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Shared Economy Start-up Uses AI-based Compatibility Testing for Online Rental Marketplace

Shared Economy Start-up Uses AI-based Compatibility Testing for Online Rent...

Seeking the next big idea in the “shared economy” pioneered by Uber and Airbnb – while also ...

Google Expands Cloud Encryption Options

Google Expands Cloud Encryption Options

Responding to growing concerns about cloud security and data governance across different platforms, Google is expanding its ...

Container Market Pegged at $2.7B by 2020

Container Market Pegged at $2.7B by 2020

As more evidence emerges regarding enterprise adoption of application containers in production, a market analyst finds that ...

Latest OpenStack Release Addresses Complexity

Latest OpenStack Release Addresses Complexity

OpenStack developers are addressing complaints about deployment complexity in their latest distributions as they attempt to attract ...

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January 12, 2017(0)
Seeking the next big idea in the “shared economy” pioneered by Uber and Airbnb – while also incorporating compatibility matching capabilities of dating and social media sites – an AI newbie has put forth an online business model based on renting items many of us own – party supplies, power tools, wheelchairs, lawn equipment, video gear – to those ... Full article
January 11, 2017(0)
Responding to growing concerns about cloud security and data governance across different platforms, Google is expanding its cloud security options with the release of encryption key management service. The Cloud Key Management Service is intended to broaden encryption options on the Google Cloud Platform as the shift to multi-tenant cloud services expands. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) said Wednesday (Jan. 11) ... Full article
January 10, 2017(0)
As more evidence emerges regarding enterprise adoption of application containers in production, a market analyst finds that the micro-services are among the fastest growing technologies used to implement cloud infrastructure. New York-based 451 Research estimated this week the application container segment reached a robust $762 million in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a 40-percent compound rate over ... Full article
December 21, 2016(0)
Nimbix is a public cloud services provider with a twist: the Richardson, TX, company offers HPC capabilities in the cloud. It’s also a company that embraces a vision of a diversified processor architectural landscape of the future according to job requirements – a processor for every workload and a workload for every processor. We sat down with Nimbix CEO ... Full article
December 19, 2016(0)
The vast majority of enterprises lack a mature strategy for at-scale cloud computing – and that can easily translate to inefficient or expensive cloud projects in 2017. According to a recent survey by IDC, only 3 percent of 6,159 executives define their cloud strategies as “optimized,” the highest level of strategic maturity, while nearly half (47 percent) say their ... Full article
December 15, 2016(0)
OpenStack developers are addressing complaints about deployment complexity in their latest distributions as they attempt to attract new enterprise customers beyond early adopters. The latest attempt comes from Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT), which this week unveiled the latest version of its OpenStack platform based on the "upstream" Newton release. The latest version of the OpenStack cloud platform emphasizes ... Full article
December 14, 2016(0)
Docker Inc. is moving to expand its application container ecosystem by releasing to the open source community its underlying runtime used to execute containers while enlisting leading public cloud providers as partners to extend the reach of distributed applications in enterprise infrastructure. The San Francisco-based company said Wednesday (Dec. 14) it is spinning out the core component of Docker ... Full article
December 8, 2016(0)
The ecosystem for the Kubernetes application container orchestrator continues to expand with support for Windows server and greater upstream collaboration between Kubernetes developer Google and Red Hat. With the latest version of Kubernetes now expected next week, Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) said Thursday (Dec. 8) a "dedicated" version of its OpenShift container platform is available on Google's Cloud Platform ... Full article
December 1, 2016(0)
A new instance type rolled out this week by Amazon Web Services is based on customizable field programmable gate arrays that promise to strike a balance between performance and cost as emerging workloads create requirements often unmet by general-purpose processors. The public cloud giant (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the new "F1" instance along with a separate GPU service on Wednesday ... Full article
December 1, 2016(0)
Big data, meet your big rig. Amazon Web Services took containerization technology to new levels yesterday when it unveiled plans to use 45-foot trailers equipped with scads of disk and fast fiber optic connections to help customers upload 100 petabytes of data into the cloud. AWS CEO Andy Jassy introduced the new big data big rig, dubbed Snowmobile, yesterday ... Full article
December 1, 2016(0)
By any measure, Amazon Web Services is already a monster in the field of analytics via pre-built Hadoop, Redshift, Kinesis, and deep learning services. With today’s unveiling of its new Amazon AI offering and a new ad-hoc query mechanism for data stored in S3 called Athena, the company is extending its considerable lead. According to AWS CEO Andy Jassy, ... Full article
November 30, 2016(0)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise continued the selloff of its enterprise software assets this week in an expanded deal with open source specialist SUSE to acquire its OpenStack and Cloud Foundry technologies. SUSE said Wednesday (Nov. 30) it is acquiring "technology and talent" connected with HPE's (NYSE: HPE) OpenStack infrastructure service along with its Cloud Foundry platform services. Terms were not ... Full article
November 29, 2016(0)
American Airlines has selected IBM Cloud as its public cloud services provider to develop, among other enterprise systems, what IBM said will be the industry’s first PCI-compliant ecommerce solution on a shared cloud platform. The multi-year deal builds on a relationship between the two companies that extends back to IBM’s development in the 1950’s of American’s first centralized electronic ... Full article
November 29, 2016(0)
A cynic might conclude that “image” has more than a little to do with the phenomenal interest in containers and microservices right now. But just like the security required beyond the “image,” container technology is now beginning to offer far more to the agile enterprise. Nearly two decades ago containers, as we call them today, began as methods to ... Full article
November 17, 2016(0)
The steady shift toward purchasing IT "as a service" is accelerating the decentralization of infrastructure management, fostering growing security concerns as more enterprises shift operations to the cloud, according to study commissioned by VMware Inc. The company (NYSE: VMW) pointed to growing concerns about IT fragmentation and the resulting security gaps to pitch its "cross-cloud architecture" designed to help ... Full article
November 7, 2016(0)
Microsoft moved this week to expand its Azure cloud container service with the release of extended native support for the Kubernetes cloud orchestrator along with upgraded support for Mesosphere datacenter operating system (DC/OS). The software giant (NASDAQ: MSFT) rolled out the cloud-native container initiatives during a conference in Seattle this week sponsored by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. The ... Full article
November 2, 2016(0)
Microsoft Corp. launched an open source initiative aimed at forging future hyperscale cloud hardware designs and a development template for open datacenter servers. However, its power specifications differ from other members of the Open Compute Project (OCP). The company (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced a datacenter server effort this week called Project Olympus in conjunction with OCP. The effort builds on ... Full article
November 1, 2016(0)
As application containers move steadily to production, vendors are stressing the ability to securely transfer workloads across multiple clouds while at the same time managing both cloud-native and legacy applications. That pitch in addition to expanded integration features with leading public cloud container services is being made this week by container management platform specialist Apcera Inc. Following up on ... Full article
October 26, 2016(0)
Based on the assumption that cloud adopters will use multiple platforms from multiple vendors, a growing number of OpenStack vendors have been targeting interoperability across different clouds to boost flexibility as well as cloud security. Hence, the meshing of different OpenStack distributions was a key topic for cloud vendors during an industry summit this week in Barcelona, Spain. No ... Full article
October 25, 2016(0)
As more companies are moving applications and other workloads to the cloud, the market for cloud-based data analytics appears to be gaining momentum as cloud infrastructure vendors invest in application monitoring services. Among the emerging cloud monitoring services attracting investors is Wavefront, an analytics tool vendor that helps software-as-a-service vendors boost their DevOps functions. The three-year-old startup said Tuesday ... Full article

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