• Post Mortem From The Xen-Alypse. The Users Are Undeterred

     

    A couple of weeks ago the cloud world drew its breath in sharply when it was discovered that a critical flaw was impacting upon the Xen hypervisor and causing any cloud vendor built on top of Xen – Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and SoftLayer among them) to patch and reboot servers [...]

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  • HP And EMC Call Off Merger Talks–Structural Issues Remain

     

    Citing unnamed sources Reuters reports that HP and EMC have ended merger talks with an agreement not to progress. The deal, had it gone through, would have created one of the biggest technology vendors and potentially helped shore up the fortune of two…

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  • Xero’s US Investors Wince As Share Price Slumps And Growth Slows

     

    (Note, all values in the following article are set in New Zealand dollars since Xero is listed on the New Zealand stock exchange and reports in its home currency) When high-profile investors Peter Thiel and Matrix Capital Management pumped close to $15…

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  • The End Of The Docker “Buts”–Microsoft To Enable Windows Docker Containers

     

    Wow. This is big news. The short story is that Microsoft and Docker have penned a partnership that will see developers able to create Windows Server Docker containers. The long story has lots of context to it. Ever since its launch, Docker has had almo…

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  • Blue Box Bucks The Consolidation Trend–Raises $10M

     

    The last few months has been pretty stark for small infrastructure as a service vendors. In short order we’ve seen Metacloud, Eucalyptus Systems and Cloudscaling all acquired for modest sums. Two of those three are built around the OpenStack open source cloud operating system calling into question the viability of [...]

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  • SAP And IBM Get Intimate–Real Value Or Hook Up Of The Oldies?

     

    You have to hand it to IBM and its cloud team, its gone from only a few years ago being dismissive of cloud as a whole, to wholehearted jumping into the fray today. Whether it’s their high-profile acquisition of SoftLayer, their very public battle with Amazon Web Services over the [...]

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  • Loggly Bridges The Log Capture And Visualization Divide, Raises $15M To Boot

     

    I’ve long been perplexed that there is a divide between the log management and infrastructure/application performance monitoring spaces. Vendors in the first class all provide solutions that capture machine data into a platform where it can be analyzed. Those in the later grouping paint the pretty dashboards that give operations [...]

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  • Risk I/O Ups Its Series A Funding, Adds New CEO

     

    Risk I/O is one of a new breed of companies looking to deliver security built for the new style of enterprise IT. The company delivers a SaaS analytics platform which matches scan data with threat intelligence from a number of different vendors – Dell, Verisign, AlienVault and others and then [...]

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  • 2nd Watch Picks Up $10M, Names New CEO–Aiming To Manage 10% Of AWS Global Infrastructure

     

    As the pace picks up of organizations looking to move to the cloud, there is a growing opportunity for vendors who help to build, deploy and manage cloud services. While it’s easy to be blasé and just suggest that the cloud is the same as on-premises except for the location, [...]

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  • EMC Acquires Cloudscaling. The Expected Rationalization Continues

     

    News today that EMC Corp has agreed to acquire Cloudscaling, the well known cloud infrastructure company. Cloudscaling is well known for a number of reasons – its CEO Randy Bias is a well-respected industry insider and has been in the middle of a numbe…

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