Even Google’s (GOOG) bad days still are pretty good. The mega-colossus search, advertising, cloud and hardware vendor missed Wall Street estimates on Q1 2014 revenue and earnings, posting a 19 percent sales uptick to $15.42 billion along with $3.45 billion in earnings.
Just in time for the release of Icehouse, the latest and greatest version of the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, Dell and Red Hat (RHT) have partnered to deliver new private cloud OpenStack deployment solutions for the enterprise. They have also expanded their collaboration on all types of cloud solutions, public, private and hybrid through development of a new OpenShift PaaS product.Content Classification: Curated
LG is readying a new mobile processor worthy of the gods with the official confirmation that the Korean electronics manufacturer is indeed prepping a new mobile chip for its upcoming smart devices.Content Classification: Curated
Google (GOOG) is getting ready to launch its first modular smartphone in a big way, with the company announcing that consumers will be able to order its new phone as early as January 2015. The phone chassis is expected to retail for just $50 when it launches next year, according to CNET.Content Classification: Curated
Are SSD storage, gobs of memory and more CPU power enough for a smaller player in the cloud computing industry to unseat the likes of Rackspace (RAX) and Amazon Web Services? Linode, the hosting provider previously known for its Linux-based virtual personal server (VPS) offerings, thinks so, and has announced a $45 million investment to overhaul its cloud services toward this end.Content Classification: Curated
VMware (VMW) and security solutions provider Trend Micro are partnering to give Horizon 6 users new methods for protecting their enterprise data with the announcement of four different secure end user computing solutions.Content Classification: Curated
Despite the marketplace’s continuing tepid takeup of Windows 8, Microsoft (MSFT) OS chief Terry Myerson recently said the vendor has no intention of walking away from the desktop or touch input, as both are central to the vendor’s blueprint going forward.Content Classification: Curated
Synnex has begun offering a compact unified communications (UC) solution for small businesses that incorporates technology from partners Lenovo and Avaya. The offering, which has been optimized for 50 or fewer users, embeds Avaya IP Office Server Edition software in the Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny Desktop, delivering all the features of IP Office at a reduced price and with a smaller hardware footprint, according to the distributor.Content Classification: Curated
Are desktop PCs dead as disco? Maybe not yet—at least, not according to our readers, who believe the desktop PC market still has some life in it.
Happy Thursday! It’s time for the Channel Partner Program Roundup, our weekly look at what’s happening in channel partner land. This week, as we keep an eye out for Peter Cottontail, we’re also looking at news from VMware, Nexenta and Voxox, so grab your basket and let’s find those Easter eggs.Content Classification: Curated
Imagine for a moment that you’re shopping for a new car. You go to the dealership, test drive a few of the new models available, experience each vehicle’s unique features and, eventually, pick the one that best suits your needs.
ownCloud, the open source platform for deploying cloud services using internal enterprise infrastructure, said it can scale just as well as traditional public cloud environments, while keeping data much more private. That's the company's conclusion based on testing results of ownCloud running on Red Hat Storage, which are on display at this week's Red Hat Summit.Content Classification: Curated
Backup and disaster recovery (BDR) provider Paragon Software has kicked off a new channel initiative to drive demand, tidy up sales cycles and build profits for partners selling its product lineup.Content Classification: Curated
Independent security research firm Ponemon Institute has released the details of a new study that found 65 percent of respondents had experienced SQL injection attacks that had successfully evaded perimeter defenses within the past 12 months. The news is especially alarming given the recent discovery of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, which is estimated to have affected more than two thirds of the internet.The Ponemon Institute found that SQL injection attacks were prevalent among the 595 IT security practitioners in the U.S. Content Classification: Curated
In the year since taking over Intel’s (INTC) helm, chief Brian Krzanich has talked a mobile blue streak, pledging to speed up mobile processor development, open the vendor’s plants to other mobile processor makers, bake Braswell into Chromebooks and ship 40 million tablet SOCs in 2014.Content Classification: Curated
Canada’s Revenue Agency (CRA) tax collection arm is blaming hackers exploiting the Heartbleed security vulnerability for stealing confidential data on 900 people, in perhaps the first known report of a large organization victimized by the OpenSSL flaw.Content Classification: Curated