Google’s open-source cloud advocates for openness and transparency
Google is proposing an 'open cloud' approach for businesses that want to move quickly between public clouds, using the infrastructure they want, when they want and with no fear that they may be forced to choose one vendor or have trouble accessing data, just because it is in different clouds.
Alibaba now in 4th place ahead of IBM in cloud infrastructure
Alibaba made its foray into the cloud infrastructure market in 2015, with ambitions to become one of the biggest. Now, the company announced that it had quarterly revenue of $2.194 billion. That number shows it has surpassed IBM, which had about $1.65 billion in revenue.
$2 billion is a large fi...
IBM plans to spin off its legacy infrastructure unit
IBM announced that it plans to spin off its $19 billion managed infrastructure services unit into a separate company by the end of next year. Arvind Krishna, the CEO, said that the spin-off would free up IBM so the parent company can focus on higher margins and higher growth in the hybrid cloud mar...
VMware is acquiring the automation provider company, SaltStack
VMware is acquiring Saltstack, a renowned company in the infrastructure automation market. VMware is buying this company to enhance its vRealize cloud management software suite. The deal was announced during the VMware virtual VMworld event on Tuesday.
The company debuted several new products bu...
Oracle announces new cloud security tools
Two new services will help customers to secure their Oracle Cloud environment.
Oracle announced the general availability of two cloud security tools that are designed to help reduce the risk of data breaches caused by human error.
The new services, Oracle Cloud Guard and Maximum Security Zone...
Progress Software plans to acquire the IaaS automation company Chef
Infrastructure automation firm Chef has raised about $105 million in funding. Now it is going to be acquired by Progress Software for $220 million. Progress is based in Bedford, Massachusetts, and said that Chef would contribute to Progress efforts.
Chef's usefulness will be in helping Progress ...
Public cloud revenue topped $233.4B in 2019
IDC has recently released a report claiming that the top five cloud service providers accounted for more than a third of the total global revenue. The global public cloud services market hit a total of $233.4 billion last year, a 26% increase year-over-year.
The new report from IDC says that Ama...
Fortinet introduces Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud
Fortinet has unveiled a new SD-WAN (software-defined wide-area networking) solution for organizations with a multi-cloud strategy.
The company said that the move is a way to ease the pressure on enterprises that lack expertise and IT specialists to establish secure and reliable connectivity betw...
Rackspace officially applied for an IPO
Rackspace has officially applied for an IPO. It will be the second time the company will be listed on the stock exchange after Rackspace left in 2016 following a 4.3 billion deal dollar with venture capitalist Apollo Global Management.
Rackspace has not disclosed the size of its equity portfolio...
Red Hat OpenStack 16 announced
Open source giant Red Hat has announced OpenStack 16, the company's IaaS solution. The new version is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and should help companies with innovation and consolidation.
When it comes to innovation, the main focus is on fewer disruptions that stand in the way of deve...
AWS improves customer insight into security and compliance
The use of the public cloud to house applications and
data is gradually becoming a commodity for large companies. However, the
question often arises as to who is actually responsible for the security of
these cloud environments and -of course- the applications and data stored and
accessible in them...
Dell Boomi takes complexity out of integrations with iPaaS software
The IT world is expanding as large enterprise
organizations and SMEs adopt more and more PaaS, IaaS and SaaS solutions. At
the same time, on-premise solutions remain relevant in a lot of scenarios. This
growth in solutions poses a major challenge. After all, how do you integrate
the applications, d...