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Transatlantic Cable To Boost Cloud Services

Transatlantic Cable To Boost Cloud Services

A new undersea fiber cable with an initial estimated capacity of 160 terabits per second announced this ...

Salesforce Shifts Core Services to AWS

Salesforce Shifts Core Services to AWS

Salesforce, the customer relationship management leader, said it would expand its use of Amazon Web Services to ...

Hospitals Take ‘Measured’ Approach to Cloud

Hospitals Take ‘Measured’ Approach to Cloud

Under heavy ransomware attack, hospitals are expected to boost IT spending over the next several years with ...

DevOps in the Cloud: The Perfect Recipe for Continuous Delivery

DevOps in the Cloud: The Perfect Recipe for Continuous Delivery

If you’re committed to DevOps as part of a continuous delivery model, should the cloud be part ...

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May 27, 2016(0)
A new undersea fiber cable with an initial estimated capacity of 160 terabits per second announced this week by Facebook and Microsoft is billed as the first to connect the U.S. with southern Europe as demand for high-speed connections to cloud and online services soars. The partners said this week they would begin construction of the 6,000 km (4,100 ... Full article
May 26, 2016(0)
Salesforce, the customer relationship management leader, said it would expand its use of Amazon Web Services to deliver core cloud services as it extends its global infrastructure. The partners announced on Wednesday (May 25) that Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has designated AWS ((NASDAQ:AMZN) as its "preferred public cloud infrastructure provider," a move analysts noted is unusual for a company with ... Full article
May 20, 2016(0)
Under heavy ransomware attack, hospitals are expected to boost IT spending over the next several years with a particular emphasis on hybrid cloud services like disaster recovery as hackers attempt to hold patient records for ransom. Under cyber siege and struggling to keep up with security and compliance issues as they consider cloud adoption, a vendor report on the ... Full article
May 19, 2016(0)
Even if you’ve never lived through a data analytics development project at a financial services organization, you know it’s a complicated undertaking. But you may not know just how multifaceted, how layered, how political – how hard –a project of this kind can be. Technology is only half the challenge. Julio Gomez, a veteran technology manager and consultant in ... Full article
May 16, 2016(0)
Various segments of the application container movement continue to attract investment capital as the emerging technology slowly but steadily make its way into production. The latest example from the networking segment comes from Weaveworks Inc., which positions itself as a Docker container networking and monitoring specialist enabling cross-platform micro-services. The San Francisco-based startup announced the close of its most ... Full article
May 5, 2016(0)
As the shift to cloud native applications and services gains steam, major corporations are placing big bets on emerging approaches to accelerating digital enterprises in the cloud. Among the clearest indications is this week's announcement by Pivotal, the platform-as-a-service specialist spun out from VMware, that it has raised a whopping $253 million in its latest funding round. Ford Motor ... Full article
May 2, 2016(0)
Who doesn’t love the cloud? You have to enjoy the agility and ability to spin up resources at the drop of a credit card, as well as the way you can easily scale resources up and down, at will to match demand. On the other hand, it’s easy to have too much of a good thing. That’s how you ... Full article
April 28, 2016(0)
The inexorable shift to cloud computing and the embrace of scalable cloud-native applications and services has prompted an industry effort to harmonize IT technologies emerging around the nascent application container movement and the packaging of application development and operations. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) launched last year to coordinate interface and other standards. By harmonizing container technologies and ... Full article
April 26, 2016(0)
In a bid to bring Google-like cloud infrastructure to the enterprise, application container specialist CoreOS is rolling out a tool for managing OpenStack deployments based on its technology stack for deploying containers based on the Kubernetes cluster manager. The CoreOS tool dubbed Stackanetes unveiled at this week's OpenStack Summit in Austin, Texas, leverages Google's cluster orchestration technology to deploy ... Full article
April 25, 2016(0)
The OpenStack community is highlighting the cloud platform's steady progress within large enterprises during its annual summit this week in Austin, Texas. Along with a growing list of hyper-scale use cases, the nascent movement sought to dispel deployment and complexity worries by claiming that half of Fortune 100 companies are now running OpenStack. A user survey released earlier this ... Full article
April 20, 2016(0)
A new data-as-a-service platform targeting high-frequency traders adds momentum to the growing trend toward combining cloud-based computing with precise market data. In this case, a widely used time-sensitive data format called GPS packet capture. Manhattan-based financial software and data management specialist MayStreet this week rolled out a data platform that targets precise, GPS capture data, otherwise known as .pcap, ... Full article
April 18, 2016(1)
The application container ecosystem continues to thrive as illustrated by another burst of activity this month, including the release of a new image specification and more evidence that Docker containers are making steady headway in upgrading the enterprise software supply chain. Container leader Docker released a user survey in mid-April asserting that its platform is hastening the enterprise shift ... Full article
April 14, 2016(0)
Organizations are racing to the cloud at an accelerating pace – with growing anxiety. Concerns about cloud security are the core finding of a new study from Intel Security that reveals a variety of conflicting cloud adoption perceptions. Even as most IT managers point to compliance as the biggest concern with cloud adoption (some admit they don’t know if ... Full article
April 13, 2016(0)
As OpenStack users align around its standard APIs for deploying cloud infrastructure, adoption of application container technologies on OpenStack platforms continues to generated the most buzz in the latest OpenStack user survey released this week. Still, the survey found that OpenStack deployments remain complex and the technology brings with it a steep learning curve before users can reap its ... Full article
April 12, 2016(0)
Cloud instances are typically spun out on a one-off basis across an enterprise. Most organizations have multiple cloud accounts purchased in a decentralized, ad hoc way. For large companies with $100,000+ monthly cloud fees, monitoring use and spending on public cloud services is a daunting task. Those with compute- and data-intensive advanced scale analytics implementations are at particular risk ... Full article
April 11, 2016(0)
The U.S. intelligence apparatus is looking for a spy to come in from the cold to serve as its first chief information officer. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the entity created in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks to oversee the nation's far-flung intelligence operations, recently released a job description for the CIO position. Applications ... Full article
April 8, 2016(0)
OpenStack pioneer Rackspace has moved to boost enterprise adoption of the cloud operating system with this week's release of a managed private cloud service that can be installed in a variety of datacenter settings. Also this week, the cloud provider along with OpenStack developers announced new servers, server specifications and the latest release of OpenStack deployment software. Rackspace (NYSE: ... Full article
April 6, 2016(0)
OpenPOWER Foundation, the mostly IBM-driven effort to create an alternative architecture to Intel x86, took a major step forward today with the announcement of a joint effort by Google and Rackspace to co-develop an open data center server architecture design specification based on IBM’s new POWER9 CPU. Google said the server supports its work with the Facebook-led Open Compute ... Full article
April 6, 2016(0)
As Internet-connected, smart devices increasingly meld into all aspects of daily life, people are starting to expect the same connectedness and speed in everything that they do. Companies are discovering that response times that were adequate a few years ago now trigger annoyance and frustration, threatening customer loyalty. To meet today’s demands you have to speed up transactions and ... Full article
April 4, 2016(0)
Attacking what it calls "islands of automation" that are thwarting efforts toward continuous delivery of business applications, an IT and DevOps specialist is rolling out a framework to automate the release of business applications. Automic Software Inc., Bellevue, Wash., said Monday (April 4) its application release automation tool seeks to mesh DevOps with existing IT infrastructure as a way ... Full article

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