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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cloud fears fizzle, mission-critical deployments sizzle

Rackspace creates career path for tech execs who don't want to manage people | IBM commits to Apache Spark compute engine

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Cloud fears fizzle, mission-critical deployments sizzle
Not long ago, the prospect of outsourcing mission-critical applications to a cloud service provider made IT managers cringe. Despite promises of agility, scalability, and the elimination of infrastructure management headaches, there were serious concerns about security and regulatory compliance. (Insider Story) Read More

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Efficient Cloud Connectivity Ensures Optimal Cloud Computing
Many enterprises are now migrating their internal data center infrastructure and business applications to the cloud. Private network services are physically separate from the public Internet and they provide guaranteed throughput, availability, and latency. Learn More

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Future Risks: Be Prepared
Cybersecurity is not a numbers game. When it only takes a single breach to inflict serious damage on your business, defending against the majority of attacks isn't enough. Learn More

Rackspace creates career path for tech execs who don't want to manage people
Egle Sigler started at Rackspace as a junior programmer and later moved to a DevOps architect position before advancing to her current role: principal architect of private cloud solutions at Rackspace. Along the way, Sigler was asked about leading a team of developers, but it didn't seem like the right path. 'I wasn't really interested in taking the management route, at least not immediately,' Sigler says. 'While I like working with people, I prefer the technical part.' Read More

IBM commits to Apache Spark compute engine
Big Blue will embed Spark in its platforms and offer it as a service on its IBM Bluemix cloud. It will also an donate its IBM SystemML machine learning technology to the Spark open source ecosystem. Read More

Amazon boosts cloud offerings with souped-up virtual servers
Amazon Web Services has launched new, more powerful general-purpose and data-warehouse virtual servers as it works to stay ahead of the competition by offering users a wider array of cloud-service options. Read More

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Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps: The Ultimate Guide
Download this handy PDF from InfoWorld to learn all the ins and outs of Microsoft Office and Google Apps and decide which option is best for you. Learn More

Aiming for SEC's big data project, Sungard and Google bet on the cloud
To bid for a massive U.S. government contract, Sungard has teamed up with Google to build a prototype cloud system that could store six years' worth of U.S. stock and financial trading data and let regulators and stock traders scrutinize this mountain of information. Read More

Office 365 and Google for Work adoption rates to grow rapidly
Cloud-based platforms such as Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 are far from ubiquitous in today's workplace, but they're seeing rapid adoption, and that trend is going to continue. Read More

Why agile skills are more valuable than certifications
Demand for mission-critical IT projects is increasing as the economy improves, but the supply of resources available to handle those demands isn't keeping pace, according to the recent annual Project and Portfolio Management Landscape survey conducted by Innotas, a cloud portfolio management (PPM) solutions provider. Read More

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The Evolution from Network to Multi-Clouds
David Linthicum, enterprise technology expert, examines the challenges of adopting multiple clouds and striking the right balance between your networks and clouds in Part 1 of this eBook series focused on building a network that empowers digital business. Learn More

Review: CliQr clicks for cloud management
Deploying applications on IaaS clouds such as Amazon can be accomplished much more quickly than buying and configuring physical servers and networking equipment, but it's still a lot of work. (Insider Story) Read More

Migrating to the cloud? Start with a readiness assessment
After careful consideration you've decided it's time to migrate a major on-premise software solution to the cloud. But how do you create and execute a plan to make sure your migration stays on time, on budget, and delivers on your expectations? Effective planning is critical, and it should start with a thorough assessment of your infrastructure by an experienced vendor who understands your specific objectives. Read More

Review: Single sign-on tools offer impressive new capabilities
Since we last looked at single sign-on products in 2012, the field has gotten more crowded and more capable. A number of new vendors have come to ply their wares, and a number of old vendors have been acquired or altered their products. (Insider Story) Read More


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