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VMware and AWS bring hybrid partnership to Europe

VMware Cloud is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Europe, meaning businesses can take advantage of locally-hosted services to migrate their cloud services and hybrid cloud deployments. The two companies explained this will speed up the process of migrating and deploying workloads, as well as having obvious benefits for industries requiring locally-hosted infrastructure. …

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MapR CEO John Schroeder: ‘We’re still in big data’s early innings’

MapR Technologies Inc. was one of the three high-profile startups —  along with Cloudera Inc. and Hortonworks Inc. — to burst upon the scene during the feeding frenzy a few years ago around Hadoop, the open-source big-data software framework. Like its counterparts, the company originally focused on integrating and extending components in the Hadoop ecosystem. …

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Open source XenServer project is go after crushing crowdcash call

XCP-ng, the effort to revive an open source version of XenServer, will go ahead after crushing its crowdfunding campaign. The project’s Kickstarter sought €6,000 but ended up with €38,531 from crowdfunding contributors. Project founder Olivier Lambert wrote to backers with news that their donations, plus more money from as-yet-un-named sponsors, brought the total fundraising effort …

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VMware’s GM for networking and security jumps to Google

Jeff Jennings, VMware’s senior veep and general manager for security and networking has left the company to join Google. Jennings was a 20-year VMware veteran and had been entrusted with VMware’s hottest growth business, networking. VMware also sees a great future for its security business, with the hypervisor-native App Defense thought to be one of …

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The data lake continues to grow deeper and wider in the cloud era

The past 15 years have seen tremendous developments and enterprise adoption in the world of big data and analytics. Starting with Hadoop at early adopters like Yahoo! and Facebook, this platform provided a robust and scalable starting point for these modern big data initiatives. Although the term didn’t exist at the time, these companies were …

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