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Serverless Architecture Could Cure DevOps Pain
Commentary  |  8/17/2017  | 
IT organizations struggling to transition to DevOps should take heart. Serverless architecture can provide many of the same benefits without the steep learning curve.
How to Ensure a Successful OpenStack Deployment
Commentary  |  8/17/2017  | 
There are three keys to embarking on a successful OpenStack initiative.
9 Cloud Certifications Worth Your Time and Money
Slideshows  |  8/14/2017  | 
For IT professionals who want to advance their careers with new skills, certifications in cloud technology and management are a good bet.
Innovation Relies on Humanizing the IT Organization
Commentary  |  8/11/2017  | 
IT organizations are quick to talk about hardware failures, software failures, and outages, but so often the cause of IT failures can be pinned on people.
Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Commentary  |  8/4/2017  | 
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
NIST, IEEE Pair Up to Drive Cloud Interoperability
News  |  8/1/2017  | 
Two major standards bodies have grabbed the bull by the horns in an attempt to make workloads and services mobile across clouds.
Cloud Technology Partners: Combat the Cloud Resistance
News  |  7/27/2017  | 
It might seem unlikely, but the sweeping change brought about by a cloud implementation sometimes breeds its own resistance.
Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
News  |  7/25/2017  | 
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
News  |  7/24/2017  | 
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
Amazon Positioned to Use Data to Dominate Where It Wishes
News  |  7/20/2017  | 
If Amazon expands into food delivery, it will obtain a treasure of consumer information that it can use for its next expansion.
Cloud Outages: Who’s at Fault?
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
Cloud outages do happen. So, how can you and your IT group minimize the impact on the company?
Amazon's Efficient Distribution Key to Winning Consumers
Commentary  |  7/18/2017  | 
Amazon's online ordering started the company's success; efficient distribution will continue to expand its retail footprint.
Koehler: IBM Cloud Advances with Integration, New Services
News  |  7/17/2017  | 
Bryson Koehler, CTO of IBM Watson/Cloud, predicts a more unified face, powerful compute engine for IBM Cloud in coming year.
Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
News  |  7/14/2017  | 
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Slideshows  |  7/10/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans - but that doesn't necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
Cloud Computing 2017: Special Report
Commentary  |  7/10/2017  | 
Get a clear picture of the state of cloud computing from our research of actual usage in IT organizations.
Pedal to the Pavement: Chinese VCs Take on Ride Hailing
Commentary  |  7/10/2017  | 
Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent to challenge the world in bicycle rentals, while spiffing up their digital services.
A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2017  | 
Mitre's infrastructure team used physics, EU voltage standards, and cross-team collaboration to reduce their data center costs by 20%. Jim Treadway, Chief Engineer of Infrastructure for Mitre stopped by the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk the strategy that won 2nd place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards infrastructure category.
Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
News  |  7/6/2017  | 
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
Data Center Automation Advances Hybrid Cloud
News  |  7/6/2017  | 
Data center infrastructure management is a new form of automation, minimizing some legacy system drawbacks.
The Public Cloud and the Cost Savings Myth
Commentary  |  6/28/2017  | 
The public cloud can be a valuable means to a more cost-efficient end, but don't think the savings are automatic.
Automated Tools Ease Cloud Migration
Commentary  |  6/26/2017  | 
With new tools appearing, automation and orchestration are having a major impact on easing the burden of moving to the cloud.
RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Commentary  |  6/23/2017  | 
While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
News  |  6/23/2017  | 
Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.
Google Knocks on Door of Gartner's Cloud Leaders
News  |  6/22/2017  | 
Google is close but still no cigar when it comes to sharing the realm of the cloud leaders in the Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant.
When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
Hybrid Cloud Is Gathering Steam for Small, Medium Businesses
News  |  6/15/2017  | 
Harvard Business Review Analytics finds smaller enterprises gaining more from hybrid cloud than large enterprises.
7 Technologies that Enable a Microservices Architecture
Slideshows  |  6/15/2017  | 
Organizations that implement microservices often adopt the architectural style alongside complementary technologies, including the seven in this slideshow.
Toolmaker Adopts Amazon Greengrass for IoT
News  |  6/12/2017  | 
Stanley Black & Decker sees an expanded role for itself in the digital economy and is exploring how AWS Greengrass will enable it to launch new services.
How ConocoPhillips Reduced its Data Center Footprint by 80%
How ConocoPhillips Reduced its Data Center Footprint by 80%
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/9/2017  | 
Scott Duplantis, Global IT Director for server, storage, and data center operations at ConocoPhillips, explains his company's data center consolidation project at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX.
