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Kubernetes 1.8 Launches With Added Security, Enterprise Support
Wagner’s Ring | 9/29/2017

Google is jumping in with support for the new version on Google Container Engine.

Data Centers Driving Aqua Comms' Expansion
News Analysis | 9/29/2017

As hyperscale players grow data center infrastructure globally, subsea cable operator is expanding to meet that connectivity need.

Microsoft Ignite 2017: The View From the Show Floor
Slide Shows | 9/29/2017

Microsoft Ignite is the company's big enterprise show of the year. Here's the view from the show floor.

SAP's Prime Directive: Aggressively Cloud-Agnostic Strategy
Wagner’s Ring | 9/28/2017

In contrast to competitor Oracle, SAP offers multi-cloud portability for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

Alibaba Cloud Is Surprise Winner in IaaS Sweepstakes
Scott Ferguson | 9/28/2017

A report from Gartner this week finds that the public cloud or IaaS market grew more than 30% between 2015 and 2016, but Alibaba Cloud grew its revenues faster than the competition.

Edge Funds: Show Me the Money!
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

At the MEC Congress in Berlin there was plenty of evidence that edge computing is more than just a hot topic, but still too few signs of concrete business cases or investment plans.

Google's Cloud IoT Core Platform Moves to Public Beta
Scott Ferguson | 9/27/2017

Google is moving its Cloud IoT Core management platform into public beta and adding new features.

Apple Fixes Office 365 Bug in iOS 11
Wagner’s Ring | 9/27/2017

iOS 11.01, released this week, fixes a bug where some users were unable to send mail over Office 365 and Exchange.

Cisco Eliminating 310 Jobs at San Jose HQ – Report
Scott Ferguson | 9/27/2017

Cisco's job cutting is hitting home as the company will eliminate 310 jobs at its San Jose headquarters.

L3 Tech Looks to Make Up Lost Cloud Time
Wagner’s Ring | 9/27/2017

Defense and aerospace company L3 Technologies is looking to aggressively adopt the cloud, following regulatory prohibitions lifting last year.

Why the Right IoT Management Platform Matters
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

As IoT projects gain popularity in the enterprise, the right management platform can make a big difference. Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing one.

OK Google, Find Me a Job
Wagner’s Ring | 9/26/2017

Google Job Discovery – formerly known as the Google Cloud Jobs API – goes into beta Tuesday, working with new categories of companies.

Mirantis Leaps to Public Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 9/26/2017

With Kubernetes management in AWS, Mirantis is going beyond private cloud for the first time.

SAP Looks to Tame Customers With Gigya Acquisition
Wagner’s Ring | 9/26/2017

With its Gigya acquisition, SAP hopes to be able to provide enterprises with a unified view of the customer.

SAP Launches Data Hub: Leave Your Data Where It Is, Centralize Management
Wagner’s Ring | 9/26/2017

The SAP Data Hub allows enterprises to extract value from data in the cloud, on premises, or wherever it resides.

IBM's Integrated Analytics System Taps Into Machine Learning
Scott Ferguson | 9/26/2017

IBM's Integrated Analytics System uses the company's Data Science Experience, Apache Spark and gives data scientists access to machine learning.

The 'New' Sandvine Has Automation in Its Sights
Shades of Ray | 9/26/2017

Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.

Eurobites: BT Climbs Aboard the SD-WAN Bandwagon
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM hovers over Imagination deal; Sparkle banks on SMS growth; Ericsson teams up with Intel on 5G.

US, Europe to Spend $272B on Edge Computing by 2026 – Analyst
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

Spending on edge computing will exceed that on 5G across Europe and the US between now and 2026.

Microsoft's Quantum Computing Efforts Come into Focus
Scott Ferguson | 9/25/2017

At Ignite, CEO Satya Nadella and a team of researchers gave insights into the company's development of quantum computing.

Edging Closer: ETSI & OpenFog Team on Edge Computing APIs
News Analysis | 9/25/2017

Having flirted for some time, the distributed cloud industry groups have agreed to coordinate on the APIs that will connect computing assets at the edge of the wide area network to the applications that need those distributed resources.

Microsoft Serving a Slice of AI With Everything at Ignite
Scott Ferguson | 9/25/2017

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at Ignite this week, the emphasis will be on artificial intelligence.

Microsoft Azure Stack, SQL Server 2017 Emphasize Hybrid Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 9/25/2017

At the start of Ignite, Microsoft is planning to emphasize its role in building out hybrid clouds with the release of Azure Stack, SQL Server 2017 and other offerings.

