Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Friday, August 28, 2015
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SaaS Seen Driving Enterprise Software Sales

SaaS Seen Driving Enterprise Software Sales

Market researcher Gartner predicts that application software sales will grow 7.5 percent this year and would exceed ...

Startup Targets Early Docker Support on Windows Server

Startup Targets Early Docker Support on Windows Server

More production support for Docker containers emerged this week in the form of a startup founded by ...

Docker Containers Set to Run on Windows Server 2016

Docker Containers Set to Run on Windows Server 2016

Microsoft rolled out a technical preview of its Windows Server 2016 on Wednesday (Aug. 19) that includes ...

6 Critical Steps for Vetting and Selecting Enterprise Software

6 Critical Steps for Vetting and Selecting Enterprise Software

Implementing smart enterprise software can revive productivity. In fact, workplace productivity has jumped 84 percent in the ...

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August 27, 2015(0)
Market researcher Gartner predicts that application software sales will grow 7.5 percent this year and would exceed $200 billion by 2019, driven by widespread adoption of the cloud-based SaaS model. Full article
August 25, 2015(0)
More production support for Docker containers emerged this week in the form of a startup founded by former Microsoft engineers that is emerging from stealth mode to support the Docker Engine on the current version of Windows Server. WinDocks, a startup based in Bellevue, Wash., said it expects an October beta release under an early evaluation program. It also ... Full article
August 19, 2015(0)
Microsoft rolled out a technical preview of its Windows Server 2016 on Wednesday (Aug. 19) that includes the first peek at Windows Server containers developed in partnership with application container leader Docker. The advance moves Docker containers a step closer to running on the next release of the Microsoft server, the partners said. Microsoft called the first public build ... Full article
August 19, 2015(0)
There was a Linus Torvalds sighting this week in Seattle. The father of the Linux kernel that underpins the open source movement showed up at the annual Linux conference to briefly address issues ranging from application containers and the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) to coding more secure software. Some have compared Torvalds and the open source ... Full article
August 19, 2015(0)
Implementing smart enterprise software can revive productivity. In fact, workplace productivity has jumped 84 percent in the last 40 years as a result of digital technology. And it makes sense: Tools like Box or Bitium enhance workflow and enable employee collaboration. And enterprise software can increase employee mobility, allowing staff to access company data from any place at any ... Full article
August 19, 2015(0)
During the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday, Predixion Software and Wind River unveiled a partnership designed to empower enterprises to leverage the petabytes of data created by the Internet of Things (IoT). By 2020, the amount of data in the world will reach 440 zettabytes, up from about 4.4ZB today, according to the 2014 “Digital Universe of Opportunities” report ... Full article
August 17, 2015(0)
Deploying Linux containers in production and at scale remains problematic, particularly given ongoing security concerns. Docker container engineers demonstrated a new security feature dubbed Docker Content Trust during this week’s LinuxCon in Seattle that makes it possible to verify the publisher of Docker images. Those efforts are aimed at addressing lingering concerns about packaging critical enterprise applications in de ... Full article
August 14, 2015(1)
The tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in March 2014 generated few facts and many questions. But a team of computational math, engineering, modeling, and advanced scale computing experts believe they solved at least one of the many puzzles: How the Boeing 777-200ER entered the ocean. Just as the team of academics behind this research hope their investigation ... Full article
August 12, 2015(0)
Red Hat is emphasizing application container management, security and provisioning in the latest releases of its Satellite management suite for Red Hat Linux 7. Red Hat said Wednesday (Aug. 12) that Satellite 6.1 addresses the gradual shift toward container-based cloud deployments. The latest release therefore allows developers to integrate Satellite management software into a hybrid cloud while leverage better ... Full article
August 3, 2015(0)
Agile development is bringing exciting change to software delivery, IT organizations, and end users. Reorganizing development toward frequent release cycles brings new features and services to market faster. Agile allows delivery teams to be more productive and creative. They can rapidly meet the needs of customers and business units instead of creating frustrating delays of rigid process and approvals. ... Full article
July 28, 2015(0)
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) expanded the capabilities of its Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere to include mobile and browser access to data stored in an array of NAS devices, independent of vendor. HCP Anywhere, available now, is designed to address IT departments’ concern with users’ independent deployment of sync and share applications that may violate compliance and security issues, zap ... Full article
July 22, 2015(0)
A growing list of hyper-scalers, communications equipment providers and carriers along with cloud and datacenter suppliers have lined up to back a rebranded application container standards effort. The Open Container Initiative (OCI), formerly the Open Container Project, has added eleven new members including AT&T, Oracle and Verizon, the ground said this week. “We really want to build [a container ... Full article
July 15, 2015(0)
For decades, relational database management systems (RDBMS) have been the go-to solution for storing and retrieving data. But due to the rapid growth of data volume just about every business is experiencing and the high cost of scaling up (i.e., using increasingly larger, specialized servers, which can easily cost millions of dollars), traditional relational databases such as Oracle, IBM ... Full article
July 14, 2015(0)
To help enterprises understand and optimize their VMware environments, SIOS Technology created SIOS iQ standard edition, which uses applied advanced machine learning analytics to comprehend and explain complex behaviors and foresee the impact of changes in dynamic virtual environments. The on-premise, analytics software was designed to find both subtle and complicated changes that can arise in an enterprise’s VMware ... Full article
July 14, 2015(0)
With more than 1.5 million Android apps and over 1.4 million iOS apps for users to choose from, IT departments at BYOD organizations face an impossible support task. Yet the old days of curtailing employee choice and standardizing on one software program for each function costs companies top employees, weakens productivity, and ultimately is no longer an option for ... Full article
July 13, 2015(0)
Every day, throughout the world, millions of consumers, travel agencies, airlines, airports, and developers get real-time flight information from FlightStats, allowing people and packages to travel more efficiently. But the Portland, Ore.-based company initially used multiple applications to gain visibility into its data – and that hurt efficiency, effectiveness, and costs. “We were using five or six different tools ... Full article
July 7, 2015(0)
To simplify their jobs, a growing number of employees circumvent IT and go directly to cloud-based tools to share documents, images, and other private business information. This can create security, backup, e-discovery, and compliance concerns if the tool has inadequate protection, loses data, or does not meet corporate or industry regulations or requirements. But people are accustomed to using ... Full article
July 6, 2015(0)
Now the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Affordable Care Act subsidies, healthcare providers and insurers can put the possibility of drastic change out of their minds and focus entirely on improving care while cutting costs. Once news of SCOTUS’ decision broke, stock prices rose for health insurers and providers. But healthcare costs grew 6.5 percent this year ... Full article
June 25, 2015(0)
At a time when many developers decry the need for a data warehouse, startup Snowflake Computing this week revealed general availability for its Elastic Data Warehouse, a solution designed for the cloud. Headed by CEO Bob Muglia, former president of Microsoft’s server and tools business in partnership with ex-Oracle executives, among others, Snowflake’s data warehouse is designed to combine ... Full article
June 23, 2015(0)
As it moves to become a de facto standard for application container formats, Docker released a batch of management tools, support services and a new on-premise registry for container images this week all designed to speed container adoption in production environments. As more enterprises prepare to deploy container technology, Docker executives stressed they are aiming for “continuity along the ... Full article
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