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Hercules battles the many-headed Hydra

Scality swallows $60m to tame the multi-cloud data management beast

Analysis Software-defined object storage biz Scality has scored an extra $60m in funding to help along development of its cloudy storage tools. The financing was arranged by Silverpeak, a European investment bank, with cash from new investor Harbert European Growth Capital, and participation from all original investors. The cash …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2018
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Build a serverless framework at home: Go on, bit of open sourcey hijinx won't hurt

Seduced by serverless functions? Lured by Amazon's Lambda? If so, why not build a serverless framework at home? Project riff, an open source serverless platform from EMC/VMware spinoff Pivotal Software, aims to let you do just that. First unveiled at SpringOne Platform in December, riff is still an early project. It emerged …
Danny Bradbury, 18 Apr 2018
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AWSome, S3 storage literally costs pennies

AWS is letting punters store objects in S3 for $0.01 per GB per month. The catch? The data will be held in one availability zone, meaning there is less resiliency baked into the service in the event of an outage. Users' object storage data is kept in virtual repositories called S3 buckets. These are physically stored in AWS …
Chris Mellor, 5 Apr 2018
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Adobe: New Unified Customer Profile will personalise ads as never before

Adobe Summit "We've emerged beyond just the company that’s known for Photoshop," claimed Adobe's Cody Crnkovich, head of platform, partners and strategy, today as he introduced AI and profiling features designed to enable marketers to deliver more creepy personalised advertising and comms. He has a point. The Adobe Experience Cloud, an …
Tim Anderson, 27 Mar 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to go ahead with microservices... along comes serverless

We all know, and have probably even coded, monolithic applications – software made of big old chunks of code. Supposedly these are giving way to microservices, smaller elements of functionality. But don't get too comfortable because it's time to shake things up again: now we have serverless. The theory is to create single …
Michael Crilly, 23 Mar 2018

What's going great for Oracle? Cloud. What's not great? Just about everything else

Oracle is shaking off falling revenues in hardware and services by pointing to soaring cloud numbers in the three months to March. House Larry says that its Q3 FY2018 figures show its focus on cloud and SaaS paying off: Revenues of $9.8bn were earned in the last three months, up 6 per cent from the year-ago quarter. Net …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Mar 2018
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VMware-on-AWS coming to Frankfurt, Sydney, Japan, with vMotion between regions too

VMware has started planning to bring its Amazon Web Services tie-up to Australia and Japan. The company last week made a bunch of cloud announcements about its cloudy future, including a promise that it would get to Western Europe and the Asia Pacific region some time soon. But The Register has since been steered towards a …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Mar 2018

VMware's GM for networking and security jumps to Google

Jeff Jennings, VMware's senior veep and general manager for security and networking has left the company to join Google. Jennings was a 20-year VMware veteran and had been entrusted with VMware's hottest growth business, networking. VMware also sees a great future for its security business, with the hypervisor-native App …
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Microsoft builds Uncle Sam custom versions of 365 and Azure Stack

Courting the lucrative government contract market, Microsoft has unveiled custom versions of Azure Stack and Microsoft 365 for the US government. Redmond says the Government editions of the two cloud platforms would feature special security and management options designed for US government agencies. For Microsoft 365, this …
Shaun Nichols, 5 Mar 2018
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IBM's cloud faces a test on Thursday: Turning something off without turning users off too

IBM's cloud faces a big test this week: turning something off without botching the job. The "something" in this case is TLS 1.0 and 1.1, the known-to-be-ineffective cryptographic protocols that the world's abandoning just as fast as it can. In 2017 IBM gave its cloudy customers just a few days' notice of its intention to turn …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Feb 2018

Apple: Er, yes. Your iCloud stuff is now on Google's servers, too

If you chose the Apple ecosystem because you don't, for whatever reason, trust Google – bad news. Apple has confirmed for the first time that it now uses Google servers to store chunks of people's iCloud data. Apple has used Amazon Web Services and Microsoft's Azure to host iCloud documents since 2011. Spreading chunks of …
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Feb 2018
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Hubris, thy name is Oracle: So, cloud is still totally for nerds, right?

Comment If Larry Ellison earned a dollar for every cloud-hyped phrase he made, Oracle's market share in cloud infrastructure wouldn't be the miserly 0.3 per cent – by Gartner's calculations – that it is today. Big Red has spent years playing make-believe with cloud, trying to convince the world that it could simultaneously underinvest …
Matt Asay, 26 Feb 2018
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HyperGrid lets you shop at 100 million clouds

Hyperconverged hopeful HyperGrid has pivoted again and now offers a service that assesses the properties of 100 million possible cloud configurations so you can send a workload to whichever one will suit it best. HyperGrid started life selling converged Hyper-V appliances, then jumped into a hyperconverged stack. Now the …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Feb 2018
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Juniper sharpens knife for the carrier network and boxes white boxes

MWC Juniper's following Cisco's lead into carrier network automation. The Gin Palace's Contrail automation environment will soon grow a Network SlicingBot, which is designed to give operators hands-off provisioning. The aim, according to Juniper, is to let operators build just one network architecture (based on the MX Router with …
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IBM Java CTO: Devs shouldn't have to learn Docker, K8s, 30 other things to deploy an app

Index At IBM's Index developer conference in San Francisco, on Tuesday, The Register sat down with Big Blue's Java CTO John Duimovich to talk about the Java programming language, IBM, the cloud and other developer-oriented concerns. Duimovich made the case for IBM as a cloud platform partner, based on the company's Java expertise. …
Thomas Claburn, 22 Feb 2018
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A print button? Mmkay. Let's explore WHY you need me to add that

With all our attention on the Morlocks – down there with the whirring gears of Kubernetes and steaming clouds – it's easy to lose track of the Eloi: those concierges of productivity that smooth out the rough, upper crust of The Stack to make sure your software is actually usable. The trend now is to call this layer "design", …
Michael Cote, 20 Feb 2018

Arista almost done with Cisco workarounds as revenue and profit soar

Customer certification delays resulting from its ongoing patent lawsuit brought by Cisco have delayed some of its revenue, but upstart Arista Networks still turned in a tidy result for Q4 2017 and for the full year. The company last Friday announced US$467.9 million in revenue for Q4 2017, up 42.7 per cent on Q4 2016, and a …
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This Valentine's day Oracle's given you 12 big red data centres

Oracle has announced plans to build a dozen new cloud data centres. The company's not said if it plans to break ground by itself or co-locate in existing data centres, or how it plans to pay for the expansion. Investors don't seem to object to the likely multi-billion-dollar spend, as Oracle's shares ticked up just under half …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Feb 2018

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