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Are Docker Containers Essential To PaaS?
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Platform-as-a-service is changing along with the rise of next-generation applications, but is Docker crucial? Interop panelists debate.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/1/2014
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Oracle CTO Ellison Does Demos
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle cloud platform-as-a-service lets you modernize apps while lowering costs, says Larry Ellison in a show-and-tell session at Oracle OpenWorld.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/1/2014
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Oracle CEO Hurd Stays Ellison's Course
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Oracle flexes its muscle with a wave of SaaS releases and high-profile customer interviews. But is it leading or following in the cloud?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/30/2014
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Atlantic.Net Challenges Amazon With Cheap Cloud Server
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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For 99 cents per month, the cloud service courts startups and developers with virtual servers that offer fast spinup, low cost, and 100% uptime.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/30/2014
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Microsoft Azure DocumentDB: Customer Test Drive
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft NoSQL database (and MongoDB competitor) gets a trial run at Xomni. So far, so good, but search options and SDK "need work."
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/29/2014
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Oracle CTO Ellison Claims Cloud Supremacy
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 opens with vintage Ellison keynote highlighting SaaS gains, "massively upgraded" PaaS, and new engineered systems.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/29/2014
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7 Cool Products At Interop New York
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
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Interop New York spotlights innovative products covering SDN, BYOD, PaaS, data center management, and more. Take a look.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 9/27/2014
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Amazon Reboots Cloud Servers, Xen Bug Blamed
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Amazon tells customers it has to patch and reboot 10% of its EC2 cloud servers before Oct. 1.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/26/2014
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OpenStack Can Be 'Rosetta Stone' Of Cloud
Chris Kemp,
Commentary
Nebula chief strategy officer Chris Kemp explains OpenStack's ambitions to be the universal translator between public and private cloud systems.
By Chris Kemp , 9/25/2014
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9 Innovative Products: Designers Of Things Conference
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Wearable, 3D printing, and Internet of Things technologies are in their infancy. But these products show that design can satisfy both the head and the heart.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/24/2014
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Open Data Center Alliance Pushes TOSCA
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Cloud standards group ODCA pushes TOSCA standard for workload mobility across cloud service providers. Where is Amazon?
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/24/2014
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Building Mobile Developer Skill Sets: 4 Tips
Ken Parmelee, Technology and Business Development Head, IBM MobileFirst
Commentary
As more companies become mobile app developers for the first time, here's advice on managing two big challenges.
By Ken Parmelee Technology and Business Development Head, IBM MobileFirst, 9/24/2014
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Apcera Emerges, Gets Snapped Up By Ericsson
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Apcera, started by Cloud Foundry chief architect Derek Collison, launches new platform for software deployment, a policy imposition system.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/23/2014
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Salesforce.com Platform Helps Companies Build Mobile Apps
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Salesforce.com introduces ExactTarget Journey Builder for Apps to support engaging, marketing-savvy mobile applications.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/23/2014
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CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/22/2014
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5 Early Cloud Adopters In Federal Government
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Despite slow adoption government-wide, these agencies have paved the way for others implementing cloud computing.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 9/22/2014
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Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Red Hat reports 19% increase in revenue, subscriptions, and earnings per share in Q2.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/19/2014
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Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/19/2014
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VMware Keeps VMworld Promises With Product Upgrades
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware made a series of end-user computing enhancements and NSX software-defined networking upgrades.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/18/2014
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VMware's Former CTO Herrod On IT's Future
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Steve Herrod explains how his technologist's vision and experience help him pick investments for venture capitalist firm General Catalyst Partners.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/17/2014
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