• Appcelerator Hopes Smartness Will Drag It Out Of The Mobile Backend Pack

     

    Once upon a time mobile development was seen as an edge case at best, and something foreign and weird at worst. Those times have well and truly gone and mobile development platforms pop up every day. From pure play platforms like Kinvey and Parse, to o…

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  • Cloud Slowly Moves Towards Mainstream Medical Applications — DICOM Grid Gets Mayo Clinic Funding

     

    As cloud has become very much a mainstream way of delivering IT for enterprises, there are still a couple of industries that have been somewhat behind when it comes to adopting cloud. Both the financial services and health industries have significant r…

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  • Mirantis And Oracle Collaborate, Because My Enemy’s Enemy Is My Friend

     

    A couple of months ago news broke that Red Hat was playing a little dirty in order to get an edge on its OpenStack competitors. A number of people were shocked and saddened by the revelation, assuming (admittedly a little naively) that in the open sour…

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  • Open Source Storage Bolsters Its Boards With Oracle Alumnus

     

    Open Source Storage has a bit of a struggle on its hands. Despite having existed (kind of) for well over 10 years, the storage company is relatively unknown compared to incumbent players (NetApp and EMC for example) and newer storage industry disruptors (Inktank and StorSimple for example) alike. The company has had [...]

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  • VMware Invests In Software Management Startup JFrog

     

    As infrastructure becomes more and more commoditized by cloud computing vendors like Amazon Web Services and DigitalOcean, those legacy vendors whose bread and butter relates to infrastructure provision are scrambling to find product offerings to fill the revenue gap left by dwindling sales. I’ve written at length about Cisco’s attempts [...]

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  • Red Hat Ramps Up Ceph Post-Acquisition

     

    This week has been a huge one for new approaches to data storage. From Cloudian announcing a big funding round, to EMC’s acquisition of TwinStrata. The concept of a software layer abstracting physical storage away from users and instead presenting a broad platform of storage that can be consumed programmatically [...]

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  • Want Your Cloud App Without Cloud Storage? Bitglass Has A Counter-Intuitive Answer For You

     

    One of the benefits of cloud applications is that, just like magic, they allow organizations to forget about updating software, storing data and all the other important but non-core parts of running an enterprise IT organization. All that sounds fantastic, right? Well yes, but what happens if you’re an organization [...]

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  • Box Goes Unlimited – Is This The End Of The File Sync And Share Storage Wars? (Answer: No)

     

    One has to feel for the embattled cloud file sharing and synchronization vendor Box, perennially seen as the disruptor in the space. Box has long been one of the most interesting vendors to follow, not least because of its charismatic (and, frankly, just a little bit crazy) CEO and co-founder, Aaron [...]

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  • Nasuni Rolls Out A File Share And Sync Solution From Last Decade

     

    I could spend all of my time writing about the file synchronization and storage space. Not because it’s intensely interesting (hey, I kind of dig it but I realize not everyone feels the same) but because of the incredible number of competitors all trying to do essentially the same thing. [...]

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  • NetApp Leverages Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute To Sweat Those Enterprise Assets

     

    Hybrid cloud, the idea that the modern organizations will use infrastructure both in the public cloud and within their own data centers, is an eminently pragmatic solution to the concerns that bean counters everywhere have about sunk costs. If you’re a finance executive that has put your stamp of approval [...]

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