Oct2016

VMware: Was VMworld Barcelona a Swan Song or a Rally to Arms?

VMware’s VMworld conference season is now over. Its Barcelona shindig has just finished and everybody has flown home, is flying home, or is winding down on the beaches of the Catalonian coast pending the upcoming OpenStack summit. I did not attend …
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Oct2016

MS Ignite Roundup

Microsoft has just wrapped up its MS Ignite conference in Atlanta. MS Ignite, which morphed from Microsoft’s TechEd conference, is the conference at which Microsoft traditionally announces and GAs its newest products and delivers its technical strategy announcements. The latest conference has not been a disappointment. This year, as expected …
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Sep2016

IPO: Nutanix Has Set the Price and the Date

After many false dawns and rumors, Nutanix has finally set the price and date of its IPO on the Global NASDAQ exchange. Its initial offering is to be 14 million common class A stock and an initial price of between $11 …
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Sep2016

Is Oracle Cloud 2.0 a Weather System Too Late?

Last week was Oracle OpenWorld. It was held in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, which surprised me. I had thought it was closed for refurbishment, as this was the reason VMware had given for holding its annual US shindig in …
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Sep2016

It’s the Lead-Up to VMworld Barcelona

VMworld Las Vegas 2016 could not have come at a worse time for California-based VMware, just before the September 7 nuptials of its New England parent, EMC, and the Texan Dell. Many are saying, as usual, that the writing is on the wall for …
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