Robert Hof

Robert Hof is editor in chief of SiliconANGLE.

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In conversation with Amit Zavery: Oracle makes the case for its cloud

Oracle Corp. barely shows up on most lists of the biggest cloud computing providers. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure dominate, and even Google Inc.’s and IBM Corp.’s clouds far behind the leaders are ahead of Oracle’s. Oracle is hardly alone in missing the rapid rise of the cloud led by Amazon.com Inc., whose online […]

Nutanix shares plunge on weaker-than-expected forecast

Investors hammered Nutanix Inc.’s shares today as the maker of enterprise computer virtualization and storage appliances and software beat analysts’ quarterly expectations but issued a weaker-than-expected outlook for the current quarter. The company reported a fiscal-second quarter loss before certain costs such as stock compensation of 28 cents a share. Revenues rose 77 percent, to […]

Playing cloud catch-up, Oracle reaches out to software developers

Hoping to catch up with cloud computing leaders such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, Oracle Corp. today kicked off the first of a 20-city worldwide series of events in the next few months that are aimed at attracting more cloud software developers. At the event today in San Francisco, the technology giant made several announcements […]

Nearly 5-hour Amazon Web Services outage highlights dependence on one cloud giant

Updated with Amazon status report and additional analysis. A data storage service run by Amazon Web Services, the largest cloud computing company, suffered a widespread outage today, making some or all of hundreds of websites unavailable and disrupting services used by millions of people and companies. AWS, which provides cloud storage, computing and other services […]

HPE investors unhappy as revenues and profit outlook fall

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.’s long struggle to rev up new growth engines remains stuck in idle. The enterprise computing and services company reported a profit before certain costs such as stock compensation of 45 cents a share in the first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, up from 41 cents a year ago. But net revenues […]

Fear alone won’t secure our information anymore

Lots of industries, from insurance to firearms to some presidential campaigns, use fear to sell their products. But it’s hard to find one that lays it on thicker than the information security business. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the industry’s biggest annual shindig, the RSA Conference in San Francisco, which drew more than […]

Cisco barely beats earnings forecast but offers muted outlook

Cisco Systems Inc. continued its fitful progress in transforming itself into a software company as it met expectations on second-fiscal quarter revenues and just topped profit estimates. The networking giant earned a profit of $2.9 billion, or 57 cents a share, before certain costs such as stock compensation, flat from a year ago. Revenues declined 2 […]

Microsoft president calls for ‘Digital Geneva Convention’ to stop state-sponsored hacking

The world needs a digital Geneva Convention to counter state-sponsored hacking against citizens, Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith said today at the RSA Conference on information security in San Francisco. Smith (pictured) said in a blog post that the world’s governments need to come together to agree to rules for protecting civilians in a new […]

With Spanner database service, Google raises the stakes in cloud computing

Google Inc. today issued a big challenge to its rivals in cloud computing by opening up access to what has been described as the world’s largest database. The company is launching Cloud Spanner Beta, providing software developers with a database service available through Google Cloud that the search giant already uses to run its massive […]

Big data leader Hortonworks’ stock soars as earnings beat forecasts

Getting its sales organization back on track after a stumble last year, big data software company Hortonworks Inc. reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter in a row. The company, whose software helps companies collect and analyze massive amounts of data across networks of computers and the cloud, reported a loss of $30.6 million, or […]