Cloud market is booming, and every company wants to expand their presence. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is no exception, as it plans to have a larger footprint in this sector within the next few years. To this end, it has acquired a company called SimpliVity for $650 million in cash.
SimpliVity was founded in 2009, and is based in Westborough, Massachusetts. Over the last eight years of operations, this company has raised $276 million in four rounds of funding, according to Crunchbase. It specializes in the making of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) – a $2.4 billion market with a strong growth of more than 25 percent a year. HCI saves companies billions of [...]
As the cloud market expands and more players join the bandwagon, it becomes imperative for the larger players to come up with new programs that’ll benefit them, others, and the cloud industry as a whole. Earlier, AWS announced its plan to start a training program in the UK to fill the skills gap, and today, it is Oracle’s turn to announce a new program in Israel to promote cloud innovation.
Known as the Startup Accelerator Program, this program will be run and managed by Oracle’s research and development team. Under this program, Oracle will provide six months of mentoring in technical and business areas, provide support for advanced technology needs, and [...]
Climate change is one of the hottest topics of discussion today, with many people for and against this idea. Though this debate rages on, the fact is we continue to use non-renewable sources of energy like coal to power our homes, businesses, and data centers. This is not sustainable for many reasons, the primary of which are these sources of fuel will dry out one day, and its extraction process has a definite impact on the surrounding environment. To avoid the hassles that come with this form of energy, many companies are striving to switch to renewable sources of energy like the sun and wind. Cloud companies are not to be left behind in this quest to move to green [...]
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed leader in the cloud market today, and it is further expanding its reach by starting a new program for skills development. On Thursday, January 12th, AWS announced a program called re:Start, through which it aims to provide skills training for about 1,000 people in the UK. At the end of this training program, it plans to provide employment for these people within AWS or in partner companies and organizations.
This is an important move by AWS, and could signal the beginning of a new approach towards technology in general, and cloud in particular. Currently, the cloud industry is facing a big gap in skills. In other words, not many [...]
Almost every major cloud provider is coming up with innovative products and add-ons that’ll add value to their customers. In this line, Google has released a new cloud encryption key management service to make it easy for organizations to create and use encryption keys to protect their data. This service is currently available in the beta version in 50 countries including the US, Canada, Australia and Denmark.
This service, in many ways, is a necessity considering the number of hacking incidents that have taken place over the last year, including the widely spoken rigging of the US election. It can add an extra layer of protection for confidential data stored on the [...]
Citrix hosted its annual summit at Anaheim in California from 9th to 11th of January, 2017, and in this summit, it revealed a roadmap for the company. It offered a glimpse into what customers and investors can expect from the company in 2017, and the steps it is taking to increase its market share in the global cloud market.
One of the defining aspects is a plan to reinvigorate relationship with Microsoft. This is an interesting plan considering that its President and CEO, Krill Tatrinov has deep experience with Microsoft, and was in fact, the former Executive Vice-President of Microsoft’s Business Solutions Division. Before that, he was in charge of many key [...]