Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gartner: Why private clouds fail

  Red Hat jabs at VMware's 'one cloud' strategy calling it 'flawed' | IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers

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Gartner: Why private clouds fail
Most businesses believe their private clouds have failed, according to a survey by research firm Gartner. Read More

Making the Case for a Software-Defined Data Center
In this paper, we outline the need for "Software-Driven Control" - the intelligence or "control plane" that can take advantage of new software-defined capabilities. Learn More

Cloud: Delivering Performance in Shared Environments
This whitepaper explores how service providers use VMTurbo to provide consistent performance across all workloads, as well as the three roles a responsible managed service provider (MSP) takes in order to accomplish that directive. Learn More

Red Hat jabs at VMware's 'one cloud' strategy calling it 'flawed'
Red Hat cloud strategy general manager Bryan Che is out with a blog post today that takes some harsh shots at rival VMware. Read More

IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers
IBM is expanding its roster of Watson online services that can be deployed by developers to enhance their apps with analysis and data processing capabilities. Read More


The world of containers doesn't end with Docker
Last year was a good one for Docker, the open-source app containerization startup that helps applications run efficiently in any on-premises or cloud environment, no matter the runtime. (Insider Story) Read More



3 Guiding Principles to Improve Data Security and Compliance
Data security is a moving target—as data grows, more sophisticated threats emerge; the number of regulations increase; and changing economic times make it difficult to secure and protect data. Learn More

Microsoft hopes to make hybrid clouds less scary with more extensive testing
Step by step, Microsoft is working to make its hybrid cloud offerings more attractive. Read More

Key questions to consider when evaluating hybrid cloud
Hybrid cloud is the talk of IT, but to avoid costly, labor-intensive megaprojects you cannot escape, pay particular attention to minimizing implementation and management complexity. Read More

No end in sight to the growth of cloud analytics
  It's no secret that cloud computing and data analytics are both rapidly growing areas of IT. Put them together, and you get a winning combination that's expected to grow by more than 26 percent annually over the next five years. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Solutionary
The MSSP Advantage
Read this Whitepaper that reveals an IDG study that shows how leading edge organizations are turning increasingly to managed security service providers (MSSPs) to keep both hackers and malware at bay. Learn More

ClusterHQ: Bringing the power of containers to enterprise data
It's no small testament to the appeal of container technology that Docker—by far the leading contender in the field—went from under 3 million downloads in June 2014 to 100 million last month. Read More

Privacy groups want investigation of big data acquisitions
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should launch an investigation into the growing consolidation of big data analytics firms and digital marketing companies, a coalition of four privacy groups said Friday. Read More

Microsoft moves Intune to a monthly update schedule
To keep up with the ever-quickening pace of technological innovation, Microsoft has started updating its Intune IT management service on a monthly basis. Read More

Brocade acquires Riverbed ADC to bolster virtual delivery services
SteelApp is a virtual application delivery controller (ADC) for enterprise, cloud, and e-commerce applications. The SteelApp product line controls traffic to and from applications to improve application delivery. Read More



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