Updated January 29, 2015, 6:00 pm GMT

Announcing @Innodisk_Corp to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York [#Cloud]

SYS-CON Events announced today that that Innodisk, the service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Innodisk is a service-dr... [more->]

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An @AgilePoint Roadmap for the 'Internet of Things' | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The BPM world is going through some evolution or changes where traditional business process management solutions really have nowhere to go in terms of development of the road map. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Kyle Hansen, Director of Professional Services at AgilePoint, shows AgilePoint’s unique approach to deali... [more->]

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Enterprise Content Management with @Solgenia_Corp | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Eighty-five percent of companies store information in some sort of unstructured manner. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Fronczak, Product Manager at Solgenia, discussed their enterprise content management solution, which was created to help companies organize and take control of their digital assets.read more [more->]

Poll Results: Kafka Producer/Consumer By @Sematex | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

About 10 days ago we ran a a poll about which languages/APIs people use when writing their Apache Kafka Producers and Consumers. See Kafka Poll: Producer & Consumer Client. We collected 130 votes so far. The results were actually somewhat surprising! Let’s share the numbers first!read more [more->]

Cloud Video Delivery Platform with @HarbingerSys | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

At 15th Cloud Expo, Shrikant Pattathil, Executive Vice President at Harbinger Systems, demos a video delivery platform that helps you do interactive videos. He discusses how Harbinger is accomplishing it in the cloud world, the problems they faced and the choices they made to get around these problems.read more [more->]

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‘OpenStack for Security’ By @BlueBox | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integ... [more->]

Dare to Thrive: Dell at VMware Partner Exchange 2015

You might have heard - partners are a HUGE deal at Dell. That’s why we love the VMware Partner Exchange event in San Francisco --all channel, all the time. There’s an estimated 4500 resellers, technology alliance partners, distributors, and solution providers expected to descend on the Moscone Center for th... [more->]

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Amazing Apple with Its Record-Breaking Earnings! By @JnanDash | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

This week Apple disclosed its fourth quarter financial results and it was simply astounding sending wall street analysts scrambling with their way-off forecasts. In the last quarter of 2014, Apple made a stunning profit of $18B (38% growth from a year ago) on a revenue base of $74.6B. This is the record profit made by ... [more->]

Microsoft One Ups Google+ for Photos

Just got the latest update for the OneDrive app and saw the new tags section that tries to classify photos automatically based on content. Tags range from #building to #group. It is reasonably accurate too, though I don’t take too kindly to baby photos being tagged #dog & #animal. Either ways, good to see a feature... [more->]

Netflix-like payments to ISPs could be reviewed but not banned by FCC

FCC's net neutrality rules will set up a complaint process for paid peering. [more->]

‘Real-Time Big Data’ By @CodeFutures | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

You use an agile process; your goal is to make your organization more agile. But what about your data infrastructure? The truth is, today's databases are anything but agile - they are effectively static repositories that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to change, and cannot keep pace with application demands. Pe... [more->]

New @OneCloudSW Partner Program | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

OneCloud Software has launched the OneCloud Partner Program. Responding to demand from prospective partners, the Program offers managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers the resources they need to grow their business with the OneCloud Recovery solution. OneCloud Recovery is an automated solution for disaster recov... [more->]

Migration to the Cloud — My Personal Experience

In my post A Look Forward to 2015, I mentioned the drastic jump in revenue that Microsoft has had with the growth of its cloud services, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Microsoft Dynamics, as well as other SaaS platforms. When you look at the array of products and services Microsoft has developed, it’s cle... [more->]

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Huddle Co-Founder Alastair Mitchell Steps Down As CEO, Morten Brogger Steps In

 On the heels of a $51 million round of funding, cloud collaboration company Huddle today announced a changing of the guard to lead the company to its next stage. Co-founder Alastair Mitchell is stepping down from his role as CEO and assuming a new position as president and CMO. Taking his place is Morten Brogge... [more->]

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CDB Software To Be Acquired By @BMCSoftware | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

BMC Software plans to acquire assets of CDB Software, Inc., a mainframe data management company that has developed utilities for managing IBM DB2 databases with virtually no outage. Focusing on the availability of mission-critical applications is strategic for BMC as it continues to help its customers transform IT into... [more->]

Vantage Adds Data Center Facilities Management Services


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Cloud-hosted Exchange with RDSH/VDI Outlook is a performance nightmare. Are there any solutions?

I got an email the other day from a guy who works for a large North American financial institution asking whether I knew of any customer who has successfully implemented Outlook in the cloud with VDI. I don’t, so I figured I’d post the story...(read more) [more->]

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Investors Throw Datadog A $31M Bone

 Datadog, a cloud service that helps customers monitor infrastructure and software, whether all in the cloud or a hybrid on-premises-cloud environment, announced $31M in Series C funding today. The round was led by Index Ventures with help from RTP Ventures, Openview Partners and what they referred to as “o... [more->]

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Those mobile ads work: Facebook gobbles up $701M profit in Q4 2014

Facebook's revenues continue to rise, setting stage for record profits in 2014. [more->]

Comcast bill changes customer’s first name to “A—hole”

Ricardo Brown, called "A—hole Brown" on bill, gets apology and refund. [more->]

