I guess mobility is important. Red Hat management must think so, too, given
the announcement today that the company has acquired the Irish mobility
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 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)
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 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)
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)