A 'Sensor to Sunset' Cloud Brokerage Platform that Enables IoT
A 'Sensor to Sunset' Cloud Brokerage Platform that Enables IoT
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/7/2017  | 
Brenda Horn, VP of IT & CIO for Enterprise Computing Solutions at Arrow Electronics, talks about her company's InformationWeek IT Excellence award winning initiative from the InformationWeek News Desk.
Red Hat: Linux Handlers Can Learn To Manage OpenStack
Commentary  |  6/7/2017  | 
Red Hat cloud architect Julio Villarreal-Pelegrino says you don't need to know OpenStack to succeed at implementing it.
Harvard Business Publishing Cuts IT Costs 18% With Cloud Move
News  |  6/6/2017  | 
Director of IT Ken Griffin tells an Interop ITX audience there are savings on Amazon, provided you make it through the expensive, "migration bubble".
Cloud Power, Fear of Lock-in Grows Among IT Managers
News  |  6/2/2017  | 
Mary Meeker's Global Internet Trends: As the digital age expands, so does fear of technology lock-in by cloud vendors.
How Optical Tech Can Aid a Growing Data Center
How Optical Tech Can Aid a Growing Data Center
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  6/1/2017  | 
Tim Dixon, CEO of InterOptic stops by the InformationWeek News Desk.
Shutterstock CIO on Leadership: Reduce the Cycle of Fear
News  |  5/31/2017  | 
Shutterstock grew so fast it needed to convert applications and move them into the Amazon cloud quickly; API-based development followed.
Unleash Developers to Produce Rapidly Evolving Software
Commentary  |  5/30/2017  | 
It's practical, not theoretical. Developers who rely on cloud resources will be among those producing the software 'eating the world.'
LinkedIn Leads Standardized Cloud Gear Alliance
News  |  5/25/2017  | 
A group of major backers has formed the Project19 Foundation to support standardized gear and networking across cloud data centers.
Under Pressure, IT May Need to Fail Fast With Some Projects
News  |  5/22/2017  | 
Lines of business want services fast; IT will need an investment budget that allows it to try to achieve desired solutions and sometimes fail.
MTM's Kleyman: Build Your Business on a Secure IoT
News  |  5/18/2017  | 
CTO of MTM Technologies Bill Kleyman says your future customers will reach you over the Internet of Things.
On-Premises Workloads Require Higher Staff Investment Than Cloud
News  |  5/18/2017  | 
Nemertes analyst says research shows lower cost for cloud for some types of workloads; results are less clear for predictable, steady-state apps.
Cloud is How You Design Your Software, Not Where You Run it
News  |  5/10/2017  | 
At Interop May 18, Cornelia Davis will describe the elements of cloud-native software, the type that's designed to be change-tolerant.
Oracle Disses Cloud Real Estate to its Own Detriment
Commentary  |  5/9/2017  | 
In the midst of a rush to the cloud, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told Fortune 'real estate' is not much of a factor. He may learn otherwise.
IT Must Alter Investments To Play in Digital Economy
Commentary  |  5/8/2017  | 
At Interop, Mark Tonsetic of CEB will discuss how your view of the digital future should start guiding IT investments.
MTM's Kleyman: Embrace the Coming Internet of Things
News  |  5/5/2017  | 
Interop speaker Bill Kleyman sees security as one component of the Internet of Things, which all companies are going to have to embrace.
Uptime Institute: Enterprise Server Footprint Flat or Shrinking
News  |  5/3/2017  | 
In its annual survey, the Uptime Institute finds enterprise cloud usage flat, even while the server footprint shrinks.
IBM Initiated Cloud Storage Price Cut Wave; All Drop 14%
News  |  5/2/2017  | 
In the third quarter of 2016, IBM bid for a larger share of the enterprise market in the cloud by dropping storage prices; AWS, other bigs followed.
At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to Cloud
News  |  4/28/2017  | 
IT Director Ken Griffin knew a half-committed move to the cloud would never get there; he adopted a lights-out date for the data center.
Luxury Fashion Finds Bigger Sales, Returns In Cloud
News  |  4/26/2017  | 
Net-A-Porter didn't know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
Let's Talk Cloud at Interop ITX
Commentary  |  4/25/2017  | 
You can join cloud computing expert and InformationWeek editor at large Charles Babcock as he takes in his pick of more than two dozen informative cloud related presentations at the upcoming Interop ITX in May.
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