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Data Center Infrastructure Market Growth Lags, Public Cloud Flourishes: Synergy Research Group

Synergy Research Group’s new Q2 data shows that the quarterly spending on overall data center hardware and software has grown by only 5% in the last 2 years, while spending on the public cloud portion of the same has grown by 35%. The spending on traditional, non-cloud data hardware and software has also decreased by 18%. But private cloud infrastructure market has grown, though less compared to public cloud. The total revenues of data center infrastructure equipment (cloud & non-cloud hardware and software), in the second quarter were over $30 billion, of which 30% accounted for public cloud infrastructure. Operating Systems, networking, servers, storage and virtualization software accounted for 96% of the overall data center infrastructure market, with the remaining being compr...

Cisco launches cloud-based database management-as-a-service for its UCS and HyperFlex customers 

Cisco recently announced the launch of its cloud – based management platform – Cisco Intersight, for its UCS (Unified Computing System) and HyperFlex Systems. With this, the company aims to present new ways of systems management. Cisco Intersight will solve the challenges that customers face due to more and more distributed applications and data; mobility and IoT demanding computing beyond data center capabilities; and the fact that the traditional IT models to manage systems are insufficient to meet the complexities, scale and velocity demanded by the modern IT. With decreasing server sales growth, the move seems to be an effort by the company to make its hyper-converged infrastructure offerings – UCS and Hyperflex, more attractive by simplifying its data center management. As per a...

Cisco to begin Early Field Trials of AVE to extend ACI to Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google

Cisco had recently announced its plans of extending Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) – its Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution, to the public cloud – Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google. This will allow quick innovation and digital transformation as enterprises will get to access ACI anywhere along with the flexibility of running their applications across their private and chosen public cloud, while maintaining constant network policies along complete multi-cloud domain. ACI helps in reducing data center complexities by providing hardware and software capabilities jointly via one environment. Approximately 4,000 customers of Cisco are currently using ACI platform. In the wake of this development, Cisco made another announcement of commencing Early Field Trials (EFT) of its...

Despite revenue decline, Cisco fights back with new acquisition and plans for product extensions

Cisco Systems Inc. recently announced its intent to buy Springpath Inc, leading hyperconvergence software provider for $320 Million in cash. The decision came few days after the computer networking giant announced its fourth quarter earnings report of a declining revenue base. Total revenue was down 4% recorded at $12.41 billion. The revenue from many of its products was considerably low (5% down). The primary products revenue was down in the fourth quarter, while services saw an increase by 1%. Security and wireless offerings recorded 3% and 5% upsurge. While other revenue sources were all in the decline, including switching and routing (9% down year-over-year). Reportedly, analysts said that they don’t expect much improvement to the business in coming quarters, but the company can perfor...

ZNetLive To Add Hybrid Cloud Solution Based on Microsoft Azure Stack to Its Product Portfolio

Hybrid Cloud based on Azure Stack Solution to help users flexibly deploy, manage and migrate workloads while retaining full control across complete cloud environment via client portal. ZNetLive – a leading web hosting and cloud services provider, announced its plan to expand its product portfolio to include Microsoft Azure Stack-based Hybrid Cloud Solution to help users get proficient computing capabilities with increased productivity at reduced operational costs. The Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud solution expected to be made commercially available by early Q3 this year, will provide users with single vendor support for Azure Stack and Azure public cloud. The solution encompasses Azure’s storage, geo-presence and flexible capacity to enable an organization’s expansion on a global level. T...

“Tandem Comes With a Lot of Perks That Most Reseller Programs Don’t” – Dan Ushman, SingleHop

There is a lot to like about hosted IT infrastructure and Cloud computing provider SingleHop. Everything about the company – be it their extremely transparent SLA, automated deployment system, proprietary control panel LEAP, white-label partner programs, or the extensive detail in which the customer service & tech support system is listed on their website with multiple guarantees about the quality of services – is assured, innovative and fresh. We talked to Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop, about some new developments at the company this year (EU Data Center, Enterprise Private Cloud), LEAP, Tandem and the much known ‘Bill of Rights’ SLA. The idea behind LEAP is that you can deploy and manage any kind of infrastructure in any data center anytime through...

IBM Closes SoftLayer Acquisition; Partners With Flow to Provide Real Time Integrated Data Solutions

IBM has completed the acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies for an undisclosed amount. IBM entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer a month back in a bid to  strengthen its  position in cloud computing. IBM has also announced that Flow, Inc will now stream its real-time data analytics based on IBM SmartCloud and the SoftLayer technology platform. IBM plans to provide clients with real-time integrated solutions based on Flow, the  SoftLayer technology and IBM SmartCloud, which will enable them to  send and receive data from any mobile device that is integrated with enterprise data, thereby enabling the collaboration essential to a Social Business. We were delighted to learn that IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer has been finalized. Real-time performance is at the heart of our v...

Softchoice to Offer VMware vCloud Hybrid Services Across the United States and Canada

North American solutions company Softchoice yesterday announced that it plans to  begin offering VMware vCloud Hybrid Service across the United States and Canada. vCloud is an ideal fit with our focus on providing clients with a number of cloud-ready solutions. Hybrid cloud solutions like this are making it simpler, more cost-effective and less risky for organizations to enhance the performance of their business through the cloud. – David MacDonald, CEO, Softchoice. The new service offering is aimed at providing clients with a common platform that spans private and public clouds, thereby enabling organizations to scale their IT infrastructure dynamically using the VMware management tools and infrastructure. Softchoice Solution Architects and Professional Services engineers will assist clie...

Newly Launched CloudSigma 2.0 Features Private Patching, SSD Storage System & Advanced CPU Options

Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider CloudSigma today launched CloudSigma 2.0, a next-generation public cloud that enables high-performance hybrid environments. Some of the salient features of ClodSigma 2.0 are: CloudSigma 2.0 is a true benchmark in IaaS capability. We have eliminated contention and bottlenecks, created a new level of interoperability and hybrid cloud integration, and broadened the user’s ability to customize their service, all while maintaining our open and transparent model. – Robert Jenkins, CEO and co-founder, CloudSigma. Direct private patch capability: CloudSigma 2.0 has a  transparent private patching capability that allows customers to connect their own infrastructure directly to the vLANS within CloudSigma’s public cloud, all exposed via the same subnet. This sign...

OnApp Cloud v3.1 Enables Service Providers to Include Dedicated Smart Servers Into the Cloud

Cloud services provider OnApp  yesterday announced OnApp Cloud v3.1, a new version of its flagship product OnApp Cloud that allows services providers to offer truly hybrid cloud services, utilizing smart and bare metal servers that can be managed with a single platform – OnApp control panel. With OnApp you can put workloads where it makes sense to put them – on bare metal, on a smart server or in a public or private cloud. You get a single pane of glass into the different services running across your infrastructure, and so do your customers. – Ditlev Bredahl, CEO, OnApp. OnApp Cloud v3.0 was rolled out earlier this year with an integrated SAN, global CDN and new support for VMware clouds. This new version adds cloud benefits to service providers’ legacy hosting offerings and enables ...

IBM Buys Cloud-Computing Firm SoftLayer; Forms New Cloud Services Division

IBM  is  buying SoftLayer for an undisclosed amount in a bid to  strengthen its  position in cloud computing. The acquisition is expected to close  following customary closing conditions including regulatory clearances by Q3 of 2013. While IBM enjoys a dominant position with the enterprises and government in the cloud computing market, its spread among the SMBs is  weak when compared to Amazon.com. This acquisition will help IBM build out its private and public cloud-based services  for a broader range of  clients, including SMBs. The speed and simpli