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Google Raises the Cloud Apps Bar With Powerful New Docs Features

NEWS ANALYSIS: In its never-ending battle for dominance in the cloud applications market, Google has brought some powerful and mobile-friendly new features to Google Docs. Imagine a voice dictation system that actually works for more than short messages. Imagine that it could eventranscribe a long conversation or a brainstorming session.That’s been a sort of Holy…
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Intel seeks to boost its OpenStack cred with Mirantis move

Intel’s financial backing for Mirantis will aid OpenStack — and help Intel find future customers for its hardware-based virtualization tech OpenStack vendor Mirantis has snagged another round of nine-digit funding, less than a year after the last influx of cash. The biggest and most familiar name in the current roster of financial supporters: Intel, itself…
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ZeroStack hatches plans for no-hassle, cloud-managed OpenStack

The cloud-managed appliance for delivering OpenStack to small enterprises faces the same market challenges as any other current offering If there’s one part of the OpenStack market that never stops yielding enterprising newcomers, it’s the market for solutions to simplify OpenStack implementations. Not only could OpenStack still use help there, but such an approach nearly…
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VMware Integrated OpenStack plays to VMware user base

One year ago VMware announced VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO), designed to use OpenStack to bolster VMware — and vice versa. Now VIO 2.0 has arrived, with the same mission: It lets users with VMware expertise and product licensing leverage OpenStack without undue distraction or pain. Ease of use and deployment are selling points for most…
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Linux servers in the cloud — cheaper and better than ever

If you haven’t already launched a Linux server in the cloud, this might be the perfect time. Why? because you can set one up in a matter of minutes because you have lots of choices on what distribution you elect to use because you just might find that a Linux servers in the cloud provide…
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