Business Cloud News

BCN cloud coverage moves to

Cloud arrow

As the cloud and telecoms sectors move ever closer together, thanks to the growing influence of virtualisation in managing networks and the emergence of IoT, the decision has been made to consolidate the coverage of both under one brand –

Report: EMC mulls selling itself to its subsidiary VMware

EMC might be selling itself to VMware in a move that could see the child become the parent

Storage giant EMC is reportedly considering a buyout by its virtualization-focused subsidiary, VMware, at the behest of activist investor Elliott Manage according to multiple reports.

Storage tech provider Tintri bags $125m to take on EMC, NetApp

Tintri secured $125m in series F funding this week

Storage specialist Tintri has secured $125m in a funding round the company said would go towards accelerating development of its virtualised storage solution.

Will Microsoft’s ‘walled-garden’ approach to virtualisation pay off?

Microsoft's approach to virtualisation: Strategic intent or tunnel vision?

While the data centre of old played host to an array of physical technologies, the data centre of today and of the future is based on virtualisation, public or private clouds, containers, converged servers, and other forms of software-defined solutions. Eighty percent of workloads are now virtualised with most companies using heterogeneous environments.

VMware touts ‘One Cloud’ to rule them all

VMware has released a slew of updates to its products

VMware announced a slew of updates to the company’s virtualisation offerings including a VMware-integrated OpenStack distro, a new version of vSphere, and updates to its virtualised storage and networking offerings. VMware’s executives said the company’s hybrid cloud strategy will help differentiate it among a growing group of competitors.

Cloud datacentres to account for half of server unit shipments by 2018

Cloud datacentres are expected to account for half of server shipments by 2018

Although server shipments are expected to grow in the single digit percentages annually, cloud datacentres are expected to account for nearly half of all server shipments by 2018 according to a recently published report.

Nested virtualisation firm Ravello scores $28m from Qualcomm, SanDisk among others

Ravello's key pitch is that you can replicate a VMware environment in a non-VMware public cloud

Ravello Systems, a firm specialising in nested virtualisation technology, has secured $28m in its latest round of funding. The firm, founded in 2011 by some of the original KVM team, said the funds will be used to redouble its bid to penetrate the cloud market.

Citrix taps former Bechtel CIO to lead strategy

Geir Ramleth

Virtualisation incumbent Citrix announced the company has appointed Geir Ramleth to the role of senior vice president and chief strategy officer.

VMware to start breaking out cloud revenue in 2015

Cloud is now 5 per cent of VMware's business

VMware announced revenues for the third quarter this year were $1.52bn, an 18 per cent increase on Q3 last year. But the company also reported a 26 per cent decrease in net income and a sequential decline in the quarterly revenue growth rate, which VMware president and chief operating officer Carl Eschenbach said was because sales discussions are taking longer now that its cloud services are entering the picture more frequently.

VMware, Jasper collaborate to boost IoT for enterprise

Jasper and VMware hope to boost IoT into the enterprise

VMware and Jasper have announced a collaborative effort to bring widespread adoption of internet of things (IoT) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) technologies to enterprise customers. The joint effort, announced at Cisco’s IoT World Forum, is intended to enable the deployment, monitoring, management and security of connected enterprise devices across IoT platforms.