Mirantis

Mirantis raises $100M, cashing in on OpenStack madness

Mirantis, one of the startups that sell distributions of OpenStack open-source cloud software, has capped off a seriously big Series B funding round totaling $100 million. The news from the startup, announced today in a statement, provides more proof that OpenStack could play a significant role in IT.

Building 42 on Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., campus, one of many buildings where company engineers work on the Microsoft Azure public cloud.

More open-source at Microsoft? You'd better believe it

REDMOND, Wash. — Following Microsoft’s announcement today about new partnerships with operating system startup CoreOS and big data company Cloudera, it’s clearer than it’s been in years the tech giant is committed to working with lots of partners and open-source technologies.

Microsoft's Scott Guthrie announced the Cloud Platform System, a hardware-software combination to run cloud applications, at a press event in San Francisco on Oct. 20.

Microsoft partners with Dell for cloud hardware & software

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft wants to do big cloud business in its own facilities, but it also wants to be in companies’ existing data centers. Today at the Microsoft Cloud Briefing event, the company pulled the trigger on a “cloud platform system” in partnership with Dell.

Salesforce.com chief executive Marc Benioff, right, with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at Salesforce's 2014 Dreamforce conference in San Francisco on Oct. 13.

The 5 kinds of customer success

I hope you didn’t miss the Salesforce.com Dreamforce keynote this week in San Francisco.

The Dreamforce '14 exhibition floor in San Francisco on Oct. 13.

Salesforce’s Wave has hit the analytics market. Now the real fun starts

At Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco on Monday, Marc Benioff unveiled his company’s much anticipated Wave Analytics Cloud product. Marketed as “analytics for everyone” with a focus on mobility and slick visualizations inspired by video games, Wave aims to bring more analytics to decision makers more quickly.

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Why you can't ignore the Open Compute Project any longer

If you’re in the data-center business, you’ve probably been following the Open Compute Project (OCP). And if you haven’t, you should. OCP is Facebook’s response to dealing with a server count that likely exceeds a million. Their innovations around scale and serviceability are simply too compelling to ignore.