Microsoft’s cloud-first, mobile-first vision starts paying off

Mike Wheatley | October 24th

Microsoft's transition from the desktop to mobility and the cloud is gaining momentum, with the company reporting growth in its cloud services, software and Surface tablet divisions - all areas where it's been playing catch-up. On Thursday the...»

Ubuntu Server 14.10 adds new features for OpenStack & containers

Mike Wheatley | October 23rd

Canonical has just shipped Utopic Unicorn, the latest version of its Ubuntu Server operating system. And while it isn't quite the Promised Land of operating systems that the name suggests (there...»

Lufthansa quits computers, outsources IT operations to IBM

Mike Wheatley | October 23rd

Who says IT outsourcing is dead? IBM just bagged its biggest new customer of the year in the form of German flagship air carrier Lufthansa AG. The airline agreed to sell...»

EMC welcomes a faster, more agile VCE back into its federation

Mike Wheatley | October 22nd

EMC Corp. has put an end to days of speculation by confirming its intentions to buy out Cisco Systems Inc's share of the Virtual Computing Environment Company (VCE). Once the deal...»

Illumio emerges from stealth with Adaptive Security Platform

John Furrier | October 22nd

Illumio, the much anticipated virtualization security startup emerged from stealth mode today to show off its Adaptive Security Platform to address the massive data center transformation to the cloud.  The bottleneck in this transformation...»

SAP updates HANA platform with new features, licensing + APIs

Mike Wheatley | October 22nd

SAP SE is hoping to ramp up sales of its flagship HANA in-memory database platform with a raft of new features, including a new application programming interface and improvements to the way it handles Big...»

Google buys Firebase to add real-time sync & store capabilities to its Cloud Platform

Mike Wheatley | October 22nd

Google has acquired backend-as-a-service startup Firebase, maker of a development platform for building Android and iOS apps that can store and sync data in real time. Firebase, which counts some 110,000 registered...»

DevOps Weekly Round-Up: Open source, Docker, and Android 64-bit

Saroj Kar | October 21st

Last week, Microsoft announced Docker container engine for its Azure platform, also Orchestrate added Orchestrate Enterprise for rapid, massively scalable enterprise application development. Oculus Rift took the virtual reality to the next level by open sourcing its developer kit. This...»

Big Data applications demand agile infrastructure | #BigDataNYC

Alina Popescu | October 21st

The Big Data transformation headed for the enterprise will be driven by the nature of applications and the new data repository. That means agile applications scaling horizontally will challenge the vertically-scaled notions of infrastructure, said former EMC...»

Microsoft delivers Azure-in-a-box solution for hybrid clouds

Mike Wheatley | October 21st

Microsoft Corp., held a big cloud press event yesterday where it announced the Azure Marketplace together with a new family of Azure products it hopes will convince customers of its ability to run hyperscale, enterprise-grade...»