Apprenda Closes $10M Funding Round, PaaS Going Strong

Maria Deutscher | August 9th

Apprenda, a PaaS for .NET, has raised $10 million in a second round of funding led by Ignition Partners. Existing investors New Enterprise Associates and High Peaks Venture Partners also participated. The company stated...»

ElasticStack Joins the Open-Source Cloud Club

Maria Deutscher | August 9th

The vendor-agnostic, open-source cloud has been getting a lot of attention from both customers and companies that are developing initiatives around this topic.  Amazon, Microsoft, Rackspace and OpenStack are among those who are leading this...»

VMware Ups vRAM Limit to Distract from vSphere High Prices

Cherr Aira | August 9th

While everyone is still dilly-dallying over the recent price augmentation of VMware products, customers now have a reason to celebrate.  VMware is reminded of the value of customer satisfaction, having boosted the limited vRAM...»

HotLink Sizzles out of Stealth, Launches Transformation Platform for Clouds

Kristen Nicole | August 9th

One of the biggest issues enterprises face today is managing their server stacks and keeping up with new technology.  There’s established systems to upend, complex connections to consider, and compatibility issues to address.  No wonder...»

Google Apps and Google App Engine Get SSAE-16 Certification

Robert Manto | August 8th

With security as its main priority, Google has received a SSAE 16 certification for both the Google Apps cloud productivity and collaboration suite and the Google App Engine platform. This makes the company as one...»

Fusion-io’s New Market – Digital Arts

Maria Deutscher | August 8th

Storage acceleration solutions maker Fusion-io is attempting to branch out, and the latest area the company is venturing into is digital arts.  Fusion teamed-up NVIDIA, Thinkbox Software and Tweak Software to demonstrate how professional...»

The New Age of Services: Liquidware, NetApp Virtualize Solutions

Maria Deutscher | August 8th

Liquidware Labs,  a VDI solutions provider that developed the Stratusphere and ProfileUnity offerings, has a new service to help customers make the most out of their virtual desktop deployments. In partnership with NetApp, the company...»

SAP Trumps Oracle as the Software vs. Hardware Battle Continues

Mellisa Tolentino | August 8th

While Oracle is busy battling HP in a lawsuit of neglect of obligations when Oracle decided to stop manufacturing Intel’s Itanium chips, and Oracle’s infringement lawsuit against Google, SAP took this opportunity to get...»

The LightSquared Kerfuffle

George Ou | August 8th

We had a great discussion about the ugly problem of GPS interference last week and why it can’t be oversimplified.  Yesterday, venture capitalist Philip Falcone – a major financial backer of wireless startup LightSquared –
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An Education in iMacs: Give Kids the Old Goods

Maria Pila | August 8th

Apple launched its new, entry-level 21.5 inch iMac today, a device meant specifically for education institutions. This new iMac model is available for $999.  It comes with a 3.1GHz Core i3 processor, 2 GB RAM,...»