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IBM's Cleversafe Acquisition Expands Hybrid Cloud Storage Options
News  |  10/6/2015  | 
Later this year IBM will complete its acquisition of Cleversafe to add an object-based storage system for use on-premises and in the cloud.
US Dominates In Cloud Data Centers, China Second
News  |  10/5/2015  | 
The US and China host 54% of the growing number of cloud data centers around the world, a new report finds. Singapore and Dublin are also significant hubs.
Compliance Project Leads Bakery To An IT Overhaul
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
When faced with new compliance requirements, small business owner Cyril Cohen took application development into his own hands. The project ultimately led to a complete revamp of the IT infrastructure for his commercial bakery. See what it's all about, and how this approach could work for your business.
IBM Nanotube Researcher Explains Breakthrough
News  |  10/5/2015  | 
IBM lead researcher Shu-Jen Han explains the significance of finding an effective connector for 7-nanometer nanotube transistors.
IoT: Can It Bridge The Digital Divide To Fulfill Its Promise?
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
The Internet of Things could be key in helping with problems with infrastructure, transportation, pollution, and general quality of life. But, first, access is needed.
IBM: Nanotube Breakthrough Will Create Low Power, Faster CPUs
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
IBM says it has come up with a method to fuse a metal contact point to a carbon nanotube transistor, overcoming a barrier to nanotube CPUs.
Intel's TAP Big Data Platform Gains Healthcare, Cloud Partners
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
Intel continued with the soft launch of its open source big data application development platform TAP, adding system integrator and cloud service provider partners as well as a handful of healthcare system pilot programs.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Released To Public
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
The final public version of Microsoft's Exchange Server 2016, built in the cloud, is now available to on-premises customers.
GE CEO: IoT Boosts Safety, Efficiency, Speed
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
GE customers echo CEO Jeffrey Immelt's contention at Minds + Machines conference that Predix industrial analytics cloud is "about no unplanned downtime."
Hortonworks Aims To Make Hadoop Easier To Use
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
With the aim of simplifying Hadoop use, Hortonworks rolled out three new products to coincide with Strata+Hadoop World in New York City.
Microsoft Azure: More Mature Cloud Platform
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
With Azure, Microsoft stakes claim against Amazon and Google, touting its ability to serve as a more muscular cloud partner for the enterprise data center.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
GE: IoT Makes Power Plants $50M More Valuable
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
GE preps general availability of its Predix analytics platform, says managing utility output with Internet of Things data will increase an electric plant's value by $50 million over its lifespan.
DeepSQL: Containerized Database With New Performance Levels
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
Deep Information Sciences has put its high-performance version of MySQL in a Docker container for flexibility and mobility.
Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite Is Now Available
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
Azure users now have the option of joining the Internet of Things and collecting and analyzing their machine data with Microsoft's IoT Suite.
SnapLogic Update Adds Spark, Apache Cassandra Connectors
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
Elastic Integration Platform update aims to trim processing overhead in big data systems making greater use of Hadoop.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
News  |  9/28/2015  | 
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Offers Enhanced Analytics Tools
News  |  9/28/2015  | 
An expansion of Microsoft's Azure Data Lake will include a new analytics service, and it will be ready for public preview by the end of the year.
Red Hat To Be First $2 Billion Open Source Company
News  |  9/24/2015  | 
Red Hat reports 13% growth in the second quarter, improved cloud and emerging technology sales, and an expanded revenue estimate for third quarter.
CloudFlare Pulls In $110 Million, Plots Next Move
News  |  9/24/2015  | 
CloudFlare is a San Francisco startup that is making a name for itself in serving content to mobile devices and warding off Internet attacks. Now it has $110 million in funding from Microsoft, Google, and others.
10 IT Infrastructure Skills You Should Master
Slideshows  |  9/24/2015  | 
Infrastructure is no longer static, immovable, or inflexible -- and neither should be an IT pros skill set. Take a look at 10 of the hottest infrastructure skills that IT pros should be considering today.
Amazon Cloud, Analytics Help Researchers Fight Famine
News  |  9/23/2015  | 
Researchers in the US and China explore rice genomes with AWS analytics tools to develop drought and disease resistant crops.
Amazon Disruption Produces Cloud Outage Spiral
News  |  9/22/2015  | 
Amazon DynamoDB failure early Sunday set off cascading slowdowns and service disruptions that illustrate the highly connected nature of cloud computing.
Amazon Adds Storage For Infrequently Accessed Data
News  |  9/21/2015  | 
Standard-IA holds data that's not accessed often, but when it's needed, it's needed fast, not like the chilled-out pace of Glacier data retrieval.
