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Containers May Work With, Or In Place Of, Private Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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OpenStack is presented as a good container management environment; what if container managers can manage the infrastructure as well?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/20/2017
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Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/16/2017
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How to Convince Reluctant Admins to Embrace Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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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.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/27/2017
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Catastrophe Hits Your Datacenter – But Users Don't Notice
Federico Lucifredi, Product Management Director of Ceph Storage, Red Hat
Many large, network-dependent organizations are deploying OpenStack together with Red Hat Ceph Storage because they are inherently high-available solutions.
By Federico Lucifredi Product Management Director of Ceph Storage, Red Hat, 2/23/2017
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What You Need To Know About OpenStack
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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OpenStack has evolved to a point where it is producing benefits for IT organizations and service providers, but also is surrounded by myths.
By Marc Wilczek , 2/23/2017
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Evernote Completes Migration To Google, Data Center Shutdown
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The online user content capture system, Evernote, has moved 2.9 PBs of data into the Google Cloud and shut down its primary data center.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/23/2017
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Top 10 Must Have Self-Service BI Governance Capabilities
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
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If self-service business intelligence initiatives are on your agenda, follow these 10 best practices for ensuring proper governance.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 2/23/2017
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How To Choose Between Virtual Desktop Deployment Models
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Many companies are turning to virtual desktops in the cloud to support end user computing, and they have multiple models to choose from.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/21/2017
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Guiding Principles For Closing The Cloud Gap
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The portion of your IT portfolio that hasn't yet moved to the cloud represents your "cloud gap."
By Fabio Gori, Senior Director, Cloud Solutions Marketing, Cisco , 2/20/2017
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Containers May Work With, Or In Place Of, Private Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
OpenStack is presented as a good container management environment; what if container managers can manage the infrastructure as well?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/20/2017
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What's Cognitive Computing, And What's That Noise Overhead?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Soon after an IBM round table on cognitive computing in San Francisco, the need for it at that location became abundantly clear.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/17/2017
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Your OpenStack Cloud Is Only As Good As The Linux You Install It On
Jeff Jameson, Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
OpenStack services and drivers require a robust and integrated Linux operating system for top-performing functionality.
By Jeff Jameson Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat, 2/16/2017
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'Unbounded IT' Draws On Internal, External Resources, Says Deloitte
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Deloitte Consulting report on the future of IT sees 'Unbound IT' aligned with the 'kinetic enterprise' and able to tap external tech resources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/16/2017
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IT Budget Staying The Same? Here’s What To Do Differently In 2017
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If your IT budget is staying flat, there are techniques for getting more bang from the same bucks in a new age of IT.
By Don Jones, director of curriculum, Pluralsight , 2/15/2017
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How Cross-Functional IT Teams Can Work Toward A Common Goal
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Breaking down the silos is critical in an enterprise IT strategy, and there are ways to get different IT and business groups on the same team.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 2/15/2017
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9 Industries Hiring IT Pros Now
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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If you're looking for an IT job this year, you might want to start with these types of companies, perhaps focusing on the job types that are hot in a given sector.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 2/15/2017
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Private Cloud Merits 2nd Look As Container Environment
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, says Project Zun gives enterprise IT a new reason to reconsider OpenStack for private clouds.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/14/2017
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Why Digitization Requires A New IT Operating Model
Andrew Horne, IT Practice Leader, CEB
Commentary
As enterprises advance in the world of digital business, the old project-based IT model is due for change.
By Andrew Horne IT Practice Leader, CEB, 2/14/2017
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Is Outsourcing The Key To Data Analytics Success?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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If the IT group isn't up to the task of implementing analytics, it's worth checking out the possibilities of outsourced analytics.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/14/2017
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Deloitte: These Emerging Technologies Will Play Critical Roles
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Deloitte Consulting cites seven emerging technologies as critical to the future of IT: dark analytics, mixed reality and blockchain included.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/13/2017
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Agile Development And The Red Line: At A Point Of No Return
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Red line (noun): A safety limit. The furthest limit of what will be tolerated or considered safe. A point beyond which a person or group is not prepared to negotiate. The point of no return.
By Allan Leinwand, CTO, ServiceNow , 2/10/2017
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Ponemon: Doubt Dogs IT On Security Tools, Spending
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The Ponemon Institute shows how IT security staffs want better technology tools and better skill sets to ward off invasive threats.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2017
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