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Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Commentary  |  8/15/2016  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
IT Pros: Cloud Providers Shouldn't Turn Over Encrypted Data
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
While some IT professionals believe that cloud computing vendors should turn over encrypted data to government agencies, 55% believe that it is not right, according to a new survey from CSA and Bitglass. The report also found that confidence in cloud vendor security is growing.
10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/15/2016  | 
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/14/2016  | 
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
While SaaS is by far the leading slice of the public cloud services pie, IT professionals should keep an eye PaaS and IaaS as well, because these are the fast-rising segments of the cloud market, according to IDC.
Hyper-Converged Systems By The Numbers: IDC
Commentary  |  8/11/2016  | 
As converged and hyper-converged systems gain ground in the server and system market the real question for many IT professionals is exactly how integrated the systems should be. Here's a look at how the market is shaping up.
Machine Learning Can Extend Life Of Flash Storage, Paper Finds
News  |  8/10/2016  | 
Industry consultant Tom Coughlin writes in a new paper that machine learning will extend the life cycle of flash memory, which experiences "cell wear" with repeated use.
AWS, Microsoft Azure Top Gartner's Magic Quadrant For IaaS
News  |  8/8/2016  | 
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure-as-a-Service shows Amazon far ahead, but Microsoft gaining ground on the completeness of its IaaS offerings and ability to execute. Overall, the report shows that IT has different choices when it comes to IaaS.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Celebrating Innovation
InformationWeek Elite 100: Celebrating Innovation
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/4/2016  | 
How does the Elite 100 come together, and how do the editors chose the winners? Editorial Director Susan Nunziata spoke to Senior Editor Sara Peters about the list and what goes into selecting and ranking so many deserving recipients.
Cloud Infrastructure Market: AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM Dominate
News  |  8/3/2016  | 
A crowded field of cloud competitors, including AWS, Microsoft, Google, and IBM, dominated the global cloud infrastructure market in the second quarter of 2016, according to Synergy Research. For IT pros, however, there's plenty of choice when it comes to IaaS, PaaS, and hosted cloud.
HPE Reportedly Considers Going Private
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Has HPE put itself or its software business up for sale? Multiple reports note that a group of private equity companies are interested in buying the software business, or taking the entire company private. What would either deal mean for IT?
IoT Investments Rise, But IT Pros Harbor Security Concerns
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
As IoT investment grows, with billions of dollars flowing into new enterprises, IT departments, as well as other parts of the business, are expressing concerns over the security risks the technology poses.
Rio Olympics Will Test Atos's IT Systems, Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Atos, the supplier of IT systems to the 2016 Summer Olympics, has been testing its technology for 200,000 hours before the games begin this week. Like many other businesses, Atros and the Olympics are relying on cloud services to insure information delivery.
7 Cool Data Center Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/2/2016  | 
We've identified seven key innovations being integrated into data centers to further expand capabilities -- or to provide vastly improved efficiencies in terms of energy consumption. Here's what you need to know.
Amazon's Second Quarter Puts Competition In Rearview Mirror
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
Amazon's cloud unit is disappointing competitors if they hoped it would slow down. In announcing its second quarter results, the company reported that its Amazon Web Services division grew at a 58% rate.
Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
Dropbox Rolls Out Tools To Ease IT Admin Experience
News  |  7/28/2016  | 
The cloud storage and collaboration company's business users are getting tools that aim to make managing groups and data easier.
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2016  | 
Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
Gartner Sees $1 Trillion Shift In IT Spending To Cloud
News  |  7/25/2016  | 
The shift in IT spending from traditional hardware and software to cloud computing will continue over the next five years. The transfer will total $1 trillion, according to Gartner.
Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
VMware's 2Q Results Show Upticks In NSX, Mobile Management Adoption
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
VMware reported solid results for its second quarter, with upticks in licenses, virtualized workspaces, mobility management, and NSX networking.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Gene-Sequencer Illumina Builds Knowledge Base On Amazon
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
Illumina is the largest sequencer of human genes. At the recent Amazon Summit, Alex Dickinson, the company's senior vice president of strategic initiatives, spoke of using Amazon's cloud to get results faster.
Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
The federal appeals court decision favors Microsoft's decision to refuse federal government access to email hosted on a server in Ireland, despite the issuance of a warrant. The case may push Congress to revamp laws in an era where data is stored in the cloud.
AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
DigitalOcean Adds Separate Block Storage As A Service
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
DigitalOcean is adding an SSD storage service that can be provisioned separately from the virtual server, giving customers more flexibility.
12 Barriers To Real-Time Analytics
Slideshows  |  7/12/2016  | 
As organizations look to stay competitive by expanding their use of real-time analytics, implementation becomes a challenge. Finding options to effectively serve your company over the long term is often more difficult than it appears. We've identified 12 common obstacles you'll want to avoid as your company pursues real-time analytics.
Datadog Turns Its Eye Toward Microsoft's Azure Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
Datadog, the Amazon Web Services third-party monitoring service, is now moving to meet increasing demand for metrics from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
Google Acquires Anvato, A Video Software Startup
News  |  7/8/2016  | 
Google is looking to bolster its footing in the OTT video market with the purchase of Silicon Valley startup Anvato. The deal will help Google compete with similar services from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
AWS Helps Fermilab Researchers 'See' Neutrino Particles
News  |  7/8/2016  | 
Researchers at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory are using Amazon Web Services' cloud to help better understand neutrinos and to get a glimpse at what these elusive particles looks like.
Cloud Spending Will Top $37 Billion In 2016, IDC Reports
News  |  7/8/2016  | 
A new forecast from IDC finds that spending on public and private cloud infrastructure will increase more than 15% this year, for a total of $37.1 billion. By 2020, IDC forecasts that spending on cloud services will nearly equal what is spent on traditional IT.
AWS S3, Data Transfer Among Its Most Popular Services: Report
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
AWS users liked S3 and Data Transfer, but customers were less impressed with Kinesis Streams, according to a report by third-party management platform for AWS customers, 2nd Watch.
IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Commentary  |  7/6/2016  | 
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
8 Reasons You Need A Security Penetration Test
Slideshows  |  7/6/2016  | 
One of the biggest challenges in IT security is determining whether the tools and configurations you have in place are giving your organization the level of security you require. Here's how penetration testing can help.
Brexit Threatens London's Data Center Market
News  |  7/4/2016  | 
The future of the UK, and specifically of London, as the leading market for data centers in Europe could be affected by Brexit, according to an analysis by 451 Research. However, the split could also provide opportunities for the US.
Cloud Computing Profit Requires Trust Of Technology
News  |  7/1/2016  | 
A Google-backed survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit finds that profiting from cloud computing requires trust in the technology.
Google-Backed Undersea Cable Now Connects US, Japan
News  |  6/30/2016  | 
The Google-backed underwater cable connecting Japan and the US can transmit data at 60 terabits per second and spans nearly 5,600 miles.
Amazon's Elastic File System Is Now Generally Available
News  |  6/30/2016  | 
This week, Amazon announced that it is moving its Elastic File System out of preview and offering it for general use. The new file system offering is available in three AWS regions.
Red Hat Enlarges OpenShift Container Management
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Red Hat has integrated container storage, single-machine development, and security into its software stack for developers using Docker containers.
Box Shuttle Offers Route To Cloud
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
By offering a migration service, Box says it hopes to help enterprises with legacy baggage make a journey toward cloud computing.
Brexit: Will Cloud Vendors Hear London Calling?
Commentary  |  6/29/2016  | 
The Brexit vote could impose changes on how cloud providers operate within the UK, but those changes might not be as bad as people fear. However, a lot depends on whether England follows the European Union's data privacy regulations.
IoT Attracts 6.2 Million Developers Worldwide: Evans Data
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
The number of developers worldwide who are turning their attention to the Internet of Things has increased 34% in the past 12 months, according to Evans Data.
Budgets, Business Needs Drive IT Workloads Off-Premises
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
The Uptime Institute's 2016 survey found the shift of enterprise workloads to off-premises sites may occur faster than anticipated as organizations grapple with a need for agility in an era of tightened IT budgets.
The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016  | 
Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/25/2016  | 
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.
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