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Google Hybrid Cloud Networking Gets Production-Ready
Wagner’s Ring | 10/31/2017

Enterprises can use Google's own network to connect their on-premises networks with Google Cloud Platform.

Jupiter Cable Looks to Bolster Cloud Services With Help From Amazon, Facebook
Scott Ferguson | 10/31/2017

The Jupiter undersea cable, which is being built by NTT with help from Amazon, Facebook and others, is looking to connect Asia with the US and boost the ability to deliver cloud services.

Eurobites: BT Beefs Up Cloud Offer With AWS
News Analysis | 10/31/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN talks tough to Turkcell; Orange gets caffeine boost; has the UK reached 'peak phone'?

Microsoft Growing Explosively, but Amazon Retains Huge Cloud Lead
Wagner’s Ring | 10/31/2017

While Microsoft is growing 90% year-over-year, Amazon Web Services remains bigger than its five next competitors – combined.

Why Chevron's 7-Year Microsoft Deal Is More Than Your Typical Tech Contract
Wagner’s Ring | 10/30/2017

Score up another big win for Microsoft, as petro-giant Chevron establishes Microsoft Azure as its primary cloud provider.

Streaming Analytics Drives Digital Transformation – Tibco CEO Murray Rode
Wagner’s Ring | 10/30/2017

By collecting and acting on data in real time, businesses can move fast enough to beat the competition.

How the Cloud Can Secure the Internet of Things
Scott Ferguson | 10/30/2017

The cloud and the Internet of Things are closely tied together. In a special report, Enterprise Cloud News looks at how the cloud is protecting IoT.

The View From Tibco Now: Loud Clothes & Fast Cars
Slide Shows | 10/27/2017

Dapper fashions and race wheels were the order of business at Tibco's user conference, along with data integration, analytics and the cloud. See the sights on our photo slideshow.

How United Airlines Uses Data to Take Pain out of Flight Delays
Wagner’s Ring | 10/27/2017

United needed to integrate eight or nine different, and sometimes conflicting, sources of flight information, to minimize the pain of delays on passengers.

For Amazon & Microsoft, the Cloud Keeps Giving
News Analysis | 10/26/2017

Another quarter, another set of growth numbers: AWS sales were up 42% in Q3, while Azure grew by 90%.

Tibco Boosts Intelligence Cloud With Analytics & Messaging
Wagner’s Ring | 10/26/2017

By its own admission, Tibco's tools are powerful but tough to use. The company is looking to its cloud platform to fix that.

ThousandEyes Probes Client Devices for App Performance
Wagner’s Ring | 10/26/2017

New Device Layer capabilities, combined with previously available service provider and enterprise network monitoring, gives ThousandEyes Path Visualization the ability to provide end-to-end performance monitoring.

GE's Predix Platform Finds New Home on Microsoft Azure
Scott Ferguson | 10/26/2017

After agreeing to a deal with AWS, GE is now partnering with Microsoft to brings its Predix IoT management platform to Azure.

Google Teams With Cisco for Hybrid Cloud
News Analysis | 10/25/2017

Eager to gain enterprise momentum, Google Cloud Platform latches on to Cisco and its massive installed base.

Microsoft Launches Kubernetes as a Managed Service
Wagner’s Ring | 10/25/2017

Also upgrading Azure Container Registry to allow users to scale containers across Azure's global footprint.

SugarCRM Sweetens Cloud Strategy
Scott Ferguson | 10/25/2017

With customers shifting to the cloud, SugarCRM is looking to move updates faster through its cloud product, although it will continue to support the on-premises version into the foreseeable future.

Workday Looks to OpenStack to Power Growth
Wagner’s Ring | 10/25/2017

As the company expands its customer base, it's looking to the open source cloud platform to keep up with demand without having to add new hardware.

Juniper's Cloud Woes Likely to Continue Into Q4
Scott Ferguson | 10/24/2017

Juniper Networks reported third-quarter financial numbers that were in-line with analysts' expectations, but the company's cloud concerns, especially around switches, is likely to continue.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Adopts 2 Security Projects
Scott Ferguson | 10/24/2017

Best known as the home of Kubernetes, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is also adopting two open source security projects designed to protect containers.