InformationWeek Presents 'Get To The Point'
InformationWeek Presents 'Get To The Point'
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/17/2015  | 
At this year's InformationWeek Conference, host Brian Gillooly (Center) moderated the popular "Get To The Point" segment, which pits two technology whizzes against one another. This year's topic was Youth Verses Experience. Joe Masters Emison, CTO of BuildFax (Left), matched wits with Toby Redshaw, (Right) former CIO of American Express, now CEO of Kevington Advisors. Topics ranged from shadow IT to how to deal with insider threats.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: Every Car Should Be Ours
News  |  9/16/2015  | 
Uber's CEO thinks his company should handle every car and truck on the road, and that if this happened, you'd like it.
HP Planning 30,000 Job Cuts In Restructuring Move
News  |  9/16/2015  | 
HP is looking to cut even more of its workforce in conjunction with a Nov. 1 corporate split intended to make the company more agile and efficient.
Planet Labs Revolutionizes Earth Views With Inexpensive Satellites
News  |  9/16/2015  | 
Shoebox-sized Dove satellites capture ongoing high-resolution images of earth from small, low-cost satellites.
Salesforce Customers Investing In Multiple Clouds, Report Finds
News  |  9/11/2015  | 
Bluewolf consulting has released its fourth customer feedback report on Salesforce. It finds that the use of multiple clouds is increasing.
Salesforce Beefs Up Heroku For Custom Enterprise Apps
News  |  9/10/2015  | 
Salesforce App Cloud ties together Salesforce's CRM apps, platform, and Heroku platform to run various parts of an application.
Vint Cerf Wants Your Help Re-Imagining The Internet
News  |  9/10/2015  | 
Vint Cerf, recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet, is using social media to generate new ideas about how the Web should evolve.
Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan: Managing Change
News  |  9/8/2015  | 
Since her appointment 18 months ago, Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan has been focused on virtualizing the company's infrastructure and implementing a software-defined network in its data centers that can accommodate multi-tenancy. That's the easy part of her job.
VMware Moves Open Door For Security Partners
News  |  9/8/2015  | 
Steve Herrod, former VMware CTO turned venture capitalist, sees new roles for startups with security centered on virtual machines, containers, and other isolation techniques.
HyTrust Claims Advances In Virtual Data Center Ops
News  |  9/4/2015  | 
VMware security partner HyTrust has been pushing new steps in virtual machine and virtual network operations, including role-based access.
VMware Evo Rail Offers Hyper-Converged Infrastructure On The Go
News  |  9/3/2015  | 
VMware's hyper-converged appliance, EVO Rail, got off to a slow start but now comes without the added vSphere pricing.
VMware's Stealth Strategy: Gain Public Cloud Revenues
News  |  9/2/2015  | 
VMware thinks it's gained more ground in the public cloud market than analysts realize; it won't be pushed out by Amazon.
Containers 101: 10 Terms To Know
Slideshows  |  9/2/2015  | 
Application containers have been around for a while in the Linux world, but now Microsoft is moving them into the mainstream. Here's what you need to know about this evolution of server virtualization.
Google Logo Gets Mobile Makeover
News  |  9/2/2015  | 
Google has swapped out its old logo in favor of a simpler design optimized for a broader range of devices.
VMware Goes All-In On Containers
News  |  9/1/2015  | 
New VMware products elevate containers from an afterthought to a primary vehicle for application delivery.
Apple, Cisco Team On iOS For Businesses
News  |  9/1/2015  | 
In a nod to Apple's growth among enterprise users, the two companies have entered a partnership to ensure Cisco products work well with iOS devices.
VMware Advances Hybrid Cloud At VMworld
News  |  8/31/2015  | 
VMware opens its VMworld event with additions to its vCloud Air public cloud, ties into the virtualized data center, and other enhancements.
OpenStack Now Offers 3 Ways To Deploy Containers
News  |  8/28/2015  | 
OpenStack's Magnum Project will give cloud users the ability to deploy Docker containers in virtual machines, on bare metal, or in other containers.
Velostrata Hybrid Offers Public Cloud Compute, On-Premises Data
News  |  8/28/2015  | 
Velostrata emerges from stealth to showcase its hybrid cloud that keeps enterprise data behind the firewall while leveraging the public cloud's power for compute.
Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads
News  |  8/27/2015  | 
The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/26/2015  | 
Chris Murphy (left), former InformationWeek editor, discusses how enterprises can future-proof their data centers. The other participants are (from left), VMWare's Bill Fathers, Boeing's Mike Stothers, and eBay's Sri Shivananda -- all attending the InformationWeek Conference 2015.
Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
Salesforce Polishes Its CRM Interface With Lightning
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
Salesforce is delivering a cleaner, more elegant look for its desktop CRM applications by using its mobile platform's Lightning components.
Intel Backs OpenStack Firm Mirantis With $100M Investment
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
With $100 million in capital, Intel is leading a group of investors interested in backing Mirantis' efforts to expand the adoption of enterprise OpenStack clouds.
CoreOS Adds Intel Container Security To Rocket
News  |  8/24/2015  | 
CoreOS builds greater security and speed into Rocket containers with Intel's hypervisor-based, yet speedy, Clear Containers isolation layer.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015  | 
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
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