The week in cloud: the argument for lots of clouds; mobility rules; catching up with Dell

  photo: Shutterstock Brian A Jackson SUMMARY:RightScale research says one cloud won’t fit all; mobile development landgrab continues with Facebook-Parse deal; Michael Dell talks up cloud opportunity. Enterprise cloud adoption ticks up  A RightScale survey released last week said  bigger companies — those with more than 1,000 employees — are “slightly more likely” to claim  cloud adoption ...

Why Cloud Computing Is Accelerating In The Enterprise

This was posted originally on Forbes. Translating time into dollars matters far more to many CEOs I’ve spoken with versus what platform their applications are running on. What matters most is getting all they can out of every hour their business is operating.  They are all focused on getting beyond the constraints that held their ...

Ubuntu Server 13.04 targets carriers and the big data crowd

This was posted originally on Gigaom. SUMMARY:Ubuntu Server is all about virtualization and OpenStack these days, and the new version reflects that. It’s not a long-term support release, but rather a good opportunity to test out new integrations. It’s Ubuntu release time again. On Thursday, version 13.04 of the venerable Linux distribution will come out, ...

Jeda Networks promises software-defined storage controller to come soon

This was posted originally on Gigaom. photo: Shutterstock/Oleksiy Mark SUMMARY:Jeda Networks said it will ship its controller for making storage more scalable and programmable within months. Jeda Networks, a startup that’s talked about its intention to provide software for virtualizing storage networks, is a few steps closer to delivering on its vision. Thecompany  said Wednesday it will start ...

VMware and EMC promise app building platform for Amazon, other clouds

Pivotal platform-as-a-service tools will enable cross-cloud app building. Pivotal Senior VP Scott Yara discusses building apps across clouds. Pivotal VMware and EMC recently spun out several cloud computing and big data product teams to form a new, jointly owned subsidiary called “Pivotal.” Today, Pivotal said it has begun operations and will deliver a set of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) ...

BitTorrent Sync creates private, peer-to-peer Dropbox, no cloud required

No size limits, no cloud: Hands-on with BitTorrent’s new file syncing software. BitTorrent today released folder syncing software that replicates files across multiple computers using the same peer-to-peer file sharing technology that powers BitTorrent clients. The free BitTorrent Sync application is labeled as being in the alpha stage, so it’s not necessarily ready for prime-time, ...