• 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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  • Smartsheet Wants To Help Enterprises To Visualize Their Work

     

    Smartsheet is a cloud software company offering collaboration and work management. They deliver an unusual spreadsheet-like interface to a project management tool. With success in construction, consulting, education and utility firms, Smartsheet is a fairly novel approach to a problem many organizations face – wrangling dispersed teams, enabling collaboration and [...]

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  • 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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