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Cloudera IPO: 14 Things You Need to Know
News Analysis | 3/31/2017

Big data company Cloudera filed its long-awaited IPO Friday, looking to raise $200 million.

Killed By the Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 3/31/2017

A little online community called SFF.net can't keep up with cloud economics.

Cloud, IoT Help Drive IT Salaries – Dice Report
Scott Ferguson | 3/31/2017

While Dice's annual salary report finds that although overall IT pay remains, those with networking and storage skills are in need at enterprises undergoing digital transformations.

Vodafone: The Pricing Isn't Right
News Analysis | 3/30/2017

Global operator about to announce some major vendor deals, but it's still looking for better pricing models in the cloud era.

Vault 7, Yahoo Hack Cast Doubt on Cloud Security
News Analysis | 3/30/2017

The recent Wikileaks Vault 7 documents, combined with the massive scale of the hacks at Yahoo, are raising concerns about how secure enterprise is in the cloud.

Ford Driving $200M Into New Data Center
Scott Ferguson | 3/30/2017

The iconic car company is acting more like a cloud provider these days, and is planning to invest $200 million in a new Michigan data center.

Extreme Splashes $55M for Brocade Data Center Biz
News Analysis | 3/29/2017

Extreme is now touting itself as the only pure-play enterprise end-to-end networking player.

I Skipped Google's Cloud Conference to Ride the Hotel Elevator All Day
Wagner’s Ring | 3/29/2017

'Shabby chic' was the design motif at my hotel. Great elevator, though.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Looks to Fill Enterprise Skills Gap
Scott Ferguson | 3/29/2017

To bring more developers to its open source platform, the Cloud Foundry Foundation is offering its first ever certification program.

Amazon Connect: The Day Traditional Contact Providers 'Dreaded' – Analyst
News Analysis | 3/28/2017

AWS is looking to break enterprise dependency on complex and expensive call-center solutions with its own cloud offering.

IBM's Big Hybrid Cloud Plan Calls for Big Infrastructure Investment
Scott Ferguson | 3/28/2017

IBM is looking to get deeper into the public cloud game and talking about the advantages of hybrid cloud. Investment in infrastructure is key.

Silver Peak Adds Routing, Analytics to SD-WAN
News Analysis | 3/28/2017

Silver Peak Systems' SD-WAN solution now includes SD-WAN, WAN optimization, BGP routing protocols, stateful firewall and analytics.

Trump, Taxes & What It Means for Cloud
News Analysis | 3/28/2017

The new Trump administration is looking to change tax policy, and that could change what enterprises spend on cloud computing. Here's what you need to know.

Masergy Unclogs Pipes to Cloud Apps
News Analysis | 3/27/2017

New partnership makes it easier to tie together UCaaS and cloud-based apps, knitting up smarter services to support business needs.

Digital Transformation: Why IT Culture Matters
News Analysis | 3/27/2017

In a world of cloud computing and Agile development, companies need to change their IT culture to make a digital transformation work.

Data Centers Go Power Crazy
Lightreading Videos | 3/27/2017

One of the more interesting areas of development around data center technology is the innovation underway in the way power is sourced, used and even re-used to help reduce carbon emissions.

Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue
Shades of Ray | 3/27/2017

It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.

SAS Warns Enterprises to Be Careful of Open Source – It's Satan's Playground
Wagner’s Ring | 3/27/2017

SAS warns that a little open source is OK but too much will send you straight to the bad place.

Cloud Is Taking Budget Away From IT
Scott Ferguson | 3/24/2017

The advent of cloud computing, combined with other technologies, is giving other parts of the enterprise the ability to buy technologies. At the same time, IT has less control over its budget.

SD-WAN Market Soaring to Nearly $3B, Report Finds
Scott Ferguson | 3/24/2017

The market for SD-WAN is growing, with a new report finding that it will hit $2.9 billion by 2021.

IBM's Watson Tracking IoT, Fighting Twitter Trolls
Wagner’s Ring | 3/23/2017

IBM makes a deal with AT&T to use Watson for Internet of Things analytics, and Twitter describes how it's using Watson to combat abuse.

