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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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NAS Is Sexy Again
Andres Rodriguez, CEO, Nasuni
Commentary
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
By Andres Rodriguez CEO, Nasuni , 3/31/2015
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PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
After a three-year migration, PayPal says it has implemented its own OpenStack cloud for close to 100% of its operations, making it one of the largest financial services OpenStack clouds in production.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/31/2015
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Interop Hot Stage: Building An Enterprise Network
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
The InteropNet comes to life at Hot Stage. For the first time, InformationWeek is there to cover the creation of this complex temporary network.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 3/31/2015
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HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/27/2015
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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
News
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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