AppDynamics Founder Launches 'Harness' for Continuous App Delivery
Wagner’s Ring | 10/24/2017

Jyoti Bansal's new startup provides automated testing designed to reduce application deployment times from weeks to hours.

Microsoft, Cray Bringing Supercomputer Power to Azure
Scott Ferguson | 10/23/2017

Microsoft is looking to bring Cray's supercomputing abilities to its Azure public cloud to assist with scientific research and other developments including AI and analytics.

Cisco Targets Cloud-Based UC With $1.9B BroadSoft Deal
Scott Ferguson | 10/23/2017

Cisco is looking to expand its reach into cloud-based UC thanks to a $1.9 billion deal for BroadSoft.

What If Kubernetes Is One Big Google Conspiracy?
News Analysis | 10/23/2017

Google's latest effort at world domination includes Kubernetes, at least according to one theory.

Cloud Computing Skills Gap: How You Can Cash In
News Analysis | 10/23/2017

A growing concern in IT is what skills are needed as infrastructure shifts to the cloud? There are no specific 'cloud courses,' but there are ways to take existing skills within IT and get your projects done.

Nokia, AWS Team Up Strategically
News Analysis | 10/20/2017

New collaboration will focus on helping service providers migrate their IT operations to the AWS cloud along with edge computing and IoT.

HPE Steps Back From Hypercloud
Wagner’s Ring | 10/20/2017

HPE says it's no longer selling custom servers for hypercloud providers such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft – eight big companies in all.

MongoDB IPO Shows Upside of Cloud, Open Source
Scott Ferguson | 10/20/2017

With a strong debut, MongoDB shows how powerful the combination of cloud, open source and digital transformation is.

NTT Takes SDN to the Track With Formula 1 Team McLaren-Honda
News Analysis | 10/20/2017

NTT and Formula 1 team McLaren-Honda are taking their technology partnership to the track at this weekend's US Grand Prix in Austin.

Cloud Security: Beware the 'Treacherous 12'
Wagner’s Ring | 10/20/2017

The cloud presents security threats that are different from on-premises IT.

Cisco Racks 200th Acquisition, Nabs Perspica for App Performance
Wagner’s Ring | 10/19/2017

Perspica will join AppDynamics, which Cisco acquired earlier this year, to help enterprises improve application performance in real time.

AppDynamics Complementing Cisco's Intent-Based Networking Vision
Scott Ferguson | 10/19/2017

At its user show in New York City, AppDynamics executives offered a glimpse into how the company plans to integrate more with parent company Cisco.

John Muir Health Prescribes Hybrid Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 10/19/2017

Associate CIO Bill Hudson wants to reduce the organization's data center to a size small enough to fit in his office.

IBM, Docker Expand Partnership for Public Cloud Migration
Scott Ferguson | 10/18/2017

At Dockercon Europe, IBM and Docker on expanding their container relationship with a focus on public cloud.

ONUG Shifts Focus to Security, Analytics
Scott Ferguson | 10/18/2017

ONUG wants to rebrand a bit and focus more on security and analytics going forward in an era of hybrid cloud.

Cisco's AppDynamics Looks to Drive Business Value
Wagner’s Ring | 10/18/2017

New Business iQ software measures customer satisfaction and revenue through mobile, web, Internet of Things and more.

IBM's Long Decline Continues, Despite Cloud Growth
Scott Ferguson | 10/17/2017

Cloud was up 25%, but revenues keep declining.

Cisco Looks to Professional Services for Enterprise Innovation
Wagner’s Ring | 10/17/2017

As enterprise IT faces pressure to shift toward innovation, Cisco is looking to help shoulder the burden of everyday maintenance.

Instana Automates App Development & Maintenance
Scott Ferguson | 10/17/2017

Startup Instana is officially releasing its first APM offering this week at Dockercon Europe, adding automation and AI into the DevOps process.

Docker Climbs on the Kubernetes Train
Wagner’s Ring | 10/17/2017

Maybe the last significant container holdout to announce Kubernetes support?

Overhead Door Opens to Cloud Innovation
Wagner’s Ring | 10/16/2017

The 96-year-old company has a hybrid estate, but sees the cloud as where future innovation is going.

