For EMC, $1.2B Virtustream Acquisition Worth Every Penny in IaaS Cloud Race

Joe Tucci and his team at EMC have done it once again! The company just announced a definitive agreement to acquire Virtustream for $1.2B and form a new business unit to offer Managed Cloud Services. Gartner recently selected Virtustream as a niche cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider in their 2015 Magic Quadrant for IaaS. VCloudNews analysed the Gartner MQ and interestingly […]

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HP Targets Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data with New Scale up and Scale Out Compute Platforms

The product teams at Hewlett Packard have been paying attention to Internet of Things (IoT) and ‘Big Data’ generated by connected things. The recent line of hardware platforms and compatible software released by HP target the needs of large amounts of IoT data. As per Gartner, 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014 and […]

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Q&A : IoT Thought Leader Vodafone’s Andrew Morawski on M2M, IoT, Cloud and Analytics

VCloudNews is pleased to feature Andrew Morawski , Head of Machine to Machine (M2M), Vodafone Americas in our Internet of Things (IoT) Thought Leader series. Andrew is a well recognized industry expert in Machine to Machine (M2M) and IoT. Andrew joined Vodafone in 2013 as its head of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) in the Americas.  In this role, Andrew is responsible for leading Vodafone’s M2M […]

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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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Every Day Big Data Statistics – 2.5 Quintillion Bytes of Data Created Daily

Every day 2.5 Quintillion bytes of data are created. Here is an interesting big data infographic contributed by Ben Walker, Marketing Executive at vouchercloud Vouchercloud is Europe’s biggest mobile voucher app, allowing shoppers to save money on well-known international brands, independent retailers and local services. vouchercloud provides voucher codes for online shopping, mobile vouchers straight to your smart phone from an […]

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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Combines Fast Flash and Software Defined Storage Technologies

In addition to showing progress in cloud execution at last week’s InterConnect 2015, IBM also announced new all-flash enterprise storage solutions that are suitable for applications aimed at providing real-time analytical insights. The company claims that the new solutions offer 50 times better performance than traditional enterprise storage, and up to four times better capacity in less rack space than EMC XtremIO […]

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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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Increased Government Cloud Focus with Tony Scott as New Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO)

The White House just amplified the focus on cloud computing by appointing VMware executive Tony Scott as Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO). US President Barrack Obama’s announcement yesterday also indicates the departure of Steve VanRoekel who moved to the position of chief innovation officer at U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID) to focus on the use of technology to fight the outbreak […]

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