Category: Cloud Industry

GitHub acquires Pull Panda to power up collaboration for software teams

GitHub acquires Pull Panda to power up collaboration for software teams

GitHub acquires Pull Panda to power up collaboration for software teams 1
GitHub has acquired Pull Panda Inc., a small startup that makes collaboration tools for software teams. The terms of the deal, which was announced today, aren’t being disclosed. It was most likely a small transaction: Pull Panda only launched about 18 months ago and its LinkedIn page lists founder Abi Noda as the sole employee. […]

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Cloud satellite solutions help tackle deforestation, wildfires and more

Cloud satellite solutions help tackle deforestation, wildfires and more

Cloud satellite solutions help tackle deforestation, wildfires and more 2
Satellites are used within a variety of private industries — like weather, communications and media — but satellites take an enormous amount of money, contracts with ground station providers, and data management capabilities. In the past, this has made the satellite industry limited only to those who can manage all of those moving parts and […]

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Alibaba reportedly files for Hong Kong listing that could raise up to $20B

Alibaba reportedly files for Hong Kong listing that could raise up to $20B

Alibaba reportedly files for Hong Kong listing that could raise up to $20B 3
China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has filed for an initial public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange that could launch as soon as the third quarter of this year. Bloomberg and Reuters today reported that “people familiar with the matter” said the company hopes to raise up to $20 billion from the listing. […]

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VMware to acquire Avi Networks to make data centers cloudier

VMware to acquire Avi Networks to make data centers cloudier

VMware to acquire Avi Networks to make data centers cloudier 4
In a continuing bid to help data centers become more cloudlike, VMware Inc. today said it plans to acquire Avi Networks Inc. for an undisclosed price. Avi provides application delivery services to large enterprises such as Deutschebank, Cisco Systems Inc. and Adobe Systems Inc. what it calls a multicloud fabric, in particular helping balance application loads across […]

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NetBrain aims to ease enterprise network automation fears with just-in-time platform

NetBrain aims to ease enterprise network automation fears with just-in-time platform

NetBrain aims to ease enterprise network automation fears with just-in-time platform 5
Cisco Systems Inc. offers a prestigious exam for international expert-level networking certification called the CCIE. Not everyone passes. Those who fail the exam don’t usually start their own companies as a result. But not everyone is Lingping Gao (pictured), chief executive officer and chairman of  network automation company NetBrain Technologies Inc. Gao failed the CCIE […]

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Cisco fellow offers perspective on driving consistency for the multicloud journey

Cisco fellow offers perspective on driving consistency for the multicloud journey

Cisco fellow offers perspective on driving consistency for the multicloud journey 6
A visit to the website for Cisco Systems Inc. reveals specific products tailored for a multicloud approach. There are tools like Meraki vMX and SD-WAN vEdge for connectivity, Cloudlock for protection, and AppDynamics or CloudCenter Suite for application deployment. Yet, the underlying message surrounding Cisco’s multicloud strategy is to deliver a consistent set of tools […]

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Veeam’s partnership with Cisco is paying dividends on both sides

Veeam’s partnership with Cisco is paying dividends on both sides

Veeam’s partnership with Cisco is paying dividends on both sides 8
Nearly two years ago, Veeam Software Inc.’s Availability solutions were added to Cisco Systems Inc.’s Global Price List. It looks like it’s turned out to be a pretty good deal for both companies. Veeam is generating nearly two transactions every three days from the Cisco reseller arrangement, according to Danny Allan (pictured), vice president of […]

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State and local agencies get over their cloud growing pains

State and local agencies get over their cloud growing pains

State and local agencies get over their cloud growing pains 9
The public cloud is increasingly becoming safe for public-sector entities. The U.S. Department of Defense has joined the Central Intelligence Agency to entrust some of the most-sensitive data on earth to cloud providers. With these two reassuring examples, state and local governments are also wading into cloud, but not without some growing pains. Amazon Web Services Inc.’s […]

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At AWS Public Sector Summit, Amazon braces for a changing cloud industry

At AWS Public Sector Summit, Amazon braces for a changing cloud industry

At AWS Public Sector Summit, Amazon braces for a changing cloud industry 10
Public clouds are coming into the core technology infrastructures of government agencies everywhere. By the same token, governments around the world are intensifying their scrutiny of public cloud providers and other large providers of internet-based business and consumer services. At its latest public sector summit this week in Washington D.C., Amazon Web Services Inc. clearly […]

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