So what else is new? Dueling server numbers from IDC and Gartner don’t give the big server makers a lot to cheer about. Read more »
Don’t be fooled — the laser and inkjet printer giants may not be doing much publicly with 3D printing, but their eyes are firmly on the prize. Read more »
CDN leader Akamai claims its FedRAMP prize with the blessing of not one but three government agencies. Read more »
Mitch Hill is stepping down as CEO to attend to a personal health issue but remains an Opscode board member and special advisor. Read more »
Will we see an Amazon-VMware team of rivals? Actual availability of the promised vCloud Hybrid Services cloud, a clarification of VCE status? Stay tuned for VMworld news. Read more »
Steve Ballmer’s slow-motion exit as Microsoft CEO is looking a little less orderly than previously portrayed, according to AllThingsD. Read more »
Microsoft under Ballmer has poured billion after billion into Windows Azure which is now, by all accounts, a pretty impressive, massively scaled cloud. Now is not the time to retrench. Read more »
Who’s your pick for next Microsoft CEO? Now’s your chance to weigh in…. Insider? Outsider? Young un? Veteran? Sheryl Sandberg? Paul Maritz? Steven Sinofsky? Satya Nadella? Who? Read more »
Gulp. Meg Whitman says Hewlett-Packard is back in the buying mood — but not for Autonomy-sized companies — to boost its product portfolio. Read more »
Ballmer will retire within the year after a successor is found, according to a Microsoft statement on Friday morning. Read more »
Super data analyst Nate Silver talks about his plans for the new-and-expanded FiveThirtyEight blog from ESPN. Anyone wanting Silver to run in with in-game analysis or predictions might be disappointed. Read more »
Piston’s enterprise-focused OpenStack is apparently first among equals — Cloud Foundry picks it as first OpenStack distro to be integrated with its PaaS. Read more »
Four trillion transactions? That’s just one reason you should pay attention to Google’s growing cloud. Also, the raging cloud storage wars and why big data may be hyped but is still pretty big. Read more »
Nomura Securities analyst Rick Sherlund expects activism sparked by ValueAct will spur change for the better in Redmond. Read more »
Facebook’s Jay Parikh brings expertise in web-scale computing infrastructure, while Enrique Salem furnishes enterprise software credibility, says Atlassian president Jay Simon. Read more »
Nginx challenges Microsoft IIS for the number two slot in web server market share, but seems to have even bigger ambitions with its new commercial release. Read more »
Amazon leads Google, IBM, and Microsoft in cloud. So what else is new? The fact that the other guys are growing like weeds. Read more »
Update: HP confirmed that Dave Donatelli has a new role identifying new growth areas and Bill Veghte will step in to head the enterprise group. Read more »
Business-focused cloud storage player has new package options for casual and business users as it faces off against Dropbox and a raft of other competitors. Read more »
Arianna Huffington said the time has come to put names to commenters — at least on the Huffington Post. Read more »
Update: RightScale is pulling this blog citing a problems with the underlying data set. It is working with Wikipedia and will revise as appropriate.
Even Web-rooted operations like Wikipedia can save lots of dough if they do cloud right, according to Hassan Hosseini, co-founder of PlanForCloud, now owned by RightScale. Net, net the online encyclopedia, which estimates it spends more than $3 million on Internet hosting annually, could do that cheaper — for $618,000 per year — on Microsoft Windows Azure, at least for the first year.
New investment from Goldman Sachs doubles funding for SugarCRM; Maybe someone should tell investors that open-source software is free. Read more »
In a legal filing, AWS lays out its argument why its bid to build the CIA’s private cloud should stand. The contract is worth an estimated $600 million. Read more »
OpenStack player Morphlabs will use some of its new money to train prospective users in Jakarta, Singapore, and Hong Kong in the niceties of the cloud technology. Read more »
Security-as-a-Service player agrees to sell to Welch, Carson, Anderson & Stowe with an eye on growth (and paying off current investors.) Read more »
Hitachi Data Systems, which has already contributed code to OpenStack, is now officially a corporate sponsor of the open source cloud effort. Read more »
Fenway Park is many things. Charming. Convenient. Cramped. Ancient. A true challenge for IT pros needing to inject modern-day tech into a century-old building. Read more »
Amazon outranks the field in Gartner IaaS rankings, but there were lots of other winners including CSC, Microsoft, Tier 3, Joyent and Rackspace. Read more »
NewSQL player will use funding to pursue opportunities in e-commerce, gaming and advertising, says CEO Robin Purohit. Read more »
Just in time for Puppet Conf, configuration management rival Opscode rebrands Private Chef and Hosted Chef as Enterprise Chef and launches network configuration push. Read more »
The Department of Interior named 10 vendors which can compete for what could be a $10 billion contract. Amazon was not among them, but you can bet it’s in the mix anyway. Read more »
The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy published new guidelines and FAQs to ease adoption of President Obama’s open data policy. In May, the president signed an order mandating that agencies use machine-readable and open data formats when they collect or create information so it can be re-used efficiently.
It looks like the scheduled September 12 shareholder vote on Michael Dell’s proposal will take place after all. Read more »
Exclusive: Ambitious startup wants to be your one-stop-shop for operating and monitoring your cloud workloads wherever they run. Read more »
This account pokes holes in IBM’s cloud computing revenue story. About half of IBM’s current cloud revenue is tied to hardware — often hardware used to run a customer or partner cloud — according to InformationWeek, which cites IBM documents provided by a former employee. The SEC is looking into how IBM calculates cloud revenue.
PRISM disclosures have prompted demand for more data encryption in the cloud. Google has apparently heard the call. Read more »
Reuven Cohen, who founded Enomaly an early IaaS player, is now aboard at Citrix, where he will push that company’s cloud agenda. Read more »
This week’s topics: Can VMware make a dent in cloud? What’s all this we keep hearing about Yarn? Plus, a chat with Paul Santinelli. Read more »
An earlier ITIF estimate that NSA-gate could cost U.S. cloud companies $35B over three years is far too limited an assessment, says Forrester Research analyst James Staten. Read more »
Facebook is building an online payment system to take on industry giant PayPal, according to AllThingsD. Facebook’s service would let online shoppers pay for their purchases using their Facebook ID and log-in, provided they have already linked their credit card information with their Facebook account. Other competitors in this market include Google and Stripe.