This may come as little surprise, but nearly half of all major cloud and Internet data centers are located in the United States of America. This is according to Synergy Research, which indicated 44 percent of such data centers are located in the U.S.
Through a realignment of a few existing arms of its business, GE will make a push in the burgeoning IoT space with the new GE Digital to provide factories, power plants and other industrial businesses with the insight that connected devices can provide.
IBM acquired StrongLoop, a vendor focused on helping developers create APIs to connect enterprise applications to mobile, Internet of Things and Web apps in the cloud.
At a time when enterprise computing is in a transition period, moving from on-premises to cloud, from PC to mobile, there is an opportunity to control the future of enterprise computing. Having created this opportunity in large part, Apple is looking to expand the reach of iOS to maintain the iPhone's top spot in the enterprise but also turn around the declining trajectory of iPad sales. 451 Research's Chris Hazelton weighs in on Apple's relationship with the enterprise.
Vendors who offer static, dynamic and interactive security testing for Web, native, cloud and mobile applications are well-poised to capitalize on these concerns. Leading vendors in this space are HP, IBM, Veracode and WhiteHat Security, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing.
Tech giants Apple and Cisco are teaming up to better integrate iOS products with Cisco networks, the companies said.
Speakers at OpenStack Day Seattle last week said that OpenStack has been shedding its reputation as an unknown, unproven and difficult-to-install technology. But they also laid out challenges that still hold back deployment. One of the biggest is related to internal challenges that businesses face, both in finding people with the right skills to deploy and manage an OpenStack cloud and in instituting the right culture to support an OpenStack deployment.
Appcore – or rather, some of it – has become part of the IBM cloud family. A post on the private cloud automation tools provider's website noted that IBM acquired various assets of the company, including technology and staff.
As you may be aware, LinuxCon kicked off yesterday, and there has been plenty of news coming out of the conference so far. And in the last several years, the number of vendors backing Linux-based projects has skyrocketed. Many of those are present at the conference this week.
OpenStack has been gaining in popularity among a variety of companies, from startups on up to the largest enterprises, but some vendors specializing in OpenStack have been riding a rocky road. Some have disappeared entirely. And many have been gobbled up by much larger companies.