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Ubuntu 19.04 'Disco Dingo' Released

Canonical today announced the release of Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo." With Linux 5.0 and GNOME 3.32, Disco Dingo features performance improvements and visual tweaks. Whether or not you upgrade, Disco Dingo lays the groundwork for future long term support releases of Ubuntu. From a report: Keep in mind, version 19.04 is not LTS (Long Term Support), meaning it is only supported until January 2020. "Ubuntu 19.04 introduces GNOME 3.32 with higher frame rates, smoother startup animations, quicker icon...
Tags: Tech, Vmware, Wayland Installing Ubuntu


Experts say that new CEO Thomas Kurian's Oracle-like playbook could cause a 'culture clash' at Google Cloud — and that could be a good thing (GOOGL, GOOG)

Analysts say that Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian's plan to emphasize sales and partnerships could lead to a "culture clash" with the search giant's more engineering-focused culture.  However, Google Cloud might come out of it stronger than ever:Although Google Cloud may have advanced technology, it needs a stronger enterprise sales program to catch up to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, say experts. Diane Greene, Kurian's predecessor, helped set the tone for Google Cloud to become mo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Bloomberg, Everest, Larry Ellison, Gartner, Aws, Wall Street Journal, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Cto, Forrester, Diane Greene


The CEO of DigitalOcean explains how its 'cult following' helped it grow a $225 million business even under the shadow of Amazon Web Services (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG)

Mark Templeton became CEO of cloud computing startup DigitalOcean last June, replacing co-founder Ben Uretsky in the role.  DigitalOcean is a relatively small, venture-backed alternative to mega-clouds like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The company tells us it's on an annualized run rate (ARR) of $225 million. Before DigitalOcean, Templeton spent over two decades at Citrix, where he helped scale it to a company with over $3 billion in revenue. Templeton shares four secrets that draw...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Microsoft, North Korea, Trends, Andreessen Horowitz, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Digitalocean, Ben Uretsky, Cto, Citrix, Kim Jong, EBITDA, Templeton


Google Cloud makes some strong moves to differentiate itself from AWS and Microsoft

Google Cloud held its annual customer conference, Google Cloud Next, this week in San Francisco. It had a couple of purposes. For starters it could introduce customers to new CEO Thomas Kurian for the first time since his hiring at the end of last year. And secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it could demonstrate that it could offer a value proposition that is distinct from AWS and Microsoft. Kurian’s predecessor, Diane Greene, was fond of saying that it was still early days for the cloud ma...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Aws, Google Maps, Vmware, Google Cloud Platform, Diane Greene, Greene, Frederic Lardinois, Google Cloud, Kurian, GCP


An inside look at Digital Asset, the blockchain company that's shifting strategies as Wall Street loses interest in the technology

Blockchain company Digital Asset has plans to expand beyond its distributed-ledger technology roots. The fintech said there is interest in using DAML, its program language for developing so-called 'smart contracts', outside of blockchain projects and in traditional databases. Digital Asset continues to work with blockchain projects as well. On Thursday it announced a partnership with VMware's blockchain initiative. The news comes less than four months after Blythe Masters, one of the biggest n...
Tags: US, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Aston Martin, Vmware, Business Insider, Jpmorgan, Blythe, Australian Securities Exchange, Lagonda, Digital Asset, Blythe Masters, JPMorgan Citi, KFIR, Chris Clason Digital Asset, Clason


Google’s hybrid cloud platform is coming to AWS and Azure

Google’s Cloud Services Platform for managing hybrid clouds that span on-premise data centers and the Google cloud, is coming out of beta today. The company is also changing the product’s name to Anthos, a name that either refers to a lost Greek tragedy, the name of an obscure god in the Marvel universe, or rosemary. That by itself would be interesting but minor news. What makes this interesting is that Google also today announced that Anthos will run on third-party clouds as well, including ...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Azure, Tech, Cisco, Aws, Dell, Containers, Vmware, Kubernetes, Robin, Urs Hölzle, Google Cloud, Hybrid Cloud


Reveal Biosciences Gets Intel’s Backing on “AI-Powered” Pathology

A 25-person startup developing advanced computing tools to speed up pathology work has raised its first institutional financing from a group of investors led by Intel Capital, the corporate investment arm of the chipmaker.The San Diego-based company, Reveal Biosciences, is among 14 early-stage companies with business plans that include artificial intelligence, a catchall term for a wide range of “intelligent” computer programs, that the tech giant recently selected to back.Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) ...
Tags: Startups, Trends, Tech, Intel, San Diego, INTC, Biotech, CVC, Broadcom, Vmware, Intel Capital, Red Hat, Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Intel NASDAQ, National blog main


