The short list of potential candidates to succeed Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO has narrowed to a favored few contenders. According to Reuters they are: Ford CEO Alan Mulally; former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, (who is now back in-house); and insiders Tony Bates and Satya Nadella. None of those names is surprising but there you have it. The fifth candidate remains a mystery.
Cisco spin-in Insieme comes back to the mother ship as the multi-front battle with SDN rivals VMware et al. roils on. Read more »
Highway1 is looking for 15 startups that want to build great hardware. Read more »
Scryer may be able to predict future Amazon Web Services workloads — provided it has a ton of historical data to work with. Read more »
EMC, which had already sued former employees who joined Pure Storage, is now suing Pure Storage itself. Read more »
Mobile developers who want to test out UI elements of their apps to gage user involvement can now do so using Leanplum’s SaaS service. Read more »
Douglas Murray most recently headed up Asia operations for Juniper Networks; Big Switch co-founder Guido Appenzaller will stay on as CTO. Read more »
Targeting realistic 3-D modeling, CAD, animation and visualization apps, AWS rolls out new G2 instance based on Nvidia Grid GPU. Read more »
The demand for fast, bare-metal servers will fade over time, especially as new powerful cloud resources come online, said Rackspace’s Scott Sanchez. Read more »
Ariel Tseitlin, former director of cloud services for Netflix, is now a partner at Scale Venture Partners. Read more »
Okta faces down some big-time challengers — Salesforce.com, Oracle, Microsoft (!) — with its latest release. Read more »
Huawei, Hitachi and Aptira are aboard as OpenStack Foundation Gold members, Cisco beefs up its OpenStack bundles and more news out of the OpenStack Summit 2013. Read more »
Google’s chairman says the NSA’s tapping of its and Yahoo’s fiber-optic cable data traffic probably violates the law. Read more »
The week in cloud: Windows Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services have all seen their share of problems. But anyone who runs their own data center should see that coming. Read more »
We love to talk about the potential of connecting billions of devices but all that goodness comes at a steep price. Read more »
There’s a lot to complain about in the Boston tech scene but there’s a lot to talk up too, so start doing it, says Unconf attendees. Read more »
When it comes to application log data, you might be surprised at how little of it really matters, says Logentries. Read more »
CIOs beset with concerns over bring-your-own-app, consumerization of IT blah blah blah may want to take a look at Private AppExchange. Read more »
Microsoft likes to tout the fact that it runs Windows Azure at data centers worldwide. Yesterday compute instances across most of those regions were disrupted. Read more »
On this week’s show, we talk with Atlas Venture partner Chris Lynch about big data disruption and recap the big cloud news of the week. Read more »
ServiceMesh layers service level assurance and reporting atop multiple cloud applications in a centralized way that should appeal to CSC enterprise accounts. Read more »
There are tons of MySQL database aficianados out there who prefer to use standard tools in their cloud work. Google is obliging with new support for native connectors and drivers. Read more »
Source code from Photoshop as well as Cold Fusion and Acrobat was also taken. And Adobe has found that data for 38 million active users was accessed. Read more »
IBM has conceded its long-running legal battle to build the CIA’s no-longer-so-secret cloud, according to Federal Computer Week. Read more »
PricewaterhouseCoopers wants to add Booz & Company consultants to its porfolio. Read more »
Without the nagging distractions of shareholders, will Dell be able to execute on ambitious cloud-and-services plans to grow beyond hardware? As of today, we’ll start finding out. Read more »
Bowing to the inevitable, dotCloud, the company that created Docker.io container technology for Linux apps, will now be known as Docker Inc. Read more »
The feds are expected to announce a record $35 million fine on Infosys for visa fraud later on Tuesday. Read more »
This is a return trip for Gillett, who joined Silver Lake in 2009. He’s returning now as managing director and chief of value creation. Read more »
RBC Capital Markets wants to help. Its new research compares the positioning and price/performance of many cloud options. Some of the findings confirm what we know, others are a tad surprising. Read more »
Boston is where Lewis Latimer helped Alexander Graham Bell design the first phone. So you’d think the city would have better connectivity now. You’d be wrong. Read more »
A failure at a Verizon Terremark data center Sunday is the latest snafu to afflict Healthcare.gov, the web site underlying the Obamacare insurance initiative. Sunday’s failure caused a loss of network connectivity, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Verizon said it is working with HHS and other tech vendors to fix the issue as soon as possible.
Last week, the administration pledged to get Healthcare.gov working smoothly by the end of November.
Amazon Web Services continues to sell like hotcakes although it may or may not be the most price-efficient option; and this week’s Structure Show. Read more »
The co-founder and former CTO of Joyent will direct digital strategy at the mobile broadband networking giant. Read more »
Maybe so. A locked-down mystery structure on San Francisco’s Treasure Island may be the beginning of a new Google data center that could make use of water-based cooling and wave-generated power, as outlined in a Google patent for a water-based data center.” More on that patent here. Google did not comment.
Server virtualization king hopes that service providers that now offer vCloud Director plus non-VMware options will consolidate with VCHS in the future. Service providers themselves say: “Good luck with that.” Read more »
Microsoft’s sales did nothing but grow during Steve Ballmer’s 13-year tenure as CEO , as depicted in this Bloomberg infographic, although that trend was not reflected in the company’s sluggish stock price. As an example, total sales grew 294 percent to almost $78 billion in that time while stock price fell 37 percent to $33.76 per share. On Thursday, after Microsoft announced better-than-expected first quarter earnings, Microsoft shares surged more than 6 percent in after-hours trading.
Amazon keeps selling tons and tons of compute, storage and networking services and touted traction in government and education accounts. Read more »
As VP of finance at MakerBot, Larry White helped build a market leader. Now he hopes to replicate that success at DigitalOcean. Read more »
On this week’s podcast Backblaze CEO Gleb Budman who talks about when the CIA came calling, his most painful lessons, and how to underprice AWS and still make money. Read more »