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    Red Hat Summit summarised: The news you need to know about

    James Bourne

    The latest Red Hat Summit taking place in San Francisco from April 14 to 17 has resulted in several product launches, partnerships and collaborations. CloudTech has gobbled up the releases and put together a summary of the essential material.

    About 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, OpenSource, PaaS
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    Google slashes prices for cloud platform, throws down gauntlet to Amazon

    James Bourne

    Google has cut prices for its cloudy infrastructure across the board, aiming to “blend IaaS and PaaS” as well as change the outlook of the cloud pricing wars.

    About 4 weeks, 1 day ago - 0 comments - Categories: Developers, IaaS, Industry, PaaS
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    Oracle progresses its aggressive cloud strategy

    Ovum StraightTalk

    It hardly rains in Palm Springs, California. But there was a great deal of talk about clouds at Oracle’s recent CloudWorld analyst conference.

    About 1 month ago - 0 comments - Categories: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS , Strategy
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    Amazon Web Services turns eight: Highlights...and the future

    James Bourne

    Amidst the World Wide Web turning 25, a company in Seattle was having a little celebration of its own. On March 14 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of Amazon S3, described as “a simple storage service that offers software developers a highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure at very low costs.” To say the eight years which have passed since then have been a success is an understatement to say the least.

    About 1 month, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, IaaS, PaaS, Research
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    CloudBees secures $11.2m series C funding, strengthens Verizon play

    James Bourne

    PaaS provider CloudBees has secured series C funding to the tune of $11.2m (£6.7m), in a round of investment led by Verizon Ventures. The latest round puts the total investment at $25.7m (£15.4m), with Verizon joining existing investors Matrix Partners and LightSpeed Venture Partners, as well as new investor Blue Cloud Ventures.

    About 1 month, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: PaaS, Vendors
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    IBM rebrands as a cloud company, moves $1bn of investments into hybrid play

    James Bourne

    It’s official. IBM is now a cloud company. Big Blue has announced it is to push $1bn (£597.6m) of its resources and investments into cloud, including a developer-friendly platform as a service (PaaS) offering called BlueMix. The Armonk giant also revealed it was to push SoftLayer into a variety of new zones, including making Watson available on the platform.

    About 1 month, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Developers, Hybrid, IaaS, PaaS
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    CloudBees announces PaaS integration on Verizon Cloud

    James Bourne

    Enterprise PaaS provider CloudBees has today announced a partnership with Verizon to make its platform as a service available on Verizon Cloud. This represents another hefty addition to the telco’s rapidly growing cloud ecosystem, after announcing a middleware partnership with Oracle back in January.

    About 2 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, IaaS, PaaS, Strategy
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    Why SAP believes in the "right mix" of cloud, mobile and on-premise

    James Bourne

    When SAP announced its fourth quarter financial results last month, the focus from analysts and the media was on one particular aspect. Never mind a fourth consecutive year of double digit growth, or a 69% increase in full revenue on its HANA platform. Everyone’s eyes turned to the mid-term outlook, and specifically this titbit: the company has revised its target of between €3bn and €3.5bn revenue in cloud, as well as its 35% operating margin target, from 2015 to 2017.

    About 2 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Feature, PaaS, SAP
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    Why the PaaS market as we know it will not die off

    GreenPages Technology Solutions

    I’ve been hearing a lot about Platform as a Service (PaaS) lately as part of the broader discussion of cloud computing from both customers and in articles across the web. In this post, I’ll describe PaaS, discuss a recent article that came out on the subject, and take a shot at sorting out IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.

    About 3 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Forecasts, Opinion, PaaS
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    Verizon teams up with Oracle, offers middleware for beta cloud

    James Bourne

    Tech giants Verizon and Oracle have announced a partnership whereby customers can use Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware on Verizon’s cloud. “This deal represents two market leaders coming together to create a compelling cloud offering that will help enterprises succeed in a highly competitive market environment,” Oracle president Mark Hurd trumpeted in a statement.

    About 3 months, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Adoption, Hosting, IaaS, OpenSource, PaaS, SaaS
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