Cisco & Partners See Blockchain Opportunities in IoT
Wagner’s Ring | 9/25/2017

Blockchain will provide the lightweight security, interoperability and other services needed for Internet of Things applications, the companies say.

Whoops! Apple's New iPhone Software Breaks Office 365
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2017

The Mail app on iOS 11 is incompatible with Office 365, as well as Exchange Server 2016 and Outlook.com.

MongoDB Files for IPO
Scott Ferguson | 9/22/2017

Database developer MongoDB is ready to the test the stock market with an IPO.

Manifold Launches With $15M Funding for Multi-Cloud Developer Services
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2017

For developers, buying everything from one big cloud can be like shopping at Walmart. Manifold is looking to allow developers to have one-stop convenience with the artisanal 'locavore' experience.

Cisco Intersight Aims to Tame Data Center Management 'Monster'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2017

Intersight is a subscription-based management and automation cloud for Cisco's Unified Computing System data center servers and HyperFlex hyperconverged storage.

Is HPE Planning to Cut 5,000 Jobs?
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2017

HPE will swing the axe for 5,000 heads, or 10% of its workforce, by year's end, if Bloomberg is right.

Cloud Migration: Never Easy
Scott Ferguson | 9/21/2017

Whether it's moving infrastructure or workloads over to the cloud, the migration is never easy. However, a pair of studies show that enterprises are forging ahead.

Dell EMC: $1B Air Force Cloud Project Is Just the Beginning
Wagner’s Ring | 9/21/2017

Today public cloud, tomorrow hybrid cloud? Dell EMC provides some detail on the Air Force's big cloud move.

Cloud Skills Shortage Costs Enterprises Millions
Scott Ferguson | 9/21/2017

A report by the London School of Economics and Rackspace finds that a lack of cloud skills is costing enterprises more than $250 million in missed revenue.

US Air Force Awards $1B Cloud Contract
Wagner’s Ring | 9/20/2017

Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft recruited for five-year IT transformation for up to 776,000 users.

Pitney Bowes Gives Cloud, SaaS Stamp of Approval
Scott Ferguson | 9/20/2017

At nearly 100 years old, Pitney Bowes is looking to transform itself through adopting the cloud, while delivering its traditional services through SaaS.

Workers Bracing for Sweeping Automation Changes
Scott Ferguson | 9/20/2017

A study carried out by Market Cube and sponsored by Smartsheet finds that knowledge workers are aware of the changes automation may bring. While there's concern, there's also some enthusiasm.

Intel Offering Researchers Free Cloud, AI Resources
Scott Ferguson | 9/20/2017

Intel is opening its Nervana DevCloud to about 200,000 researchers and scientists to help power AI innovation.

Arista Slashes Cloud Networking Complications
Wagner’s Ring | 9/20/2017

Extending EOS on-premises networking architecture to public cloud to provide a unified infrastructure for automation.

Oracle's Ellison: We'll Beat Amazon Cloud Pricing by Half
Wagner’s Ring | 9/19/2017

Oracle introduces new 'autonomous' database combined with flexible pricing to beat Amazon pricing by 50%, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison says.

Level 3 Beefs Up Optical Security
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

Wave encryption service offers standardized approach for securing data traffic in transit at the optical layer.

IBM, Microsoft Rank in Blockchain Survey
Scott Ferguson | 9/19/2017

Juniper Research ranks IBM as the number one supplier of blockchain, with Microsoft following in second place.

Verizon & Vidder Put SD-Perimeter Around Enterprise Security
News Analysis | 9/19/2017

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) service, which utilizes Vidder's application layer access control technology to make network services natively secure.

SevOne Takes Network Analytics to Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 9/19/2017

Keeping software-based networks humming with cloud-based visualization tools.

Salesforce Updates Sales Cloud Einstein With Additional AI Features
Scott Ferguson | 9/19/2017

On the one-year anniversary of Einstein, Salesforce is updating Sales Cloud with additional artificial intelligence features.

AWS: We Charge by the Second Now
Scott Ferguson | 9/19/2017

Amazon Web Services is now charging customers by the second for some of its services. However, will it save them money?

Cisco's John Chambers Retiring Even More
Wagner’s Ring | 9/18/2017

Current Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins will step in as board chairman when ex-CEO John Chambers steps aside in December.

Cisco, HPE, Dell EMC Fighting for Cloud Infrastructure Dominance
Scott Ferguson | 9/18/2017

A Synergy Research report finds spending on public and private cloud infrastructure continues to grow, with Cisco, HPE and Dell EMC all fighting for market share.

VMware COO Sanjay Poonen: Our Cloud Strategy Is Second to None
News Analysis | 9/18/2017

VMware's COO Sanjay Poonen sat down with Enterprise Cloud News to talk about the AWS partnership and more at VMWorld Europe 2017.

