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VMware's Cloud Fortunes Continue in Q3
Scott Ferguson | 11/30/2017

VMWare's third-quarter financial results showed the company's cloud and software-defined data center bets are continuing to pay off.

Amazon Launches AWS PrivateLink for Private Cloud Connections
Wagner’s Ring | 11/30/2017

AWS PrivateLink lets software-as-a-service developers enhance security by providing private endpoints to users.

Amazon Launches Alexa for Business
Wagner’s Ring | 11/30/2017

Amazon Web Services' Alexa conversational interface is coming to conference rooms and desktops, with help from AWS partners.

Juniper Networks: For Sale or Not?
Scott Ferguson | 11/30/2017

The Internet buzzed when Nokia reportedly was preparing a deal for Juniper Networks. Now, Nokia has denied those rumors, but Juniper could still be in play.

Dell Brings Hyperconverged Appliances to Latest PowerEdge Servers
Scott Ferguson | 11/30/2017

Dell EMC is adding support for its VxRail and XC series hyperconverged appliances to the company's own 14th generation PowerEdge servers.

Will SD-WANs Spark Cable Competition?
News Analysis | 11/30/2017

HR's Alan Breznick says new SD-WAN services could be a game-changer in letting cable extend service reach, which could spark sector competition.

Amazon Brings Machine Learning to 'Everyday Developers'
Wagner’s Ring | 11/30/2017

The new SageMaker service lets 'ordinary' developers build apps incorporating machine learning.

AWS Draws Disney in as Cloud Customer
Scott Ferguson | 11/29/2017

Amazon Web Services has scored another big customer win with signing The Walt Disney Company on as a public cloud customer. The NFL and Expedia have also signed up with AWS.

HPE & Stephen Hawking Will Explore the Cosmos With Superdome Flex
Scott Ferguson | 11/29/2017

At its Discover show, HPE unveiled a collaboration with Stephen Hawking's COSMOS Research Group to use the company's Superdome Flex in-memory system to explore issues of space and time.

Amazon Closes Cloud Performance Gap With 'Bare Metal Instances'
Wagner’s Ring | 11/29/2017

AWS EC2 Bare Metal Instances gives enterprises the performance of native applications with elasticity, scalability and security of the AWS cloud, the company says.

Intent vs. Outcome: VeloCloud's Take on the Race to Automate
News Analysis | 11/28/2017

VeloCloud's new Outcome-Driven Networking solution aims to reduce manual processes and increase automation of network processes end-to-end by stating business outcomes and establishing a desired state of the network.

Microsoft & SAP Expand Their HANA, Azure Partnership
Scott Ferguson | 11/28/2017

Microsoft and SAP are already partnering on various cloud projects, but now the two companies are drawing even closer. The new deal includes internal support, as well as new ways to reach additional customers.

HPE OneSphere Looks to Manage Multiple Clouds Through SaaS
Scott Ferguson | 11/28/2017

HPE OneSphere is the company's latest offering to manage multiple clouds. The platform uses a SaaS portal to deliver the management services and can deploy resources as need to developers and other parts of the enterprise.

VMware & Amazon Grow Hybrid Tie-Up to 'Very Large Scale'
Wagner’s Ring | 11/28/2017

VMware and Amazon Web Services are expanding their hybrid cloud partnership with new migration, scalability and disaster recovery capabilities.

UPenn CIO: Cloud Is Here, Resistance Is Futile
Scott Ferguson | 11/27/2017

At the University of Pennsylvania, CIO Tom Murphy is looking to bring a cloud-first philosophy to the 277-year-old institution. To get there, he needs buy-in from students and faculty.

HPE: Can the New Boss Bring Back the Magic?
Wagner’s Ring | 11/27/2017

Meg Whitman was the leader HPE needed to streamline for the new century. Can new CEO Antonio Neri finish the job?

CIOs: Time to Run IT as a Business
News Analysis | 11/24/2017

For years, CIOs ran IT as a separate entity within the enterprise. The popularity of SaaS and other cloud services have changed that dynamic. Now, it's time for CIOs to run IT more like a business.

