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Catastrophe Hits Your Datacenter – But Users Don't Notice
Federico Lucifredi, Product Management Director of Ceph Storage, Red Hat
Many large, network-dependent organizations are deploying OpenStack together with Red Hat Ceph Storage because they are inherently high-available solutions.
By Federico Lucifredi Product Management Director of Ceph Storage, Red Hat, 2/23/2017
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Guiding Principles For Closing The Cloud Gap
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The portion of your IT portfolio that hasn't yet moved to the cloud represents your "cloud gap."
By Fabio Gori, Senior Director, Cloud Solutions Marketing, Cisco , 2/20/2017
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What's Cognitive Computing, And What's That Noise Overhead?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Soon after an IBM round table on cognitive computing in San Francisco, the need for it at that location became abundantly clear.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/17/2017
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Why Digitization Requires A New IT Operating Model
Andrew Horne, IT Practice Leader, CEB
Commentary
As enterprises advance in the world of digital business, the old project-based IT model is due for change.
By Andrew Horne IT Practice Leader, CEB, 2/14/2017
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Is Outsourcing The Key To Data Analytics Success?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
If the IT group isn't up to the task of implementing analytics, it's worth checking out the possibilities of outsourced analytics.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/14/2017
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Agile Development And The Red Line: At A Point Of No Return
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Commentary
Red line (noun): A safety limit. The furthest limit of what will be tolerated or considered safe. A point beyond which a person or group is not prepared to negotiate. The point of no return.
By Allan Leinwand, CTO, ServiceNow , 2/10/2017
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Big Data Facts Highlight Its Trendsetting Surge
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Commentary
As big data takes hold in the business world, the cloud enables small and mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the concept.
By Curt Cornum, Vice President-Chief Solution Architect, Insight Enterprises , 2/2/2017
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Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A Dimension Data survey of development professionals found most enterprises have adopted agile methods, but only 14% can update hourly.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/31/2017
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What 2017 Will Bring for the Analytics Field
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Commentary
Enterprises have plenty of data; now it's time to put that data to work, answering questions such as "why" and "what's next".
By Ketan Karkhanis, GM of Salesforce Analytics Cloud , 1/30/2017
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Expert: Threats To Secure Cloud Operations Are Evolving
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
John Howie, former COO of the Cloud Security Alliance, says secure providers aren't enough; threats to users are evolving fast.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/30/2017
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IT Service Management In Disruption, Moving Toward Automation
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A wave of change is sweeping through the suppliers of ITSM, reflecting the enhanced ability to add analytics and automation to the field.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/26/2017
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Nokia: Don't Be Too Quick To Dismiss Private Cloud Savings
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Nokia's total cost of ownership study finds most enterprises can save 25% of data center costs by converting it to private cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/25/2017
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What Happens When a Customer of IT Becomes an IT Leader
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Commentary
When an executive shifts from being supported by IT to leading IT, one opportunity is to become a more customer-centric IT organization.
By Atticus Tysen, CIO and Senior VP, Intuit , 1/24/2017
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Achieve Application And Data Visibility In The Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
IT organizations need visibility into the cloud when their applications and infrastructure are out there. Without such visibility, well, you are flying blind.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/24/2017
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How Kubernetes Came To Lead The Container Management Pack
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Kubernetes advocate points to software's roots inside Google, its self-healing features and its container cluster know-how.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/24/2017
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Private Cloud In Retreat, Public Cloud To Fore: Report
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Our '2017 State of Cloud' report finds private cloud losing its viability and hybrid cloud operations too complex; public cloud use advancing.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/19/2017
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Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/17/2017
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3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/16/2017
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Enel Moves Onto Amazon To Implement New Utility Strategy
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The giant Italian utility, Enel, is moving to the cloud to support it's Open Power strategy around the world, adding green power sources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/13/2017
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Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/10/2017
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