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VMware VSAN 6.2 Offers Pathway To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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With the release of its Virtual SAN 6.2 offerings, VMware is looking to make it easier for customers to create and run a hyper-converged infrastructure within their data centers. The company is also introducing "Ready Nodes," which are plug-in data center modules with virtual storage.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2016
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Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/10/2016
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CIO's Journey: From IT To Cloud Service Provider
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Rhonda Winter held three CIO posts in Indianapolis, including one overseeing IT for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500. Then she decided to join Bluelock and provide future cloud services to enterprise CIOs.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2016
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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Reflecting the fundamental transformation in the market, Gartner has changed how it evaluates vendors in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics. Only three vendors survived the cut and stayed in the Leaders Quadrant. Here's a look at the changes.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/9/2016
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Docker Engine 1.10 Puts Emphasis On Container Security
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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With the release of the Docker Engine 1.10, Docker is putting security at center stage to address user demand. The company has also issued several other updates.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/8/2016
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Super Bowl 50 Gets Analyzed, Tableau Spooks Investors: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Data analysts got to work on Super Bowl 50, Tableau Software's earnings spooked investors on Wall Street, and OpenText released a tool for measuring sentiment about the US presidential elections. These are some of the stories you'll find in our big data roundup for the week ending February 7.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/7/2016
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Cloudability CEO: Ferocious Era Of Cloud Competition Approaching
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/5/2016
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IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/5/2016
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CoreOS Launches Rocket 1.0 Into Production
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/4/2016
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Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/4/2016
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Google, Microsoft Bid For Burgeoning Cloud Market
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon may be the largest vendor, but Google and Microsoft are bringing new initiatives into a rapidly growing cloud service marketplace.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/4/2016
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12 Ways To Connect Data Analytics To Business Outcomes
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Even though more organizations are attempting to become data-driven, many of them still aren't able to link data analytics to business outcomes. Some of the challenges are obvious. Others aren't. Here are our tips for avoiding the common pitfalls.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/3/2016
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Hadoop At 10: Milestones And Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hadoop, an open source framework for wrangling unstructured data and analytics, celebrated its 10th birthday in January. Here's a look at the milestones, players, and events that marked the growth of this groundbreaking technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/3/2016
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Brookhaven Lab Finds AWS Spot Instances Hit Sweet Spot
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
When Brookhaven National Lab needed compute power to meet peak demand, it turned to a new Energy Sciences Network and Amazon Spot Instances.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/2/2016
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Amazon, AWS Post Strong Results, Fail To Please Wall Street
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/29/2016
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Facebook Builds Next-Gen Data Center In Ireland
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Facebook will implement its latest data center server and switch designs in the facility it's building on the company's Clonee, Ireland, site.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/28/2016
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9 Ways To Tap Into Smart Data-Driven Decisions
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Today's real-time business world requires organizations to make smarter decisions faster. The good news: The technology exists to accelerate decision-making. What's holding you back?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/28/2016
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8 Must-Have Mobile Tools For Road Warriors
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Remote workers may not need an office, but they do need a few devices to keep them connected and productive. Here are our top picks to keep you and your teams functioning on the go.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/28/2016
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Salesforce Adds 'Private Spaces' On Heroku Platform
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Salesforce users can now run an app in isolation by using a private network on the multi-tenant Heroku development platform.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/27/2016
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VMware CIO Occupies Hot Seat Between Top Management, Customers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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VMware CIO Bask Iyer describes his role as both representing customers' needs to top management and validating the firm's products to customers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/27/2016
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