Cisco hints at plan to adopt application-centered containers

Mike Wheatley | September 2nd

Apparently not wanting to be left out of the latest craze in virtualization, Cisco Systems, Inc. is hinting at plans to incorporate Docker containers into its emerging cloud services. The tidbit comes from this ...»

Hot containers: Microsoft cuddles up to Google’s Kubernetes

Mike Wheatley | August 29th

Microsoft Corp., has just added support for managing Docker containers in its Azure cloud, with the help of the open-source Kubernetes tool that was designed and built by rival Google Inc....»

VMware’s hybrid cloud shift: A decoder ring of products | #VMworld

Mike Wheatley | August 28th

As expected, VMworld 2014 has underlined VMware's ambitions to move away from its hypervisor roots and embed its ecosystem deeper into the enterprise. That much was evident in a string of new product announcements and...»

All aboard the Hadoop horse: Can vendors make a difference?

Mike Wheatley | August 27th

Newly formed partnerships between large technology firms and Hadoop startups have refocused attention on the open-source data analysis software. But can such high-profile alliances give one framework the edge over the rest? The most recent of...»

VMware embraces Docker to head off container threat| #vmworld

Mike Wheatley | August 26th

If there were any doubts about the disruptive potential of container technology, they've been cast aside by the news that VMware Inc., is teaming up with Docker Inc., Google Inc., and Pivotal Software Inc., to...»

Deadly Docker: Why containers are a threat to cloud virtualization

Mike Wheatley | August 22nd

Few technologies have more disruptive potential than Docker. Although the company and its namesake technology are barely two years old, almost every major cloud vendor has, or is in the process...»

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....»