Cloud computing technologies and usage. Public Cloud, private Cloud.
Dropbox is getting help from Dell to convince enterprises to pick its hosted storage and file-sharing platform, and also to make it more secure.
Take advantage of enterprises' growing interest in and acceptance for personal cloud-based storage services, vendors like Dropbox have been partnering with large telecom operators and software vendors.
Dell will start selling systems early next year that run Red Hat's version of the OpenStack open-source cloud platform. The offering will be tailored for large enterprises that wish to set up private clouds, said Radhesh Balakrishnan, Red Hat general manager for virtualization and OpenStack. Dell announced the partnership Thursday at the company's Dell World enterprise users conference in Austin, Texas.
Cloud adopters face serious risk in the next two years because of the strong possibility that their provider will be acquired or forced out of business, according to Gartner.
BMC Software has set up a private-label marketplace service that will allow ISVs (independent software vendors) and other organizations to run their own online app stores.
"It is sort of like an Amazon-like marketplace for enterprise customers or ISVs," said Jason Frye, senior director in the office of the BMC Chief Technology Officer, referring to the popular Amazon online store. An app store can be set up within a few weeks, potentially cutting the time needed to set up a deployment from scratch, he said.
Oracle is now a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation and plans to weave parts of the open-source infrastructure platform into its own products, saying it will give customers more flexibility and options for managing clouds.
The products in question include the Solaris OS, Oracle's Linux distribution, Oracle VM, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle's IaaS (infrastructure as a service) offering, and ZS3 Series, Axiom and StorageTek systems, according to Tuesday's announcement.
As Bitcoin's popularity grows, so does talk about its standing as legal tender, but there are lingering issues that need to be sorted out before people start using Bitcoin to buy everyday things, experts said on Monday.
IBM is developing software that will allow organizations to use multiple cloud storage services interchangeably, reducing dependence on any single cloud vendor and ensuring that data remains available even during service outages.
OVH, premier hébergeur européen, avance peu à peu vers son objectif de 1000 collaborateurs en 2015. La société cherche désormais 150 employés ayant des profils de développeurs et administrateurs systèmes. S’ils sont embauchés avant la fin de l’année, ces nouveaux collaborateurs rejoindront les 130 déjà recrutés par le premier hébergeur d’Europe depuis début 2013.
Schools and universities that license Microsoft Office for their staff can now hand out Office 365 free to students, Microsoft said Monday.
The program, dubbed "Student Advantage," was unveiled in mid-October, when Microsoft promised that it would debut Dec. 1.
IT managers want to cut the number of servers they manage, or at least slow the growth, and they may be succeeding, according to new data.
IDC expects that anywhere from 25 percent to 30 percent of all the servers shipped next year will be delivered to cloud services providers. By 2017, nearly 45 percent of all the servers leaving manufacturers will be bought by cloud providers.
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