VMware is becoming a Linux distributor to compete with container rivals

Maria Deutscher | April 22nd

The old saying, "if you can't beat 'em, join' em” rang true this week with the introduction of a free Linux distribution from VMware, Inc., the proprietary kingpin of the server world. The move marks the latest...»

CrowdChat RSA Conference Preview #RSAC

John Furrier | April 15th

Join John Furrier on Thursday, April 26, 2015 at 8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT) for a special CrowdChat to preview the upcoming @RSAConference in SF.  We will have great guests like security analyst Michael Osterman,...»

Nginx 6 gives a DevOps leg-up to cloud applications

Maria Deutscher | April 15th

Nginx Inc. is augmenting the commercial version of its widely-used Web server with new functionality meant to help organizations address the growing demand placed on their cloud applications. The most significant improvement is under the hood,...»

Stack Overflow’s record-shattering developer survey sheds new light on the state of coding

Maria Deutscher | April 14th

Professional programmers are mostly self-educated, love their work and make comfortable salaries, particularly if they work with hot languages like Objective-C, Node.js and C#. They are overwhelmingly male, although there is some evidence that is changing, and they...»

Docker nabs massive Series D financing of $95 million | #DockerMadness

John Furrier | April 14th

Docker, Inc. announced a new $95 million funding round, marking another major endorsement for the fast-growing startup whose container technology is the latest craze in cloud development. This new round of funding was led by Insight...»

Illumio raises monster funding of $100 million for new security model

John Furrier | April 14th

Illumio has raised $100 million in new financing for its potentially game-changing approach to data center and cloud security. The latest round was led by BlackRock Funds, Accel Partners and others including industry leaders John...»

Tintri augments its storage stack for better DevOps

Maria Deutscher | April 9th

Tintri  Inc. is rolling out a major update to the software powering its hybrid storage arrays that introduces new capabilities for fine-tuning operations in large virtual environments. One of the most notable additions is an optional extension...»

Microsoft’s new Azure App Service makes building web and mobile apps across all platforms easier

James Farrell | March 25th

Microsoft today revealed its three-in-one cloud service, Azure App Service, that has bundled Azure Websites, Azure Mobile Services, and Azure BizTalk Services, in an effort to provide developers a one-stop single-service facility in...»

Apple pulls ahead in race between Microsoft Band SDK and Apple WatchKit SDK

Saroj Kar | March 12th

Microsoft has announced the availability of a substantial update to its wearable device, the first since the launch of the Band and the Health service first introduced about four months ago. The other likely...»

Strange bedfellows: Google deal with Microsoft sees AngularJS 2 adopting TypeScript

Duncan Riley | March 6th

In one of the more interesting meetings of minds in recent times, Google Inc., and Microsoft Corp. have announced that they are working together to merge two of their javascript technologies into the one platform. The announcement sees Microsoft's TypeScript...»