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Docker Security Flaw Found
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Docker advises users to upgrade their container formatting system immediately to patch security hole in non-current versions.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/26/2014
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Facebook Data Center Showcases Open Compute Work
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Facebook's Altoona, Iowa, data center includes Open Compute Project data center network fabric.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/25/2014
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Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Sarah Lahav, CEO, SysAid Technologies
Commentary
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
By Sarah Lahav CEO, SysAid Technologies, 11/25/2014
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IBM Courts DevOps With Dedicated Bluemix
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Dedicated Bluemix is IBM's development platform with host servers in the cloud dedicated to a single customer, for security and compliance reasons.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/24/2014
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Microsoft Azure Outage: Questions Remain
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Microsoft Azure's East and South Central US data centers' performance plummeted while West remained relatively unaffected.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/21/2014
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
News
Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 11/20/2014
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Microsoft Azure Storage Service Outage: Postmortem
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Azure outage Tuesday produced disruptions to MSN website, Office 365, Xbox Live, and third-party services, as well as possible data integrity problems.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/20/2014
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How Amazon Kinesis Adds Speed, Resilience To Analytics
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Three Kinesis users explain how they use AWS's real-time, streaming data capture and analytics service to support their businesses.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/19/2014
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IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 11/18/2014
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Interoute, European Cloud Supplier, Makes US Move
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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One of Europe's largest cloud service suppliers, Interoute Communications, will open a virtual data center in Los Angeles in December.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/18/2014
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Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/18/2014
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Apple, Microsoft Fight For Financial Crown
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 11/17/2014
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Amazon's Container Strategy, Examined
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Amazon believes it can win developers with new AWS Container Service, despite Google's big headstart.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/17/2014
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Amazon Cloud: 10 New Insights
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
AWS already has five times the compute capacity of 14 competitors combined, but it's still expanding fast. See what else we learned at Re:Invent this week.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/14/2014
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Amazon Focuses On New Services, Not Price
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Amazon Web Services expands its menu, while dropping references to its leading price-cutter status.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/13/2014
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Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 11/13/2014
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Virtualization Delivers For Children's Miracle Network
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Children's Miracle Network, which helps 170 partner hospitals raise money, wants to generate $1 billion annually through 2022. New virtualization infrastructure is helping to realize this goal.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/12/2014
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IndependenceIT: 'Switzerland' Of Virtualized Desktops
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
IndependenceIT offers server-based SaaS to deliver virtualized desktops from an Amazon, Microsoft, or Google cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/12/2014
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Salvation Army Finds Refuge, Recovery In The Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Nonprofit agency finds cloud-based backup and disaster recovery system is best and most cost-effective way to protect critical data.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/11/2014
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Rackspace Launches Azure Services From Data Centers
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Rackspace offers Microsoft's Cloud OS platform from within its data centers, gives Hyper-V users cloud services backed by technical support.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/11/2014
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