5 Cloud Technologies We're Thankful for This Year
Slide Shows | 11/23/2017

Since it's Thanksgiving, Enterprise Cloud News decided to look at five cloud technologies we're thankful to have explored this year in our coverage, and what the next year may hold.

Forrester: Don't Give Up on Private Clouds, Yet
Scott Ferguson | 11/22/2017

In looking ahead toward 2018, Forrester finds that private clouds are poised for a comeback, despite the focus on public cloud provides such as AWS and Azure.

Can Cable Make Inroads With Enterprises?
Breznick Unbound | 11/22/2017

Cable operators continue to lure small and midsize firms. But can they duplicate the feat with large enterprises? Come find out.

HPE CEO Whitman to Leave, Soon After Saying She's 'Not Going Anywhere'
Wagner’s Ring | 11/21/2017

Whitman says HPE's next CEO needs to be a technologist, as current president Antonio Neri takes her job Feb. 1.

HPE Enterprise Sales Sluggish in Q4
Wagner’s Ring | 11/21/2017

Financial services is going gangbusters for HPE, but the enterprise business needs strong coffee.

HPE Adding AI to Data Centers Courtesy of Nimble Storage Acquisition
Scott Ferguson | 11/21/2017

After paying about $1 billion for Nimble Storage, HPE is now incorporating some of the company's AI technology into its data center offerings, with the release of InfoSight.

Google Cuts Cloud Prices Ahead of Amazon Conference
Wagner’s Ring | 11/21/2017

Google wants to make it easier for users to create the right virtual machines with the right performance and cost for particular workloads.

Cisco, VMware Battling for SD-WAN Supremacy – Report
Scott Ferguson | 11/21/2017

A report from IHS Markit finds that Cisco and VMware are fighting over an SD-WAN market that could be worth more than $3 billion by 2021.

Google Eyes More Data Center Space in Denmark
Scott Ferguson | 11/20/2017

Google is buying land in Denmark for a new data center, which is likely to help the company with its cloud expansion, as well as GDPR.

BCE Is Back in Austin in 2018!
LRTV Documentaries | 11/20/2017

The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!

IBM's Rometty: 'You Have to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable'
Wagner’s Ring | 11/20/2017

IBM boss puts a new wrinkle on old advice for success, as well as trumpeting IBM's century-long history of inclusivity for women, the disabled, and African Americans.

AWS & VMware Vs. Cisco & Google: A Cloud Fight Worth Watching
News Analysis | 11/20/2017

In the past few months, AWS and VMware have formed a new partnership and Google and Cisco have done the same. When it comes to a cloud fight, how can IT pick a side?

Dell Makes the Case for Cloud 'Core'
Wagner’s Ring | 11/17/2017

Dell reinvents the idea of on-premises computing.

AT&T Intelligent Edge Blurs Lines Between Cloud, CPE
News Analysis | 11/17/2017

Old distinctions lose relevance when intelligence can reside anywhere and every customer prem is connected to the cloud.

Multicloud Can Lead to Management Nightmare – Survey
Scott Ferguson | 11/17/2017

A report commissioned by software provider BMC shows that the multicloud universise comes with its own set of management headaches.

Microsoft Doubles Down on Open Source, Analytics for Developers
Scott Ferguson | 11/16/2017

To increase development in the cloud, Microsoft is continuing to invest in open source and data analytics technologies. At its Connect show, Redmond rolled out new tools to assist the company's legions of developers.

Cisco's Q1 Beats Wall Street Expectations
Scott Ferguson | 11/15/2017

Cisco beat Wall Street expectations during its first-quarter financial report, and the company claims that some of its technology bets, including security, are starting to pay off.

Microsoft's Russinovich: Avoiding Cloud Lock-In Is Risky Too
Wagner’s Ring | 11/15/2017

Sure, cloud lock-in is risky. But multicloud has its own risks, says Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich.

AT&T: 'True Mobile' Is Driving Cloud Edge
Wagner’s Ring | 11/15/2017

A new generation of mobility apps requires performance not available from conventional cloud.

