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Cloudability CEO: Ferocious Era Of Cloud Competition Approaching
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
In an interview, Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis sees renewed competition for enterprise cloud customers coming. This means that Google, Microsoft, and Verizon will play larger roles, even as AWS continues to dominate.
IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
CoreOS Launches Rocket 1.0 Into Production
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
CoreOS's Rocket 1.0 will run containers, regardless of whether they are built to run on Docker's dominant platform or the industry standard AppContainer spec.
Google, Microsoft Bid For Burgeoning Cloud Market
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Amazon may be the largest vendor, but Google and Microsoft are bringing new initiatives into a rapidly growing cloud service marketplace.
Brookhaven Lab Finds AWS Spot Instances Hit Sweet Spot
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
When Brookhaven National Lab needed compute power to meet peak demand, it turned to a new Energy Sciences Network and Amazon Spot Instances.
Amazon, AWS Post Strong Results, Fail To Please Wall Street
News  |  1/29/2016  | 
Amazon reported revenues of $107 billion in full-year 2015, a 20% increase over the prior year. Its Amazon Web Services unit was a bright spot, showing solid growth for the full year and for Q4 2015. So, why isn't Wall Street satisfied?
Facebook Builds Next-Gen Data Center In Ireland
News  |  1/28/2016  | 
Facebook will implement its latest data center server and switch designs in the facility it's building on the company's Clonee, Ireland, site.
VMware CIO Occupies Hot Seat Between Top Management, Customers
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
VMware CIO Bask Iyer describes his role as both representing customers' needs to top management and validating the firm's products to customers.
Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.
Cloud Foundry Certified On 7 Public Clouds
News  |  1/26/2016  | 
Just past its first birthday, the Cloud Foundry Foundation counts up its certified host providers as it aims to become the "Linux of PaaS."
65% Say Cloud As Secure As On-Premises
News  |  1/25/2016  | 
Nearly two-thirds of IT security professionals think cloud software security equals what they can provide in enterprise data centers, according to Cloud Security Alliance survey.
Cloudera Director 2.0 Debuts, Google Donates To Apache Foundation: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/24/2016  | 
Cloudera has updated a key tool for managing big data, Google has contributed its Cloud Dataflow platform to the Apache Foundation Incubator. We have this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending January 24.
IDC: Public Cloud Spending To Double By 2019
News  |  1/22/2016  | 
Traditional IT spending is in decline compared to enterprise investment in public and private cloud services, says research group.
Docker Buys Unikernel Systems, Adds 'Unikernels' To Platform
News  |  1/21/2016  | 
Docker again expands its developer platform, adding unikernels to provide more options for packaging code and moving it around.
IBM's Fourth-Quarter Results Hold Promise, Pitfalls
News  |  1/21/2016  | 
IBM turned in better-than-expected fourth-quarter results this week. However, the numbers still show how far Big Blue has to go to return to profit and growth. When does the Street run out of patience?
Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
Equinix Buys European Rival TelecityGroup For $3.8 Billion
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
In a move that will strengthen its data center presence and customer offerings in Europe and around the world, Equinix is acquiring rival TelecityGroup for $3.8 billion.
AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
AI and machine learning are graduating from science fiction to reality. It's estimated that about half of large enterprises are currently experimenting with AI projects. Several vendors, including Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, have donated machine learning development projects to open source.
Amazon Adds 'Scheduled' Reserved Instances To Server List
News  |  1/18/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services has created what it calls "Scheduled Reserved Instances," a variation to its low cost Reserved Instances, which is scheduled to run at specific times.
Cisco Fighting Shadow IT With New Cloud Service
News  |  1/15/2016  | 
Cisco has launched a service, called Cloud Consumption Services, that sniffs out surreptitious cloud users practicing shadow IT. The service also analyzes the risk and helps IT manage use.
Amazon Adding Montreal, 4 More Regional Data Centers In 2016
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
Amazon continues to expand its worldwide network of data centers, with Montreal, the UK, China, and India all slated to become part of its chain.
Intermedia Unveils Dedicated-Host Microsoft Exchange On AWS
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
Intermedia's offering, aimed at large enterprises, challenges on-premises email, Google's Gmail, and Amazon's new WorkMail with Dedicated Microsoft Exchange on AWS.
Microsoft Rebrands, Updates R Portfolio
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics and its distribution of the open source R statistical modeling language almost a year ago. Today the company showed that R continues to be a cornerstone of its advanced analytics strategy. Here are details on the updates.