Linux developer abandons VMware lawsuit

For over 10 years, VMware was accused of illegally using Linux code in its VMware ESX bare-metal virtual machine hypervisor. After a German court dismissed the case, the Linux programmer behind the lawsuit has called it a day.
Tags: Linux, Vmware


Densify announces new tool to optimize container management in the cloud

Densify, a Toronto company that helps customers optimize their cloud resources to control usage and spending, announced a new tool today specifically designed to optimize container usage in the cloud. Company CEO Gerry Smith, says that as containerization proliferates, it’s getting more difficult to track and control cloud infrastructure resource usage as software development and deployment happens with increasing speed. “The whole basis upon which people buy and use cloud and container resource...
Tags: Cloud, London, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Toronto, Tech, Melbourne, Smith, Containers, Vmware, Kubernetes, Gerry Smith, Densify, Cloud Optimization


VMware emits security alerts, Planet Hollywood chain hacked, SWAT death caller gets 20 years in clink, and more

A quick summary of infosec news to start your week Roundup Last week we saw someone admit hoarding NSA documents, a Huawei patch bungle, and an axe looming for DXC security employees.…
Tags: Nsa, Software, Huawei, Vmware, Planet Hollywood, SWAT


How IBM is Rethinking its Data Protection Line-Up

Following up on my take on the evolution of product and strategy of companies like Cohesity and NetApp, today I’d like to talk about IBM and its new data protection solution Spectrum Data Protect Plus. IBM AND ITS DATA PROTECTION LINE-UP In short, not too long ago IBM changed the names of all its storage products. I totally understand why they did it and it makes a lot of sense from a marketing point of view, but it is still confusing for people like myself that were familiar with the products...
Tags: Seo, Backup, Ibm, Vmware, Veeam, TSM, IBM Spectrum Data Protect Plus, IBM TSM, Data Protect Plus


Hackers conquer Tesla’s in-car web browser and win a Model 3

A pair of security researchers dominated Pwn2Own, the annual high-profile hacking contest, taking home $375,000 in prizes including a Tesla Model 3 — their reward for successfully exposing a vulnerability in the electric vehicle’s infotainment system. Tesla handed over its new Model 3 sedan to Pwn2Own this year, the first time a car has been included in the competition. Pwn2Own is in its 12th year and run by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative. ZDI has awarded more than $4 million over the life...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Transportation, Microsoft, Tech, Tesla, Web Browsers, Software, Automotive, Vancouver, Oracle, Vmware, Trend Micro, Computer Security, Bounty


VMware CEO says Cisco's networking software is like 'a bicycle' compared to his 'Lamborghini' as they fight for cloud dominance (VMW, CSCO, AMZN)

VMware and Cisco's rivalry is as fierce as ever, as both companies fight to stay relevant while their customers ditch old-fashioned tech for the cloud. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger couldn't help but throw some shade at Cisco in a recent interview, calling its software a "bicycle" compared to VMware's "lamborghini."  Years ago, VMware and its then-parent company EMC were best buddies with Cisco. They even sold their products together in a joint venture that did about $2 billion a year, we reported...
Tags: Amazon, Utah, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Cisco, Bill, Oprah, Amazon Web Services, EMC, Vmware, ACI, Pat Gelsinger, CRN, NSX, Nicira


Bless. It's VMware and Dell EMC's first jointly engineered hybrid cloud infrastructure solution

Cloud Foundation makes debut on Dell EMC VxRail systems VMware's Cloud Foundation hybrid cloud stack has hit version 3.7 and is available from April as a component of a pre-built private cloud appliance running on Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) kit.…
Tags: Software, Vmware, Hci, Dell EMC, Cloud Foundation


Atlassian's first head of technical teams explains why he couldn't pass up the opportunity to join the $26.9 billion company, even if it meant uprooting to Australia (TEAM)

In January, Atlassian hired its first head of technical teams Noah Wasmer, who joins Atlassian from VMware. As the vice president of product and head of technical teams, Wasmer will head Atlassian's software and IT products, including Jira, Bitbucket, Opsgenie, Jira Service Desk, and Statuspage. Business Insider spoke with Wasmer on how he got to Atlassian and what it's like uprooting to Australia. For years, Noah Wasmer worked in the Silicon Valley tech scene before moving to Atlanta. But n...
Tags: Google, Australia, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Tesla, Sydney, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Pacific, Atlassian, Vmware, Ocean Beach, Sydney Australia, Mike Cannon Brookes, Scott Farquhar