Google Cloud Spanner Updates: Better Uptime, More Support
Scott Ferguson | 11/15/2017

Google Cloud Spanner, the company's globally distributed database, is getting several updates, including multi-region support, as well as an improved SLA that offers near-perfect availability.

Eurobites: Telefónica Reckons Plastic Is Fantastic for FTTH
News Analysis | 11/15/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk shares bomb after £75 million H1 loss; Peugeot et al hitch up to Huawei; more 5G fun with Ericsson; Swisscom targets SMEs.

Charter Taps SD-WAN to Boost Off-Net Reach
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

New hybrid service leverages cable operator's Ethernet footprint and adds cloud-based SD-WAN managed jointly through new customer portal.

MEF Goes Global With Its Latest Specs Effort
News Analysis | 11/14/2017

Industry body's MEF 3.0 initiative goes beyond Carrier Ethernet specs to focus on how service providers interconnect to deliver next-gen offerings.

Amazon Selling Part of Its China Cloud Business for $300M
Scott Ferguson | 11/14/2017

Amazon is selling off part of its cloud business in China for about $300 million to a local company to comply with the country's regulations. However, Amazon still plans to compete overseas.

Ex-Googlers Launch LightStep for Hybrid App Performance Management
Wagner’s Ring | 11/14/2017

LightStep, founded by ex-Googlers, comes out of stealth to offer an application performance management product for combined microservices and legacy environments.

Cisco Creates $1B Financing Program for Smart Cities
Scott Ferguson | 11/14/2017

Cisco is looking to delve further into smart cities and IoT technologies with a $1 billion financing program for those communities looking to make investments.

Dell EMC Makes Machine Learning Road-Ready
Wagner’s Ring | 11/13/2017

Introducing hardware-software-service bundles for on-premises machine learning customized for specific use cases, for enterprises that need to keep their computing on premises.

China Overtakes US in Latest Top 500 Supercomputer List
Scott Ferguson | 11/13/2017

The release of the semiannual Top 500 Supercomputer List this week shows China increasing its share, while the US tumbles to second.

Automated Service Provisioning: Getting It Right
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

To get automated service provisioning right, IT needs to keep a few guidelines in mind. Here's a look at where to get started in your automation journey.

Rackspace, HPE Delivering OpenStack as Private Cloud Service
Scott Ferguson | 11/13/2017

Rackspace and HPE are looking to make the private cloud more appealing to enterprises with a new service based on OpenStack.

Talend Acquires API Design & Test Specialist Restlet
Scott Ferguson | 11/10/2017

With the acquisition, Talend will incorporate Restlet's API technology into its own data fabric to make sharing data easier among its customers.

Quip Wants to Kill Email Attachments
Wagner’s Ring | 11/10/2017

Quip's vision is embedding discussion around business documents rather than swapping documents in email.

A CIO 'Renaissance' Needs the Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 11/10/2017

At the TBM Conference this week, CIOs are looking to take more control of enterprise IT. The cloud is key.

Microsoft Looks to Secure Clouds With 'Project Cerberus'
Scott Ferguson | 11/9/2017

Microsoft's latest Open Compute Project offering is called 'Project Cerberus,' and looks to make clouds more secure by protecting the firmware of cloud servers.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Darn Agile for a 106-Year-Old
Wagner’s Ring | 11/9/2017

Established companies can remain competitive if they are willing to change everything – except their core values, says the Big Blue boss in an on-stage conversation with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

ExxonMobil Adds Fuel to a Digital Transformation
Scott Ferguson | 11/8/2017

ExxonMobil VP of IT Mike Brown is transforming his organization into an integral part of the oil and gas giant, which is helping fuel digital transformation.

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS Updates Address DevOps Needs
Scott Ferguson | 11/8/2017

Nutanix is adding support for object storage, analytics workloads and an app marketplace to its Enterprise Cloud OS to address DevOps needs for customers.

