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Group Forging Cloud-Native Roadmap

Group Forging Cloud-Native Roadmap

The inexorable shift to cloud computing and the embrace of scalable cloud-native applications and services has prompted ...

Trio of New Systems Expands IBM All-Flash Storage Portfolio for Hyperscale and Cloud

Trio of New Systems Expands IBM All-Flash Storage Portfolio for Hyperscale ...

Calling it the foundation of its cloud and cognitive computing strategy, IBM has significantly expanded its all-flash ...

Balancing EBSCO’s Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Load

Balancing EBSCO’s Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Load

EBSCO Information Services, a content discovery service for researchers and educators, has an IT development staff of ...

Stressing Collaboration, OpenStack Deployed Via App Containers

Stressing Collaboration, OpenStack Deployed Via App Containers

In a bid to bring Google-like cloud infrastructure to the enterprise, application container specialist CoreOS is rolling ...

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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
March 31, 2016(0)
Another week, another IBM acquisition: This time, a cloud consulting and implementation services specialist called Bluewolf Group. IBM (NYSE: IBM) said Thursday (March 31) the acquisition would help extend its analytics, cloud consulting and "experience design" capabilities. Bluewolf is a top Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) partner. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed, but reports pegged the deal at ... Full article
March 22, 2016(0)
Getting enterprise applications out the door faster and into production is becoming a key task for harried DevOps teams. The barrier to faster deployment, according to an emerging group of tool vendors, is the inability to quickly scale applications once they gain traction and demand for them grows across networks. The latest attempt to speed the migration of applications ... Full article
March 14, 2016(0)
The basis for an application container scheme continues to evolve as a group seeking to align competing technologies announced acceptance of a container orchestration platform developed by Google. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation said its technical oversight panel has accepted the Kubernetes container orchestrator. Intellectual property underlying the orchestration system also has been transferred to the group. Meanwhile, the ... Full article
March 11, 2016(0)
The stampede to the cloud is on. Renting cycles if only for workload bursts is by now commonplace. Statistical and anecdotal evidence validates that at least partial adoption of the cloud has become so widespread that it doesn’t takes great powers of extrapolation to wonder: How long before nearly everything is run in the cloud? But as it turns ... Full article
March 10, 2016(0)
The OpenStack cloud-computing platform is making inroads in the datacenter where an industry survey found that 30 percent of early adopters are using it to support projects or for production workloads. Roughly the same percentage of respondents to the recent survey said they are evaluating the open-source cloud technology, primarily as a way of offsetting pricey public cloud alternatives. ... Full article
March 4, 2016(0)
Application container leader Docker has acquired the stealthy startup behind an open source project designed to keep applications and services up and running after a system failure. San Francisco-based Docker said Thursday (March 3) it is acquiring Conductant Inc., launched last year by former Google and Twitter engineers. Conductant co-founder Bill Farmer also created the Apache Aurora project to ... Full article
February 18, 2016(0)
Microsoft has extended its embrace of open source tools on its cloud platform with a batch of Linux-based announcements, including deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux instances from its Azure cloud marketplace. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) expanded its cloud partnership with Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) this week with the enterprise Linux announcement that allows deployment for production workloads along ... Full article

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