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  • Founder of Citrix and much more, Ed Iacobucci dies at 59

    Ed Iacobucci, whose work on OS/2 at IBM helped fuel the PC craze and whose efforts at Citrix and VirtualWorks aimed to bring computing back under control, has died at the age of 59 from pancreatic cancer.

    21 June 13 22:11 Written by Bob Brown
  • Rackspace supercharges MongoDB service

    Rackspace is now offering hosted versions of the MongoDB data store, using MongoDB management technologies it acquired from its purchase of ObjectRocket in February. It also has contracted with 10gen, the company shepherding the open source MongoDB, to provide advanced support for the service.

    21 June 13 20:55 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Oracle to charge extra for 12c database's 'fundamental' feature

    For the better part of a year, Oracle has touted the "pluggable database" feature in its upcoming 12c database release as a significant architectural shift that will usher in major performance and efficiency improvements and also make cloud-based applications more secure.

    21 June 13 20:05 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Amazon refutes view that federal security accreditation is no big deal

    In an unusual public relations move by market-leading cloud provider Amazon Web Services, the company is shooting back at media reports that play down the significance of the company receiving government approval for the federal departments to use its cloud.

    20 June 13 22:36 Written by Brandon Butler
  • The time is now for 'Open Ethernet'

    In today's data center you need to be able to add services and hardware without compromising network performance, but the flexibility to tune the network to meet business needs is also mandatory.

    20 June 13 20:38 Written by Gilad Shainer, VP of marketing, Mellanox Technologies
  • Oracle Q4 profits up 10 per cent, but revenue flat

    Oracle's revenue was flat year-over-year in its fourth quarter at $US10.9 billion, while profits rose 10 per cent to $US3.8 billion, as the company reported strong growth in sales for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscriptions and "engineered systems" such as Exadata.

    20 June 13 20:27 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Take a data-centric approach to securing information in the cloud to protect against the risks of privileged users

    Privileged users such as system, network and domain administrators can pose a significant threat to mission-critical systems or ones holding highly sensitive data. In fact, the consequences of a disruption in service or stolen confidential information can be severe enough ruin a business. Revocation of certifications, loss of critical intellectual property, and exposure to the consequences of a data breach disclosure are all part of the consequences.

    20 June 13 16:40 Written by Derek Tumulak, Vormetric VP of product management
  • Cisco acquires big piece of its plan to ease IT

    Cisco this week said it would acquire privately held Composite Software, a provider of data virtualiaation software and services, for $US180 million.

    20 June 13 16:39 Written by Jim Duffy
  • CIOs bemoan lock-in and the 'false flexibility' of the Cloud

    Despite the promise of portability from service providers, the reality of the Cloud for big customers is a similar type of lock-in as they experience with on-premise apps vendors such as Oracle and SAP, two CIOs said Tuesday.

    20 June 13 00:33 Written by James Niccolai
  • What GE's cloud computing foray means for big data

    As if GE doesn't already have enough on its plate, the company entered the cloud computing marketing this week, announcing plans to provide cloud-based analytics services for its industrial customers.

    19 June 13 16:11 Written by Brandon Butler
  • CERN modernizes IT infrastructure with OpenStack and Puppet

    CERN is making the infrastructure that handles the data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) more flexible by upgrading it with OpenStack for virtualization and Puppet for configuration management.

    19 June 13 15:55 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • GE thinks it's time to put industrial data in the Cloud

    Internet tools are just starting to be applied to industrial tasks such as maintaining equipment and optimizing operations, but the wealth of data being produced by industrial systems could make this a major focus of development in the coming years.

    18 June 13 22:52 Written by Stephen Lawson

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