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CenturyLink Offers Private Cloud By The Rack
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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CenturyLink's cloud unit offers racks inside its data centers with the isolation characteristics of a private cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/22/2014
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Facebook Adds Analytics To App Links
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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With help from Facebook, Mixpanel, and Parse, developers who implement App Links can now track how their links are used.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/22/2014
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Microsoft Azure Adds NoSQL, Search & HBase Services
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft brings DocumentDB, Search, and HDInsight HBase services to Azure, boldly entering the NoSQL arena and rounding out its cloud-based data platform.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/21/2014
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PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/21/2014
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Wanted: Cloud Brokers
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 8/21/2014
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Pivotal Adds Mobile To Cloud Foundry Platform
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Pivotal adds mobile services to Cloud Foundry platform to attract mobile developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/20/2014
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EnterpriseDB Says JSON Toolkit Nixes NoSQL Drawbacks
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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NoSQL databases start out easy, but you'll later struggle with data logic, says EnterpriseDB. JSON toolkit promises best of NoSQL and RDBMS.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/19/2014
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Cybersecurity Demands New Framework
Zulfikar Ramzan, Chief Technology Officer, Elastica
Commentary
Cybersecurity development has been a piecemeal process. It's time for a stronger, more cohesive approach.
By Zulfikar Ramzan Chief Technology Officer, Elastica, 8/19/2014
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Apptio Adds Amazon Cloud Cost Analysis
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Apptio TBM Unified Model analyzes the costs of using Amazon Web Services and compares it to similar workloads running on-premises.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/18/2014
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CoreOS Acquires Quay.io For Docker Container Security
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Acquisition positions CoreOS as a more secure, enterprise-oriented offering for the Docker form of Linux containers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/15/2014
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Hidden Cloud Costs: AWS, Azure Management Costs Compared
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
With the help of in-depth Gartner analysis, InformationWeek takes a closer look at the cost of managing Amazon vs. Azure.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/14/2014
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Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/14/2014
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Nebula, Cosmos, And Private Cloud's Future
Elias Khnaser, Chief Technology Officer, Sigma Solutions
Commentary
Chris Kemp, Nebula founder and former NASA CTO, talks OpenStack, private cloud, and why he's not worried about VMware's inroads into Nebula's territory.
By Elias Khnaser Chief Technology Officer, Sigma Solutions , 8/14/2014
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Platform9 Sees Containers & Virtual Machines Happy Together
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Startup Platform9 launches management system that has Linux containers and virtual machines running side by side.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/14/2014
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In Hybrid Clouds, Mind The Details
Don Magrogan, CTO, Fusion PPT
Commentary
Integrating your private cloud with public clouds can provide agility, security, and control. But getting the minutia right is daunting.
By Don Magrogan CTO, Fusion PPT, 8/14/2014
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Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax
News
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax, 8/13/2014
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Splunk App For Stream Adds Real-Time Wire Data
Kevin Casey,
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New app provides greater machine data visibility to Splunk deployments, but users should expect increasing overlap between platforms as big data analysis becomes more complex.
By Kevin Casey , 8/13/2014
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CenturyLink Courts Developers With Container Management
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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CenturyLink takes open source route with its Panamax system for Docker management in a bid for developers building complex cloud apps.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/12/2014
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NoSQL, NewSQL, or RDBMS: How To Choose
Bharat Upadrasta, Senior Research Lead, Mu Sigma
Commentary
When should you choose a NoSQL or NewSQL option versus a conventional relational database management system? Here are 10 telltale traits that will help you make the right choice.
By Bharat Upadrasta and Austin Chungath , 8/8/2014
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Facebook Buys Security Startup PrivateCore
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Facebook plans to deploy PrivateCore technology into its server stack to bolster encryption and malware prevention, the social network said.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/8/2014
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