Microsoft Using Patents to Gain Edge in Connected Cars
Scott Ferguson | 3/23/2017

Microsoft is planning to use its wide array of patents to muscle its way into the connected car space. Toyota is the first to sign up.

Is Google's Big Enterprise Bet Paying Off?
Wagner’s Ring | 3/23/2017

Is Google on track to hit its self-proclaimed goal of cloud revenue exceeding ad revenue by 2020? Enterprise Cloud News looks at the chances in a special report.

Is Oracle Right? Is Security in the Cloud a Solved Problem?
Wagner’s Ring | 3/23/2017

Oracle says its cloud is more secure than enterprise on-premises infrastructure. Are they just blowing smoke?

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd: Eventually, We'll Get Them All
News Analysis | 3/22/2017

Oracle's Mark Hurd sounds notes of long-term cloud optimism at Oracle Industry Connect 2017.

HPE: We're Not Dumping OpenStack & Cloud Foundry
News Analysis | 3/22/2017

Though HPE sold OpenStack and Cloud Foundry assets to SUSE this month, it says it's still committed to the technologies.

CenturyLink to Resell NetApp Managed Storage Solutions, More
News Analysis | 3/21/2017

CenturyLink joined the NetApp Unified Partner Program offering NetApp storage solutions designed for enterprises and SMBs in multiple market segments, including the public sector.

Cloud Upends Traditional Security Borders
News Analysis | 3/21/2017

Cloud computing, along with the mobile workforce it has created, is changing the way security works within the enterprise. Here's what IT should know about the challenges.

Dell, HPE, Cisco Top Cloud Infrastructure Market – Analysts
Scott Ferguson | 3/20/2017

The newly formed Dell EMC is now a major player in the cloud infrastructure equipment market along with HPE and Cisco, according to a new report from Synergy Research Group.

IBM Cloud Targets Financial Services Developers
Scott Ferguson | 3/20/2017

At its InterConnect show, IBM unveiled developer tools for creating cloud applications in the financial services market. Big Blue also rolled out other cloud technologies.

Blockchain: Can It Solve the Identity Crisis?
News Analysis | 3/20/2017

IBM and SecureKey are partnering on an identity application to help consumers prove their identity to banks, phone companies, real estate rental management and a variety of other businesses and government services.

Mulesoft IPO Hits Wall Street
Scott Ferguson | 3/17/2017

The enterprise tech IPO market is not the same as it was, but Mulesoft's offering is looking to change that.

Eurobites: Italy First Pasta the Post for 5G
News Analysis | 3/17/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Interoute's container breakthrough; T-Systems peddles AI; ADVA's edge NFV device passes muster; consumer watchdogs bark at online giants.

SUSE Getting Into Platforms
News Analysis | 3/17/2017

After acquiring cloud assets from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SUSE plans to branch out to offer platform-as-a-service technology later this year.

MetTel: Market Skips PoCs to Hurry SD-WANs
News Analysis | 3/16/2017

MetTel has been seeing a tremendous growth in SD-WAN, particularly in the beginning of this year.

DevOps Struggles With Legacy Systems, Culture
Scott Ferguson | 3/16/2017

DevOps might be in your enterprise's future, but getting there is not easy. A new survey shows how legacy systems and company culture can hurt your plans.

US Indictment Says Russian Spies Were Behind Yahoo Hack
News Analysis | 3/16/2017

Two officers of the Russian Federated Security Service (FSB) were among four people indicted for the 2014 hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts.

Oracle's Cloud Transition Pays Off
News Analysis | 3/15/2017

Cloud is poised to pass new software license revenue for Oracle, the company said in its quarterly earnings call.

Orange Adds SD-WAN to Hybrid Net Strategy
News Analysis | 3/15/2017

Orange Business Services taps Riverbed's SteelConnect software as an SD-WAN VNF on its universal CPE, as part of Easy Go Network.

Hottest Cloud Skills for 2017: Exclusive Special Report
Scott Ferguson | 3/15/2017

When it comes to cloud computing, the right set of skills can make all the difference. Enterprise Cloud News has exclusive research to find out which ones matter the most.

Canonical's Founder on the Key NFV Challenges Facing Operators
Lightreading Videos | 3/15/2017

Canonical's founder, Mark Shuttleworth, highlights the key NFV challenges facing network operators and discusses the impact of cloud, IoT, open source and more on enterprises in all manner of verticals.

