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  • Tidemark looks to reinvent cloud-based analytics through mobile platform

    Leveraging a cloud-based delivery platform, Hadoop-powered analytics software and a mobile delivery platform, Tidemark looks to compete with industry giants SAP, Oracle and IBM in the enterprise performance management space.

  • VMworld 2012: VMware declares death to vRAM pricing

    The incoming CEO of VMware kicked off VMworld 2012 with a gift to customers: the death of a pricing scheme based on how much memory was devoted to virtual machines, a confusing and costly way to measure license fees.

  • IBM goes big on new mainframe with fastest chip, flash memory

    IBM's latest mainframe, the zEnterprise zEC12, is big on data analytics and hybrid clouds.

  • Cisco, VMware doing just fine, thank you

    Just when everyone was preparing for a crack, Cisco and VMware say they have expanded their strategic relationship to offer integrated products for cloud infrastructures.

  • VMware vSphere 5.1 includes backup, deduplication

    VMware announced today that vSphere 5.1 includes backup capability complete with deduplication powered by EMC's Avamar software.

  • How the Cloud changes the virtual desktop landscape

    While Cloud computing and virtualization, along with a focus on small and midsize businesses, are expected to be major trends at this year's VMworld show, the virtual desktop infrastructure players are looking to make some news this week as well.

  • IBM to buy Cloud HR software vendor Kenexa for $1.3bn

    IBM plans to boost its enterprise social line of software by acquiring Kenexa, a maker of Cloud-based human resources applications, according to the companies.

  • IT services deals decline 20% in second quarter

    The number of new IT and business process outsourcing contracts worldwide dropped by 20 percent to 411 in the second quarter from 516 in the same quarter a year ago, with average contract values also sliding, according to research firm Everest Group.

  • NetBackup 7.6 gets tight with VMware

    Symantec today said it has more tightly integrated its flagship NetBackup software with VMware, allowing much of the storage functions to be managed through the vCenter Console.

  • Amazon's Glacier storage service could give tape a run for its money

    Amazon Web Services is no stranger to being a first-mover in offering new cloud-based services, which analysts says it has done by introducing Glacier, a long-term cloud-based archival service that is meant to be an inexpensive way to dump data into technology's equivalent of cold storage.

  • Salesforce.com future includes a marketing cloud, deeper Workday links and more HTML5

    Salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce event is coming up in just a few weeks, but during Thursday's second-quarter earnings call, CEO Marc Benioff couldn't help but share some of the big announcements the cloud software vendor has planned for the show.

  • New VMware products, services target small, medium businesses at VMworld

    Businesses with less than 1000 employees get special attention next week at VMware's VMworld conference in San Francisco where it will introduce products and partnerships to make virtualization friendlier to firms with limited resources.

  • VMware Workstation 9 is all about Windows 8

    Staying ahead of Microsoft itself, VMware has updated its Workstation desktop computer hypervisor so it can run Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Windows 8.

  • HDS announces flash strategy, its own SSD controller

    Hitachi Data Systems lifted the covers off its flash roadmap, saying it will build its own flash controller and put NAND flash products in servers, storage and appliances in order to enable compute acceleration, caching and high-performance storage.

  • Free clouds! Piston latest to jump on 'freemium' bandwagon

    Piston Cloud Computing -- which bills itself as the OpenStack enterprise company -- is the latest cloud vendor to offer a free or low-cost version of its software for customer trials and proofs of concepts.

  • Zoho cloud apps hit with service disruption

    Zoho Web-hosted collaboration, communication, business and office productivity applications suffered performance problems and service disruptions on Wednesday for about three hours.

  • Rackspace boosts cloud offerings with monitoring service

    Rackspace has released Cloud Monitoring, which includes an API designed to give users flexibility in monitoring websites and Web applications that run on a variety of platforms, the company said on Wednesday.

  • Google cooks up API to streamline enterprise license management

    Google has a new API that IT administrators can use to simplify and automate the management of end user licenses for Google Drive and Maps Coordinate.

  • Engine Yard now offers Node.js

    Paving the way for more server-side use of JavaScript, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Engine Yard has added the Node.js library to its collection of hosted Web application tools.

  • Crisis malware infects VMware virtual machines, researchers say

    The Windows version of Crisis, a piece of malware discovered in July, is capable of infecting VMware virtual machine images, Windows Mobile devices and removable USB drives, according to researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec.