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posted in August 2015
VMware Advances Hybrid Cloud At VMworld
News  |  8/31/2015
VMware opens its VMworld event with additions to its vCloud Air public cloud, ties into the virtualized data center, and other enhancements.
OpenStack Now Offers 3 Ways To Deploy Containers
News  |  8/28/2015
OpenStack's Magnum Project will give cloud users the ability to deploy Docker containers in virtual machines, on bare metal, or in other containers.
Velostrata Hybrid Offers Public Cloud Compute, On-Premises Data
News  |  8/28/2015
Velostrata emerges from stealth to showcase its hybrid cloud that keeps enterprise data behind the firewall while leveraging the public cloud's power for compute.
Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads
News  |  8/27/2015
The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.
Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
News  |  8/26/2015
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Enters Preview
News  |  8/25/2015
Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2016 is ready for preview, along with a new cloud hybrid search service for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016.
Salesforce Polishes Its CRM Interface With Lightning
News  |  8/25/2015
Salesforce is delivering a cleaner, more elegant look for its desktop CRM applications by using its mobile platform's Lightning components.
Intel Backs OpenStack Firm Mirantis With $100M Investment
News  |  8/25/2015
With $100 million in capital, Intel is leading a group of investors interested in backing Mirantis' efforts to expand the adoption of enterprise OpenStack clouds.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron
Commentary  |  8/21/2015
AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says.
MapR Distribution Available Through AWS Marketplace
News  |  8/20/2015
MapR is looking to use AWS to help get its Distribution 5.0 service into the hands of more customers through the cloud.
Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
News  |  8/20/2015
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
Netflix Completes Its Cloud Journey
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
By the end of the summer, Netflix will close its last data center and move its entire streaming service to the cloud with help from AWS. It's a lesson for companies large and small.
Google Adds Big Data Services To Cloud Platform
News  |  8/13/2015
Google brings its own Cloud Dataflow and Cloud Pub/Sub big data services to Compute Engine and App Engine.
IBM Watson: Your Fantasy Football Secret Weapon
News  |  8/13/2015
IBM Watson is opening its big data analytics ecosystem to new ideas and businesses, including a new way to help you win your fantasy football league.
7 Worst Cloud Compliance Nightmares
Slideshows  |  8/12/2015
Compliance is difficult in any situation, and cloud computing makes it even more complicated. Check out these worst-case compliance scenarios and how to avoid them.
Amazon S3 Slowed By Software 'Misconfiguration'
News  |  8/11/2015
Mistake in S3 traffic system configuration produced severe latencies and error rates for AWS S3 users early Monday morning.
IBM Opens Third Bluemix 'Garage' In Toronto
News  |  8/10/2015
IBM is making its Bluemix development platform available in startup-like settings in San Francisco, London, and now Toronto.
Azure Cloud: Beyond Windows-Only IT Shops
Commentary  |  8/10/2015
Here's why some Linux administrators will feel at home within Microsoft's Azure cloud ecosystem.
IBM, Merge Healthcare Plans: Giving Watson The Gift Of Sight
News  |  8/7/2015
IBM is planning to acquire Merge Healthcare, a company that specializes in medical imaging software. The goal is to bring enhanced imaging capabilities to the Watson Health portfolio, essentially giving the supercomputer the ability to see.
GE Predix Cloud Won't Look Much Like Amazon
News  |  8/7/2015
With its focus on industrial-scale machine data, GE's Predix Cloud won't look much like the data centers of major cloud suppliers such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.
Shadow IT: It's Much Worse Than You Think
Commentary  |  8/6/2015
The number of unauthorized cloud apps being used in the enterprise is 15 to 20 times higher than CIOs predicted, according to a Cisco report. What's a CIO to do?
GE Predix Cloud: Industrial Support For Machine Data
News  |  8/6/2015
GE, the champion of industrial-age analytics, will become a cloud service provider early in 2016 for large-scale machine data. The company envisions a machine-data-based Internet that tracks and monitors civilization's engines and systems of all types.
IBM Wields Cloud Patents For Defense, Profit
Commentary  |  8/5/2015
IBM is moving into cloud patents, but that's not necessarily going to upset established providers. In a pinch, they could end up as partners.
Cloud Computing: 8 Hidden Costs
Slideshows  |  8/5/2015
If you're not careful, hidden charges can make your next cloud bill significantly more expensive than you budgeted for.
IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
IBM has received 1,200 patents on cloud computing over the last 18 months. Here's a sample of what Big Blue is patenting and why it's a concern.
Adopting Cloud Is No Longer An Advantage, HBR Finds
News  |  8/3/2015
The analytics unit of Harvard Business Review concludes that since everybody is doing it, less advantage is found in moving to cloud.


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