Out with the Old, In with the New - IT Trends - Featured Image

Out with the Old, In with the New - IT Trends

It’s that time of year, and we couldn’t resist jumping on the industry recap bandwagon.
Docker’s Growing Ecosystem and the New Container World - Featured Image

Docker’s Growing Ecosystem and the New Container World

Docker, the container technology that finally made it, is the hot tech topic of 2015.
Shadow IT Leads to Cloud Governance Problems - Featured Image

Shadow IT Leads to Cloud Governance Problems

Remember the days when IT was in control of all hardware and software brought into the business?
Why Apple Wins in the Enterprise Today - Featured Image

Why Apple Wins in the Enterprise Today

Over the course of its nearly 30 year history, Apple has gone from early innovator to niche player to near bankruptcy to marketing success to enterprise dabbler to consumer product giant. This week Apple announced its first foray back into the enterprise space, AppleCare for Enterprise.
The Split Up Wrap Up - Featured Image

The Split Up Wrap Up

It seems like the news of late has been heavy with acquisition activity - Cisco bought Metacloud, SAP bought Concur, HP bought Eucalyptus' cloud computing software, etc.  As of last week, activity has shifted to break up mode for several companies. In Silicon Valley, it seems that breaking up is easy to do.
Seattle Cloud Startups Bucking the Consolidation Trend - Featured Image

Seattle Cloud Startups Bucking the Consolidation Trend

With all the recent news about Cloud Consolidation, it's interesting to note a couple of recent developments in the Seattle cloud scene.  Blue Box, an OpenStack based, Private Cloud as a Service company announced an additional $10 million in funding from a "large publicly-traded technology company" today.  Yesterday, 2nd Watch, a Liberty Lake (that's an extension of Seattle, right?) based, AWS cloud migration and management company announced a new CEO, Doug Schneider, and $10 Million in VC funding.
Cloud Consolidation Continues - EMC Acquires Cloudscaling - Featured Image

Cloud Consolidation Continues - EMC Acquires Cloudscaling

The great OpenStack Consolidation of 2014 continues as storage leader EMC agrees to acquire Cloudscaling for under $50 million (per Bloomberg). Cloud M&A kicked off 2014 with Red Hat’s $95 million acquisition of integrator eNovance.  The above photo, which pictures Cloudscaling CEO Randy Bias (on left) should look familiar as we used it in last month’s post about HP’s acquisition of Eucalyptus and CEO Marten Mickos (also pictured, on right). Cisco’s followup deal to buy OpenStack private cloud vendor, Metacloud, took place just a few weeks later.