The two companies have been working together since last year, and the takeover should help Red Hat pitch its OpenStack distribution as being easy to deploy.
Sprint and IBM are betting that the cloud will be the key component of the connected car of the future. It’s not just about connecting your car to the internet. It’s about who’s in the driver’s seat.
Sprint’s approach to the connected car is certainly odd for a carrier. Instead of focusing on connectivity, Sprint wants to become an automotive infotainment and telematics systems integrator. To accomplish this it’s soliciting a lot of help, starting with Airbiquity, Aeris and WirelessCar.
A new Microsoft-funded IDC report purports to show that the adoption of cloud computing will create 8.8 million new jobs worldwide — 1.1 million in the U.S. — in by 2015. That factoid strained credulity among Microsoft partners and IT pros.
It’s not surprising that Box CEO Aaron Levie says CIOs are ready to approve big corporate cloud storage deals. But it is somewhat surprising that outside experts with no dog in this fight agree that cloud storage is coming to the enterprise.