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Red Hat OpenShift Commons Adds Fuel To Cloud Foundry Competition
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Red Hat looks to boost its cloud development platform by giving it a Commons where developers may exchange best practices.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/27/2015
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IBM Promises Bridge From Data Center To Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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IBM said at its Interconnect conference its new services will allow easier shifting between the enterprise data center and public cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/24/2015
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Google Cloud Outage: Virtual Networking Breakdown
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Google's virtual networking software stopped providing routing updates, and customers lost their connections to the outside world.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/20/2015
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InformationWeek 2014 Hybrid Cloud Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
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Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds for IT groups that can figure out where workloads work best and address potential security issues.
By InformationWeek Staff , 2/20/2015
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Google: Docker Does Containers Right
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Two leaders for Google's cloud computing services talk about how they use containers in the data center, and why virtual machines also remain critical to their strategy.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/19/2015
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Heroku Expands Cloud Services For Enterprise Development
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Heroku has added access controls and code deployment capabilities to its Platform-as-a-Service, which runs on top of Amazon's EC2.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/19/2015
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Microsoft Azure Tries To Bring Big Data Mainstream
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft's new cloud-based services focus on machine learning, more Linux options, and new partnerships.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/18/2015
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Stop Amazon: A New Era Of Cloud Co-opetition
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
The recent VMware and Google partnership shows how far competitors will go to keep would-be cloud customers from flocking to Amazon.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/16/2015
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5 Cloud Predictions For 2015 From TBR
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Infrastructure-as-a-service has moved toward commodity status, spurring Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others to add services and specialties.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/16/2015
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First American: Cloud Analysis Points To Savings
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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First American title insurance ramps up Azure spending as Apptio expense metrics show a gain versus on-premises virtual machines.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2015
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IBM Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IBM Watson developer cloud adds speech-to-text, text-to-speech, visual recognition, and decision services. Will businesses build their own Jeopardy apps?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/6/2015
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InformationWeek 2014 Next-Generation IT Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
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The future of IT is all about integrating key elements such as mobile, cloud, security, and big data. Successful companies will focus on reusable components, data-based security, and automation.
By InformationWeek Staff , 2/6/2015
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Equinix Cloud Exchange: Private Access To Public Clouds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Equinix is offering Cloud Exchange, where customers can select the cloud they want to connect with.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/5/2015
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VMware NSX: A Cloud Pitch To Sell SDN
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Software defined networking is key to VMware's data center ambitions, so it's selling NSX-as-a-service through the vCloud Air public cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/5/2015
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VMware CEO Gelsinger: It's Time For 'Brave IT'
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger urges IT to manage virtualized resources, not physical hardware and networks.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/3/2015
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VMware Shows Off New Live Migration, OpenStack Options
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware's vSphere 6 lets companies shift running virtual workloads up to 3,000 miles away.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/3/2015
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Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/30/2015
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Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/30/2015
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5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Amrit Williams, CTO, Cloud Passage
Commentary
CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
By Amrit Williams CTO, Cloud Passage, 1/29/2015
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Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/28/2015
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