Xerox CISO Readies Printers for IoT Era
Scott Ferguson | 10/16/2017

Dr. Alissa Johnson, the CISO of Xerox, believes that printers are part of the IoT ecosystem, and that's where the security concerns start.

Google Cloud, Edge Computing in the Spotlight at IoT Congress
News Analysis | 10/16/2017

At the recent IoT Congress show in Barcelona, Google put the spotlight on its public cloud offering, and how that is helping to fuel more interest in IoT, as well as edge computing.

Juniper Hits a Cloud Snag in Q3
Scott Ferguson | 10/13/2017

Juniper announced this week that it would miss earnings estimates as its cloud business hits a downturn.

BMC Embraces Multi-Cloud, Strikes Partnership With AWS
Scott Ferguson | 10/13/2017

At an event in New York City, BMC laid out an ambitious agenda that included multi-cloud, machine learning and a new partnership with AWS.

What's Blockchain Good For?
Wagner’s Ring | 10/13/2017

Sure, blockchain is over-hyped. But don't let that distract you from its practical value.

Cisco's Latest ACI Offers DCI
News Analysis | 10/12/2017

The Application-Centric Infrastructure now reaches its tentacles across multiple data centers.

Google & Partners Secure 'Software Supply Chain'
Wagner’s Ring | 10/12/2017

The open source Grafeas and Kritis projects are designed for securing and certify modern, complex software rollouts.

Alibaba's $15B R&D Investment Includes AI, IoT
Scott Ferguson | 10/12/2017

Alibaba will invest $15 billion over the next three years in a variety of research and development projects.

Cisco's ACI Stretches Tendrils Into Other Data Centers
News Analysis | 10/12/2017

ACI 3.0 expands the SDN platform's multi-site capabilities for the SDN platform, stepping on the toes of another Cisco DCI option.

Cloud Security Startup ShiftLeft De-Stealths
Wagner’s Ring | 10/11/2017

ShiftLeft's service scans application source code for normal behavior and detects and remdiates deviations that might indicate possible attacks.

Cloud Networking Startup Teridion Taps Ex-HPE Exec as CEO
Wagner’s Ring | 10/11/2017

Saar Gillai heads up a company that speeds personalized information from cloud providers to users.

Dell Putting Its Company Muscle Behind New IoT Strategy
Scott Ferguson | 10/10/2017

Dell Technologies is looking to leverage all parts of the company as part of a big push into the Internet of Things.

Eurobites: Reality Bites for Nokia's VR Dreams
News Analysis | 10/10/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom hawks its telco cloud; UK government in the dock over BT 'state aid'; T-Systems and Huawei give Kone a connectivity lift.

IBM Combining Data Science Experience & PowerAI for Analytics
Scott Ferguson | 10/10/2017

IBM is looking to add more machine learning and deep learning into the big data analytics process by combing its Data Science Experience and PowerAI platforms.

Salesforce Launches CRM/IoT Starter Kit
Wagner’s Ring | 10/10/2017

Salesforce IoT Explorer Edition is designed to give enterprises a way to get started using IoT data to improve customer outcomes.

Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Launch Blockchain Training Course
Scott Ferguson | 10/10/2017

The Linux Foundation, along with the Hyperledger Project, are launching a training and certification course for blockchain.

3D-Printing Startup Carbon Puts Down Cloud Footprint
Wagner’s Ring | 10/9/2017

The company standardized on Oracle business applications to simplify internal operations as it looks to revolutionize the manufacturing industry.

VMware European Chief: GDPR Fueling Cloud, Security Adoption
News Analysis | 10/9/2017

As the new GDPR privacy and data rules loom in the European Union, VMware sees cloud and security adoption increasing.

4 Tips for Maintaining Control in the Cloud
Column | 10/9/2017

As enterprises spread applications across multiple clouds, they need ways to maintain visibility and control, Ixia's Jeff Harris argues.

AWS Delivering Cloud to GE
Scott Ferguson | 10/6/2017

Amazon Web Services scored a major cloud deal with GE.