Amazon WorkMail Is Now In General Availability
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
Amazon's WorkMail, a potential competitor to Google's Gmail and Microsoft Outlook, is now in general availability, and it's integrated with the company's encryption key management technology.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/10/2016  | 
Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here's our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
Synergy's $110B Cloud Spending Report Smashes Other Estimates
News  |  1/8/2016  | 
Synergy says $110 billion was spent on the cloud in 2015, 300% more than IDC's estimate. Why the difference?
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
Amazon Starts 2016 With Three Price Cuts
News  |  1/6/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services diminishes its own prospects of handsome quarterly profits through a set of price reductions. These cuts also make life harder for competitors.
Twitter's Top Data Science, Analytics, And BI Feeds
Slideshows  |  1/6/2016  | 
Twitter is a veritable playground for data scientists looking to scrape and analyze public data. But it's also a great place to learn about what data scientists, business intelligence practitioners, and analytics experts are thinking. Here are 11 of our favorites on Twitter.
Big Data Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  1/4/2016  | 
What's in store for big data in 2016? Expect updates in machine learning, real-time data-as-a-service, algorithm markets, Spark, and more.
CIO's Guide To Creating Sound Software Contracts
Commentary  |  12/30/2015  | 
Software negotiations often pit a customer against a supplier, each focused on his or her own best interests. To craft a sound deal, CIOs need to understand where potential contract potholes lie and steer around them. Here's what you need to know.
Red Hat Closing In On $2 Billion In Its Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  12/28/2015  | 
Red Hat finishes 2015 on a strong financial note, with OpenShift 3.1 positioned as its next-generation cloud application development platform.
IBM Watson: AI For The Real World
News  |  12/25/2015  | 
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
Is Amazon Testing Its Own Package Delivery Airline?
News  |  12/23/2015  | 
Reports suggest Amazon is conducting a pilot experiment in air freight delivery at an Ohio airport due to dissatisfaction with UPS and FedEx deliveries.
Amazon's 'Virtual CPU'? You Figure It Out
Commentary  |  12/23/2015  | 
Amazon used to have a clear definition of what a virtual CPU was. Now it goes by a "variety of measures," making cloud comparison difficult.
8 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  12/23/2015  | 
While 2015 marked the moment when cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data, there's still plenty of maturing to go. Here's what we expect to see from cloud computing in 2016.
Cloud Foundry Launches Cross-Vendor Cloud Service Certification
News  |  12/21/2015  | 
Cloud Foundry aims to become the cross-vendor platform for producing the next generation of applications with new cloud supplier certification.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015  | 
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Windows 10 Now Ready For Chinese Market
Commentary  |  12/18/2015  | 
Microsoft and the government of China have come to a new agreement that will bring Windows 10 to the Chinese market. However, this version of Windows will conform to certain state demands.
Oracle Touts Cloud Revenue Growth In Tough Second Quarter
News  |  12/17/2015  | 
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
Cloud In 2015: Year Of Shake-up, Consolidation, Advance
News  |  12/16/2015  | 
Cloud computing showed a rapidly changing face in 2015 as many vendors altered their strategies to deal with Amazon's clear dominance. Check out these seven gains and three setbacks that prove how volatile the cloud was over the past year.
Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts: Pros And Cons
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015  | 
If you're a bit confused by what a dedicated host cloud service can do for you, rest assured you're not alone. We'll help you figure out when your IT department should choose to deploy dedicated hosts.
Google Begins Alpha Testing Its CDN For Cloud
Commentary  |  12/15/2015  | 
Google announced the alpha testing of its own Content Delivery Network for the company's cloud computing platform. Google's CDN offering is a direct response to similar services from AWS and Microsoft Azure.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015  | 
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Google's Cloud SQL Update Promises More Flexibility, Faster Speed
News  |  12/11/2015  | 
Google says that the latest version of its Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster, and can scale better, than the previous generation.
Equinix Urges Enterprise 'Interconnection-First' Strategy
News  |  12/10/2015  | 
Equinix, the operator of 100 data center/telecom hubs, wants to make going to the cloud a pattern for many enterprise communications.
Amazon Offers 'Feature-Rich' Active Directory As A Service
News  |  12/10/2015  | 
Amazon adds an enterprise version of Microsoft's Active Directory in its EC2 cloud as a managed service to appeal to enterprise users.
IBM Sells Grocery Store Chain On SoftLayer Cloud
News  |  12/9/2015  | 
Giant Eagle selects IBM for cloud service, primarily due to availability of bare-metal option for legacy IT systems.
Microsoft Azure Support Added To Red Hat CloudForms Tools
News  |  12/8/2015  | 
Red Hat has stayed out of the public cloud provider role, but it's wading deep into cloud management with CloudForms 4. Support for Microsoft's Azure cloud has been added to its hybrid management approach, with services for additional cloud vendors on the horizon.
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