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  • Why VMware is spending $1B-plus to buy Nicira

    VMware is a company on the move: its planned $1.26 billion acquisition of Nicira not only brings it into the software-defined network (SDN) market, but should also broaden VMware’s support for open standards and even open source.

  • Amazon opens up about its cloud security practices, joins CSA registry

    Amazon Web Services has submitted an entry to the Cloud Security Alliance's Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), a move that sheds some light into the security features of its IaaS cloud offering.

  • VMware to acquire OpenFlow pioneer Nicira for $1.26 billion

    Continuing its push to virtualize all aspects of the data center, VMware is acquiring software-defined networking firm Nicira for US$1.26 billion, the companies announced Monday.

  • 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablets gobbled up by Cloud-wary buyers

    Google has sold out the 16GB version of its Android-powered Nexus 7 tablets, though the Cloud-focused 8GB version remains available through Google's online store.

  • Dell's Cloud plans slip behind schedule

    Dell announced an aggressive schedule last year to roll out Cloud-based application services, but it now looks like the schedule was a little too aggressive.

  • Microsoft details Office Web Apps enhancements

    Microsoft is test driving a new version of its Office Web Apps suite, whose applications are hosted by the vendor and accessed by users via a web browser.

  • Oracle set to hype advances in Exalogic 'cloud in a box'

    Oracle is planning to discuss how its Exalogic application server machine is "the logical choice" for running applications, during a special webcast event on Wednesday.

  • Microsoft sizes up its Cloud

    Microsoft says its Azure cloud has more than 4 trillion objects stored in it, a fourfold increase from a year ago.

  • High capacity Amazon cloud computing update targets app bottlenecks

    Amazon Web Services Thursday released a solid state drive-backed cloud compute offering that one industry watcher says is among the highest capacity ones on the market.

  • Microsoft closes Yammer acquisition

    Microsoft's $US1.2 billion acquisition of Yammer has been finalised, less than a month after the companies announced the cash deal.

  • Zoho links its office suite with Google Drive

    Zoho has integrated its cloud-hosted office productivity applications with the Google Drive online storage service, Zoho said in a blog post.

  • IBM services, hardware revenue falls in Q2 while profit grows

    For its most recent financial quarter, IBM experienced a drop-off in revenue, though it was able to maintain profit growth.

  • Free OpenStack test bed brings ARM into the cloud

    Rackspace, one of the main backers of OpenStack, has added a free ARM-based environment for testing the open source cloud deployment project.

  • Fujitsu launches 'agricultural cloud' to analyze data from field sensors

    Fujitsu said Wednesday it will launch a new cloud-based platform to help modernize Japan's aging farms.

  • Update: Maritz out as CEO of VMware; EMC's Gelsinger in

    Paul Maritz is stepping down as CEO of VMware and will be replaced by EMC President and COO Pat Gelsinger.

  • EMC confirms CEO change at VMware

    Paul Maritz will step down from his role as CEO of VMware, to be replaced by EMC Chief Operating Officer Pat Gelsinger.

  • Datapipe launches largest CloudStack deployment

    Managed hosting and cloud computing provider Datapipe has launched the largest geographic deployment of an Apache CloudStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud, the company says.

  • Report: Maritz out as VMware CEO

    A flurry of reports indicates that Paul Maritz is no longer the CEO of VMware and that the virtualization company may spin out its Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering as a separate company.

  • Perfect storm for managed service, co-lo and cloud industries

    Even with the cloud computing market growing at more than double the pace of the managed service and colocation industries, analyst Philbert Shih of Structure Research told a conference of hosting providers Monday that their sector is still well poised for growth into the future.

  • Cloud WAN optimizer Aryaka looks to expand

    Aryaka, a WAN optimization startup that relies on cloud-based technology, announced today that it has finished a $25 million series C venture funding round.