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 [...]
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 [...]
2017 looks like it’s going to be a year of acquisition as the larger players are looking to consolidate their position by buying companies that add value to their current offerings. In this line, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has bought a cybersecurity company Harvest.ai to boost cloud security for the end-users. Though no official announcement has been made by either companies in this regard, TechCrunch and other major sources have reported this acquisition.
It is believed that AWS paid $19 million for this company, and this may be much more than what the investors hoped to earn by way of revenue. It’s interesting to note that the company has raised only $2.3 million [...]
Cloud is taking the world by storm. Currently, North America accounts for the highest revenue and top service providers call this region home, but the Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing one. Europe and Africa are catching up in their own respective ways, and the Australia New Zealand (ANZ) region is not to be left behind.
In fact, it maybe a cloud year for companies in the ANZ region, going by a survey conducted by Computer Weekly/TechTarget. Their report titled IT Priorities Research shows that a significant number of CIOs who were interviewed as a part of the survey opined that they have already moved to the cloud or are planning to do so by 2017. Much of these [...]
As the cloud market matures, more companies are looking for innovative ways to use its features. There have been instances of companies that use cloud to provide a better indoor environment, and those that use it to solve many of the social problems we face today. The next in this line of innovative cloud products is Nvidia’s GeForce Now platform.
Announced during the company’s CES keynote, this product overcomes a drawback that is being faced by gamers all over the world, which is lack of support from PCs for a fantastic gaming experience. Most PCs today don’t have the capability to play modern games because they don’t support modern graphic cards. As [...]