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

IBM boosts hybrid cloud play with new partnerships, storage offering

IBM Corp. said Monday it’s working with Red Hat Inc. to speed up adoption of the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack and make it easier for enterprises to migrate their Linux computing workloads into private clouds. To that end, IBM said it’s making Red Hat’s OpenStack and Ceph Storage solutions available on the IBM Private Cloud […]

IBM partners with Dalian Wanda to bring Watson and cloud services to China

IBM Corp. is teaming up with Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. Ltd. to take another crack the Middle Kingdom’s cloud computing market. The two companies plan to form a joint entity called the Wanda Cloud Co. that will begin offering services from 2018, IBM said at its InterConnect conference Monday. Dalian Wanda is an enormous entity […]

Report: Microsoft starts blocking updates for Windows 7 & 8.1 on newer PCs

Microsoft Corp. could be about to upset a few Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, as it appears it will now enforce a new support policy outlined last year that means newer personal computers are no longer eligible for security updates. A new Microsoft support document says PCs equipped with the latest processors from AMD […]

Intel announces Optane, the first solid-state drive based on its 3D Xpoint memory

Intel Corp. on Sunday announced an entirely new kind of storage device based on its new 3D Xpoint memory technology that’s designed to bridge the gap between low-cost NAND memory typically found in all-flash storage systems and the higher-performance memory known as DRAM. The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X is a solid-state drive designed for data […]

Microsoft adds faster virtual machines to its Azure cloud

Microsoft Corp. has added a new series of virtual machines to its Azure cloud platform that are aimed at tackling cloud-based workloads with high storage requirements. The new VMs, or computers emulated in software that can be run on a variety of data center or cloud systems, are called the L Series for Storage, and […]

Adobe pulls off another strong quarter thanks to Creative Cloud growth

Marketing and creative cloud software provider Adobe Systems Inc. reported increased profits in its first quarter thanks to higher recurring revenues from its Creative Cloud suite. The maker of Photoshop and Illustrator, which has pivoted in recent years toward becoming a software-as-a-service force in marketing services as well, said its earnings topped $398 million, or […]

Report: Majority of businesses deploy sensitive data without proper security in place

Thales e-Security Inc. has just published its 2017 Data Threat Report, revealing that an overwhelming number of enterprises are using sensitive data in advanced computing solutions without adequate safeguards in place. Thales’ survey, which was conducted alongside 451 Research Inc., found that 93 percent of enterprise respondents plan to use sensitive data in big data, […]

Parts of Microsoft Azure cloud hit by eight-hour outage, but you probably didn’t notice

Microsoft Corp. has confessed that some of its Azure cloud storage service customers might have “experienced difficulties provisioning new resources or accessing their existing resources” during two outages, one of which lasted for around eight hours on Wednesday night through Thursday morning. Microsoft Azure’s East U.S. region was the only one to be impacted by […]

DevOps teams need more automation & flexibility, survey finds

The expanded use of the cloud and microservices resulting from the rise in hybrid information technology infrastructure is leading to greater demand for automation in areas such as compliance, according to a new study. DevOps specialist Chef Software Inc. said its poll of more than 1,500 information technology managers reveals a steady shift to hybrid […]

Microsoft announces Apache Spark connector for Azure database

Microsoft Corp. wants its Azure cloud to be the go-to platform for big data services. To that end, on Wednesday it made available a new Apache Spark connector for its DocumentDB database. The announcement was one of several the company made at at the Strata + Hadoop big data conference in San Jose, California, and […]