Thursday, July 23, 2015

IBM moves open source business software to the cloud; Google releases enterprise-ready cloud manager

Google releases a cloud manager ready for the enterprise | Silver Peak CEO: We're re-imagining the WAN for a cloud world

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IBM moves open source business software to the cloud
IBM has set up a new code repository that aims to foster collaborative development of enterprise open source software—and it may also drum up interest in its own Bluemix platform services. Read More


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Google releases a cloud manager ready for the enterprise
Now enterprise administrators can catch a bit of the magic that Google seemingly uses to smoothly run large Web scale applications. The company has released a production-ready version its Kubernetes software that manages virtual containers. Read More

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Silver Peak CEO: We're re-imagining the WAN for a cloud world
Silver Peak made its name as a top provider of wide-area network optimization capabilities. But the company has its sights set on a loftier goal today: Completely changing the way you build your entire WAN. Silver Peak is moving rapidly to support so-called software-defined WANs, which make it easier and cheaper to connect branches and end users to cloud applications. (Insider Story) Read More

Cisco quits set-top box market, sells business to Technicolor
lthough Cisco will stop making video customer premises equipment for service providers, it will continue to develop software and cloud services to help telcos deliver IPTV and other video services to their customers. Read More


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An Infrastructure in the Cloud
In many organizations, in fact, "cloud first" has become the mantra when seeking out new software solutions. But often, enterprises are less clear on the specific use cases of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and how providers can help deliver IT capabilities that meet their needs and help them to achieve desired business outcomes. Learn more >>

Nadella: Despite cloud push, on-premises products still matter to Microsoft
Microsoft is pushing hard to get businesses to use its Azure cloud platform, but CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday that the company hasn't given up on its products tailored for companies that still have on-premises data centers. Read More

Startup launches big data-as-a-service
For many enterprises, big data is hard and slow. Procurement and deployment of data infrastructure can be both expensive and difficult to scale at the pace that data volumes can grow. A startup founded by former Netezza executives says that the answer to these data engineering woes is the cloud. Read More

The anti-OpenStack
Bryan Cantrill, CTO of cloud provider Joyent, is excited about being on the technical committee that will help steer the Linux Foundation's newest project: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). But he doesn't want it to be like another popular open source project: OpenStack. Read More


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Microsoft to make enterprise security tools generally available
Microsoft will be making two services generally available as part of the company's push to improve the security of businesses' data. Read More

Google grabs Pixate to improve its apps, and others
Google has acquired Pixate, whose app-prototyping service could help Google make better apps of its own. Pixate provides a suite of tools to help mobile developers design and prototype their apps. Read More

IBM woos cloud developers
IBM is stepping up its efforts to atract cloud developers. Big Blue today announced a three-pronged approach that includes a new collaborative platform to help developers stay on top of open source technologies, the release of 50 tools and services to the open source community and partnerships with 200 academic institutions across 36 countries. Read More

New industry group to bring web-scale tech to the enterprise
Some of the biggest names in IT and online services have banded together to standardize the way applications are run in the cloud. Organized by the Linux Foundation, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation was announced Tuesday and has drawn the support of Cisco, IBM, Intel, VMware, CoreOS, Docker, and Joyent. Read More


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