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Is a "Cloud-First" Approach Right for your Organization?
Commentary  |  4/6/2017  | 
Enterprise IT needs to rethink the scope of the cloud-first mindset.
Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden
News  |  3/31/2017  | 
Cloud Elements study analyzes data on enterprise API use and concludes that API use is growing rapidly, but it also takes careful management.
Creating the Cloud Learning Platform of the Future
Commentary  |  3/27/2017  | 
When an RFP returned high-cost bids for the work, the University of Maryland University College opted for an in-house approach to building a cloud-based school.
No Cloud is Perfect, So Be Prepared
News  |  3/24/2017  | 
Enterprise IT managers have to accept that cloud outages will occur, and have strategies to keep core systems running.
Maritz IT's Journey: From Sinkhole to Full Business Partner
News  |  3/23/2017  | 
Gerry Imhoff knew things had to change, but it would need to be a culture change, not a new generation of technology.
RightScale's State of Cloud: Cut Wasted Use
News  |  3/22/2017  | 
RightScale issued its sixth annual State of the Cloud report and found Docker a top DevOps tool, but concerns about 30% usage cloud waste.
Cloudbleed: Final Damage Assessment Still Pending
Commentary  |  3/21/2017  | 
Cloudflare CEO Prince has published a persuasive case that Cloudbleed hasn't caused any detectable damage. Let's go slow on that.
Integrate Serverless With Your On-Premise IT Operations
News  |  3/17/2017  | 
AbbVie architect Keith Townsend will discuss how serverless functions in the cloud can be meshed with IT operations on premises when he presents at Interop ITX.
Docker Shifts Toward the Enterprise
Commentary  |  3/13/2017  | 
With Docker having announced a more enterprise focused product line, now is the time to compare each of the Docker platform versions so you have a better sense of your options.
Google Cloud Polishes Its Appeal To Enterprise
News  |  3/10/2017  | 
At its Next conference in San Francisco. Google outlined some of the ways it is using a $30-billion investment to increase its footprint in the enterprise cloud sector.
Red Hat Expert: OpenStack May Not Be As Complex As You Think
Commentary  |  3/6/2017  | 
Red Hat's principal cloud architect says you can get into OpenStack, one step at a time, accomplishing business objectives along the way.
Deploying Containers to the Cloud: Many Options
News  |  3/1/2017  | 
At Interop ITX 2017, a container deployment expert will demonstrate how users can select an option for moving containers to the cloud.
How to Convince Reluctant Admins to Embrace Cloud
Commentary  |  2/27/2017  | 
The anti-cloud grew is still out there. Here are some helpful tips to show them how the cloud has evolved and why it might be right for your organization.
What You Need To Know About OpenStack
Commentary  |  2/23/2017  | 
OpenStack has evolved to a point where it is producing benefits for IT organizations and service providers, but also is surrounded by myths.
Guiding Principles For Closing The Cloud Gap
Commentary  |  2/20/2017  | 
The portion of your IT portfolio that hasn't yet moved to the cloud represents your "cloud gap."
Containers May Work With, Or In Place Of, Private Cloud
News  |  2/20/2017  | 
OpenStack is presented as a good container management environment; what if container managers can manage the infrastructure as well?
What's Cognitive Computing, And What's That Noise Overhead?
Commentary  |  2/17/2017  | 
Soon after an IBM round table on cognitive computing in San Francisco, the need for it at that location became abundantly clear.
Private Cloud Merits 2nd Look As Container Environment
News  |  2/14/2017  | 
Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, says Project Zun gives enterprise IT a new reason to reconsider OpenStack for private clouds.
Microsoft Earnings Report Can't Disguise Amazon Cloud Size
Commentary  |  2/8/2017  | 
Google and Microsoft are sometimes portrayed as overtaking Amazon Web Services; better read between the lines.
Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal
News  |  1/31/2017  | 
A Dimension Data survey of development professionals found most enterprises have adopted agile methods, but only 14% can update hourly.
Expert: Threats To Secure Cloud Operations Are Evolving
News  |  1/30/2017  | 
John Howie, former COO of the Cloud Security Alliance, says secure providers aren't enough; threats to users are evolving fast.
