Release: Pivotal CF 1.3

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Monday, September 29th, 2014   |  

The Pivotal Initiative is the organization, born in December 2012 from the merge of EMC and VMware cloud application and big data offerings and well known for Pivotal CF (Cloud Foundry), its commercially supported hybrid Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) based on Cloud Foundry, which it first launched in November 2013.

Last week Pivotal announced that version 1.3 of its Pivotal CF is now generally available, introducing the following new functionality:

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Release: Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux (O3L) 1.0

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, September 25th, 2014   |  

Oracle has released its Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux (O3L). Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is a distribution of the OpenStack (Icehouse) cloud framework integrated with the Oracle Linux Operating System and the Oracle VM Server virtualisation platform.

In December last year, Oracle announced its participation in the OpenStack foundation, releasing a technology preview based on the OpenStack Havana release, later refreshing the technical preview based on OpenStack Icehouse.

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Microsoft releases new Azure Virtual Machine sizes

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, September 24th, 2014   |  

Microsoft has released new VM sizes for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and Web/Worker roles. The new VM sizes are called D-Series offering up to 112 GB in memory with compute processors that are approximately 60 percent faster than the A-Series VM sizes. D-Series have up to 800 GB of local SSD disk allowing for fast reads and writes. Microsoft has updated its Virtual Machine pricing details page to reflect the new offering.

The new sizes are defined as follows:

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Citrix releases tech preview of XenDesktop Windows Azure Pack Gallery Image

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, September 24th, 2014   |  

Citrix has released a technical preview of a Gallery Image containing XenDesktop 7.5 to be used within Microsofts Windows Azure Pack (WAP).

WAP emulates the Windows Azure experience on-premise so that its users have a consisten experience across private and public cloud solutions provided by Microsoft. WAP supports multiple tenants providing self service capabilities for each tenant. CONTINUE READING…


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Oracle Board of Directors appoints ex CEO Larry Ellison as Executive Chairman and CTO

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014   |  

Oracle has caused a world wide earthquake with the latest news announcing a change in its management, Larry Ellison, one of the founders of the Oracle empire who remained the only CEO of the company for about 35 years left his position and was appointed executive chairman and CTO.
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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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