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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.
Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says.
MapR Distribution Available Through AWS Marketplace
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
MapR is looking to use AWS to help get its Distribution 5.0 service into the hands of more customers through the cloud.
Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
Windows Server 2016 Will Run Docker Engine
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
Microsoft and Docker have collaborated to produce a version of Docker Engine that formats containers to run on a Windows Server 2016 host.
Netflix Completes Its Cloud Journey
Commentary  |  8/18/2015  | 
By the end of the summer, Netflix will close its last data center and move its entire streaming service to the cloud with help from AWS. It's a lesson for companies large and small.
IBM's LinuxONE Mainframe: What's Old Is New Again
Commentary  |  8/18/2015  | 
Linux on a mainframe is not a new idea. Red Hat and SUSE are already there. Linux on an affordable mainframe is the new idea.
Linux Foundation Funds NTP's 'Father Time'
News  |  8/17/2015  | 
The Network Time Protocol will keep Harlan Stenn, its chief maintainer, working for another year. But the 12-month commitment, as well as other funding decisions, raises the question of whether the Linux Foundation is hedging its bets on NTP.
Red Hat Satellite 6.1 Plays Well With Linux Containers
News  |  8/14/2015  | 
Red Hat's Satellite systems management product adds Linux containers, virtual machines, and RHEL servers to its target systems.
Google Adds Big Data Services To Cloud Platform
News  |  8/13/2015  | 
Google brings its own Cloud Dataflow and Cloud Pub/Sub big data services to Compute Engine and App Engine.
10 Google Milestones: From Stanford Dorm To Alphabet
Slideshows  |  8/13/2015  | 
In the last 25 years, Google has staked out its position as one of the world's preeminent technology companies by almost single-handedly creating Web searching as we know it. Here's a look at 10 key moments, from its inception at Stanford to this week's Alphabet restructuring.
Docker Applies Secure Key Model On Code Handling
News  |  8/12/2015  | 
Docker 1.8, now available, adds TUF security specification to its image updates to defend against unverified code.
7 Worst Cloud Compliance Nightmares
Slideshows  |  8/12/2015  | 
Compliance is difficult in any situation, and cloud computing makes it even more complicated. Check out these worst-case compliance scenarios and how to avoid them.
Amazon S3 Slowed By Software 'Misconfiguration'
News  |  8/11/2015  | 
Mistake in S3 traffic system configuration produced severe latencies and error rates for AWS S3 users early Monday morning.
IBM Opens Third Bluemix 'Garage' In Toronto
News  |  8/10/2015  | 
IBM is making its Bluemix development platform available in startup-like settings in San Francisco, London, and now Toronto.
Azure Cloud: Beyond Windows-Only IT Shops
Commentary  |  8/10/2015  | 
Here's why some Linux administrators will feel at home within Microsoft's Azure cloud ecosystem.
IBM, Merge Healthcare Plans: Giving Watson The Gift Of Sight
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
IBM is planning to acquire Merge Healthcare, a company that specializes in medical imaging software. The goal is to bring enhanced imaging capabilities to the Watson Health portfolio, essentially giving the supercomputer the ability to see.
GE Predix Cloud Won't Look Much Like Amazon
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
With its focus on industrial-scale machine data, GE's Predix Cloud won't look much like the data centers of major cloud suppliers such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.
Shadow IT: It's Much Worse Than You Think
Commentary  |  8/6/2015  | 
The number of unauthorized cloud apps being used in the enterprise is 15 to 20 times higher than CIOs predicted, according to a Cisco report. What's a CIO to do?
GE Predix Cloud: Industrial Support For Machine Data
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
GE, the champion of industrial-age analytics, will become a cloud service provider early in 2016 for large-scale machine data. The company envisions a machine-data-based Internet that tracks and monitors civilization's engines and systems of all types.
IBM Wields Cloud Patents For Defense, Profit
Commentary  |  8/5/2015  | 
IBM is moving into cloud patents, but that's not necessarily going to upset established providers. In a pinch, they could end up as partners.
Cloud Computing: 8 Hidden Costs
Slideshows  |  8/5/2015  | 
If you're not careful, hidden charges can make your next cloud bill significantly more expensive than you budgeted for.
IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
IBM has received 1,200 patents on cloud computing over the last 18 months. Here's a sample of what Big Blue is patenting and why it's a concern.
Adopting Cloud Is No Longer An Advantage, HBR Finds
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
The analytics unit of Harvard Business Review concludes that since everybody is doing it, less advantage is found in moving to cloud.
Open Container Initiative Nears Container-Spec Goal
News  |  7/31/2015  | 
Multi-vendor collaborative adds new members as it works to finalize its draft container spec and run-time.
'Cloud Native': What It Means, Why It Matters
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
"Cloud native" is starting to mean a set of specific things about how business will run on software, Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji explains.
XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
HP Buys ActiveState's PaaS, Stackato
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
HP's Helion Development Platform is based on Stackato, one of the few commercially supported versions of Cloud Foundry.
Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Users of Google Compute Engine can now provide their own keys to secure data, turning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into even more of a self-service affair.
Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Capture Cloud Market
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Synergy Research says Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM hold 54% of the cloud market and are growing at a faster rate than the market as a whole.
Amazon's Profitable Q2: Is It Bigger Than Wal-Mart?
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
Amazon's second-quarter earnings showed a small but unexpected profit. Some say the company is now worth more than the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer.
10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Slideshows  |  7/26/2015  | 
Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
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