Infrastructure

Cloud, millennials and Generation Z: The mobile imperative

In the eight years since the release of the  iPhone  we have witnessed amazing changes in society, a telecommunications revolution. Mobile computing has taken over around the world—and it did so with advancements in cloud technology and security. A friend returning from helping earthquake survivors in Nepal told me that mobile technology is everywhere— children […]

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Blue Box founder Proudman talks OSCON, OpenStack, IBM future

When IBM announced in June that it had acquired Seattle-based Blue Box, which offers private clouds as a service via OpenStack, analysts and IT experts called it a step forward for IBM’s hybrid cloud capabilities. Now more than a month into the relationship—and with OSCON fast approaching—we wanted to get a better idea of where Blue […]

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OpenStack: The myth of the middle

The middle is where self-declared reasonable minds gather to split the difference between seemingly irresolvable extremes. And so it is with OpenStack. Back in the wild-West days of Diablo and Essex, agile app dev ardents attracted by the open alternative of OpenStack had two choices: build it yourself (DIY), or sign up with Rackspace. Polar […]

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IBM and Box link up to integrate enterprise cloud offerings

It’s a match made in cloud. IBM and Box have announced a partnership that’s already been labeled “huge,” “wide-ranging,” and “major.” Box will fold IBM Watson analytics and security into its current capabilities, and allow users to store their data on the IBM Cloud. IBM, meanwhile, will incorporate Box into its email and enterprise applications, […]

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Node.js embarks on open governance journey

I can’t say it enough: Open governance matters. The move to open across cloud, mobile, data and analytics  is real, and it’s very important to customers and developers alike. Just in case you thought I was the only one saying this, check out the Node.js community announcement. Node.js is officially open. The announcement is pretty straightforward. […]

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Blue Box founder Jesse Proudman: Joining IBM was ‘best move’

Blue Box is now part of Big Blue. IBM today announced that it has reached a deal to acquire innovative cloud company Blue Box. The Seattle-based startup helps its clients tap into its OpenStack-powered hosted private cloud service, which promises to fit with IBM’s ongoing emphasis on open cloud technologies like OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. […]

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5 key takeaways from OpenStack Summit 2015

More than 6,000 cloud enthusiasts, developers, administrators, architects and IT pros descended on Vancouver last week for the semi-annual OpenStack 2015 summit. First, congratulations to the OpenStack team. OpenStack Kilo, the 11th release of the open source software for building public, private, and hybrid clouds, has nearly 400 new capabilities to support software development, big […]

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Open technology in 2015: The anti-venom to a dead-end cloud

Open technology’s momentum across cloud, mobile and big data has accelerated beyond our wildest dreams. Just when it feels like we’ve seen it all, along comes another year like 2015, where open technology innovation and adoption are growing like wildfire. If you tuned out briefly or even blinked, you might have missed one of this […]

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Open doors with an open cloud approach

Most enterprises know that a single approach to cloud adoption, whether public or private, will not optimize business results. Adopting hybrid cloud, connecting one or more clouds to traditional systems or one or more clouds to other clouds, is a realistic and achievable strategy.  While a hybrid cloud strategy sounds complicated at first, it offers […]

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The OpenStack Summit – MAY 18-22, 2015 VANCOUVER

The OpenStack Summit is a five-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software. It’s a great place to get started with OpenStack. Over the week of May 18 to May 22, two events happen together: The OpenStack Conference (Monday – Thursday) This is a great place for attendees of all levels to […]

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21st century alchemy: Spinning clouds and weaving magic

Entrepreneurs have been around since the dawn of time. They are the engineers of innovation in each and every epoch. Contrary to popular belief, the modern concept of an entrepreneur is essentially European, derived from the French entreprendre (to undertake) in the late nineteenth century. Turing – the entrepreneur It won’t surprise you to learn […]

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10 ways DevOps can help you automate in the cloud

As cloud adoption and born-on-cloud applications are on the rise, we need to change and accelerate the way we develop, test and manage software, and move toward software-defined infrastructure.

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