Oracle OpenWorld: The View From the Show Floor – & Beyond
Slide Shows | 10/6/2017

Larry Ellison rants, networked cars look cute, dogs nap, and more!

Splunk Fires Back at Oracle & 'Ludicrous Larry' Ellison
Wagner’s Ring | 10/5/2017

Oracle is fundamentally ignorant of the security market, Splunk says, after the Oracle chairman, chief technology officer and co-founder took aim at Splunk in a keynote address this week.

Cloud Skills: What Matters to IT, Developers
Scott Ferguson | 10/5/2017

When it comes to the cloud, the right skills can matter a lot to IT pros, as well as developers.

Salesforce's Marc Benioff: I Hope We Are Disrupted
Scott Ferguson | 10/4/2017

At the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talked innovation, disruption, AI and working with AWS.

Salesforce Financial Services Cloud Cashing In on Retail Banking
Scott Ferguson | 10/4/2017

Salesforce is preparing to expand its Financial Services Cloud into the retail banking space.

Oracle's Ellison: 'We Are Losing the Cyberwar'
Wagner’s Ring | 10/4/2017

Oracle's feisty co-founder says automation is required to fight off cyber attacks, and fortunately Oracle has just the tool to do it.

Apstra's Intent-Based Networking Adds SDN Overlays
News Analysis | 10/3/2017

Network automation startup Apstra launched AOS 2.0, which integrates automation of operations across the underlay and overlay network infrastructures in data centers.

Cloud Pushing IT Spending to $3.7T in 2018
Scott Ferguson | 10/3/2017

Gartner released new figures that show IT spending is set to grow about 4% over the next year, thanks to enterprise spending more on cloud.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Gets Compute, Networking Boost
Scott Ferguson | 10/3/2017

Oracle is revamping its IaaS offering with more compute, storage and networking options as the company looks to challenge AWS more head-on.

Oracle’s New 'Adaptive' Apps Know What You Want Before You Ask
Wagner’s Ring | 10/3/2017

Sales, supply chain, human resources and other enterprise apps make their own connections between data and try to anticipate user needs.

CSPs See Slow Going for IoT – Report
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/3/2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, but the lack of standards – as well as uncertainty about its revenue potential – is a major source of frustration for communications service providers (CSPs).

Google Steps Up Insider Threat Protection
Wagner’s Ring | 10/3/2017

'Custom roles' gives cloud administrators the ability to give users the permissions they need to do their jobs – and only those permissions.

Apstra Automates Legacy App Networks
Wagner’s Ring | 10/3/2017

New version of Apstra Operating System helps enterprises 'cloudify' their legacy data centers.

GE Keeps the Lights on With IoT
Scott Ferguson | 10/3/2017

GE is about ready to fully deploy its Predix platform, along with Asset Performance Management software, to its own facility to ensure the flow of electricity doesn't stop.

AWS's Andy Jassy: No One Thought We'd Grow This Quickly
Scott Ferguson | 10/3/2017

Amazon Web Services is the undisputed leader of public cloud, and at the Gartner Symposium AWS chief Andy Jassy offered a window into how that happened.

'No Facts, Wild Claims & Lots of Bluster'; Amazon Hits Back at Oracle's Ellison
Wagner’s Ring | 10/2/2017

Amazon and SAP say Larry Ellison's claims against them are baloney.

Will AI Solve the IT Jobs Shortage?
Scott Ferguson | 10/2/2017

Artificial intelligence is thought to be destroying jobs. However, Gartner analysts believe that the only way to fill important IT positions for security and IoT is through AI.

Oracle, SAP Clash on Blockchain
Wagner’s Ring | 10/2/2017

Oracle is offering blockchain as a cloud service, while SAP plans to integrate blockchain into its Internet of Things, manufacturing and digital supply chain solutions.

Automation in the Enterprise: Don't Forget the People
News Analysis | 10/2/2017

Automation is one of those buzzwords that CIOs are starting to pay attention to. However, before you automate all your IT processes, think about the people first.

Oracle's Ellison: Amazon & SAP Use Our Database Because We're Better
Wagner’s Ring | 10/2/2017

Oracle OpenWorld attendees are rapt as Larry Ellison delivers Sunday's keynote.

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