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CA Extends Cloud Push with Layer 7 Acquisition

CA has announced that it has acquired Layer 7, whose secure API offering will bolster its identity and access management suite, which includes SiteMinder, with the aim of providing added cloud security services.

Windows Azure SDK for Ruby Released

Microsoft has released the Windows Azure SDK for Ruby, and provided tools and guidance as well.

Red Hat Rebrands JBoss App Server 'WildFly'

Red Hat has officially rechristened the JBoss Application Server (JBossAS) project "WildFly," a name selected by members of the JBoss.org open source community in a special election in late 2012.

Xamarin Announces Mobile Cloud Testing Service

Xamarin Inc. announced this week a new product called Xamarin Test Cloud at its first Evolve Conference in Austin, Texas.

Red Hat Launches OpenStack Distro, Partner Network

Red Hat on Monday announced a new community-supported distribution of OpenStack running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Fedora, and their derivatives, called "RDO."

Java PaaS Provider Pushes App Changes through the Cloud

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees has announced Continuous Cloud Delivery (CCD).

Hadoop on Windows Azure Moves Forward in Microsoft's Embrace of Big Data

Microsoft this week released the first public preview of its Hadoop on Windows Azure service, called HDInsight.

IBM Seeking Acquisition of IaaS Provider

IBM may be looking to acquire a major infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, according to published reports.

IBM's Cloud Offerings Officially Go OpenStack

On Monday IBM announced that the company is aligning all of its cloud infrastructure offerings around the open source OpenStack initiative.

Red Hat Embraces Big Data, Contributes Hadoop Plug-In

Red Hat Inc. last week announced the contribution of its Hadoop plug-in to the Apache open source community.

App Management Added to Amazon Web Services

Amazon yesterday launched a new app management service aimed at developers wanting to automate the deployment, scaling and modeling of application creation.

Zend Releases New IDE and Web App Server for PHP

Zend Technologies on Tuesday announced the general availability of Zend Server 6 and version 10 of its Zend Studio IDE.

Agile Development Tool for Visual Studio Released

A new cloud-based offering from Skytap aims to aid in agile development and testing processes for Visual Studio developers.

Red Hat's ManageIQ Extends Cloud Management

Red Hat on Tuesday said it has closed the $104 million deal announced last month during the holidays with ManageIQ.

High-Memory Cluster Instances Added to Amazon's EC2

Amazon Web Services announced that its EC2 cloud infrastructure can now support high-memory cluster instances for larger processing jobs.

Java PaaS Provider Expands Partner Ecosystem

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees is expanding its partner ecosystem with a new Services Partner Program, which offers new support for system integrators (SIs), Web designers and software development consultants.

EMC-VMware Spinoff Combines Spring, Gemfire, Cloud Foundry under Maritz

EMC Corporation this week confirmed rumors that former VMware chief exec Paul Maritz, now EMC chief strategy officer, will lead a new corporate spinoff that will manage products from several divisions.

10gen Offers MongoDB Cloud Subscription

10gen, the creator and chief commercial sponsor of the open-source MongoDB NoSQL database, has announced a new Cloud Subscription version of the database.

Red Hat Unveils Enterprise Version of OpenShift PaaS

Red Hat today launched a new version of its OpenShift cloud computing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) packaged for enterprise consumption.

Cloud Foundry Now Offering PaaS Interoperability

VMware-sponsored Cloud Foundry announced this week it has moved to simplify its effort to provide PaaS interoperability with the introduction of Cloud Foundry Core.

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