Workday to Boost IBM’s IaaS and PaaS Cloud Computing Business

IBM may not be high in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) but the company just inked a multi-year cloud partnership with Workday, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of finance and human resources enterprise applications. The deal will most likely include IBM’s BlueMix Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings to Workday’s developers. As per Aneel […]

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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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‘Surface’ to Cloud : Microsoft Offers Hardware and Software as a Service (SaaS)

At the recently held Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, the company demonstrated continued commitment to the Surface hardware product. There has been skepticism on whether Microsoft will continue to invest in hardware under Satya Nadella’s leadership. Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group wrote in his blog : We continue to invest in our Surface family of products because […]

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Nutanix Enterprise Cloud : Managing Beyond Physical and Virtual Data Center Silos

Apart from the recent marketing stunt at .NEXT conference that has been talked about extensively, Nutanix made several exciting announcements at the event. The company is repositioning itself as an enterprise cloud player vs another hyperconverged infrastructure vendor. Most data centers are heterogenous in nature with workloads running on both physical and virtual infrastructures. The complexity of managing these resources is very high […]

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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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Kubernetes and Mesosphere Data Center Operating System (DCOS) Integrated for Docker Container Management

In a blog on Mesosphere.com, Derrick Harris announced: After months of collaboration between Google and Mesosphere engineers, Kubernetes is now being fully integrated with the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) and we are officially opening an early access program for anybody wants to get their hands on it first. VCloudNews recently reported Docker Inc has received $95M Series D funding […]

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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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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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BlueMix PaaS Dissolves Deep into IBM’s Strategy and Cloud Solution

It has been a cloud week at IBM with a series of announcements at IBM InterConnect 2015 in Las vegas. Lets analyze the significance of these announcement.   Almost a year ago, IBM announced it was opening its broad enterprise software portfolio to the cloud and launched an open beta codenamed BlueMix, a new platform-as-service (PaaS) that combines the strength of […]

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