The top news stories for May 22, 2015.
From the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, the Cloud Foundry Foundation gained additional support from vendors through the announcement of new solutions and services based on the open source platform-as-a-service software. Five months after the foundation was formed, it now has more than 40 and end-user organizations as members.
Businesses are still far behind the technologies' capabilities in their understanding of what can be done, but they're finally beginning to race and catch up. Expect vendors to get more aggressive with their innovations and to increasingly trend towards ever faster, smarter and more business-user-friendly products and services.
HP launched the Community Editions of its StormRunner Load and LoadRunner performance engineering software products on Microsoft Azure, bringing its performance testing tools to the number two infrastructure-as-a-service offering.
In an apparent move to counter HP's purchase of Aruba, Dell and Aerohive Networks have reached an agreement under which Dell will resell Aerohive's cloud managed Wi-Fi and mobility products alongside other Dell products.
Building on a recent accord to offer Office 365 as an HP service, HP is adding Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite to its mobility services portfolio.
Last week, reports indicated that HP saw the light--or lack of it--and planned to exit the public cloud market. Of course, it's not true.
An HP cloud executive has come to the realization that the company is drifting paddle-free, so to speak, when it comes to the public cloud.
HP announced HP Explore 5.0, a major upgrade for its Voice of Customer analytics platform for contact centers. Highlights include an expanded analytics toolkit, improved speech analytics and integration with indirect content such as social media.
HP is expanding its Helion product portfolio again, this time with a new fully-configured OpenStack- and Cloud Foundry-based private cloud. Dubbed HP Helion Rack, the cloud is clearly aimed at the next generation of internal service providers; in other words, dev, test and ops teams.