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Joyent Plans To Run Docker In Multi-Tenant Clouds
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Joyent will apply its container expertise to Docker for secure, efficient multi-tenant hosts.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/31/2014
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IBM, Tencent Offer Enterprise Cloud In China
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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IBM partners with Tencent, China's largest Internet company, to offer enterprise-level, industry specific cloud services.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/31/2014
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Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/30/2014
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Virtualization, Meet Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Bhargav Shukla, Director, Product Research & Innovation, KEMP Technologies
Commentary
More modular combinations of virtualized compute, networking, and storage, such as VMware's EVO:Rail, are on the way.
By Bhargav Shukla Director, Product Research & Innovation, KEMP Technologies, 10/30/2014
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Cloud Computing: IT's Driving Again
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Enterprise spending on cloud has grown 38% in 2014, and IT now controls 80% of that budget, finds Verizon study.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/30/2014
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Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Twitter data will be made available through IBM's cloud and enhanced with its analytics to support enterprise apps and business decisions.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/29/2014
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NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/29/2014
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Microsoft Opens Azure Center In Australia
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Microsoft cloud growth continues, though Microsoft still falls short of Amazon Web Service's dominant revenue position.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/29/2014
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EMC's Hybrid Cloud Moves: VMware Rival?
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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EMC will do something in 2015 that subsidiary VMware can't: offer a self-service hybrid cloud that links easily to Microsoft Azure.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/28/2014
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Microsoft TechEd: Cloud Updates, Windows 10 Details
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft announced a wide variety of Azure and Office 365 advances, new details about Windows 10.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/28/2014
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IT Investments: 5 Common Mistakes
David McLaughlin, President & CEO, Columbia Advisory Group
Commentary
There are benefits to a new IT project, but the risks are higher than most investments. Here are five missteps to avoid.
By David McLaughlin President & CEO, Columbia Advisory Group, 10/28/2014
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2nd Watch, New Relic Monitor AWS Workloads
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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2nd Watch cloud migration and management firm is now using New Relic to offer insight into workload performance on Amazon.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/27/2014
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Amazon Moves Into Germany
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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On the heels of a losing third quarter, AWS opens a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany -- and the global stakes are high.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/24/2014
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SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/24/2014
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Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/24/2014
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Rackspace Bundles Collaboration, Productivity Apps
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Cloud Office gives users single sign-in to email, Microsoft Exchange, Lync instant messaging, and SharePoint.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/24/2014
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IBM, Microsoft Cloud Partnership Examined
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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IBM and Microsoft will put key software assets on each other's cloud services. Can they double appeal to enterprise developers, compete better with Amazon?
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/23/2014
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CenturyLink Plans Cloud Center For Developers
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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CenturyLink will open cloud development center in Bellevue, Wash., to attract enterprise application developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/23/2014
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Twitter Debuts Fabric SDK For Mobile Developers
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Offering ads, analytics, and authentication, Fabric aspires to be the backend platform for mobile apps.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/23/2014
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Jive Improves Its Cloud Apps Game
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Jive's Fall cloud releases include connectors for Google Docs and Outlook Online, plus collaboration tools for mobile devices and new features for community managers.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/22/2014
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