Big Switch Network Fabric Supports Dell Switches, VMware

Release 2.5 of Big Cloud Fabric also includes an analytics module that gives businesses greater insight and information into their networks. [more->]

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Scalability & A Whole Lot More At Cisco Live Milan

Thousands of customers from around the globe have converged at Cisco Live in Milan to share and discover what is [...] [more->]

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Amazon WorkMail – Managed Email and Calendaring in the AWS Cloud

Have you ever had to set up, run, and scale an email server? While it has been a long time since I have done this on my own, I do know that it is a lot of work! Users expect to be able to access their email from the application, device, or browser of their […] [more->]

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Looks like those IBM layoffs have started

Reports of big layoffs to come this week at IBM were correct, at least with regard to timing. Starting Wednesday, the message board at Alliance@IBM, a site manned by former IBM employees, was full… [more->]

Report: Bitcoin Mining Firm CoinTerra Files for Bankruptcy


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RF Code Sells 3M RFID Tags for Data Center Management


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Docker Project Restructures to Improve Scalability, Openness

The popular open-source application container virtualization effort gets an overhaul in a bid to improve project organization. [more->]

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TracFone must pay $40M for throttling and capping “unlimited” data

FTC: TracFone brands cut speeds by 90 percent, enforced secret caps. [more->]

etcd Plugin Coming to Mesosphere’s Data Center OS


Sorting Out the Container’s Place in the Enterprise

A high degree of confusion surrounds the capabilities and role of containers in emerging data architectures. [more->]

Tons of AT&T and Verizon customers may no longer have “broadband” tomorrow

25Mbps minimum would leave 19% of US homes without broadband access. [more->]

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Instagram Strategy to Radically Reduce Traffic: Kill all the spambots!

RIP to my fallen robot followers on Instagram, if there's a heaven for robot instagram users, you guys are in there — alldaychubbyboy (@Allday) How do you scale to handle increased user traffic? Have less traffic. No, this is not a koan. The best way to deal with traffic is not to have it.  In a two... [more->]

Emerson Deploys 1.1MW Modular Data Center for T-Systems


Hortonworks and 3 large users launch a project to secure Hadoop

Hadoop vendor Hortonworks, along with customers Target, Merck and Aetna, and software vendor SAS, has started a new group designed to ensure that data stored inside Hadoop systems is only used… [more->]

IBM Confirms Departure of SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby


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Seven Questions to Ask Service Providers Before Signing Your Next Contract


Cloud and Internet of Things By @HP | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are increasing at an unprecedented rate. The threat landscape of today is drastically different than just a few years ago. Attacks are much more organized and sophisticated. They are harder to detect and even harder to anticipate. In the foreseeable future it's going to get a whole lo... [more->]

How well is vCloud Air doing? Who knows?

VMware has pinned high hopes on its vCloud Air hybrid cloud, the company's response to public cloud competitors like Amazon Web Services. But there's not a ton of information on just how well that… [more->]

Risk Management Strategies By @JohnSavageau | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Risk management has been around for a long time. Financial managers run risk assessments for nearly all business models, and the idea of risk carries nearly as many definitions as the Internet. However, for IT managers and IT professionals, risk management still frequently takes a far lower priority that other operat... [more->]

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Dell Open Networking – One Year Anniversary of Innovation

Today is the one year anniversary of our Open Networking initiative. We want to thank our partners and customers for their support during the past year! When we launched it last January, we were the first tier one vendor to disaggregate network switching software and hardware to provide our customers with more choic... [more->]

‘Managing Recurring Revenue’ By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Recurring revenue models are great for driving new business in every market sector, but they are complex and need to be effectively managed to maximize profits. How you handle the range of options for pricing, co-terming and proration will ultimately determine the fate of your bottom line. In his session at 15th Cloud ... [more->]

Newly Identified Linux Vulnerability Gives Full Access to Servers


Levitation program tracked file-sharing sites, Snowden doc shows

The Canadian spy agency CSE monitors activity across over 100 free file upload sites, a newly-revealed PowerPoint document from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's cache has shown. The document describing CSE's Levitation… [more->]

Introducing Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite

Forrester research indicates that private cloud has entered into the formal IT portfolio by becoming a core part of data [...] [more->]

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Google Launching Gigabit Internet Services in 18 More Cities

Communities in the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham metro areas will receive Google Fiber soon. [more->]

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Netflix is revamping its data architecture for streaming movies

Netflix is revamping the computing architecture that processes data for its streaming video service, according to a Netflix blog post that came out on Tuesday. The engineering team wanted an architecture… [more->]

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Apple’s Q1 2015: Ridiculously high iPhone sales, 18% drop in iPad sales [Updated]

Apple sold over 74 million iPhones in Q1, but its tablet remains a sore spot. [more->]

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Liveblog: Apple’s Q1 2015 earnings call happens at 5pm ET

Analysts are predicting double-digit growth for Apple's holiday quarter. [more->]

Amazon DynamoDB Update – Online Indexing & Reserved Capacity Improvements

Developers all over the world are using to build applications that take advantage of its ability to provide consistent low-latency performance. The developers that I have talked to enjoy the flexibility provided by DynamoDB’s schemaless model, along with the ability to scale capacity up and down as needed.  They... [more->]

Lining Up the Vertical Cloud

Scalability and flexibility are the most favorable aspects of the cloud, but at the end of the day organizations want solutions without complexity. [more->]