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Docker 1.6 Emerges As A Platform
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Several components of Docker, including Engine, Registry, and orchestration tools, have been upgraded together as a platform.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/17/2015
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Engine Yard Pivots Toward Container Management
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
New Engine Yard CEO Beau Vrolyk is moving the company toward managing Linux containers for developers, with the acquisition of OpDemand.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/16/2015
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4 Backup Landmines Waiting For The Unwary
Ratmir Timashev, President and CEO, Veeam Software
Commentary
Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev warns about the pitfalls hidden in the process of conducting regular data backups.
By Ratmir Timashev President and CEO, Veeam Software, 4/16/2015
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HP's Still In Public Cloud, But Where?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
HP's Bill Hilf has rebutted the interpretation of his New York Times statements about the company's public cloud plans, but where does that leave Helion versus Amazon?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/15/2015
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Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing IT trends for the last several years. If you're an IT pro looking to move up the ladder or make more money, check out our list of certifications than can set you on your path.
By InformationWeek Staff , 4/15/2015
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Docker Raises $95 Million In 4th VC Round
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Goldman Sachs was urged by its IT department to become a Docker investor.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/14/2015
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Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/14/2015
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Twilio In-App Video Service Debuts
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Developers now have an easy way to implement video calling within apps.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/14/2015
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Microsoft IoT: Connecting Kitchens And Factories
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
In two new partnerships, Microsoft will work with Fujitsu and Miele to improve manufacturing and make smart ovens a reality.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/14/2015
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Microsoft Brings Docker Containers To Azure, .Net Developers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
In an interview, the general manager of Microsoft Windows Servers says two types of containers will run under the next version of Windows Server, with Docker functionality.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/13/2015
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Amazon Launches Machine Learning-As-A-Service
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
AWS's Andy Jassy announced a Machine Learning service at an Amazon Summit in San Francisco April 9, based on the parent retailer's internal use.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/10/2015
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HP Retreats From Public Cloud
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Rather than challenge Amazon, Google, and Microsoft as a cloud computing provider, HP has decided to focus on competitions it can win.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/9/2015
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'Let's Encrypt' Will Try To Secure The Internet
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Linux Foundation has lined up financial support for a group producing an easier way to encrypt Web site and mobile device traffic.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/9/2015
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VMware Adds 8th vCloud Data Center, In Melbourne
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware already has one data center in Tokyo, and is considering adding more in Asia. The new facilities will offer Google services through the companies' new partnership.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/8/2015
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Piston Shift Shows OpenStack's Evolving Role
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Piston has refocused on an operating system that will orchestrate containers, big data clusters as well as OpenStack virtual servers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/8/2015
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Stop Bashing IT Operations
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
Without great ops, you have no credibility for innovation efforts.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 4/8/2015
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How To Make Passwords Obsolete
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Why do we still rely on the human-memorized password for authentication? Here are seven alternatives worth considering.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/7/2015
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CoreOS Launches Container Management On Google's Kubernetes Project
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
CoreOS is founder of the Rocket container project, but the system promises to manage Docker and Rocket formats.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/6/2015
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Will Docker Bring Workload Mobility Between Clouds?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Docker is moving into orchestrating an application's server and networking. Does that supplement cloud function or replace it?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/2/2015
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Amazon Bulks Up Cloud Instances For Big Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon Web Services' larger virtual servers show the company is pursuing an enterprise-scale data warehouse and big data tasks.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/1/2015
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