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Linux, Docker Gain in Public Cloud Deployments

Linux, Docker Gain in Public Cloud Deployments

As the enterprise application stack is fleshed out with micro-services and other emerging tiers, more applications are ...

Oracle Takes Aim at Public Cloud Heavies, Claims 50% Cost Savings

Oracle Takes Aim at Public Cloud Heavies, Claims 50% Cost Savings

In an overt attempt to overtake – or at least enter the arena with – the Big ...

Cloud Confusion: Who Handles Data Security?

Cloud Confusion: Who Handles Data Security?

As enterprise adoption of public cloud services accelerates, confusion persists among cloud providers and customers over responsibility ...

IBM Goes ‘Retro’ For Cloud Data Migration

IBM Goes ‘Retro’ For Cloud Data Migration

The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting ...

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September 20, 2017(0)
As the enterprise application stack is fleshed out with micro-services and other emerging tiers, more applications are running in the cloud as the Linux operating system emerges as a "legitimate option" across leading public cloud platforms, a new report concludes. The survey released earlier this month by Sumo Logic, the cloud-native analytics platform vendor based in Redwood City, Calif., ... Full article
September 19, 2017(0)
As enterprise adoption of public cloud services accelerates, confusion persists among cloud providers and customers over responsibility for data and application security. A vendor survey of 300 IT decision makers released this week confirms that public cloud adoption is growing at a rapid rate as a range of industries look beyond on-premise datacenters to scale storage and computing. It ... Full article
September 18, 2017(0)
The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting new ways to "transport" data that is increasing ending up in the cloud. With an eye on remote users with limited network access, IBM this week literally rolled out a portable data storage device designed to securely migrate as much as 120 ... Full article
September 14, 2017(0)
The enterprise version of Java has landed at an open source consortium a month after Oracle Corp. revealed it would release the programming language to outside software developers. Oracle announced this week it would turn over Java Enterprise Edition to the Eclipse Foundation, a nonprofit corporation formed in 2004 and an outgrowth of a software project originally created by ... Full article
September 12, 2017(0)
Last week Amazon Web Services (AWS) streaming service, AppStream 2.0, introduced a new GPU instance called Graphics Design intended to accelerate graphics. The new instance is based on AMD’s FirePro S7150x2 Server GPUs equipped with AMD Multiuser GPU technology. The AWS move is a win for AMD which has been on a roll of late with the launch of ... Full article
September 12, 2017(0)
Calling it “hyperscale inspired,” Dell EMC today announced a rack scale infrastructure – including compute, storage, networking, power, cooling and open management – aimed at major carriers and service providers, mammoth companies whose IT requirements rank just below those of the major public cloud and web-scale companies (i.e., FANG*). The company said the offering, called DSS 9000 and scalable ... Full article
September 11, 2017(0)
Responding to what it says is growing customer demand for overseeing multiple clouds at scale, managed services specialist Rackspace said it is acquiring cloud rival Datapipe. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Rackspace said Monday (Sept. 11) that it expects the acquisition to close during the fourth quarter of 2017, pending U.S. and overseas regulatory approvals that ... Full article
September 8, 2017(0)
Micro-services specialist Mesosphere is bringing the leading container orchestrator to its datacenter operating system as part of its latest release of its flagship platform. Version 1.10 of the company's DC/OS includes a beta version of Kubernetes, the de facto standard application container orchestrator. Mesosphere said the upgrade would allow datacenter operators to offer application developers Kubernetes for Docker container ... Full article
September 6, 2017(0)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter ending July 31 despite what it described as continued "commodities cost pressures" related to tighter memory supplies for servers. It also announced a cloud acquisition. The hybrid IT specialist also reported unexpected gains in its server business as it "pivots" beyond the datacenter to greener pastures such as HPC ... Full article
September 5, 2017(0)
 Data is the new gold in our digital society, and the loss of it can cause panic or serious consequences. Recently, I saw an article about the Oakland, CA, police department losing 25 percent of its body cam videos due to someone pushing the wrong button and accidentally deleting files during a software upgrade. The Oakland example is about human ... Full article
September 5, 2017(0)
Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications giant, is partnering with Microsoft to bring server, database and other enterprise applications to the Huawei cloud. The companies announced the public cloud partnership during a Huawei event in Shanghai. The deal with China's largest networking company gives Microsoft additional momentum in public cloud market currently dominated by (Amazon Web Services NASDAQ: AMZN). The ... Full article
August 30, 2017(0)
Consolidation in the enterprise storage sector continues with Western Digital Corp.'s acquisition of Tegile Systems, a provider of flash and persistent memory storage in datacenters. The deal announced Tuesday (Aug. 29) is expected to close during the week of Sept. 4. Others terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) currently offers a range of storage ... Full article
August 29, 2017(0)
Pivot3, the hyper-converged infrastructure specialist, and a trio of partners are joining forces to add workload encryption and other capabilities to its software-defined platform for datacenters. The startup based in Austin, Texas, said this week it is collaborating with security specialist HyTrust Inc. to add modular "workload-centric" encryption to its Acuity hyper-converged platform. The partners said the combination of ... Full article
August 25, 2017(0)
A well connected IT services provider formed through the merger of established government contractors is steadily extending its reach from providing cloud services the U.S. military to training the next wave of cyber security specialists. CSRA Inc., Falls Church, Va., was spun off from long-time federal contractor CSC (formerly Computer Science Corp.) in 2015 and began trading on the ... Full article
August 25, 2017(0)
While hardware and cloud environments have made it easier for companies to advance their IoT infrastructures, this has also brought to the forefront a glaring, remaining challenge: connectivity. A survey conducted by IoT vendor Plat.One (acquired last September by SAP) found that, along with protocols, connectivity remains the leading impediment to deploying IoT networks. According to Gartner analyst Ganesh ... Full article
August 23, 2017(0)
We know about the seeming light-speed processing power of FPGAs and the natural fit they pose for data-dense AI workloads. But we also know that FPGAs present usability and programmability problems that flummox IT shops. It's assumed that it would take the resource riches of a FANG (Facebook, Amazon/Azure (Microsoft), Netflix, Google) company to wrestle FPGAs into a practical ... Full article
August 23, 2017(0)
As the server market stalls, processor makers continue to search for greener pastures. Among the most promising is the booming Chinese datacenter market, where processor maker Advanced Micro Devices announced expanded partnerships this week with a trio of hyperscale providers along with Lenovo, which has vowed to cultivate the Asian server market since acquiring IBM's server business in 2014. ... Full article
August 21, 2017(0)
Reflecting growing cyber security threats, global spending on information security products is expected to rise by 7 percent this year, according to a new forecast. Gartner Inc. pegs the global market for information security products and services at $86.4 billion this year, predicting it will rise in parallel with cyber threats to an estimated $93 billion in 2018. Among ... Full article
August 17, 2017(0)
Cloud migrations, big data and mobility are reshaping the datacenter as more servers are linked and bandwidth capacity joins scaling as essential requirements. Those needs are creating opportunities for network gear vendors as datacenters make the jump to bigger IPv6 pipes. Among them is Chinese switch maker H3C Technologies, which is claiming a record for switch performance in recent ... Full article
August 16, 2017(0)
As concerns grow over the slow migration of application container technology beyond backend development, container leader Docker is rolling out the latest release of its enterprise container service for managing Linux and Windows applications. The release adds support for mainframe applications, with all three environments running on hybrid IT infrastructure. Docker asserts that its upgraded container service addresses the ... Full article

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