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Rackspace, OpenStack and the Multiplicity of Clouds
Ben Kepes,
News
While some wish to view OpenStack as a failure, the open source initiative serves a purpose and is a fit for a growing number of organizations.
By Ben Kepes , 9/8/2017
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Unity Rules As OCI Launches 1.0 Container Spec
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
After a two-year effort, the Open Container Initiative has its image specification and runtime spec ready for vendors and container users.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/19/2017
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Open Source in the Enterprise: Challenges and Myths
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Satire
Open source is all the rage, but isn't exactly easy to adopt. An Interop ITX speaker offers some tips.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 3/16/2017
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Docker Shifts Toward the Enterprise
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
With Docker having announced a more enterprise focused product line, now is the time to compare each of the Docker platform versions so you have a better sense of your options.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 3/13/2017
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Rapid Tech Change Challenges IT Leaders
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Agility is the name of the game for today's IT organizations, but keeping up with the rapid pace of change is difficult. We explain what's holding IT back.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 3/1/2017
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Catastrophe Hits Your Datacenter But Users Don't Notice
Federico Lucifredi, Product Management Director of Ceph Storage, Red Hat
Many large, network-dependent organizations are deploying OpenStack together with Red Hat Ceph Storage because they are inherently high-available solutions.
By Federico Lucifredi Product Management Director of Ceph Storage, Red Hat, 2/23/2017
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End-Of-Life Software Alive And Well On US PCs
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
News
7.5% of users ran unpatched Windows operating systems in Q4 of 2016, up from 6.1 percent in Q3 of 2016, new study shows.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 2/23/2017
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Your OpenStack Cloud Is Only As Good As The Linux You Install It On
Jeff Jameson, Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
OpenStack services and drivers require a robust and integrated Linux operating system for top-performing functionality.
By Jeff Jameson Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat, 2/16/2017
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Future Software-Defined Datacenters Defined by Abstraction and Hardware Commoditization
Liviu Arsene, Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender
IT decision makers need to understand the use cases and risks associated with software-defined datacenters and the role hyperconvergence plays in an SDDC.
By Liviu Arsene Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 1/25/2017
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Achieve Application And Data Visibility In The Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
IT organizations need visibility into the cloud when their applications and infrastructure are out there. Without such visibility, well, you are flying blind.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/24/2017
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5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
News
Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
By Doug Cutting, Creator of Hadoop , 1/20/2017
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5 Business Cases For Containers
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don't overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/19/2017
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Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
By Jeff Phillips, Software Platform Section Manager at National Instruments and Bob O ' Donnell, TECHnalysis Research Chief Analyst , 1/17/2017
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10 Tech Companies That Stole the Spotlight In 2016
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
A look back how companies like Google and newer players on the scene like Docker changed the IT landscape this year.
By Cynthia Harvey , 12/14/2016
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IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/8/2016
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10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/15/2016
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Android Marketshare Hits Record 88%, Report Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
A recent report from Strategy Analytics finds that Android has reached a record 88% marketshare during the third quarter of 2016. At the same time, Apple's iOS lost some ground, and other mobile operating systems have all but disappeared.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/4/2016
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Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead. Take our flash poll and tell us where your IT dollars are headed.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 10/25/2016
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Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda: Digital Ecosystems, Interoperability, Bimodal IT
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
Digitization, creating a new level of organizational interoperability, and the practice of bimodal IT are among the priorities for CIOs, according to the Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda. See how your IT priorities stack up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 10/19/2016
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Let's Patent This: A Primer For Enterprise App Developers
Lincoln Essig, Partner, Knobbe Martens
Commentary
Patents aren't typically the first thing on your mind when you're developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there's a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company's intellectual property is protected.
By Lincoln Essig Partner, Knobbe Martens, 10/11/2016
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