Joyent, one of the original infrastructure clouds that set up about the same
time as Amazon Web Services but without Amazon’s giant fallback cushion,
restructured its cloud line Thursday, adding a bunch of new instances that
pretty much map to Amazon’s.
It also introduced reserved pricing plans.
One thing Joyent’s not changing, CEO Henry Wasik said emphatically, is the
company’s historical focus on high performance.
The company expects customers to discover that the new “pre-fabricated”
instances won’t cost more than Amazon’s and might even save them a buck
Joyent's Founder & CTO, Jason Hoffman, is speaking in June at Cloud Expo New
It figures its reconceived end-to-end elastic compute service will meet the
demands of customers of any size, from mobile start-ups to Fortune 50s,
offering more flexibility and price/performance control, while delivering an... (more)
Cloudscaling, the four-year old start-up that insists it's got the most
advanced OpenStack infrastructure system, has picked up a $10 million B round
from Trinity Ventures and two new investors, new strategic partners Juniper
Networks and Seagate.
It reportedly got a $4 million A round from Trinity in 2011.
In April Cloudscaling wheeled out its turnkey Open Cloud System (OCS) 2.5,
which it integrated with Juniper's virtual network control (VNC) technology,
JunosV Contrail, signaling their partnership.
The two now plan other joint networking solutions that would support a new
Intel’s new broom has begun to sweep, meaning its new CEO Brian Krzanich,
in office four days, started reorganizing the place reportedly to make the
old girl more focused and spry.
The one-time plant manager has taken direct control of the company’s chip
design unit, its fabled Architecture Group, which includes its PC client
group, mobile communications operation and data center unit, giving its old
boss Dadi Perlmutter the job of leading a so-called management transition
effort whose point is unclear.
Seems Perlmutter and Krazanich are going to have to figure out a future role ... (more)
It could have been worse.
HP posted its Q2 results Wednesday when the market closed and came in with
earnings down 32% on an adjusted bottom line that beat Wall Street’s
All its geographies and all its product units punked out but the company
claimed to be executing to plan and it did generate $3.6 billion in cash flow
from operations, up 44%.
Dell’s profits last week cratered 79% after it cut prices to maintain
market share. HP CEO Meg Whitman said that might work for a company going
private but HP would buckle at the knees if that happened in its shop.
HP ... (more)
After trashing its public OpenStack cloud efforts Monday in favor of
reselling third-party widgetry – and reportedly canning workers in the
300-man group according to TechCrunch – Dell folk who are left were anxious
to say that Dell is still in the private OpenStack game, pointing to another
press release put out Monday saying that Dell will enable Microsoft’s
Windows Server Hyper-V as a viable hypervisor on the OpenStack cloud
The press release says it’ll be the first instance of a leading technology
vendor enabling Hyper-V on OpenStack for private clouds, giving cust... (more)