Stories by Brandon Butler

Under the hood of Cisco’s Tetration Analytics platform

Cisco’s entrance into the data center analytics market with the introduction of Tetration is the culmination of two years worth of wrangling various open source projects and developing proprietary algorithms in the areas of big data, streaming analytics and machine learning.

Cisco ACI and VMware NSX kumbaya?

Comments by Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins last week that the networking giant is open to collaborations with VMware in virtual networking raise the question: Just how would Cisco's ACI and VMware's NSX platforms could work together?

Top 30 AWS cloud services

Amazon Web Services consultancy 2nd Watch this week released the findings of an analysis of 100,000 public cloud instances to determine the 30 most popular services being used

BMW’s vision for a world of connected cars

The conversion of the Internet of Things with the automotive industry will create world of cars that integrate with a connected home, drive themselves and are at your beck and call. This is the future, as outlined by BMW.

Where does IBM fit in the cloud market?

Recently released reports from two investment research firms call into question just exactly where IBM fits in the cloud computing market. Deutsche Bank says IBM has “no chance” of catching AWS; UBS calls IBM one of the “Big 4” in cloud

Cloud: Just what the doctor ordered

This week we've seen signs that two of the most security sensitive industries - health care and financial services - are warming to the idea of using cloud services.

Chicago bank finds public cloud ready for prime time

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago – which has $70 billion in assets – has undergone a two-year migration of its IT workloads into Amazon’s cloud, discounting the notion that the public IaaS is not ready for financial service customers.

Pivotal raises $253M led by Ford, Microsoft

Pivotal, the platform as a service company spun out from VMware and EMC three years ago, today announced plans to close a series C financing round worth $253 million led by Ford, Microsoft and its existing investors GE and its two parent companies.

Microsoft, Google sweeten cloud freebies

Microsoft and Google each this week increased incentives for joining their cloud platforms, highlighting the aggressive nature of this battle for market share. Microsoft will offer free Azure support while is Google expanding its program to give away Apps for customers of other vendors.

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