Public cloud security remains MISSION IMPOSSIBLE….. for now
Top Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 3Q 2011
Are you wondering who is gaining mind share in the 3rd quarter of 2011? Well wonder no more. Lets take a look at the Top Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share, and The Leaderboard (Up and Coming Cloud Innovators, Movers and Shakers). As you know, Cloud computing has gone mainstream, and large enterprise information technology companies must continue their rapid restructuring to an on-demand model enhancing their portfolios largely through acquisitions. So lets see how they’re doing.
Here are the most recent changes this quarter, and a quick look at the 2011 acquisitions (2010 activity can be found here).
- ARM Holdings buys Obsidian (RAVEN)
- Black Duck Software acquires Olliance (Open Source Strategy Consulting)
- BMC acquires Aeroprise (Mobile)
- CA acquires Torokina Networks (Service Assurance Management)
- CA Technologies buys ITKO (Application Development)
- CA Technologies buys Watchmouse (SaaS Monitoring)
- CenturyLink acquires Savvis (Managed Hosting Services)
- Cisco picks up Pari Networks (Network / Change Management)
- Cisco acquires Versly (Collaboration)
- Cisco acquires newScale (Data Center Services)
- Citrix closes Netviewer acquisition (Software-as-a-Service -SaaS)
- Citrix acquires Cloud.com (CloudStack)
- CoreLogic acquires Dorado (Transaction Management – PaaS)
- CSC acquires AppLabs (Software Testing)
- CSC acquires Maricom (BI and DM)
- Dell to acquire InSite One (Healthcare/ Medical Storage, DR)
- Dell SecureWorks acquisition (Security)
- Dell acquires Force10 (Networking)
- Google acquires SayNow (Social Voice Platform)
- Google acquires Zagat (Content / Reviews)
- Google buys Motorola Mobility (Mobile)
- HP Buys Vertica (Real-Time Analytics)
- HP acquires Autonomy (Information Management Software)
- Infor Launches Bid For Lawson (Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP)
- Intel to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems (Ethernet Switch)
- Intel to acquire Infineon’s Wireless Unit (Mobile)
- Microsoft acquires Skype (Communications)
- NetApp acquires Akorri (Infrastructure Optimization)
Time to lighten up: Don’t get stuck in the IT past!
Over the last several months we have covered a number of technical and operational issues relating to private, public and hybrid clouds. But every now and then we all need to lighten up and enjoy the more humorous aspects surrounding the cloud hype cycle.
Here a just a few videos which tug the funny bone and offer a some pearls of wisdom. Let's start off with a Microsoft commercial which attempts to peddle their version of cloud computing by highlighting the humorous restrictions of a fictitious company called VMlimited.
Important: While you may be...
Microsoft’s Big Easy: An Easy Way to Earn Some Extra Money
Just as apple picking, raking leaves, and football are reminders of fall, Microsoft’s end-of-year Big Easy Promotion is a reminder about how to obtain some extra subsidy dollars to put aside for future purchases. Yes that’s correct, the Big Easy is back for another go round, and I know you’re excited.
You may be asking, what are you talking about? Did you say Microsoft and promotion? That’s like saying oil and vinegar, Athens and Sparta, Sox and...
VMware publishes vCenter Orchestrator Plug-ins Documentation Center
VMware has released nine plug-ins for vCenter Orchestrator this year (and there is more than a quarter left !) and decided that it would be best for customers to have all of the docs gathered in one place in a more user friendly and searchable format.
vCenter Orchestrator Plug-ins Documentation Center allows from one single page to browse the different plug-ins documentation.
vSphere 5: To upgrade or not to upgrade?
One of the questions I have been answering lately for our clients is, “Do I upgrade to the new version of VMware (vSphere 5) or wait?” This is not always a cut and dry decision for many of us and depends a great deal on your individual situation and aversion to risk. As a refresher, this VMware PDF outlines the different licensing options for vSphere 5, and here is my previous Journey to the Cloud post discussing
Dome9 launches new cloud firewall service
A new product aimed at creating a firewall for public and private clouds has launched.Dome9, a Tel Aviv based software company which founded last year, is just one of several cloud security companies to crowd an increasingly busy market sector. Its new offering is software as a service as well as an API that allows customers to let legitimate users access the ports for cloud-based servers. When deployed as an agent, the software works on any number of public and private clouds, such as Amazon, GoGrid and others...
VMworld 2011 Parting Shots
As VMworld 2011 comes to a close, I’ve formulated a few thoughts and observations on a interesting week in Las Vegas. In the end, it was great to catch up with partners, competitors, new and old...