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8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5/25/2015
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Clouds Ready For Enterprise? Gartner Says Few Are
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's innovations and services give it an edge with enterprises, while Microsoft, Google, IBM, VMware, and CenturyLink nip at its heels.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/22/2015
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PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/21/2015
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The Great File Migration Is Underway
Andres Rodriguez, CEO, Nasuni
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As the amount of data in files grows, more and more will find their way in a great migration to cloud storage.
By Andres Rodriguez CEO, Nasuni , 5/21/2015
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Gartner Doubles Estimate Of Amazon Cloud Dominance
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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In Gartner's fifth Magic Quadrant on cloud infrastructure services, Amazon extends lead, while Microsoft and Google try to keep up.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/20/2015
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SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 5/20/2015
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IBM Broadens Hybrid Cloud Portfolio With OpenStack Play
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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With its OpenStack Services, IBM is looking to expand its cloud services portfolio to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft Azure.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 5/19/2015
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Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
From CoreOS to Atomic Host to Photon, a new breed of Linux operating system is slimming down in order to run containers. Will all of them survive?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/19/2015
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Google Cloud Platform Drops Price, Again
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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It's also offering a big discount for computing jobs that aren't time sensitive and thus can run during low-demand times.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/18/2015
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Amazon Seeks Next Generation Of Cloud Users
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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AWS has launched AWS Educate, an online service with self-paced labs, tutorials, and best practices for educators and students.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/18/2015
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Cloud Foundry Pros & Cons
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Cloud Foundry has a mixed container message, but that's not keeping it from sailing full speed ahead into Fortune 500 data centers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/15/2015
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GE Prepares For Industrial Internet With Cloud Foundry
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Analysis of big data from industrial machines is creating new business models, but GE Software CTO Harel Kodesh sees even more disruptive business models on their way.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/13/2015
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Open Source Platform Opens Arms To Microsoft's .Net
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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This latest move from Cloud Foundry signals how the cloud is forcing old rivalries to fall away.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/12/2015
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8 Reasons The PC Is Not Dead
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Now that phablets have essentially cannibalized the tablet market, the personal computer has a chance to make a dramatic comeback. Here's why.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5/11/2015
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4 Stages Of Hybrid Cloud Evolution
Donald Rippert, General Manager of Cloud Strategy,IBM
Commentary
Hybrid cloud computing will involve companies using APIs from different clouds to bring services into a "home cloud" to work with company data, IBM's Rippert says.
By Donald Rippert General Manager of Cloud Strategy,IBM, 5/11/2015
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IBM Bluemix Welcomes Microsoft's .Net
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
IBM's Bluemix is adding the .Net languages, allowing Bluemix Cloud Foundry users to mix Microsoft, open source, and IBM technologies.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/11/2015
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'Father Time' Still Negotiating The Future
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Harlan Stenn, chief maintainer of the Network Time Protocol, remains in limbo between full-time NTP work and a return to private consulting.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/11/2015
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Controversial Lennart Poettering Finds His Place In Linux Community
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
The systemd developer produced an initialization system that no one liked, but everyone adopted for use with Linux containers. Are his days as a target over?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/8/2015
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Cloud Computing: 8 Continuing Ed Programs For IT Pros
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Continuing education is a surefire way to increase your salary or get a new job. If your interest in IT is cloud computing, several high-profile universities offer courses in this area of technology.
By InformationWeek Staff , 5/6/2015
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Docker Monitoring: New Relic Takes On The Challenge
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The new application performance monitoring platform is more in sync with companies building applications as microservices.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/6/2015
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