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VMware targets rival "bookseller" Amazon with its own public cloud

Apprenda seeks to make private PaaS more practical

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Many corporate developers have tried a platform as a service — Heroku, Engine Yard, Cloud Foundry — to develop and test applications. But when it comes time to deploy those applications, it’s hard to get their companies to approve running those applications on PaaSes that themselves run atop Amazon Web...
Apprenda seeks to make private PaaS more practical

U.K. innovators use technology to make the world better, faster

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In March, we launched the U.K. Global Impact Challenge, asking British nonprofits to tell us how they’d use technology to change the world. Today, after evaluating hundreds of creative and visionary projects and narrowing the stack down to just 10 finalists, we’re announcing four inspiring Global Impact Awardees. Three Awardees...
U.K. innovators use technology to make the world better, faster

Report: IBM and EMC eye SoftLayer

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It is certainly interesting times in the cloud computing world. Not one, but two IT behemoths — IBM and EMC — are reportedly considering a buyout of SoftLayer, the Dallas-based cloud services provider. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported that any deal could be worth $2 billion. All three of the companies...
Report: IBM and EMC eye SoftLayer

VMware's Amazon-style compute cloud will live in four US data centers

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Virtual reality is sorta like virtualization, right? Plus, this picture has clouds. No, we couldn't come up with a better image for virtualization and cloud computing. Sorry about that. Ruslan Rugoals VMware today unveiled its first public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud product, putting the virtualization software vendor into direct competition with...
VMware's Amazon-style compute cloud will live in four US data centers

NJ Gubenatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against Six Strikes: ISP Shouldn't Decide What You Can Download

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Via Slashdot, we learn that a gubernatorial candidate from New Jersey has staked out a clear position against the new "six strikes" Copyright Alert System. Carl Bermanson, a regular in New Jersey politics who entered the race a few weeks ago, made a nice statement about why six strikes is...
NJ Gubenatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against Six Strikes: ISP Shouldn't Decide What You Can Download

Keen on proving its SDN with IaaS providers, Midokura raises $17.3M

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In 2010, the founders of Midokura set out to become the top provider of public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds in Japan, but they realized networking challenges stood in the way. So they decided to focus on networking, and in the meantime the software-defined networking (SDN) space got hot....
Keen on proving its SDN with IaaS providers, Midokura raises $17.3M

Fighting Cloud Sprawl In The Enterprise

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Guest author Lucas Carlson is the founder and CEO of AppFog. 2012 was a huge year for the cloud, providing developers with a bounty of both public and private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) options. Enterprise developers quickly understood the benefits of the cloud, and sunk...
Fighting Cloud Sprawl In The Enterprise
Google unveils Compute Engine

New Amazon CloudHSM service vows enterprise-grade security

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Amazon Web Services runs on tons and tons of shared hardware. That’s a huge benefit in terms of cost but also spooks customers with strict regulatory requirements that prevent them from running their applications on shared infrastructure. But now, as Amazon tries to woo these picky customers, it’s trying to...
New Amazon CloudHSM service vows enterprise-grade security

Space Time Insight: Analyzing Data From Sensors, Power Grids and Weather Feeds

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Earlier this week, Space-Time Insight  raised $14 million to further develop its geospatial and visual analytics software. The Series B round brings STI’s total to $t16 million. EnerTech Capital, Novus Energy Partners, and ClearSky Power & Technology Fund, join existing investors, Opus Capital Ventures and Start Up Farms International (SUFI), in...
Space Time Insight: Analyzing Data From Sensors, Power Grids and Weather Feeds

VMware launches network-savvy cloud service

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VMware has launched its long-anticipated public infrastructure as a service (IaaS), touting its virtual networking capabilities as a differentiator from other established hybrid cloud offerings....
VMware launches network-savvy cloud service

VMware's hybrid vCloud takes on Amazon. Kinda.

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VMware’s new vCloud Hybrid service, now in beta and due to ship mid year, is the company’s public Infrastructure as a Service play, according to VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. This may be one of the industry’s worst kept secrets, with stories surfacing about the plan last summer from GigaOM and...
VMware's hybrid vCloud takes on Amazon. Kinda.

Shocker! Oracle clouds will run all-Oracle-all-the-time

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Oracle has found a market for its big, pricey engineered hardware systems — and it’s in new public and private Oracle clouds. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison laid out the company’s new all-red infrastructure-as-a-service cloud plan at Oracle OpenWorld on Sunday night. Oracle is jumping into the public infrastructure as a...
Shocker! Oracle clouds will run all-Oracle-all-the-time

CloudSigma goes all-SSD to boost HPC performance in the public cloud

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Public clouds offer lots of flexibility, but not necessarily the sort of performance you need for handling big data. The Zurich-based provider CloudSigma has felt this pinch more than most, as it is a supplier to Europe’s performance-hungry science cloud, Helix Nebula, and now it says it has found the...
CloudSigma goes all-SSD to boost HPC performance in the public cloud

Researchers find vulnerability in Chinese chips used by US army

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A team of researchers from Cambridge University say they have found evidence that a Chinese-manufactured chip used by US armed forces contains a secret access point that leaves it vulnerable to third party tampering. The researchers tested an unspecified US military chip — used in weapons, nuclear power plants to public...
Researchers find vulnerability in Chinese chips used by US army
CloudVelocity gets $5M to move biz apps to public clouds
OpenNebula quietly keeps building its open-source cloud
Data sovereignty issues still weigh on cloud adoption

Cambridge Scientist Defends Claim That China Has Backdoors Into US Military Chips

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A powerful new report by Cambridge scientist Sergei Skorobogatov hit the Internet over the weekend confirming Chinese computer chips used in U.S. military systems have hidden "backdoors" that can disable everything from Americans fighter jets to nuclear power plants. It's a bold claim that until now has been impossible to prove,...
Cambridge Scientist Defends Claim That China Has Backdoors Into US Military Chips

The week in cloud: VMware cloud saga continues; Amazon kicks up monitoring wars

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We’ve heard it before and we’re hearing it again: VMware plans to to take on Amazon Web Services. GigaOM reported it last July, breaking news of a planned spin off tasked with this job.  Part of that spin off would revolve around Project Rubicon, a public Infrastructure as a Platform play. CRN...
The week in cloud: VMware cloud saga continues; Amazon kicks up monitoring wars

VMware launches network-savvy cloud service

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VMware has launched its long-anticipated public infrastructure as a service (IaaS), touting its virtual networking capabilities as a differentiator from other established hybrid cloud offerings. VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service will be based on the company's vCloud architecture, allowing customers to shift their VMware encoded workloads between in-house and the...
VMware launches network-savvy cloud service

Linux Foundation takes over Xen, enlists Amazon in war to rule the cloud

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The Linux Foundation has taken control of the open source Xen virtualization platform and enlisted a dozen industry giants in a quest to be the leading software for building cloud networks. The 10-year-old Xen hypervisor was formerly a community project sponsored by Citrix, much as the Fedora operating system...
Linux Foundation takes over Xen, enlists Amazon in war to rule the cloud

Seven Questions About Security for Rapid7 CEO Mike Tuchen

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Security is one of those hard-to-define aspects of the IT business. Threats are always changing, and no matter how much work you’ve done to ensure that your systems are secure, you’re never done because, well, see the beginning of this sentence. There’s a certain Sisyphean logic to it all. But...
Seven Questions About Security for Rapid7 CEO Mike Tuchen
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