Oracle’s Hurd, AT&T’s Donovan on their massive cloud migration deal

If worries about digital transformation projects keep you up at night, imagine how it would feel to be responsible for moving thousands of internal databases to the cloud for a company with more than $ 160 billion in annual sales and 260,000 employees. That’s the job that AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan is undertaking, and […] Read more »

3 takeaways from Red Hat’s AWS deal for OpenShift

Red Hat and Amazon have long been framed as rivals, but only in the sense that anyone who provides on-prem Linux and PaaS products competes to some degree with a cloud provider. Really, they’re more like peanut butter and jelly. Yesterday, Red Hat unveiled details about a new partnership with Amazon to support integrating some […] Read more »

There’s Still Time! Go Here For Last Minute Deals That Will Ship Fast – Deal Alert

Procrastination has once again turned into desperation. “Maybe I could whittle a pan flute from those broken chair legs in the basement”, you’re thinking. Snap out of it! Stay calm and remind yourself that with just a few minutes on Amazon right now you can still snag great gifts for anyone left on your list, […] Read more »

VMware-AWS deal could push more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon’s public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference in San Francisco, will bring cloud-optimized versions of vSphere, VSAN and NSX software to the […] Read more »

VMware-AWS deal could drive more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon’s public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference in San Francisco, will bring cloud-optimized versions of vSphere, VSAN and NSX software to the […] Read more »

$29 for This Premium 4-Course Training on Amazon Web Services- Deal Alert

AWS, or Amazon Web Services, is the premier cloud computing platform that services companies worldwide. Master this in-demand platform, and you’re certain to command a hefty paycheck. Unsure where to start? The AWS Mastery Bundle is a 4-course bundle certain to make you an authority on all things AWS–and turn you into a certified cloud […] Read more »

Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $ 4.3 billion. Rackspace announced today that Apollo Global Management, a U.S.-based investment manager, will acquire the company in a deal that will give Rackspace shareholders $ 32 per share. [ Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Can enterprise IT seem like a good deal again?

A few weeks ago, I sat on a panel hosted by CenturyLink on sustainability and efficiency in IT. At CenturyLink’s sunny Irvine, California, data center my co-panelists gathered ahead of going on stage and on camera. One of the panelists remarked that enterprise IT was dying—dying—slowly dying. But I believe this characterization is too broadly […] Read more »

What is Amazon cloud’s Lambda and why is it a big deal?

In an interview with Matt Wood, Chief product strategist at Amazon Web Services, one thing that stuck out was how big of an emphasis he placed on AWS Lambda. Many people probably don’t know what Lambda is, or why it’s important. But Wood says it could usher in a new era of application development and cloud-based […] Read more »

Apple-backed patent troll Rockstar signs $900M peace deal

A long-running war over smartphone patents came to an end this week as a consortium of Google rivals, led by Apple, announced they have a sold key portfolio of patents in a complicated $ 900 million licensing deal. The deal, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, involves Apple and its allies selling 4,000 patents to RPX, a patent […] Read more »

The Dell-EMC deal is huge, but where’s it headed?

I forget about Dell. It happens all the time — I see that cheerful, round, delightfully dated logo and have something of an “remember when?” moment. Dell hasn’t been a serious part of the big consumer device discussion in years, and some of that’s by design, really. Dell isn’t stupid — it knows that its strength in […] Read more »