Tetrate nets $12.5 million to bring microservices to the corporate masses

Tetrate, a company bringing commercial services and support to the open source projects –Istio and Envoy — providing network management functions for the microservices that make up modern mobile applications, has launched with $12.5 million in new financing. The company, founded by top engineers at Google who started the Istio project, raised its initial financing from a slew of institutions and big names in enterprise software including Pankaj Patel, Former Chief Development Officer at Cisco...
Tags: Google, TC, Lyft, Cloud Computing, Samsung, Tech, Cisco, Ceo, Engineer, Companies, Computing, Ibm, WeWork, Vmware, Cto, Intel Capital


A CEO is calling out Amazon Web Services for encroaching on his company's turf — and some experts are supporting Amazon (ESTC, AMZN)

Earlier this week, Amazon Web Services announced Open Distro for Elasticsearch — its own version of Elasticsearch, an open source software project created by publicly-traded software company Elastic. On Tuesday, Elastic CEO Shay Banon wrote a blog post in response to Amazon, taking it to task for what it sees as co-opting the Elasticsearch brand and community for its new project. Open source software insiders we spoke to have mixed feelings about this episode: Some say that Amazon is purpose...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Netflix, Aws, Villa, Amazon Web Services, Expedia, Vmware, Cto, Bitnami, Gitlab, Jacks, Elasticsearch, Amazon Amazon, Banon


VMware Touts Dismissal of Linux GPL Lawsuit

"For over a decade, VMware has been accused of illegally using Linux code in its VMware ESX bare-metal virtual machine hypervisor," reports ZDNet, adding that "A German court has dismissed the case, but the struggle may not be over." VMware stood accused of illegally using Linux code in its flagship VMware ESX bare-metal virtual machine (VM) hypervisor... In 2011, the Software Freedom Conservancy, a non-profit organization that promotes open-source software, discovered that VMware had failed to...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Hamburg, Vmware, GPL, Karen Sandler, Zdnet, Christoph, Software Freedom Conservancy, Hellwig, Helwig, VMware Touts Dismissal of Linux GPL, Christoph -RSB- Hellweg


The CEO of $69 billion VMware explains how it's going after a whole new customer as it pushes into cybersecurity (VMW)

At the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco, VMware announced a new service-defined firewall that helps customers secure their software no matter where or how it's hosted. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger tells us that it's part of the $69 billion company's push into cybersecurity.  The challenge for VMware: Bridging the world of IT admins and developers, where it's seen the most success, with the very different world of cybersecurity.  Gelsinger says that the solution is to provide products,...
Tags: Amazon, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Vmware, Palo Alto Networks, El Chapo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Pat Gelsinger, CISO, Gelsinger, VMware Service


Okta to acquire workflow automation startup Azuqua for $52.5M

During its earnings report yesterday afternoon, Okta announced it intends to acquire Azuqua, a Bellevue, Washington workflow automation startup for $52.5 million. In a blog post announcing the news, Okta co-founder and COO Frederic Kerrest saw the combining of the two companies as a way to move smoothly between applications in a complex workflow without having to constantly present your credentials. “With Okta and Azuqua, IT teams will be able to use pre-built connectors and logic to create s...
Tags: Security, Startups, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Okta, Identity Management, San Francisco, Tech, Bellevue, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Northwest, Vmware, Exit, Bellevue Washington


Boston Tech Watch: .406, Circle, Haven, Shift, LinkSquares & More

The Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan-led healthcare moonshot has a name. The venture capital dollars continued to roll in for A.I. startups. The Akamai-Janrain deal was pegged at $125 million. And a local VC firm is reloading for a new fund. Read on for more of this week’s Boston technology and innovation news.—Shift Technology, a fraud detection technology startup serving the insurance industry, raised $60 million in a new Series C funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Previo...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Boston, Trends, Insurance, Tech, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Mit, Harvard, Unemployment, Paris, Fundraising, Cambridge, Deal, Carbonite


VC-backed Rubrik taps Shirk as CRO

Rubrik, a cloud data management company, has named Brett Shirk as chief revenue officer. Previously, he worked at VMware where he was senior vice president and general manager of the Americas. Rubrik is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures and IVP. PRESS RELEASE PALO ALTO, Calif., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced the appointment of Brett Shirk as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer. In his ...
Tags: Trends, People, United States, Symantec, Great Lakes, Latin America, Rubrik, Bain Capital Ventures, Vmware, Brett, Veritas Technologies, Rubrik Rubrik, Peter McGoff, Brett Shirk, Americas Rubrik, Rubrik the Cloud Data Management Company