IBM Cloud Appliance Has Wheels & an Extendable Handle
Wagner’s Ring | 9/18/2017

The IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration appliance rolls data from on-premises to an IBM Cloud data center.

Tata Spins a Tale of 2 SD-WANs
Rewired | 9/18/2017

Its IZO SD-WAN Prime aims to help companies automatically address congestion issues on Internet links to remote sites.

Photo Highlights: Operations Transformation Forum 2017
Slide Shows | 9/17/2017

Highlights from Huawei's annual event that focuses on how network operators are transforming their operations and corporate processes.

China Telecom Global Launches SD-WAN Service With Versa Networks
News Analysis | 9/15/2017

China Telecom Global has partnered with Versa Networks to deploy SD-WAN services to enterprise customers globally.

Microsoft Azure 'Confidential Computing' Secures Data In Use
Wagner’s Ring | 9/15/2017

Developed in collaboration with Intel, 'Azure confidential computing' protects data from malicious insiders, hackers and malware, and third parties accessing without consent, according to Microsoft.

Upcoming Oracle DB Hits All Buzzwords
Wagner’s Ring | 9/15/2017

With AWS in the crosshairs, Oracle dropped hints at a new version of its database coming October 1.

Google & Spotify Make Open Source Security Music
Wagner’s Ring | 9/15/2017

Forseti is a set of open source security tools, developed by Google and Spotify, for Google Cloud Platform users.

Tata Pours Special Sauce on SD-WAN Prime
News Analysis | 9/14/2017

Service comes with home-grown ability to manage congestion dynamically to remote sites, building on Anuta orchestration.

Oracle Latest Cloud Provider to Jump on Kubernetes
Scott Ferguson | 9/14/2017

By joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Oracle is the last cloud provider to get on the Kubernetes bandwagon.

Looker Busts Analytics Silos
Wagner’s Ring | 9/14/2017

Looker integrates best-of-breed analytics tools into a cohesive platform, as an alternative to having to 'buy your TV and VCR together.'

Blockchain Alternative Swirlds Raises $3M in Seed Funding
Scott Ferguson | 9/14/2017

Swirlds is looking to build an alternative to blockchain and now it has $3 million in funding to promote its hashgraph distributed consensus platform.

AT&T NetBond Adds Cloud-to-Cloud Connections
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

A new service, touted as an industry first, gives enterprises connections between their multiple clouds for sharing workloads without hair-pinning data.

AWS, Azure Dominating Multi-Cloud Expansion – Study
Scott Ferguson | 9/13/2017

A study of nearly 700 IT professionals finds that multi-cloud strategies are finding a home in the enterprise, with Azure and AWS increasing in popularity.

Apple Launches Animated Poop Emoji, iPhone X
Wagner’s Ring | 9/13/2017

With the launch of a new iPhone and Apple Watch, Apple demonstrates again how it succeeds by satisfying customers – despite the talk of reality distortion fields.

VMware Charges Into OpenStack VIM Market
News Analysis | 9/12/2017

Plays to its strengths with a carrier-grade version of an OpenStack VIM, taking aim at Red Hat, among others, in the process.

Avi Acquires StacksWare for Application Management From the Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 9/12/2017

Avi plans to extend its load balancing and service software into multi-tenant cloud.

VMware Unwraps Cloud-in-a-Box
Wagner’s Ring | 9/12/2017

Launches integrated software cloud tool suite, as well as migration tools for enterprises and a certification program for cloud providers.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Deal Prepares Ground for Faster Fiber Rollout
News Analysis | 9/12/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone teams up with IBM for cloud flexibility; Sky launches contract-free streaming in Spain; whither public WiFi?

IBM, VMware Double Down on Cloud Partnership
Scott Ferguson | 9/12/2017

At VMWorld in Europe, IBM plans to offer a more VMware services and capabilities through its public cloud.

Rackspace Acquiring Datapipe in Multi-Cloud Managed Services Play
Scott Ferguson | 9/11/2017

Rackspace is acquiring Datapipe to increase its multi-cloud management, managed services and colocation presence. The combined company will have revenues of $2.4 billion and 6,700 employees.

Cisco's ACI Could Close the Cloud, SDN Gap
News Analysis | 9/11/2017

After falling behind in the cloud and SDN game, Cisco is looking to make up ground with ACI. But is it too little, too late?

Kubernetes Assimilates Mesosphere, Honoring Borg Ancestry
Wagner’s Ring | 9/11/2017

Resistance to the open source Google-born container orchestration software is futile.

