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AWS Building Massive Data Center In India
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
AWS is planning to build a massive data center in India to help expand its cloud computing services to customers there and around the world.
IoT Makes Motorcycles, Helmets Safer, Smarter
Commentary  |  6/30/2015  | 
Most of the IoT discussion has focused on connected cars, but motorcycles and other vehicles are getting into the market with surprising results.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
News  |  6/25/2015  | 
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
Windows 2003 Server End Of Support: What IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  6/25/2015  | 
Many systems administrators will look at migrating from Windows Server 2003 as a daunting task. It should instead be seen as a chance to review your hardware, software, and deployment options. Here are seven things you need to know.
Docker To Defang Root Privilege Access
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Dockerís upcoming 1.8 release will answer security concerns by separating a running container's root privilege from that of its owner to avoid the owner becoming a "Superuser."
Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
Docker Adds Container Networking, Deployment Options
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
Docker gives its container platform a DevOps flavor with multi-host networking and the ability to deploy into the cloud.
Docker, CoreOS Bury The Hatchet For Container Spec
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
Container rivals Docker and CoreOS, plus 18 other organizations, link arms behind a common container specification.
VMware Brings More Tools To Docker Development
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
VMware courts Docker-oriented developers with a developer hypervisor, AppCatalyst, and deployment workflow, Bonneville.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
IBM Takes Bluemix To Europe Via Sogeti
News  |  6/19/2015  | 
IBM allies with major European IT-advising partner Sogeti to offer the Bluemix platform to developers in 15 countries.
Oracle's Financials Detail Its Cloud Computing Future
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
For IT professionals, as well as the CIOs who sign off on expensive Oracle technology, the companyís new cloud strategy is a sea change worth watching.
10 Online Cloud Computing Courses To Get Ahead
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015  | 
Cloud is the talk of the IT industry. Check out these online courses to give you the knowledge you need to take advantage of the trend.
Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs
News  |  6/16/2015  | 
If nothing else, Joyent is conducting an experiment on whether hundreds of containers may be run in close proximity on a host from a wide variety of unknown customers.
VMware Launches Mobile Identity Management
News  |  6/16/2015  | 
VMware's new Identity Management product taps into its AirWatch acquisition to offer a single sign-on system for mobile device management.
Amazon Adds Supersize General-Purpose Servers
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
Amazon Web Service expanded its virtual server offerings again with M4s, a much larger version of its general-purpose M3s.
Cloud Whispering: Beyond Force-Feeding IT Staff
Commentary  |  6/15/2015  | 
Are there still doubters in your IT organization when it comes to cloud computing? It's not unusual. Here are more tips to help overcome that doubt.
IBM Bets On Apache Spark As 'The Future Of Enterprise Data'
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
The key problem Spark resolves is access to data across the enterprise. IBM initiatives include providing courses to train 1 million data scientists and engineers to use it.
Google GCP Customers Sungard, PwC Share Use Cases
News  |  6/14/2015  | 
At the Google Next event in New York City, executives from Sungard and PwC talked about how they're applying the company's cloud platform to meet enterprise-scale big data needs.
Cisco Plans To Ring The World With 'Intercloud'
News  |  6/10/2015  | 
Cisco enlists software and data center partners for its Intercloud chain of 350 worldwide, connected data centers -- big data, dev platform, and IoT included.
Hortonworks Deploys Hadoop Into Public Clouds
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 contains ease-of-use features, including automated cluster building and deployment into AWS, Azure, or Google.
7 Data Center Disasters You'll Never See Coming
Slideshows  |  6/7/2015  | 
These are the kinds of random events that keep data center operators up at night. Is your disaster recovery plan prepared to handle these freak accidents?
Cisco Buys Piston, Builds Out 'Intercloud'
News  |  6/4/2015  | 
Cisco wants a cloud platform that connects to customer data centers. So it's buying Piston's OpenStack expertise.
IBM Buys Blue Box To Bolster OpenStack Offerings
News  |  6/3/2015  | 
IBM is buying OpenStack-as-a-service supplier Blue Box Group to add to its line up of hybrid cloud expertise and services.
FedRAMP: Sure-Fire Path To Acquisition In The Cloud Market
News  |  6/1/2015  | 
Little known Virtustream, Autonomic Resources, and Carpathia had one thing in common -- FedRAMP certifications. This helped when it came to acquisitions.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015  | 
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2016 Preview, Azure Update
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
Microsoft Azure and big data updates include public previews of SQL Server 2016 and Live Encoding for Azure Media Services.
EMC Buys Virtustream To Expand Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  5/26/2015  | 
EMC will apply Virtustream's cloud software and managed hosting expertise across its businesses, including VMware.
7 Bold Tech Ideas That Will Make You Uncomfortable
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015  | 
Elite tech leaders pushed the boundaries at the InformationWeek Conference. At least one of these ideas should make you squirm and think, "We need to do that."
Intel Gives Virtual Machines Container-Like Speed
News  |  5/26/2015  | 
Intel hopes its hardware hooks and software shortcuts provide container speed while keeping virtual machine security.
8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015  | 
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
Clouds Ready For Enterprise? Gartner Says Few Are
News  |  5/22/2015  | 
Amazon's innovations and services give it an edge with enterprises, while Microsoft, Google, IBM, VMware, and CenturyLink nip at its heels.
The Great File Migration Is Underway
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
As the amount of data in files grows, more and more will find their way in a great migration to cloud storage.
HANA, Hadoop Help SAP Connect IoT And Big Data
Commentary  |  5/20/2015  | 
Engineers at Sapphire Now discussed the potential and limitations for SAP S/4HANA as a platform for managing an enterprise Internet of Things and the big data that strategy requires.
Gartner Doubles Estimate Of Amazon Cloud Dominance
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
In Gartner's fifth Magic Quadrant on cloud infrastructure services, Amazon extends lead, while Microsoft and Google try to keep up.
SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
IBM Broadens Hybrid Cloud Portfolio With OpenStack Play
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
With its OpenStack Services, IBM is looking to expand its cloud services portfolio to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft Azure.
Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
From CoreOS to Atomic Host to Photon, a new breed of Linux operating system is slimming down in order to run containers. Will all of them survive?
Amazon Seeks Next Generation Of Cloud Users
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
AWS has launched AWS Educate, an online service with self-paced labs, tutorials, and best practices for educators and students.
Cloud Foundry Pros & Cons
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Cloud Foundry has a mixed container message, but that's not keeping it from sailing full speed ahead into Fortune 500 data centers.
GE Prepares For Industrial Internet With Cloud Foundry
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
Analysis of big data from industrial machines is creating new business models, but GE Software CTO Harel Kodesh sees even more disruptive business models on their way.
Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform: Connecting Developers To 'Things'
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
Open Source Platform Opens Arms To Microsoft's .Net
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
This latest move from Cloud Foundry signals how the cloud is forcing old rivalries to fall away.
4 Stages Of Hybrid Cloud Evolution
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Hybrid cloud computing will involve companies using APIs from different clouds to bring services into a "home cloud" to work with company data, IBM's Rippert says.
'Father Time' Still Negotiating The Future
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Harlan Stenn, chief maintainer of the Network Time Protocol, remains in limbo between full-time NTP work and a return to private consulting.
Controversial Lennart Poettering Finds His Place In Linux Community
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
The systemd developer produced an initialization system that no one liked, but everyone adopted for use with Linux containers. Are his days as a target over?
IT Staff Fearful Of Cloud? Try Cloud Whispering
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Don't force people into cloud scenarios they fear. Here are some ways to win them over first.
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