VMware Linux lawsuit moves closer to a resolution

For over a decade, VMware has been accused of illegally using Linux code in its VMware ESX bare-metal virtual machine hypervisor. A German court has dismissed the case, but the struggle may not be over.
Tags: Linux, Vmware, VMware Linux


This San Francisco startup gives employees five 'inner work days' a year to stay home and self-reflect

BetterUp— a San Francisco-based startup that connects professional coaches with those seeking career advice — has been giving their employees five days off to work on themselves. Dubbed "inner work days," these five days a year are meant to give employees dedicated time for self-reflection.  "Most of the work we do in our life is outside of us," BetterUp co-founder and CEO Alexi Robichaux told Business Insider. "But part of being a professional, especially in the creative economy, is like, we ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Instagram, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Pacific Northwest, Vmware, Business Insider, Bay Area, Jimenez, San Francisco s Ocean Beach, Robichaux


Exploit Vendor Zerodium Announces Big Rewards For Cloud Zero-Days

Exploit vendor Zerodium said today it would pay up to $500,000 for zero-days in popular cloud products and services such as Microsoft's Hyper-V and (Dell) VMware's vSphere. From a report: Both Hyper-V and vSphere are what experts call virtualization software, also called hypervisors -- software that lets a single "host" server create and run one or more virtual "guest" operating systems. Virtualization software is often found in cloud-powered data centers. Hyper-V is the technology at the core o...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Washington Dc, Dell, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Zerodium


3 years after launching their first product, these former Cisco execs have sold their startup to Juniper for $405 million (CSCO, JNPR)

Juniper Networks is buying a startup called Mist Systems for $405 million — less than three years after Mist launched its first product. Mist makes what it calls the first artificially intelligent WiFi system for businesses.  Juniper is paying big bucks for Mist, but it gains a lot for the money: Mist was founded by two executives that helped build Cisco into a giant in the WiFi industry. Juniper Networks on Monday announced that it plans to buy Mist Systems for $405 million. Mist makes what ...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Cisco, Juniper, Bob, Mist, Vmware, Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems, Lightspeed, Meraki, Norwest, PitchBook, Sujai Hajela


Microsoft is seriously closing the gap with Amazon in the cloud wars, according to a survey of IT professionals (AMZN, MSFT)

According to Flexera's RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud Report , Microsoft Azure is closing the gap in market adoption with Amazon Web Services. Within the past year, adoption of Microsoft Azure grew from 45% to 52% among survey respondents, while AWS is now used by 61% of companies surveyed, the study found.  Most companies have a multi-cloud strategy, using an average of five public and private clouds, so companies may choose to use both Microsoft Azure and AWS, the report finds. Amaz...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Microsoft Azure, Flexera, Google Cloud, AMZN MSFT, Microsoft Amazon Web Services


19 open source software-related startups that will blow up in 2019, according to VCs

We asked several venture capital investors to tell us which commercial open source startups will boom in 2019. These startups make some of their software available as open source, which means that anyone can use, download or modify the code for free. Open source software is quickly becoming popular among developers and companies, so we asked these investors to name the startups they're excited about, from seed startups to ones that may make an exit soon. Last year, open source-centric softwar...
Tags: Trends, Hortonworks, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Anderson, Databricks, Bain Capital Ventures, Vmware, Accel, Crunchbase, Eric Anderson, Scale Venture Partners, Oss, Jacobson, Sonatype, Salil Deshpande


VMware offers pure open-source Kubernetes, no chaser

VIDEO: Sometimes you want the real thing with no adornments. If that's you and Kubernetes, VMware is now offering Kubernetes, plain and simple.
Tags: Linux, Vmware, Kubernetes VMware


Microsoft and VMware are working on a partnership that won't make Amazon happy (AMZN, MSFT, VMW)

VMware is cozying up to Microsoft with a new cloud partnership. This is similar to the deal VMware has with Amazon Web Services. Microsoft and VMware have been rivals for decades so this partnership is another feather in Microsoft's cap as it seeks to overthrow Amazon's lead in cloud computing. VMware and Microsoft are working on a new cloud partnership, quietly teased in December. And this could help Microsoft as it seeks to overthrow Amazon's lead in cloud computing. That's because VMware a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Information, Aws, Ibm, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Senate Commerce Committee, Kevin McLaughlin, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services Microsoft, Ajay Patel