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Glitch Rewind wants to make version control easy for everyone

Glitch, the experimental web development sandbox for beginners created by Fog Creek, today updated its service with a version control tool designed to allow users to revert to previous versions of their code, without the need to learn an expansive and complicated system like Git.<p>The tool, called …

New in Intune: Enhanced app management control for iOS 9.3 and Samsung KNOX devices

Unwanted applications such as those preinstalled on some devices can be a cause of concern for customers managing corporate-owned devices. Also, some …

Backblaze takes on Amazon S3 with dirt-cheap data storage for developers

Amazon’s S3 storage service is popular among developers because it’s cheap, fast and highly available, but Backblaze might be about to shake that up for good.<p>The company, which is well known for unlimited file backup, has launched Backblaze B2 today to take on Amazon’s S3 service — at incredibly …

VMware vows holy grail for cloud

On Monday, VMware showed off technology that it says will move working computing jobs between private and public clouds provided all the clouds …

What Differentiates NAS from SAN?

When thinking of NAS in relation to SAN, it’s just hard to say one is better than the other any more. How does one quantify something like that as …

Amazon Cloud Drive now stores unlimited files for $60 per year

Amazon thinks it has a way to entice you away from the likes of Dropbox or Google Drive: real, honest-to-goodness unlimited internet storage. It just launched two Cloud Drive plans that let you upload as much as you like, with the primary difference being <i>what</i> you can upload without worrying about …

Google Launches Cloud Storage Nearline, A Low-Cost Storage Service For Cold Data

Google is launching a new cloud storage service today that has the potential to change how many companies, ranging from startups to enterprises, view online storage. With Google Cloud Storage Nearline, businesses can store the data they or their customers don’t frequently need to access (think …

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 - VMware vSphere Blog

It is with great pleasure and joy that I like to announce the official launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, one of VMware’s most innovative …

A cloud for every industry — real estate, health care, & beyond

Jonathan Bush and Todd Park didn’t mean to start a software revolution. They just wanted to get paid.<p>In 1997, the duo founded a birthing clinic in San Diego, with plans to franchise the model. Before long, things started to go wrong. Their company lacked a system to keep track of insurance claims. …

Real Estate

How Niche Cloud Providers Compete With AWS, Google And Microsoft

Last week I wrote about Rackspace’s pivot from a pure play IaaS vendor to a managed service provider. In the article I questioned how the smaller, niche IaaS providers could compete with the “big three” IaaS companies and whether playing the price war game was a losing choice. I spent this week …

Are virtual desktops the new battleground for cloud providers?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is as old as virtualization technology. VMware announced VDI alliance way back in 2006. While IaaS, PaaS and …

VMware doubles down on enterprise mobility with $1.5B buy of AirWatch

One way to prove you’re really into the mobile enterprise, is to spend over a billion on a mobile device management company. That’s what VMware(s …

VMware fires a massive volley against virtualization upstarts

SAN FRANCISCO — It has been a very good week for the virtualization giant VMware, as it drew a record-breaking 22,000 people to the Moscone Center for its lavish spectacle of a conference.<p>VMworld was the place to see and be seen for the information technology elite. It was also a hot ticket for …

VMware treads fine line with partners as it attempts tricky cloud transformation

With great progress often comes great pain. When a tech giant wants to break into new arenas, it often breaks other things as well. In this case, …

VMware Launches Network Hypervisor, Signaling Deeper Competition With Cisco

VMware announced its network virtualization platform today based upon its own internal technology with Nicira, which it acquired last year.<p>NSX is a network hypervisor that abstracts the server. It exposes virtual networks, but they have the capability to be programmed, similar to virtual machines. …

Here’s What Brick-And-Mortar Stores See When They Track You

Retailers are already able to track your movements and activities in the physical world like websites do on the Internet. Is that creepy? Decide for yourself.<p>In its guidelines for facial recognition technologies, the Federal Trade Commission paints a rather terrifying picture.<p>“Consider the example …

Exclusive: CloudPhysics seeks to nip VMware deployment issues in the bud

CloudPhysics should know a little something about the complexities of VMware (s vmw) deployments. Its CEO, John Blumenthal, is a VMware alum. And its …

OneNote for iOS: How does it stack up to Evernote?

Microsoft recently released an updated version of its OneNote note-taking app for iOS. As a long-term Evernote user, I took an admittedly skeptical …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

OwnCloud makes its enterprise file sync service even more enterprise-y

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Red Hat Launches Linux-Based OpenStack Platform, Targets VMware For Control Of The Data Center

Red Hat launched an enterprise Linux-based OpenStack platform today that provides a way to build out cloud services from either inside the data center or from a services provider.<p>Red Hat Enterprise Linux will integrate a vanilla version of OpenStack to create the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux …

Why SaaS fragmentation is giving rise to new markets

<i>This is a guest post by freelance writer Mark Boyd</i><p>Fragmentation between software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is beginning to affect the average business that has moved from server-based software to the cloud.<p>Christian Staples runs spa installation business Arctic Spas Utah, and uses eight SaaS …

VMware’s revolving door keeps on spinning

A week after VMware (s vmw) announced its top-priority Infrastructure-as-a-Service play, two more executives associated with de-emphasized …

Last week on Pro: a guide for the cloud curious and social at work (literally)

Following the epic, 3.5-hour long keynote at Google I/O this week, all eyes were on the Moscone Center as Google rolled out a series of new products, …

What Sets The Google Cloud Platform Apart From The Rest

There is a misperception about the new Google Cloud Platform that the company put into general availability last week at Google I/O. It’s not a brand new platform. It’s what Google has used for years. It is Google’s foundation. It is what makes Google, Google. And now it’s open for the first time …

Two Products for People Who Miss the Old Windows

The face of Windows 8 — the tablet-like, tile-based Start Screen that comes up every time you start a new PC — is nicely designed and works well on …

Apps

The week in cloud: the argument for lots of clouds; mobility rules; catching up with Dell

A RightScale survey released last week said bigger companies — those with more than 1,000 employees — are “slightly more likely” to claim cloud …

Fusion-io puts down $119M to pick up storage maker NexGen and add enterprise adoption

<i>This story was corrected at 6:28 p.m. PT to clarify Fusion-io’s plans for NexGen Storage. Fusion-io will not sell the NexGen appliances, CEO David</i> …

Space Monkey: Easy Cloud Storage in Your Very Own Home

I have a confession: I've never properly backed up my computer. Ever. Whether it was a cloud-based solution or a local NAS, the upload speeds were …