VMware gobbles up CloudVolumes for real-time app delivery

Mike Wheatley | August 21st

VMware has just gobbled up a pre-VMworld 2014 snack, adding to its desktop virtualization stack by acquiring real-time application delivery firm CloudVolumes. The company kept schtum on how...»

Software-defined surprises expected at VMworld 2014 | #CubeConversations

Maria Deutscher | August 20th

Virtualization stalwart VMware Inc. has a lot in store for its annual customer event in San Francisco next week. The company is keeping a tight lid on the details, but Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante and senior analyst Stu...»

“Friendly” activist investor Blue Harbour bites into Rackspace

Mike Wheatley | August 20th

An apparently “friendly" activist investor has increased its stake in OpenStack leader Rackspace Inc., ahead of a possible sale. The Wall Street Journal reports that Blue Harbour Group LP., has slowly but...»

Gartner’s Hype Cycle: Big Data’s on the slippery slope

Mike Wheatley | August 19th

Gartner has just released its annual Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, and it shows some interesting moves for two of the most important enterprise technologies – Big Data and the cloud....»

What you missed in Cloud: removing barriers to hybrid computing

Maria Deutscher | August 18th

The hybrid cloud has never been higher on the industry’s to-do list. Vendors both large and small are lining up to tackle the many challenges of linking on- and off-premise environments, chief among them interoperability, which drew even...»

Containers & KVMs go head-to-head in IBM Research study

Mike Wheatley | August 18th

IBM Research Division has just published a paper detailing a side-by-side comparison of Docker containers versus the KVM hypervisor, highlighting the latter's cost when used with NAT or AUFS, and questioning the wisdom of running...»

Smart World Weekly: Cloud and DevOps trends for home automation

Mellisa Tolentino | August 15th

This week’s Smart World Series features new ways in which the cloud is revolutionizing smart home automation, and emerging DevOps-centric solutions for the creation of smart, sensible cities.

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Weekly Cloud review: blurring the lines between public and private

Maria Deutscher | August 9th

Keeping up with the nuances between private and public systems is becoming increasingly difficult for large organizations as their environments grow more and more heterogeneous, a challenge that is leading some vendors to blur the lines in a...»

4 experts on how BYOx changed the way company data is managed

Kristen Nicole | August 8th

The spotlight on corporate data tends to focus on protected information, like financial data or limited access files. But in today's world of Bring Your Own Anything (BYOx), corporate data can easily mingle with an employee's personal data,...»

HP unveils low-cost virtual private cloud

Mike Wheatley | August 6th

Hewlett-Packard Co. has just expanded its HP Helion portfolio with the launch of a new, low-cost virtual private cloud offering. Called HP Helion Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Lean, the new infrastructure-as-a-service product touts enhanced workload...»