Thursday, October 16, 2014

EMC to buy OpenStack cloud guru Cloudscaling

CIOs share must-have cloud skills | Microsoft to bring Docker to Windows Server

Network World Cloud Computing

EMC to buy OpenStack cloud guru Cloudscaling
The deal would mark the latest in a wave of consolidation in the cloud industry, with previous big acquisitions including HP snapping up Euclayptus and Cisco buying OpenStack vendor Metacloud. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Alert Logic

State of Cloud Security Report
In a relatively short time, cloud computing, specifically Infrastructure-as a-Service, has shifted from a new but unproven approach to an accepted, even inevitable, model. Driven by flexibility and efficiency, the question facing most organizations is which applications and workloads to move to the cloud and when. Learn More

RESOURCE COMPLIMENTS OF: The Digital Edge 25 Awards

The Digital Edge 25 Awards: Application Deadline Nov. 3
The Digital Edge 25 Awards focus on the cross-functional business leadership that drives success. The Digital Edge 25 Awards attest to the power of digital leadership vision. The Digital Edge 25 Awards recognize a select group of digital achievers who have made great strides towards being a digital-centric business. Here's your opportunity for recognition. Submit now.

CIOs share must-have cloud skills
As the clouds roll in, IT organizations are recasting their tech talent requirements. 'You don't need people to build servers anymore. You need somebody good at managing another organization responsible for doing that. That's a different skill,' says Josh Jewett, CIO at Family Dollar. Read More

Microsoft to bring Docker to Windows Server
The Docker virtualization technology has just taken another giant step forward, as developers from both Microsoft and Docker have started working on a native Docker implementation for Windows Server, which will make the increasingly popular container technology available for use in Windows shops. Read More

How giant companies see the cloud
CIOs and cloud leaders at large enterprises -- Campbell Soup, Dow Chemical, GE, Nationwide, Western Union, Whirlpool and others -- talk about their successes and challenges as they deploy resources to public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Read More

WHITE PAPER: SevenTablets

Mitigating Your Biggest Mobile Strategy Risk: User Rejection
Did you know eight out of ten apps are downloaded, used once, and deleted? User rejection is the greatest risk to your mobile strategy. This white paper outlines how to mitigate this risk by planning a user-friendly experience that balances responsiveness, intuitiveness, and functionality. Learn More

Data Center SDN growing 65% this year
SDN is exiting the hype phase and entering the usage stage. The data center software-defined networking market is expected to grow more than 65% in 2014, reflecting the maturity of architectures and the deployments under way, according to Dell'Oro Group. Read More

Cisco invests in $80M Chinese cloud
Cisco is investing in the development of an $80 million cloud services platform with Chinese telecom vendor TCL. The joint investment will see TCL and Cisco build a public cloud network delivering on-demand collaboration, online meeting, web conferencing, audio conferencing and videoconferencing applications. Read More

SAP looks to long-time ally IBM for help expanding in the cloud
SAP's Hana Enterprise Cloud service will be made available through IBM's global cloud infrastructure, in a move that expands options for customers around the world who are considering moving their business applications off-premises to the cloud. Read More

WEBCAST: Dell and RedHat

Realize the benefits of open private cloud solutions
Cloud computing is driving a rapid pace of change in the datacenter as enterprises look to develop innovative ways to take advantage of its inherent benefits. Open private cloud solutions are quickly becoming a platform of choice as the foundation for hyperscale cloud deployments Learn More

Telco Systems lays groundwork for fewer management worries with virtual routers, firewalls
Hosted service vendor Telco Systems is hoping to make it easier for businesses to buy cloud-based routers and firewalls, but the company first has to convince service providers it's a good idea. Read More

Is there a point where a private cloud is cheaper than the public cloud?
A group of companies that sell products to build private clouds has determined a price at which it claims it is less expensive to operate a private cloud compared to using Amazon Web Service's IaaS public cloud. Read More

Google adds online chat to Apps support options
Apps admins will be able to communicate with Google tech support staffers via online chat, complementing other existing options, including phone calls. Read More


The Onion's 9 best bits about Microsoft

Poking fun at the software giant and founder Bill Gates since 1996.


As network pros you understand that the value of connections increase as the number of connections increase, the so called network effect, and no where is this more evident than in professional relationships. Join Network World's LinkedIn and Facebook communities to share ideas, post questions, see what your peers are working on and scout out job applicants (or maybe find your next opportunity).

Network World on Facebook

Network World on LinkedIn


1. The Snappening: Snapsaved admits to hack that leaked SnapChat photos

2. Conspiracy Theory With Teeth: Government Allegedly Forced TruTV To Yank FEMA Camps Episode

3. Microsoft patches 3 zero-days including Sandworm on Patch Tuesday

4. This 60-year-old photo says a lot about diversity in technology

5. 7 free tools every network needs

6. A visual history of Netscape Navigator

7. Cisco reorgs trimming SVP ranks

8. Gartner: Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015 IT can't ignore

9. What giant companies WON'T put in the cloud

10. Data Center SDN growing 65% this year

Do You Tweet?
Follow everything from on Twitter @NetworkWorld.

You are currently subscribed to networkworld_cloud_computing_alert as

Unsubscribe from this newsletter | Manage your subscriptions | Subscribe | Privacy Policy

When accessing content promoted in this email, you are providing consent for your information to be shared with the sponsors of the content. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

If you are interested in advertising in this newsletter, please contact:

To contact Network World, please send an e-mail to

Copyright (C) 2014 Network World, 492 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham MA 01701

** Please do not reply to this message. If you want to contact someone directly, send an e-mail to **

No comments: