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Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in August 2014
US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match
Slideshows  |  8/30/2014  | 
The US Open upgrades its tech for 2014 with new data sets, improved analytics, and immersive mobile apps backed by IBM predictive cloud infrastructure.
Red Hat Counters VMware With OpenStack Software Appliance
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
Red Hat offers test drive appliance to gain OpenStack users, enhances its production version, moves to manage Amazon, Microsoft workloads.
Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model."
VMware: VMs And Containers Better Together
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
VMware takes pains to say that Linux containers will complement, not replace, virtual machines.
IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
VMware COO Clarifies Focus
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
In an interview, COO Carl Eschenbach explains how VMware plans to outstrip the competition and why it's offering OpenStack.
Why VMware Is Embracing OpenStack
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
VMware is going to unusual lengths to work with open source cloud technology at the same time that it's trying to establish its own hybrid cloud service. What's going on?
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
VMware: Run OpenStack On Our Infrastructure
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
VMware unveils a slate of virtualization, hybrid cloud, and management announcements as its VMworld user conference opens.
CenturyLink Offers Private Cloud By The Rack
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
CenturyLink's cloud unit offers racks inside its data centers with the isolation characteristics of a private cloud.
Facebook Adds Analytics To App Links
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
With help from Facebook, Mixpanel, and Parse, developers who implement App Links can now track how their links are used.
Microsoft Azure Adds NoSQL, Search & HBase Services
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Microsoft brings DocumentDB, Search, and HDInsight HBase services to Azure, boldly entering the NoSQL arena and rounding out its cloud-based data platform.
PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
Pivotal Adds Mobile To Cloud Foundry Platform
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Pivotal adds mobile services to Cloud Foundry platform to attract mobile developers.
EnterpriseDB Says JSON Toolkit Nixes NoSQL Drawbacks
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
NoSQL databases start out easy, but you'll later struggle with data logic, says EnterpriseDB. JSON toolkit promises best of NoSQL and RDBMS.
Cybersecurity Demands New Framework
Commentary  |  8/19/2014  | 
Cybersecurity development has been a piecemeal process. It's time for a stronger, more cohesive approach.
Apptio Adds Amazon Cloud Cost Analysis
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Apptio TBM Unified Model analyzes the costs of using Amazon Web Services and compares it to similar workloads running on-premises.
CoreOS Acquires Quay.io For Docker Container Security
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
Acquisition positions CoreOS as a more secure, enterprise-oriented offering for the Docker form of Linux containers.
Hidden Cloud Costs: AWS, Azure Management Costs Compared
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
With the help of in-depth Gartner analysis, InformationWeek takes a closer look at the cost of managing Amazon vs. Azure.
Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
Nebula, Cosmos, And Private Cloud's Future
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Chris Kemp, Nebula founder and former NASA CTO, talks OpenStack, private cloud, and why he's not worried about VMware's inroads into Nebula's territory.
Platform9 Sees Containers & Virtual Machines Happy Together
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Startup Platform9 launches management system that has Linux containers and virtual machines running side by side.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
Splunk App For Stream Adds Real-Time Wire Data
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
New app provides greater machine data visibility to Splunk deployments, but users should expect increasing overlap between platforms as big data analysis becomes more complex.
CenturyLink Courts Developers With Container Management
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
CenturyLink takes open source route with its Panamax system for Docker management in a bid for developers building complex cloud apps.
NoSQL, NewSQL, or RDBMS: How To Choose
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
When should you choose a NoSQL or NewSQL option versus a conventional relational database management system? Here are 10 telltale traits that will help you make the right choice.
Facebook Buys Security Startup PrivateCore
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
Facebook plans to deploy PrivateCore technology into its server stack to bolster encryption and malware prevention, the social network said.
Flash Fails 5 Ways, Says Alibaba
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
R&D manager at Alibaba's cloud service discusses how to streamline hardware and software to make more efficient use of flash.
Splunk Cuts Cloud Prices, Guarantees Uptime
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Splunk slashes cost of big data analysis platform by 33% while adding 100% uptime guarantee. Customer MindTouch says it's no gimmick.
4 IT Outsourcing Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
How cloud is competing head-to-head with outsourcing more, and other developments to keep an eye on.


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