IT Service Management In Disruption, Moving Toward Automation
News  |  1/26/2017  | 
A wave of change is sweeping through the suppliers of ITSM, reflecting the enhanced ability to add analytics and automation to the field.
Nokia: Don't Be Too Quick To Dismiss Private Cloud Savings
News  |  1/25/2017  | 
Nokia's total cost of ownership study finds most enterprises can save 25% of data center costs by converting it to private cloud.
Achieve Application And Data Visibility In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
IT organizations need visibility into the cloud when their applications and infrastructure are out there. Without such visibility, well, you are flying blind.
Private Cloud In Retreat, Public Cloud To Fore: Report
News  |  1/19/2017  | 
Our '2017 State of Cloud' report finds private cloud losing its viability and hybrid cloud operations too complex; public cloud use advancing.
Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative.
Enel Moves Onto Amazon To Implement New Utility Strategy
News  |  1/13/2017  | 
The giant Italian utility, Enel, is moving to the cloud to support it's Open Power strategy around the world, adding green power sources.
451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
451 Research sees containers filling a more prominent role in the cloud technologies market by 2020; the container ecosystem growing fast.
Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
News  |  12/28/2016  | 
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017?
Commentary  |  12/28/2016  | 
Competition and price cutting might be good for cloud customers, but the glory days of low prices might not make it into 2017.
At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
News  |  12/20/2016  | 
Data governance has emerged as a top concern, and business intelligence remains the top workload for big data technology Hadoop, according to the third edition of the Big Data Maturity Survey.
Multi-Cloud Management: What to Realistically Expect in 2017
Commentary  |  12/14/2016  | 
Learn what you should realistically expect from your multi-cloud management solution in 2017 -- and what you may have to wait for until 2018 and beyond.
Amazon CTO Vogels: 'We're in the pain management business'
News  |  12/12/2016  | 
At AWS ReInvent, Werner Vogels looks back on how Amazon Web Services got to where it is, and where it's going next.
Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
A store in downtown Seattle lets shoppers pull items off shelves and exit the store, with the cost of the items automatically added to their account.
IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
How Cloud Is Changing IT Investment Planning
Commentary  |  12/6/2016  | 
IT roadmaps are shifting as technologies like cloud, containers, and software-defined infrastructure change where and how enterprise resources are consumed and managed.
AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
Predix, Digital Twin 'Think' About Operations Together
News  |  11/22/2016  | 
At GE's Minds and Machines Nov. 15-16, GE illustrated how it's using Predix and a 'digital twin' to solve turbine maintenance issues.
Consumer Reports Finds Middle Ground Between Cloud And On-Premises
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
Consumer Reports runs its back-end accounting on Oracle E-Business Suite, but has found a way to get all the benefits of cloud computing while keeping control over the upgrade cycle afforded by on-premises solutions. Here's how they did it.
2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
News  |  11/16/2016  | 
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
Cisco: Cloud-Native Apps Will Dominate By 2020
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
Big data, IoT, and other applications are changing cloud computing, according to Cisco's sixth annual Global Cloud Computing Index. The report finds that cloud traffic will represent 92% of all data center traffic by 2020, and that companies will build 485 hyperscale data centers in the next three years.
Google's Urs Holzle: Moore's Law Is Ending
News  |  11/10/2016  | 
Google's Urs Holzle says cloud suppliers won't be able to bank the gains of Moore's Law much longer and will have to eke out advances elsewhere.
What Can IT Professionals Learn From New AWS VP?
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
In October, Adrian Cockcroft became VP of cloud architecture at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His career, which includes a long stint at Sun Microsystems and groundbreaking infrastructure work at Netflix, offers a range of lessons for IT professionals looking to fine-tune their own career goals in an era of digital transformation.
CIOs Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
News  |  11/7/2016  | 
Tech budgets are moving out of IT control and are expected to remain flat, but CIOs are gaining more influence across the broader enterprise, according to CEB Global's 2017 IT Budget Survey.
CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Slideshows  |  11/7/2016  | 
IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
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