Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing: Wouldn’t It Be Nice?
April 12, 2016 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing: Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older
Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long
And wouldn’t it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” Beach Boys 1966
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Citrix and Microsoft team up for cloud and mobility
May 25, 2016 – 1:57 am | Comments Off on Citrix and Microsoft team up for cloud and mobility

Citrix and Microsoft have unveiled an expansion of their strategic partnership to meet the needs of the modern workforce with application and desktop virtualization in the cloud, network delivery and enterprise mobility management.

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Citrix CEO, Kirill Tatarinov, made tha nnouncement during his keynote speech at the Citrix Synergy event in Las Vegas, accompanied by a special video address from Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. The duo announced that Citrix has selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred and strategic cloud for its future roadmap. This partnership will empower joint customers to capitalize on the convergence of cloud, mobile and big data and drive digital transformation in their organizations.

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VMware Sets Up First China Joint Venture With High-Performance Computer Maker Sugon
May 25, 2016 – 12:51 am | Comments Off on VMware Sets Up First China Joint Venture With High-Performance Computer Maker Sugon
VMware Sets Up First China Joint Venture With High-Performance Computer Maker Sugon

U.S. cloud and virtualization software provider VMware set up its first China joint venture in April with Sugon, a Tianjin-headquartered company in high-performance computers, servers, storage products and software systems.

Located in southwestern China’s Chongqing, the …

Data Center Market Spotlight: Northern Virginia
May 25, 2016 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Data Center Market Spotlight: Northern Virginia
Data Center Market Spotlight: Northern Virginia

Of all North American data center markets, Northern Virginia has been the most consistently active one, due in large part to its history. In the early 1990s, the region played a crucial role in the …

Startup Cazena Releases New BDaaS on Azure Cloud
May 18, 2016 – 9:22 am | Comments Off on Startup Cazena Releases New BDaaS on Azure Cloud
Startup Cazena Releases New BDaaS on Azure Cloud

Here’s yet another example of the XXX-as-a-Service cloud culture in which we’re now well embedded: Big Data-as-a-Service. Get used to it; BDaaS is going to get more attention as time rolls on. Startup Cazena, putting …

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
May 18, 2016 – 9:14 am | Comments Off on Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data

Microsoft is prepping the update to its database management system, SQL Server 2016, for a June 1 general availability that will deliver hybrid cloud capabilities, better security, and the ability to query unstructured data sources …

MapR’s new Quick Migration Service makes jumping ship hassle-free
May 18, 2016 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on MapR’s new Quick Migration Service makes jumping ship hassle-free
MapR’s new Quick Migration Service makes jumping ship hassle-free

Most technology vendors are keen to ‘steal’ customers from rival companies, but the complexity of software installations means that it’s difficult to do so, because most enterprises just don’t feel it’s worth all the hassle. …

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 TP5: What’s New and Cool
May 18, 2016 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 TP5: What’s New and Cool
Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 TP5: What’s New and Cool

With the Technical Preview (TP) 5 of Windows Server 2016 recently released, I thought I’d take the opportunity to cover all the new goodness coming in Hyper-V. TP 5 is apparently feature complete; it’s also …

AtScale Raises $11M for Enterprise Big Data Analytics
May 17, 2016 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on AtScale Raises $11M for Enterprise Big Data Analytics
AtScale Raises $11M for Enterprise Big Data Analytics

AtScale, a San Mateo, Calif.-based business analytics software maker, announced May 16 that it raised $11 million in a Series B round of financing led by Comcast Ventures and backed by AME Ventures, Storm Ventures, …

Has VMware growth stunted with the decline of vSphere?
May 16, 2016 – 10:05 pm | Comments Off on Has VMware growth stunted with the decline of vSphere?
Has VMware growth stunted with the decline of vSphere?

In its latest earnings report, VMware had a 1% decline in the company’s compute bookings and a 10% decline in compute license bookings. Put in layman’s terms, VMware growth has stunted and the company has …