Red Hat was able to close a deal with ManageIQ last month for $104 million. With its new acquisition, the company will be able to strengthen its CloudForms infrastructure-as-a-service management tool. Meant to be offered as a “single [...]

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Dell World 2012 brought together more than 6000 people including customers, partners, media, analysts and employees, for three days of relationship, education and induction strategy and Dell solutions to solve newer IT challenges customers facing currently.

At Dell World, Dell announced that today more and more customers around the world rely [...]

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By Floyd Strimling

Google challenges Amazon AWS for public cloud supremacy

With far too much attention being placed on an OpenStack competitor to Amazon, Google Compute Engine will emerge as the clear alternative. Google’s secret sauce includes a complex mix of datacenters, virtualization, breakthrough software, a comprehensive fiber backbone, and the use of [...]

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By Teyo Tyree, Puppet Labs

Enterprises look to adopt cloud operations practices more broadly. It is not just about IaaS and PaaS offerings.  The cloud effect is a continuation of the homogenization of infrastructure that started with virtualization. Homogenization has lowered operational costs and sped up new product delivery. Companies will begin [...]

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Red Hat, provider of open source solutions, announced new portfolio of solutions designed for open hybrid cloud for enterprises to create and manage open hybrid clouds.

The solutions combine the complete product portfolio of Red Hat – which includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, JBoss [...]

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By Larry Warnock, CEO of Gazzang

Rarely a day goes by that we don’t see a new analyst estimate highlighting the impact of Big Data. Gartner now claims it will drive $34 billion of IT spending in 2013, up from $28 billion in 2012. There’s no doubt big data means big business.

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The Executive Director of OpenStack Foundation, Jonathan Bryce, says that if users don’t want to be ensnared by vendor lock-in, they can try the OpenStack project. He claims that OpenStack will still provide free software through its OpenStack Foundation. In an interview during the recently concluded Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California, [...]

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Economic difficulties damaged western European market performance of global software, while Russia, USA, China, Latin America and other regions continue to evolve positively. However, according to IDC, 2012 marks the beginning of a growth period with more conservative than those recorded in 2010 and 2011.

Software applications are the fastest growing [...]

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The biggest problem that open source cloud must face these days is standardization, with the need for open formats and interfaces that can ensure agility and flexibility becoming more apparent as users and vendors of the cloud start to realize their importance.

As per usual, the ball is in the court of [...]

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The power of very big supporters of OpenStack has become more evident in recent weeks. In less than two years, the open source platform OpenStack cloud deployment drew the attention of the biggest players in the industry. Companies such as Rackspace, through its private cloud, already offer free OpenStack distribution. [...]

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OpenStack just recently released its third distribution. With the release, some people are experiencing déjà vu because they see some similarity with Linux’s early days. Piston Cloud Computing released the latest OpenStack version as [...]

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At recent VMworld conference, VMware announced pushing deeper into private cloud computing, with their approach centering on a package of their core data center virtualization products integrated with vCloud Director. They dubbed this new combination as “vCloud Suite.”

VMware CEO Paul Maritz recalls [...]

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Rackspace has launched a new cloud tool designed for businesses to verify the proper operation of the technology infrastructure from anywhere. Rackspace Cloud Monitoring has just seen the light to help any company in the process of monitoring the health of their infrastructure in the cloud. The technology comes from the [...]

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To entice more customers to try their public clouds, Rackspace and VMware are now offering cloud computing trials either at a very low cost or for free. Rackspace and Red Hat are both offering a free version of their OpenStack’s [...]

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OpenStack is currently riding high on a momentum built up by Rackspace’s recent decision to rebrand themselves around the open source cloud project, along with long-running auction site eBay coming out and admitting that they are using the technology, but it’s not completely smooth sailing for Openstack, as there are still a [...]

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With OpenStack almost finished, Rackspace has taken its own initiative to rebrand itself in order to put emphasis on open cloud. Although it is keeping its Rackspace Hosting name, there’s going to be a new logo as it moves to offer open [...]

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