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Can You Trust Your Cloud Vendor's Employees?
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
Insider threats run rampant, and cloud customers often find it difficult to pull back the veil and see what their supplier is doing with their data.
HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
Equinix Adds Dallas, London To AWS Direct Connect Service
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Direct Connect gives private line access to the AWS cloud, something enterprises are seeking as they send more workloads offsite.
Amazon Bolsters 'Green Power' Investment With Ohio Wind Farm
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Amazon has launched its fourth renewable energy initiative, a wind farm in Ohio, to increase its data centers' use of green power.
IBM SoftLayer Performance Less Impressive Than Claimed
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
VoltDB's latest cloud performance benchmark claims IBM SoftLayer is 3X faster than Amazon, but that's only true if you compare apples to oranges.
Amazon Adds Multi-Factor Authentication: Why Now?
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
Amazon has quietly added support for multi-factor authentication for customers using its ecommerce site in the US. Why would the company do this now?
Google Turns To Diane Greene To Lead Cloud Effort
News  |  11/20/2015  | 
Google has picked a member of its board of directors, Diane Greene, to lead a "combined cloud" team in competing for enterprise business.
Containers March Into Mainstream With Security, Management Updates
Commentary  |  11/20/2015  | 
Containers are making unrelenting advances into production systems, thanks to better security and management platforms from the likes of Docker, HP, Red Hat, and VMware.
Forrester: In The Cloud, The Big Get Bigger
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Forrester says cloud challengers will have a hard time competing with incumbents in 2016. AWS, IBM, and Microsoft are "innovating like startups."
Docker Tightens Security Over Container Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
Docker unveils three ways to make containers more secure, especially when code is changed during its update cycle.
VMware Open Sources Photon Controller For Container Users
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
VMware's Photon Controller became open source code Nov. 16 in a bid to attract container users who wish to deploy containers with a microvisor.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015  | 
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
Rackspace Carina Promises Simplified Containerized Workloads
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Rackspace opens Carina service, which promises to make it simpler and faster to move containerized workloads to Rackspace and manage them once they are there.
Intel Chief Data Scientist Shares Secrets To Successful Projects
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Before joining Intel, the company's first-ever Chief Data Scientist created models to predict the stock market, improve glaucoma diagnostics, and include unstructured data in healthcare applications. Here's what Bob Rogers is doing now at Intel and his advice for fellow and future data scientists.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/15/2015  | 
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
CoreOS Service Scans Containers For Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/13/2015  | 
CoreOS, supplier of a slender Linux for container hosts, has launched a container scanning service capable of detecting vulnerabilities.
IBM Datapalooza Takes Aim At Data Scientist Shortage
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in 2016.
Microsoft Promises Secure Data Center Services In Germany
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
Through a partnership with a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft will bring secure data centers online in two German cities, while circumventing US laws on data collection.
Kubernetes Yields 'Operations Dividend,' Still Working On Scalability
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
On the second day of KubeCon, developers describe the gains and challenges that are still ahead for the open source container orchestration system, Kubernetes.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Letís gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
Kubernetes Augments Container Management Features
News  |  11/10/2015  | 
Google-backed Kubernetes 1.1, released Monday, provides automated "horizontal scaling" of Linux containers, where new pods are created as needed.
Microsoft Acquires Secure Islands For Data Protection
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
Microsoft buys its third Israeli security company, Secure Islands, to integrate security technologies into its Azure Rights Management Service.
Verizon: Cloud Computing No Longer A Differentiator
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
A Verizon report finds businesses are moving deeper into the cloud, but the survey also indicates the competitive advantages of cloud technologies are diminishing.
Red Hat Preps Containerized Cloud Workloads In OpenShift
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
OpenShift PaaS takes an increasingly sophisticated approach to managing containers and virtual machines on-premises and in the cloud.
CloudFlare Supplies Security At Network's Edge
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
CloudFlare is a startup that has invested in security-as-a-service, and distributes it with a low latency to the edge of the network. Microsoft, Google, and others have taken notice.
Microsoft Analytics, Intel IoT, Spokeo Vs. Robins: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/8/2015  | 
Microsoft updated its CRM and SQL offerings, and Intel showcased its IoT efforts. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is weighing questions about the liability companies have in ensuring the accuracy of consumer data. Learn about this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 6.
OneDrive Unlimited Storage Killed, Windows 7 Pro's Demise: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/7/2015  | 
Updates from Redmond this week included a Linux-focused partnership with Red Hat, Windows 10 Insider preview build 10586, and the end-of-sales date for Windows 7 Pro.
