• Lubricating The Wheels Of Technology In Education

     

    VideoMy eldest son starting high school this year has given me a fascinating inside view on technology as it applies to education. I’m of the perfect age to have started my high school education sans computers, but to have ended it with at least the st…

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  • Focus Or Breadth? Broadening OpenStack With Trove And Tesora

     

    The OpenStack initiative has long been the butt of many a barb due to its apparent failure to really live up to its promise. Despite a ton of well-funded startups, the anointment by some mega-vendors and huge market attention, OpenStack is yet to deliv…

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  • SpringCM Gets $18M To Further Push Its “Beyond Box” Message

     

    With all the attention that cloud file sharing vendors Box and Dropbox get, you’d think that every possible use case is covered by their approach towards file sharing, sycnronization and collaboration. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendor SpringC…

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  • Mirantis’ OpenStack Bags Ericsson – But Where Are The Massive OpenStack Deals?

     

    Last week rumors surfaced that OpenStack vendor Mirantis, long one of the major centers of attention (and, it must be said, controversy) in the OpenStack community was being courted by a potential acquirer. Well an acquisition never happened but the co…

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  • They May Have Lost The CIA, But IBM Can Still Pick Up Some Lucrative Cloud Contracts

     

    The big news in terms of customer stories for IBM’s Softlayer cloud over the past year has been the on-again, off-again (and now, seemingly, off forever) battle with AWS over the CIA private cloud contract. Despite much spin, and plenty of litigation, …

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  • Red Hat Deepens Its Container Commitment – Docker Front And Center

     

    Red Hat is today deepening its relationship with, and support of, Docker, the initiative that is taking Linux containers and re-popularizing them for the cloud age. Alongside its support of the initiative, Red Hat is also putting its money where its mouth is – Docker, the commercial entity behind the Docker.io [...]

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  • Twitter Buys Gnip – It’s All About The Data

     

    Twitter announced today that it has acquired Gnip, the Colorado-based startup that has long been one of the primary companies reselling data from the “Twitter firehose”. Essentially the idea is that, while Twitter’s primary focus is providing the infra…

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  • Cloud Buying Behavior In The Post-Snowden Era

     

    Many cloud vendors predicted that Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing about widespread NSA surveillance would fundamentally change the technology landscape in general, and the cloud computing landscape in particular. The theory went that customers, wary o…

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  • Loggly, New Relic And Our Connected Services Future

     

    A recurring theme for me is the fact that modern applications are fundamentally different from those that have come before. Modern applications are distributed, make use of modular elements, face massive variances in terms of load, and tend to be itera…

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  • The Next Chapter In The Cloud Brokerage Story – CME Tech Used To Launch An Exchange

     

    Whenever an item becomes commonplace (some might use the word “commoditized”) we see marketplaces and brokerages rise up to make money from this commoditization. Cloud computing is an area in which brokerages have been long talked about (ever since ven…

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