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Armed with $100M investment, OpenStack consultant Mirantis eyes an IPO

OpenStack consultancy Mirantis has raised a $100M funding round led by a cadre of venture capital firms and the company’s CEO says he hopes to take the company public in 2016.

Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.


Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid cloud with Azure-in-a-box

Microsoft introduces on-premises system designed to sync up with its Azure public cloud computing services to form hybrid clouds

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft adds CoreOS and Cloudera to its growing set of Azure services

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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on the impact of cloud and mobile

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on where the cloud is winning and where it isn’t. Plus, how mobile drives infrastructure demand.

3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan

Yoshitomo Imura, 28, was sentenced to 2 years as the court backed Japan's stiff gun controls

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New products of the week 10.20.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as CA and Microsoft.

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Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

Cloud providers, carriers and fast Wi-Fi users are all looking for fatter pipes

Snapchat rolling out non-'creepy' ads that still might get creepy

The company has a fair amount of data that could be used to target its ads

Neil Young's Pono music store has more than 600K songs 'ingested,' downloads are another matter

The hi-fi music upstart was promoted heavily this week at the Salesforce Dreamforce show

HP unveils cloud config manager

HP this week unveiled a network virtualization system for large enterprise and cloud providers designed to simplify network configuration.

Twitter Audio Cards let you play tunes while browsing

Users can listen to music, podcasts and other content directly in their timeline

Google misses forecasts, while cost per click also dips

Challenges in the mobile market continue to be a factor

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Hadoop Platform, Apps Represent $1 Trillion Opportunity

Hadoop will evolve into an invisible foundational data infrastructure technology this year, says Cloudera Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olson. Now's the time to focus on building applications on top of the platform, he says....

Q&A: Will.i.am dubs his Puls wearable a bracelet, not a smartwatch

Will.i.am, during an interview, explained the thinking behind his wearable device

Telco Systems lays groundwork for fewer management worries with virtual routers, firewalls

The company's platform lets service providers offer virtual router and firewalls

Open source startup targeting DevOps-defined networking

A software startup debuted this week proposing software-defined networking to Docker, the open source software for creating Linux application virtualization containers.

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5 tips for building a successful hybrid cloud

Companies are opting to mix the speed and flexibility of a public cloud with the security and control of a private cloud.

EMC to buy OpenStack cloud guru Cloudscaling

An EMC spokesperson this afternoon confirmed that the company will buy Cloudscaling, which builds clouds based on the OpenStack software.

Is there a point where a private cloud is cheaper than the public cloud?

A group of companies that sell products to build private clouds has determined a price point at which they claim it is less expensive to operate a private cloud compared to using Amazon Web Service’s IaaS public cloud.

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