Microsoft, Red Hat Alliance Shows Growing Cloud Influence
Commentary  |  11/6/2015  | 
Red Hat and Microsoft, archenemies of yesteryear, bury the hatchet and vow to work together to make hybrid cloud computing easier.
Docker Adds Multi-Host Networking For Containerized Apps
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
Docker has issued the 1.9 release of its container platform, which includes a way for containers to discover and link to each other.
HP Milestones: A Look Back, As Tech Giant Splits In Two
Slideshows  |  11/5/2015  | 
HP has officially split into two companies. The breakup marks perhaps the biggest milestone in the company's storied history. Here's a look back at the corporate hits and misses that brought the company to where it is today.
Microsoft, Red Hat Partner For Linux On Azure
News  |  11/4/2015  | 
The deep partnership makes Red Hat Linux the preferred choice on Azure. It also calls for a first-of-its-kind colocated center, staffed by technicians from both companies, to provide support for enterprise customers.
Intel Primes The Internet Of Things Pump
News  |  11/4/2015  | 
Intel has enhanced its Internet of Things platform, including new forms of silicon for "smart" things, partnering with other companies to put it to use.
Cisco: Public Cloud To Grow 44% Annually Through 2019
News  |  11/3/2015  | 
Cisco's annual Global Cloud Index measures cloud traffic and utilization now and projected for five years. Spoiler alert: They're growing.
Oracle Cloud: 5 Big Challenges
Commentary  |  11/3/2015  | 
Oracle now wants its customers to migrate to the cloud, but it may be too little, too late. Here's why.
IBM's Hot Weather Move, Oracle's Cloud Push: Big Data Roundup
News  |  10/31/2015  | 
Oracle's assertive cloud plans, and big weather plays from IBM and Amazon were among the top stories in big data for the week ending Oct 30. Here's a look at those developments, and other news from Microsoft, SAS, and more.
HP Emphasizes Commitment To Private OpenStack Cloud
News  |  10/30/2015  | 
A week after HP announced it was killing off its Helion public cloud, it has come out with a new release of OpenStack Helion for on-premises.
Oracle Strengthens Security, Database Features In Sparc Chip
News  |  10/29/2015  | 
Oracle aims to make Sparc M7 server chip relevant with new, built-in security and database features, dubbed "software in silicon."
IBM Buys The Weather Company In Watson IoT Push
News  |  10/28/2015  | 
IBM has announced it will acquire most assets of The Weather Company, including its data, analytics, and cloud capabilities. Here's how Big Blue will leverage them as part of its Insight and Internet of Things businesses.
Oracle Unveils A Multitude Of Cloud Database Services
News  |  10/28/2015  | 
In Oracle OpenWorld keynote, president Thomas Kurian launches numerous big data, analytic, and data management services in the Oracle Cloud.
Oracle CEO Hurd Makes Bold Cloud Predictions
News  |  10/27/2015  | 
Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd said the current IT on-premises operating model is unsustainable and much of IT operations will move to the cloud in the next 10 years.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 25, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison distanced the company from the likes of SAP and IBM, while highlighting major cloud service providers such as Amazon AWS and longtime SaaS/PaaS players such as Salesforce.
BNY Mellon Transforms IT One Step At A Time
News  |  10/26/2015  | 
FFor three years, BNY Mellon CIO Suresh Kumar has been leading a transformation of the bank's 13,000-member global IT staff toward Agile and private cloud operations. In an interview with InformationWeek, he details the steps he took along the way.
AWS Emerges As Goliath As Cloud Competition Fades
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
With AWS showing fat profit margins after 40% price cuts last year, Amazon competitors must be wondering how they're going to compete.
AWS Helps Amazon Shine In The Third Quarter
News  |  10/23/2015  | 
The AWS cloud pulls Amazon into profitability with its 25% margins. Meanwhile CEO Jeff Bezos moves into the third-richest billionaire slot behind Gates and Buffet.
HP Kills Public Cloud, Cedes To AWS, Google, Microsoft
News  |  10/22/2015  | 
HP is abandoning its public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) efforts, a market dominated by AWS, Google, and Microsoft. Here are the details.
Docker Acquires Tutum For 'Last Mile' Container Deployments
News  |  10/21/2015  | 
Docker will buy startup Tutum for its operations tooling and workflow for moving Docker containers into production.
SAP Reports Strong Q3 Cloud Momentum
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
SAP reported a huge cloud revenue increase for Q3 at a time when many of its rivals in the traditional enterprise apps space are struggling with cloud. Here are the numbers.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
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