Thursday, May 28, 2015

Why EMC just spent $1.2B to buy cloud vendor Virtustream

Richard Stallman: Windows OS is malware | Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

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Why EMC just spent $1.2B to buy cloud vendor Virtustream
EMC is getting more cloudy today with the $1.2 billion acquisition of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud vendor Virtustream, a company that is recognized across the cloud industry as having the technical chops for helping big companies with complex cloud deployments. Read More


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How To Get the Most Out of Salesforce Sales Cloud
Just having Salesforce Sales Cloud is a step in the right direction, but real success comes from solid governance and business processes. This eBook aims to help administrators, executives, and sales operations people learn more about using Sales Cloud to drive results. Learn more.

Richard Stallman: Windows OS is malware
Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, said Windows and OS X are malware, Amazon's Kindle has an Orwellian back door, and only an idiot would trust the Internet of Things. Read More

Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup
As part of its push into specific industry verticals, Box is targeting the government sector, where agencies are particularly sensitive about the security of cloud software. Read More

Rubrik adds $41m in funding, releases backup appliance
When a startup's $10 million in funding is followed two months later by a further $41 million, it's safe to say they're tapping into a trend. In the case of Rubrik, that trend is enterprise data management. Read More


What Makes a Private Cloud a Cloud
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the means for IT to re-establish its value back to the business— enabling productivity, competitive advantage, and increased customer service. To attain true private cloud capabilities, you must also deploy a systems management framework, optimize application delivery, and drive visibility. Learn Now

Server sales bolstered by cloud expansions
Server vendors recorded the strongest shipment growth in over four years for the first quarter, mainly driven by continued investments in the hyperscale server infrastructures that power public and private clouds. Read More

CA gets 'agile' with $480 million purchase of Rally
Expanding into the field of agile software development, CA Technologies is acquiring programming tools and services company Rally Software for US$480 million. Read More

Thanks to default passwords, Moose malware may infect Linux-based routers near you soon
ESET researchers have identified new malware that is infecting routers in order to pull off social networking fraud by 'hijacking victims' internet connections in order to 'like' posts and pages, 'view' videos and 'follow' other accounts. Read More

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Survey Says...You Need Multiple Clouds
Why are we seeing a rapid shift to multi-cloud services? In this live webinar on April 29th @ 2PM EST, IDC analyst Nav Chander will offer answers to this question and more through data and insights from the IDC-XO Communications 2014 Network-Enabled Cloud Study of U.S. enterprises. Learn More

EMC scoops up Virtustream for cloud management in $1.2B deal
EMC is purchasing the privately held Virtustream software provider for approximately $1.2 billion to expand its portfolio of cloud management tools. Read More

7 key criteria for defining edge data centers
The explosion of the cloud and internet-based content has created the need to move the internet's edge, closer to where the users are. Read More

Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool
All the data 'lakes' in the world won't amount to much if you can't figure out what they mean for your business. With that in mind, Salesforce unveiled Salesforce Wave for Big Data, a new tool designed to help business users make sense of their information stores using the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. Read More


4 new access points deliver super-fast Wi-Fi

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