a term has jumped the shark when a press release is issued saying nothing but dropping the term half a dozen times or so. The example of the day goes to Cazena, a stealthy startup that is today announcing an $* million Series A fundin…

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