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Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid cloud with Azure-in-a-box – Network World

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft Monday doubled down on hybrid clouds by unveiling an on-premises system that syncs up with Azure public cloud services. With its new Cloud Platform System (CPS), Microsoft is attempting to differentiate itself vs

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Our cloud plays well with others – ZDNet

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO---Microsoft brought the cloud -- along with a dash of fall rain -- from Redmond, Wash. to the Bay Area on Monday morning. With an update on Windows maker's cloud strategy, it marked another chance for Microsoft to differentiate its infrastructure from the likes of Google and Amazon Web Services, among others

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Microsoft’s big Azure announcement is a Cloud in a Box – CITEworld

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Cloud and Enterprise EVP Scott Guthrie used an event in San Francisco today to give an update on its Azure cloud platform, launching its on premises Cloud Platform System and the Azure Marketplace, where ISVs and developers can sell services and applications to Azure users. Noting that Microsoft’s cloud is part of his productivity vision for the company, Nadella noted that “Productivity and platforms, that's our core, the soul of our company […] The Microsoft cloud is the most complete cloud offering: used by businesses across every industry in every geography.” With a revenue run rate of $4.4 billion, and with 80% of the Fortune 500 as customers, Microsoft’s cloud is starting to justify the $4.5 billion of CAPEX.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Cloud, Gender Equality – Top Tech News

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

In his first TV interview since becoming Microsoft’s third CEO, Satya Nadella talked about Microsoft's cloud ambitions, as well as controversial comments he had made about women in the workplace. Microsoft has already shown its muscle in the cloud era as one of three companies with the resources and knowledge to dominate the $100 billion cloud market, CEO Satya Nadella told CNBC's John Fortt. "If you're not already spending a lot of capital in the order of four or five billion dollars each year to just grow your cloud, probably it's too late to enter the market," he said.

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Cisco Offers Strategy To Speed Internet of Things Adoption – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Networking giant sees the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) clearly -- and the company outlined its fog computing strategy this week at the Internet of Things World Forum. The roadmap includes the second phase of its IOx platform for industrial-scale IoT deployments and its IoE (Internet of Everything) Software and Services Suite. The IOx Application Management Module is a vital component of Cisco’s fog computing strategy because it makes it possible for third-party operating systems such as Linux -- and industry applications -- to run directly on its IoT platforms

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Qumu is Again a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Recent Qumu acquisition Kulu Valley positioned highest for ability to execute in the Challengers category Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), the leading business video platform provider, today announced that it has again been recognized as a Leader by information technology research and advisory firm, Gartner, Inc. in their second annual Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management report

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Hitachi and HDS Deliver Virtualization Support for SAP HANA(R) Platform – DigitalJournal.com

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

TOKYO, JAPAN and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 19, 2014) - Hitachi and Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced an industry-first release of the Hitachi LPAR (logical partitioning) technology on x86 servers for the SAP HANA® platform. Customers can now deploy secure, LPAR-virtualized environments running SAP HANA on-premises and in the cloud, as well as in hybrid cloud environments

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Dell Boomi Joins New Salesforce Analytics Cloud Ecosystem to Provide … – Broadway World

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Related: Press Release, News Dell Software today announced that Dell Boomi has joined the Salesforce Analytics Cloud ecosystem to enable customers to connect any application—whether in the cloud, on-premises, mobile or social—to provide access to the critical data they need to support their strategic business analytics initiatives. Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore data, uncover new insights and take action instantly from any device.

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Cisco Offers Strategy To Speed Internet of Things Adoption – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Networking giant Cisco sees the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) clearly -- and the company outlined its fog computing strategy this week at the Internet of Things World Forum. The roadmap includes the second phase of its IOx platform for industrial-scale IoT deployments and its IoE (Internet of Everything) Software and Services Suite. The IOx Application Management Module is a vital component of Cisco’s fog computing strategy because it makes it possible for third-party operating systems such as Linux -- and industry software applications -- to run directly on its IoT network platforms

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Aliyun Worldwide Developer Conference 2014 – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Cloud News

HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The fourth annual Aliyun Worldwide Developer Conference (AWDC) hosted by Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud) concluded today and attracted more than 10,000 developers and partners from around the world for wide-ranging discussions focused on cloud security, cloud computing platforms, cloud migration and applications. The event also provided opportunities for attending third-party developers to connect with venture capitalists to pursue funding. AWDC is the largest annual cloud computing event in China attracting international corporations and overseas developers including Rovio, ChinaSoft, China Software Development Net, Face++, Philips, Quixey and Schneider

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CTERA Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Storage Excellence Award – DigitalJournal.com

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

NEW YORK and PETAH TIKVAH, Israel, Oct. 16, 2014--(PR Newswire)-- NEW YORK and PETAH TIKVAH, Israel, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CTERA Networks announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named CTERA's Cloud Storage Services Platform a 2014 Cloud Computing Storage Excellence Award winner presented by TMC's Cloud Computing Magazine.

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4 vital ways collaboration can save your business – BetaNews

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Since the global recession, many businesses have struggled to recover. For those that have survived, there are several areas where improvements must be made and belts must be tightened in order to ensure the business gets back to, and exceeds, 2007 levels of profitability and success.

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New Collaboration Platform, Colligo Engage, Unifies Enterprise Information … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/14 -- -- Research released in July by Gartner advocates for a "bimodal" approach to enterprise mobile applications.

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The hybrid cloud in the real world – IT-Online

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Kathy Gibson reports from VMworld 2014 in Barcelona – In an increasingly liquid world, IT professionals need to be confident and brave to meet the challenges ahead.Carl Eschenbach, president and chief operating officer of VMware, tells delegates to VMworld 2014 in Barcelona that there are four pillars to reaching the brave new world: to be fluid, instant, secure and offering choice.“The way to do this is with a software-defined approach,” he says.VMware has three focuses on the path to the software-defined enterprise.

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CLOUD COMPUTING VMware Launches vCloud Air Data Center in Germany – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud and virtualization software provider VMware opened its three-day VMworld Europe 2014 trade show with a flurry of announcements. Perhaps the biggest news was the opening of a new data center in Germany as part of the ongoing expansion of vCloud Air, the service formerly known as vCloud Hybrid Cloud Services.

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