Gartner releases its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service for 2016

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, August 11th, 2016   |  

Last week Gartner updated its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for the year 2016. The Magic Quadrant for the year 2015 was released in May last year just like in 2014 (covered by cloudcomputing.info) while the Magic Quadrant for 2013 was released in August 2013 (covered by cloudcomputing.info). The Magic Quadrant aims to provide a qualitative analysis into a market and its direction, maturity and participants. The report details for each company in the Quadrant its strengths and cautions.


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Release: Ansible Tower 3 by Red Hat

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016   |  

Ansible is one of the four main players in the automation market, younger then the well known Chef and Puppet, has been launched in 2013 in Durham, N.C. and acquired last October by Red Hat.
Ansible itself is especially popular within the developers’ community, thanks to its simplicity and agentless nature while Ansible Tower is its control visual dashboard providing centralisation, role-based access control, job scheduling and graphical inventory management.
At the end of July Ansible launched release 3 of Ansible Tower under the name of Ansible Tower by Red Hat.

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IBM announces earnings for Q2 2016

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, July 19th, 2016   |  

Yesterday IBM announced its results for Q2 2016.

If we compare with the same quarter in 2015 earnings per share, from continuing operations, decreased 22%. Net income, from continuing operations, decreased 24%.
Consolidated diluted earnings per share down 20% YoY and operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings per share, from continuing operations, decreased 21%.
These results reflect the continuous shrinking of IBM’s server hardware and z Systems business but, considering investors’ reaction, emerging business such Cognitive Solutions (aka Watson) and cloud (aka BlueMix/Softlayer) are enough to keep Big Blue an appealing investment.

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Red Hat announces earnings for Q1 2017

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, June 24th, 2016   |  

Red Hat announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017.

Total revenue for the first quarter was $568 million, with an increase of 18% from the same quarter last year (in constant currency). Looking at the financial details we can see that total subscription revenue earned for the quarter was $502 million, with an increase of 18% year-over-year (in constant currency). Operating cash flow for first quarter was of $232 million, up 8% year-over-year, total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of May 31, 2016 was $2.12 billion after repurchasing approximately $66 million, or approximately 900 thousand shares, of common stock in the first quarter.
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WhatMatrix community keeps growing

Posted by Alessandro Fontana   |   Tuesday, June 21st, 2016   |  

virtualization.info has been following WhatMatrix since its inception and, after 6 months since the website has been launched, we are happy to report that its community is growing and contributing with a number of new comparisons.

WhatMatrix.com provides a comparison engine that, once populated with datapoints by its community members, offers the audience a tool to make IT purchase decisions, create solution proposals and perform technical product research.
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DockerCon 2016: Day 1 wrap-up

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, June 21st, 2016   |  

DockerCon 2016 began yesterday in Seattle with a number of announcements from Docker and key partners.

Here is a quick summary of the day:


Release: WinDocks Community Edition

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, June 14th, 2016   |  

Yesterday, Bellevue (WA) based company WinDocks, released a free edition of its homonymous port of the Docker daemon to Windows called WinDocks Community Edition.

The company, founded by a small group of former Microsoft’s employees, rides Docker’s momentum and promotes DevOps practices in Microsoft’s space.

WinDocks Community Edition adds support for Windows 8 & 10 in addition to Windows Server 2012, extending container support for .NET 2, 3.5, 4.5, SQL Server 2008, 2008r2, 2012, 2014 and Windows applications to Microsoft’s desktop OSes.

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Docker releases Docker Security Scanning

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, May 12th, 2016   |  

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Containers’ security is one of the emerging topics in those companies moving this technology into production. A few small players emerged to compete exclusively in this portion of the market but now is time for larger companies, like Docker, to offer solutions in this space.
On May 10th the company released Docker Security Scanning, a tool able to provide risk and compliance management on docker images stored in private repositories on Docker Cloud and Official Repositories on Docker Hub.

