Tag Archives: Clouds

Rackspace, OpenStack and the Multiplicity of Clouds

While some wish to view OpenStack as a failure, the open source initiative serves a purpose and is a fit for a growing number of organizations. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IDG Contributor Network: Open clouds – Let freedom ring!

Open clouds build upon all three of the open software models – open standards, open source, and open core – described in our last blog, “What does ‘open’ mean to IT in the cloud era?” Beyond the benefits of open … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Cloud vs. clouds: A CIO’s conundrum

There was a tear in the fabric of the cloud universe on February 28, 2017 when Amazon Web Services had a significant outage. It highlighted what some described as a “critical lack of redundancy across the internet.” The outage was a … Continue reading

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Users’ orders: Make it easier to build hybrid clouds

A funny thing happened on the way to the hybrid cloud: Building the infrastructure was a pain in the neck. That’s what enterprise IT people in the Open Networking User Group have discovered. Last year, public cloud providers persuaded C-level … Continue reading

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Cisco pits modular storage servers against public clouds

Cisco Systems is finding its way into storage through its successful server business. On Tuesday, it’s introducing modular systems that can be deployed with many different combinations of computing and storage capacity. Though it’s not Cisco’s first foray into storage, … Continue reading

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PowerShell for Linux makes it easier to mix clients, servers and clouds

Microsoft’s key, .NET-based scripting and management framework is now open source and available for Linux (initially Ubuntu, RedHat and CentOS) and Mac OS, and both cloud and traditional infrastructure companies are stepping up to support it. Open source, Linux and … Continue reading

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AWS, Microsoft, Google, and IBM: 2 clouds won’t survive

Four firms control the cloud infrastructure market: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, IBM, and Google, according to a survey by market researcher Synergy. AWS held a 31 percent share in the second quarter, followed by Microsoft with 11 percent, IBM with … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Kubernetes becomes more scalable, gets support for hybrid clouds

Earlier this week, Google released version 1.3 of Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration software. The release brings support for deploying services across “multiple clouds (including on-prem), support for multiple node types, integrated support for stateful services (such as key-value … Continue reading

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Apache Libcloud provides single Python API for all clouds

The Apache Software Foundation has released the first full 1.0 release of Libcloud, a Python library designed to provide a common set of abstractions for working with services on over 30 different cloud providers — including container services and backup-as-a-service. The … Continue reading

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To work right, IoT has to move to the cloud’s edge

I attended Internet of Things World in Santa Clara, Calif., this week and served as the track chairman for, you guessed it, cloud and IoT. The vibe I got throughout the event was one of confusion: IoT seems to be … Continue reading

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IBM unveils z13s mainframe focused on security and hybrid clouds

IBM has unveiled its new z13s mainframe, which it claims offers encryption at twice the speed as previous mid-range systems, without compromising performance The company, which sold its x86 server business to Lenovo, continues to invest in new designs of … Continue reading

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Hybrid clouds are hot, SDNs and DevOps coming on strong

If you’re a CIO the chances are good your computing environment looks something like this: A hybrid cloud comprising core business software hosted internally but interfacing with software-as-a-service applications that are important but not mission-critical. And you also have public … Continue reading

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How Salesforce.com plans to stay high in the clouds

One of four co-founders, Parker Harris has been a quietly powerful force in the success of Salesforce.com, which has grown to nearly $ 7 billion and earned a top spot in the CRM market since launching in 1999. Harris leads … Continue reading

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Stacking up Open Clouds

Stacking up Open Clouds Finally, files stored on cloud servers or archived to cloud storage services containing sensitive corporate or personal data must be encrypted when not in use. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 supports full disk encryption using LUKS … Continue reading

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