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Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/24/2016
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Rancher Labs Attracts VC Funding With Container Management System
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Rancher Labs is gaining traction since launching version 1.0 of its container management system and pulling in $20 million in venture capital funding.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/24/2016
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Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/24/2016
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Exar Finds Success Moving Oracle Database To AWS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Exar Corp., the Fremont, Calif., chip maker, needed to upgrade its Oracle database at a time of cost reduction and transition. Here's how it moved it to the AWS cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/23/2016
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Florida Crystals CIO: Cloud Is The Sweet Spot For IT Success
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Florida Crystals is a multibillion-dollar sugar production company with no on-premises servers. Here's why CIO Don Whittington is happy keeping it that way.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/23/2016
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SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/22/2016
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SAP's Apple Partnership Is All About HANA
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
SAP's partnership with Apple doesn't mention HANA by name, but the in-memory database is in every part of the relationship.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/20/2016
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HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/20/2016
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AWS Offers New Options For Running SAP HANA On EC2
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
AWS is launching a new, memory-optimized instance on EC2 dubbed X1 that aims to make it easier to run SAP's HANA in-memory database. The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between SAP and Microsoft.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/19/2016
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Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/19/2016
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Microsoft, SAP Are Bringing HANA To Azure
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/17/2016
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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/17/2016
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Virtualization Market Now 'Mature,' Gartner Finds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Virtualization has been the biggest trend in the enterprise data center for over a decade. Now, however, new license revenues have plateaued, according to new research from Gartner.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/16/2016
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AWS Discovery Service Aims To Ease Legacy Migration Pain
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
AWS executives have come to view the mixed legacy environment as one of the barriers to cloud adoption. Without automated help, it's a painful process to capture an application's interdependencies. AWS Application Discovery will do that.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/13/2016
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Microsoft Azure Expands Into Canada, South Korea
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Microsoft is investing $15 billion to establish the Azure Cloud as a worldwide presence. Canada and South Korea are part of its expansion roadmap.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/12/2016
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Facebook Open/R: From Bridging Gaps To Network App Dev
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
In the process of developing Terragraph, a network aimed to bring wireless Internet access to dense urban environments, Facebook has made strides in network application development. Here's why its Open/R platform -- slated to be offered to the open source community -- could eventually influence enterprise network development as we know it.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/12/2016
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Docker Security Scanning Protects Container Software Stack
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Docker addresses vulnerabilities that can creep into the container's software stack with its just released Security Scanning offering.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/11/2016
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CoreOS Gets $28 Million For Tectonic Container System Development
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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CoreOS has lined up Google Ventures behind the ongoing development of its Kubernetes-based Tectonic container deployment.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/9/2016
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Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd Sees A SaaS-y Future
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd sees a future rich with software-as-a-service providers capitalizing on services available in the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/9/2016
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7 Ways Cloud Computing Propels IT Security
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
A spate of high-profile public and private cloud security breaches is helping to push advancements in security such as encryption. Here's a look at 7 ways the cloud may be the largest driver of IT security today.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5/8/2016
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