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OpenStack Now Offers 3 Ways To Deploy Containers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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OpenStack's Magnum Project will give cloud users the ability to deploy Docker containers in virtual machines, on bare metal, or in other containers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/28/2015
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Velostrata Hybrid Offers Public Cloud Compute, On-Premises Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/28/2015
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Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/27/2015
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WiFi Pioneer Cees Links: IoT Is Like A Butler
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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A WiFi pioneer says we need to rethink how the Internet of Things is being marketed and sold. For starters, how about finding a better name?
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 8/27/2015
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Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
InformationWeek Staff,
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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.
By InformationWeek Staff , 8/26/2015
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Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/26/2015
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How Do it Best Corp. Mixes IT, Business
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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Do it Best Corp.'s IT department has shifted processes and changed its culture to keep up with the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/25/2015
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Salesforce Polishes Its CRM Interface With Lightning
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Salesforce is delivering a cleaner, more elegant look for its desktop CRM applications by using its mobile platform's Lightning components.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/25/2015
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Intel Backs OpenStack Firm Mirantis With $100M Investment
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/25/2015
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CoreOS Adds Intel Container Security To Rocket
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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CoreOS builds greater security and speed into Rocket containers with Intel's hypervisor-based, yet speedy, Clear Containers isolation layer.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/24/2015
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Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/22/2015
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Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/21/2015
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Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/20/2015
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Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/20/2015
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Linux Foundation Proposes Open Source Best-Practices Badge
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Core Infrastructure Initiative doesn't just want to correct existing problems; it wants a stamp of approval on open source projects that follow best-practice security and software stability practices.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/19/2015
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Amazon Report: How Bezos Should Respond
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he doesn't see the dystopian workplace described in a New York Times exposť. That doesn't mean it's not there. Let Amazon be judged by how it treats the least among its workers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/18/2015
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Linux Foundation Funds NTP's 'Father Time'
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/17/2015
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Goldman Sachs Puts Elasticsearch To Work
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Wall Street financial services firm Goldman Sachs benefits from a broader use of open source search engine. Learn how its programmers use it on code projects.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/17/2015
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10 Reasons Why Google Alphabet Exists
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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Google has been restructured, and the iconic brand now falls under an umbrella organization called Alphabet. But why? There has to be more to this story.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 8/16/2015
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Data And Analytics Strategies: What Investors Think
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Whether raising a round of funding or creating shareholder wealth, companies increasingly need a well-articulated and demonstrable data and analytics strategy. Here are some things that can sway an investor's opinion, for good or bad.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/14/2015
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