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  • Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

    Cisco this week said it will acquire privately held Metacloud, an operator of private OpenStack clouds for global enterprises.

    Written by Jim Duffy17 Sept. 14 23:47
  • OpenStack chair: Linux at the cutting edge of the cloud

    The cloud-dominated world of modern IT is the perfect breeding ground for the spread of Linux in particular and open-source software in general, according to the man responsible for guiding one of the most important open-source projects.

    Written by Jon Gold25 June 14 00:09
  • Dell adds Big Switch to its SDN mix

    Dell expanded on its open networking initiative this week with a resale arrangement with SDN company Big Switch Networks.

    Written by Jim Duffy25 April 14 02:06
  • Rackspace CEO, Lanham Napier, retires

    Rackspace CEO, Lanham Napier, is retiring and that co-founder and executive chairman, Graham Weston, is filling the role for now.

    Written by Brandon Butler10 Feb. 14 23:28
  • A10 revamps lineup on multiple fronts

    Application delivery controller manufacturer A10 Networks rolled out new hardware, pricing and connectivity with a range of SDN and cloud services today, in an announcement that serves to underline the company's recent recovery.

    Written by Jon Gold28 Jan. 14 14:58
  • An OpenStack Primer for IT Executives

    OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform, has garnered the support of more than 200 IT vendors. Enterprises embrace the platform for its flexible, hardware-agnostic architecture -- but they should realize that this modularity can come at a cost.

    Written by Ed Tittel16 Jan. 14 13:38
  • Cisco takes TV to the Cloud

    Cisco has extended its Videoscape Internet TV services platform into the Cloud by adopting OpenStack orchestration to allow content providers to offer video "as-a-service."

    Written by Jim Duffy07 Jan. 14 20:04
  • As Unix fades away from data centers, it's unclear what's next

    Gartner says that its clients have started planning to migrate from Unix. For some of them, it may take two or three years, and for others, five years. A few may still be running Unix 10 years from now, but nonetheless, Gartner believes the operating system is on a path to insignificance.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau12 Dec. 13 18:54
  • Gartner analyst slams OpenStack, again

    Gartner analyst Allessandro Perilli recently attended his first summit for the open source cloud platform OpenStack and he says the project has a long way to go before it's truly an enterprise-grade platform.

    Written by Brandon Butler20 Nov. 13 22:12
  • Verizon cozies up with Cloud Foundry as PaaS market heats up

    Verizon, which just recently launched a major overhaul to its cloud platform, today announced plans to integrate the VMware/EMC-backed Cloud Foundry open source platform as a service (PaaS) initiative into its offering.

    Written by Brandon Butler12 Nov. 13 23:19
  • 5 things to watch for at Amazon's Cloud show

    Last year some 6000 attendees trekked out to Las Vegas for the first customer conference of what many consider to be the leading public IaaS Cloud provider: Amazon Web Services. AWS re:Invent 2012 saw the launch of a new data analytics and warehousing product, price drops on its services, and lots of tips and tricks for how to use Amazon's cloud.

    Written by Brandon Butler08 Nov. 13 17:10