A Brief History of Cloud Computing
Wagner’s Ring | 3/15/2017

It's a great new idea that goes back a ways.

Welcome to Enterprise Cloud News!
News Analysis | 3/14/2017

A new era in enterprise computing tech journalism.

Mitel CEO Plots Cloud Future
Scott Ferguson | 3/14/2017

Following a turbulent 2016, Mitel's CEO Rich McBee looks to refocus the company on UCC in the cloud.

Intel, Mobileye $15.3B deal has cloud under the hood
Scott Ferguson | 3/14/2017

The deal between Intel and Mobileye is touted as a big one for autonomous vehicles, but under the hood, the cloud is its driving force.

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Gets $23M Kiss-Off
News Analysis | 3/13/2017

Additionally, Yahoo Chief Revenue Officer Lisa Utzschneider gets $16.5 million walking-away money, and CFO Ken Goldman gets $9.5 million.

Intel Buying Mobileye for $15 Billion
News Analysis | 3/13/2017

Intel is making a big bet on autonomous vehicle technology with a $15 billion deal to acquire Israel-based Mobileye.

Microsoft, Salesforce Dominating SaaS Market, Report Finds
News Analysis | 3/10/2017

The SaaS market might not be growing at the same rate as IaaS and PaaS, but companies are still investing, and Microsoft and Salesforce are benefiting, according to a new report.

SD-WAN Trends Underscore Need for Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/10/2017

As SD-WAN grows in popularity with enterprise users, the need for testing and monitoring these services will be paramount

Google Takes Fight to Amazon, Microsoft & Cisco
News Analysis | 3/9/2017

Introduces new pricing options and collaboration tools to take the battle to the opposition.

Google: Still the New Kid in Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis | 3/9/2017

Google showed it's gaining fast in enterprise cloud, but it's still just getting started.

OrbTV: It's an MWC17 Wrap!
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2017

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Enterprise Cloud News editor Scott Ferguson discuss some of the trends from this year's Mobile World Congress and attempt a spoof of the Oscars.

Google's Greene Swipes Amazon Over Outage
News Analysis | 3/9/2017

Google cloud boss Diane Green brags about Google Cloud Platform's reliability after Amazon went down for nearly half a day last week.

Microsoft, Qualcomm Bring ARM to Azure
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

Microsoft and Qualcomm are bringing ARM chips to the Azure cloud platform.

8x8 Creates UC, Collaboration Cloud
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

New service combines existing UC and contact center services with integration to cloud apps and newly acquired messaging interoperability.

MWC: Who Does Cloud Best?
Slide Shows | 3/7/2017

If it wasn't about 5G at Mobile World Congress, it was definitely about cloud.

HPE Buying Nimble Storage for $1B
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

HPE's acquisition streak continues with a $1 billion deal for Nimble Storage, a maker of flash storage.

Mainframe Cloud? That's Nuts!
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

Insurer Chubb tapped IBM to move its Mad Men mainframe apps into the cloud era.

IBM's Quantum Computing Coming to the Cloud
News Analysis | 3/6/2017

IBM is looking to commercialize its quantum computer offering with a new API and SDK, as well as cloud support.

Amazon Web Services Outage Caused by Typo
News Analysis | 3/3/2017

Keyboard error caused an estimated $150M+ outage this week.

CenturyLink Ready to Roll on New Services
News Analysis | 3/2/2017

Internal digital transformation has company saying it's set to deliver series of new on-demand, rich-experience business offerings.

Private Cloud Is Very Popular Yet Nobody's Doing It
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

On-premises server component sales are declining, even in the face of strong demand for on-premises cloud, Intel said.

VMware Wants to Lead CSPs to Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Deploying NFV and IoT tools to help service providers deploy new revenue streams.

AWS S3 Goes Down, Internet Snow Day Declared
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Eleven-hour outage hits S3 Storage, used by nearly 150,000 websites.

VMware Makes Major MWC Splash
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Virtualization giant seeking broader role as strategic partner to telecom industry on multiple fronts.

CEO Chat With Cisco's Chuck Robbins
Between the CEOs | 3/1/2017

By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.

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