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  • Cisco, EMC coalition expands data center portfolio

    VCE, the data center coalition formed by Cisco, EMC and VMware, this week expanded its product portfolio with low-end versions of its integrated infrastructure system, certification to run SAP software and new management capabilities.

    21 Feb. 13 07:07 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Juniper adds SDN to mobile networks

    Juniper Networks this week unveiled software-defined networking products for service providers, designed to enable them to more quickly scale capacity and provision services.

    21 Feb. 13 07:07 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Panzura cloud storage controller gets NIST FIPS 140-2 certification for crypto

    Panzura, which provides what's called the Panzura Global Cloud Storage System for network-attached storage, backup and disaster recovery, today said its product has earned FIPS 140-2 validation for its encryption technology from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

    21 Feb. 13 07:07 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • OnApp: The most popular Cloud platform you've probably never heard of

    For a company that has powered 2000 Clouds with more than 500 service providers in 40 countries, London-based OnApp has largely flown under the radar of industry watchers. But that could be changing for OnApp, which has built up an impressive cloud management platform, complete with an integrated content delivery network and a new storage-area network that it released today in the 3.0 version of its product.

    20 Feb. 13 16:34 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Dell beefs up its deduplication appliance line

    Dell unveiled upgrades to its deduplication appliance line, the DR-series, whose models can now grow to 81TB and replicate data from up to 32 remote offices to a central node.

    20 Feb. 13 10:38 Written by Lucas Mearian
  •'s Heroku responds to scalability complaint

    Insufficient documentation on how to performance-tune a legacy Ruby on Rails stack led to a highly publicized complaint from one of the largest customers of's Heroku PaaS (platform-as-a-service), Heroku has acknowledged.

    15 Feb. 13 18:44 Written by Joab Jackson
  • DIY Cloud: Choosing your own virtual machine image sizes

    Amazon Web Services, seen by many as the market-leading infrastructure cloud computing provider, has a pretty full shelf of virtual machine (VM) image sizes for customers to spin up in its Cloud -- 17 separate instance VM sizes are listed on the company's website, in fact.

    15 Feb. 13 17:13 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Oracle blasts Forrester report on Fusion Applications adoption

    Oracle is firing back hard at a recently released Forrester Research report that suggested most customers aren't interested in moving up to the vendor's next-generation Fusion Applications, which were released about a year-and-a-half ago following a long and expensive development process.

    14 Feb. 13 21:13 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Red Hat doubles down on Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

    In the cloud world of the future, some companies will want public Cloud resources while others will want private Clouds on their own premises, says Ashesh Badani, general manager of Red Hat's cloud business unit. That's why Red Hat has a cloud strategy that incorporates both public and private platform as a service (PaaS) Clouds, and it has big plans for those products this year.

    14 Feb. 13 17:00 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Inmate data paroled from mainframe

    There were a number of glaring IT problems facing the Illinois Department of Corrections. The answer: A cloud-based replacement system.

    14 Feb. 13 11:02 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Cloud, SaaS are bright spots in tech's weak M&A market

    The total value of technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fell 35 per cent in 2012 compared to 2011 on concerns of sluggish macroeconomic conditions, but Cloud computing represented a bright spot, with software as a service (SaaS) companies specifically being a hot target for activity, according accounting firm Ernst & Young.

    13 Feb. 13 18:08 Written by Brandon Butler

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