Red Hat acquires FeedHenry

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Friday, September 19th, 2014   |  

We are living in a mobile world and the future will be more wireless than ever, we are working with technology all the time using our smartphones and tablets, the demand is increasing every day and this is what led open source software specialist Red Hat fill the gap in its mobile portfolio and to acquire Irish software firm FeedHenry, the company specialized in mobile enterprise application platform technologies.
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Citrix acquires Virtual

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, September 18th, 2014   |  

Citrix yesterday announced that it has acquired Virtual. Virtual provides a virtualization platform for iOS and Android which is cloud based. Virtual provides a solution for testing applications without the need of physical devices in many combinations of devices, operating systems and networks.

Citrix plans to integrate the assets of Virtual into its mobile workspace delivery platform solutions. Citrix states:

The technology and team, including founder and CEO Chris Wade, will accelerate innovation across the Citrix mobile workspace apps and delivery infrastructure to help simplify IT security management for applications, data, endpoints and networks, and support the core Citrix vision for providing people with new ways to work.


Cisco announces acquisition of Metacloud

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, September 18th, 2014   |  

Cisco announced on September 17 to be intentioned to acquire Metacloud. Metacloud, was founded in 2011 in Pasadena, California, and provides a managed OpenStack-based product called Carbon|OS that, running on existing hardware, allows to run a private cloud “on premises” (as the company says).

Apparently Cisco’s new acquisition which should be completed in the Q1 2015, is aimed to provide its customers with Metacloud’s OpenStack-based cloud platform integrated on Cisco’s Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services solution, which is based on OpenStack open source software, this acquisition will help the Californian company to accelerate its Intercloud strategy.
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Will HP buy VMware from EMC?

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, September 17th, 2014   |  

Last week the New York times published an article titled: “EMC explores selling stake in VMware“. While the news that EMC is exploring selling VMware is not new though. Paul Singer, CEO of Elliot Management Corporation who has a stake in EMC has been pressuring EMC to exit the 80% stake it has in VMware.

The option that HP might be interested in buying VMware is quite interesting though, even though the New York times doesn’t name its source. HP Both EMC and HP decline to comment as expected.

EMC acquired VMware in 2004.


Cloudyn raises $4 million in First Institutional round of funding

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Monday, September 15th, 2014   |  

Cloudyn, the company headquartered in Tel-Aviv, founded 2011, provider of a solution for cloud monitoring and optimization announced to have raised $ 4 million in its first institutional round of financing led by Titanian Investments, along with existing investors RDSeed.
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Convirture opens a UK based office to explore EMEA market

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Monday, September 15th, 2014   |  

Convirture the company, founded in 2006 that provides an open source management console to manage virtualization platforms,  announced to have opened a UK- based office which will help the company to widen its presence in the EMEA market. The new UK team will be leaded by Martyn Richards, a veteran technology executive.
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Brian Stevens former Red Hat CTO joins Google as VP of Cloud Platforms

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Friday, September 12th, 2014   |  

Two weeks ago we were wondering about Brian Stevens, who resigned as Red Hat’s CTO, asking ourselves if this could be seen as a “tremendous opportunity” for both.

Red Hat has not yet released any official news about its CTO office, on the other side, according to his LinkedIn and Twitter profiles, Stevens has joined Google as VP of Cloud Platforms.
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HP Acquires Eucalyptus

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Friday, September 12th, 2014   |  

Yesterday HP announced to have reached a definitive agreement to acquire Eucalyptus, provider of an open source Cloud Solution competing with OpenStack, CloudStack and OpenNebula.

This acquisition will put the Eucalyptus CEO, Marten Mickos, in charge of the company’s cloud business unit, based on HP Helion portfolio that leverages OpenStack technology.

The economic terms of the acquisition were not disclosed and the press release only stresses how Eucalyptus will provide a valuable experience with private clouds deployments that also interoperate with Amazon AWS, where actually Eucalyptus products have always demonstrated a good maturity degree.
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Release: Red Hat Satellite 6

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Thursday, September 11th, 2014   |  

Satellite is Red Hat’s server life-cycle management based on the community project Spacewalk, it basically provides provision, patch, configuration and subscription management across Red Hat’s ecosystem.

Yesterday the Raleigh company announced the general availability of Red Hat Satellite 6 with an extended support for both Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and a new integration with Puppet Forge and GIT.

With this release Red Hat is obviously trying to better integrate Satellite in its Open Hybrid Cloud portfolio, stressing, for example, the ability to provision on bare metal, virtualized infrastructure, and on public or private clouds.
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Microsoft releases limited preview of Migration Accelerator for Azure

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Monday, September 8th, 2014   |  

Microsoft last week announced a limited preview of Migration Accelerator (MA) for Azure. MA can seamlessly migrate physical, VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Hyper-V workloads into Azure, automating discovery of source workloads, remote agent installation, network adaptation and endpoint configuration. MA is based on the technology which Microsoft received when it acquired InMage in July this year. CONTINUE READING…


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