Thursday, May 21, 2015

First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure | Should I learn Java? Maybe, maybe not.

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First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet
Windows Server 2016 is both an evolution of the current Windows Server 2012 R2 release and a revolution in the making. If you plan to use Windows Server 2016 in the same way you've used Windows Server all along, you'll be able to pick it up and work with it with very little learning curve. But if you are ready to abandon the old ways and embrace the new world of cloud servers, containers, and microservices, Windows Server 2016 has something new for you. (Insider Story) Read More


IDC ExpertROI SPOTLIGHT: BMC's Cost Analyzing Software
In this IDC ROI case study sponsored by BMC, you'll learn how the world's second-largest reinsurance company, is saving $2.55 million in mainframe MLC costs over four years—and how you can too. Learn More


Modernize Change Management While Minimizing Business Risk
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Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure
Research firm Gartner's annual report card on the public IaaS cloud computing market shows there is one clear leader – Amazon Web Services – and another clear challenger – Microsoft Azure. And then there is everyone else. Read More

Should I learn Java? Maybe, maybe not.
I often receive questions from readers asking if they should learn a specific technology, such as Java, PL-SQL, HTML, JavaScript and/or other base technology. On a similar vein, I also receive questions asking if they should learn specific application software, such as the Oracle financials, or about major megatrends, such as big data or cloud computing. Read More

Status check on OpenStack: The open source cloud has arrived
Piston Cloud Computing was one of the darlings of the OpenStack movement. A founding father of the cloud computing project, it produced one of the first private cloud products based on the open source code. Read More

WEBCAST: Rimini Street

Navigating Operating Costs and Roadmap Uncertainties for SAP
Listen to this discussion about new innovation and updates in core ERP lag as SAP focuses all its attention on a long-term, high-risk "re-platform" strategy with its newly announced S/4HANA suite. Learn More

Amazon adds groceries, meals to one-hour Prime Now delivery service has expanded its Prime Now one-hour deliveries to include groceries, meals and baked goods from local stores in New York, in a move that will soon be extended to other cities. Read More

How the cloud helps fight cancer
The man with stage 4 bladder cancer thought he'd run out of options. He had tried multiple treatments to fight the cancer, which had spread throughout his body. Every treatment was unsuccessful. Hope dwindled. (Insider Story) Read More

Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets
Early this year, Dropbox released its cloud storage service on Windows phones and tablets, and on Tuesday the company followed up with a universal app that fleshes out the features for both types of devices. Read More

WEBCAST: Coresite

Achieving True Scalability in the Cloud
Join CoreSite and industry strategist Andrew Schroepfer in this on-demand webinar to learn how your organization can effectively map applications to the right IT infrastructure. Learn More

Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite
Egnyte has been vying with the likes of Dropbox and Box for some time already in the cloud-storage arena, but on Tuesday it jumped on board the 'mobile-first' train with a newly revamped version of its enterprise-focused app suite that's aimed squarely at mobile business users. Read More

AWS upgrades highlight growing focus on cloud management
Amazon Web Services is hoping better management tools will convince enterprises to move more applications to the cloud, but getting their internal management processes right is even more important than anything the vendor can offer. Read More

Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs
Got a cloud computing job that doesn't need to be completed right away? Google says it has a deal for you. Read More


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