When Sprint wanted to automate its server provisioning in the cloud, the difficult part wasn't in using the automation technologies themselves. Instead, according to a blog post by Chris Saunderson, program manager and lead architect for IT automation at Sprint Nextel, the hard part was changing people and matching them to new processes.
HP has been playing hard to take on competitors lately – Cisco is particularly in its cross hairs – and a recent blog post by Ahmad Zamer, HP Networking's senior global product marketing manager, shows that HP has at least managed to convince its customers of its message.
In four months Hewlett Packard will complete its much-publicized split, but not everyone is sticking around to see the event. Today the company announced that head of enterprise Bill Veghte will leave the company later this summer to pursue other opportunities.
Cloud Foundry Foundation has brought on another big name to help guide the fledgling organization's path and build a strong community of partners and developers. Fresh from Mozilla, Stormy Peters has joined the company to head up its developer relations efforts – a role similar to the one she held at her previous employer.
Arista expanded on its EOS network operating system by layering a new product on top of it to provide cloud-based software-defined networking to enterprises. Arista CloudVision is being touted as a turnkey cloud networking product, and it has has support from a variety of other vendors, including Microsoft, VMware, HP, Dell and Red Hat.
The idea of a standard container runtime and image format may not be far off. Docker and CoreOS, as well as practically everyone who's anyone in cloud, have teamed up to form a new Linux Foundation initiative.
As Microsoft prepares to roll out its Windows 10 operating system for PCs and tablets next month, HP is planning to launch an enterprise tablet running the OS in August.
When it comes to the infrastructure supporting clouds, Cisco is the leading vendor, at least in the public cloud space, according to a new report from Synergy Research Group.
HP is rolling out new low-cost collaboration products based on Intel Unite software. The new products, which include collaboration-centric PCs and a videoconferencing monitor, aim to provide cost-effective ways to collaborate and hold real-time meetings.
Cisco is delving deeper into OpenStack with the planned acquisition of Piston Cloud.