Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid cloud with Azure-in-a-box

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Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid cloud with Azure-in-a-box
Microsoft Monday doubled down on hybrid clouds by unveiling an on-premises system that syncs up with Azure public cloud services. With its new Cloud Platform System (CPS), Microsoft is attempting to differentiate itself vs. rivals Amazon Web Services and Google. Read More

WEBCAST: CenturyLink

Effective collaboration = exceptional customer engagement
Live on 10/21. IT leaders are constantly required to do more with less, but even as new digital technologies now play the most vital role in engaging customers, many IT groups spend 75% of their resources on legacy application maintenance. Join us to learn how IT organizations can pivot from maintenance to creation and innovation. View now

WHITE PAPER: Alert Logic

State of Cloud Security Report
In a relatively short time, cloud computing, specifically Infrastructure-as a-Service, has shifted from a new but unproven approach to an accepted, even inevitable, model. Driven by flexibility and efficiency, the question facing most organizations is which applications and workloads to move to the cloud and when. Learn More

First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month
The first products from Apple's mobile enterprise partnership with IBM will roll out next month, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said the partnership "could change the way people work." Read More

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake
Microsoft now loves Linux. This was the message from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, standing in front of an image that read "Microsoft [heart symbol] Linux," during a Monday webcast to announce a number of services it had added to its Azure cloud, including the Cloudera Hadoop package and the CoreOS Linux distribution. Read More

Dropbox used for convincing phishing attack
Dropbox's file storage service was used for a tricky phishing attack, although the service was quick to shut down it down, according to Symantec. Read More

WEBCAST: Dell | Symantec

Mobility Debate: Manage the Device or the App?
Managing and securing mobile devices, data, and apps has become an IT imperative. This Webcast highlights the key criteria IT should evaluate before choosing a solution. Learn More.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on the impact of cloud and mobile
Last month, I wrote about what Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst had to say about applications finally overshadowing infrastructure. But the rise of apps is only one of the big changes roiling the IT landscape. Cloud computing has had an equally dramatic effect. Has the cloud already won? Yes… and no. Read More

Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works
Ethernet's future is now about much more than the next top speed: The engineers charting a path for the ubiquitous networking protocol are looking at several new versions to serve a variety of applications. Read More

IBM earnings slump as company shifts to cloud, mobile and analytics
IBM is hitting a rough patch financially as it shifts its strategy from hardware to cloud, mobile and analytics technology. Read More

WEBCAST: Code 42

Enabling Collaboration while Maintaining Data Security
Much to the dismay of IT­—well-meaning knowledge workers are using consumer-grade file sync and share tools, violating security policies and putting mission-critical, corporate data at risk. Learn More

Armed with $100M investment, OpenStack consultant Mirantis eyes an IPO
OpenStack consultancy Mirantis has raised a $100M funding round led by a cadre of venture capital firms and the company's CEO says he hopes to take the company public in 2016. Read More

GlobalFoundries to take over IBM's semiconductor unit in $1.3 billion deal
IBM will sell the semiconductor technologies unit that makes its Power processors to GlobalFoundries, paying the chip manufacturer about US$1.3 billion to take two factories off its hands in a move to save money. Read More

Anonymous sharing app Whisper under a cloud over user location data
Anonymous sharing app Whisper has come under a cloud after a newspaper report charged it with tracking the location of its users, including those who have asked not to be followed. Read More

HP unveils cloud config manager
HP this week unveiled a network virtualization system for large enterprise and cloud providers designed to simplify network configuration. Read More


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