Mike Wheatley

Mike Wheatley is a senior staff writer at SiliconANGLE. He loves to write about Big Data and the Internet of Things, and explore how these technologies are evolving and helping businesses to become more agile.

Before joining SiliconANGLE, Mike was an editor at Argophilia Travel News, an occassional contributer to The Epoch Times, and has also dabbled in SEO and social media marketing. He usually bases himself in Bangkok, Thailand, though he can often be found roaming through the jungles or chilling on a beach.

Got a news story or tip? Email Mike@SiliconANGLE.com.

Latest from Mike Wheatley

Email automation service Mailgun spins out from Rackspace, raises $50M in financing

Rackspace Inc. is still ringing in changes following an acquisition that took the company private, spinning out its email automation platform Mailgun Technologies, Inc. as an independent firm. The new entity also announced a whopping $50 million funding round on Wednesday. Mailgun was acquired by Rackspace back in August 2012, in order to provide an […]

Storj Labs launches crowdsourced storage based on blockchain

A startup called Storj Labs Inc. has launched an open-source, distributed cloud object storage platform built on blockchain technology that encrypts files across a peer-to-peer network. The company is essentially crowdsourcing storage, enabling individuals to share their unused storage capacity in a secure way that makes use of bitcoin’s blockchain technology. The solution relies on […]

CafeX slaps Amazon Web Services with lawsuit over naming of its Chime product

Workplace collaboration vendor CafeX Communications Inc. has slapped Amazon Web Services with a lawsuit over the name of AWS’s recently announced Amazon Chime videoconferencing product. CafeX has offered its own video collaboration product, also called “Chime,” since last year, and claims that AWS has illegally copied its name. In its lawsuit, filed in the U.S. […]

New OpenStack cloud platform ships with improvements for container workloads

The OpenStack Foundation has taken the wraps of off the latest release of the OpenStack cloud platform, named Ocata. OpenStack Ocata is the 15th release of the open-source cloud infrastructure platform, and was completed in just four months, much quicker than typical six months that previous editions were given. Following the OpenStack Newton release in […]

HP delivers strong earnings as personal computer revenues climb

Personal computer and printer maker HP Inc. has gotten off to a strong start in 2017, reporting better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter earnings. The company reported a profit of $600 million, or 36 cents per share, on revenues of $12.7 billion, up 4 percent from a year ago. Profit before certain items such as stock compensation was 38 […]

Report: Public cloud spending to grow seven times faster than IT overall

Public cloud spending continues to explode, with worldwide investments set to rise this year over 24 percent, to $122.5 billion, according to International Data Corp.’s latest Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Bearing in mind that IDC recently reported that total worldwide information technology spending is expected to hit $2.4 trillion in 2017, that […]

Diamanti launches combined application container networking and storage appliance

Hyperconverged infrastructure startup Diamanti Inc. is bidding to solve the challenges of balancing networking and storage requirements for application containers with the launch today of a dedicated hardware appliance for running container workloads. The launch comes as the company closed on an $18 million Series B round that brings its total funding to more than […]

Red Hat aims to improve application container integration services

The rapid growth of cloud-based software-as-a-service systems, the Internet of Things and new data streams is forcing organizations to deliver innovative new services faster. As a result, application containers and architectures based on application programming interfaces, or APIs, that tap into software components have emerged to help speed distributed applications into production. With that in mind, […]

Google rents Nvidia graphics chips in its cloud for machine learning

Google Inc. is touting the beta test of a new cloud service that lets customers rent Nvidia Corp. graphics chips running in its data centers to do machine learning and other computing-heavy workloads. The program, launched Tuesday, allows Google cloud customers in three U.S., Asia and Europe regions to spin up Graphics Processing Unit-based instances, […]

Intel accelerates 5G push with new products, partners and platforms

Having been all but shut out of the first wave of the mobile computing revolution, Intel Corp. is moving to make sure lightning doesn’t strike twice. Ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company today is revealing a sweeping set of products, plans and partnerships that it hopes will position it at […]