Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Google I/O: A To Z
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo
Supreme Court rules that Aereo's scheme for delivering broadcast TV over the Internet violates copyright law; legality of cloud storage and other services remains unresolved.
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Oracle Turns Cloud Corner
Oracle ends fiscal year with double-digit cloud gain, flat software sales, and hardware gains. CEO Ellison sets sights on Salesforce.com.
Hybrid Clouds: What Are They Good For?
IT faces a high-stakes decision: Which workloads to run on public versus private infrastructure. See what 383 survey respondents have to say on the matter
Agriculture Dept. Turns To SDN
USDA's National Information Technology Center adopts software-defined networking in quest for "faster, better, cheaper" cloud services.
What Docker Means For VMware, Cloud
Docker containers, backed by an unlikely group of allies, are suddenly the talk of the cloud community. What do containers represent in terms of IT's existing investment in VMware?
IBM Launches SoftLayer Data Centers
Two new data centers allow federal agencies to create cloud services quickly and securely on both virtual and bare metal servers. FedRAMP and FISMA certifications are in the works.
5 Hybrid Cloud Gotchas
Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds. But beware management complexity, cost volatility, data protection, and other potential snafus.
In Praise Of Shadow IT
80% of those employed by enterprises larger than 1,000 people circumvent IT to use cloud-based tools, new research says. I say let them.