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Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/27/2015
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Google OKs Docker Container Registry Service
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/27/2015
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5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
News
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 1/27/2015
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Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/26/2015
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Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/26/2015
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Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/22/2015
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IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/21/2015
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VMware Offers 'One-Button' Disaster Recovery In Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/20/2015
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SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/20/2015
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Integration Moves Into The Cloud In 2015
George Gallegos, CEO ,Jitterbit
Commentary
If development is moving into the cloud, application integration should soon follow, argues George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit.
By George Gallegos CEO ,Jitterbit , 1/19/2015
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FreeBSD Gains Ground With Small Cloud Providers
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon?
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/19/2015
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Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/16/2015
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How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 1/16/2015
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Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/15/2015
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IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
IBM z13 refresh packs performance gains, but can it really join the mobile, big data, and cloud age? Here's a look at aspirations versus realities.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/15/2015
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Gartner Gives Thumbs Up To Docker Security
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Docker containers isolate resources similar to Linux or virtual machine hypervisors, but fall short with management and administration, Gartner analyst says.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/14/2015
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Google Domains Service Opens For Business
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
US residents can now purchase and manage Internet domains through Google.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/14/2015
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Amazon Trumps Microsoft With C4 Virtual Servers
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Amazon outstrips Microsoft's new Azure offering with launch of C4 Xlarge, a 36-virtual-CPU server instance.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/13/2015
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Google Launches Cloud Application Performance Tool
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Google Cloud Trace will help developers identify where the slowest user interactions are occurring with an application running on App Engine.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/13/2015
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Verizon Cloud Outage Draws Overblown Angst
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Verizon Cloud's planned 40-hour outage set off outraged critics, but long-term implications will make the cloud service more stable and more competitive.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/12/2015
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