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IBM Introduces 3 General-Purpose Flash Arrays
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Flash storage is maturing, and the latest products are taking on a more general-purpose storage function. To meet those needs, IBM introduced three such arrays this week.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/29/2016
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Microsoft, HPE Back Mesosphere As It Open Sources DC/OS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
As Mesosphere is opening sourcing its Data Center Operating System (DC/OS), several major tech firms, including Microsoft and HPE, are backing this alternative container standard.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/28/2016
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Intel CEO's Manifesto Details Cloud, IoT Strategy
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In a lengthy breakdown of Intel's future strategy for growth, CEO Brian Krzanich singles out the importance of the cloud and the Internet of Things.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/27/2016
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VMware, Pivotal Offer Stack For Next-Gen Applications
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Pivotal Cloud Foundry development stack has been integrated with the VMware Photon Platform so that the two can produce and host micro-service applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/27/2016
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Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/27/2016
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93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A MongoDB database filled with the personal information of 93 million Mexican voters was found configured improperly on the Amazon cloud. The incident raises issues of how information is protected in the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/26/2016
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Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/25/2016
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10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/25/2016
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SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We've got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/24/2016
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Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Overcome Weak PC, Phone Sales
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft's third quarter revenue and profits fell short of analyst estimates, sending the stock lower in after-hours trading. Executives touted the growth and strength of the company's cloud business and noted that weaker PC sales and a strong decline in Microsoft's phone business hurt overall results.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/22/2016
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AWS Summit: New Cloud Services, Expanded EBS Choices
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon Web Services unveiled a security inspection and data transfer acceleration service, along with two new EBS options, at AWS Summit.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/22/2016
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GE Oil & Gas Finds Amazon Use Lowers TCO 52%
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/21/2016
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Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2016
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Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
Commentary
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/20/2016
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IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016
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Startup Diamanti Offers Combined Container Networking, Storage
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Diamanti, a startup founded by Cisco UCS veterans, has built an appliance for automated container deployments with preconfigured networking and storage. The firm is just out of stealth mode.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/19/2016
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Cloud Stampede Is On, But Who's Watching Security?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A survey by Intel and the Cloud Security Alliance finds that the use of cloud services is increasing, but more in-depth security measures are needed.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/18/2016
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Pivotal Changes Elephants, Big Data-As-A-Service Growing: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/17/2016
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Microsoft Sues Justice Department, AG Over Cloud Privacy
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 4/15/2016
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Cloud Adoption Could Save Feds $10 Billion Annually
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A MeriTalk survey of federal IT managers reveals that they believe the government can save more than $10 billion annually from additional consolidation and cloud adoption.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/15/2016
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