Citrix CEO Mark Templeton plans to retire

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, July 30th, 2015   |  

On July 28 Citrix disclosed that Mark Templeton, the company CEO, has plans to retire after over 20 years of service, an unexpected news that drew attention on the next future of the American company.

In his career in Citrix, Mark Templeton has been in charge as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2001. Templeton joined Citrix in 1995 as Vice President of Marketing, he was appointed president in 1998, while leading Citrix he managed to transform the company to become a “software-defined vendor” pushing forward virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions.

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Citrix announces Q2 2015 results

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, July 30th, 2015   |  

Citrix announced its financial results for second quarter 2015.

The revenues for the second quarter were $797 million for an increase of 2% compared to Q2 2014.

Net income was $103 million and non-GAAP operating income was $163 million, an increase compared to $142 million for Q2 2014.

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VMware announces results for Q2 2015

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Friday, July 24th, 2015   |  

VMware released the results about its results for Q2 2015.

VMware, announced a GAAP total revenue growth of $1.52 billion, for an increase of 4 percent compared to Q2 2014. License revenues were $638 million, with an increase of 4% from same quarter last year.

GAAP Operating income for the second quarter was $206 million, an increase of 3% from the second quarter of 2014.

The non-GAAP total revenues registered an increment of 10% from Q2 2014, with an income of $1.60 billion or up 13% year-over-year in constant currency.

Operating cash flows were $316 million for the second quarter of 2015.

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Apprenda raises $24M series D Funding

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   |  

Apprenda, founded 2007 and headquartered in Troy, NY, a computer software company provider of Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) software announced that it has closed a $24 million series D funding. The round was led by Safeguard Scientifics, with New Enterprise Associates and Ignition Partners. Apprenda’s total financing with this funding is $56 million.


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Google joined OpenStack Foundation as Corporate Sponsor

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   |  

Everyone wants to participate to the OpenStack Foundation, this time is Google which revealed to have signed as Corporate Sponsor. Google is going to focus on integrating containers management technologies (aka Kubernetes) providing engineering resources to the OpenStack project.

Google is not new to the community having collaborated lately to help integrating Kubernetes (the aforementioned Google’s open source container cluster manager) into OpenStack Magnum. The OpenStack community also developed an integration between Kubernetes and the OpenStack App Catalog Murano.

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IBM announces Docker Based Container Services

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 1st, 2015   |  

Containers continue to gain traction, IBM announced the release of enterprise class containers based on Docker and built on its Platform as a Service, Bluemix for hybrid environments. It will be possible now for enterprises to use a mix of IBM, Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack in order to create new kind of portable distributed applications straightforward.

Red Hat Summit 2015 Wrap-up

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Monday, June 29th, 2015   |  

Last week, Red Hat held its premiere event in Boston, Massachusetts from June 23 to 26, the Red Hat Summit,  where several announcements have been made.

The summit offered over 200 technical sessions and labs and has seen on stage executives from Red Hat (obviously), Cisco, SAP, Intel, Dell, Samsung and many other companies part of Red Hat’s ecosystem.

A special focus has been given to cloud computing, Docker container technology, mobile and storage technologies, everything empowered by open-source and its renovated coolishness.

Red Hat leveraged the event to make several announcements and unveil new products like Atomic Enterprise Platform, OpenShift Enterprise 3 and Red Hat Mobile Application Platform.

Midokura expands OpenStack Team with Takashi Yamamoto

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Monday, June 29th, 2015   |  

Network virtualization is one of the hot topics within the OpenStack community. Last week japanese startup Midokura focused on network virtualization announced the assignment of Takashi Yamamoto as OpenStack engineer.

Yamamoto is an expert of Linux kernel, virtualization and has worked on various open source software projects in the past. He joined the OpenStack Neutron core reviewer team after having worked as a cloud infrastructure expert at VA Linux Systems Japan where he was in charge of developing the OFAgent which uses the open source component-based SDN framework for implementation Ryu.

IBM opens Cloud Center in Italy

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, June 18th, 2015   |  

IBM kept its word and as announced few months ago when it has opened its datacenter in Australia, now it has officially opened its first cloud data center in Italy, more specifically in Cornaredo, a small town close to Milan. The data center is joining existing SoftLayer EMEA cloud centers located in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam and it is going to provide the Italian cloud market with a local IBM Cloud presence.


Rancher Labs raises $10M in Series A funding

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, June 11th, 2015   |  

Rancher Labs is a startup providing management on top of the Docker containers, today the company has announced that it has raised $10 million in a series A funding round.

The round was led by Mayfield and Nexus Venture Partners.

This funding round comes only a couple of months after Docker announced its series D fundings, the company stated that the money will be used to further develop its products and expand the company’s engineering and development teams. CONTINUE READING… Older articles
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