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Boxever Implements DevOps, Continuous Delivery On Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Travel analytics firm Boxever thrives while executing three or four updates a day to its core systems on Cassandra in Amazon cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/23/2014
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Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed On Bad Code
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Microsoft's analysis of Nov. 18 Azure outage indicates engineers' decision to widely deploy misconfigured code triggered major cloud outage.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/22/2014
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MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Online ad/coupon service uses API tools to provide targeted advertising for retailers and useful information to consumers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/19/2014
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Amazon, VMware On Collision Course
Gregory Ness,  VP of worldwide marketing at CloudVelox
Commentary
At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors.
By Gregory Ness VP of worldwide marketing at CloudVelox, 12/18/2014
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IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/18/2014
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3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Boris Renski, CMO, Mirantis
Commentary
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
By Boris Renski CMO, Mirantis, 12/17/2014
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Atlantic.Net Cloud Stretches To The Pacific
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Small, low-cost IaaS provider opens its first West Coast cloud facility.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/16/2014
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DigitalOcean Displays 'Meteroic' Rise As Web Host
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Netcraft survey on world's largest web hosts shows DigitalOcean has risen to No. 3 from 568th place two years ago.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/15/2014
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Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/15/2014
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Amazon Expands OpsWorks For On-Premises Server Management
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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AWS embraces hybrid cloud by extending OpsWorks server management to systems assigned to run in customers' data centers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/12/2014
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Developers See ROI For Continuous Delivery Via Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Developers find the pay-off for DevOps and continuous delivery comes with cloud, Evans Data survey says.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/10/2014
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Docker Is Hot But Won't Eat The World -- Yet
Sebastian Stadil, CEO, Scalr
Commentary
Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil talks Docker's usability and the pros and cons of using containers in IT, not yet a gold standard.
By Sebastian Stadil CEO, Scalr, 12/9/2014
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Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/8/2014
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Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/8/2014
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Amazon Says Expansion Worth Price
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
After a Moody's credit rating downgrade, Amazon will pay a higher rate to borrow than well-funded competitors, such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, but says business expansion will pay.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/8/2014
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Docker Founder Must Right His Ship
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
After some controversy this week, Docker needs to show it has the maturity needed to manage an open source project.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/5/2014
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Enlist Mobile Apps In Diabetes Fight
Steve Robinson, General manager, Cloud Platform Services, IBM Software Group
Commentary
Mobile apps can help diabetes sufferers get ahead of their symptoms and live healthier, more carefree lives.
By Steve Robinson General manager, Cloud Platform Services, IBM Software Group, 12/5/2014
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Rocket Vs. Docker Will Come Down To DevOps
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Whether CoreOS's Rocket successfully challenges Docker's lead in cloud containers will come down to which gets DevOps right.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/4/2014
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Cloud Storage Is Inevitable, So Plan For It
Michael Fork, product manager at SoftLayer, an IBM company
Commentary
Simply buying more on-premises data storage without evaluating cloud-based storage alternatives could be a costly mistake.
By Michael Fork product manager at SoftLayer, an IBM company, 12/4/2014
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Amazon Streamlines Reserved Instance Pricing, Options
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Faced with frequent complaints about complexity, Amazon stripped down the number of Reserved Instance types and simplified its billing.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/3/2014
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