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I guess mobility is important. Red Hat management must think so, too, given the announcement today that the company has acquired the Irish mobility company FeedHenry. The deal was reported to be around US$82 million (or precisely, Euro63.5 million). It's on the scale of HP's very recent Eucalyptus acquisition. The two deals have nothing to do with one another but do show renewed interest by large technology players in strengthening positions in key areas. In HP's case, nothing less than the entire future of enterprise cloud is at stake. With Red Hat, it's to shore up a potential hole in its enterprise strategy, to address a scary rise within its customer base of BYOD (ie personal smartphone) use. "FeedHenry will help us enable customers to take advantage of the capabilities of mobile with the security, scalability, and reliability of Red Hat enterprise software," a... (more)

Larry Ellison Rocks the Oracle Boat

Larry Ellison turned 70 and has decided to turn over the CEO reins at Oracle. Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, both in their 50s, will function as a "Ms. Inside and Mr. Outside" as co-CEOs, at least for awhile. Serious reverberations will be felt within this highly competitive company and the highly competitive industry in which it makes its money. Even while guiding his yacht to an America's Cup title, Larry Ellison remained in firm control of the company he founded in 1977. He still has an ownership stake of about 20% of the company--1 billion or so shares of Oracle stock worth about ... (more)

@BigDataExpo | @BlueDataInc CEO: "We're Democratizing Big Data" (#BigData)

BlueData aims to "democratize Big Data" with its launch of EPIC Enterprise, which it calls "the industry's first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise," according to company CEO Kumar Sreekanti This self-service private cloud allows enterprises to create 100-node Hadoop and Spark clusters in less than 10 minutes. The company is also offering a Community Edition via free download. We had a few questions for Kumar Sreekanti (pictured below) about all this, and here's what he had to say: Cloud Computing Journal: It looks like y... (more)

IBM SoftLayer Datacenter Serves Toronto

IBM announced a $1.2 billion project in January to build 15 SoftLayer datacenters around the world. One of thosse is scheduled to go online today in Toronto. This is the fifth of a scheduled 15 this year, and is the first SoftLayer datacenter in Canada. It will deploy more than 15,000 servers. IBM claims more than 1,000 clients for these services in Canada, and not just the usual suspects. In addition to financial services, insurance, retail and public sector organizations as, the company will serve startups who participate in the SoftLayer Catalyst Program. The roster of these co... (more)

@CloudExpo | @WaveMaker Makes aPaaS for Enterprise Via @Docker

WaveMaker CEO Samir Ghosh is taking a new pass at aPaas, and leveraging the increasingly popular Docker open-source platform, with the announcement of WaveMaker Enterprise. The new version of the company's eponymous software "enables instant, end-to-end custom web app creation and management by professional and non-professional developers (alike) and development teams," according to the company. We asked Samir (pictured below) a few questions about this, and here's what he had to say: Cloud Computing Journal: You've mentioned the previous challenge of business-side developers m... (more)