Aruba Networks announced on March 2, 2015, that it is to be acquired by HP for an equity transaction in the value of about three billion dollars. This is not a small amount, comprising cash and debt paydown of $2.7B.
My esteemed colleague and good friend Tom Howarth has posted about the recent FCC decision here in the US. Tom articulated an opening statement that is worth repeating: Continue reading Rebuttal: Barriers to Community Broadband Struck Down
On February 26 in a groundbreaking announcement, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreed in a 3 – 2 vote to recognize the rights of two southern US cities (Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wilson, North Carolina) to build their own publicly owned high-speed Internet networks in areas where incumbents had refused to invest in modern infrastructure to support high-speed broadband connectivity. Continue reading News: Barriers to Community Broadband Struck Down
Perhaps one of the most significant parts of the vSphere 6 announcement was not one of the many new features and capabilities of vSphere 6, but rather VMware’s announcement around the packaging of OpenStack with vSphere 6.
Right now, the three major public clouds (Amazon, Microsoft, and Google) seem all shiny and new, like many technologies seemed at some point in the past. Let’s see if we can learn from history and assess the risk of the public cloud’s becoming just another legacy platform.
We recently had the opportunity to work with a big data startup that was trying to figure out the most time-efficient and economically efficient way to start and run its business. The cloud vs. on-premises tradeoffs were illuminating.