Cloudera Acquires AI Startup Fast Forward Labs
Scott Ferguson | 9/8/2017

Coming off its IPO earlier this year, Cloudera is making its first acquisition.

Cisco Exec Faced 'Terrifying' Deportation as Undocumented Immigrant
Wagner’s Ring | 9/8/2017

Rowan Trollope, currently a Cisco senior vice president, was nearly deported from the US as a teenager after his mother, 'a free spirit,' neglected to get visas for herself and her children when she immigrated to the US.

John Deere Is a Machine Learning Company Now
Scott Ferguson | 9/8/2017

With its $305 million acquisition of machine learning company Blue River Technology, John Deere is getting deeper into the cutting edge.

CenturyLink, Vnomic Accelerate Enterprise Road to HANA
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Telco is working with the application automation vendor to help enterprises upgrade to SAP HANA – and to convince them they need to do so sooner rather than later.

Google Launches Dedicated Connectivity for Hybrid Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 9/7/2017

The new Dedicated Interconnect option is designed to improve bandwidth, consistency and latency of connections between enterprise data centers and Google Cloud Platform.

Dell Posts Q2 Loss, Signs Massive Deal With GE
Scott Ferguson | 9/7/2017

On the one-year anniversary of its EMC deal, Dell posted its second-quarter financial results and signed a deal with GE to supply the company with IT infrastructure.

Oracle Layoffs Target Sun Division – Reports
Scott Ferguson | 9/7/2017

After announcing it would hire 5,000 cloud professionals, Oracle is reportedly laying off employees within its Sun Microsystems division.

Huawei's Enterprise Cloud Communication Solution
Huawei Videos | 9/7/2017

Huawei's Enterprise Cloud Communication solution provides extensive communications services with a unified cloud platform.

IBM, US Army Ink $135M Cloud Deal
Scott Ferguson | 9/6/2017

IBM has signed a deal to provide cloud services and other tech support for the US Army's Logistics Support Activity group over the next 33 months.

Why VMware Thinks It Can Help the NFV Cause
CxO Spotlight | 9/6/2017

Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president of strategy for VMware's Telco Group, is leading the company's charge into carrier networks.

Snowflake Launches Secure Cloud Data Warehouse for Finance
Wagner’s Ring | 9/6/2017

Virtual Private Snowflake is designed for finance and other industries with high security and regulatory requirements.

Appian CEO Sees Low-Code as Digital Transformation Key
Scott Ferguson | 9/6/2017

Fresh off its IPO earlier this year, Appian is looking to make low-code mainstream and part of the digital transformation process. Matt Calkins, co-founder and CEO, is leading the way.

HPE's Whitman Says She's 'Not Going Anywhere'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/6/2017

Though HPE CEO Meg Whitman talked to Uber about taking the CEO slot there, she says she's got work to do at HPE.

HPE to Acquire Cloud Consulting Business
Wagner’s Ring | 9/5/2017

Cloud Technology Partners helps organizations move to the cloud and operate cloud infrastructure. It's the latest step in a year-long M&A spree for HPE.

Following Amazon Partnership, VMware Is a Cloud Company Now
Wagner’s Ring | 9/5/2017

VMware has shifted its focus from the on-premises data center to the cloud.

Las Vegas: Can Sin City Win Smart City Bet?
Scott Ferguson | 9/5/2017

Las Vegas is primed for a technology revolution, says CIO Michael Sherwood. Can Sin City transform itself into a smart city?

Stuck Stacks: How Free Software Gets Expensive
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

The problem with free software is that upgrading it can get expensive. Stuck Stack is when OpenStack can cost IT more than it bargained for, but there are simple ways to avoid the trap.

Cloud Vendors: What to Look for (& What Not to Look for)
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

The cloud is changing the way enterprises evaluate the vendors that they work with to bring new technology into the business. Here's how CIOs and IT pros should change the criteria they use to assess partners.

VMworld Photos: Lego Las Vegas!
Wagner’s Ring | 9/1/2017

Impressive Lego landscapes and virtual reality demos accompanied the cloud and security advances at VMware's annual customer confab.

Eurobites: We'll Sell DT Stake to Fund Fiber Rollout, Says Germany's FDP
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

In today's regional roundup: Germany's Free Democrat Party (FDP) has some ideas about how to fund the country's digital architecture; Vodafone brings NB-IoT services to Ireland; French competitive operator Iliad keeps growing; Germany's mobilcom-debitel hooks up to iPass; and NTT Communications adds to its European data center empire.

Microsoft Researching Storage Based on Biological DNA
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

Microsoft thinks DNA can solve some long-term problems with storage media – assuming access speeds get better than 10MB per week.

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