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RightScale announces Docker Container Management

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016   |  

RightScale is a Santa Barbara, CA based company, provider of a Software as a Service (SaaS) management solution that so far only supported standard Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud infrastructures such Amazon EC2, Microsoft AWS, Google Compute Engine and various distributions of OpenStack, public and on-premises.

Today the company announced the support for Docker based containers through the installation of its RightLink agent on Docker hosts.

RightScale native capabilities easily allow to provision and scale Docker hosts, as well as container management tools such Kubernetes, Docker Swarm or Rancher, simply providing appropriate templates for these kind of services.


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Release: OpenStack Mitaka

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, April 7th, 2016   |  

Today OpenStack Foundation has released the 13th version of its IaaS platform for public, private and hybrid clouds. This new releases has been contributed by 2,336 developers, operators and users in its community representing 293 organizations.

Like the previous two releases, Mitaka tries to convince its potential audience about its maturity as an open source project, highly questioned by a number of analysts and stakeholders in the market.

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Cisco acquires CliQr

March 1st, 2016

Today Cisco announced the intent to acquire CliQr Technologies Inc., a privately held company based in San Jose, CA.
CliQr is one of the most promising startups in the Cloud…

Release: VMware vCloud Suite 7 and vRealize Suite 7

February 11th, 2016

Yesterday VMware announced version 7 of both its vCloud and vRealize suites, confirming its efforts to be relevant in the CMPs (Cloud Management Platforms) space.
vRealize Suite 7 is made…

Platform9 adds Multi-Region & Multi-Hypervisor management into Managed OpenStack

February 11th, 2016

Platform9 solutions leverages a mix of SaaS and on premises Virtual Appliance to provide into supported environments capabilities typical of Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) such self-service provisioning, monitoring, configuration…

Microsoft releases Azure Stack TP1

February 1st, 2016

During Ignite 2015, back in September, Microsoft announced Microsoft Azure Stack as the building block for its hybrid cloud strategy.
What Microsoft is saying with this move is that, despite…

Pivotal acquires Slice of Lime

January 15th, 2016

The Pivotal Initiative is the organization, born in December 2012 from the merge of EMC and VMware cloud application and big data offerings and offering primarily Pivotal CF (Cloud Foundry),…

Release: Ansible 2.0

January 14th, 2016

Ansible is an IT automation tool especially popular within the developers’ community, thanks to its simplicity and agentless nature.
Three months away from its acquisition by Red Hat the company announced…

Nutanix goes Public

December 23rd, 2015

Nutanix is a provider of converged infrastructure, basically a physical server containing both compute and storage driven by an Installed Hypervisor of choice, this server, called a node can…

Release: VMware vRealize Automation 7 and VMware vRealize Business Standard 7

December 23rd, 2015

Last week VMware finally completed the first major update of VMware vRealize Suite, its well known cloud management solution, releasing in GA both vRealize Automation 7 and vRealize Business Standard…

WhatMatrix.com goes Live

December 15th, 2015

virtualization.info has been following Virtualization Matrix since its early steps and we recently wrote about its crowdsourced-powered heir: WhatMatrix.
Today we are happy to report that its community, formed…

Microsoft loves Red Hat: The business implications

November 18th, 2015

As you may have heard, Microsoft recently announced its “historical” partnership with Red Hat, something that a number of analysts already claimed as a milestone for both companies but especially for…

Red Hat acquires Ansible

October 16th, 2015

Today Red Hat announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ansible, provider of an IT automation tool popular especially within the developers’ community.
The acquisition is rumored…

Release: Mirantis OpenStack 7.0

October 2nd, 2015

On September 30, Mirantis announced the availability of version 7.0 of its OpenStack distribution in addition with the long awaited extension of the support from two to three years….

Release: CloudPhysics for vSphere

September 9th, 2015

CloudPhysics, provider of a SaaS performance and capacity analytics solution, announced to have released a new version of its SaaS offering allowing now VMware users to preempt and eliminate…

VMware announcements from its annual VMworld US conference

September 2nd, 2015

During its annual VMworld conference held between August 30 and September 3 in San Fransicso VMware made several announcements. During the keynote on Monday several data center related announcements and…

 
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