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Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/25/2015
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DARPA Robotics Challenge Gears Up For Finale
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
News
The latest highlights from DARPA's years-long robotics competition show us just how creative we can be. Here's what you need to know in advance of the grand finale in June.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 3/24/2015
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Joyent: Run Docker On SmartOS For Greater Security
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Cloud service provider Joyent bids for Docker workloads by claiming a more secure container environment, with an option for use in on-premises data centers as well.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/24/2015
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Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Kevin Casey,
News
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
By Kevin Casey , 3/23/2015
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NTP Needs Money: Is A Foundation The Answer?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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NTP steward Harlan Stenn founded the Network Time Foundation four years ago as an umbrella group to unite and support time-synching open-source projects. But it hasn't gotten far with support.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/23/2015
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Docker At 2: From Shaky Start To Open-Source Star
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Co-founder Solomon Hykes reflects on the startup's roots in Paris, its failed first effort to get containers moving, and how Docker then became a fast-growing data center hit.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/20/2015
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Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 3/18/2015
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NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/18/2015
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Open Compute: More Financial Services Firms Jump In
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and B of A are joining Goldman Sachs and Fidelity backing the open-source hardware movement.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/16/2015
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Twilio: Connecting Enterprise Telecom To The Cloud
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A new service aims to simplify the connection of enterprise communications services to the cloud. Will software transform your telecommunications services?
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/16/2015
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Microsoft Leads Open Switch Software Effort
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Microsoft is working on a project to produce a programmable interface for Open Compute switches, coming later this year.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/13/2015
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4 Data-Driven Predictions For IT Innovation
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Data from the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 companies shows how these digital innovators are using analytics and cloud, and where they could miss the boat.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 3/12/2015
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Google Nearline Cloud Service Targets Microsoft, Amazon
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Google's Nearline service promises instant access to cold data stored for one cent per gigabyte.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/11/2015
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Microsoft, Cisco Broaden Cloud Partnership
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
A new platform combines Microsoft's Azure Pack with devices from Cisco's ACI to target telecom carriers and cloud providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/11/2015
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Open Compute: Apple, Cisco Join While HP Expands
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The open source hardware movement opened its annual summit with some surprising new members and a focus on data center switching.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/11/2015
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Docker Adds SDN Capabilities Via SocketPlane
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, Interop
Commentary
Docker acquired startup SocketPlane to enhance the networking capabilities of its containers.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 3/9/2015
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Red Hat Launches Atomic Host To Run Containers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Red Hat has worked closely with Docker to produce a stripped-down version of Linux to run containers efficiently.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/6/2015
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InformationWeek 2014 State Of The Data Center Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Data center managers are now less interested in bottom-line cost and more focused on extracting business value by following the lead of major cloud providers.
By InformationWeek Staff , 3/6/2015
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Airbnb Boosts Presto SQL Query Engine For Hadoop
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Airbnb is open sourcing a home-grown data-exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop. Will it give Facebook Presto a leg up on Cloudera Impala?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/5/2015
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ServiceNow Seeks To Automate 3 More Departments
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The pioneer of IT help desk automation tries to crack into legal, finance, and marketing by offering more customization.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/4/2015
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