Q&A with Cloud Thought Leader Lawrence Guillory, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member, Racemi

VCloudNews is pleased to feature Lawrence Guillory, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member, Racemi which is focused on the server and cloud migration space. Lawrence leads Racemi with a unique entrepreneurial background in the field of Sales and Marketing. His leadership in this area spans nearly 15 years of increasingly greater responsibility in the management and development of software companies. From 1994 –2000, he worked for Brown […]

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After Dell, HP Enterprise (HPE) Selling Software Business : Impact of Amazon and Azure Cloud Services?

IT hardware companies are going through changes to find their sweet spot and positioning in an industry that is going through digital transformation and disruption by cloud based technologies. After Dell sold its software division in June 2016 to Francisco Partners and Eliott Management Corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) as per Reuters is negotiating with Thoma Bravo LLC to sell its software […]

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Is Public Cloud Finally Resembling Public Utility? Analysis of Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant 2016

‘Computing on tap’, ‘On Demand Computing’, ‘Utility Computing’ etc are terms that have been thrown around for many years. At the core of these terms is the idea of making computing so simple that anybody can access it just like you would turn on your electricity or water. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is another name for such computing and Amazon has […]

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IoT Missing but PaaS Sprinkled Across Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS  

VCloudNews analyzes recently released Gartner’s 2015 WorldWide Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) which is a result of enormous research efforts of leading Gartner analysts Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs and Bob Gill. As per Gartner, the IaaS vendors selected are providers of standardized, highly automated offerings, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are […]

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud is a $5 Billion Business and Growing Fast – Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com, Inc (AMZN) announced its much awaited Q1 2015 earnings today. Amazon’s revenue increased 15% to $22.72 billion in this quarter, compared with $19.74 billion in Q1 2014. Operating cash flow increased 47% to $7.84 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $5.35 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2014. Operating income increased 74% to $255 million in the first quarter, compared with […]

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$95M ‘Contained’ by Docker Inc for Simplifying PaaS and Cloud Application Portability

Docker, Inc, the company behind the Docker open source platform, and chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem just announced it has received series D funding of $95M led by Insight Venture Partners, with new contributions from Coatue, Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust. Existing investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures and Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures also participated in the […]

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IBM Invests $3B to Accelerate Internet of Things (IoT) – Joins Other IT and Cloud Providers

There is no question Internet of Things (IoT) is heating up and major IT players are increasing attention and investment in this area. The latest to join Cisco, Oracle and others is IBM which recently announced that it will invest $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new IoT unit, and that it is building a cloud-based […]

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VMware Integrated OpenStack – Completing SDDC and Cloud Strategy?

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, and CTO Ben Fathi recently announced the launch of VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) at the VMware Partner Exchange 2015. What is driving this move? VMware has been executing on a broad cloud strategy to address multiple shifts in the IT infrastructure industry and possible movement within their own customer base from private through public cloud. VMware Customers Adopting […]

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VMware vCloud Achieves FedRAMP Provisional Authority to Operate Government Cloud Services

One day after the announcement of the appointment of VMWare executive Tony Scott as the new federal CIO, VMware announced that the VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia™ has achieved the Provisional Authority to Operate (ATO) through the U.S. Government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP ATO is mandatory for any cloud service provider serving the Federal government, and […]

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