Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Oracle takes its gripes about Pentagon's JEDI contract to federal court

Great way to make friends during procurement for a $10bn contract, eh Larry?

Fresh from defeat at the hands of the US Government Accountability Office, Oracle has taken its battle against the single-vendor Pentagon cloud contract to federal court.…



via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud
http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/11/oracle_sues_pentagon_jedi/

The internet is going to hell and its creators want your help fixing it

Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and other identify lots of problems, few solutions

If ever there was doubt that 2018 is the year of fear, it was confirmed by a panel discussion involving the two men that are credited with inventing the internet and the world wide web.…


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http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/11/tinternet_needs_work/

Monday, 10 December 2018

This ain't over, Viasat snarls as tribunal rules in satellite rival's favour

EU Aviation Network wrangle set to continue

US satcom provider Viasat has declared it will appeal a British tribunal ruling that rival European operator Inmarsat had not breached its licence by becoming part of an EU-wide satellite broadband network.…


via The Register - Data Centre: Networks
http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/10/viasat_inmarsat_ofcom_eu_aviation_network/

App-happy SAP Santa offers partners free access to Cloud Platform

All the better to lock customers into its fluffy white services

So desperate keen is SAP to lure more developers to write apps using its cloud tools that it is promising them a year's worth of platform access for free.…



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http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/10/sap_santa_offers_partners_free_access_to_cloud_platform/

BT to 'sunset' Apache CloudStack cloud, customer demand went AWOL

We don't want to be an IaaS about it, but...

BT’s Cloud of Clouds (CoC) field of vision is about to narrow. Its open-source cloud software platform, based on Apache CloudStack, will be "quietly withdrawn", The Reg can confirm.…



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http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/10/bt_to_sunset_apache_cloudstack_cloud_customer_demand_went_awol/