Google's Diane Greene Opens Up on Her Life & Career
Wagner’s Ring | 11/8/2017

The Google cloud boss discussed her father losing his business after being falsely accused of being a communist, as well as her own ascent to the top enterprise cloud job at Google, in a wide-ranging conversation with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

Towergate Insurance: Achieving 'Good Enough' IT in the Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 11/7/2017

After 20 years of growth, oftentimes through acquisitions, UK-based Towergate Insurance Brokers ended up with a sprawling IT infrastructure. After going all-in on cloud, the company found that 'good enough' IT is, in fact, good enough.

Google Joins With Salesforce to Mix Online, Offline Customer Analytics
Wagner’s Ring | 11/7/2017

Salesforce is also naming Google as a preferred infrastructure provider – but Salesforce is still keeping Amazon close.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 Eyes Greater Container, Security Support
Scott Ferguson | 11/6/2017

At the OpenStack Summit in Australia, Red Hat is rolling out its OpenStack Platform 12, which emphasizes container and security support.

Cisco Partner Summit Photos: Deep in the Heart of Networks
Slide Shows | 11/6/2017

Cisco preached the gospel of network intuitive and multicloud to its partners in Dallas recently. Also, jazz, dragons – and a serious moment of sober reflection for a lost friend.

At Dreamforce 2017, Salesforce Doubling Down on AI
Scott Ferguson | 11/6/2017

A year after first introducing Einstein AI, Salesforce is planning to double down on artificial intelligence at its Dreamforce 2017 conference.

OpenStack Foundation Wants to Help Real-World Operations
News Analysis | 11/5/2017

With OpenStack now seven years old, the OpenStack Foundation wants to start programs aimed at real-world issues, such as integration and operations.

Broadcom Heads Home, Clears Way for Brocade Buyout
News Analysis | 11/3/2017

The outlook for Broadcom's buyout of Brocade has gotten a lot rosier.

Cisco: We'll Put IT Back in Charge
Wagner’s Ring | 11/3/2017

Cisco and partners say that the cloud can help IT regain control of IT infrastructure.

Riverbed Updates SteelCentral to Emphasize App Performance, Containers
Scott Ferguson | 11/3/2017

Riverbed is pushing beyond its traditional networking roots to build additional capabilities to monitor application performance, as well as containers.

'Hey, Spark!' Cisco Launches AI-Powered Voice Assistant for Meetings
Wagner’s Ring | 11/2/2017

Spark Assistant is like Siri or Alexa, but for meetings – fruit of Cisco's $125M MindMeld acquisition in May.

Google Speeds Latency for Cloud Apps
Wagner’s Ring | 11/2/2017

Beefing up its Andromeda software-defined networking for improved cloud application performance.

VMware Acquiring SD-WAN Startup VeloCloud Networks
Scott Ferguson | 11/2/2017

With the acquisition of VeloCloud Networks, VMware is moving deeper into the software-defined networking game and likely to clash more with Cisco.

The Business Case for Next-Gen Operations
LRTV Interviews | 11/2/2017

LONDON, 11/2/2017 – At Light Reading's 'OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV' event, Carol Wilson and Iain Morris discuss some of the key talking points of the day, including a renewed focus on the business case for management system upgrades and the doubts swirling around common information models.

Facebook Alumni-Led Database Startup YugaByte De-Stealths With $8M Funding
Wagner’s Ring | 11/2/2017

YugaByte says it can deliver the performance, scalability and reliability needed for a customer-facing database in a platform that is portable across clouds.

IBM's Watson Data Platform Focuses on AI
Scott Ferguson | 11/2/2017

The Watson Data Platform is expanding beyond big data analytics to include artificial intelligence, according to IBM.

Microsoft's 'CrystalNet' Looks to Eliminate Cloud Downtime
Scott Ferguson | 11/1/2017

Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research are jointly developing a new emulator dubbed 'CrystalNet' that could reduce downtime in the cloud.

IBM Cloud Private Extends Big Blue's Hybrid Reach
Scott Ferguson | 11/1/2017

IBM is already a leader in private cloud, and Big Blue's Cloud Private platform extends that reach deeper into the hybrid cloud marketplace.

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