Whoever said there’s no such thing as bad press didn’t envisage the nightmare scenario Github is facing right now. Read more »
NewSQL database player sees big opportunity from a new generation of Internet of Things-enabled applications and will use this money to attack it. Read more »
Pivotal continues to integrate and enhance technologies bought by its parent companies to expand its big-data-for-the-enterprise vision. Read more »
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking his first-ever trip to China, where he will meet with Shanghai officials including members of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone. That group was set up last year to trial more liberal market measures. Twitter has been banned in China since 2009, but Reuters said officials denied reports that internet restrictions (including blocking Twitter) will be loosened. Costolo has no plans to visit Beijing.
The week in cloud: Oracle and Microsoft put the finishing touches on a surprise alliance announced in June. What brought these two rivals together? A common adversary. Read more »
When Amazon launched S3 in March, 2006, no one with the possible exception of Jeff Bezos et al, thought that Amazon Web Services would become an IT juggernaut. Well, guess what? Read more »
Terry Halvorsen, CIO of the Department of the Navy said this move, part of the government’s continuing Cloud First push, could save big bucks Read more »
Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general Colin Powell is now Salesforce.com’s 11th board member. Neither board membership nor technology is new to Powell who is a director at Bloom Energy and a strategic limited partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Powell served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005 and served in the U.S. Army for 35 years.
The Microsoft co-founder follows in the footsteps of John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and other luminaries to be the latest subject of the Rolling Stone interview. Read more »
Two of the top Zenprise execs who came over to help drive Citrix’ mobility effort, are now off to places unknown. Read more »
Google Drive is cheaper than ever — 100GB is now $1.99 per month, down from $4.99. The move comes a few weeks after Microsoft started giving away more space on OneDrive. Read more »
Adam Wray steps in as CEO and Dave McCrory as CTO for the company behind the Riak database. Read more »
A SWAT team of tech superstars within the General Services Administration takes on the knotty problem of government IT. Read more »
Game developers can now use hefty AWS graphical processing and fast streaming to put the grunt work in Amazon’s cloud and the result on users’ devices. Read more »
SaaS applications may be easy to deploy, but integrating them with each other — or with their on-premises cousins — is the tough job MuleSoft is attacking. Read more »
On this weeks’ Structure Show Ramona Pierson talks about how her 100 surrogate grandparents influenced how Declara helps us learn better. Read more »
It took a lot of work to get developers and IT ops people to collaborate. The next step: getting them to factor in security at the beginning of the process. Read more »
The company plans to hire new engineers and UI experts as Tipbit aims to bring its app to the iPad and, eventually, to Android devices. Read more »
Cubby Enterprise adds Active Directory support, remote data wipe, higher storage allotment and other IT-friendly perks. Read more »
Sheehy will be senior director at VMware’s Cambridge, Mass. office and help on the company’s storage and availability efforts. Read more »
Now that Google has launched more of its cloud services, it’s starting to strut its stuff to the all-important developer audience. Read more »
Company claims a new customer in CERN and plans to build out sales and marketing efforts in the U.S. and Europe Read more »
VMware Horizon Desktop as a Service offers an array of deployment options: it can run from private or public clouds or a mix of both — provided those clouds run VMware’s stuff Read more »
VMware is apparently constructing a new converged infrastructure appliance — under the codename Project Mystic — to be branded by parent company EMC. As CRN points out, this will impact VCE, the converged infrastructure company backed by VMware, Cisco and EMC. CRN’s Kevin McLaughlin noted that this could be a reaction to VCE’s decision to support Cisco’s ACI software-defined-networking technology instead of VMware’s NSX. VMware had no comment.
Ginni Rometty lays out her case for IBM as a standard-bearer for the next generation of computing, but she also acknowledges that 2013 wasn’t a banner year. Read more »
The week in cloud: Was the Cloud Foundry Foundation set up to promote the open-source PaaS or to thwart Red Hat OpenShift? Or a little bit of both? Discuss. Read more »
No one outside of Box really seems to know how much money the IPO-bound company makes off its file-sync-and-share software. But one report is naming a figure. Read more »
Red Hat, with help from Uhuru, will let Microsoft .NET apps run on OpenShift; but if you want to run Red Hat Linux on Windows Azure? No dice. Read more »
An administrative judge has overruled an FAA policy banning the use of commercial drones, so (gulp) start your engines, I guess. Read more »
Google is drawing distinctions between different tiers of cloud partners, ripping a page out of the playbooks of Microsoft, Novell, and enterprise software companies that came before. Read more »
North Bridge Venture Partners co-founders Rich Damore and Ed Anderson are stepping down as general partners although they will continue to be involved with the company’s second equity growth fund, according to Fortune’s Dan Primack. Damore and Anderson led a series of big deals over the past two decades and one source close to the company said this is a generational shift. Remaining movers and shakers at the company include Structure faves Paul Santinelli, Michael Skok and Jonathan Heiliger, who once ran operations at Facebook.
DigitalOcean offers an affordable IaaS for normals (non-techies) and is growing fast. Andreessen Horowitz noticed and is funding that effort. Read more »
In this week’s Structure Show, Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos talks about the long and winding road to private cloud, an idea that arrived ahead of its time. Read more »
The video streaming service will continue to use AWS and possibly other public clouds for spiky loads and move much of its big data stack from bare metal to MetaCloud’s private cloud. Read more »
Superangels including Joseph Alsop chip in for the new $3 million round, which brings total AppZero funding to about $14 million. Read more »
GoDaddy, formerly a CloudStack supporter, is the latest corporate sponsor among many of the OpenStack Foundation. Read more »
Verizon Ventures leads an $11.2 million Series C round that will fund more product development and an expanded sales effort around the Java-based PaaS. Read more »
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is, as of today, available on Amazon GovCloud, the separate U.S. cloud region for workloads that must meet certain federal regulations and compliance requirements. RHEL has been available on other Amazon EC2 regions since 2011, and last year Red Hat made a free tier of RHEL service available to some qualified users. RHEL is seen as the standard Linux for enterprise accounts that need to show they are supported by their vendors for compliance and legal reasons.
Snapchat hired away a top Google engineer, then there was a story about it, and that’s where the trouble began. Read more »
This latest round brings the company’s total funding from an array of institutional investors and VCs to a whopping $210 million. Read more »