Microsoft announces Q2 2014 earnings

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, July 24th, 2014   |  

On July 22 Microsoft announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014.

Total revenue for the quarter ended June 30 was $23.38 billion. Looking at the financials details we can see that gross margin was $15.79 billion,  operating income was $6.48 billion and diluted earnings per share were $0.55 each.

Citrix announces Q2 2014 earnings

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, July 24th, 2014   |  

On July 23, Citrix announced its financial results for second quarter of fiscal year 2014, ended June 30, 2014.

Citrix announced a total revenue of $782 million, for an increase of 7% compared to Q2 2013

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Xen Project releases Mirage OS 2.0

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   |  

The Xen Project, the community which develops the Xen hypervisor under the GNU Public License (GPLv) and which is now part of the Linux foundation has released version 2.0 of its Mirage Operating System. Version 2 is the follow up of version 1.0 which was released in December last year.

The Mirage OS represents an approach where only the necessary components of the OS are included and compiled along with the application into a "unikernel", resulting in more efficient and lean "appliances" which the same or better functionality but a much smaller foodprint and attack surface. Application code is developed in a high-level functional programming language OCaml on a desktop OS such as Linux or Mac OSX, and compiled into a fully-standalone, specialized unikernel that runs under the Xen hypervisor APIs. Since Xen powers most public cloud computing infrastructure such as Amazon EC2, this lets your servers run more cheaply, securely and finer control than with a full software stack.


Release: Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator Version 4.2

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   |  

Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, formerly known as Extility, is a cloud management platform that can claim one of the highest levels of maturity in the market.

The product enables service providers to build a multi-level reseller model and perfectly fits in the growing market of public cloud services.

With version 4.2 Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator expands its SDN capabilities to the VMware platform, adds VMware vSphere 5.5 and Mixpanel official support and tightens its integration with Parallels technologies (Automation and Cloud Server).

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VMware results for Q2 2014

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   |  

On July 22, VMware released the results about its growth for Q2 2014.

VMware, announced a total  revenue growth of $1.46 billion, for an increase of 17 percent compared to Q2 2013.

Operating income for the first quarter was $200 million, which means a decrease of 26% from the second quarter of 2013.

The non-GAAP Operating Margin registered an increment of 3% from Q2 2013, with an income of $428 million, which is a reflection of the AirWatch acquisition.

Cash flows were $6.64 billion.

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OpenNebula 4.8 Beta introduces support for Azure and SoftLayer

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014   |  

OpenNebula has just released the Beta version of its OpenNebula 4.8, codename “Lemon Slice”, that finally introduces the long awaited support for public clouds providers others than Amazon AWS.

Specifically we are talking about the support for Microsoft Azure, rumored for the first time in 2010 and officially announced yesterday at OSCON (O’Reilly Open Source Convention) and for IBM SoftLayer, announced in May and introduced in this release.

Video: VMware Horizon 6 and AirWatch

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Monday, July 21st, 2014   |  

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is one of the hot challenges that nowadays enterprises are facing, that’s why AirWatch acquisition, made by VMware earlier this year, is extremely significative together with its integration with the newly released Horizon 6 Suite.

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Release: VMUnify v3.0

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Wednesday, July 16th, 2014   |  

The Indian company VMUnify, originated from MindTree’s innovation program, announced this week the general availability of version 3.0 of its homonymous solution for managing Virtual Infrastructure Enterprises, Private or Public Clouds to enable the delivering of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) for public or in house consumption.


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VMware announces general availability of vCloud Hybrid Service in Asia-Pacific region

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Tuesday, July 15th, 2014   |  

vCloud Hybrid Service is VMware’s owned and operated IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offering, released in September 2013 in the US only and extended to Europe (UK) in February 2014.
This week, through its official blog, VMware announced two new partnerships with SoftBank (Japan) and China Telecom (obviously China) aimed to launch vCHS in Asia.

Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, July 10th, 2014   |  

Red Hat has released its OpenStack platform version 5. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is able to create, deploy, and scale a public or private OpenStack cloud. The OpenStack Platform is build on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and uses the Icehouse release of the OpenStack cloud platform as its basis.

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