Daily Tech Briefing: Oct. 15, 2014

By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-10-15 Print this article Print

Lenovo, VMware partner on IT infrastructure systems; Dropbox users attacked, but company denies breach; Salesforce adds Wave analytics to Its cloud services lineup; and more.

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Lenovo is teaming up with VMware to build new software-defined data center offerings for cloud and end-user computing environments. The two companies unveiled the partnership Oct. 14 at VMworld Europe 2014.

The two companies plan to develop IT infrastructure systems designed to help enterprises and service providers embrace the concept of software-defined data centers.

They will combine Lenovo's expanded IT hardware capabilities with virtualization technology from VMware in a range of areas, including private and hybrid cloud systems.

The Dropbox cloud file storage service is denying allegations that it was hacked, as an anonymous source leaked information about Dropbox account holders.

The anonymous claim that was posted on Pastebin stated that nearly 7 million Dropbox accounts were hacked, though initially only 400 Dropbox accounts were publicly posted. Dropbox added that it has policies in place to detect suspicious login activity.

Salesforce.com unveiled the Salesforce Wave data query and analysis system on Day 1 of its annual DreamForce users conference at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

Wave, the latest addition, to the Salesforce cloud customer relationship management platform, enables line-of-business people to explore and query enterprise data collected in their Salesforce archives and from external sources as well. This allows marketing, sales and support staff members to run their own queries without having to consult an IT specialist inside or outside the company.

Cumulus Networks unveiled Cumulus Linux 2.5 on Oct. 14, the latest version of its open networking operating system that can be deployed on a growing range of commodity hardware.

Cumulus developed the operating system to give cloud businesses and enterprises an alternative to networking systems long established companies such as Cisco Systems, whose IOS is tied to the company's networking gear. Cumulus Linux 2.5 is scheduled for general release before the end of the year.


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