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Flexiant to push its cloud orchestration tools

April 4th, 2013

Flexiant’s Cloud Orchestrator suite is aimed at service providers, mostly telcos, who want to become infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) wholesalers with minimal effort. The company’s biggest rivals are probably VMware and Citrix, althoughOnApp and Joyent also play in the same space to varying degrees. Read More ›

EMC, VMware Love Child Pivotal Poses Challenge to AWS

April 2nd, 2013

Pivotal's project management tool, Pivotal Tracker, is currently used by about 250,000 developers around the world. EMC has continued to invest in Pivotal Tracker to build out its capabilities, and now it believes Pivotal is ready to challenge the big guys in the Web services space. This not only means AWS, of course, but other established players such as Rackspace, GoGrid, Joyent, Microsoft Azure, IBM BlueCloud, Dell Cloud and HP Cloud. Read More ›

Just what is Oracle going to plop out as its golden storage egg?

April 2nd, 2013

ZFS is a RAID-using file system that's facing competition from object storage technology. Suppliers such as Amplidata (OEM'd by Quantum), Dell (Caringo), HDS, NetApp with StorageGRID, and Scality are beating the object technology drum, and Joyent has a cloud object storage service. Oracle has no object storage capability. Read More ›

Amazon adds crypto modules to AWS cloud

March 27th, 2013

El Reg is not aware of any of Amazon's competitors offering a similar service. When asked for comment on the launch, Google declined, and Microsoft and Rackspace didn't get back to us by press time. Joyent pointed to its ongoing collaboration with Estonian researchers to implement cryptographic hash functions within its own cloud as its way of reassuring enterprises. Read More ›

Stacking Your Bracket: Attracting and Maintaining the Developer Dream Team

March 26th, 2013

Too often in the IT industry we focus on technology and tools instead of their higher purpose and relationship to the rest of the world. Giving away free meals might seem nice, but the real key to attracting and retaining talent is that you must give them a higher purpose than the hammer that they’re swinging. Read More ›

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